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Nintendo-Style Mouse

By combining a Nintendo controller and a Logitech mouse, Instructables member champx made a retro-cool computer mouse. It’s one of a few that he’s made with different configurations. The two top mounted buttons replace the conventional mouse buttons. The directional pad, now mounted on the side, is a scroll wheel. Link

Happy 27th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System

In Feel Old Again news, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console went on sale 27 years ago this week in North America. Yes folks, it was October 18, 1985 when Nintendo Fever first invaded the living rooms of America. The NES came in two bundles to start with: the Deluxe Set ($199.99 [...]

Turning Nintendo Controllers & Cords Into Art

Not only are these Ninendo controllers that have had their cords turned into classic Nintendo characters by artist Erika Iris adorable, they are also incredibly appropriate. Link Via Geekologie

Will the Real “Super Mario Bros. 2″ Please Stand Up?

This week, Nintendo released “New” Super Mario Bros. 2. But “Old” Super Mario Bros. 2 isn’t what you think it is. Here’s the odd story of how Nintendo crammed Mario into places he was never meant to be. Super Mario Bros. 1 (1985) To start this saga, we have to go all the way back [...]

If Nintendo Made Kid’s Books

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favorite children’s authors started working with Nintendo to make delightful books based on your favorite classic video games? Probably not, but it doesn’t make these awesome fake book covers by artist Caldwell Tanner any less cool. Link Via Kotaku

An Adorable Papercraft Nintendo Sculpture

Artist Alex Hurret made this delightfully cute Nintendo monster for your papercrafting pleasure. You can make your own at home if you can’t wait to get your hands on this cartridge-eating terror. Link Via Geekosystem

Early Video Game Ads

Those of you that grew up playing the Atari, Sega Genesis, Nintendo and Super Nintendo will want to check out the treasure trove of 80s and early-90s video game advertisements at Damn Cool Pictures. Among the hilariously dated, nostalgia-packed ads is one for this ridiculous game – which was apparently developed and never released: And this [...]

7 Nintendo Products You Never Knew Existed

The Nintendo Company has been in business since 1889, but it took almost 100 years for Nintendo to become a global household name for its video games. Along the way, Nintendo branched out into all kinds of ventures, some of which will surprise you (like the love tester and the love hotels). One of their [...]

Mario Kart Made Real

Now that’s 3D! For the upcoming Mario Kart 7 video game, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create a real-life, drivable karts: Two life-sized replicas of the Mario Kart cars driven by Nintendo icons Mario and Luigi, working [...]

The Late Movies: Nintendo Preview Music Jam

Tonight on The Late Movies, an important historical document of the early 1990s: Nintendo Preview Music Jam. Although there are only three volumes online, they give us three hours of video game AND hip hop nostalgia, rolled into a nice package. What’s going on here? Basically, it’s somebody playing Nintendo games [...]