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Waka Waka: A Pacman Piercing

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This is just too cool. There isn’t much to say, since the image kind of says it all. It’s a Pacman piercing, which could easily be expanded by simply adding more dots between the ghost and Pacman. This particular one was done by Precision Body Piercing in Marquette, MI (their Instagram).

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Get Random Video Games Every Month With My Retro Game Box

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Like the idea of receiving a random retro video game cartridge every month? Then you might want to check out My Retro Game Box. It’s an unusual subscription service that’ll parse through a library of games and send you an assortment that matches your gaming preferences (and works with whatever consoles you have.)

According to MRGB:
We have developed a system with full, emotional artificial intelligence, and named it Katy.* She will strike up a conversation with you via email after you subscribe, to find out what consoles you have, what games you already have in your collection, and what kind of games you detest. We want you to help us make good choices for you, but we draw the line at giving us a wish-list, otherwise it just isn’t a surprise.

Subscriptions start at £23.00 (for a month) for PAL systems and £65.00 (for 3 months) for NTSC systems.

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Old School Blue Willow Plates Come Complete With Game Boy Graphics

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Grandma has these plates! Heck… everyone’s grandma has these plates. Only not quite these exact ones. See, this collection is designed to look just like the traditional Blue Willow plates you’ve seen, untouched, in your grandmother’s display cabinet for years, only it’s got a retro gaming twist. Called 8-bit Willow, they are adorned with scenes from Game Boy classics like Legend of Zelda or Pokemon, only in such a discrete way as to not disturb the classic Willow appearance. Created by UK artist Olly Moss, the plates are unfortunately not for sale nor does there appear to be any plans to make them so.

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This Toaster Is A Fully Functional Nintendo Console

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Modding consoles to fit into formats never intended by their initial manufacturers is nothing new, but Jarno Kotavuopio’s Nintendo Toaster is a thing of beauty and worth a quick mention. Yes, it’s fully functional and obviously you turn the console on by pressing the lever. Even the controller is modded with some LEDs, and he made cartridge covers that look like actual toast!

If you’re looking to buy this mod, or convince Jarno to make you one, it appears he “doesn’t have time” for that. Sadly.

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Hit Start to Enter: 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

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Doormats don’t get any more quirkier than this! You don’t have to be into video games to appreciate these 16-bit controller-inspired doormats. They’ll catch the attention of your guests right off the bat, which is a good thing, because then they’ll remember to run their soles on it so they won’t bring the dirt and grime from the outside world into your home.

These doormats feature a non-skid back and are made from 100% polyester. They’re available online for $19.99.

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3D Nintendo Table Base

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You’re looking at an 18 inch Nintendo cube, made from MDF, which is basically compressed sawdust. It’s denser than plywood and should weigh quite a bit. It’s for those of you wanting to adorn your living space in a way that clearly declares your love for Japan’s more whimsical gaming company. You’ll have to buy the glass top separately, but at $125, it’s a cool way to decorate your dorm room or bachelor pad… maybe not so much your family home. But hey, maybe your SO is chill like that.

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Play to Spend: Sony Playstation Wallet

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Why so serious? The Joker probably isn’t a character you’d go to for words of wisdom, but we could all benefit from living life according to his trademark line. The more humor you find in every day life, the better your well-being. If you take things less seriously, then you might end up with less stress at the end of the day, right?

You can start with your wallet. Sleek, thin, and black– that’s how it’s always been. But if you’re in the market for a new one and want something that showcases one of your hobbies, then pick up this PlayStation wallet. It’s an officially-licensed product and looks like a miniature version of the real thing. Made from PVC and polyester, this wallet will last through many all-night gaming marathons.

The PlayStation wallet is available for about $27.

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Immersis Turns Your Entire Room Into A Giant Projector Screen

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This is a really cool product. It’s basically a projector that analyses your room and projects in 180 degrees so that the image looks right from your point of view. This means the entire room in front of you becomes the environment that is normally just projected onto the small rectangle of your television. It’s virtual reality minus the headset! It’s turning your entire room into a giant projector screen!

By carefully analyzing the angles and protrusions in your room, Immersis is able to automatically calibrate the image it projects, creating an immersive effect unlike anything else out there. And the best part is that it’ll work with any true 3D game. The company behind the product, Catopsys, has already created a plugin that allows Immersis to work with any game that uses the Unity 3D engine. And there’s a beta for Unreal Engine. What’s more, they’re releasing the SDK so that developers can quickly and easily make their games compatible with the product.

It’s not limited to gaming though. Panoramic photos can be displayed and enjoyed without having to pan. 360° cameras typically require either a VR headset or special software to let you explore the available imagespace. With Immersis you will be “able to experience as a group all of your sport accomplishments, your vacation memories, as never before.”

It sounds awesome, and if it works as promised, could be worth the $1,150 asking price. Yes it’s steep, but that’s as close to the forefront of innovation as it gets.

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For The Die Hard Fans: A Pokemon Engagement Ring

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So I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a little out of touch on the whole Pokemon thing. Do people still play this stuff? Is it, like, a thing now? Because we’re thinking it would have to be for some jeweller somewhere to think it worth his while to develop a Pokemon Engagement ring. And to be so passionate about its description.

Somewhere in our bedrooms was a small pile of dead AA batteries from the sleepless nights with our faces glowing in the screen of capturing all of the existing 150 little evolving creatures we pit in a fight to the faint. Nowadays the batteries are built into all electronic devices and the 150 has been upped to a zillion billion. Nothing says “I Choose You” like our Trainer’s Band.

The engagement ring has a twisted shank with a row of created green gems showing our good health at the beginning of a battle, the other row of created topaz stones shows our experience. All variations of this ring has a Created Ruby and Cubic Zirconium cut in half to create the symmetrical design in the center. Our Genuine Gems options have Authentic Peridot and Authentic Aquamarine “AA” quality.

Prices start at $197 for the cubic zirconium versions and going up to $849 for real gems.

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