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This is how it goes.  One company is creative, and gets tons of coverage… then there’s always someone trying to get famous by doing basically the same thing:

Precision-Syndicate-Glock-Nintendo-Zapper

Look familiar?

James-Bond-007-Tuxedo-NES-Nintendo-ZapperIf you recall, Black Sheep Arms made this original Glock Nintendo Zapper back in March and the internet loved it.  Jerry Miculek then shot it in a video where he dressed up as Mario.

The company who did this new one is called Precision Syndicate.  They did a pretty nice job on it, I’ll give them that.  I apparently just expect way too much out of people and companies though, because I really think that this description could have used a gentlemanly nod to the first guys who did it.  Since it’s the internet though, there are millions of people who will see the Precision Syndicate one and have no idea it was “done befo”.  Scrolling the comments, I don’t see any mention of the Black Sheep Arms one by anyone and there are ~150,000 shares on the post at the time of writing this.  I had to stop reading the comments after about 30 seconds, because I feel stupider than I did before I started.  I find that’s facebook in a nutshell… people seem to make it their job on there to always find something new to be outraged about.

Thoughts?

Gat tip: Kevin

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Jerry FTW:

Glock-Nintendo-ZapperI know some of your guys are irritated by Jerry.  Say what you will, but the man puts in a lot of effort and actually makes videos that are unique.

Just don’t get this Glock version mixed up with your Kickstarter release of Super Russian Roulette (now 421% funded *smh*).

Nintendo must really have a sense of humor about all this, for letting it slide with their trademark all over.

Thoughts?

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Oh wow… this is real:

Inspired by the best kinds of bar games (ones with simple rules that become more enjoyable the longer you play), by goofing around, and by my generation’s childlike enthusiasm for that piece of gray plastic, Super Russian Roulette (SRR) is a brand new party game for the NES. One unhinged 8-bit cowboy is prepared to call you yellow, call you crazy, mourn your death, or kick up his boots for the last time. One bullet waits in the light gun’s chamber. You, up to two friends, and The Cowboy take turns passing the pistol, spinning the chamber (or not!), and drinking to your own demise (or not).

Super-Russian-Roulette-NES-Nintendo-KickstarterIncredibly, at the time of this post there are 852 people who put forward $66,606 to potentially fake shoot themselves in the head or cheat death.  The topic of the game itself I find uninteresting, boring, and dark however it’s really neat they are making an actual working NES cartridge game, utilizing the Zapper to top it off… in the year 2016.

This comes on the heels of yesterday’s Nintendo Zapper Glock post.

Thoughts?  You interested in dropping $55 on the kickstarter to get this game?

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Holy this is amazing:

Glock-Nintendo-Zapper

Done up by Black Sheep Arms out of Texas.

That’ll show that stupid laughing dog haha.

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Richard Ryan wrecks new perfectly functional electronics again just to piss you off:

Richard-Ryan-YouTube-ENDOhahah Wii U.  It looks dumb, and I don’t even care enough to google what it actually is and does different that the Wii.

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This was bound to happen.  Someone put a real laser inside a Nintendo Zapper gun:

Wow that seems quite powerful for such a small unit.

If he doesn’t already carry the thing around in a Nintendo Zapper Gun Kydex Holster he is doing himself an injustice.

As cool as I think this is, I’m really not interested in going blind so i’ll probably stick to playing things I know more about.  I would like to make an XY-Table laser cutter though…

You can check out the DIY instructions with lots of pics over at the North Street Labs website.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Brent

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