They’re making a film about 80s videogames coming to life – here’s the trailer

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So this was unexpected. Remember that episode of Futurama where Space Invaders actually invade? (It was Anthology of Interest II). Turns out that Hollywood is now essentially making a film version. Check out the trailer above for Pixels, which sees Pac-Man, Centipede, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong all take a starring role in this... sigh...…

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Is the use of gaming strategy guides the same as cheating?

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Poll, Polls, Tech Digest news 8 Comments

For some, the summer months are the best time to slap on the sunscreen, pull on a swimming costume and go bask in the rare British sunshine. For me, it's an opportunity to catch up on the past 6…

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Atari 2600 lamp will light up your life

Duncan Geere Furnishings & Furniture, Gaming Leave a Comment


The Atari 2600 defined a generation of videogames – from Pacman to Pitfall. From Atlantis to Adventure. And now you can remember it by lighting your room with a supersize joystick.

It’s been created by Instructables member Seamster, and although I’m a little too young to have owned a 2600 myself, I can appreciate the lamp’s best feature – the big red button will turn it on and off. Awe-inspiring. Now to craft a lampshade shaped liked a Pac-man ghost…

Giant Atari 2600 Joystick Lamp (via Kotaku)

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