Archive for January, 2014

Handheld videogame consoles have always been geek’s favorites. Playing on-the-go is awesome. But sometimes playing at-home is awesome too, and portable consoles generally don’t have TV-out capabilities.

That’s before Toru Katsuki made handheld videogame console capture cards under the name Katsukity. They handle most portable gaming consoles – DS Lite, DSi, DSXL, 3DS, 3DSXL and Vita – with work in progress to also mode 2DS soon.

3DS capture image courtesy of



I’m a geek, you’re a geek. We’re all geeks. And we like geek stuff. Like classic sci fi movies. Or movie props. So, when such prop pops on eBay, it is worth mentioning.

Well, the velociraptor cage crate from the 1993 blockbuster has been placed on the Bay. As of this writing, there are more than 150 bids, pricing it over $99,900 and we’re not even thinking about shipping charges yet, as it weights several hundreds pounds.

Velociraptor transport crate from Jurrasic Park – image courtesy of


In many places, arcades have gone to a decline.

Rare are now the places where gamers used to hang, play, gather and socialize. There are exceptions, but most states have regulations that render arcade places unprofitable.

What if there would be arcades anywhere? And free?

That’s what Kris Temmerman wondered. What if we built arcades in the street, bring it freely to anyone.

Storefront electronics pixel art arcade image courtesy of Kotaku



Apparently, Scotty is here right about now. Or they already left with a whale, who knows.

In a scene from Star Trek IV, Enterprise Engineer Mr. Scott reveils how to make transparent aluminium if he can get one tank to carry a whale in their spaceship.

Scotty trying to talk to the computer in Star Trek IV, image courtesy of