In a perfect world, you could have a cool, original retro gaming peripheral and
impress the sort-of-snooty steampunk
nerds at the same time. That day has arrived to do just that, as Love Hultén
has created a new wooden video game console called the R-Kaid-6. Inspired by various retro game consoles, the R-Kaid-6 features a custom version of the Maximus Arcade front-end for emulators and runs on PC innards from 2001. The unit also sports customized cables and two arcade joysticks that can be stored in the top of the base unit when not in use. So far, there's no set price for the R-Kaid-6, though the website states that the creator can be contacted if you're interested in purchasing the works displayed. Take a look, and remember that even the most annoying Modern Warfare 3
opponent screaming epithets at you over Xbox Live has to respect retro gaming goodness
in its purest form.