Virtua Fighter Action Figures

Virtua Fighter was the first arcade fighting game to feature fully 3D polygon graphics, so these awesome actual 3D Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant ‘Figma’ action figures from Goodsmile make perfect sense. Hurry up and get your pre-orders now – you have till 24th February 2016!

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Source: Via Technabob
Image source: Goodsmile

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For The Statisticians: Guess The Correlation

logoGuess the Correlation is a fun little game with an 8-bit retro look (and sound) perfect for statistics geeks. Made by Cambridge University bioinformatics PhD student, Omar Wagih, the aim of the game is simply to look at scatter-plots and guess the correlation coefficient (R-value). Guess within 0.05 of the true correlation: +1 life and +5 coins, guess within 0.10 of the true correlation: +1 coin, and guess >0.10 of the true correlation: -1 life. Easy … or is it?

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Source: Via Gizmodo
Image sources: Guess the Correlation

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8-Bit Music Power For Your Famicom

8bit-music-power1If your Famicom is sick of old carts then this may be exactly what it was craving for – 8Bit Music Power, a new cartridge released for the Fami in over two decades! This retro 8-bit chiptunes cart will push the RP2A03 sound processor to its limit, making your Famicom pump to the beats.

You better be quick, there are only a thousand copies available of this cart, and at a price of US$29.99/~AUD$42.64, it will surely become one of the rarest gems for the Famicom.

The compilation consists of 12 tracks and features the talents of Yuriko Keino (Xevious, Pac-Land), Takeaki Kunimoto (Star Soldier, Ninja Hattori-kun) and Masahiro Kajihara (Trigger Heart Exelica, Princess Maker) among others. Complimenting the cool chiptunes is the nostalgic pixel art of Hiroshi Ono (Pac-Land, Bahamut Lagoon, Final Fantasy Tactics).

If your Famicom is in need of some new wares, then look no further than the 8Bit Music Power cart!


source: RIKI8BIT

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8bit-music-power3image source: Play-Asia

 

Total Recall: The Pinball Table That Never Was

TotalRecall_HDRCelebrating their 30 years in business, Stern Pinball Inc. is being quite active on their social media channels, releasing interesting facts about pinball. One that stood out to us was the unreleased 1990 pinball table based on the Total recall movie. Apparently, the Total Recall rare prototype never made it into production. Stern go on to say that “Designed to be a dual player team effort machine, it was ultimately scrapped for production and sent to the depths of the Data East factory. Sometime between 1996 and 2000 the machine “mysteriously disappeared”. Some say it went into the trash, some say it was broken down and forgotten. Some say that the machine made its way to places unknown and anyone who sees it in person is sworn to secrecy. No one knows for sure, and if they do, they aren’t talking.

Had Total Recall been produced as designed, it would remain today one of the most ridiculous pinball machines ever created. It was not meant to be, and will likely never be seen by the public again.”

We will definitely be keeping a close eye on these interesting and lesser known pinball facts coming from the great people at Stern!

TotalRecall_Mainsource: Stern Pinball Inc.

 

Altar Furniture: Beautiful Pinball Coffee Tables

Budapest-based furniture company Altar Furniture make beautiful (mostly interactive) coffee tables with superb attention to detail. Here are just a few of their marvellous creations, be sure to check out their website to see the whole amazing collection.

Future World
(made from 1978 ‘Future World‘ by Zaccaria)
Future WorldPanthera
(made from 1980 ‘Panthera‘ by Gottlieb)
PantheraHot Tour
(made from 1978 ‘KISS‘ by Bally)
Hot TourSMASH!
(made from 1979 ‘Incredible Hulk‘ by Gottlieb)
SMASHThe Beast
(made from 1987 ‘Arena‘ by Gottlieb)
The BeastThe Shuttle
(made from 1991 ‘Star Trek‘ by Data East)
The ShuttleThe Droids Series
(all made from 1992 ‘Star Wars‘ by Data East)
The Droid
The DroidThe Droid EVII
The Droid EVIIThe Red Droid
The Red DroidR2PO
R2PO

Source: Altar Furniture

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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The Ultimate IKEA Hack: The IKEAKÄDE

ikeakade2You want an arcade cabinet, but you’re short on space. Don’t fret, IKEA hacker ‘Johnny’ has you covered. Just grab an Allen key and follow his DIY instructions, and you too can have your very own IKEAKÄDE.

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He’s even added a LED marquee, awesome!

Video source: mrhwangify on YouTube

Source: IKEA Hackers via Mental_Floss

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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Thrill Of The Chase: The Dark Amiga

CDTV_1Don’t you just love when things happen unexpectedly? Well, this past week’s events were mind blowingly unexpected!

I was called by my great friend and fellow Press Play On Tape co-host, Daz (also from Retro Domination fame) to let me know that he had taken a trip up north and during his travels had found a Commodore CDTV! Not only was the CDTV complete with transmitter/mouse, remote, keyboard and a fair bit of software, Daz asked if I would be interested in the bundled deal for myself. Firstly, I was humbled that a friend thought of me when they came across something quite rare and unique, and secondly, the offer for me to buy it and for them to transport it back was an offer too good to refuse. To say I was excited would be a gross understatement – I made the offer, the seller accepted and Daz transported the CDTV bundle safely back to Melbourne.

To Daz and Pete (Console Domination), thanks heaps for thinking of me and giving me the opportunity to grab another retro gaming holy grail – you guys rock! As for what do I think of the CDTV? Well, let’s just say that the Amiga 500 has made room for it *winks*

She is a beauty!
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Connections galore!
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Oo’er, early 90s multimedia software!
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Looking forward to do some Sherlocking!
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Remote control your CDTV life!
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The all-in-one control centre (transmitter)!
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Now we can turn the CDTV into a full blown Amiga 500!
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It’s alive!
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We asked Daz to show us what else he found on his ‘retro road trip’ and without fail, Daz provided us with some mouthwatering photos, saying that they speak for themselves. We agree *wiping drool*

The beautiful C128!
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Great to see a TI-99 out in the wild!
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Oh wow, more TI computers!
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Atari ST represent!
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WANT!
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The loot is in the boot!Daz_0