Nintendo Is Slowly Reinventing The Video Game Instruction Manual

Like the daily newspaper, the printed phone bill and personal checks, the video game instruction manual is facing extinction in our increasingly paperless world. Hold off on mourning, though. Nintendo has spent the last year or so quietly implementing a digital revival that's been a joy to behold. » 2/05/14 1:28pm 2/05/14 1:28pm

Someone's Going to Dig Up Atari's Infamous New Mexico Landfill

Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains. » 6/02/13 1:23pm 6/02/13 1:23pm

Retro Propaganda Posters from the Robot Uprising

Animator and illustrator Tom Kyzivat reaches all the way back to Metropolis to create the classic feel for his series of Murderous Automaton posters. The massive mechanical rebels on his propaganda posters are menacing, but their quest to usher in the Atomic Age would be inspiring if they weren't trying to exterminate… » 3/03/13 7:00am 3/03/13 7:00am

Scenes from a Los Angeles scifi convention, 32 years ago

Old-school cosplayers were fucking rad. They'd spend hours constructing costumes, sometimes with zero guarantee that anybody would know who the hell they were. In this day and age, everyone's got the internet hooked up to their earmuffs. Imagine trying to explain who the Dirty Pair were when a hearty portion of the… » 1/06/12 5:50pm 1/06/12 5:50pm