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Iron Maiden Pays Tribute to Video Game History in New Music Video


If you haven’t seen it yet, check out British heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s video for their song “Speed of Light”, an homage to video games classic and modern. Watch band mascot “Eddie the Head” as he battles through a series of video games evocative of both arcade classics and Maiden’s best albums. As an [...]

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‘Press Start to Play’ is the Fiction Anthology Gamers Need to Read


Sometimes I think that people don’t get the complex philosophical dimensions of video games: that these are worlds built upon a foundation of who we think we are. The antagonists–the demons, enemy troops, and monsters–reflect our own fears and moral quandaries, and our achievements reinforce what we perceive (in the context of the artificial world) [...]

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Dynamite and Atari Ink Deal to Publish Retrospective Art Book and More


Dynamite comics and interactive entertainment company Atari have announced a new publishing deal that will bring Atari comics and tabletop art books to comic book shops and digital distribution networks. The deal includes re-releases of classic titles and new titles based on Atari properties.
Among the new titles mentioned in the press release are Asteroids, Centipede, [...]

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An Interview With Video Game Writer C.J. Kershner


You might love video games, but how often do you think about the people who create the characters stories that make them so compelling? Eye-popping graphics are great, but what’s a video game without a cast you care about and a world worth saving? For these, you can thank C.J. Kershner, a writer who has [...]

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Star Wars

Classic Star Wars Games ‘X-Wing Pilot’ and ‘TIE Fighter Pilot’ Released Again!


Sometimes it’s really good to be wrong about something. Back in 2010 I wrote a piece titled Star Wars: TIE Fighter, the Best Game You’ll Never Play Again:
No mere anonymous Stormtrooper, your pilot served an important role in preserving order in a lawless universe. In suggesting a pay-off to be gained for the [...]

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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #72: October 8-15, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from October 8-15, 2014.

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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #67: August 20-27, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from August 20-27, 2014.

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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #60: June 4-18, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from June 4-18, 2014.

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Star Wars

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Trailer Unveiled


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Well, it’s sort of a trailer. Really, it’s a behind the scenes look at the research and preparation the Electronic Arts team is engaged in as they work on the hotly anticipated Star Wars shooter.

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Gaming

Fiendish Soviet Puzzle Game Tetris Turn 30 This Week


Tetris_5Soviet Academy of Sciences computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris using an Electronika 60 terminal computer on June 6, 1984. Pajitnov’s game proved to be a hit in Moscow – so much so that Pajitnov’s boss banned it from their work space – and soon it was spreading across Eastern Europe. The game reached American gamers a few years later when Spectrum Holobyte released an unofficial port for the IBM PC. The cost was $34.95, or about $70 in today’s money.

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