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Playable PONG Coffee Table

By: on April 09, 2017
$990 - $1,290
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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 coffee table from 5 years ago? But the guys behind the Table PONG Project did something interesting, and decidedly anti-modern-gaming, with their piece: they turned 8-bit into real-bit. The PONG Table is a physical interpretation of the beloved Atari game whose buttons and wheels control tangible, 3D paddles that whack 3D "balls."

The PONG Table mixes electronics and electric motors with magnetic fields to achieve a playable physical game. Players use a wheel controller to move their paddles side-to-side in an attempt to bump the gliding magnetic cube across its magnetic "field." The addition of buttons allows more precise players to hit curves, and add mods that affect the other player's pad movement (e.g., Freeze, Drunk, Reverse.)

The PONG Table has the game's iconic digital clock displayed on its top, plus rack-mounted USB ports if you want to stream live gaming music.

The PONG Table is currently in its last few days of funding on Kickstarter; if you want one of your own get your pledge in here by April 13, 2017.

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Working Pip-Boy 3000

The electronic Personal Information Processor (PIP) manufactured by RobCo Industries in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas is now a viable acquisition to your non-gaming, non-digitized, biological life. Which is not only...

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Mattel Classic Football Game Keychain

$11.99 from Perpetual Kid »

Mattel's handheld Classic Football gets sized for even smaller hands in this mini version of the iconic 70s game. Calling it a "keychain" is a bit of a stretch - unless you like stuffing keychains the size of Little Debbie...

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Millennium Falcon Asteroid Coffee Table

$6,499 from Regal Robot »

The only thing this Millennium Falcon Asteroid Coffee Table is missing is my feet. As Han Solo and Chewie expertly maneuver their ship through an asteroid field to evade Vader and his fleet, I relax with a Bud Light Lime...

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Elbow Cassette Tape Player

By: Elbow »

Elbow recently completed a market test survey on their low-tech, ultra-portable concept that will revolutionize the way you play...uh...mix tapes. A clip-on arm with a pulley system, the Elbow cassette tape player spools...

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Classic Controllers

$199 from ColorWare »

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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Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition

$349.99 from ThinkGeek »

Die-hard Fallout fans, avid gamers, and gadget-giddy dudes in general, I present to you: a working Pip-Boy Model 3000 Mk IV replica. Also known as: your Sunday morning hard-on. Sure, you could call ThinkGeek's Deluxe...

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75 Years Of DC Comics

$120 - $340.33 from Amazon »

75 Years Of DC Comics is the kind of Batman v. Superman Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill could only dream of making. This collector's book archives rare images and artwork from the major Ages of DC's history into a high-end...

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TinyScreen Video Game Kit

$74.95 from Tiny Circuits »

The Tiny Arcade goes handheld. Tiny Circuits' TinyScreen Video Game Kit gives DIY gamers the chance to build their own miniature console. At the heart of the kit is the TinyDuino processor board, an Arduino Uno board...

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Atari Flashback Portable

$49.50 from Amazon »

The Atari Flashback portable console is indeed here to console. The handheld 2600 will give a there, there pat on the back to everyone who didn't get an NES Classic before Nintendo announced they're discontinuing them...

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Retro Thick Brick Cell Phone

$56.99 from Amazon »

I smell a gift for the grad comin' in hot! Giving an LBER KR999 classic thick brick cell phone to young whippersnappers is like giving them a piece of history to take with them into the future. It's a reminder of where...

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The Don Vino Wine Table

$3,500 - $5k from Chicone »

I'm crowning the Don Vino Wine Table "The Godfather of Wine Storage." Not just because creator Chicone Cabinetmakers has given it the Italian Don honor, but also because it is a unique, classy, and dually functional piece...

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Immersion - Gamer Rage Headset

My 13-year-old nephew has had gamer rage for, like, 5 years now. Oh man, he used to get SO MAD when the levels got harder in Super Mario Galaxy. Sometimes, if he knew he was about to die, he'd pause the game, hurl the...