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Why The First Playable Women Of The ’80s Were Naked (Video Dames #0)

By  •  2 months ago

In 1974, streaking invaded campuses across the nation.

The press declared it an epidemic. A novelty song became a number one hit. The Academy Awards never saw it coming. And …
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Metroid’s Justin Bailey Is A Real Person; Here’s Why He Hasn’t Spoken Up

By  •  4 months ago

“Justin Bailey” is one of the most famous secret codes in the history of gaming.

Sure, it’s not as well-known as the Konami Code, but for anyone who becomes interested …
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Make Love Not War: Talking With The Creator Of The First Software Easter Egg

By  •  5 months ago

William Weiher created the first software Easter Egg circa 1968, but didn’t realize it until I told him.

Last month, I revealed the previously forgotten oldest Easter Egg in a …
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Part Two: The Riddler Is Batman’s Greatest Revival

By  •  6 months ago

In Part One I made the case that Frank Gorshin’s Riddler was the best Joker. But was he the best Riddler? In my opinion, the best Riddler is the version …
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Part One: The Riddler Is Batman’s Greatest Rival

By  •  6 months ago

Riddle me this, Batman: What’s the opposite of a sleuth? 

The opposite of a bat isn’t a cat, though at least it’s thematic. But why a detective’s opposite number be …
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Moonlander: One Giant Leap For Game Design

By  •  7 months ago

Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon, but who was the first man in a video game?

Early video game history is littered with “firsts” — …
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The True First Easter Egg: Ready Player One Was Wrong

By  •  7 months ago

[This is a transcript of the above video about Easter Eggs that predate Atari Adventure. The article contains only a fraction of the visuals; I recommend watching the video …
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Video Dames: The History Of Playable Female Protagonists

By  •  7 months ago

This video explains:

  • The mission statement of Video Dames.
  • What games had the first playable humans in video games.
  • What games had the first playable female character in a video game.

Below …
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Wild Gunman ’74: The Forgotten First FMV Game

By  •  8 months ago

Wild Gunman was the first Nintendo game in a movie. Marty McFly eyes a vintage Wild Gunman arcade in the future.

But it wasn’t this movie, and it wasn’t this …
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Box Art History #3: Fairchild Channel F

By  •  10 months ago

Before the NES, before the Atari 2600…

Fairchild’s Channel F was the first video game console to run games directly from a cartridge. While Magnavox’s Odyssey had game cards that …
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Infographic: The Evolution Of Carmen Sandiego’s Crest

By  •  2 years ago

Carmen Sandiego’s first showed up 35 years ago today in WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? for the Apple II. But she wasn’t yet wearing her iconic red outfit …
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Box Art History #2: Computer Games Played On Paper

By  •  2 years ago

Early computer game history often gets overlooked.

Maybe it’s because “computer games” used to be considered different from “video games,” back when “video” was defined by the presence of a …
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Carmen Sandiego: To Steal Or Not To Steal Walkthrough

By  •  2 years ago

Netflix has a new Bandersnatch-style interactive adventure. But where that film was about a character creating a fictional menu-driven adventure, the new film is based on one of the first …
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Box Art History #1: Magnavox Odyssey

By  •  2 years ago

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” the saying goes.

This age-old idiom originally meant you shouldn’t judge a person by their shabby clothing. But in a literal sense, I …
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Infographic: Mario x Pac-Man x Sonic – Primary Bros.

By  •  2 years ago

Super Mario, Pac-Man, and Sonic The Hedgehog are three of the most recognizable icons in gaming, and their careers contain some interesting parallels.

They also happen to perfectly represent …
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