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  • Blog Post: Warner Bros. Acquires Space Invaders Movie Rights

    Prepare to be blown off the edge of your seat: the media giant that brought us films like The Dark Knight , Gravity , and Argo just acquired the right to produce a film based on Taito's 1978 arcade classic about aliens slowly scrolling down a screen. [Except] Warner Bros. recently snatched up the... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Creator Admits He's Terrible At Space Invaders

    In a profile piece on The New Yorker , Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of Space Invaders, admitted that he is and always has been terrible at video games. Even the ones he created himself. The full article covers Nishikado's early years when he was pursuing a career in electronics and not video games... More
  • Blog Post: Pong, Space Invaders, And Minecraft Enter MoMA Design Exhibit

    Last year the Smithsonian made headlines when it decided to run an exhibit focusing on video games, but it wasn't the only museum with video games on display. The Museum of Modern Art in New York added 14 games to its collection, and this year it's adding six more. MoMA's collection of games... More
  • Blog Post: Transformers Producer Working On Space Invaders And Asteroids Movies

    If you saw that headline and clicked it hoping for good news, you're not gonna get it. The fact that movies based on Space Invaders and Asteroids are in pre-production is bad enough, but now we know a producer of questionable films like Transformers and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is on board. Lorenzo... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Attack Real Life!

    For many of us gamers the first thing we want to do when we roll out of bed is start playing a video game. But what happens when you wake up, look out your window, and realize your life has become a video game? The answer awaits in the following retro-inspired video. The video is by YouTube user Jeremiah... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Look As Tasty As They Are Dangerous

    Candy is delicious. Space Invaders’ characters are great. Combine these two things, and you’ve got a sugary treat that will appeal to just about anyone with a mouth—even if they didn’t spend their childhoods plugging quarters into old arcade machines. An Etsy merchant is selling... More
  • Blog Post: YouTuber Takes On Those Blasted Space Invaders With Kinect

    Space Invaders was a pretty fun game in its day, but it could use a little bit of an update. Some enterprising folks in France have done just that, letting players take potshots at extraterrestrial enemies through the power of Kinect. In other words, some people have made the game playable for people... More
  • Blog Post: Spain To Get Video Game Themed Street Names

    A suburb in Zaragoza, Spain has unveiled its first video game themed street: Avenida de Super Mario Bros. The Spanish neighborhood, Arcosur, is the first in the world to name streets after our favorite games. Other planned names include Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, and The Legend of Zelda. The... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix's Downloadable Line-Up

    Square Enix is a big name in the RPG genre, but now the company is carving out a bigger place for itself in the downloadable market. Today the publisher announced a new line-up of downloadable titles that will be releasing in the coming months, and all of them will be showcased on the E3 show floor next... More
  • Blog Post: TGS 09: Natal Demonstrated with Beautiful Katamari

    While there are no announced plans to turn them into actual Natal games, project director Kudo Tsunoda used Beautiful Katamari as tech demos for the new peripheral's capabilities. In closed-door demos at Tokyo Game Show, Tsunoda displayed once again that the Natal technology does in fact work as... More
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