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Geek Life x SEGA T-Shirts: Retrotastic - Technabob

Fans of classic SEGA games will want to start saving up their Yen now, as there are some amazing new T-shirts on the way from Japan that you’ll want …

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

If Jony Ive Designed The Original Nintendo, It Would Look Like This

When the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was first released in the United States in 1985, it looked like a two-tone plastic shoebox. But what would it look like if Apple designed it today? Probably a lot like the Analogue Nt, a new console with the 8-bit guts of the vintage NES, wrapped …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Disney Infinity's Toy Box Summit celebrates its top creators and everyday fans

Disney Infinity was one of the best-selling games last year, and now Mickey Mouse’s gaming division is holding a fan-appreciation event with the developer.<p>Disney Interactive announced the first Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit today. This event will take place Aug. 15 to Aug. 17 in Salt Lake City, …

The Trapper Keeper is back, but it carries tablets instead of homework

Ask anyone who progressed through middle and high school during the '80s and '90s how they kept heaps of schoolwork organized, and "Trapper Keeper' is the answer you'll hear. But Trapper Keepers were about way more than keeping stuff together; the colorful three-ring binders were an <i>essential</i> school …

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.<p>The craft deployed a novel inflatable braking system on its way back to Earth, but its massive parachute failed …

RANKED: The Rarest, Most Expensive Video Games In The World

Just because video games are fun doesn't mean they can't mean serious business.<p>People are willing to pay a hefty price for nostalgia and one-of-a-kind releases, and thanks to retro gaming website RacketBoy, you now see just how much.<p>From golden Nintendo cartridges to games that let you play as an …

23-year-old designer creates a way to play the Nintendo 64 over HDMI (interview)

Some of the best games ever made might look better soon thanks to this upcoming creation.<p>Marshall H, who declined to share his last name for privacy reasons, has almost completed a converter that lets the Nintendo 64 display video through HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections. He is a college graduate who …

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

Electric Razor/Shaver Reviews | The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness has introduced thousands of men to the joys and pleasures of traditional wet shaving with a safety razor or straight razor. I …

Unbroken: Louis Zamperini Life Lessons | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes stories are so slender that to become movies, Hollywood has to generously pad and exaggerate the scanty details.<p>In the case of the current …

Louis Zamperini's Life Raft: Outfitted and Equipped in History | The Art of Manliness

“With Phil incapacitated and Mac a mental wreck, both now depended on me. I had to muster all my resources and training because without food and with …

How to Shake Hands: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Illustration by Ted Slampyak</i><p>I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent …