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Dawn of War II team start Warhammer 40,000 Rhino tank mod

Dawn of War II team start Warhammer 40,000 Rhino tank mod

It takes more than just a simple press release to get a new game noticed these days, which is why THQ have gone a few steps further to publicize their upcoming Dawn of War II.  They've taken a real British army FV432 tank into the workshop and are setting about modifying it into a life-size Rhino Space Marine transport vehicle from the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Super Nintendo modded into a handheld

Super Nintendo modded into a handheld

One thing about gamers is that we can't resist getting a little sentimental when it comes to the classics. Well one modder managed to create a very nicely done Super Nintendo handheld and then once he made the first he made a second in black.

The PS3 Xbox Controller mod

The PS3 Xbox Controller mod

Back in April Ben Heck modded a PS3 controller to fit inside of an Xbox 360 one. Well now he's decided to flip that and cram an Xbox 360 controller inside of a PS3 one.

Circuit-bent Pikachu Instrument is terrifying

Circuit-bent Pikachu Instrument is terrifying

I have always had just a bit of animosity towards Pikachu, he's just way too perky. Anything that is that excited all of the time needs squished immediately, preferably under an ACME sized mallet. Not turned into a MIDI-controlled circuit-bent musical instrument.

Touchscreen Eee PC 901 mod

Touchscreen Eee PC 901 mod

Working on the principle that there can never be too many touchscreen Eee variants, jkkmobile has a new tutorial for adding such a panel to the ASUS Eee PC 901.  The 8.9-inch touchscreen panel itself costs around $70 on eBay (plus shipping); then it's just a case of opening up the 901, locating power and USB connections, and carefully squeezing everything in.

Check out the demo video of the touchscreen Eee 901 after the cut

ASUS Eee PC 900 30G suggests straightforward SSD upgrade path

ASUS Eee PC 900 30G suggests straightforward SSD upgrade path

Further close-up examination of ASUS' latest new facet to the Eee PC range, the hard-drive toting Eee PC 900 30G, suggests the notebook might be more interesting than first believed.  While the prospect of an Eee 900 with the SSD storage swapped out for a more mundane (though slightly larger) 30GB HDD doesn't seem too impressive, Mobile01's pictures of the unit's internal setup reveal that the way ASUS has fitted the drive itself may be the real development.

 

NES and controller fitted inside light gun

NES and controller fitted inside light gun

I'm all for cool console mods, especially when it's something old-school like an NES. However, sometimes I see one that makes me stop and wonder why on earth someone would make such a creation. Take, for example, this light gun which has an entire NES stuffed into it.

Eee mods & hacks: add Bluetooth, GPS, FM transmitter & more

Eee mods & hacks: add Bluetooth, GPS, FM transmitter & more

If you bought into the ASUS Eee early on, and now are looking enviously at the array of budget ultraportables available today, why not redirect your angst into crafting an upgrade for the compact notebook.  Since there are numerous points on the Eee motherboard where both 3.3v and 5v power can be tapped into, plus some extra space in the casing, adding an internal Bluetooth adaptor, GPS or card reader (to mention just a few) can be relatively straightforward.

NES clone all inside of an NES Controller

NES clone all inside of an NES Controller

There have been a few NES controller mods, but one modder managed to fit a famiclone inside of his. The mod was made specifically for his girlfriend for her birthday, since she is a big NES fan. Which also means he was a little more thorough to make sure it was right just for her.

The famiclone comes with several built-in games, so many actually that he was extremely disappointed when he couldn't manage to play them all before giving it to his girlfriend. With the controller itself, by using the 2nd player control port you can also use a Lightgun.

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