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Seven months and 1,400 photos later, Halo's Needler becomes real

The unmistakable Needler weapon from the Halo series has been made real, thanks to Harrison Krix of Volpin Props. Krix constructed the above replica out of various plastics, resin, wood, glue, electric wiring, LED lights and good old-fashioned moxie. The project took seven months, and if...

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Custom steampunk Xbox 360 controller hits auction

eBay user "troxin_kustoms" is selling the custom (and working, he claims) Xbox 360 controller mod you see above, a painted beauty meant to resemble a less advanced, repurposed construction material. Alongside the custom paint job, all of the face buttons and analog sticks have been ripped out in...

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Finally, the perfect joystick for ... StarCraft?

The proprietors of fighting game fan site Shoryuken posed an interesting question to its community recently: Can you design a functional fight stick for playing StarCraft 2? It appears you can. The winning design – as demonstrated by "Mauricio" in the video above – sports a modded...

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Today's old car junk is tomorrow's video game controller

Every unused car part you have is basically living in your place, rent free. Did you know that? How do we keep letting this junk get away with that? Well, here's an idea: turn that lazy junk into working video game hardware. Jason Torchinsky did just that, using an old power seat controller from an...

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Not all arcades are dead: The story of one kid's DIY cardboard arcade

Caine is not your average nine year-old boy. In his dad's used auto parts store in LA, he's constructed his own DIY cardboard arcade -- it's there now; you can totally go see it and play. Seriously, the kid built his own claw machine! He's even devised a security system so that people won't rip...

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Teagueduino used to create analog shoebox video game

Most game developers are locked in a tiring, endless technological arms race -- but not Teague, a Seattle-based tech design firm. Using their proprietary Teagueduino software, the team created an analog video game in a shoebox. It's about as Lo-Fi as things get; and it's ridiculously charming....

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'Game Boy Music' video is exactly what it sounds like

Following in the footsteps of groups like Anamanaguchi and Starscream, YouTube user MrSeberi has discovered a brave, radical new musical application for a piece of video game hardware with which you're likely very familiar. Check out his take on "Game Boy Music" in the video posted below!...

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DIY Kinect TV stand uses $10 worth of materials

If PDP's official Kinect TV mount is a bit too pricey for you, Instructables user Riffraff67 has designed a sort of shelf for the Kinect that uses about $10 worth of materials and about 15 minutes' worth of labor. It might look, well, insane, consisting of a metal plate (in the example, a...

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DIYer puts some rumble into a NES controller

The problem with old technology is that it's ... well, it's usually pretty old, by definition. We get spoiled by the new stuff -- things like wirelessness, ergonomitude and tactical feedbackery. Well, in the case of the latter, it would seem we now have someone to look up to: Andy Goetz. He's...

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Halo Elite costume sets the bar for DIY

Oh, you've made your own assault rifle from Halo? That's cute. Wait, you've made your own Spartan suit? Meh, it's okay, we guess. See, the dudes at Peter Mander FX have ruined us forever, because they've produced about the best homage to Halo one could ever hope for: the ultra-realistic Elite suit...

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