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Ready Player One Was Wrong: The First Easter Eggs In Video Games
3 months ago

Ready Player One Was Wrong: The First Easter Eggs In Video Games

The first Easter Egg wasn’t in Atari Adventure.

Ready Player One takes place in a dystopian future where people cope with the miserable state of their reality by escaping into …
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Video Dames: The History Of Playable Female Protagonists
3 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
4 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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