Super Mario 64 TV Stand

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Remember those maps that teachers would pull down to cover the chalkboard in class? Exact same deal here. This idea was born because I hate dusting my TV and game consoles, and wanted a fun way to conceal everything when not in use.

Accessible Steering Controller

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Logitech started selling some accessories for the excellent Xbox Adaptive Controller, so I thought I’d pitch this controller accessory. It could potentially allow gamers to drive a car with a single finger.

BMO Gaming Handheld

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I’ve owned an LDK Game Console for several months now, and every time I use the thing I’m reminded of BMO from Adventure Time.  Just swap a few colors around and you are done. I’m hoping LDK considers issuing this color variant in the future, I would certainly grab one.

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 PS4 Controller

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Sony owns PlayStation and Ghostbusters, so why not combine the two? This is a very simple design: the back of the case is molded in red, the shoulder buttons are translucent blue for the sirens, and lastly the USB cable is royal blue to match the hose that hangs on the car.

Thought about making the OPTIONS and SHARE buttons yellow, but they are probably injection molded with the rest of the buttons (whereas the shoulder buttons are a different color). I also wanted to add chrome accents, but that would be difficult too.

Maybe Sony could make these as a promo product for the new movie? A matching console could be done as well (if there’s interest I could add a mockup here), but without a new tie-in game that would be unlikely.

4-Player Tabletop Arcade

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Cocktail arcade cabinets have been around for decades, but they are usually for 1 or 2 players. I believe there are enough games to enable a 4-player tabletop version.

This gadget is made possible by an IPS display, a superior display that can be seen clearly from all angles. I also want to include rotary joysticks, which can be toggled like a joystick for regular games (Pac-Man), or rotated for spinner games (Pong). The rotary joystick can be a button as well.

Game Genie Nintendo Switch Dock

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A popular item these days are “mini docks” for the Nintendo Switch, where you transplant the internals of the Switch dock into a much smaller case. The mini docks are very compact, and they do not scratch the screen when docking the console.

I think it would be great if such a dock looked like the NES Game Genie, mostly because the extending bracket makes for a good easel. Does anyone else miss cheat codes? It used to be such a big deal in gaming.

The one party trick I would include is that the case also stores the GameCube controller adapter, hidden behind the flap:

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The GameCube adapter isn’t essential to everyone, so the space could be used for storing game carts or other small accessories.

Lunchbox Game Console

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This design combines retro gaming and the lunchboxes that were popular in the 80’s. I was inspired by the Nintendo GameCube, which had a handle on the back of the console for portability. Thought it would be nice to have a complete console kit for travelling.

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The console stores beneath the “window” of the lunchbox, so it can show off its large sticker, in this example I went with Mega Man. Two controllers, HDMI cable, USB power cable, and wall adapter all store underneath the console.