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100 Geeky Gamer Innovations

From Instruments to Blankets, the Arcade is Here to Stay

— June 2, 2011 — Tech
Arcade games have always been fun and addictive, but these geeky gamer innovations prove that they don't have to stay within the confines of a console. The creations spawned from games have created numerous unique items.

With everything from instruments to blankets, geeky gamer innovations clearly span across a large array of products. These inventions are attractive to intense gamers and non-gamers alike. Arcade-themed cupcakes are coveted items for anyone who loves the simple characters featured in their favorite games, but also to those who love baked goods.

Take a look through these geeky gamer innovations and you might just be tempted to run to your nearest arcade for a good old classic game of Pac Man.

Implications - The video game industry is one of the most lucrative in the field of entertainment. Many current gamers grew up playing these games and have a special connection to the brand/game as a result. To capitalize on this long-term relationship, companies should focus on finding as many ways to diversify the video game character as possible -- movies, toys, pastry products -- every opportunity must be considered.
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Coin-Operated Reality Shows
Coin-Operated Reality Shows
The Pac-Man Reality Show is Currently in Development
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99
Arcade Game Accessories
Arcade Game Accessories
MafiosaGrrl Crafts Barrettes and Brooches in a Sweet Retro Shape
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98
Rock 'n' Roll Arcade Games
Rock 'n' Roll Arcade Games
The Rolling Stones Pinball Machine is a Fun Tribute
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97
Geeky Gamer Adhesives
Geeky Gamer Adhesives
The Space Invaders Packing Tape Makes Moving More Fun
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96
Gigantic Gamer Remotes
Gigantic Gamer Remotes
The World's Largest Nintendo Controller is Actually Functional
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95
Behemoth Arcade Games
Behemoth Arcade Games
The Giant Google Xoom Labyrinth Steals the Show at Google I/O 2011
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94
4,000-Level Arcade Games
4,000-Level Arcade Games
World's Biggest Pac-Man Features Thousands of Crowdsourced Levels
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93
Teeny Arcade Games
Teeny Arcade Games
Microscopic Pac-Man is the Only Game Invisible to the Naked Eye
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92
Tablet Arcade Sticks
Tablet Arcade Sticks
ThinkGeek's Joystick-It Brings Retro Control to the iPad
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Sweet Arcade Animations
Sweet Arcade Animations
Blankchip18's Gummy Bear Animation Proves Vintage Games are Sweet!
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90
Arcade Gamer Blankets
Arcade Gamer Blankets
The Pac-Man Fleece Blanket is the Perfect Throw for Those Chilly Nights
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89
Socially Revived Retro Games
Socially Revived Retro Games
Foam Snake Frenzy is a Classic Arcade Game Remade with Social Gaming
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88
Slimmed-Down Arcade Systems
Slimmed-Down Arcade Systems
The Neo Geo Consolized MVS is a Trimmed-Fat Version of the Classic
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87
Retro Gamer Seasonings
Retro Gamer Seasonings
Add Some Spice to Your Meal With the Space Invaders Salt & Pepper Shakers
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86
Arcade Appcessories
Arcade Appcessories
Pinball Magic for iPads Transforms the Tablet Back to Classic Gaming
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85
Gaming Kegs
Gaming Kegs
You Don't Have to Pull Over for a Beer in the Octane 120 Beer Arcade Machine
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84
Classic Arcade Instruments
Classic Arcade Instruments
The Pac Man Ukelele Takes a Bite Into the World of Music
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83
Real-Life Space Invasions
Real-Life Space Invasions
'Space Invaders in Real Life' Will Have You Grabbing Atari Controllers
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Virtual Penmanship Gadgets
Virtual Penmanship Gadgets
'Pen De Touch' for the Tachi Lab Projects Revives Old-School Writing
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81
3D Arcade Games
3D Arcade Games
Road Fighters 3D from Konami Brings 3D Gaming to Japanese Arcades
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80
Shoot 'Em Up Tees
Shoot 'Em Up Tees
These Light Gun T-Shirts Will Make You Wish You Brandish Your Arcade Guns
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79
Geeky Gamer Coolers
Geeky Gamer Coolers
Stay Chilled During Heat Waves with the Space Invaders Ice Tray
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78
Video Game Phone Cases
Video Game Phone Cases
The CoverMe Cartridge Cases are Retro Accessories from Meteor
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77
Gaming System Arcade Mods
Gaming System Arcade Mods
Morris Umali Turns a Few Xbox 360s into Oversized Usable Joysticks
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76
Arcade Art
Arcade Art
Nick Dart Celebrates the Beauty of Coin-Operated Gaming
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75
Strategy Game Scrubbers
Strategy Game Scrubbers
The ‘Game Over Sponge Set' Washes Pots with Pac-Man
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74
Arcade Kegs
Arcade Kegs
The Ultimate Gaming and Drinking Experience Made Possible by the Arkeg
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73
Low-Resolution Timekeepers
Low-Resolution Timekeepers
The Pixel Time Wall Clock Will Digitally Format Your Day
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72
Arcade Icon High Tops
Arcade Icon High Tops
The Mad Foot Mad Pac-Man is for Sneakerheads With Pac-Man Fever
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71
Vacbot Arcade Games
Vacbot Arcade Games
Roomba Pac-Man Makes Cleaning Enjoyable
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70
iPad Arcade Mods
iPad Arcade Mods
Ion iCade Gaming Cabinet is a Retro Revelation
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69
Nerdy Arcade Block Sets
Nerdy Arcade Block Sets
These Pac Man Bots are the Perfect Accessory for Retro Gamers
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68
Arcade Game Buns
Arcade Game Buns
The Circle K Pac-Man Cookie is Being Gobbled Up by Japan
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67
Video Game Electrocution
Video Game Electrocution
Painstation 2 is a Video Game That Inflicts Shock
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66
Retro Gaming Piggy Banks
Retro Gaming Piggy Banks
The Tetris Piggy Bank Keeps Your Arcade Money Safe
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65
Space Invader Prints
Space Invader Prints
Mr. Kane's Retro Atomic Art
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64
Gamer Drink-Chillers
Gamer Drink-Chillers
The Pal Pac-Man Ice Cube Tray Brings the Arcade to Cooling Beverages
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63
Mini Mobile Arcade Games
Mini Mobile Arcade Games
Tiny Version Lets You Play Pac-Man at Your Desk
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62
Pop Culture Pasties
Pop Culture Pasties
An Online Shop Offers a Line of Pac Man Pasties to Cover Up Your Goods
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61
Ice for Gamers
Ice for Gamers
Tetris Ice Cube Trays
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60
Solar Powered Arcade Game
Solar Powered Arcade Game
Soccermania
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59
Space Invaders Door Mat
Space Invaders Door Mat
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58
Game Character Streets
Game Character Streets
Super Mario Bros Avenue is Unveiled in Zaragosa, Spain
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57
Arcade Inspired Photography
Arcade Inspired Photography
Bernard Arce's Photos Capture Real Mortal Kombat
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56
Arcade-Style Workout
Arcade-Style Workout
Turning the Wii into a Gigantic Machine
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55
Gamer Mug Rugs
Gamer Mug Rugs
Space Invaders Coasters Keep Your Tables Safe from Watery Aliens
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54
Live Animal Arcade Games
Live Animal Arcade Games
The Marine Catcher Features Lobster
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53
8-Bit Multi-Tools
8-Bit Multi-Tools
The Space Intruders Multi-Tool is Perfect for Geeky Handymen
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52
Steampunked Retro Games
Steampunked Retro Games
Monster MAME is a Franken-Fresh Take on Retro-Gaming
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51
YouTube Video Games
YouTube Video Games
'Street Fighter' Takes Online Gaming to a New Viral Dimension
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50
Geeky Baked Goods
Geeky Baked Goods
The Space Invaders Cake Mold is Perfect for Hungry Gamers
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49
Race Track Arcade Games
Race Track Arcade Games
The Pinel & Pinel 80's Arcade Trunk is Auto-Inspired
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48
Shot Glasses for Gamers
Shot Glasses for Gamers
Atari Shot Glasses Make Drinking (even More) Fun
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47
Geeky Cutting Boards
Geeky Cutting Boards
Space Invaders Chopping Block
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46
Retro Arcade Nightlights
Retro Arcade Nightlights
Fend Off Your Nightmares With Help From Pacman's Enemy
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45
Video Game With Real Cars
Video Game With Real Cars
Initial D Arcade Machines Very Life-Like
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44
Netbook Arcade Mods
Netbook Arcade Mods
The Nanocade by Rasmus Konig Sorenson Remodels Your Netbook
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43
Space Invaders Wall Decals
Space Invaders Wall Decals
Space Up Your Wall
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42
Classic Arcade Games at Home
Classic Arcade Games at Home
Relive the 1970s with ‘Retro Space' Machine
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41
Reinventing Retro Games
Reinventing Retro Games
Pacman for xBox Live
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40
Arcade Furniture Creations
Arcade Furniture Creations
The Pinball Coffee Table Brings the Arcade to Your Living Room
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39
Street-Legal Gamer Autos
Street-Legal Gamer Autos
The Sega Outrun Car by Garnet Hertz is a Driving Arcade Game
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38
Interactive Gaming Urinals
Interactive Gaming Urinals
Place to Pee
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37
Nostalgic Arcade Lighters
Nostalgic Arcade Lighters
The Pac-Man Zippo Celebrates 30 Years of Classic Gaming
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36
Alcoholic Gamer Heroes
Alcoholic Gamer Heroes
The Robert Brockway ‘Drunk Ryu' Puts a Twist on 'Street Fighter
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35
Arcade-Inspired Furniture
Arcade-Inspired Furniture
Qayot Pacman Seating
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34
Baked Gamer Snacks
Baked Gamer Snacks
Xbox Controller Cupcake Pops are as Detailed as Real Remotes
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33
Pixelated Gaming Icons
Pixelated Gaming Icons
Doe Eyed Design Releases 8-Bit Posters of Classic Gamer Heroes and Villains
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32
Boxer-Branded Kicks
Boxer-Branded Kicks
The Nike Manny Pacquiao Trainer Won't Be Worn by Mayweather
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31
Retro Arcade Clocks
Retro Arcade Clocks
The Pac Man Alarm Clock Wakes You Up in Old School Style
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30
Steampunk Pacman
Steampunk Pacman
Artist Turns the Classic Arcade Game into a Working Winding Toy
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29
Gamer Illumination
Gamer Illumination
Space Invader Light Shades are Nerdilicious
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28
Gamer Smartphone Displays
Gamer Smartphone Displays
The PIP-Boy 3000 iPhone Case Pays Homage to 'Fallout 3'
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Retro Gaming Toasters
Retro Gaming Toasters
The Space Invaders Toaster Cooks Your Toast and Your High Score
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Geeky Game Villain USBs
Geeky Game Villain USBs
Fans of Mario Will Jump for Joy Over This Piranha Plant USB Key
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Life-Sized Pinball Machines
Life-Sized Pinball Machines
Modular Exhibits New Lighting in an Innovative Way
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24
Revealing Video Game Experiments
Revealing Video Game Experiments
Rooster Teeth Team Tests Gaming's Most Scandalous Costumes
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Casual Concrete Gaming Furniture
Casual Concrete Gaming Furniture
The Panna Foosball Table Has the True Spirit of Street Soccer
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Retro Gaming Mania
Retro Gaming Mania
PacMan Keeps on Chomping
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21
Retro Gamer Graffiti
Retro Gamer Graffiti
The Space Invaders Mosaic is Aiming for World Domination
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20
Artistic Grenades
Artistic Grenades
Decorative War Tools from DaWanda Make Aggression Stylish
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19
Pac Man Shelving Units
Pac Man Shelving Units
The Puckman Bookcase Will Gobble Up Your TV
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18
Arcade Game Hardware
Arcade Game Hardware
These DIY Pac-Man Nails Bring Recreation to Construction
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17
Custom Cartridge Urinals
Custom Cartridge Urinals
The Nintendo Video Game Urinal is a Gamer's Dream Bathroom Project
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16
Pixelated Gamer Jewelry
Pixelated Gamer Jewelry
Geek Out Wearing These Year Retro Accessories
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15
Geek Chic Accessories
Geek Chic Accessories
Pac Man Cufflinks
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14
Pixel Fashion
Pixel Fashion
Designers Embrace Graphic Dots
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13
Pac Man Street Art
Pac Man Street Art
Katie Sokoler Livens up the Streets With Pacman
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12
Retro Fantasy Wardrobes
Retro Fantasy Wardrobes
Vintage Cartoon and Sci-Fi-Dresses
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11
Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
These Pixelated Atari Ads Remind Gamers of the Company's Roots
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10
Live-Action Classic Video Games
Live-Action Classic Video Games
Pac-Man The Movie
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9
Retro Arcade Furniture
Retro Arcade Furniture
These Classic Arcade Game Tables are Sure to Bring You Back
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8
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
The Gamerator
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7
Retro 8-Bit Gamer Seats
Retro 8-Bit Gamer Seats
Sit on the Space Invaders Chair Instead of Playing the Game
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6
Retro Cool Fashion
Retro Cool Fashion
Space Invader Hoodies are for the Nostalgic Nerd
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5
Geeky Magic Mugs
Geeky Magic Mugs
Heat-Sensitive Coffee Cups Display Pacman When Heated
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4
Fictional Anatomy
Fictional Anatomy
Pac Man Skull, Bugs Bunny, Gummi Bears
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3
Geeky Gamer Cake Toppers
Geeky Gamer Cake Toppers
Studio Sweets Creates the Perfect Nerdy Cake
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2
Tattoos of Classic Video Games
Tattoos of Classic Video Games
Permanent Pacman Ink for Extreme(ly Nerdy) Gamers
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1
DIY Arcades
DIY Arcades
Cure Your Nostalgic Cravings With Your Own NES Gaming System
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