Walyou » Mods http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:39:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 PlayStation Mod Turns Console Into Final Fantasy VII Tribute http://walyou.com/playstation-mod-turns-console-into-final-fantasy-vii-tribute/ http://walyou.com/playstation-mod-turns-console-into-final-fantasy-vii-tribute/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215323

Spanish modder MakoMod is taking us back to the industrial city of Midgar with his console ode to Final Fantasy VII.

The seminal Square-Enix role-playing game appeared on the PlayStation in 1997, so it would only make sense for MakoMod to transform the Sony gaming machine into an incredible miniature of the game’s central setting.

Everything is gosh darn spot-on here. Heck, even a downer like Cloud would crack a smile at Mako’s work. The mini-FFVII Midgar has glowing lights that recreate the look of the town in-game, and you can even identify specific in-game locals like Aerith’s church and the train station, which was the opening scene to Final Fantasy VII.

Over at MakoMod’s blog and Facebook page, you can check out more pictures of their PSone Final Fantasy VII console, some that even detail its entire assembly. Really shows how much great work went into this special mod. You can also find the other impressive console mods Mako has worked on in the past at his blog, too. Totally recommended.

Source: MakoMod

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RC Millenium Falcon drone is unbelievably cool http://walyou.com/rc-millenium-falcon-drone/ http://walyou.com/rc-millenium-falcon-drone/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:00:56 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215080

As if drones weren’t geeky enough yet, here comes one shaped as the Millenium Falcon from the Star Wars movies. There’s nothing wrong with going full geek.

This special drone you see above is the creation of a redittor by the name Olivier-FR – it’s themed after the Millenium Falcon, and although we don’t know how fast it can do the Kessel Run, we know it can accelerate up to 18 miles per hour. The drone is a quad copter without FPV and GoPro shenanigans that instead uses an incredibly detailed Star Wars chasis that the author even shared so everyone can make their own.

The fun doesn’t end here, though. The author has already mentioned that his next project is going to be based around the TIE Fighter’s design – now we’ll just need some X-wings and we’ll be ready to recreate our own battle for Hoth.

Via Engadget

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24K Gold Xbox One & PS4 controllers for classy gaming http://walyou.com/gold-xbox-one-ps4-controllers/ http://walyou.com/gold-xbox-one-ps4-controllers/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:27:16 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=214964

A killstreak or achievement collection is not the only way to show status when it comes to gaming: you could literally flash your 24K gold controller instead.

The new consoles by Sony and Microsoft have been out for a while, yet we had not seen a great amount of modding performed on them yet. It’s finally starting to happen, though, and now we get to see the PS4 and Xbox One controllers in 24-karat gold versions. Keep going down for more pictures.

The process to create this effect is quite long and complicated. It was done by ColorWare, who struggled and succeeded in creating a beautiful glossy finish that weigh 24k, and now can be bought for $299 each – if you consider you’re very literally buying gold, it’s not that expensive, is it?

The controllers chosen for this mod were the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers. It is only the outside that has been modified, and everything else about them remains intact, and more importantly, functional. You can very much literally play with these. Only 25 of each exist, so if you want one for yourself, be sure to snatch it ASAP, especially considering these are absolutely going to become a collector’s item.

Via Hi Consumption

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Laptop mod houses both a PS4 and Xbox One inside of it http://walyou.com/laptop-mod-ps4-and-xbox-one/ http://walyou.com/laptop-mod-ps4-and-xbox-one/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:46:09 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=214796

The same modder we had seen creating portable versions of Microsoft and Sony’s latest consoles is back in action with his biggest project yet.

Halo or The Last of Us? How about both? The latest project by master modder Eddie Zarick consists of a laptop case expanded and rearranged to hold both Microsoft and Sony’s latest consoles, the Xbox One and PS4 respectively. This was done as a request, and took over a month of work. There is a switch on the back users can flick to toggle between consoles (only one can be on at a time), but surprisingly, no heating issues at all.

We had seen Zarick’s previous mods at Walyou (Xbook Duo: Two Microsoft Gaming Systems In One Laptop and Portable PS4 laptop mod: this is your destiny), but this is the first time he’s combined these two consoles in one single case. They just keep getting better and better! Now if only he manages to cram a Wii U in there for some mandatory Smash Bros breaks, it’ll be just perfect.

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Xbox One Controllers modded with Star Wars themes http://walyou.com/xbox-one-controllers-star-wars/ http://walyou.com/xbox-one-controllers-star-wars/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:56:00 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196603

No matter what game you’re playing you could always use a little extra help from the Force (may it always be with you). These controllers might help you channel it at the right time.

It’s not like we ever stopped talking about Star Wars, but nowadays everyone is! And who can blame them, that last trailer for the upcoming Episode VII has sent our hype levels through the roof. What this means for us, though, is that we’re coming across more Star Wars related gadgets, mods and gear, and that we can’t wait to share all of that with you. In this case? In an Xbox One controller mod, themed after Darth Vader and Boba Fett.

This is the creation of Air Effex, who can be reached out at his Facebook page to get your own custom version, related to Star Wars or not.

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Xbook Duo: Two Microsoft Gaming Systems In One Laptop http://walyou.com/xbook-duo-two-microsoft-gaming-systems-in-one-laptop/ http://walyou.com/xbook-duo-two-microsoft-gaming-systems-in-one-laptop/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196357

Witness the combination of Xboxes past and present in this laptop gaming mod.

What’s better than a Xbox One console mod? A Xbox One and a Xbox 360 console mod. Gadget enthusiast Ed Zarick has done just that with his Xbook Duo, a console laptop mod that has built-in capabilities for Microsoft’s current and previous console offerings, which can be played on a collapsible 22? 1080p Vizio LCD monitor.

Stylish as it may be, I imagine the Xbook Duo would be a behemoth to lug around. Not surprising when you consider how bulky the Xbox One already is… Then you try to force (precisely, of course!) another console in such a relatively compact space? Well, it would be like trying to fit a walk-in closet’s worth of clothes into a tiny suitcase.

Tight fit, huh?

Logically, I very much doubt bulk was much of a consideration in the design phase. Getting that slick combo working together was at it’s forefront, and in that case – a laptop case (haha!) – the Duo is fantastic. CD loading trays for both console can be found on the side, and while you can’t operate both at the same time, switching between either is as simple as a press of a button.

Source: Ed’s Junk

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Super Smash Bros. Ported To TI-83 Calculator http://walyou.com/super-smash-bros-ported-to-ti-83-calculator/ http://walyou.com/super-smash-bros-ported-to-ti-83-calculator/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196285

You can settle it in Smash. And you can also settle it in Smash on a calculator through an awesome port made by a TI-83 homebrewer.

Super Smash Bros. will be making its triumphant debut this week on the Nintendo Wii U, but silently on another orthodox platform too. Omnimaga forum member, Hayleia, has been busy making a version of the all-star Nintendo bash, called Super Smash Open, for the Texas Instruments’ TI-83 series of calculators that’s available for download right as we speak.

Why would you opt for a version of Smash Bros. that you can only pick two characters, Fox and Falco from Star Fox, and none of the frills that come with the Wii U one? Well, you wouldn’t. But it is an amusing port for all things. One that is being continually worked on by Hayleia, and who is currently seeking for more folks to help with its further development.

The project is both free to download (it even has a two-player mode, albeit one where you have to share a calculator to play) and free to improve, so if you’ve got the programing know how, you might be able to expand the roster and fix it up with a few more gaming options.

Similar TI-83 calculator portings of Portal and Pokémon have been made in the past from devoted homebrewers of the hardware, and you can find more of their projects over at TI-Planet, a website dedicated in rounding up similar homebrew software for the TI-83.

Source: Tiny Cartridge

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Strange and scary: someone created a portable PlayStation TV mod http://walyou.com/portable-playstation-tv-mod/ http://walyou.com/portable-playstation-tv-mod/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:13:57 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=195073

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your PlayStation TV could become portable? What do you mean that is exactly what a PS Vita is?

In one of the strangest twists in the history of gaming, Sony’s portable console, the PS Vita became a home console too. At the same time, someone out there thought “you know what would be great? If the PS Vita TV was portable”.

And so it came to pass, the niche portable gone home console became portable again thanks to Gametech’s idea of plugging the console itself to a case, attaching HDMI and AC connectors, and getting it ready for the go. In the end, this ends up being slightly smaller than a Wii U GamePad, and almost as expensive as one too at 23,000 yen (roughly $200 USD).


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ChronodeVFD, the Steampunk Watch: who needs smart when you got steam? http://walyou.com/chronodevfd-steampunk-watch/ http://walyou.com/chronodevfd-steampunk-watch/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:14 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180428

Steampunk is back, and it never should’ve left! This is a Steampunk VFD wristwatch, with fantastic retro looks and modern usability

Between the Nexus and iPhones, PS4 and Xbox Ones and stuff, we got a whole new batch of gadgets, yet the steampunk mods are lacking. What happened? We used to get them so often… because we are still not ready to move on, here’s a new creation called ChronodeVFD. It’s a steampunk VFD wristwatch made by J. M. De Cristofaro, better known as “johngineer”. His blog even details the materials and building process so you can recreate your own, which sounds like a fantastic plan for a slow weekend.

Via Gadgetify

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Portable PS4 laptop mod: this is your destiny http://walyou.com/portable-ps4-laptop-mod-this-is-your-destiny/ http://walyou.com/portable-ps4-laptop-mod-this-is-your-destiny/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:03:34 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180122

Sony claimed that the PS Vita would make home console experiences enjoyable on the go, but it was actually a modder who really made it happen.

From the creator of the Xbook One, the portable Xbox One mod comes the Sony counterpart. This is a PlayStation 4 shrunk to laptop size, and is called the PlayBook 4. Taking inspiration from both the retail PS4 and Destiny PS4 bundle, the PS4 comes in two colors, black and white, with a matching controller.

Just like with the Xbook One, users can get in touch with the mod creator and get their own PlayBook 4 made for $1,095 USD if they send the console, or $1,395 if they would rather Ed bought it himself instead. Too bad the Wii U is already pretty portable thanks to its second screen, and we won’t see the Nintendo equivalent of this, right?

Via Technabob

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