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Unless you have been living under a rock, by now you have heard the news from a couple of weeks ago that one of gaming’s biggest legends has been proven true.  Microsoft and others dug up the landfill in New Mexico where legend had it that Atari dumped a ton of old E.T. cartridges among others to see if there was any truth to the legend and it turns out there was.  Well, now you can commemorate this historic landfill dig and legend confirmation with this really cool 8-Bit Legend t-shirt!

The incredible people over at TeeFury are selling this Atari landfill legend dig t-shirt created by artist pacalin known as 8-Bit Legend for just $11 today only! Whether you had an Atari 2600 growing up and you want this shirt to bring back some fond memories or you just want to celebrate this piece of video game history, this would be the perfect shirt for you!

I’m curious to know, how many of you had or still have an Atari 2600?  Let me know in the comments below, especially if you decide to get this tee!  The 2600 is one of the few gaming systems I have never owned but one of these days I will pick one up when I have the opportunity.

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8-Bit Legend Shirt

Atari Landfill Legend T-Shirt

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Having a slight music addiction, I go to my fair share of concerts (actually, a lot of peoples share of concerts) and one of the things that I always look at first when I get into a venue is to see what the drum setup looks like.  I’m not a drummer or anything (I don’t have the rhythm and coordination for it), I just like seeing what the drums look like.  Some bands have their logo on them, others are plane and some have really cool designs.  Well, the drum kit below falls under the really cool design category.

Frank DeSantis, the drummer of One Fell Swoop, a punk band in New York City, uses these amazing Super Mario Bros themed drums which are sure to delight any Super Mario fans.

These incredible Super Mario Bros drums were created by the Massachusetts-based drum making company, SJC Custom Drums.  For those interested in knowing the sizes, they measure 8″ x 12″, 14″ x 16″, and 20″ x 22″.

If you want to see more custom drums created by SJC Custom Drums, go check out their Facebook gallery which has some cool designs ranging from a Starbucks drum to a Jurassic Park drum!

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Super Mario Bros Drum Kit

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For pretty much as long as video games have been around, there have been power-ups in them that give you all kinds of crazy abilities.  From flowers that make you spit fire to heat seeking turtle shells, power-ups can do some pretty great things.  That is assuming you aren’t on the wrong end of them though.  Nothing can trigger a tirade of profanity quite like a blue spike shell right as you are about to cross the finish line.

However, what do you think things would be like if the power-ups accidentally got mixed up between games because of a comma?  Well, you are about to find out exactly what would happen!  Of all of the examples, I think I would most want to play Legend of Zelda with mushrooms.  Making bosses say uncle would be pretty awesome.  Thanks to the awesome folks at Dorkly for playing out hilarious little scenario with one of their fantastic Dorkly Bits videos which I have posted a number of in the past.  Just search for Dorkly Bits on the right and some great ones should show up.  I suggest checking out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one as it is my favorite.  Anyway, on with the power-up screw up!

After you finish laughing at the video below, let us know in the comments what your favorite video game power-up is!

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Like many people who grew up playing video games, I spent much of my childhood (and a fair bit of my time even to this day) playing Super Mario Bros.  Even if I am not playing it, whenever I hear the music, it always brings a smile to my face.  Whether the Super Mario Bros theme music is played on an ancient Chinese instrument or a violin (I’d link to that old post but it is kind of useless since the video has been taken down because the original poster had their account killed for posting copyrighted material), I can never get enough of that awesome music!  Well, now one guy decided to play it with a frying pan and a bunch of wine glasses!

YouTube Music maker Dan Newbie uses a couple of pencils, a frying pan and a ton of wine glasses to perform the Super Mario Bros theme.  It turned out really cool!

If you don’t feel like dropping whatever you are doing after watching this to go play some Super Mario Bros, you either aren’t a gamer or there is something seriously wrong with you.  That is exactly what I am going to do as soon as I finish writing this post!

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As much as I like pirates, the skull and bones thing has never had a huge appeal to me like they do a lot of people.  I guess I have always seen then as too creepy to really be something that I would be interested in wearing or tattooing on myself.  Perhaps my distaste for them stems from my rather conservative upbringing but who knows.  However, the one thing I do know is that ever since I was a kid, I have had a huge love for Pokemon, so even though the skull and crossbones have never really been my cup of tea, I still think this shirt which is on sale today only is pretty cool!

The incredible folks over at TeeFury are selling this Pokemon skull and crossbones t-shirt featuring Ash’s hat and the original Pokemon known as Trainer for Life for just $11 today only!  This cool yet creepy Pokemon shirt was designed by the artist known as harebrained.  I’d say they did a pretty good job and I have to commend them for using the original 151 Pokemon to make this design rather than the zillion Pokemon they have now.

Even though I’m not a skull and crossbones kind of guy, I still think I might get this shirt because its cool and I will always be a huge fan of the original Pokemon.  Let me know in the comments below if you ordered one of these shirts!

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Pokemon Skull and Crossbones T-Shirt

Pokemon Trainer for Life T-Shirt

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One of my favorite arcade games to play as a kid was Pac-Man.  I can’t say I was ever that good at it but it was still a lot of fun and I occasionally play it on one of my mobile devices whenever I need a retro gaming fix.  For as ridiculously simple as the game is (especially compared to modern games), I still have a lot of fun playing it.  It makes me long for the days of going to the arcade which closed down where I live several years ago.  Well, judging by this sweet cake, I’m not the only one who has fond memories of the simple times of Pac-man!

This awesome Pac-Man cake was created by Ciccio Cakes.  Not only is it a cool Pac-Man cake, it features the Atari 2600 joystick on top!

Whoever Alex is, I’d say they are pretty lucky to get this cool Pac-Man cake on their 21st birthday!  Happy Birthday Alex!

Speaking of Pac-Man cakes, if you haven’t seen them before, check out the awesome Pac-Man wedding cake I posted a couple of years ago as well as the amazing Pac-Man cupcakes I featured around a year and a half ago.

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Pac-Man Cake

Pac-Man Birthday Cake

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