Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/05/15 8:40pm 5/05/15 8:40pm

There's a Modern TV Hidden Inside This Classic 1950s Philco Predicta

There’s nothing quite as retro-futuristic as the Philco Predicta television from the late 1950s. That bubbly, detached picture tube. The metal frame. It’s gorgeous. Unfortunately, the iconic TV set is also notoriously unreliable—and what good is a broken Predicta TV? Well, it turns out it makes a pretty bitchin’… » 3/30/15 7:40pm 3/30/15 7:40pm

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that… » 1/27/15 7:00pm 1/27/15 7:00pm

Bud Light Built a Human-Sized Pac-Man Maze For Its Super Bowl Ad

Say what you will about the actual beer, but Bud Light has made some pretty memorable Super Bowl commercials over the years. And for this year's big game they've made every child of the '80s' dream come true by building a human-sized version of Pac-Man that even has challengers battling giant glowing ghosts while… » 1/23/15 9:04am 1/23/15 9:04am

This Fake Famicom Controller Does Everything But Play Video Games

Despite their games being incredibly outdated by today's standards, anyone who grew up in the '80s has a perpetual soft spot for their first video game console, which, depending on where you're from, is either Nintendo's NES or Famicom. So while this card-reading portable charger from Datel isn't particularly… » 1/13/15 12:06pm 1/13/15 12:06pm

An Incredible High-res Gallery Of All the Original Star Wars Toys

As a global phenomenon, Star Wars is as much about the toys as it is about the movies themselves. It was the first film franchise to really capitalize on its merchandising potential, and over on The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker you'll find an amazing high-res collection of all the original product shots from Kenner's… » 12/29/14 10:41am 12/29/14 10:41am

This Retro Watch Has a Simple Solution to Battery Life For Wearables

The miniaturization of technology has hit a bit of a wall as of late, thanks to the limitations of batteries. Smartwatches could easily be packed with even more functionality, but who wants to have to charge it multiple times a day? John De Cristofaro's retro-looking ChronodeVFD watch has the solution with swappable… » 10/27/14 10:32am 10/27/14 10:32am

Wrap Your Walls In a Glorious Tribute To Classic Cartridge Gaming

Nintendo has stuck with plastic cartridges for its portable gaming machines, but every other console you can buy today left them behind years ago. Which is too bad, because there was a certain charm to swapping those old seemingly indestructible game carts. And if you're feeling nostalgic for them, you can now deck… » 9/29/14 5:00pm 9/29/14 5:00pm

These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there's always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you'll have to learn to live with things you don't. Take these headphones, for example. For just $20 they probably don't sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game… » 9/25/14 11:55am 9/25/14 11:55am

Panasonic Goes Old School With Its Cassette-Shaped Voice Recorder

Panasonic is clearly targeting a certain demographic, or at least a specific age group, with its latest voice recorder. Because anyone who grew up before the age of MP3s, or even compact discs, will spot the RR-S30's uncanny resemblance to an audio cassette tape. To anyone younger, it will simply look like something… » 9/23/14 9:15am 9/23/14 9:15am

How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV. » 8/26/14 4:58pm 8/26/14 4:58pm

I would gladly pay real money for this fake retro Kill Bill game

I'm ready to pay my $2.99 for this Kill Bill game, which looks like a Kung-Fu Master/Shinobi hybrid. Heck, I would pay $2.99 for Volume 1 and $2.99 for Volume 2. Too bad we can't: It's just one of those videos for imaginary 8-bit retro arcade games by those cockteases at Cinefix. Bastards. Watch, want, and welp. » 6/24/14 11:56pm 6/24/14 11:56pm