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  1. Water-Cooled, Wall-Mounted Wii Console Mod

    For all of the Wii's faults, the console is actually quite aesthetically pleasing. Case modder Martin Nielsen took that sleek, white rectangle and turned it into something of which a mad scientist would be proud. Almost as if ironically, Nielsen water-cooled the unit with tubes that look similar to the bombs from Die Hard: With a Vengeance, even though the underpowered-by-current-generation-standards console is one of the most least likely pieces of hardware to even come close to overheating. Dubbed the UNLimited Edition, the case is made of CNC-milled aluminum, the unit is cooled by two 22 cm coolant reservoirs filled with cerulean-tinted liquid, and the front of the case is transparent so one can see their copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl spin while they're browsing forums for Friend Codes. Discs load in through the top, and the unit is wall-mounted, so one can make room on their shelf for a system that actually has games releasing in the month of May.

    (via Wired)

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  2. Super NES Modded to Play Games From Many Classic Gaming Platforms

    Using an SNES, Instructables user vigothecarpathian spent about $200 stuffing a mini-ITX motherboard into the frame, then added a bunch of emulators to the mod, which include NES, N64, Neo Geo, MAME, Game Boy Advance, Sega Genesis, and even Commodore 64. The super console sports an HDMI port, so all of the old games work well with modern televisions and monitors, and vigothecarpathian also managed to get the SNES controllers working with the console using a simple USB converter, while other controllers can be plugged in via USB as well. Head on past the break to see a video of the super console in action.

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  3. Modder Ben Heck Makes See-Through Portal Shirt [Video]

    Internet celebrity and skilled modder, Benjamin Heckendorn, otherwise known as Ben Heck, has created a "see-through" shirt in honor of Portal, in what is probably the best Portal-related fan-made creation yet. Read one past the jump for the surprisingly simple details. Take that, all those Weighted Companion Cube pillows. No, Ben Heck doesn't work for Aperture Science, he simply hooked up an LCD display to the front of a shirt and a CCD camera to the back. The camera captures whatever his back is facing and display it on the LCD display in the front. That's pretty much it. He did seem to use a red portal, though; to Portal fans, an obvious mistake--unless Mr. Heckendorn is showing support for the upcoming Portal 2 co-op. Then it's alright.

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  4. Famous Console Modder Ben Heck’s Internet Show Starts Today

    Benjamin Heckendorn, aka "Ben Heck," will be getting his own internet show courtesy of element14, which will showcase modding projects tackled by the established modder himself. The show starts today and will be broadcast on element14 and Revision3.

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