The original Flappy Bird may be gone, but it continues to live on in all sorts of tributes—and not all of these tributes are digital. Take this awesome cardboard box contraption, for example—it's a machine that lets you play Flappy Bird 'in real life.' It's also just as tough as the original Flappy Bird. Excellent!
Kris Temmerman lives in a combined shopfront/apartment in Antwerp. Last November, with the shopfront empty, he decided to put it to good use, installing a custom arcade rig and coding a simple video game for people to stop and play.
Finding Pokémon in rare, shiny colors is a time consuming process. The average person probably won't even attempt it. But what if there was a machine that found shiny Pokémon for you?
Ben Purdy is a designer and technology artist who was working on a projection-mapping project when his brother mentioned that a projection sample looked a little like a Minecraft block. Inspiration thus hit Ben.
Long story short, this modder built a controller that, when plugged into a Nintendo Entertainment System, auto speedruns Super Mario Bros. in just a shade under 5 minutes. Naturally, commenters have shouted it down as a fake, but the Tool-Assisted Speedrun community is unanimous in calling the mod real.