The Ocelot is one of the most bizarre homemade consoles I’ve ever seen. It looks more like a piece of scientific equipment than something you’d play video games on. In all honesty there’s no reason for it to exist at all, but thanks to its determined builder, console modder Matthew Carr, it does.
Check out this cool replica Warframe gun someone made using 3D printing. But not just any Warframe gun: the quickfire Aklex Prime pistol, otherwise known as the White Ranger in firearm form. You can see more pictures of it, as well as how it was modeled, printed, and painted, here.
The Game Boy is so iconic it’s transcended the limitations of its hardware to become something more than just an old handheld for playing old video games. Chiptune artists make music with Game Boys . Clothing manufacturers plaster them onto t-shirts and hoodies. More eccentric designers have inserted them into the…
Behold: A 1982 Montgomery Ward boombox that reels cassette tape and translates invisible signals broadcast over the air into rad tunes. Okay, that’s not exactly bleeding-edge tech. But, it has one thing other boomboxes haven’t got: a working SNES Classic inside.
Want to watch a cardboard Optimus Prime being built? Sure you do! YouTuber Hamster & Toy recreates Takara Tomy’s “Speed Change” series of Transformers toys.
Remember the NES Max? It was a weird boomerang-shaped controller from 1988 that was, like so many things, ahead of its time. Decades later, a retro modder has given the peripheral a more modern feel—specifically, the feel of an Xbox One analog stick.
I love my Switch, but you know what was also great? The GameCube. If only there were a way to combine the two...Oh wait, there is! At least if you’re as clever as this DIY modder.
The JVC Videosphere looks like it’s from an alternate future despite being several decades old, but that didn’t stop one YouTuber from getting games from the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and an Alienware gaming PC all running on it.
The outside of this PC screams 1991. The inside, however, is very much from 2018.
Matt Phillips has been working on Tanglewood, a new game for the Sega Genesis, for a few years now. Set to release sometime this year, the project has been a challenging endeavor but one which hasn’t dissuaded its creator from doing the same thing for his next game.
Since its first DLC, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has given players the option to look back at all the places they’ve traveled by showing their path in green, known in the game as the “Hero’s Path.” While the feature has always been neat, it looks even more unique and intimate when turned into a real-life…
3D printed wolf Amiibo are pretty adorable. BurninCoco made them using a filament with a high percentage of wood (yes you can 3D print things with what amounts to saw dust) and although they don’t actually serve any purpose, they’re still pretty cool looking. You can see a few more pictures of them over on Imgur.
The Steam Link is a nice way to play PC games when you’re not at your computer. Usually people set it up in their living room to so they can play on a TV while sitting on the couch, but the device can be turned into a nifty arcade machine as well.
Ever since the Nintendo Switch released last March, people have been painting them, modding them, and 3D printing all manner of accessories for them. One of the latest is a Joy-Con grip that can fit your phone inside it.
Nintendo’s Switch is an excellent gaming console, but it is noticeably not Watermelon Red and painfully un-transparent. Over the winter holiday I decided to fix both of those glaring issues. All it took was an inexpensive third-party shell replacement kit, and an extra set of Joy-Cons to replace the one I broke in the…
You might remember the Genesis Nomad as Sega’s mammoth 1995 successor to the Game Gear. It was huge and heavy and ran on six AA batteries. Decades later one owner was fed up with subsidizing the Energizer Bunny and decided to add a rechargeable internal battery pack of their own.
Hats off to the maker of this Mario Odyssey custom Nintendo Switch dock. Etsy creator Senpai3D has 3D printed a number of Nintendo-themed accessories and mods but this one, spotted by Tiny Cartridge, is especially charming. It even has room for a few Amiibo.
Custom controller designer Shed of Dreams decided to make a PS4 dualshock inspired by the new Monster Hunter: World game coming next year. I’ll give them this: it definitely looks like something you might craft from the remains of dead monsters.
While there are a lot of great custom designs for the Switch popping up every week, the Funtastic N64-inspired ones are my new favorite. Nintendo started releasing translucent colored variants for the N64 back in 1999 with the release of Donkey Kong 64. What console mods currently have you excited?
Nintendo launched the Switch on March 3 of this year. The system was surprisingly well received. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was amazing, plus it was portable, and the Switch has been gaining momentum ever since. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t have a d-pad.