Feel like going back in time to go back in time even further? Rockstar Games has announced the availability of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition. The game is available right now for select iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
If you grew up in the 80s, you saw E.T. at least a few times – it was practically required of any child of the era. Depending on how old you were, you may have even had some of the tie-in toys, including the bike with the plastic alien sitting in the milk carton up front.
Say the words Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga or Joust, and you’ve just named some of my all-time favorite arcade games. So when I stumbled onto these unusual variants of these 1980s classics, I was at once befuddled and at the same time intrigued.
Want to one-up the douchebags who flaunt their fancy Bluetooth headsets while talking into space? Bring this bad boy out and they’ll know how OG you are. It’s also a Bluetooth headset, but it’s in the form of the classic 80’s brick phone that your elders – or you – used to rock back in the day.
Looking back at the movies in the 80s, there are several that standout for me as some of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites was RoboCop. This movie was sort of cheesy even back then and had tons of violence – my kind of flick.
Just because something looks like a piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is. For instance, these cabinets from Meninos look like retro living room electronics, but are actually just pieces of furniture.
Nothing says 1980s like Pac-Man. If I had saved all of the quarters I pumped into that game, I would be a very rich man, but I wouldn’t have such fond memories of the game. Too bad I didn’t save just enough quarters to buy this awesome mosaic Pac-Man table.
While it’s certainly no longer the case, there was a time when solving the Rubik’s Cube was one of the greatest accomplishments of the geek world. Now, there are people (and robots) who can solve it in a matter of seconds.
If there’s one thing I don’t miss about the early days of GUI-based computing, it’s those uncomfortable mice with the squared-off edges, which clearly weren’t designed for the human hand. About the only thing worse in my opinion was those stupid puck mice that came with the original iMac.
Like classic arcade games? Why not treat your houseguests to a game of Pac-Man the minute they arrive at your home? I’m not proposing that you put an arcade cabinet on your front porch, though. This Pac-Man doormat should definitely do the trick.