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Make Room In Your Shoe Closet Because Vans Has Teamed Up With Nintendo

Adding to a long list of pop culture collaborations, which has yielded fare like Star Wars– and Disney-themed kicks, Vans is now working with Nintendo on a new line of branded sneakers featuring characters and power-ups from classic 8-bit NES games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and even Duck Hunt.

This Hero Built A VR Version Of Duck Hunt

Joseph Delgado is my new hero. The 21-year-old computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, took his Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and morphed the 8-bit NES classic into a virtual reality adventure. It looks super fun.

How the Video Game Was Born

This year, the video game turns 40. Let’s call it an occasion to spend a few more hours in front of our TVs, the place where it all started.

Why Lightguns Are Restricted By Most Hunting Permits

And with a bit of luck and a lot of practiced skill, the stoic hunter feeds his family for another day. Now commemorate the plebeian triumph with this $US19 shirt. [uneetee via Fashionably Geek]

Electronic Games 1979: Addictive, Exciting, Primitive As Hell

After the first Pong cabinet was placed in Andy Capp’s Cavern in 1972, video games exploded, reaching their full stride by the late ’70s. Here are some of the notable games/systems you played (or would have played) back then:

Duck Huntin' Shirt Protects Your Butt From Embarrassing, Painless Accident

Look, I’m for the right to bear arms as much as the next guy—I just don’t like ducks.

ST-2 Indoor Shooting Simulator Is Duck Hunt on Steroids

For the ultimate game of Duck Hunt, Marksman Training Systems is offering the ST-2 shooting simulator–the first on the market for shotgun and rifle shooting. Co-developed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the simulator is so accurate that its used by Russian and Slovakian national clay shooting teams as a way to practice before the Olympics.

DIY Duck Hunt Lamp Still Has That Blasted Laughing Dog

When I look at the classic Nintendo Zapper I think of my younger days as a screaming, hot-headed 8-bit gamer, but not Fluffypants. No siree. The enterprising DIY lamp artist looked at the orange and grey plastic and saw a lamp. A few hours and one fabricated cardboard NES cartridge stand later, that laughing dog was back in action, ready to haunt my dreams once again. If this model played the level intro music I’d be tempted to break out the glue gun, but for now I’ll just marvel at its brilliance from afar. [Craftster via Boing Boing Gadgets]

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