YouTube – Intellivision® TV Commercial: Introducing Intellivision

11 09 2008

Great early commercial for the Intellivision game console and computer addon. It was actually a few years later that they actually get a computer addon on the market. In fact Mattel took so long to release the promised that they were hit with a class action suit by disgruntled customers that had purchased Intellivisions with the plan to use them with the "soon to be released" computer addon. What they did finally release looked nothing like the prototype seen in the commercial. It was an underpowered joke, but it was enough tofufill their legal obligation to their customers.





YouTube – Intellivision Video Game System Commercial, 1982

11 09 2008




YouTube – Atari 7800 Commercial – The Choice of the Experts

11 09 2008




YouTube – Atari Breakout!

11 09 2008

Commercial for Atari's Breakout for the Atari VCS.
This was (is) an awesome game!





YouTube – Atari Jaguar Commercials

10 09 2008

Some Atari Jaguar commercials that I found on Youtube.

Hope you enjoy them





YouTube – Super Mario Rescues The Princess

10 09 2008

Really funny take on the Mario saga by Seth McFarlane, the creator of The Family Gut and American Dad.





Best Video Games of 1995

9 09 2008

Computer Chronicles episode from 1995. There’s lots more retro goodness in their archives, so: more to come!

Check out the episode HERE.





Episode 2 of the Podcast is Plodding along

8 09 2008

snowballmic Well, this sure has taken a lot longer than expected!

Episode 2 of the Yesterdaze Arcade Podcast is nearing completion. I have four segments completed and am waiting for a couple of submissions from two friends.

Other Podcast news: I purchased a Snowball microphone (by Blue), which seems to be perfect for my podcasting needs. So far I am very happy with the sound quality!

So, it won’t be long now… Honest!!!

 

music note While writing this, I was listening to “On The Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band





The History of Nintendo

8 09 2008

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Here is an interesting article on the complete history of Nintendo.

Spanning 119 years, it is quite comprehensive. I haven’t researched this myself so I cannot comment on the accuracy, but it is an interesting read none the less.

Read the article HERE

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Is It Real? Russian Bigfoot” by National Geographic Channel: Most Amazing





YouTube – Classic Boss Battles – Retro Games

6 09 2008

Just like the title says: Classic Boss Battles