Archive | nostalgia

The ’90s-era video rental store of your dreams still exists—in some guy’s basement

A few years ago, a VHS obsessive overflowing with more suburban nostalgia than a season of Stranger Things turned his entire basement into a video store, one that flaunts his massive VHS collection as it embodies the staples of your bygone Blockbusters. That nerd is Nick Collins, a man who realized that an adult… Continue […]

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The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda, jet-pack wearing Mandalorians, beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven’t seen anything yet. Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Latest Mandalorian Had Maybe a Little Too Much Fan Service for Its Own Good

Oh, so you thought Baby Yoda, jet-pack wearing Mandalorians, beskar, and camtonos made The Mandalorian a geeky, self-referential entry into the Star Wars canon? You haven’t seen anything yet.

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E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite…in a Commercial?

When you woke up this morning, we bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel—but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Command & Conquer Made Me A Strategy Cornball

On Wednesday, EA Games released the first gameplay footage of Command & Conquer: Remastered. It’s a brief 30-second clip that begins in the game’s original fuzzy resolution before transitioning to the crisp new reworked designs for modern screens. It’s bringing me back to the person I was when I first played C&C, and…Read more… Continue […]

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X-Men’s Theme Song Faces Lawsuit Over Similarities to Hungarian Police Drama

The theme song to X-Men: The Animated Series is undeniably amazing, but now there are accusations that it was stolen. A Hungarian man has filed a lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Fox, Apple, Amazon, and others—along with folks from Saban Entertainment—claiming that the theme song was plagiarized. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Spoiler-Filled Chat With Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has arrived, and the 10-episode season has left us lighting the fires of resistance and curiosity. We chatted with the creators and writer of the first season to get all of your most spoiler-friendly questions answered, and find out which two characters were modeled after …Read more… Continue […]

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A Spoiler-Filled Chat With Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s Creators

Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has arrived, and the 10-episode season has left us lighting the fires of resistance and curiosity. We chatted with the creators and writer of the first season to get all of your most spoiler-friendly questions answered, and find out which two characters were modeled after …Read more… Continue […]

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I Miss Simple Video Games That Didn’t Try Too Hard

As someone obsessed with handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Switch should have been the ultimate portable system for me. Instead, it actually made me nostalgic for Tiger Electronics’ LCD handhelds; arguably some of the first true portable video game systems. They were cheap, durable, simple, and addictive, and 30…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Grandia Has Reignited My Love For Role-Playing Games

When I was in my impressionable pre-teen years, I spent vast amounts of my summer tucked away in a musty little basement down the street. My closest friends would visit at their grandma’s house near me every year while school was out, and when we weren’t “ripping and running,” playing basketball with the “mannish”…Read more… […]

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Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling Is About Letting the Past Go and Embracing the Future

When Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was first announced back in 2016, it initially seemed as if it might premiere on Nickelodeon as an hour-long television special—a metaphorical coming home for fans of the original series with nostalgic memories of tuning into the network where they first met Rocko 25 years ago.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling Is About Letting the Past Go and Embracing the Future

When Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was first announced back in 2016, it initially seemed as if it might premiere on Nickelodeon as an hour-long television special—a metaphorical coming home for fans of the original series with nostalgic memories of tuning into the network where they first met Rocko 25 years ago.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hasbro Wants in on That My Little Pony/Stranger Things Hype With a New Retro Show and Toys

First, came the upside-down ponies. Then, the retro-inspired pony exclusive Hasbro is bringing to Comic-Con. Then, all the references to My Little Pony courtesy of Dustin and Erica in season three of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Now, Hasbro wants to-go all-in on the ‘80s-tinged pony love with not just a new set of… Read more…

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A Generation Looks Back at 20 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ask a Star Wars fan what they think about The Phantom Menace and you’re going to get a very specific answer. At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, io9 spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected […]

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20 Years Later, Snowboard Kids 2 Remains a Hidden Gem

While the Nintendo 64 wasn’t the most revolutionary home console, the clunky cartridge-based system still managed to house some of the best games of the mid-to-late ‘90s. Quite a few N64 classics, including Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong 64, and Pokemon Snap, will celebrate their 20th anniversaries in 2019. Joining…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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