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PEW PEW PEW

Thirty-five years ago today, Taito unveiled Space Invaders, one of the most groundbreaking video games of all time. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 5, 2013 - 38 comments

Tutorial: Geeky Photography with Space Invaders Flash Stencils

Clever camera trickery in the form of flash stencilling by enclosing the flash and creating a window of a specific shape to let the light through, and then ‘light painting’ for the camera. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 18, 2013 - 4 comments

For Amusement Only: The life and death of the American arcade.

But the golden age was destined to be a very short one. Walter Day told writer Tristan Donovan, author of the book Replay: The History of Video Games, that the industry was "off the rails by" 1981, opening more arcades and ordering more machines than its players could ever support. By early 1982, cracks were already starting to show in the newly flourishing industry: that $400 a day machine, Time Magazine reported, was often "sucker bait, dangled to obscure the dreary truths that markets are becoming saturated and that dud games... bring in no money at all."
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jan 16, 2013 - 42 comments

Insert Quarter Here

The Ohio State University Marching Band, in its October 6 game against Nebraska, decided to pay tribute to video games. (SLYT)
posted by booksherpa on Oct 7, 2012 - 39 comments

The Shape Of Things To Come (Down From The Sky)

PacMan is SO last year. The current king of retro gaming 'look' is the Space Invader, with Waffles (as part of an art installation, or DIY) and Chocolate! Or you can knit an Invader with a free pattern or take the San Diego Space Invader Walk.
posted by oneswellfoop on Dec 1, 2011 - 18 comments

Missilebreak Outvaders

Flash Friday Fun, if it's still Friday where you are: Missilebreak Outvaders is a nicely done mashup of Space Invaders, Breakout and Missile Command. [more inside]
posted by motty on Oct 28, 2011 - 20 comments

Get over here!

Mortal Kombat vs. Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat vs. Oregon Trail, Grand Theft Auto vs. Frogger, Contra vs. Duck Hunt, Sonic vs. Pac Man, and R-Type vs. Space Invaders.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jul 15, 2010 - 30 comments

Space invaders

Pixels (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 8, 2010 - 31 comments

You know, I really like it.

Royksopp are celebtrating 10 years as a duo with a new album called Junior. Kicking off the celebration, a video for their new single Happy Up Here, featuring a live-action battle between humans and space invaders! [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Mar 3, 2009 - 30 comments

Physics Invader

Physics Invader takes the classic Space Invaders idea and, as you might guess from the name, adds physics. Extra points awarded for pushing the heaps of Invader corpses off the edge of the screen! PEW PEW PEW! [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Oct 26, 2008 - 19 comments

You are not yet enlightened, Inky-san.

Retro Sabotage is a collection of recreations of classic video games. Or is it? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 23, 2008 - 20 comments

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