Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from October 8-15, 2014.Read More
Soviet 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.Read More
Watching other people play video games might sound like an extremely “niche” kind of entertainment, but the only thing that’s new about that is doing it online. Talented gamers have been drawing audiences since the very first mom and pop video game arcades, and arcades were always social places.
For years now, urban legends have circulated regarding a certain landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico that was supposedly the last resting place of hundreds of thousands of copies of Atari’s E.T. the Extraterrestrial video game. Well, it turns out the legends are true: Film director Zak Penn and a work crew have unearthed the cartridges.Read More
For most of this week I’ve been writing about the problems inherent with video game movies and how these might go a long way toward explaining why Hollywood never releases good ones. If you read that series (If not, they’re here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three) then you may recall that I mentioned half [...]Read More