Robot Masters Custom Light-Up NES
Console customizers Platinumfungi and Custom NES Guy whipped up this ballin’ backlit NES to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mega Man. It features a sexy blue color scheme with Mega Man’s adorable 8-bit mug on the controllers and lid (and those blue buttons tho!), but the standout feature is the display of robot masters - and they light up!
(via Capcom Unity)
Weekend To Do List
- READ: 5 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Ancient Civilizations
- PLAY: Game of Thrones: The 8-Bit Game. Actually, it’s 16-bit, but who’s counting?
- WATCH: Street Trash. Weird stuff, man. Weird stuff.
- DRINK: Columbia Liber-Tea - Bioshock Infinite mocktail.
But what about YOU guys? Reading, watching, playing, eating, drinking, or listening to anything awesome that you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments!
This ENOOOOORMOUS mural by pixel graffiti artist ANO features the artist’s stylish rendition of Donkey Kong and proudly shares a few with the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. You can check out our past posts about ANO’s street art here.
Man’s Best Friend - Video Game Pets In real World Photos
Because cheesy stock photos of people with perfect lives could always use more 8-bit dogs from retro video games. This was done by Glauber Tanaka who has more real world mashups including everything from the Simpsons to Donkey Kong over on his Behance page.
In celebration of Chinese Ghost Month (August 7 - September 4 this year), ANO created this mural featuring Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers in his signature pixelicious style complete with a ghostly image of the artist standing in front of his work.
This Digital RPG Puts You In The Role of Players Playing a Tabletop RPG
Knights of Pen &Paper +1 Edition might actually be the most meta game ever created. You play as a regular group of people playing a D&D-esque pen and paper RPG - you even get to play as the Game Master and design the actual encounters!
This new +1 Edition is an update of the mobile version with brand new features such as a tavern, more dungeon locations, and a plethora of new unhealthy snacks for the in-game players. The game drops for PC and Mac on June 18th. Pre-orders are open at buy.knightsofpenandpaper.com, but if you can’t wait until then you should totally download the mobile version, and then get the +1 Edition.
This crazy Super Mario Bros. 8-bit street art was added to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool by Starman Super. It transforms electrical boxes into question mark blocks and other familiar objects from Mushroom Kingdom. Neat!
Check it: The Daily Graffiti Archives
This Video Game Store’s Sign Is A Giant Neon Nintendo Cartridge!
Coolest light-up storefront sign ever? We think so. This sign can be seen atop 8BIT Video Games, a retro video game shop in Shillington, Pennsylvania specializing in classic games for NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and more. Their official grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday March, 16, at noon.
Unlike more tradition (i.e. corporate) video game retailers, this store is owned and operated by actual fans.
We actually did a video interview back in the day with one of the owners, Paul, back in the day when he ran a little shop called Level Up Games and let us host our own Pokémon Fight Club.
Terrible video production quality and oldschool aspect ratio FTW!!!
He’s essentially a gamer who amassed such a huge collection that he just eventually decided to turn it into a store. Living the dream!!!
If you live in the Reading/Shillington/Wyomissing area or feel like making the hour-long trek from Philly, you’ll definitely want to check this place out!