What hides in the high scores? The people who made the games!
Double Feature: Tetris and Pinball
After years of waiting, two films are finally taking game history to the big screen. How do they measure up?
Play History, Episode #5
Home consoles arrive. Atari is born. Oregon lights up schools around the country. This is the beginning of everything.
2022, The Losses
An ode to the lost game designers, artists, and executives who passed away in 2022.
Play History, Episode #4
The space age comes to video games. Computer Space, Star Trek, Galaxy Game, and more.
The First Video Game Console, A New History
Fifty years after Magnavox released the Odyssey, what can we learn from its story? What is the true story?
Miyamoto’s Quote, Pac-Man, E3, and the Role of Hype Culture in Video Game History
How we expect games now is not how we expected them before the dawn of the modern hype cycle.
The Forgotten First GDC: Gametronics
A meeting of the minds for the video game industry lost to the dusts of history. Now it lives again.
How a Failed Atari Addon Led to EA Sports
From Super Charger to all-star players.
Why Computer Space Was a Success
Why Computer Space is more consequential than just a "first".