Did you think the torrent of Wii peripherals was bad? Think again. Nintendo's love for ridiculous console add-ons harkens back to the early NES days, as evidenced by this brochure for a "Nintendo Knitting Machine" attachment. Here's one add-on that we're happy was canned for its own good.
This absolutely freakin' awesome wooden NES controller table kicks some major ass. I loved it when I thought it was a really well crafted art piece. I swooned though when found out it actually works!
The visuals and graphics of a movie and video game might be what most people judge entertainment on, but it's easy to forget that sound is just as important a factor in creating a masterpiece. YouTuber Omega52 swapped the audio from Battlefield 3 with NES sound effects and man, what a difference it makes.
This is a labor of love story. It's about a guy, an iconic game controller and a world record.
Thinking of a good reason to dust off that old NES and fire up Super Mario Bros. 3? Swap out those NES controllers for Advancer Technologies' USB Biofeedback Game Controller — a batch of electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors that let you play games with your buffness. Finally, something useful for those guns.
Here's the irony of this pretty sweet NES lunchbox: if you're young enough to need a lunchbox, you were definitely born well after the NES became obsolete. But still!
Playing Wii and mind stimulation games like Brain Age aren't the only ways to keep your brain and body from rotting. NES and good ol' Bomberman works great too! Take it from 99-year-old Umeji Narisawa who's been playing Famicom (NES in U.S.) for 26-years to keep her brain sharp.
Back in the day, people used to blow on a game cartridge to "unfreeze" it. Proving that the NES really is the best gaming system for mods, Batsly Adams put one and one together and made an NES breathalyzer — complete with a game that checks for inebriated pals.
This might look like your standard-issue old-school Nintendo, but look closer. It's much, much bigger than that. It's a coffee table that's a lovingly detailed replica of the original NES, and I want one.
For many people who grew up in the 80s, a TV just doesn't seem quite right without an old NES plugged in underneath it. But with new ways to play classic games on newer consoles such as the Wii's Virtual...