Video games such as Super Mario Bros. and Tetris included some of the most catchy background music ever put on a cartridge. But would you recognise those same classic video game themes played backwards? An artist created an album featuring four memorable game themes performed in reverse, and we can't stop listening to them.
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Building a computer processor from scratch isn't for the faint of heart, but for those with the knowledge and willpower it can be incredibly fun and educational. Keen to have a crack themselves, Eric Schlaepfer and Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories spent two years making a large scale (and prettier) version of the humble MOS 6502 microprocessor.
Video: Looking back at older versions of software makes you wonder how we even managed to use them years ago. Dusty iterations of programs like Word, Excel and even Photoshop were crude as hell by today's standards. But what if Snapchat — Mark Zuckerberg's favourite ephemeral app — had existed on desktop computers in the '90s? It probably would have been simpler to use, actually.
If you're looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we've seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
Aside from the pointlessly short controller cables, the only other complaint we have with Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is that it only comes with 30 classic games. There are so many classic consoles and retro titles to choose from, which is why the RetroEngine Sigma might be a better alternative since it promises to emulate over 28 different classic gaming machines.
If you feel there's something missing in the entryway of your McMansion with its towering ceiling, the world's largest arcade cabinet might be exactly what you're looking for. But if it ends up seeming out of place, that's too bad, because at 4.39m tall there are few other rooms in your house in which this monstrosity will fit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.