Jaime Mort

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The birth of Disney's dark ride

Disney’s darkest dark ride, the Haunted Mansion, finally opened to the public on August 9, 1969, though Walt had started formal development of the …

Geek Life x SEGA T-Shirts: Retrotastic - Technabob

Fans of classic SEGA games will want to start saving up their Yen now, as there are some amazing new T-shirts on the way from Japan that you’ll want …

Grafitti Transforms Boxcar Into a Vintage Nintendo Controller

Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you'd surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we …

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How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

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 …

LEGO Transformer Gaming Consoles

Game Boy Advance<p>Gamebots, transform! 2 years ago, LEGO artist Julius von Brunk built Domaster, a Game Boy Transformer. He's continued to work in that …

On Its 25th Birthday, Game Boy Is Alive And Well In The Art World

We take a look back at some of the best art inspired by the officially-antique handheld console.<p>It was the best of times for our brains, and the worst of times for our button-mashed fingers: 25 years ago today Nintendo gave us the first Game Boy, and two-and-a-half decades later, the world …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …

Museum acquires 'virtually complete' source code from Atari's arcade heyday

Acquiring the source code to virtually every coin-op game Atari made when it dominated the early 1980s arcade scene — <i>Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede</i> — would seem to be enough of a coup. Yet for Jeremy Saucier, the most intimate contact with that era comes in the thousands and thousands of …

NES Remix 2 is great for players who bring the right memories (review)

NES Remix 2 is a nostalgia mirror. Hold it up to yourself and it will show you the fond memories you have for classic Nintendo games (or the lack thereof).<p>To get the most from NES Remix 2, you’ll need a history with the Nintendo Entertainment System. That was true with the first game, and it’s …

10 Great Video Game Easter Egg Collections

Happy Easter, everybody! I’m guessing not many people will be choosing to read the Internet today instead of testing the limits of human chocolate …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

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Couples, Don't Cosplay The Last Of Us, Please

There are a great many relationship dynamics at play in the story of The Last Of Us. This is, ew, not one of them.<p>Though granted, while on the …

All The Biggest Microsoft Xbox News From Gamescom 2014

Gamescom gets bigger and bigger every year, and although it might not quite rival E3, the show has more than its fair share of big news. Here's a rundown of the biggest Xbox announcements from the show.<p>If you've got the time, you can also catch up on the entire Microsoft press conference right …

Microsoft May Be Shopping 'Halo' Studio Xbox Entertainment

Microsoft could be looking to spin off recently shuttered Xbox Entertainment Studios, and has been meeting with at least one potential buyer in the …

Here's A New Look At The Most Anticipated Video Game Of The Year

But in the latest trailer to debut, Bungie shows off what "Destiny" missions will look like on Mars in all its rust-colored glory.<p>Here's what the description for the trailer says:<p>What little we know of Mars may as well be a myth. We built a massive metropolis in the red dust. No one knows what …

Robin Williams, An Avid Gamer, To Be Remembered In World Of Warcraft

Robin Williams, the late comedic actor who died earlier this week, was well-known for his offbeat characters and devotion to acting on stage, screen and TV. But to the video game community, he was also known as an obsessive fan and shameless advocate of video games.<p>Among the games he played was …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Retrotastic Pippin portable takes its place in mythical Apple pantheon

Imagine a world in which an Apple portable called Pippin rules the video game industry. Nintendo and Sony are nothing more than petrified corpses after a surprise attack from Cupertino vaporizes their platforms with a portable device so simple, so magical, that Michael Spindler would have let John …

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China accuses US of 'large-scale' cyberspying

China is accusing the US of massive cyberspying a week after the US charged several Chinese military officials with snooping on US companies.<p>In a new report called "America's Global Surveillance Record," the China Academy of Cyber Space accused US cybersurveillance of targeting "the Chinese …

Google pushes for pixel-perfect logo

Without fanfare, Google has changed its logo for only the third time in a decade – by just two pixels.<p>The search firm updated the logo on its front page at some point over the bank holiday weekend, having moved the "g" to the right by a single pixel, and the "l" down and to the right by one pixel …

LinkedIn Members In China Surpass Five Million

The number of members at professional social networking website LinkedIn has surpassed five million in China, global vice president Derek Shen announced at a panel discussion held at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai last night.<p>That follows the launch of a simplified …