I’ve Posted Some Vectrex Game Play Videos

1 08 2010

Well, I had a day off today and decided to record and upload some Vectrex game play videos. I recorded quite a few of them, and still have to upload more of them to come.

Here they are:

Mine Storm

Bedlam

Berzerk

Scramble





Hilarious Video: Pixels

9 04 2010

So, the Evil Aliens and various Nemeses from our collective 80’s Arcade Video Game past have returned with a vengeance in this amazing video clip I (or someone else who then sent it to me), found on Youtube last night. The creators of the video did a great job mixing in the pixelated attackers with the razor sharp images of real life.

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXtT3rZcqg





Atari Commercial

26 07 2009

Here is a commercial for Atari staring Alan Alda

 





The History of Atari

26 07 2009

atari_logo Found this good article on the history of Atari. Twenty comprehensive pages, this is a good look at the beginnings and development of the company that made video games a house hold term.

TCMR-V22-P18 Not the first company to create video games, they were the ones to popularize them.So much so that many people forget that Magnavox came out with Ralph Baer’s creation, the Odyssey a couple of years before Atari was even a company.

Is you’re reading this blog, then you are probably going to like this article.

Here it is:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2000/the_history_of_atari_19711977.php





And while I am at it: An Atari Home Computer Store Setup

23 07 2009

Just a picture I found while careening around the web:

Ataricompcenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





The Podcast is Up!!!

25 06 2008

Hey folks!podcast

I know that this took way too long, but the premier episode of the Yesterdaze Arcade  Podcast is up.

A rough piece, I hope you find it entertaining, none the less. Audio levels bounce up and down a bit, but it’s assembled. I am hoping that the next episode is a little more polished!

In this first episode I introduce myself and give a brief history of my introduction to video gaming, throw a spotlight on the Vectrex gaming console, Myles from Nowhere gives a look back to 1984 an a bit more!

Please give it a listen at the following links:itunes

  (a little better experience, including embedded art)

rss

RSS feed. Useful for many who would like to subscribe to the Podcast using something other than iTunes. Hey, it should even work on your Sony PSP’s RSS reader (if you have a Sony PSP)

mp3

(Right click and choose “save link as”) Just the plain ol’ mp3 of the Podcast for you to download and listen to on anything you want… within reason: I doubt “wanting to play it on a toaster will make that happen.

 

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Timing X” by DEVO





Video of Classic Video Games Recreated with Everyday Stuff

30 05 2008

Ok, now while this person (or people) may have way too much time on their hands, thisimage  is very well done. They have recreated several classic video games using everyday objects. Included are Centipede, Frogger, Space Invaders and Pacman.

Very clever and very fun, I think this is prett well genius!

 

Watch it here