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8-Bit Gaming Blinds

By: on August 30, 2012

The resurgence of 8-bit Atari and Nintendo games in non-Atari and non-Nintendo forms. It's a phenomenon of second-decade-of-21st-century culture. Like zombies. Like bacon. Like, a wise soul pointed out to me the other day, the enterprising unicorn. Retro gaming has hit clothing, coffee tables (NES here, Atari here), wall decals, toilet seats, and now window blinds. On top of it, directblinds' throwback treatments for home decor don't just pay homage to Pac-Man and his Ghosts, Mario's life-granting mushrooms, and a bemusingly unintimidating invader from outer space, they do so in shaped compilations of old-school controllers and handheld devices.

Digitally printed on the buyer's choice of a black, white, red, orange, or yellow background, the gaming blinds are available in customized width and drop sizes, with pricing started at 99 GBP, or about $156. Featured characters, from Pac-Man to a Space Invader, are also available in several colors.

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Working Pip-Boy 3000

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SolarGaps - Solar Panel Window Blinds

$390 - $1,910 from SolarGaps »

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Mattel Classic Football Game Keychain

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Immersion - Gamer Rage Headset

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Classic Controllers

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ColorWare's Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Classic Controllers are pretty fly for a game guy. And also pretty pricey for a paint job. I don't care how precise and professional the controllers look, or how hard their red retro...

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Playable PONG Coffee Table

$990 - $1,290 from Table PONG Project »

The Atari PONG Table isn't the first example we've seen of an element of the gaming world transformed into a coffee table...that's still fully functional as an element in the gaming world. Remember this Nintendo controller...

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Teslasuit - Full-Body Haptic Suit

$1,100 - $3,665 from Teslasuit »

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An Anthology of Erotic Pokemon Go Stories

$8.88 from Amazon »

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