Cool gaming stuff.
The Atari 2600, released back in 1977, is one of the most game consoles – and it’s a true classic. Some guy has spent quite a lot of time making a lamp out of an old dead 2600 and I think it’s quite cool.
Over at ThinkGeek you can get ahold of a classic Atari joystick with a modern USB connector. It works with console and arcade emulators including Stella, VICE and MAME and is compatible both with Mac and PC (no drivers needed). More info inside.
I am pretty sure you have seen a couple of easter eggs hidden inside software, games or a DVD. Here is a list of the 101 coolest easter eggs (at least if you should trust IT Security Editors) and it is quite fun to just browse through it.
101 coolest easter eggs [itsecurity.com]
You got to be a true enthusiast if you spend more than a year to port your favorite game to a really old platform. Toni Westbrook has spent a lot of time developing Shredz64 – a guitar hero clone for the Commodore 64. Amazingly enough it’s very playable. Check out some videos after the jump.
Today I got an exciting package delivered by UPS from the US. It was a nice Star Wars – Luke Skywalker mimobot and of course you are invited to share the holy unboxing procedure.
It looks like Microsoft want to move some serious volumes of their XBOX 360. This is a snapshot from a dutch magazine that comes out tomorrow morning and it looks like the new retail price for the 360 in Europe will be €199 (around $300) instead of the old price of €280 (around $430).
Dutch retailer advertises Euro Xbox 360 price drop [xbox360fanboy.com]