At The Message, BB pal Andy Baio wrote a fantastic piece about the experiment he is running with his ten-year-old son: What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order? Read the rest
On eBay: a massive collection of 5700 console games, 5700+ games, and custom shelves for it all. Buy it now for (gulp) $164,000. Read the rest
Arcades in movies, 1975-1994. Read the rest
Remember the vidgame industry legend that in 1983 Atari dumped its stock of the "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill? Well, a pile of what's considered one of the crappiest vidgames in history has been unearthed. And the game's designer Howard Scott Warshaw, now a psychotherapist, was on hand.
"I've been carrying this thing, the theoretically worst video game of all time, for 30 years now," Warshaw said. "It was a game that was done in five weeks. It was a very brief development. I did the best that I could, and that's OK."
And, we present a new "Would you rather?" question:
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