Pacapong! The mashup you didn’t know you needed

Your mind is about to be blown. Pacapong is the ultimate mashup of Pac-Man, Pong and Space Invaders. Developed for a Mini Ludum Dare challenge where developers could use any framework at their disposal to build a Pong like game – without explicitly recreating it. With parameters like that you…

Interstellar as a text based adventure game

This might fall a bit lower than 8-bit but it’s still pretty great. Interstellar was a fun sci-fi flick, even with a ridiculous ending, and it’s even fun as a text based game. Check it out: http://www.interstellarmovie.com/adventure/ and try to not get too sucked in. [via /film]

Netflix Hack Day gets creative with an NES cartridge

I still think the best NES hack is to just make it work properly with no crazy bells and whistles. But hey, what do I know. Netflix had a Hack Day this year – which allows teams of engineers to take a breather from building algorithms that recommend me stuff…

World 1-1 explores the early years of video gaming

I always enjoy watching documentaries like this. Love seeing how things were and the impact of early decisions had on the future of gaming. World 1-1 takes us through those early days with Atari – the madness, mayhem and creativity that would lead the gaming industry to where it is…

‘Pixels’ first trailer not as good as the posters

Ugh. Had a feeling this is what we would get. I loved the concept since I first heard about it but a concept is nothing without proper execution. Hopefully this is just a bad trailer edit and they’re holding back the funny…like all of it. I like the effects for…