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

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

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
4 months ago

Metroid’s Justin Bailey Is A Real Person; Here’s Why He Hasn’t Spoken Up

“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
5 months ago

Make Love Not War: Talking With The Creator Of The First Software Easter Egg

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
6 months ago

Part Two: The Riddler Is Batman’s Greatest Revival

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
6 months ago

Part One: The Riddler Is Batman’s Greatest Rival

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
7 months ago

Moonlander: One Giant Leap For Game Design

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
7 months ago

The True First Easter Egg: Ready Player One Was Wrong

[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
7 months ago

Video Dames: The History Of Playable Female Protagonists

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
8 months ago

Wild Gunman ’74: The Forgotten First FMV Game

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
10 months ago

Box Art History #3: Fairchild Channel F

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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