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Videogames and Gamers

Electromechanical Arcade Games

Barring pinball and skeeball, how did primitive youngsters amuse themselves in arcades before computer-chip video games?

With electromechanical games.

As in the videos below.










Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 06, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Technology, 1960s, 1970s, Videogames and Gamers

Christmas Comes to PacLand



One of those essential holiday treats!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 08, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Holidays, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Cartoons, 1980s, Videogames and Gamers

Soda Drinker Pro

Soda Drinker Pro is the premier in software in the first person soda drinking genre. Experience what it’s truly like to drink a soda at the beach, in the park, and even… in SPACE!!!
With Soda Drinker Pro, you don’t need to have a soda in hand to experience a soda in your mind.

Soon to be available for the Xbox One! More details at sodadrinkerpro.com.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 17, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Videogames and Gamers

Coin

Coin from EXIT 73 studios on Vimeo.



I think you will have to watch this multiple times on fullscreen to enjoy everything.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 27, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, Pop Art, Surrealism, Videogames and Gamers, Fictional Monsters

First Person Light Sabre

First person with Darth Vader, and as a bonus you get his POV in the middle.



The real question is if you will pay money to see more!! The kickstarter project is asking for more money.

Warning -- you may have your hand cut off!!

Posted By: gdanea - Wed May 08, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Videogames and Gamers

Odyssey Videogame Machine



I love the overlay that goes on the screen.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 02, 2013 - Comments (10)
Category: Technology, Television, 1970s, Videogames and Gamers

The Science of Scantily Clad Avatars

Researchers Anna Lomanowska and Matthieu Guitton spent a year examining scantily-clad avatars in the game Second Life in order to determine just how much skin they show — and whether the female avatars show more skin, on average, than the male avatars. A tough job, but someone had to do it! They discovered that "virtual females disclose substantially more naked skin than virtual males." This adds to the growing body of evidence that pretty much everyone likes looking at naked women. (Advertisers have known this since forever.) Their full article can be read at PLOS ONE.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 29, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Science, Sexuality, Women, Videogames and Gamers

Gaming Cakes

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Here are 19 great video game cakes. See if your favorite game is represented.

Posted By: patty - Sun Oct 14, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Videogames and Gamers

The Chase

The Chase from Philippe Gamer on Vimeo.



Try to guess the surprise ending.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 28, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Destruction, Humor, Videogames and Gamers

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