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28 02, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 26: Memories of Retro Technology

By | 2017-03-18T03:49:14+00:00 February 28th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

On this week’s episode we turn our attention to some of the technology that was cutting edge during our youths. We’re joined by the best retro expert we could ask for, The Retroist himself. During our conversation we stroll past all manner of tech gravestones including the Kodak Disc camera, Atari 2600, audio cassettes, the [...]

27 06, 2010

I Hate Mountains

By | 2017-03-17T02:54:11+00:00 June 27th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: |0 Comments

I probably do hate mountains, though my geologic preferences really aren’t important. What is important is that everyone’s favorite zombie killing biker, Francis from Left 4 Dead, hates mountains just like everything else. Unfortunately for Francis, he and the other survivors find themselves in zombie infested mountains and woods in a new fan created campaign. [...]

20 10, 2009

It’s not a doll! It’s an ACTION FIGURE! (part 2)

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 October 20th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

I listed primarily Sideshow Toys in the last post. While Sideshow has been a dominant force in these types of collectibles, in recent years, a new company has emerged out of Hong Kong that puts everyone to shame. Hot Toys makes dolls that are so realistic, you'd think they have souls. There are several I [...]

29 04, 2009

Infected!

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:15+00:00 April 29th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: |2 Comments

No, I haven’t come down with the dreaded swine flu… yet. But I did pick a copy of Left 4 Dead and the effect on my free time may be about the same. Those hardware upgrades that I originally intended to use for Windows Vista now seem worth it. The game lives up to all [...]

28 05, 2008

Making Sense of Pac-Man

By | 2017-03-17T01:04:04+00:00 May 28th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Someone on one of the message boards I read pointed out this T-shirt you can get that gives some explanation of Pac-Man. It doesn't really explain Mrs. Pac-Man, but I'm not really sure I'm ready for that explanation.The artist, Travis Pitts, has some other neat designs you can view at his site including a Lando [...]

3 11, 2007

The League of Extraordinary Pac-Gentlemen

By | 2017-03-17T01:04:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2007|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

We don't often discuss art per se on this blog, but it seems that a wacky artist named Doktor_A has created something right in our collective wheelhouse. Behold the steam punk version of Pac-Man, "Pac Gentleman".I would sugest that the Nautilus in LXG might have had a whole parlor full of these for Nemo's entertainment, [...]