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.[...]
Chess has been experiencing a surprising revival as of late, with the World Championships making headlines for the first time in years. As it was during the days of Bobby Fischer and later Garry Kasparov, the resurgence is largely the doing of one man: Norway’s 23-year-old chess phenom, Magnus Carlsen.[...]
While I was growing up in the 1990s, my parents’ refusal to purchase gaming consoles gave me no choice but to navigate the age of Nintendo 64 with a doddering, nearly decade-old PC.[...]
A few days ago, 3 Turn Productions finished raising $109,563 (from 1,600 backers) on Kickstarter to fund the development of “Ever, Jane,” a virtual game that allows people to role-play in Regency Period England.[...]
Back in 2009, a startup called Tiny Speck (whose co-founder Stewart Butterfield also co-founded Flickr) launched a multiplayer online video game called Glitch, which won praise for its creative visual style. Although more than 150,000 people played the game, Glitch never quite found its footing in the market. And, in 2012, it was shut down.[...]
Few science fiction novels have resonated as strongly with popular culture as William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984). The book, wherein the first trickles of Internet culture coalesced into the gritty film noir world so dear to readers of Philip K. Dick, became one of the seminal reads of the 1980s. The cyberpunk genre was born.[...]
Note: If you’re having difficulties getting this software running in your browser give Firefox a try. It seems to work the best.[...]
In a follow-up to its feature on Glitch Art, which we wrote up in August, PBS’s Off Book series has released this short video promoting indie video games. The video packs a lot of information into a very short time frame, so it’s worth watching twice.[...]
When you have a sense of humor and some free time, this is what you can come up with: Let’s Play Ancient Greek Punishment!
This amusing little creation lets users play vintage-style video games based on Ancient Greek mythology.