The thrill of realizing you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your…
SethBling is a master at making games do amazing things. He’s managed to inject the code for Flappy Bird into Super Mario World and created a bot that learned how to play Mario. Now, he’s built a working Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft. And he’s done it all without any mods.
Here’s an ambitious attempt to remake Space Invaders with an army of people, dressed as aliens as the Rooster Teeth folks trying to stop them.
The classic ASCII-roguelike builder sim Dwarf Fortress is notorious for being unforgiving for even the smallest mistake. If you’re not familiar with the rules, it’s tough to build even simple things and not ruin everything at the same time. Still, someone managed to make a playable version of Space Invaders in it.
Dan Polydoris from The Chicago Toy Collector toyed with classic 80s Kenner Star Wars figures and reforged them as a set of Atari characters, similar to what you can see on the boxes.
Sony's big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean's outstanding games-versus-real-life animated short scored a trio of new posters today, evoking far greater majesty than a movie starring Adam Sandler has any right to.
Firefox recently released a new version that adds some new features, and now there's a Google doodle-style animation on the Firefox start page.
You know what would have made sitting through lectures on early modern European history a lot more bearable? Giant space lasers, and plenty of 'em.
At 69, Tomohiro Nishikado readily admits he's bad at video games. That's not unusual for a man his age, but he was bad at them when he was making them, specifically Space Invaders. "Had it been left up to me, Space Invaders would have been a far easier game," he told The New Yorker.
Yeah, okay, so Atari games haven't exactly held up. In the latest edition of Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" series, the red-headed comedian takes his talents to old-school gaming, and the results are not pretty. Hilarious. But not pretty.
Simon Beck likes to make art in the snow. Not little snow angels or snowmen. Enormous pieces that can take up the side of a mountain.
It's no secret I've stayed away from Kickstarter topics, as the whole thing by now strikes me as an Etsy for things that don't exist. That said, there are some pretty cool projects there that have some reasonable fund-raising expectations and stand a good chance at delivering on their promise. This is one, a …
Girls in bikinis. Classic video games. Star Wars characters. Put them all together and you get… art?
In the event that you have an extra $20,000 or so lying around, you probably wouldn't want to spend it on a watch. But on the off chance that you do, boy, have I got a treat for you.
As you may be aware, there's a belief that the Mayans predicted the end of the world this month. They didn't. But just the thought of the apocalypse has people dreaming up ways they're going to meet the end of days.
Artist Invader has a theme: Space Invaders. His homages to the little 8-bit enemies show up all over the world, on art and loose in wild, showing up in all manner of places where one might not ordinarily expect them.
Space Invaders: they move mindlessly. In formation, they slowly attack, heading towards earth with a terrifying, robotic certainty. But what about before these invaders were selected to wage war on humanity? What happened before then? In this brilliant comic, we get to see the Space Invader origin story - watch as he…
I admit it's really strange to see Pac-Man with legs, but I love this picture nonetheless.
In 1980, Bally released a pinball machine called Space Invaders. It was about as shameless a rip-off as you could hope for, as despite the opportunity to lift iconic imagery from Taito's arcade classic of the same name, it instead stole designs from Ridley Scott's 1979 movie Alien.
A Moscow police force called in the bomb squad last night to investigate a "suspicious object" that turned out to be an alien from the arcade game Space Invaders.