Retro games continue to emerge in all kinds of emulators, but Swedish artist and craftsman Love Hultén has created one that goes beyond if you really want an experience full of nostalgia. Its newest design, called Yesterday Vision, is a handmade monitor cabinet inspired by the middle century that can play classic systems games.
The Yesterday Vision contains a 19-inch 4: 3 monitor designed to have the distortion of curvature of an old CRT monitor. It also features full-range speakers and a built-in Raspberry Pi computer that emulates gaming systems such as SNES, NES, Genesis, NeoGeo, MAME, Atari 2600, N64 and PSX. You can also play modern games or connect your laptop to Yesterday Vision through an HDMI input on the back. It can also support the connection of up to four different controllers via Bluetooth. Use your own or you can ask Hultén to create a pair of wireless hardwood arcade drivers when you make your purchase.
Hultén has designed many fun emulators, such as the more portable R-Kaid-R that made rounds in 2016 and featured an arcade and button joystick, and Pyua, a "sanctuary" of Nintendo with a bubble dome. It is a strange juxtaposition to see modern technology that allows retro games to be played in a shell that precedes the games themselves. For Hultén, that is the point. By creating these strange pairings, he hopes that the pieces he makes will challenge our assumptions about how we relate the design of an object to its function.
If you want this artistic mashup from the past and the present, the Yesterday Vision is available for purchase for $ 2,799 (without VAT and shipping).