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Best Box Art (Part 2): Computer Games On Printed Paper

By  •  2 weeks 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  •  3 weeks 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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Best Box Art (Part 1): Magnavox Odyssey

By  •  2 months 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  •  7 months 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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The Sumerian Game: The Most Important Video Game You’ve Never Heard Of

By  •  7 months ago

Long before Carmen Sandiego or The Oregon Trail…

…there was The Sumerian Game. Designed for grade schoolers in 1964, it was as innovative as it is forgotten.

I discovered …
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Infographic: Identifying Carmen Sandiego

By  •  7 months ago

I’m certain that Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? is the most confusing series in the history of video games. Different versions of a game might have the same …
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Rarely Seen ’90s Carmen Sandiego Art By Bill Sienkiewicz

By  •  7 months ago

Legion co-creator Bill Sienkiewicz designed the characters and logo for the ’90s FOX cartoon Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
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The Origin Of The Term “Gamer”

By  •  11 months ago

The term “gamer” predates video games by over six centuries.

The first known record of the word was found in the English town of Walsall and dates back to …
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Talking Carmen Sandiego With ’90s Executive Publisher Ken Goldstein

By  •  1 year ago

Discussing Carmen Sandiego On TV & “On Earth”

It’s been 25 years since the first episode of Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego debuted as a part of the Fox …
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How Did Fans React To The Empire Strikes Back In 1980?

By  •  2 years ago

Fan reaction to The Last Jedi has been mixed to say the least, but it’s not the first divisive film the Star Wars series has ever had. That honor goes …
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