Stern Pinball’s Foo Fighters pinball machine sold out in record time, with all 1,000 Limited Edition machines being snapped up within minutes of release. The entire initial production run of both the Pro Edition and Premium Edition games sold out in just a few days, making it one of the most in-demand pinball machines in…
Category: Old School
Vintage Halloween costumes were way scarier than modern-day costumes.
As you can see from this sampler of photos, costumes from the good-ol-days were were creepy as hell.
The logic and programming behind Pac-Man – all the crazy cool stuff you ever wanted to know about how the classic Pac-Man game works under the hood.
You thought you knew everything there was to know about Pac-Man. Not so. Here are some little-known Pac-Man facts that are not just interesting – they can improve your game play too.
Check out the questions on this original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) application (1921)
The first Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee sometime between December 1865 and August 1866 by six former members of the Confederate army. Its original purpose was to be a fraternal social club with plenty of parody thrown into the initiation ceremonies. However, members began to take the organization seriously…
Oldest D&D d20 in existence? Twenty-face die from Egypt dates to 304 B.C.
Seems as if Egyptians were casting icosahedra dice long before D&D came into existence. This die is a twenty-face die dating between 304 and 30 B.C. It is held in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The piece was formerly in the collection of Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907) who obtained the d20 between 1883…
Here’s what Albert Einstein looked like when he was a kid
Here’s a picture of Albert Einstein taken in 1882. He was a remarkably mature three-year old. My guess is he’s looking at the camera calculating the focal distance and running a table of apertures in his head in order to determine the correct shutter speed for the perfect shot.
Infamous MIT Hacks (Pranks) and their influence on hacker ethic
MIT pranks, or “hacks” as they are known in MIT lore, showcase MIT students’ scientific knowledge, mechanical engineering skills, anti-authoritarian whimsy, and geeky sense of humor. The tradition dates back to the 1870’s when students sprinkled iodide of nitrogen over the grounds of a military drill field causing mini explosions when fellow classmates conducted their…
Donkey Kong video arcade game
Donkey Kong was released by Nintendo in 1981. In the game, Jumpman (renamed Mario soon later) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady (now named Pauline) from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo’s most popular characters.
Galaxian video arcade game
Galaxian was developed by Namco in 1979 and was released in the United States in 1980. It was designed to be an improved version of the popular Space Invaders game and went on to become one of the most popular games during the golden age of arcade video games.
Dig Dug video arcade game
Dig Dug was a arcade video game produced by Namco in 1982. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them.