All Posts by: Nic

Posted by Nic, May 18, 2010 in Main, News 0

It seems that games are serous business to the big chain stores like Best Buy who is going to the lengths of starting a print magazine and now Target is taking a look at how shoppers interact with the game section and are making a few unexpected changes. The first… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 17, 2010 in Main, News, Wii 0

There is nothing like console mods whether  its to add or subtract they are always a mirror held up to the creators imagination. While the title says handheld the Wii in my post is just slightly more handheld than putting a little screen on the real Wii. Let’s get the… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 14, 2010 in Main, News, Retro 0

This month the icon of early gaming, Pac Man, turns 30! Now if you think about it kids since the time of Pac Man’s debut have also aged by 30 years. If a kid was 12 in 1980 they’d be 42. Now how might gamers of that age celebrate Pac… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 13, 2010 in Main, News 0

It seems that in June Best Buy will mark its entry into the world of video game news and journalism via their own print magazine naturally available at Best Buy. The ‘zine will be called @Gamer and I have to wonder with a name like that what will their Twitter… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 12, 2010 in Main, Not News, Wii 0

Sometimes special edition controllers can be ‘neat’ but rarely are they as awesome as this Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road Victory controller. I would imagine making a special controller for the Wii wouldn’t be in the best interest of the game maker because they most likely be taking advantage of… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 11, 2010 in Main, Not News, Retro 0

One of my favorite mods is to repurpose the empty hull of old technology with fresh tech insides that are advanced smaller and seeker. The mod I bring you tonight is a slightly different application of a mod I have seen before. A NES home theater PC. This NES has… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 10, 2010 in Hot, Main, News 0

People who are not gamers sometimes don’t understand how powerful games are. It could be the memories of gaming with friends or the feeling of excitement and accomplishment after you beat your first game. We are now learning that video games also have a physical effect on the pain gamers… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 7, 2010 in Main, News, Xbox 360 0

In early April Xbox announced that it would be releasing an update to add the use of USB storage devices for the 360. That was good news for those with an Arcade version Xbox or just wanted their profile to go with them so they wouldn’t miss out on every… Read More »

Pay For Tattoos With Games?

Posted by Nic, May 6, 2010 in Main, News 0

While the economy is starting to settle down a little bit there are still some people a little strapped for cash and some of those people need tattoos. Some people say that tattoos are addictive and I have to agree because its been years since my last piece and I… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 5, 2010 in Handheld, Main, News 0

The U.S. is a little on edge as of late in case you haven’t noticed. With a Christian militia making plans to attack local police, Muslim extremists angry with cartoons, and a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square the last thing you want to do is make a… Read More »

Amazing Metroid Quilt

Posted by Nic, May 4, 2010 in Main, Not News, Retro 0

It seems like just last week in my post about the Toxic Mushroom Afghan I told the world about my affection for video game inspired crafts and here we are again the the altar of arts and crafts to admire this amazingly well crafted Metroid quilt. The Sprite Stitch forum… Read More »

Posted by Nic, May 3, 2010 in Main, News 0

The University of British Columbia has an unusual activity for some of their campers. Well, it may be unusual for camp but maybe not in the campers everyday lives. The camp includes video games. The camp allows 3 hours of video game play a day but also offers other games… Read More »

Posted by Nic, April 30, 2010 in Main, Not News 0

I dig arts and crafts with a video game slant on them. The fact that gamers are taking their creativity to build, sew, or assemble something in the name of video games is inspiring and great for other gamers to buy and support the maker like Tyler’s post from Monday… Read More »

Posted by Nic, April 29, 2010 in Handheld, Main, News 0

The Nintendo DS is turning into the Swiss Army Knife of hand held gaming devices. You can use it to read a book, cook a meal, and now test your blood sugar. Thats right if you have a condition where you need to know your blood sugar level Bayer‘s Didget… Read More »

Ben Heck Has New PS3 Laptop

Posted by Nic, April 28, 2010 in Main, News, PS3 0

The master of mods and Wisconsin’s own Benjamin J. Heckendorn, known to the Internet as Ben Heck, has a new project for a paying customer that of course needs to shown off before it gets shipped out. This project is none other than a PS3 laptop. This PS3 laptop’s insides… Read More »

Cub Scouts Incorporate Video Games

Posted by Nic, April 27, 2010 in Main, News 0

When one thinks about the Cub Scouts what usually comes to mind is the great outdoors, camping, and hiking. Some fail to remember is that its also about doing your best and helping others which is a part of the scout oath. A new belt loop and pin scouts can… Read More »

Steam Coming To Linux?

Posted by Nic, April 26, 2010 in Main, News, PC 0

Steam is the juggernaut of the PC gaming world. A place to easily buy, download, and find others to play on-line with and is already being tested on Mac so why not go for the hat trick and reach out to almost every gamer on the planet. After getting fed… Read More »

Video Games Help Rehab Alcoholics

Posted by Nic, April 23, 2010 in Main, News 0

I have written about using video games to rehab physical injuries before but three professors at  University of Central Florida have made a game to help rehab the habits of alcoholics through the act of role playing. ‘Guardian Angel’ sets players in a virtual day resisting the traps that usually… Read More »

Martha Stewart Video Games — It’s A Good Thing?

Posted by Nic, April 22, 2010 in Main, News 0

That’s right the domestic diva and and ex-prisoner Martha Stewart is planning to get in on the game biz and before you think of her as a secret Street Fighter character you may want to hear what she thinks is her entry point in games is because it may work…. Read More »

64-Boy: The Handheld N64

Posted by Nic, April 21, 2010 in Handheld, Main, Retro 0

Do you wish that your Gameboy had all the games that the N64 had? Do you wish you could just take your N64 where ever you went? Mod Retro user Bentomo has got what you need — for a price. The 64-boy is a shrunken N64 in its own neat… Read More »