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?
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.
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.
We should have gotten action figure tie-ins for every game Activision released on the Atari 2600, but we didn't, because marketers were stupid back then. Dan from Chicago Toy Collector makes up for the oversight with this killer custom G.I. Joes. Can you guess which figure goes with which game?
Console painter Ozcan continues to do what he does best, turning rather plain video game consoles into electronic works or art.
LEGO really are amazing little blocks, aren't they? You can build insane contraptions out of bunches of them, including custom clocks. Custom clocks that actually work.
Last March boutique PC maker Digital Storm unveiled the Aventum, a powerful gaming PC with a custom-engineered cooling system. They called it the "world's most advanced PC", and models started at nearly $4,000. Now Digital Storm is readying the Aventum II, featuring a copper tube liquid cooling solution and an even…
Fighting game fans go great lengths to create their own custom arcade controllers, personalized weapons carved from raw passion to wage a war against all comers. What if the same ingenuity and passion were applied to a non-fighting game like StarCraft II? I think it would go a little something like this.
This amazing 1/6 replica of Atari's Star Wars Arcade cabinet features a real working control yoke, glowing coin slots, and a fully playable emulated version of the original game. The 1/6 replica of Luke has no soul.
Konami came close to a satisfying 3D Castlevania experience with Lord of Shadows, it was missing a certain something. Something that Nick "Nario" Hagman found in Minecraft by recreating the entire original game, block-by-block.
After months sequestered in his secret underground lair, LEGO artist Baron von Brunk emerges with a massive Super Mario Bros. 3 airship that rivals any other block-meets-pixels creation I've seen. Behold its glory.
I've seen many a custom arcade joystick in my days, but none moved me quite as much as the world's first and only Michael McDonald Arcade Fighting Joystick, now available on eBay.