I can't help but love ThinkGeek's fake Steam console

— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2015

As much as I like Corsair's ballsy mechanical mouse, ThinkGeek's literal Steam Machine has to be my favorite prank tech product for April 1:

Source: ThinkGeek

Powered by coal and wrapped in mahogany, the Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet is a gorgeously retro gaming rig that would look right at home in Rapture. It's just for giggles, of course, but ThinkGeek has turned fake products into real ones before. Although a Steam-powered console wouldn't be practical, the associated controller at least looks plausible—and pretty sweet all on its own.

Nixie tubes would probably be a bit much for an actual gamepad, and the ergonomics of the handles look suspect at best. But I still want one.

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