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Back in the mid 1980′s, Nintendo was hard at work redesigning their Famicom console for a Western Release, trying to make it look more like a home appliance instead of a videogame system in hope of avoiding the same mistakes of the video game crash of just a few years prior. The boxy design was that we all know and love was created, and after their more videogame-ish redesign in 1993, it affectionately became known as the “Toaster” model, even though it looked more like a VCR. Fast forward to 2008, where modder Vomitsaw had a spare toaster and a spare NES, so what else to do than to make good on the nickname and re-case an NES into an actual toaster?
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RIP Sega Dreamcast. It’s been 15 years since it’s release in North America, and it definitely had it’s share of amazing, fun, strange, and quirky games. Despite being the first Next Gen console available the market, the Dreamcast was sadly overlooked by consumers in favor of the Playstation 2 (release March 2000), Xbox, and Gamecube (both November 2001), respectively. To memorialize the Dreamcast for it’s Crystal Anniversary, we copied a list of every North American game off of the internet, hammered out a list of the best and our favorite Dreamcast games, listed in alphabetical order.
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Every so often a portable comes along and almost completely changes the game. This is one of those projects. Bungle has been making outstanding portables for a while, but he really hit it out of the park with his fourth Nintendo 64 portable, the Controller Style Version 2.0. The best part about it? Plans are in the works to make this not a one-off, but a made-to-order commissioned model for a small production run.
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…and other terrible, unforgivable puns, but 3D Printing hits PortablesofDoom! The Up! Mini 3D Printer was purchased for the PoD Shop Office and Worldwide Headquarters (aka my house); a consumer level, fully assembled “Ready to Print out of the box” 3D Printer! The Mini is fully enclosed to keep prints from warping and to soften the smell (it’s burning plastic of course!) and it prints at a layer height of 200 microns (.2mm) while accepting both ABS and PLA finaments. Should be a great tool for make cases, case parts, toys, and etc. Let’s check it out!
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