Pinball: What Would Be Your Dream Theme?

*** POLL CLOSED on May 9, 2018 ***

OK, it is time to head to Utopia where everything you want is there, including every pinball machine that doesn’t exist!

Having said that, in an ideal world like Utopia, which one of these pinball themes would you like to see made?

For the record, we would love an original Masters Of The Universe based pinball theme, with the player assuming the role of Prince Adam who has to become He-Man to free Eternia from the evil clutches of Skeletor! The playfield would be complete with Snake Mountain and Castle Grayskull interactive toys, left and right orbits and a couple of ramps to get the pinball juices flowing. Oh yeah, the artwork would have to be done by Alex Ross, with the below masterpiece as the backglass art!

source: sideshowtoy

This time around we will give you all more time to cast your very important vote – the poll will close on Wednesday, May 9! Spread the word and vote now or forever hold your peace.

We just hope Stern Pinball¬†and/or Jersey Jack Pinball are reading this ūüėČ

 

PAX Aus 2017 Cosplay

One of the main highlights at every PAX Aus is the cosplay. Even if you weren’t there this past weekend, you will definitely appreciate the awesome cosplay highlights package we have for you here – and to think, this was only the tip of the great cosplay iceberg!

Overwatch cosplay was well represented!

A bunch of Links. Now, to find Zelda!

Weird and Retro’s Kelly-Maree as Lollipop Chainsaw’s¬†Juliet Starling

Press Play On Tape’s Phoebe as ‘The Puppet’ – FNaF2

Dragonair!

Of course we were bound to find a super couple

Skyrim by the awesome Combustible Props and Zel T

Zel T is gonna get ya!

A close cut!

2B (Nier Automata)

Even Pyramid Head makes friends with Nintendo characters

Nintendo Man?

Blathers and Celeste flew to PAX Aus too!

Sewn Chaos Orianna – Legendary indeed!

Cross-Cosplay = Roadhog (Overwatch) and Deadpool!

photos by: Alan Ly and ms. ausretrogamer

 

Pokemon Theme By A Computer Hardware Orchestra

Floppotron - featuredPaweŇā ZadroŇľniak, a.k.a. Silent, is the inventor of the amazing¬†‘Floppotron’ – a¬†computer hardware orchestra of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners. Follow the link to see how he made it.

Watch this incredible machine play the theme song from the Pokémon TV show theme.


source: PaweŇā ZadroŇľniak on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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Paper Video Games

In this clever stop motion animated video by MysteryGuitarMan (a.k.a. Joe Penna), classic video games (Asteroids, Flappy Bird, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, Pac-Man and Pokemon to be precise) are recreated using printed or projected stock footage Рvery impressive and very cute!

Also by MysteryGuitarMan:
Stop Motion Mario

Stuck in a Video Game

Source: MysteryGuitarMan via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Smokin’ Hot Jazz Cover Of The Pok√©mon Theme

Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame) gives us a smokin’ hot jazz cover of the Pok√©mon theme song, featuring¬†Sara Niemietz¬†on vocals – we can’t stop listening!


Video source: Scott Bradlee on YouTube

Source: via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer 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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Discover Pokémon in the Real World with Pokémon GO!

featured imageA whole new Pokémon experience is coming in 2016: Pokémon GO! This novel augmented reality game will let you find, catch, trade, and battle Pokémon in the real world using your iPhone or Android device.

You will also be able to play with a ‘Pok√©mon GO Plus’, a small device that connects to your¬†smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies you about game events via¬†an LED and vibration (forget about your Apple Watch!).

pokemongoplus

Pokémon GO is being developed by Niantic, Inc. who created the popular mobile augmented reality game Ingress.


Video source: The Official Pokémon Channel

Source: The Pokémon Company International

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer 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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Good Chemistry: Video Game Periodic Tables

Chemistry was never my favourite subject ‚Äď I preferred biology and physics. However, I did like learning the Periodic Table (especially singing the Periodic Table Song ‚Äď scroll to the bottom of the post for a sing-along video). I must not be the only one fond of the Periodic Table as some very clever people have created video game themed versions, enjoy!

A Periodic Table of Xbox Games
xbox periodic table
Source: Herd of Cats via Geekologie
Complete list of the Xbox ‘elements’

A Periodic Table of Final Fantasy Characters
final fantasy periodic tableSource: Via Geekologie

 A Periodic Table of Controllers
controllers periodic table
Source: Flickr via Geekologie

A Periodic Table of Video Game Characters
video game characters periodic table
Source: I Heart Chaos via Geekologie

It’s-a Mario the Periodic Table
mario periodic table
Source: Design By Humans

A Periodic Table of Pokemon
pokemon periodic table
Source: Kuinala – DeviantArt

As promised, here is the sing-along video of the¬†Periodic Table Song ‚Äď There‚Äôs Hydrogen and Helium Then Lithium, Beryllium Boron, Carbon everywhere Nitrogen all through the air…

 The Periodic Table Song

Source: AsapSCIENCE

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

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