Video - What if 80's Games were Real?
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In honour of all you nostalgic souls out there, here is a video to lighten your melancholy mood. I caught wind of this short movie over at Ain't It Cool News. It's a very clever "What if" disaster film called "PIXELS" that serves up a tasty tribute to retro gaming's greatest icons and development studios. Running a terse 2:34, it's a delicious treat for people like me who recall the 80's -- and 80's gaming, in particular -- fondly. (Wow, two food metaphors in a row... I must be hungry.)
Enjoy, and try to see if you can name all of the gaming allusions. There are just so many, and some of them are hidden, so you might need to keep your finger on the pause button. Triple bonus nostalgia points if you can tell me what inspired the style of the special One More Production logo at the beginning of the clip. I recognized it instantly. (Hint: the answer is hidden in the film itself.)
For fun, I welcome you to post your favourite 80's video game in the comments section. Don't hold back, I just know you have one!