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Tetris Celebrates 25 Years

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Nintendo, Puzzle, Retro,

Google logoTetris

We wondered why we kept seeing the almost intelligible Google logo of late, until we realized it was in honor of 25 years of the puzzle game. If you were one of those who saw it in your head after playing for hours, shame on you. If you weren’t, have your own marathon with the David de Niese’s unlicensed NES Cafe Tengen Tetris. We bet you will get hooked enough to have your own nightmares.

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Flashback is on the iPhone!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Games, $4.99,

Flashback iPhone

Flashback is a game a remember fondly from my childhood, specifically played on the Sega Genesis console. In its time, the game was so fluid and fantastic and packed quite the challenge. It was also the largest (in terms of file size) cartridge sold on Genesis back then. Imagine my surprise when I found out the game was now available in the App Store for the and . Yes, if you’ve played Flashback, you know the goodness that is waiting for you—if you haven’t, you need to, right now.

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Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Portable Audio / Video,

CD PlayerThe Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player is a combination of retro style and human power. The player is wall mounted and works by a pull-string, like Mattel’s See ‘N Say. Volume and playback control is on top and speakers are integrated into the main body. At a size of 6.9 x 1.6 x 6.9-inches and a weight of 1.2 lbs, the device comes in either black or white for a price of $178.00. A bit high, but think of the savings by not using batteries.

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Baby Fashion: Apple Bottoms, Baby Phat, Timberland

Apple Bottoms Gold Infant Jacket

It seems that a lot of my female friends are pregnant; something in the water they say? So I could not resist parousing a few sites to check out the options for baby shower gifts that will allow my friends’ little ones to come into this world in style. If you are anything like me, or like any other woman I suppose, you absolutely love to shop for baby clothes. It takes us back to the times of picking out the most fashionable duds and accessories available for our Barbies. I have picked out a few of these must-have’s for that special baby in your life.

Apple Bottoms Infant Kiki Sneakers

The Apple Bottoms Infant Light Weight Gold Jacket jacket is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time, and is just $30. Matched with the Apple Bottoms Infant Kiki Sneakers ($17), and these Baby Phat Infant Printed Belt Boot Cut Jean ($19), your baby girl will be the hippest infant in her playgroup.

If you love pink (as most little girls do,) this adorable Apple Bottoms Infant Flocked Bomber Jacketwill bring you back to when you wish you were a “pink lady.” This one can be had for about $30, over 50% off the original price.

Apple Bottoms Flocked Bomber Jacket

Let’s finish off with a couple more pieces of cute footwear. These Timberland Nordic Freeze Crib Booties are exactly what your hip baby needs to show off their street smarts and to keep their tiny toes all warm and snug, or they also come in dark blue for that little man of yours, and best of all, they are around $10! These are at a deep discount though, so you have to move quick to acquire these cute kicks.


Blaze Mega Drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Retro, SEGA,

Blaze Mega DriveNever got over Sonic the Hedgehog? Blaze has announced that it is releasing a new version of Sega’s classic console. The Mega Drive is plug and play, has 15 games built-in, but should also play all old cartridges. Titles include Alien Storm, Crack Down, Fatal Labyrinth, Golden Axe and Sonic And Knuckles. You can pre-order the Mega Drive for only £37.99 (~$53.00) with free shipping and expect a delivery date of April 24.

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Retro USB Lounge Lamp

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB,

Lounge LampIf you need extra lighting on your desk or when traveling, this retro Lounge Lamp is perfect. Plug into your USB port and the 2 mini-bulbs will shine on your workspace. At a size of 25.5 x 10 x 10cm, the stand is made from black plastic with a velveteen black finish lampshade. Included in the package is a strip of fake wallpaper and a USB cable. Get the lamp for only £5.99 ($8.31.)

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BMW Mini Liquid Assets

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Games, Videos, Free Apps,

Mini Financial Services has launched a new iPhone and iPod touch game dubbed MINI Liquid Assets. This is based on the retro water-filled handheld games where you pushed a button to get one object to hit another. Based on an exhibit originally designed for dealers, you shoot nickels into the Mini-Es to keep more assets while in the liquid. (We are guessing that they paid big bucks to develop the clever play on words.) The download is free at the iTunes App Store, but as this is also a commercial, the main menu has a link to your nearest BMW Mini dealer.

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Arcade Cow Features the Classics

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Action, Nintendo, Puzzle, Retro, Strategy,

Arcade Cow

If you find yourself still playing Classic video games, take a trip in time at Arcade Cow. They feature over 7000 free games that they have collected. Included are various action, arcade, strategy and puzzle games. They are all free to play and gamers can post on the forum and rate them. Those who remember the addictive play of Mario Bros. and Castlevania should be pleased and although they appear elementary now, younger players may appreciate the roots of today’s gaming.

 

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Arcade Gaming Bank

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Action, Portable/Mobile, Puzzle, Retro,

Remember how much coinage you lost at the arcades? Now you can play a couple of those old games and save some cash at the same time. Every time you feed the Arcade Gaming Bank a penny, it will let you play either Tetris or Breakout. You can get a lot of practice in for a dollar if you can get used to the smaller screen. The retro mini-game is available for ¥3850 ($39.50.)

 

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Flud Condenses A Boombox To Your Wrist

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Accessories, Wearables,

flud boombox watchYou miss the 80s and you want people to know it.  With the new Boombox from Flud, you can flaunt your love of big hair, break dancing and a more simple time, which required large music generating boxes to rest upon your shoulder.  Understanding the need to carry more important things and in an age of portability, Flud has shrunken the Boombox to the wrist and given you a watch to go along with it.  The watch, unfortunately does not feature a working boombox, but does use an LED display, giving a nice red vintage glow.  The watch is available for $90 in silver or gun metal.

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