Like falling into an old habit, I come back. Not because I need you. Not because I want you, even. But because I can't pull myself together and let go of what's easy and safe.
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Angry Birds Evolution, the odd adult-aimed offshoot of the series that spawned an animated kids film, gets a little bit stranger on October 18, when a bird based on the undead mascot of venerable metal band Iron Maiden arrives in the game. Huh.
Centipede was released for the arcade by Atari in 1981. It's a game where you swerve back and forth as you fire at bugs and try not to get eaten. Halt and Catch Fire featured it in its very first episode and again in its series finale, proving once and for all the show is more than just the sum of its characters and the cultural time capsules they interact in.
Behold Atchafalaya Arcade. It's an audio visual adventure that takes old technologies and scrambles them together in the present until something new and poetic arises out of the chaos.
"Shirtless Mario!" is a skin mod that lets the Italian fighter trade his iconic overalls for swim trunks.
In 2017 most video game consoles look pretty similar: black boxes of varying size aimed at being as discrete as possible. The brands who manufacture and distribute them also have more clout and prestige of their own. So it's weird to think that in the late 90s Nintendo thought it was important to use Tommy Hilfiger to promote the Game Boy Colour.