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Remember Playing 'The Floor Is Hot Lava' As A Kid? It's Now A Video Game

When there’s nothing on TV, and it’s raining outside, and you’re bored of your toys, every kid always has one reliable way to entertain themselves: Pretend the floor is lava and do anything you can to cross a room without stepping on it. It used to require a healthy imagination, until someone turned the idea into a video game.


Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be The Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I've Ever Seen

8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing this gorgeous wooden retro desktop arcade on its Facebook page, and at the Gamescom convention currently underway in Cologne, Germany.


Why Settle For 30 Games When This Tiny Aluminium NES Clone Plays All Of Them

Despite a $US500 ($655)+ price tag, the Analogue Nt, a gorgeous NES clone made from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminium, has been continuously selling out since it was first released back in 2014. If you keep missing out, you can always grab one off eBay for $5000, or wait until January when a smaller, cheaper, improved version will go on sale.


Pac-Man Bomber Jacket Will Remind People of All Those Ghost Battles You Fought

They might not be remembered in 75 years the same way the battles of World War II were, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be proud of all the times you fought those menacing ghosts while playing Pac-Man as a kid. Now, you can commemorate your valiant deeds with this on this bomber jacket from Blues Heroes.


A Designer Imagined How Awful Instagram Would Have Been On Windows 95

Instagram, one of the internet’s most popular ways to brag about what food was just placed in front of you, might not have become as popular as it is today if were it introduced back when Windows 95 was the operating system of choice. As designer Misha Petrick reveals, it would have been a hot mess 20 years ago.


Classic '80s Toy Robots Breakdancing Is A Fun Nostalgia Trip

Video: YouTuber BreaksBricks has created a delightful stop-motion LEGO animation featuring a couple of retro ’80s toy robots having a break-dancing competition — which eventually gets a little over-competitive.


No One Is Going To Use This VW Kombi Bed For Sleeping

Lots of kids dream about drifting off to sleep in a racecar bed every night, but as you get older, privacy and relaxation are much higher priorities. It doesn’t mean you have to eventually switch to a boring four-poster, though — not when a Portugal-based company called Circu makes a bed that lets you sleep in a kombi every night.


Building A Windows 98 Gaming PC In 2016 Is A Pain In The Arse

Video: 1998 was such a good year for PC gaming. Half-Life, Grim Fandango, Baldur’s Gate, Star Craft, Rogue Squadron and many, many more. Dang. Those looking to relive the glory days could easily run most of these games through a virtual machine, but YouTuber nine took it a step (or several) further and built a period-accurate 1998 gaming rig.


LEGO's Second Attempt At A Classic '60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for $149.99, LEGO’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ’60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic bulging fenders.


The Case That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy Was Shown Working At E3

The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools’ joke over a year ago, Hyperkin’s Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.


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