How the Gun on the Original Duck Hunt Worked

‘If you’ve ever played Duck Hunt or any of the other NES games that used the NES Zapper gun, you probably at one point or another wondered how the game actually knows where on the TV you are aiming the gun when you pulled the trigger. It turns out, the method for accomplishing this is incredibly simple, as is the gun itself.’


Source: Today I Found Out

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation

Allen from Sufficiently Advanced has cleverly automated his home in the best way possible…

‘With Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, I made a home automation system based off the Zelda series using the ocarina from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.’

Source: Sufficiently Advanced via Gizmodo

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Fury Fingers: Ghost Recon Wildtime

Fury Fingers are back with a new action comedy film based on ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’ – sanctioned and supported by Ubisoft.

Featuring wrestling, gun fights, fight choreography, car chases, drone filming, parkour and VFX, the film follows Iron, Atlas, Grimm and Beak are on a stealth mission in Bolivia (cleverly re-created in the South Australian outback), but party music, dead bodies, poor intel and general bad luck are ruining their chance of success…


Source: Fury Fingers on YouTube

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Strange Things Are Afoot At The Foodies Express

We were driving along on a sunny Sunday afternoon and out of the blue what did we spot?  An amazing little outdoor arcade outside a Fitzroy convenience store – no way!

Strange things are afoot at the Foodies Express

Shaq Attaq and World Cup Soccer pinball tables, 60-in-1 vertical multicade and Cruis’n USA

Time to play at this outdoor arcade

We even scored some free credits on the Shaq Attaq – excellent!

Slam dunk!

We left credits for the next pinball wizard. That’s the pinball etiquette

Goooooooaaaaalllllll!

He shoots! He scores!

The control deck is inviting

Park and play!

It’s amazing what you’ll find when you go cruis’n

Mario is everywhere!

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Westworld Intro – 80’s Version

If Westworld was an 80’s TV show…


Source: MessyPandas via Laughing Squid

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Mario Question Block Surprise Cake – Nerdy Nummies

Rosanna Pansino makes an awesome Mario Question Block Surprise Cake full of gold coins in this episode of Nerdy Nummies – yum!

Source: Rosanna Pansino via Laughing Squid

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Viva Vintage Las Vegas

Looking at all the tweets from people attending CES 2017 brings back fond memories of our last trip to Las Vegas back in August 2015. We had visited before (and had a great time), but on this trip we really took a step back in time and had a blast visiting heaps of fantastic vintage attractions.

The Pinball Hall of Fame

The Pinball Hall of Fame is a hidden gem, it’s an enormous 900 square metre, air-conditioned warehouse full of playable vintage pinballs. There are over 150 from the 50s to the 90s, plus a few newer ones and arcade machines for good measure. The Pinball Hall of Fame is run by the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club and profits are donated to the Salvation Army and other non-denominational charities.

Address: 1610 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas NV 89119

Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11am to 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am to midnight

Cost: Free entry, USD$0.25 – USD$0.75 per game

The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum is a non-profit organisation that collects, preserves and exhibits Las Vegas signs. Visitors can take a guided tour of the Neon Boneyard, an outdoor gallery with over 200 famous signs from the 1930s to present. Tour guides are full of fascinating information about each sign and Vegas history. Tours start in the visitors’ centre housed in the iconic La Concha Motel lobby – an historic shell-shaped building designed by famous architect Paul Revere Williams.

You can also check out the Urban Gallery – restored, working signs on display along Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s free and self-guided, just follow the map.

Address: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas NV 89101

Hours: Neon Boneyard tours (one hour, day and night) seven days a week, times vary seasonally, advance ticket purchase is recommended

Cost: USD$19 day tours, USD$25 night tours

The Toy Shack

You may have spotted the ‘World Famous’ Toy Shack on the History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars’ – but nothing compares to visiting in person. The relatively small store is packed from floor to ceiling with an awesome collection of vintage toys, mostly from the 80s and 90s. Think Star Wars and Star Trek, Hot Wheels and Matchbox, My Little Pony, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe and more. There are some really special items worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, but there are heaps of great toys priced at just a few dollars too. You can literally spend hours in this wonderful shop. (Also see our full Toy Shack write up).

Address: Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St. #117, Las Vegas NV 89101

Hours: Mon – Thurs: 10am to 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am to midnight, Sun: 11am to 7pm

Cost: Free to browse, toys priced for all budgets

The Fremont Street Experience

The Strip is huge and happening, but lacks the old-school charm of the original Vegas entertainment hub. The Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment district in historic downtown Las Vegas. So, what’s there? Viva Vision – the world’s largest video screen (450m x 27m, 12.5 million LED lights) above a bustling pedestrian mall, light shows, live concerts, the SlotZilla zip line and iconic casinos like Binion’s, the Golden Nugget and Main Street Station.

Unique things to see: A piece of the Berlin Wall in the men’s toilet in the Main Street Station Casino, the Shark Tank at the Golden Nugget Casino, the Mob Museum, the vintage slot machines at The D Casino and one million dollars cash on display at Binion’s.

Address: 425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5620

Hours: All hours

Cost: Free entry, various prices for different attractions

Photo by vegasexperience.com

Photo by Anne Braly

Photo by Ruth Rieckehoff

Just like Elvis, you’ll wish there were more than the twenty-four hours in the day – Viva Vintage Las Vegas!

(Photos by ausretrogamer unless otherwise stated)

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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