ThinkGeek has a new controller for iOS fans, one that wants you to take your fingers off the screen and play classic games the way they were meant to be played when games were measured in bits: with a controller. The iCade 8-Bitty looks like an NES controller and plays like its successor, the controller for the SNES.
Is there anything more awesome than a gamer channeling his inner geek to create nerdtastic 8-bit music from old game consoles? This guy by the name of cTrix hooked an Atari 2600 up to some chip tunes and EQ pedals and created the gAtari — the Atari guitar.
Back before there were 200-megapixel cameras and HD video recording in smartphones, there was the Game Boy Camera, a cartridge with an eyeball shaped camera attached to it. When it was released in 1998, it could only shoot still pics, but with a little modding, "kraettz" was able to hack the cam to shoot video in 8-bit glory!
Do you long for a simpler time, when state of the art video gaming meant Legend Of Zelda played on the original Nintendo NES? Well it looks like the blocky style of 1980s 8-bit computer graphics is suddenly chic again, if Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga's latest fall collection is anything to go by.
Video games aren't as simple as they used to be. Now, you got to hop all over your living room playing Wii Sports clones or "enjoy" getting shot in the head repeatedly in Call of Duty. Once upon a time, things were different. The graphics were limited and the sound was all blippy-sounding. With Pac-Man and Super Mario both celebrating their 30th and 25th birthdays since their original debuts, respectively, DVICE decided to pay a tribute to all that was and still is great about 8-bit gaming with 10 of the best gifts for those who just love what 8-bit represents in style and form.