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.
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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.
Step 1: Dismantle the frame
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).