The lights are on
Am I the only person who loved Xbox 360's faceplates? I thought Microsoft was going to make a killing off of those things, but they ended up flopping faster than APB. Granted, the selection in stores usually sucked (what was with the wood faceplates?), but I thought that they made for great pre-order bonuses, not to mention a way for gamers to express themselves a little bit. The Xbox 360 in my house features a Blue Dragon faceplate (imported from Japan), and my work 360 is rocking a bloody BioShock faceplate. I also have five faceplates hung on a wall in my game room.
Moving forward, if we want any color on our consoles, we'll have to add it ourselves. Here's hoping all of our artistic endeavors look just as nice as Flickr user Porl's Sega Mega Drive (also known as a Genesis in the United States).
And on that note, if you've painted a console of your own, email pictures of it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also shoot them to me on twitter at Andrew_Reiner. If I like what I see, I'll gladly feature your work in our Gamer Culture section.
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So you put the game in his eyes.....ow..
That's awesome. I'd do the same to my Genesis if I had any confidence in my painting skills.
the contrast with the game lable is kinda funny
but its still really nice
I would buy that, like your mom. BURN!
Oh I have upload my old xbox painted it with Okami crap on it first I need to find what I did with it.
I loved the faceplates. If the price would have been a little lower, I would have purchased a few of them.
I wonder if APB is going to be the new definition of "fail" in gaming.
I would have bought a Bioshock and a Borderlands faceplate. And I think APB might be the new Superman 64.
This is cool
That's neat. And nice job painting it.
well times to start playing my genesis again.
really cool dude... Congrats
that looks great. they should have sold them like that.
That is one very slick looking Genesis. And I for one wholeheartedly agree with you Reiner, I loved faceplates, especially the ones that came with console skins as well.
I wouldn't paint a console unless the original finish was already beat up or discolored.
Yeah, I was hoping the console skins would have stayed around(always had my eye on a skin for the PS3 that was a red card Spade with a black skull).