The Switch, Nintendo’s new phablet console, was a big bet, but perhaps not a smart one. Despite being marketed as a step into the future, it launched with more hardware issues and irritating design flaws than playable titles. As such, fans who just plunked down $300 are already rolling up their sleeves to build…
The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret, alternative methods now exist. Like, for instance, 3D printing a replica of the game’s entire overworld.
Reddit user Gabbelago likes to play games on their smartphone, so they decided to 3D print a case for it that had buttons. The resulting prototype is both practical and elegant.
Doom is known for being one of the original multiplayer first-person shooters that let you and your friends run around blasting each other to pieces. But most players probably instead remember it fondly for the BFG, the ultimate blaster upgrade that now exists in real-life, too.
The latest installment of Activision’s toys-to-life series series allows players to create their own Skylanders characters. Thanks to a mobile app launching alongside the game later this month, they’ll also be able to make 3D printed figures, playable trading cards and t-shirts featuring their creations.
Who wouldn’t want to receive a small and realistic replica of you without your clothes on?
Codsworth, the robo-buttler of Fallout 4's main character’s family in all his glory. Photographer Mark Mosinski built and printed tiny version of this personal Mister Handy and it looks fantastic.
Mini nukes sure look a lot more high-tech on the inside.
We’ve seen a lot of Destiny weapon replicas over the past few months, created by various methods, but the Thorn hand cannon Kirby Downey made has a small twist: There’s an airsoft gun hidden inside.
Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that's in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously.
Ah, 3D printing. Is there anything you can't do? Not content with just bringing The Force Awakens' new Droid to the real world, people are also turning to 3D printing to give us our very own Crossguard Lightsabers - and they extend just like the Lightsaber toys do!
Making 3D printing instantly a lot more interesting/potentially terrifying is a new system that lets you ‘print’ conductive circuitry. The university students behind it have printed a playable game controller from scratch as a proof of concept.
TheLobsterClaw shared a 3D-printed version of the starter spaceship from Faster Than Light, the Kestrel, made by a group of enthusiasts.
Looking at these photos makes me want a 3D printer so bad. Printing figurines or other small items is one thing, but entire Minecraft worlds? Minecraft enthusiast Dave Russell used Mineways, an open source 3D printer program, to bring all these blocky builds to life.