Tag Archives: retro

Howard T. Duck

(Via deviantART.) “Alright, people—and I use the word derogatarily—we can do this the wrong way or my way!” —Howard T. Duck

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Retro Flask

(Via Ink Whiskey.) For the drunken inner child in us all: A company called Ink Whiskey has filled a much-needed niche by creating a line of novelty NES game cartridges that are in fact flasks. There was even a successful … Continue reading

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Channel 3

(Via Amanda Blain.) I too grew up in an era when… …the only way to properly front-load an NES game was to stuff several slices of Wonder Bread between the cartridge and the upper cabinet. …you had to flip the … Continue reading

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That one time sexism would’ve earned me points.

I lost this round of Anticipation because I didn’t think the game would go there. It did. Lesson learned. :p

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Life was richer then…

Bill Watterson: It’s always better to leave the party early. If I had rolled along with the strip’s popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now “grieving” for “Calvin and Hobbes” would be wishing … Continue reading

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Yeah, you blow into the cartridge.

Batsly Adams, an electrical engineer, has coded and constructed an actual 8-bit breathalyzer game. You blow into a modified game cartridge that’s connected to an NES controller input. The best part: You get to enter your initials into the “Alco-Hall … Continue reading

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Really Weird Game Controllers

It just so happened I was watching the Angry Video Game Nerd’s rant regarding the Atari 5200 when I spotted this blog entry in my feed reader this afternoon. There are some really, really weird video game accessories out there. … Continue reading

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Legotivity

I think I know where my current love of pixel art stems from: Legos. Pixels are just flat Legos, right? I loved Legos (and Lincoln Logs) as a kid, and now, as a hapless adult, I love pixels. Modern-day developers … Continue reading

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100 Games Cupcake Game

This is sweet—literally: That’s 100 cupcakes for 100 classic games in celebration of 100 years. Hover over the question mark beside each cupcake for the answers. Deliciousness. Also delicious: the annual Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll, over at the Critters.org … Continue reading

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Super Cheater!

If I’d known as a kid the cheat code to unlock the shortcut linked above (which is not actually from the game, but still a way-cool vector job nonetheless), I would have been so pimp. Does anyone remember being small … Continue reading

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