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Turn Your New 3DS Into A Retro Game & Watch With This Faceplate

If you follow the New Nintendo 3DS’ family tree back far enough, you’ll eventually end up at a primitive black and white handheld device called the Game & Watch that you can now pay homage to with a functional 3DS faceplate from Columbus Circle.


Cover Everything In Your Home With These Retro Video Game Wallpapers

Despite being called wallpaper, there’s no reason you can’t use these lovely retro video game wraps to cover every last inch of space in your home. In addition to walls, they’d look just as fetching on your floors, ceilings, and even as a stylish alternative to aluminium siding outside.


This 1990s Guide To Using The Web Is Delightful

Once upon a time you didn’t just use the internet, you were a “nethead” who “surfed the web” and “sailed data streams.” This is how we talked about the internet.


New Balance Teams Up With G.I. Joe And Cobra For Some Slick Sneakers

It seems that Cobra’s latest plan to take over the world involves bankrupting those with a soft-spot for nostalgia with a couple pairs of ’80s toy-themed kicks from New Balance and BAIT.


Cool Stop-Motion Music Video Uses Cassette Tapes To Recreate Old Games

The music video for Opiuo’s song Quack Fat uses 240 audio cassettes, 1700m of video tape, 108 floppy discs and one Walkman to make an awesome stop motion animation that brings back memories of nostalgic technology and old video games like Space Invaders and Pong. The song is fun and catchy too.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer In 16-Bit Video Game Style Is Fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed.


This Is What Tinder Would Have Looked Like In The 1980s

Swipe left? What do you mean “swipe”? How’s about pressing the left arrow key to painstakingly move a pixelated image of a man with a jean jacket to the recycling bin! Then just wait, wait, wait, and try again. Everyone’s dream partner is out there somewhere, and if no one calls the landline, maybe just maybe you’ll find them!


There's A Modern TV Hidden Inside This Classic 1950s Philco Predicta

There’s nothing quite as retro-futuristic as the Philco Predicta television from the late 1950s. That bubbly, detached picture tube. The metal frame. It’s gorgeous. Unfortunately, the iconic TV set is also notoriously unreliable — and what good is a broken Predicta TV? Well, it turns out it makes a pretty bitchin’ monitor frame.


How Do 'Futuristic' Concept Cars From The '70s And '80s Hold Up Today?

I’m sure we’ll look back in 20 years at the designs of today’s most advanced vehicles and have a chuckle at how strange they are. Or maybe not. Just because we consider something “retro” doesn’t mean it’s suddenly terrible a few decades later and this is very much the case with some concept cars of the 1970s and ’80s.


You'll Waste Hours Watching The Time Tick By On This Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays — at least in devices where function follows form. So it’s no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that people won’t be staring at just to read the time.


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