Henrik Hjelle

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A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …

Someone Made The Pac-Man Soundtrack 13 Years Before The Game Was Created

This Italian sound experiment from 1967 sounds eerily familiar...<p><i>Pac-Man</i>, arguably la crème de la crème of 8-bit arcade glory, wasn't released until 1980, yet we recently noticed a YouTube video that points to a maybe-unexpected source of its inspiration. Take one listen to the above track, and …

See the buried E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges get dug up in person

Fans of video game history may want to book flights to New Mexico. On April 26, a team of documentarians and garbage contractors will excavate the fabled landfill where <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i> Atari 2600 cartridges are said to have been buried three decades ago, and the public can attend the …

A farmer in China grows Buddha-shaped pears! http://t.co/4C4l6fxy0x

Digital distribution isn't killing GameStop — it's only making it stronger

GameStop’s stores are brick and mortar. Downloadable content is 1s and 0s. Despite that seemingly irreconcilable difference, the physical GameStops are making plenty of money from selling digital goods.<p>When you think of GameStop, you probably think of shelves stocked with the latest discs for …