Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #33: Motivational Pokemon, Cyberpunk Game Boy Mask, LED Tetris Tie

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

Motivational Pokemon

Let’s face it: if you wanna go the extra mile and be a Pokemon master, you’re gonna need some motivation–more than ever in fact, since there’s over 650 of the blighters now with more on the way. After all, I’m not about to argue with anything that tells me to “get plenty of rest” or “keep dreaming”–I’m already great at that.

Imgur user  rocksox created this gallery of motivational posters, starring everyone’s favourite pocket monsters. There’s some pretty clever geek jokes for fans of the series, with legitimate advice made into puns by the habits of particular Pokemon. Throw in the series’ font and these are pretty much perfect.

Cyberpunk Game Boy Mask

With the PS4 and Xbox One approaching, the console wars are only just beginning. And if video games have taught us anything, it’s that zombies will control and consume our planet. With those things combined, let’s face it; we’re heading towards a dystopian future. And if you’re going to live in a cyberpunk era, you’re going to have to look awesome.

Here’s Tsuyoshi Morita’s Game Boy-inspired “Thunderbox” project. The main attraction here of course is the amazing mask that looks as though it’s assembled through parts of the iconic handheld system. There’s also a pretty sick shirt with a Game Boy skull. Who knew that dot matrix brick could look so metal?

LED Tetris Tie

Considering you can play Tetris on any device imaginable, as well as on buildings, I don’t see why we can’t play them on our clothes. Thanks to the genius Bill Porter, now we can! He made this tie which plays out a game of Tetris using LED lights.

While it currently places blocks by itself at random, this is just a prototype. Bill hopes to add basic AI, and/or to make it playable by humans via smart phones and a bluetooth connection.


To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #32: Mario Cake, Assassin’s Creed Drawers, Playable DK Barrel. You can find all our back episodes here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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