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

An Interstellar Empire Is Yours for the Making

An ancient galactic civilization is fragmented; numerous intelligent species vie for political, commercial and military control. Meanwhile, the former galactic capital of Mecatol Rex hosts the Galactic Council. Can you create a power base strong enough to unite the galaxy and begin a new golden age? That's the task… » 5/22/08 8:00am 5/22/08 8:00am

Merchant of Venus, the Game of Intergalactic Trade

In 1988, Avalon Hill released Merchant of Venus, a game of intergalactic trade and exploration that was about a decade ahead of its time. Although the pun-tacular title character exists only as a legend outlined on the back of the box, Merchant of Venus maintains a loyal cult following. People have even created mods… » 4/22/08 8:00am 4/22/08 8:00am