nostalgia

 
  • Goodbye, entire rest of the summer — King's Quest and Space Quest collections now available on Steam

    Goodbye, entire rest of the summer — King's Quest and Space Quest collections now available on Steam

    Be still, my beating heart. I've been this excited before, but I can't remember when. Some of the greatest games in the history of personal computing are now available on Steam. I'm talking, of course, about Sierra's King's Quest and Space Quest collections. This can only mean that additional Sierra games will be made available in the future. Please, please, please, make it so. Read More

  • Good Times (get it?): Clocks made from Atari cartridges

    Good Times (get it?): Clocks made from Atari cartridges

    Combine your longing for the good old days of early video gaming with your obsessive need to be on time, and you've got yourself a series of clocks made from old Atari cartridges selling for $20 apiece. Read More

  • The HP-35: The most important Reverse Polish Notation calculator in the world [Update]

    The HP-35: The most important Reverse Polish Notation calculator in the world [Update]

    The beloved HP-35, one of the first scientific calculators able to "perform transcendental functions such as trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions" with an LED display just received an IEEE Milestone Award. The award commemorates important steps in computing technology. Sadly, HP's current computing technology is sub-par and won't let us embed a video of Dean Takahashi and some guy… Read More

  • Time warp! 3dfx updates its Voodoo drivers

    Time warp! 3dfx updates its Voodoo drivers

    I love this. Back in the day before it was AMD’s Radeon vs. NVIDIA’s GeForce, it was Riva’s TNT vs. 3DFX’s Voodoo. At that stage there were serious differences and advantages, and if I remember correctly, the Voodoo3 came out as Riva was ascendant, and was competitive. The Voodoo5, implementing hardware full-screen anti-aliasing, was an interesting card but was seriously… Read More

  • SEGA releasing 40-game ‘Ultimate Genesis Collection’ for PS3 and 360 early next year, will cost $30

    SEGA releasing 40-game ‘Ultimate Genesis Collection’ for PS3 and 360 early next year, will cost $30

    You guys! SEGA will be releasing a title for the Xbox 360 and PS3 called “Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection” early next year for $30. The game will include 40 classic Genesis games, all upgraded to 720p, and will also feature unlockable content like “arcade games and interviews with the original game developers.” You gonna buy it? Hit the jump to see the full game… Read More

  • The Moog Guitar gets a review from a guy we know

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1274171289 Hey, I know that guy. Didn’t he used to sell street dogs down the block from that three-story gay bar on Pine Street? No, wait. He was a blogger for CrunchSomething. What’s he doing reviewing guitars? That aren’t right! Looks like a pretty sweet piece of gear, though &mdash until he reveals the price. I… Read More

  • Nostalgiamatic: The Sharp TM-20 with PocketMail

    Nostalgiamatic: The Sharp TM-20 with PocketMail

    It all started back in 2000. The Y2K scare had come and gone with nary a hiccup, Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men was unfortunately taking the music world by storm, and a fresh-faced youngster named Doug Aamoth (me!) was finessing his way through his junior year at the University of Puget Sound. Ah t’was a simpler time, to be certain. All of a sudden, a portable device emerged – a… Read More

  • What’s on your list of all-time best Nintendo levels?

    Great piece over on OMG Nintendo about the top ten all-time best Nintendo levels. The staples are there like 8-4 from Super Mario Brothers, the Dark World (above video) from Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Rainbow Road from Mario Kart. Oh, and let’s not forget Giant Land in SMB 3 – that was unreal at the time. What would you add? I’d probably add the final level from… Read More

  • Pixel Art: Game Boy de-makes

    Pixel Art: Game Boy de-makes

    Here are a few shots from a contest over on Pixelation. They’re from almost a year ago so if you’ve seen them, forgiveness please. I came across them via Geekologie today. Sometimes stuff hides on the internet for a while. Oh well. It’s still cool to see current games as they’d look on the original Gameboy. Read More

  • Hide your nasty popcorn habit from friends and family

    Hide your nasty popcorn habit from friends and family

    Oh man, here’s a thing that looks like a juke box but – BUT! – it’s actually a popcorn maker. Behold the future! Not only does it make popcorn, it makes movie theater style popcorn (yay!) using “healthy hot air” (awww). Why can’t they use hot, melty, buttery air mixed with gallons of oil? What about all the delicious trans-fat? If you’re into your… Read More