Learn to Write Through a Video Game Inspired by the Romantic Poets: Shelley, Byron, Keats

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Can a computer game teach writing and free up the creative mind? Elegy for a Dead World, a Kickstarter-funded game for Steam PC, Mac and Linux systems, hopes to do so. The creators Ichiro Lambe and Ziba Scott brought the game to E3 last year and debuted it with a brief introductory walkthrough.


Play the Twin Peaks Video Game: Retro Fun for David Lynch Fans

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They made a video game out of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, so why not Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks is, of course, a seminal cult TV series, a surrealist soap opera spun out of the mind of David Lynch.


Andrei Tarkovsky’s Masterpiece Stalker Gets Adapted into a Video Game

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Of all the movies out there, Andrei Tarkovsky’s maddeningly oblique masterpiece Stalker (1979) doesn’t seem like a likely choice to be adapted into a video game. Yet it was.
The movie, Tarkovsky’s last in the USSR, is dense and enigmatic with none of the narrative pay-offs that you see in most films.


Free: Play 2,400 Vintage Computer Games in Your Web Browser

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Had I known as a grade-schooler that the day would come when I could play all the computer games I then wanted to, anywhere I wanted to, without paying for them, installing them, or even waiting any significant amount of time for them, I would have simply put myself into cryogenic sleep, setting the year of awakening to 2015.


Existential Philosophy of Kierkegaard, Sartre, Camus Explained with 8-Bit Video Games

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By this point in history, many of us grown-ups did our growing up while playing video games. Most memorably, we did it while playing the colorful, pixelated video games of the mid 1980s through the early 1990s, the heyday of the “eight-bit” consoles.


Blade Runner Spoofed in Three Japanese Commercials (and Generally Loved in Japan)

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Blade Runner‘s vision of a thoroughly Japanified Los Angeles in the year 2019 reflects the western economic anxieties of the early 1980s.


8-Bit Philosophy: Plato, Sartre, Derrida & Other Thinkers Explained With Vintage Video Games

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You thought video games were a waste of time? Well, think again. These 8-bit video games can teach you philosophy. Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Derrida and the rest. Created by Napkin Note Productions, 8-Bit Philosophy attempts to “communicate even the most complex of philosophical concepts in a fun, easy-to-understand way.


The Internet Arcade Lets You Play 900 Vintage Video Games in Your Web Browser (Free)

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A year ago, Colin Marshall told you all about the Internet Archive’s Historical Software Archive, which lets nostalgic web users play vintage computer games in their web browser — games like Namco’s Pac-Man, or a 1982 version of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Play “Space War!,” One of the Earliest Video Games, on Your Computer (1962)

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Archive.org continues adding to its Historical Software collection. Last year, they made available Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger & other video games from the Golden Age, not to mention some classic software programs like WordStar and Visi-Calc. Now, they present “Space War!”, a game that came out of MIT back in 1962.


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