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Discussion in 'Platypus Comix' started by Peter Paltridge, Jun 17, 2014.
Fairly funny stop-motion short from the 30's.
Woman making and animating dinosaurs, 20's or 30's.
Message From Space was Toei's attempt to create something like Star Wars. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, who also directed the Japanese segments of Tora! Tora! Tora!. Here's the trailer:
The Last Running De Havilland Comet taxies down the runway at an airplane museum.
J.C. Penny Pac-Man ad for Atari 2600:
I have a pin that says "Pac-Man is coming to JC Penney." I guess it's from the same ad campaign. The thing is as old as I am!
The Terror of Tiny Town, a 30's western with an all midget cast. Apparently in the public domain.
Two new episode of Nick Knacks!
First, we have Video Comics, a show on Nickelodeon just sorta reads comic books to you. It's a cheap filler show, but a good opportunity to explore Nickelodeon's mob roots. No, really.
Then, for the Halloween season, we jump ahead to 1986 to talk about Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special, a spooky-themed magic show meant to get kids invested in that guy hosting Double Dare.
It's better this ad:
More accurate ad:
"This is called hook and loop;
This part's the hook!
This part's the loop!"
I shared this video before, but even the Atari 2600 Alien game looks and sounds like a smoother Pac-Man port:
given all the Pacman talk, I thought I'd share this Joel video about MSX bootlegs, which features a Pacman clone with an... interesting title:
Why is there a motion comic for Mad Love? BTAS itself did an animated adaption that was almost exactly the same as what's in the panels.
Ever wonder about the ultra-rare Casio PV-1000 video game system? Here's a video of its games. (A couple games may be from Casio's PV-2000 computer.)
Article about the PV-1000: http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg80-pv1000.htm
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
There! I told you it was worth it!
Cloak and Dagger - Like The Wizard, but much better because it features Atari.
Article musing on the possible origin of the Polybus urban legend. Claims it's probably a combination of a few other real stories, of gamers having epileptic seizures, police stalking arcades looking for drug deals, etc.
I'd suggest that the Tempest-like game play might've been inspired by the rare (and trippy) Cube Quest laser disk game:
Not a video of all the launch titles, but an early commercial with some game play footage.
Note the square controller buttons.
Another, better, early commercial, with subtitles, listing a few games:
I'm so excited for Mahjong and Go!
Interview with the creators of Tyrannosaurus Tex, from when the game was in development.