Category: History

Pellets, Ghosts and the Yakuza: The Journey Of Pac-Man

It’s hard to imagine a world without Pac-Man. That yellow pellet eating machine has burned himself into the pop-culture consciousness in a way few fictional characters have. From the initial video game that ate up as many quarters as the titular hero ate cherries, to cartoons, shirts, toys, and an endless supply of merchandise. The […]

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Spacewar! and the Birth of Esports

If you were to look at the news these days, you may think esports is a new thing. And, to be fair to your local News 4 reporter, esports has only recently come out of the basements and bowling alleys to present itself to the general public in the last few years. The truth is, […]

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The Women Who Raided Rivers and Crushed Centipedes

Even now in 2019, video games are looked at as a “boy’s game”. In truth, women make up 45% of gamers, and that number has been steadily growing for the last ten years. Anyone who works in the game industry can tell you that there isn’t a game on the shelves that women haven’t played […]

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Yeah Yeah Beebiss – The Game That No One Has Ever Played

Like any other community, the video game world has its fair share of urban legends and weird mythology. There are haunted games and secret levels only a few have claimed to see. There are tales of how games came to be or of the lives of the people who made them. Hidden messages and secret […]

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The Maze, the T-Rex, and the Birth of Horror Games

We live in a wonderful time for gamers who dig on horror. We’ve got Silent Hill and Resident Evil. We’ve got Friday the 13th and Dead by Daylight. We have a plethora of horror games to get us through the wonderful season of Halloween. And we should be grateful. There was a time, really not […]

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