"Created at the turn of the century, travel by airship appeared to be the great new excitement of the twentieth century. There is no reference whatsoever to aeroplanes, pointing at a possible date around 1902. There are many jokes about the impossibility of space travel - even the very idea was preposterous. On the lid of the game, the advertisement for ‘marsconigrams’ refers to the sensational achievement of Marconi, who sent a message 2000 miles from Cornwall to Newfoundland in December 1901."
- Six Victorian & Edwardian Board Games, Olivia Bristol, Michael O’Mara, 1995
Today on Gameological, Derrick Sanskrit’s Game That Tune series comes to an end. Every week, Derrick looked back at a kickass track from the annals of video game history and illustrated each one with a puckish, beautiful take on the famous iPod “dancer” ads. They are awesome, and Derrick is awesome. Check out its special Halloween finale where Derrick writes about Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and check out Derrick’s Tumblr too.
First row: Hotline Miami
Fourth row: Gone Home
Haunting Starring Polterguy (EA - Genesis - 1993)
I hate space.
"Everyone in Enter The Matrix, it seems, adheres to the dark glasses and black trench coat style of complete sartorial autonomy. If I could construct a digital version of myself, it’d probably be something that better celebrates my illogical humanity. What’s wrong with giving yourself maybe a breathable Tommy Bahama button-up and some lightly stained Philadelphia Eagles Zubazz pants?”
Hang on Harvey, Ideal