Steve Jobs and The Jersey Centipede: Former Schoolboy Claims Jobs Bought His Game Code in 1981

On November 6, 2019 at “80s in the Sand”, a cruise-stop destination in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, podcast show hosts John and Heidi from Sunny 93.3 recorded an interview with game developer Andrew "Drew" Becker, a man who made a startling confession. He claimed that he had created the initial code for Atari’s 1980 Centipede when he was only 13-years old … Continue reading Steve Jobs and The Jersey Centipede: Former Schoolboy Claims Jobs Bought His Game Code in 1981

Going Back To Wonderland: 1972 Pinball Scene Revealed in New Photos

You can't record accurate arcade cultural history by just looking at games and quoting industry statistics.  Humanity doesn't live there. It never has. The true story lies in the people who played the games and the arcades who housed them. 

Mall Rats, Vidiots and Addicts: Anti Video Game Propaganda From The 80s

  Video game haters. If you think we have them now, then you're probably not old enough to remember the gauntlet of disgust we gamers of The 80s had to navigate just to play a simple game of Pac-Man in an arcade. With video games being mainstream today, and with video gaming being everywhere and … Continue reading Mall Rats, Vidiots and Addicts: Anti Video Game Propaganda From The 80s

Buried Arcade History: Newspaper Photos From The Video Craze That Deserve To Be Seen Again #2

Buried Arcade History #1 here Once again I'm back with more "lost photos" from national newspapers that I often find while I'm conducting research. For a while there I felt that, surely, the well would  run dry,  but that hasn't been the case at all.  With every new cache of newspaper archives I begin leafing … Continue reading Buried Arcade History: Newspaper Photos From The Video Craze That Deserve To Be Seen Again #2

Man Discovers Arcade Games in The Basement of An Abandoned House

Somewhere in the Midwest, down an old road that leads across a washed out and  crumbling bridge, in a stand of overgrown trees and in what appears to be a field on the edge of an industrial tract of land, sits a house that's seen better days. The abandoned house, filmed in December 2016 by … Continue reading Man Discovers Arcade Games in The Basement of An Abandoned House

Sex, Suicide and Firearms: Bizarre Vintage Valentine Cards of The 1950s

Corny sexual double-entendres of the variety your dirty Uncle Johnny might conjure up, one-liners about "cocks" (roosters), firearms, phallic-looking hot dogs, allusions to rape and suicide are just  a few  of the most common themes found on 1950s and early 1960s adult Valentine cards.