The couch gag on The Simpsons will be little bit special (and longer) this week. It’s an 80s-themed one, filled with neon lights and a beefy Homer.
It’s a supercut of the weirdest movie scenes with computers and computer interfaces from a time when even copying a simple file to a floppy was shown as some sort of magic trick.
Welcome again to the 1980s, an era of great political and cultural change and importantly for us, changes in the entertainment we played and watched. But does any of this media that people have great nostalgia for hold up to someone who wasn’t there? Last time we judged the animation, this time we judge the games.
YouTuber Dolce’s filters, use of an 4:3 ratio, and dated music make Grand Theft Auto V look like it came in a box of old, damaged VHS tapes.
Have you watched the video for True Survivor, from the Kung Fury soundtrack? You should. It’s kind of amazing.
A whole bunch of vintage technology shows up in SuperMonkey’s video to make the 80s version of the popular dating app work on a home computer.
Yakuza 0 rewards you for beating the crap out of street thugs and gangsters in the form of gobs of cash. Gobs and gobs of cash.
Alvin Lim's LEGO project features classic cartoon characters from the 80s, but this time it's not the Ninja Turtles or Transformers, but characters from an underdog show: Centurions.
Scott Bradlee's musical trip through our animated youth came to a close yesterday, with the slow jam version of the theme to the first generation My Little Pony cartoon.
The fanny pack on Ganondorf, the tagged wall and all the little details make this 80s Zelda art by Yaguete perfect. Even the boots have some small references to the games.
From Yamaha keyboards to white willow picnic baskets from Pier 1 Imports, Nickelodeon's Double Dare game show was a treasure trove of late '80s family hopes and dreams. Here's more than ten minutes of fabulous prizes.
This Saturday morning, Scott Bradlee & Co bring us their rendition of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, a show I honestly could never get into.
This week at the Game Developers Conference iam8bit put together a great photo shoot opportunity for attendees where you could get done up in 80s fashion. They even had hair and makeup on hand to put it all together. The results are nothing short of fantastic.
Video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson writes, "Anyone who claims video games cause child obesity might had more of a case in the 1980s." Here's more than eight glorious minutes' worth of commercials that explain why we were fat in the 1980s.
Arcades hold a very special place in my heart.
The star of classic films such as Silver Bullet, Lucas, and The Lost Boys, as well as Digital Pictures' Double Switch for the PC, Sega CD, and Saturn, actor Corey Haim died today at the age of 38.