Nostalgia is about more than pop culture. Often, it’s about technology. The way old machines feel, and sound, and look, and the sense of both simplicity and inaccessibility that comes with them. They’re not as fancy as what we have now, but they’re also a little arcane. Like old magic.
Holy crap was there a lot of television this year. While we’ve already covered our best and worst shows of the year, there were many specific moments in these series, as well as memorable highlights from shows that didn’t make it into our Top 10 list, that we’d be remiss to not highlight—or remind you of how awful…
The Dragon’s Lair prowess of the Stranger Things gang isn’t the only unbelievable sight inside the series’ era-appropriate arcade. The Palace is filled with recognizable cabinets—Dig Dug, Asteroids, Galaga—but buried in its backroom is a curious machine that even the most ardent retro game fans wouldn’t recognize: …
The White House’s long-awaited tax plan is supposed to be officially unveiled tomorrow after details of how the proposal would immediately raise taxes on the middle class were reported on by multiple outlets. In preparation for tomorrow’s news, the Senate Democrats decided to get with the times through pop culture.
Last year, we reveled in the ‘80s-tastic nostalgia-porn of Stranger Things, and, predictable bastard I am, wrote about all of the period cars used in the series. Season two was released last Friday, and over the weekend sweet, loyal Jalopnik readers were already all over my ass to do this again for the new series.…
Stranger Things came back this weekend with a second season. Staff writer Gita Jackson sat down today with Compete’s Maddy Myers and Kotaku social media manager Alex Bedder to chat about Ghostbuster Halloween costumes, punk rockers and the perfection that is Joyce Byers.
In a premiere episode that saw titanic hellbeasts looming over a fire-choked horizon, a young boy perilously trapped between reality and a grim alternate dimension, criminal teens evading the cops with their psionic abilities, and a high schooler driving a bitching Camaro, Stranger Things’ second season has already…
Minecraft now has Stranger Things costumes. Actually, Stranger Things skins to be more precise. The game’s latest pack will let you explore and build as up to fifty different characters from the show, including from season two, so be warned, the DLC does include spoilers.
It’s finally Friday, and there are three huge video game releases and the new season of Stranger Things to possibly check out. Here are some tips to help you decide how to spend your weekend.
Stranger Things doesn’t come back until Halloween, but in the meantime, you can adorn your desk with these awesome action figures. I only have one question: Where’s Barb?
Tales From The Loop, a role-playing game, is what happens when Netflix’s Stranger Things and the Welcome to Night Vale podcast go bump in the night. Players step into the role of kids in the 1980s, trying to get by in a town where anything can happen. Only the biggest scares aren’t from aliens or killer birds, but…
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 may be over, but io9's coverage lives on in our many, many posts, and we’ve collected them all here for you: movie and TV news and trailers, only-at-Comic-Con footage descriptions and experiences, amazing toys from the show floor, and so much more.
The cast of Stranger Things got a heroes’ welcome in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday, even before they released this giant trailer filled with new footage from the show’s incredibly anticipated second season. And yes, that is Vincent Price’s voiceover from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Yep, Stranger Things is…
We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way.
Netflix is finally cashing in on all those Stranger Things 8-bit videos on YouTube. The online network has released an infinite runner video game starring Mike Wheeler and other Netflix heroes.
Mixing their love for old school adventure games like King’s Quest with everybody’s love affair with Netflix’s supernatural horror series, the folks at Infamous Quests cooked up a small playable slice of what needs to be a much bigger game.
Can’t believe it’s taken this long to see some Barb cosplay. Maybe everyone had to wait until the next time they were at their Nan’s place to steal her glasses.
A young girl with mysterious powers, nerdy kid heroes, a grizzled old cop, a creepy older brother...swap out Toto and Foreigner for some J-pop and you’re practically there.
Mikhail Rakhmatullin and Joshua Min are two of the artists who worked on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Here’s a collection of some of the stuff they did for the show.