• Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone

    Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone

    If you were a gamer from a simpler era, you’ll remember Spy Vs. Spy with nostalgia. The game, based on the Mad Magazine comic, featured two spies trying to collect items in an embassy while booby trapping desks, doors, and safes for the other player to trip over. The mechanics are simple. As the black or white spy, you move through the rooms looking for a secret briefcase, a key, a… Read More

  • Mad Magazine going quarterly

    This April will bring the 500th issue of Mad Magazine and, starting with that issue, the publication will be moving from monthly to quarterly circulation. Read More

  • Gates sends angry e-mail, sounds just like a customer

    The Seattle P-I has tracked down an old e-mail from 2003 that Bill Gates sent out to members of the Windows Usability team. The pages-long e-mail message chronicles Gates’ attempt to download Windows Movie Maker. Here are some especially tantalizing tidbits, with the full e-mail message to be found after the jump. “I tried scoping to Media stuff. Still no moviemaker. I typed in movie. Read More

  • Phil Torrone tours Mad Magazine, I wallow in nostalgia

    Q: Is that a drawing by Al Jaffee?
    Back in the late 80s my Dad and I took the train in from my Aunt’s house in New Jersey to walk through Manhattan. There are two things I remember about that trip: touching something that looked like a booger on a movie poster in the subway and my dad telling me that it was a booger and visiting Mad magazine’s offices on MAD-ison Avenue. When… Read More