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New Wave Toys - Home of Replicade Amusements
Recreate classic video arcade ambiance in your own home for a fraction of the cost of full sized, vintage arcade cabinets. Introducing New Wave Toys™ sixth scale video game arcade replicas, RepliCade Amusements™. These miniaturized arcade machines are fully playable and officially licensed by the original manufactures.
games  shopping  videogames 
20 days ago by xr
The Cutting Room Floor
The Cutting Room Floor is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints.
games  history  wiki 
december 2017 by xr
Regex Crossword
Welcome to the fantastic world of nerdy regex fun! Start playing by selecting one of the puzzle challenges below. There are a wide range of difficulties from beginner to expert.
games  puzzles  crossword 
june 2016 by xr
Stern Pinball
Stern Pinball-related merchandise
pinball  shopping  corpmerch  games 
september 2015 by xr
Data Discs – DATA DISCS
Welcome to the home of DATA DISCS - purveyors of quality game soundtracks on glorious vinyl
shopping  music  vinyl  games 
august 2015 by xr
The Interactive Fiction Database - IF and Text Adventures
The Interactive Fiction Database is an IF game catalog and recommendation engine. IFDB is a Wiki-style community project: members can add new game listings, write reviews, exchange game recommendations, and more
databases  games  interactivefiction 
january 2015 by xr
Twine: the program that’s democratised the video gaming world | Technology | The Guardian
Twine games look and feel profoundly different from other games, not just because they’re made with different tools but also because they’re made by different people – including people who don’t have any calcified notions about what video games are supposed to be or how they’re supposed to work. While roughly 75% of developers at traditional video-game companies are male, many of the most prominent Twine developers are women, making games whose purpose is to explore personal perspectives and issues of identity, sexuality and trauma that mainstream games rarely touch on.  theguardian  2015-01  games  interactivefiction 
january 2015 by xr
The Arcade Flyer Archive - Home
The Arcade Flyer Archive (TAFA) is a digital repository for advertisement flyers that are used by the coin-operated amusement industry to promote the sales of its games. Over time flyers represent much more than a marketing brochure. They capture a unique blend of the industry's history, graphic design trends and advertising campaigns. Most importantly, they bring out the nostalgia of countless people who have grown up with the culture of video games, pinball machines and arcade games. Unique cabinet designs, attractive artwork and real screen shots -- all of which represent the visual language of coin-operated games, make flyers sought after items for collectors and effective tools for restoring games to their original factory specifications.
design  games  advertising  ephemera 
january 2015 by xr
J! Archive
The fan-created archive of Jeopardy! games and players—270,940 clues and counting!
games  trivia  tv 
november 2014 by xr
Fun for the Whole Family: Old Computer Ads Revisited
You may remember a few months ago I did a bit of a pisstake of some old ads from out of ancient computer magazines, concluding with this memorable “OH HOLY FUCK, LOOK AT THOSE KNOBBLY GREEN TRIANGLES!” one for the Apple ][.
advertising  games  2012-12  funny 
october 2014 by xr
Llamasoft And The Space Giraffe - YouTube

Uploaded on Jul 24, 2007
Google Tech Talks
March 6, 2007


Jeff "Yak" Minter has been developing video games from the Sinclair Spectrum era on up through the present day. If you were alive in the 8-bit years, you've probably played one of his games: Llamatron, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner and Idris Alpha were among the better-known ones. If you were one of the 30 people to buy an Atari Jaguar, you probably bought his "Tempest 2000" and "Defender 2000" cartridges. And if you own an Xbox 360, you've also seen his work: the builtin music visualizer is his creation. His current project is an XBox Live Arcade game temporarily titled "Space Giraffe", which is an attempt to bring the classic Atari game Tempest...  games  talks  video 
october 2014 by xr
Replay Amusement Museum - Vintage Pinball & Arcade Amusement
Replay Museum is a museum of over 100 pinball games, video games and other amusements from the past. Leave the coins at home, no quarters needed to play.
games  pinball  arcades  florida  tarponsprings  museums 
october 2014 by xr
Software: Audio Overload
Audio Overload emulates the sound hardware of vintage consoles and computers, allowing you to listen to completely authentic renditions of classic video game tunes. Audio Overload does not play music from arcade games; for that you should use M1.
audio  games  mac  music  software 
august 2014 by xr
arcade games, video games and slot machines...
Dear visitor, welcome to Arcade-History, a large searchable & comprehensive database which provides a WIP list of known antique & modern, rare, prototype, non-released and released arcade games from all over the world.
games  videogames  reference  history 
july 2014 by xr
Art of Stella - Interested in the Art of Atari?
We're working on a book that collects and celebrates the art, design, and illustration of the video game pioneer Atari.

Sign up for updates on our project and related info on the art of classic video games.
art  atari  design  games  illustration  packaging  videogames  books  1980s  covers 
july 2014 by xr
The Art of Atari: A celebration of game packaging's golden age | Polygon
The Art Of Atari: From Pixels To Paintbrush is an in-development coffee-table book that celebrates what some see as the golden age of video game packaging design.
art  atari  games  videogames  design  polygon  packaging  illustration  1980s  covers 
july 2014 by xr
Free Play Florida
Free Play Florida is a three day weekend dedicated to the love of the game. Running from November 21 to the 23rd of 2014 at the Double Tree Sea World hotel on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Many of the games you remember from your childhood as well as the latest in coin operated goodness will be on Free Play with your paid admission. Experience the classics all over again with Donkey Kong and Pac-Man, or your favorite Pinball machine!
games  events  videogames  orlando  florida 
june 2014 by xr
To the Mun and back: Kerbal Space Program | Polygon
How a Mexico City marketing company turned one employee's dream into a reality, and why NASA is teeming with little green men.
polygon  games  2014-01 
january 2014 by xr
The Fool's Errand et al.
the officious website of author Cliff Johnson
games  cliffjohnson  puzzles 
december 2013 by xr
Hard Drivin' - Lost Levels - A website about unreleased video games.
So on Lost Levels' tenth anniversary, I could think of no better celebration than to give Mark a call to discuss his work on Hard Drivin', the atmosphere at "unlicensed" publisher Tengen during a tumultuous time spent mainly in courtrooms with Nintendo and, yes, to provide a digital download of the game so that people can finally give it a shot. We still do that sometimes. Be gentle, this is a very early demo of the game; a lot of features hadn't been implemented yet, and because of the scanline-level trickery Mark employed, the game doesn't run correctly in any current emulator.
interviews  games  tengen  1980s  harddrivin 
november 2013 by xr
Arcade Ambience Project
As a child of the 80s, I will never forget the feeling of walking into a crowded arcade -- the sounds, smells, excitement, etc. This page is dedicated to recreating the audio portion of that experience in the form of a long, non-looping ambient audio track.
audio  games  history  mp3  ambient  backgroundsound  1980s  arcades 
november 2013 by xr
The Making Of: Berzerk | Features | Edge Online
It’s charming, yet brutal: a game that, back in the arcades, would lure players to its cabinet by broadcasting oddball one-liners, before stealing their money with unexpected ferocity. It’s simplistic, yet quietly thoughtful, building a world from stick-men and right angles, but populating it with clever ideas such as quirky AI that allows the enemies to make mistakes. And, for all the games it’s inspired, it feels like both forerunner and dead end: a rough sketch of a strange new genre, combined with that genre’s ultimate expression. Berzerk is weird.
games  1980s  berzerk  makingof 
november 2013 by xr
Luna City Arcade
Welcome to Luna City Arcade, my private home arcade.

Please note that Luna City no longer exists.

I am keeping this website active as a testament of what the arcade once was, and in the hopes of one day rebuilding.

Thanks for the good times!
games  arcades 
november 2013 by xr
Historical Software Collection : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive's software archives. Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic software, vintage software, antique software)
software  history  games  computers  archives  internetarchive  emulation 
october 2013 by xr
Lemonade Stand (1979) (Apple) : Apple Computer : Free Streaming : Internet Archive
Lemonade Stand is a basic economics game created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Charlie Kellner ported the game to the Apple II platform in February 1979. Throughout the 1980s Apple Computer included Lemonade Stand (along with other software) with the purchase of their systems.
games  vintage  apple  internetarchive  1970s 
october 2013 by xr
Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors - The Impossible Level - YouTube
This is the impossible level, boys. Impossible doesn't mean very difficult, very difficult is winning the Nobel Prize, impossible is eating the sun...

via ("Still the best cameo in videogame history"), retweeted by Penn Jillette]
games  loureed  pennandteller  youtube  video 
october 2013 by xr

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