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Why The First Playable Women Of The ’80s Were Naked (Video Dames #0)
2 weeks 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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The True First Easter Egg: Ready Player One Was Wrong
6 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
6 months ago

Video Dames: The History Of Playable Female Protagonists

Between 1980 and 1989…

…the number of unique video game titles released in America on computers, home consoles or in arcades totalled over 8,000. The exact number is uncountable. 

So …
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Wild Gunman ’74: The Forgotten First FMV Game
7 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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The Origin Of The Term “Gamer”
2 years ago

The Origin Of The Term “Gamer”

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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