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‘Space Invaders’ Keychain: Fancy a Game of Whack-An-Alien?

Space Invaders Keychain

It might not be the most popular game anymore, but Space Invaders is still the game to play when you’re bored and just have some time to kill. You can get one of those emulators and play the original game on your smartphone or tablet. Or you can get one of these Space Invaders keychains and whip it out whenever you want to play a game of Whack-an-Alien (or use one of the keys you’ve got hanging on it.)

This keychain features sound effects from Space Invaders and offers three levels of challenging, out-of-this-world fun. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $13.

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Jewelry That Sings: The Songs From ‘Legend of Zelda’ As Rings

Zelda Songs Rings

Now you can wear your favorite song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on your digits. You might be wondering how, since songs are meant to be listened and not worn. Well, Etsy seller PeregrineStudios went about it creatively by recreating the button combos that you have to push to play a certain song and embossing this combination on a ring.

The rings are crafted from stainless steel, and three different finishes are available: natural, bronze-plated, and gold plated. Personally, I think the natural finish looks best. What about you?

The rings are made to order and will take two to four weeks to create. All 12 songs from Ocarina of Time are available, and the tunes from Majora’s Mask were recently added to the roster. Each ring costs $59.99. Six-ring sets are also available for $249.99.

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Miniature Nintendo Cartridge Jewelry that Gamers Will Adore

Nintendo Cartridge

You don’t have to be a gamer to appreciate this awesome set of jewelry that’s fashioned after Nintendo’s game cartridges. These customized trinkets by Etsy seller Jess aka ohmygeekness are available in either gray or gold in the game of your choice. Just make sure you choose the right colored cartridge for the game that you want. I’m sure Jess will oblige with whatever color you prefer, although you’ll have to suffer the wrath of true blue gamers who won’t easily forgive your intentional faux pas.

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Dr. Seuss Does Video Games and Sci-Fi

Seuss The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

If Theodor Geisel lived until this day and age and decided to write kids’ books based on video games and sci-fi, then these would be the covers and probable titles of those books. These incredible covers were created by DeviantArt artist DrFaustusau and he’s got a whole gallery of them for your viewing pleasure.

Hit the break for the rest of our top picks from his Seussian series.

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Hackycat Wants You to Kick Cats and Collect Cheezburgers–All In the Name of Fun!

Hackycat

Love them or hate them, cats and the hoards of cat-related memes, games, and images spread all over the interwebs are here to stay. The newest is Hackycat, which wants you to save cats from exploding–because for some reason, they’ll get blown to bits if they hit the ground–by kicking them. It’s either a sore behind or, well, an impending explosion, so I’d definitely choose the former if I were a cat.

To make things more fun and challenging, the player can get some awesome power-ups and superkicks by collecting cheezburgers (without the ‘E’), because yeah, we all know the secret to a long and active life are these calorie-filled sandwiches. Hit the break for a trailer of the game.

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Ultimate Arcade Cabinet With 55-Inch Screen Lets You Play 50,000 Games

Ultimate Arcade

Arcade machines became less and less popular with the release of video game consoles like the Family Computer and the PlayStation. The latter were compact, highly portable, and had the capacity to support a wide variety of games in the comfort of the players’ homes. Arcade machines are still around these days, and while a lot of gamers still troop down to play their games at the local arcade, their popularity is waning.

So I think the unveiling of the Ultimate Arcade Cabinet was just timely. It’s a specially-built arcade cabinet by Jack Thompson and the crew at ArcadesRFun and it’s one arcade that’ll make you want to spend all your time at the arcade again. It’s equipped with a large, 55-inch display and has full controls for up to four players.

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Check Out the World’s Smallest Arcade Machine

Smallest Arcade

If you have big thumbs or fat fingers, then you might as well give up on this arcade machine because you won’t be able to score much on it at all. This here is the teeniest arcade machine you’ve probably ever seen in your whole life, and it looks all kinds of awesome.

The mini machine, which measures only 4.88 x 2.05 x 2.35in, was built by computer engineer Mark Slevinsky. It’s one of the many impressive gaming-related feats featured in the Guinness World Records 2013 Gamers Edition, where it was recognized as the smallest arcade machine in the world.

The best part? It actually lets you play clones of classic arcade games like TetrisSpace Invaders, and Breakout on it.

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GameStick Makes It Easy to Play Games on Your TV Again

GameStick

When was the last time you played a video game on your television set? According to the folks behind GameStick, there are 1,416,338,245 TVs in the world but less than 1% of them are being used to play video games. That seems like a huge waste of television usage potential, if you ask me. So what they did was come up with an ultra-portable video game console called GameStick to encourage people to play video games the way they were made to be played: on a huge screen.

GameStick is basically an entire console in a tiny stick. It’s so tiny that it can actually fit inside a compartment of the controller that it comes with. You can hit the break for a video introducing the gaming wonder that is GameStick.

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Ultimate US Super Nintendo Collection is Currently Up for Sale on eBay

Super NES

Fancy owning every single game that was ever made for the SNES? At least, the ones that were officially released in the US, Canada, and Mexico anyway. You do? Well, now’s your chance to get all 721 games because byuu from Reddit is selling the neat collection that he’s managed to collect and complete over the course of three years.

The asking price is $24,999, and while it might seem like a steep amount, it really isn’t, considering the fact that the top 25 games or so are worth half of his asking price. Proceeds from the sales will go to byuu’s next project: collecting every game that was released for the European and Japanese market.

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