Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Oct 30 2006
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Halloween
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Wizard Video only released two games for the 2600, both based on horror films: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a

Oct 23 2006
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Monster Bash
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Remember Monchhichis, those weird little thumb-sucking monkey dolls that were huge in the early '80s? Well, in Monste

Oct 16 2006
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Beamrider
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Once again, Earth faces certain annihilation, this time from an unnamed alien enemy who's wrapped the planet in a

Oct 9 2006
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Thin Ice
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The history of console gaming is filled with stories of marketing departments screwing up programmers' brilliant

Oct 2 2006
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Yie Ar Kung Fu
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You are Oolong, a kung-fu fighter out to avenge whatever the damn kung-fu fighters are avenging these days. You do

Sep 25 2006
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Quick Step
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Populous and Black & White let players experience life as a god, while The Sims lets them live in alternate

Sep 18 2006
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Rally-X
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In 1980, space-themed games were as easy to find as a Christopher Cross 8-track, but maze games were growing in

Sep 11 2006
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The Fairyland Story
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When the mid-'80s officially began in 1985, things weren't looking as good as nostalgic specials on VH1 would have

Sep 6 2006
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Snoopy And The Red Baron
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According to Snoopy And The Red Baron's instruction manual: "The dastardly Red Baron has stolen important food

Aug 30 2006
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Gremlins
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Gremlins was one of the most heavily merchandised films of the '80s, and since Warner Brothers released the movie

Aug 23 2006
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Space Cruiser
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The year is 2100, and you're the captain of a space cruiser, which is insightfully named Space Cruiser. Your mission

Jul 19 2006
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Space Fury
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Though character-oriented games like Mappy and Pac-Man were always popular and heavily merchandised, some of the

Jul 12 2006
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Eyes
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During the Golden Age of arcade games, kids could walk into virtually any business, confident that there'd be at

Jul 5 2006
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Astro Blaster
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Less than three years after Space Invaders and Galaxian popularized the two-dimensional space shooter, Astro Blaster

Jun 28 2006
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Cosmic Commuter
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It's the year 2075, and you're an Astrobus driver for the Galactic Travel Agency. Impatient commuters are waiting to

Jun 21 2006
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Super Glob
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In 1983, the console video-game market crashed into a landfill in the American southwest. Arcades were a different

Jun 15 2006
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Golf
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Your caddy isn't especially good (you'll only get the total yardage of the hole, and you'll never know how far you

Jun 7 2006
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Spider-Man
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As far as supervillains go, Green Goblin is kind of a dick. His big aspiration isn't world domination or fabulous

May 31 2006
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Night Stalker
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Intellivision's catalogue description of Night Stalker begins, "You're on the run. Your attackers are relentless

May 24 2006
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Congo Bongo
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A hunter is peacefully sleeping in his tent when that impish Bongo shows up and sets him on fire. Oh Bongo, you

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