Archive for April 15, 2007

Invading Your Door Step

April 15, 2007

Check out this retro door mat that features animated aliens inspired by the video game classic Space Invaders.

Created by the whimsical designers of La Tête Au Cube, the door mat has a flat green LED panel that animates a sequence of dancing invaders. It runs on two AA batteries and should hold up to outdoor wear and tear thanks to its rubberized construction.

The Back Off Door Mat is available for $110 from online boutique Charles & Marie.

Old-school games in "barcade" renaissance

April 15, 2007

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Los Angeles, April 13: In Brooklyn’s warehouse-turned-artist district of Williamsburg, young hipsters flock to Barcade to sample its roster of microbrews and mingle with the likes of Pac-Man, the Mario brothers and Frogger.

Walls of the bar, which runs on wind power and has its own MySpace profile, are lined with dozens of bulky, old-school arcade games that decades ago lured coin-clutching teens to crowded, dark rooms with deceptively addicting game play.

[Read on at Zee News]

Old-school games in “barcade” renaissance

April 15, 2007

cgalaga.jpg 

Los Angeles, April 13: In Brooklyn’s warehouse-turned-artist district of Williamsburg, young hipsters flock to Barcade to sample its roster of microbrews and mingle with the likes of Pac-Man, the Mario brothers and Frogger.

Walls of the bar, which runs on wind power and has its own MySpace profile, are lined with dozens of bulky, old-school arcade games that decades ago lured coin-clutching teens to crowded, dark rooms with deceptively addicting game play.

[Read on at Zee News]

Namco Museum DS Info

April 15, 2007

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Namco Museum DS includes the following games:

Pac-Man VSwas originally released in 2003. Players could be the famous Ghosts from Pac-Man for the first time in the series. With one person playing as Pac-Man and up to three people playing as Ghosts, this fun multiplayer game can be played with just one game card.

Dig Dug II was originally released in 1987. Players, equipped with only a drill and a pump, must hit weak fault line points in an attempt to sink portions of an island sending their enemies into the sea.

Galaga was originally released in 1981 and sees players piloting a space ship, fending off swarms of bee-like aliens, trying their luck with “Challenging Stages,” and discovering the best way to deal with enemies’ powerful tractor beams.

Galaxianwas originally released in 1979 and was a precursor to Galaga. Players must destroy flying aliens as they attack in formation.

Mappywas originally released in 1983 and sees players controlling a police mouse named Mappy. Retrieve valuable items from the cats’ mansion but be prepared to bounce on trampolines and open or close doors to dodge chasing cats.

Pac-Manwas originally released in 1980 and is arguably one of the most popular arcade games of all time. Navigate Pac-Man through the original Pac-Man maze while avoiding ghosts, chomping pellets and fruit and using power pellets to turn the ghosts blue and get some payback!

Xevious was originally released in 1982 and sees players controlling a heavily armed fighter plane to destroy enemies and targets in the air and on the ground.


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