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NES console has world’s largest video game controller record

01/20/2012, The humble NES, a device that ensured kids preferred staying indoors rather than to play in the real world outdoors since the 1980s, certainly deserves a place in video game pantheon. Well, there is another feather to add to its cap which is already...

Zelda NES case mod features a light-up Link [Updated]

01/20/2012, There have been case mods done in the past, although if you’re a Zelda fan you might get a kick out of this. This Legend of Zelda case mode for the NES was done by Ryan Fitzpatrick with the help of console painter Jayrod2. Based on the photo above of...

NES controller plays iCade games on the iPad

01/17/2012, If you love retro gaming on your iPad, you’ve probably wished for a physical controller to play games with instead using the touchscreen on the tablet. And if you have, what better way to do it than to use some authentic retro controllers like the...

HandyNES offers portable NES goodness

11/28/2011, Some people are just so darn handy with their hands – case in point, Ben Heck with his many creations which have proved to be really, really cool over the years. Well, here is yet another hardware mod that was not created by Ben Heck, but it is...

NES Controller USB Flash Drive

09/07/2011, If you are a geek at heart and grew up with video games from the 8-bit era, then surely the NES is something you cherish during your younger days. Granted, the super pixelated graphics are extremely outdated, but somehow, firing up an old classic or two...

Recycling Entertainment System makes music with old NES controllers

05/04/2011, Nobody likes throwing out old stuff, and with retro being the new cool nowadays, repurposing old gadgets and devices for new features is pretty common. But not every day we encounter a device as funky as this. A hobbyist named Benjamin Gaulon gathered a...

DIY NES in a NES-ted cartridge

04/04/2011, OK, so I couldn’t help myself with the “nested” pun in the title, but it does make plenty of sense (to me, at least). The wonders of miniaturization has brought us to this crossroads, where the old school Nintendo Entertainment System...

Portable NES Console lets you play Zelda on the go

03/24/2011, If you’re too retro for playing old school games on a modern gaming console like the PSP or your cellphone, this portable NES console mod is just for you. A modder named Doug recently finished creating his own portable NES console, and it looks...

RoboTouch: an NES controller used to play games on an iPad

03/15/2011, Ever seen a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller used to play games on an iPad? Probably not. Well the folks over at ProtoDojo have come up with one of the strangest iPad gaming controllers ever. Called the RoboTouch, it makes use of an NES...

NES turned into a breathalyzer

03/03/2011, An engineer with time on his hands decided to repurpose his Nintendo Entertainment System into a breathalyzer called DrunkenNES. Using a combination of hardware and software, he managed to turn an NES cartridge into a working breathalyzer unit, and he...

Hobbyist creates giant NES guitar controller

02/18/2011, A hobbyist has managed to construct his own “Guitar Hero” controller that resembles a huge NES controller that’s been cut into the guitar shape. Using parts found around the house, wood and the Xbox controller’s rumble pad, he...

Play NES games on your Windows Phone 7 device

01/03/2011, A developer has managed to port a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator over to the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Called SharpNES, the homebrew app only took a couple of hours to bring to the platform, but still requires more work to be...

NES console joystick mod

12/20/2010, Many of us have an old NES lying around, and regardless of whether it still works or not, chances are that you don’t play with it all that often. If your fingers are feeling the need to do some hardware hacking, you could always do what this...

NES Electric Guitar

12/10/2010, So you’ve seen a giant NES controller coffee table yesterday, now how about checking out an NES console that has been modified in such an interesting manner, it has turned into an electric guitar instead. Yes sir, this custom 6-string electric...