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One of the coolest original games (if not the coolest) to come out for the Atari 2600 (aka Atari VCS) was Yars' Revenge. Programmed by Howard Scott Warshaw, it started out as a port of the arcade game Star Castle and evolved in to the greatness that we remember as Yars' Revenge. continue

My second speed drawing created in MS Paint: Flynn Meets BIT. If you enjoyed the previous installment of a light cycle speed drawing, then this one should light your face up with a smile just a bit more. I chose the scene in TRON where Flynn meets BIT while while cruising around in his broken recognizer. continue

In 1982, the film TRON utilized never before seen, state-of-the-art 3D computer animation to create sensational sequences such as the memorable light cycle duel scene. In 2008, I utilized the no-so-state-of-the-art PC Paint to draw a yellow light cycle image. continue

The mysterious Super Mario Brothers Question Block is entry number 3 in the "Super Mario Brothers On a Real NES" series. Unlike the previous TV screen images, I had to de-interlace this animation (blend the fields) to make the file size more reasonable. continue

Why is Mario shaking like that? He's not shivering because it's cold in Mario Land or anything, that's just how he looked on a real NES hooked up to a tube-TV. For anyone who's ever taken a close look at the character on a TV screen, the image above should bring back memories. continue

A Little Goomba as it looked back in 1985, and still today when displayed via the original NES console hooked up to an old tube-TV. It's like a beautiful miniature electronic stained glass work of art. Something that is slowly fading away as newer technology takes center stage and many people so quickly push aside the older, "obsolete" technologies. continue

What made Lode Runner truly groundbreaking for its time was the fact that it came with a built-in, easy to use, level editor. Level editors are common place in today's games, but in 1983 that was an almost unheard of concept that extended this game's replay value infinitely. continue

The image is displayed on a 20" TV screen with my vintage Atari 2600 hooked up to it. Take a close look at that image. Look at those beautiful little red, green, and blue rectangles working together to bring the illusion of colorful objects when viewed at a normal distance. continue

I came across this video brought to you by the good folks over at LoadingReadyRun.com. As the title suggests, it features games for the Wii that didn't quite make it through Nintendo's board of approval. It's clever and humorous. Check... continue

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