Mini Nintendo NES Classic Edition Will Make 80s Kids Very Happy
Jul20

Mini Nintendo NES Classic Edition Will Make 80s Kids Very Happy

Thankfully all of the Nintendo fans from the 80s are going to have a lot to rejoice about. Nintendo is planning on releasing a mini NES console with 30 of the most iconic games from the system. Yep, things are going to get very awesome. Nintendo NES Classic Edition “The NES Classic Edition will retail for $60, or about half of what an original NES goes for on Ebay. On the Virtual Console, the 30 NES games included have a value...

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How much does it cost to buy Pac-Man?
Jun07

How much does it cost to buy Pac-Man?

Even here in 2016, there’s no shortage of ways to get your Pac-Man fix. The first two pages retrieved by entering Pac-Man in Google are Google’s Pac-Man “doodle” from May 21, 2010, which you can play right on the search page, and a link to Free Pac-Man, which is a site offering many free variations of Pac-Man (and not a page looking to free an imprisoned Pac-Man). But what if playing Pac-Man on your laptop—or your smart phone or your...

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Learn ‘How to be Cool’ From An 80s Video Game Magazine
May05

Learn ‘How to be Cool’ From An 80s Video Game Magazine

How to be Cool at a video game arcade? Is that something you really worried about in the 80s? Well, one 80s gaming magazine seems to think so. In the 80s going to an arcade was far more than heading over to Dave and Busters for beers and games, much like it is today. Instead, video arcades were a place where you could possibly make a name for yourself within that particular realm. It was all about high scores and ruling the joystick....

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ 80s Inspired Video Games Are Full of Nostalgia
May04

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ 80s Inspired Video Games Are Full of Nostalgia

As 20th Century Fox continues to promote the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film, the company has decided to teaser three 80s styled video games titled, Revenge of Hero X, Mutant All-Stars and Mutant Conquest. “In the movie, this version of 1983 is an America where humans and mutants co-exist,” according to IGN. “The influence of mutants has now permeated pop culture, including arcade games!” These games feature a...

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Are These the ’80s Most Notable Moments?

CNN is debuting a new original series tonight called The Eighties and as part of an intense marketing campaign has been highlighting some of the decade’s biggest political, cultural and technological impacts on today. Recently, it released 80 moments from the ’80s that it thinks are the most notable events of the decade. The list includes events like: February 22, 1980: Miracle on ice happens as U.S. hockey team defeats...

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Atari Making Comeback With 100 Classic Games In Atari Vault
Mar23

Atari Making Comeback With 100 Classic Games In Atari Vault

Get ready to jump back into one of the original gaming experiences ever with the new Atari vault. Atari is opening up its fault of 100 classic titles from the 70s and 80s, giving you a chance to relive that nostalgic feeling that comes with the blocky 8-bit graphics. “Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100 of the most popular iconic games from the 70’s and 80’s. Now with online multiplayer capability, this extensive catalog...

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Q*bert Fever!
Jul20

Q*bert Fever!

When I was younger there were a few choice video games that I was drawn to when I hit the movie theatre, pizza parlor or especially, the arcade. Sure I loved Donkey Kong, Asteroids and what seemed to be every girl’s game of choice – Centipede. But there was another little character just as important in my life as everyone’s favorite, the star of the show, Pac Man. He was little, orange and had a little weird snout. He was an excellent...

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Chat with Spy Hunter Game Designer
Oct02

Chat with Spy Hunter Game Designer

By Dave Ellis One of the most awesome things about video games in the early 80s was that, just about every time you went to the arcade, there was a new game vying for your attention (and your quarters). As far I was concerned, some games instantly faded into the woodwork, while others made an indelible impression. I don’t remember exactly when or where I first played it, but Spy Hunter was a game that hooked me instantly back in 1983....

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Coleco Mini-Arcade Tabletop Games
Sep26

Coleco Mini-Arcade Tabletop Games

By Thomas Zizzo Birthday parties as a kid usually meant a day at the arcade. I can remember not being able to sleep the night before a friend’s party; the anticipation was too much. The old Atari 2600, sorry to say, just wasn’t the same as that dark, black-lit room, buzzing with lights and beeps and the bright marquees of our favorite video games. Unless you were as cool as Ricky Schroder (I’ve been dying to make a Silver Spoons...

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Top Video Games of the 80s
Dec14

Top Video Games of the 80s

By Stuart Kerr of Liberty Games As gaming evolves and we’re now able to fight our way through realistic warzones, face hordes of undead or stop nuclear attacks from giant robots, I can’t help but feel like video games just aren’t as fun anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I love next generation gaming as much as the next guy! However, you have to admit that the 80’s golden age of gaming was a lot more lighthearted and enjoyable than wading...

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Top 20 Classic Arcade Games of the 80s
Jun06

Top 20 Classic Arcade Games of the 80s

By Old School Tim Honorable Mention: Space Invaders and Asteroids These are some of the originals, so I wanted to at least pay homage. They were never my favorite games, though they did receive a good number of my quarters along the way as well. Both of these arcade games were released back in 1978 and helped start a revolution which is still evolving today into game systems like Wii and Xbox 360 and hi-tech arcade games that cost a...

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Play 80s Arcade Games Online
Mar15

Play 80s Arcade Games Online

Paul Neave of Neave Interactive has done a very good thing. He has created flash-based clone versions of some of our favorite early 80s video games. You can play these games on his site for free using the links below. Play Online Here Asteroids Space Invaders Pacman Frogger Simon Tic Tac Toe (like from the 1983 movie WarGames) Tetris Galaga Donkey Kong In making my way through the games on his site I am struck with how shamefully out...

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Atari
Nov05

Atari

  If you are looking for answers to questions such as “what year did Atari come out” or “where can I find 80s free games online,” then look no further. Atari took the world by storm and began the video arcade industry in 1972, when it released the arcade game Pong. Five years later in 1977, the company once again changed the face of entertainment when it introduced its first home video game console or VCS (video computer system)....

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