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If there is one thing that never fails to bring a smile to my face, it is a really good console mod.  In the past, I have posted a bunch of amazing NES console mods (just search ‘NES mods’ on the right to find them), but I think this is probably the first one I have posted where the end product looked absolutely nothing like an NES.  Where most console mods I see do fancy things with an existing NES, this one seems to have thrown the iconic NES look out the window and shoved the innards into a toaster instead!

This toaster Nintendo Entertainment System mod was created by Jarno Kotavuopio.  It has a ton of cool lights and buttons but most importantly, it is still a fully functional Nintendo NES!

Below is a picture as well as video of the impressive build.  I love that even the controller got a little attention and now the Nintendo logo on it lights up!

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NES Toaster Mod

NES Toaster Mod

[Source:  Jarno Kotavuopio via That’s Nerdalicious]

With Valentine’s Day this last weekend, I had a feeling that I might see some really geeky and awesome engagement ring boxes and it looks like I was right!  In the past, I have featured a couple of really cool Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring boxes like this one that plays music and another one that has some great art work on it.  However, as cool as those are, I think this one with a floating rupee is my favorite!

This handmade Legend of Zelda treasure chest engagement ring box with a floating rupee was created by Etsy seller IndyFurniture.  They are selling this Zelda engagement ring box for $60.  Not only does it have the cool floating rupee effect, but it has some lights on the bottom to make sure you have the perfect lighting for that special moment when you ask that special someone to marry you.  However, if you want the full effect, you will have to sing the treasure chest opening sound when you go to open it.

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Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

Legend of Zelda Engagement Ring Box

[Source: Etsy via Fashionably Geek]

 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

If you are looking for a great PC game to play, you might want to check out this deal I stumbled upon.  Right now, Newegg has XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the PC on sale for $10 (50% off), but if you use the coupon code ‘2229HEART79′, you can get an additional $5 off until 2/9/15!

I know a lot of people that like the game so I thought I would pass this sale along since it is hard to beat 75% off!  If you are a fan of the game, let me know in the comments below.

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[Source:  Newegg]

Sweet Pac-Man Cupcakes

Jeremy Bray —  January 30, 2015 — Leave a comment

This morning I was going through and cleaning out old pictures on my phone to free up some space (16GB is just not enough internal storage Samsung!) when I came across the picture of these neat Pac-Man cupcakes I took last fall at the Colorado State Fair that I forgot to post.  In case the Pac-Man cupcakes below aren’t enough to satisfy your appetite, I’d also suggest checking out the other Pac-Man cupcakes I posted a couple of years ago as well as the fantastic Pac-Man birthday cake I posted last year.

These adorable Pac-Man cupcakes were made by Hallee Conde from Yuma, Colorado for the 4-H cake decorating competition at the 2014 Colorado State Fair.  They took 5th place!  Good job Hallee!

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Pac-Man Cupcakes

Pac-Man Cupcakes

 

I always enjoy hearing versions of video game music that has a different style than the original but is still identifiable.  Being a metalhead, that usually takes the form of like a metal version of the Super Mario Bros music or something, but in today’s case, it is an acoustic version of the Halo theme music.

This awesome acoustic version of the Halo theme music was created by The Warp Zone.  I’d say they do a pretty epic job!  I have to admit, the whole straight-out-of-the-cornfield look is a bit distracting although I kind of like it.

They say the video is “Giving Master Chief the bad-ass Clint Eastwood cover he deserves.”

So here it is, the Halo Theme Unplugged!

[via Gamespot]

If you thought math class was boring, its probably because you never spent it playing games on your calculator like I did when I was in high school.  I was lucky enough to have one of those TI-83+ Silver Edition calculators which had double the RAM of a normal TI-83 which I discovered allowed me to put more than just math formulas into the calculator.  Much of my time in math class was spent playing the classic Wolfenstein 3D on my calculator.  Well, if you too want to risk a major drop in your math grades, now you can play a Super Smash Brothers de-make!

Omnimaga (a site dedicated to video games on calculators) user Hayleia has created an open source de-make of Super Smash Brothers that looks like a great way to kill some time in math class.  Right now it only has Fox and Falco from Starfox but more characters can be added and he is looking for help if anybody is interested in lending a hand to the project.

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TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

[Source:  Omnimaga via Kotaku]