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We wondered why we kept seeing the almost intelligible Google logo of late, until we realized it was in honor of 25 years of the puzzle game. If you were one of those who saw it in your head after playing for hours, shame on you. If you weren’t, have your own marathon with the David de Niese’s unlicensed NES Cafe Tengen Tetris. We bet you will get hooked enough to have your own nightmares.

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Gallery: Tetris Celebrates 25 Years


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We know that security experts are fairly nervous of late and this video of Skyscraper Space Invaders seemed to really freak out McAffee. “Perhaps the first demo was just for fun, but the others will have less juvenile goals,” said McAfee Avert Labs researcher Francois Paget.

Yves Peitzner, director of Brainstormclub, the German company that produced the video, said that this was a promotional idea for a video game conference. They produced it even when the planners backed out. Two buildings in Munich were used and the game was added in post production.

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Gallery: Skyscraper Space Invader Worries Security Experts


Retro AdapterDeveloper Komodo has teamed with distributors Innex and created a Retro Adapter that lets you connect your NES, SNES or N64 controller (including the Analog Stick) with your Wii console. Plug into an open GameCube port and it will work with both 1st and 3rd party accessories. The Komodo adapter should be making its official debut at the E3 2009 and be available in mid-June for about $20.00.

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Gallery: Komodo Retro Adapter


Blaze Mega Drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Retro, SEGA,

Blaze Mega DriveNever got over Sonic the Hedgehog? Blaze has announced that it is releasing a new version of Sega’s classic console. The Mega Drive is plug and play, has 15 games built-in, but should also play all old cartridges. Titles include Alien Storm, Crack Down, Fatal Labyrinth, Golden Axe and Sonic And Knuckles. You can pre-order the Mega Drive for only £37.99 (~$53.00) with free shipping and expect a delivery date of April 24.

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Arcade Cow

If you find yourself still playing Classic video games, take a trip in time at Arcade Cow. They feature over 7000 free games that they have collected. Included are various action, arcade, strategy and puzzle games. They are all free to play and gamers can post on the forum and rate them. Those who remember the addictive play of Mario Bros. and Castlevania should be pleased and although they appear elementary now, younger players may appreciate the roots of today’s gaming.

 

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Gallery: Arcade Cow Features the Classics


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Atari’s new president Phil Harrison has plans to have its name associated with more than simply retro gaming. Their “Jenga World Tour” and “Godzilla Unleashed” didn’t receive the best of reviews so they plan to move into MMO games, such as “The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf” that will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 late next year. Other plans include “EVE Online,” “Ready 2 Rumble Revolution” on Wii and “Ghostbusters: The Videogame.” Be that as it may, we still remember when “Asteroids” was hot enough for us and were grateful for the Atari name.

 

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Gallery: Atari Attempts Comeback


Remember how much coinage you lost at the arcades? Now you can play a couple of those old games and save some cash at the same time. Every time you feed the Arcade Gaming Bank a penny, it will let you play either Tetris or Breakout. You can get a lot of practice in for a dollar if you can get used to the smaller screen. The retro mini-game is available for ¥3850 ($39.50.)

 

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Gallery: Arcade Gaming Bank


Space Invaders Baseball Cap

Last year we featured lots of Space Invaders stuff, such as the bling, welcome mat, tote bag and even a baby mobile. Well we just found out the classic video game turns 30 this year.  To celebrate, manufacturer Taito and New Era caps have teamed up to release a collection of seven black, fitted-style 59Fifty caps embroidered with the game’s characters. We think they’re a tad pricey at $57 each, but think of how great it will go with this scarf. According to StrictlyFitteds.com, the caps are available at Cap Collector One and New Era.

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Gallery: Space Invaders baseball caps


UrbanPrincess

Etsy user UrbanPrincess is offering up custom Super Mario 1-Up mushroom crocheted scarves. At $150 a pop they are kind of pricey, but at the same time a priceless addition to the winter wardrobe of any true gamer. Each scarf is hand made and custom made-to-order so if 1-Up mushrooms aren’t your thing you could elect for the delicious delicacy of a mega-mushroom here or there.

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Gallery: Hand crocheted Mario 1-Up Mushroom scarves - pricey yet priceless


Space Invader RingsCall us paranoid, but we’re beginning to wonder if the aliens in “Space Invaders” really are trying to take over the world: The tote bag. The baby’s mobile. The scarf. The doormat. And now… the rings! Yes, now you can show your love for the classic game 24/7 by wearing one of those pesky aliens (or elusive spaceship) on your finger. Choose one of four designs, each made of pure silver with Rhodium plating. Strangely, we couldn’t find price info on the manufacturer’s website, so you may have to contact them yourself for details.

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Gallery: Geek Jewelry: The “Space Invaders” Rings


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