Last month Microsoft announced fans would be able to apply their own style to the Xbox One’s new wireless controller, creating a custom design to have shipped to their door. Mine just arrived, and it’s even prettier in person.
Custom peripheral maker Hit Box recently revealed the Smash Box, a custom-built Smash Bros. arcade controller that’s basically a GameCube controller with buttons instead of sticks.
Any aspect of the controller, from the buttons, to the sticks, can now be modified to look however you want. Heck, you can now engrave controllers with text of your choice.
Ever since Hot Rod metamorphosed into Rodimus Prime in the 1986 animated Transformers movie, fans have been envisioning what other prominent Autobots would look like wielding the Matrix of Leadership. Arise, Bumblebee Prime.
One of the many New Years' customs in Japan is the handing out of "Otoshidama" (お年玉) – something of a New Years' allowance where elders give money to their younger relatives. But this being a custom doesn't mean there aren't ways to make it entertaining. See for yourself.
Why there isn't an official line of Rapture-inspired fish tanks already is beyond me. Until 2K gets their act together, Super Fan Builds' custom BioShock aquarium shall have to do. No Gods or Kings... only Fish.
Last week I asked our community to create their dream custom video game console. One of them created mine, which wasn't technically the contest, but I'll accept it.
We've got black boxy consoles, white boxy consoles and limited-edition recolors that are either beyond our reach or too ugly to live. If you were a custom console painter, what would your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Wii U look like?
Impressive custom PC case featuring SHODAN from System Shock 2:
What a dirty trick to play, Bandai Namco. Introducing a never-before-seen character for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, leaving fans to wildly speculate for months before revealing it as the first Dragon Ball game that allows players to inject their own creations into the series' greatest battles. So sneaky. So good.
This first image is just a mockup of how the 3D-printed model would look painted. But the unpainted model looks pretty great:
Impressive Fallout 3-themed case mod:
An enterprising Etsy seller stepped in to provide the toy people want most after watching Guardians of the Galaxy:
Adafruit shows how to build your own "Gamegirl" with a 3D-printed case, Raspberry Pi computer, and various electronic bits:
SNES and Super Famicom-themed custom Gameboy Advances available sometime soon at Rose Colored Gaming.
Prop-making genius Harrison Krix's latest project is Fishbones, a rocket launcher from League of Legends:
A Monument Valley level based on the world of Journey. See the entire image below, as well as Monument Valley plush characters.
The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past's overworld as a 3D papercraft map:
In the Transformers Animated universe there exists a pair of Cybertronian plumbers who bear a striking resemblance to Nintendo's most famous bros, and now they've got their own third-party action figures.