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What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

8-bit graphics is a far cry from today’s HD and UHD resolution, but it has its allure. For a Shanghai-base “slightly bearded Aussie,” this allure turns into curiosity; curiosity of how a Formula 1 race would look like if they are in 8-bit. To answer this question, Tim Binnion, AKA the slightly bearded Australian, armed himself with a Nintendo Game Boy outfitted with a 0.016 megapixel cartridge-based peripheral from 1998, a $10 smartphone zoom lens and a 3D printed lens mount, and proceed to capture some rather awesome images at the Chinese GP last month. Continue reading What Happens When You Photograph F1 With A Game Boy Camera

ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

Last August, we were enamored by ColorWare’s Joy-Cons Classic, the Joy-Con controllers for Nintendo Switch that has been customized with to look like the classic NES console. All 25 sets were swiftly snapped up and if you missed it, fret not, cos’ ColorWare has brought it back. Well, kind of… The Joy-Cons 8-bit, as it is called, is not quite the Joy-Cons Classic. It is close enough though, sporting a Nintendo gray and black design with hints of red on the ABXY buttons. Continue reading ColorWare Adds A Nostalgic Feel To Joy-Cons And Pro Controller

Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

In this smartphone age, there is hardly the need for a clock. Personally, I don’t even wear anything on the wrist if not for the fitness tracker I am committed to use to track my lazy ass. But somewhere, somehow, somebody managed to come out with certain clocks that make certain people unable to say no to a clock. The Game Boy Alarm Clock is just one of those clocks and its target market? Consumers like me who grew up with Game Boy and to a larger extend, Nintendo. At this point, we probably don’t see the need to even tell you what it is. Continue reading Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

Someone Turned A GameCube Into A Dock For Nintendo Switch

Oh, look, someone had made two much loved Nintendo come together as one. Meet the GameCube Dock for Nintendo Switch, a lovely hack/mod executed beautifully by YouTuber Rated-e Mods, AKA Dorison Hugo. In a video posted four days ago, Rated-e Mods, with the help of a smooth voice over that sounds those you will heard in an infomercial program, show you how it is done. The video is fairly long running over 18 minutes and so, you can expect a lot of details which I will not be regurgitating here. It just makes no sense. I am no pro. Rated-e Mod is. Continue reading Someone Turned A GameCube Into A Dock For Nintendo Switch

Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day

Google Maps is as useful as it is and therefore, I see no real purpose in sprucing it up with Easter egg, but that does not stop Google from trying to make using Maps fun and the latest ‘thing’ that will make using the Maps fun (at least fans of Super Mario Bros. will be, I think) is the inclusion of the mustachioed plumber and his trusty Kart on the Maps. To mark Mario’s apparent special day, which happens to be on March 10 (that’s MAR10, btw), the team over at Google Maps collaborates with Nintendo to let the world famous plumber and his Kart lead you to your destination. Continue reading Google Puts Mario On Google Maps For A Week To Mark Mario Day

Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard

Nintendo has announced an interesting product that will make the Nintendo Switch console more interesting. Well, not that it needed any, judging from the sales it has been getting thus far. Anywho, with the Nintendo Labo, it may pique non-adopters to pick a set. I know, I am suitably intrigued. So, why the heck is Nintendo Labo? Official words are, Nintendo Labo “combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations.” What that means is, Nintendo wants you to use cardboard to put together gaming peripherals to expand your further the fun of the switch. Continue reading Nintendo Labo Is A Series Of Switch Peripherals Made Of Cardboard

WD Collab With Nintendo For Licensed microSDXC For Nintendo Switch

You can use any microSDXC to bump up your Nintendo Switch’s storage capacity, but for connoisseurs, you probably want a Nintendo branded, or at least cobranded, external storage card for, you know, completeness sake. If so, you might be interested in the Nintendo x Western Digital SanDisk microSDXC for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo and Western Digital has come together to announce a global partnership to produce Nintendo-licensed memory cards specifically for use with Nintendo Switch video game console. Available in 64 and 128 GB capacities, these microSDXC cards will feature both Nintendo Switch and SanDisk branding (and that’s about it, really). Continue reading WD Collab With Nintendo For Licensed microSDXC For Nintendo Switch

Super Geek Is When Your keyholder Rack Is A NES Game Console Like This

Look at the keychains you own and how you hang them up. Now, you can’t call yourself a true-blue geek if they are not remotely geek-related. If you are in this predicament, not all hopes are lost. The Keytendo Nintendo-inspired Video Game Console Keyholder Rack may just be the thing that will solve your identify crisis. It screams geek in every way, even if you are not a huge Nintendo fan and because it looks like a classic NES stuck to the wall, it is a badge honor certifying you are a big time geek. Not just any geek, but nostalgic geek. Continue reading Super Geek Is When Your keyholder Rack Is A NES Game Console Like This

ColorWare ‘NES’ Joy Con, Colored Switch And Wolfenstein Consoles

Maybe I am not all into all things colored, but when the maestro of coloring gadgets posted a tweet of a Formula Red and Steel version of Nintendo’s latest game console, Switch, I am immediately sold. Indeed, as far as images go, steel color and red does look decidedly cool. No. In fact, it is beyond cool. It is ridiculously stylish, but of course, red and steel combo may not be everyone’s cuppa and that’s really not a problem if you just want to get away from the predominantly black unit. I mean, it is ColorWare that we are talking about and therefore, myriad of color options is at your disposal if you are willing to drop the right amount of money for it. Continue reading ColorWare ‘NES’ Joy Con, Colored Switch And Wolfenstein Consoles

Nintendo To Sell Super Nintendo Classic Edition This September For $80

On one hand, Nintendo is trying its best to snag a bigger piece of the video game console pie from the two giants and on the other, it has been rebooting its classic video game console in miniature proportion to please nostalgic gamers and it must been something of a success because it this other Japanese video game console maker has announced yet another, this time it is the Super Nintendo getting the miniature treatment. Called the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, this rebooted retro video game console will come with 21 classic 16-bit titles, including never before released Star Fox 2, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Continue reading Nintendo To Sell Super Nintendo Classic Edition This September For $80