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The 10 Craziest Console Mods Not Used for Gaming 

Brian Gilmore
Updated June 12, 2020 254.9k views 10 items

As this list proves, some console mods are absolutely breathtaking. From an R2-D2 that simultaneously plays every major console ever made with a built-in projector to XBox 360 laptops, the modding is a vast, wonderful world of skill and productivity. But then there are the people who take prized video games that could provide any person with thousands of hours of joy, and make them into accessories, or non-gaming gadgets. This is what this list features.

Some of these non-gaming mods are inspired, like Nintendo desk organizers (a disgrace to all Super Nintendo games). Some are dubious, like the N64 controller pipe. Still others, like a PS3 George Foreman Grill, are absolutely magical. These are the craziest ideas in the history of modern console modding, though none of these game console mods actually facilitate gaming at all.

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Nintendo System Desk Organizers
Nintendo System Desk Org... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 10 Craziest Console Mods Not Used for Gaming
Photo: GreenCub/Etsy

GreenCub, a console/controller modder on Etsy, is taking old Nintendo systems like the N64 and the GameCube and creating desk organizers. They've found really cool ways to fit all your pencils, paperclips and other office supplies in them.

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PS3 George Foreman Grills
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Video: YouTube

Yes, the guys over at The Real PS3 Grill transformed a PS3 into a functioning grill.

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Playstation 1 Tattoo Machines
Playstation 1 Tattoo Mac... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 10 Craziest Console Mods Not Used for Gaming
Photo:  Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

One prisoner in the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in West Sussex was using what was left of a Playstation 1 machine as the internal motor to power a homemade tattoo machine that he was using to ink up the other inmates. The machine was confiscated.

XBox 360 'Toys'
XBox 360 'Toys' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 10 Craziest Console Mods Not Used for Gaming
Photo:  Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

A website that no longer exists, specializing in transforming household items into adult paraphernalia, came up with another use for the XBox 360.

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