The Wrong Pac-Man Just Got Into the Video Game Hall of Fame

There’s a World Video Game Hall of Fame now, and the first class of inductees was announced yesterday. Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, and World of Warcraft are to video games what Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner are to baseball.
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The Alien Killing Video Game That Makes You Long for the 80s

The year: 1987. The place: a local bowling alley's arcade room. The target: an oddly shaped cabinet in the far corner of the smoky, strobing game area, where three surly teenagers were hunched over the control panel, forearms twitching as they blasted their way through room after room of slimy aliens. I nervously… » 11/26/08 8:20am 11/26/08 8:20am

You Can Only Delay, Never Stop, The Space Invaders

It's been 30 years since Space Invaders started, but the game is making a huge comeback. This year we'll see both Space Invaders Extreme for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable, as well as Space Invaders Get Even on the Wii, which lets you take control of the invading aliens and have them smash up cities. Like a… » 3/11/08 11:40am 3/11/08 11:40am