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Retro gaming art with Sonic the Hedgehog

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It seems like only yesterday since hanging a video game poster on the wall would have confirmed your secret identity as a friendless uber nerd.

But PocketGamer.co.ukhas decided to display its geek chic openlyand proudly, and invites you to do the same. It shows you how to make yourself a delicious - even controversial - conversation piece while saluting the entire video game industry (I am putting two fingers up to the pretentious art world) using an old copy of Sonic the Hedgehog and a cheap, ostentatious picture frame.

Games, it seems, really can be art.

For more top gaming DIY tips like this one, check out PocketGamer.co.uk.

For this instructable, you'll need an old picture frame (this one came from a charity shop), an old video game box (this is an original Sega Mega Drive/Genesis copy of Sonic the Hedgehog), a craft knife, a small screwdriver, some fabric and some masking tape.
 
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Step 1: Dismantle the frame

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You can go out and buy yourself a brand-new frame, if you're feeling particularly flush, but this ostentatious beauty was naught but a couple of quid at the charity shop.

It's not an antique or anything, just a piece of tat ideally suited to this deliberately cheesy project.

Blow the dust off it, and hack out the tacky landscape picture while retaining the backing board. This one was stuck in pretty good, with paper covering the back. One way or another, get the backing board out (the picture was glued to the back in this frame - yours might not be).
coolalvaro394 months ago
He'll yeha I'm making this
That game is realy rare.......
natnie4 years ago
Oh wow, I think I'm going to do this with my Mega Drive boxes!
Scammah4 years ago
Nice near mint copy of Sonic you have there. When I was younger I used to bend to little hanger part over and over again until it broke...now I wish I hadn't.
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