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Space Invaders Infinity Gene released amid praise

Posted by Brandon Gribin Categories: Games, $4.99

Taito just released a new version of the classic video game Space Invaders on the App Store, called Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

The game begins with a familiar screen - your ship versus a hoard of familiar, white aliens that are slowing traveling down the screen. But before you know it, things start changing - this isn’t your 1970s arcade title anymore. As you progress in Infinity Gene, the game evolves based on attributes like your score and length of chained kills.

The game also features a music mode where your own music is used to create a level. How’s that for innovation??

Excellent reviews have started popping up on the internet and it sounds like we may have one of the best iPhone game here. It’s going for $4.99.

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Skyscraper Space Invader Worries Security Experts

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Action, Corporate News, Retro

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.

Read More | Wired

Taito Releases Space Invaders and Cooking Mama

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Games, $4.99, $6.99

Taito Games

Square Enix’s Taito has released two apps for the iPhone 3G/iPod touch. Space Invaders has all the fun of the original version, bonus content, and can be controlled with the motion sensor or other touch methods. Cooking Mama features both old and new recipies. You can find each at the App Store, with prices $6.99 for the cooking game and $4.99 for the ETs. The company says that there will be other apps available down the road.

 

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Bendiboards Flexible Keyboards

Bendiboards

Bendiboards are heavy duty, waterproof keyboards. Available in White or Black Space Invaders or the Union Jack, they are lightweight, ultra slim, and can be rolled up to take traveling. The keyboard material makes for silent typing as well as making it more ergonomic than your average plastic. Connectible by PS2 or USB port, the company will place your logo on the retroboards for a minimum order amount. Bendiboards carry a MSRP of £19.99 (~$40.00.)

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Space Invaders baseball caps

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Casual, Culture, Retro

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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Gaming Table Brings Back the 80’s

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Video Games

80's Gaming Table

Just can’t leave the past? Then you might want to consider the 80’s Gaming Table that comes loaded with PacMan, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, and other retro games to equal a 44, count ‘em, 44 total. That’s a lot of gaming for a lot of dough, $2,800.00 to be exact. At a size of 26 x 25 x 23-inches, and in your choice of 36 colors, it can double as a table, desk, or bar. Options are available such as castors for portability or a coin mechanism so that it will earn its keep.

 

 

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Geek Jewelry: The “Space Invaders” Rings

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Culture, Retro

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.

Read More | Toy Me Milano via Geek Sugar


Warm up to Aliens with the Space Invaders Scarf

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Culture, Retro

Space Invaders scarf

Hmmm. It’s been a couple of weeks since we obsessed over anything Space Invaders, such as the tote bag, baby mobile and doormat. This week we give love to the Space Invaders scarf, decorated with a phalanx of blue, purple and magenta-colored aliens, and handcrafted from 100% Merino lambswool for comfort and warmth. The perfect holiday gift for that video game-obsessed loved one—including you. The scarf costs $45 USD, but is currently sold out.

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Space Invaders Land on Doorstep

Space Invaders DoormatJust in case we are not alone in the Universe, protect yourself and your loved ones with this “Back Off” LED Doormat. Imported from France, the Space Invaders are triggered by a motion sensor. Using 4 AAA batteries (not included,) it is recommended for indoor use only. This makes sense, for everyone knows that aliens will only retreat after they enter your house to probe you. Find yours at ThinkGeek for $69.95.

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The Space Invaders Mobile for the Infant Gamer

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Household, Video Games

Space Invaders Mobile

Fast on the heels of Pac-Man and NES controller related items are Space Invaders swag, which is great for us retro-lovin’ types. We recently told you about the tote bag featuring Taito’s primitive aliens, now comes—of all things—a mobile, handmade by an enigmatic Chicagoan named PixelParty. The nine aliens and laser base are made of felt, dowels and cord, and actually resembles the video game when hung over your little one’s crib. A interesting gift for an expectant parent? Or a subliminal way to introduce your infant to gaming? You decide. Available for $70 USD.

 

Read More | Etsy via Technabob


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