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A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With An Old Nokia Mobile Phone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today’s standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own Game & Watch with improved electronics so it could be loaded with multiple games.


Nintendo Games Officially Coming To PC, Mobile

The long-awaited move has finally been made — Nintendo will be bringing its games to mobile devices, and other “smart” devices, perhaps as early as September.



Retrograde Your Kitchen With 8-Bit NES Cart Cutting Boards

If you dropped a little coin on some extra-fancy kitchen counter tops, the last thing you want to do is hack them to pieces with a knife while cutting meats and veggies. But who wants a boring old slab of timber to cut on when Etsy seller CuttingBoredom will make you a beautiful walnut, maple, cherry, or mahogany cutting board shaped like a classic NES (wink) cart?


It's Dangerous To Go Without Caffeine! Take This

Briefly: This wonderful coffee mug, available over on Human, is the perfect way to show your love of the Legend of Zelda games without hitting your co-workers over the head with your obsession. The $US19 mug is wrapped in a cartoony collage of items and treasures found in the games, and if coffee isn’t what you use to replenish your own hearts mid-afternoon, you can of course fill it with any potion of your choosing. [Look Human via GoNintendo]


Gigantic Super Mario Warp Pipe Pens Are Obscenely But Great

Briefly: Giant ballpoint pens are a staple of most tourist trap gift shops, and rarely worth more than a fleeting glance. But paint one of those pens green like the warp pipes in the Super Mario games and put a tiny Mario and Luigi inside? Suddenly you’ve got a must-have $US20 collectible that even comes with a matching brick block penholder. Now where’s my gigantic pocket protector?


An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn’t stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company’s remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to the transforming wheels which rotate flat to put the vehicle into its hover mode.


Forget Zelda, This 20-Inch Link Figure Is Worthy Of An Epic Hyrule Quest

It turns out the re-release of Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t the biggest Legend of Zelda news this weekend because JAKKS Pacific has given Toyland an exclusive first look at the latest addition to its Big Figures Line: a 20-inch Link that’s so detailed you can even see the texture of the fabric on his tunic. Who cares about Zelda or the Triforce when this is up for grabs?


Game Boy Pokemon Mugs, Because Caffeine Is Your Real Champion

When your opponent is a long day filled with meetings and paperwork instead of a skilled Pokemon trainer, Pikachu, Charmander and Squirtle won’t be much help. The real fighter you need in your corner is caffeine, delivered via this wonderful Game Boy-themed mug that’s perpetually playing Pokemon.


I Used The New 3DS On A Train And Didn't Want To Throw Up

Years ago, I mastered the art of playing Nintendo 3DS — finding and holding my head in the perfect position to peer through the console’s 3D parallax barrier display and drink in its stereoscopic worlds. I’m so proud of this skill that I even use it to inflate my ego: yes, I am the best at looking at screens. Yesterday, that ego was destroyed. I used Nintendo’s New 3DS XL to play Super Smash Bros. on a train ride so nauseatingly bumpy that my talents were useless. And it worked perfectly anyhow.