I mentioned before that I had wanted my own ’80s arcade in my home since Silver Spoons was on the air. Arcade1Up has been peddling smaller sized arcade cabinets that look like those classics from the ’80s, and packing multiple games.
What started as a drunken purchase turned into an anachronistic arcade game. In 2012, electrical engineer Andrew Reitano bought an Asteroids vector monitor on Craigslist. He wanted to see if he could make it display graphics, but with the help of Todd Bailey and Michael Dooley he ended up with VEC9.
While many of us fans of classic arcade games would love to have a whole roomful of old arcade cabinets, we don’t always have the space, the money, or the understanding significant other to allow for such dalliances.
A company called Planetary Resources has made itself known, stating that they want to mine asteroids for natural resources. This of course raises a few questions: how exactly will they accomplish this task? What are the risks involved in space mining?
There’s nothing like decorating your own place, especially the walls. This usually entails wallpaper or paint of some kind. Thankfully, that’s not your only recourse, especially if you love retro gaming. These Blik Asteroids Wall Stickers will quickly turn your pad into a giant Atari game.
I can’t think of a more delicious way to spend an afternoon in the kitchen than making a batch of these most excellent Asteroids cookies.
The guys at Evil Mad Scientist Labs have managed to faithfully reproduce almost every component of the arcade original in yummy cookie form, including tiny spaceships, asteroids of all sizes, a flying saucer, and even little bullets from your ship.
Atari fans rejoice! The Atari.com website has just gotten a facelift, and one of the great new features of the site is an arcade with a number of classic Atari game for you to play in your web browser.
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.
I’ve made it my goal in life to never have another job where I have to wear a suit and tie to work. But if I ever find myself in that situation again, I know exactly what I’m showing up to the office wearing around my neck.
Pay tribute to one of classic arcade games of all time with these Asteroids-inspired lighting fixtures.
Each lamp is comprised of 24 facets, each slightly different in size and shape – which makes them look really cool when placed in multiples and set on different sides.
If one of your fondest memories of youth is getting blisters on your fingers from zapping space debris and aliens, these most-excellent coffee tables belong in your living room.
Designer C. Macintosh (“Mac”) Morrison plans on creating a limited run of these tables (probably no more than 50 of them) for release sometime this Summer or Autumn.