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An excellent collection for your Tuesday blues. Ray sez:

After seeing them all together, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this could have been the Dribbble popular page about 5-6 years ago.

I totally see it, yeah.

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Playing With My Son

“What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order?” An experiment in forced nostalgia and questionable parenting by Andy Baio.

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Blur and Bleed: Running Games on a TV

Mattias Gustavsson is working on a hell of a good CRT filter:

Don’t think it is your mind playing tricks on you. In some ways, things DID look better back in the days. When hooked up to old worn-down TV’s with yesteryears technology, usually by means of a coaxial cable, the video output of the old home computers was severely degraded. Today, we wouldn’t find that image quality anywhere near acceptable, but back then it was the norm. And the weird thing is, in some ways it made the graphics look better than it really was.

The example images in the link above give me some serious, dizzy, nostalgia.

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DuckTales Remastered announced by Capcom

DuckTales Remastered is in development at WayForward Technologies, Capcom announced today during its “World of Capcom” panel at PAX East 2013.

It will launch this summer for $14.99 on PlayStation Network, 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade and $15 on the Wii U eShop.

DuckTales is a beloved NES game from an era when almost every licensed title was completely awful. Don’t fuck this up, Capcom.

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How Deep Can You Dig Dug?

Don Hodges fixes Dig Dug’s kill screen. Either you’re interested in someone fixing a 20+ year-old video game’s biggest bug, or you aren’t.

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‘Empire Carpet Man’ Elmer Lynn Hauldren dead at age 89

Rest in Peace. Watching Cubs games as a kid I probably say his Empire Carpet commercials hundreds of times. Everyone who grew up near Chicago remembers the jingle instantly.

Once more for old time’s sake: 588-2300 EMPIIIIIRE.

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One Book, Many Readings

Beautiful, super-detailed love-letter to the mechanics of Choose-Your-Own Adventure books. via Andy Baio and John Gruber.