This outstanding 1982 TV commercial makes me want to play my son's collection of vintage Atari 2600 games. Except, of course, for Pac-Man.
Polish author Stanislaw Lem's 1964 sci-fi thriller, The Invincible, is being made into a videogame by Polish game company, Starward Industries. Sayeth PC Gamer: The Invincible is a 1964 hard sci-fi novel by Polish author Stanislaw Lem about the crew of a powerful deep-space vessel that lands on the planet Regis 3 and learns some… READ THE REST
98 Kōshien is a high school baseball videogame released only in Japan for the PlayStation in 1998. One of the features is the ability to customize the pitchers' windups. This resulted in delightful ballets like the ones seen above and below. (via r/ObscureMedia) READ THE REST
In 1991, four developers created the original Mortal Kombat, a fighting game that upset adults because of its ultraviolence before growing into a massive media franchise. The characters were digitized sprites (two-dimensional bitmaps) based on the above video recordings of live actors kicking, punching, jumping around, and walking on a treadmill. It wasn't until Mortal… READ THE REST
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you're learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you've grown or… READ THE REST
With all the streaming services you're subscribed to now, do you really need cable anymore? Sure, local channels provide content that streamers can't match, but what else are you watching on cable channels that justifies that massive monthly cable bill? We're all trying to save cash, so cut the cord permanently but smartly, but dumping… READ THE REST
DevOps moves so fast they had to mash two words together into the job title so they could be said faster. It's a process of lightning-fast experimentation and iteration. Try something, see if it works, optimize it, and move forward. It's a constantly charging sequence of events that requires more than just the development talent… READ THE REST