Wednesday, 30 October 2013

80's TV Show Openings

A look back at the all time favourite drama and comedy biggest television hits of the 1980s (in the US). 80's TV Show openings is a tribute to the best tv show intros and tv show theme songs of the 80s.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

70's Kids Tv Nostalgic Video. Guaranteed To Make You Smile

If you don't get nostalgic after watching this then you're too young. If you grew up in the 70's then this video is guaranteed to make you smile. Thanks to @chris_hewer for posting on Twitter

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Starlog Magazine 1978 Article on "Star Wars Sequel"

starlog 1978

Mike Macdonald contacted us to let us know about his latest post on his excellent blog.  Mike picked up an old Starlog magazine dated 1978.  The magazine previews the next Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Mike says:
"I picked up this little piece of history at an antique store. It's Issue 18 of Starlog Magazine which features a story on the KISS TV Movie "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park" and another feature on Battlestar Galactica. But what caught my eye was the cover blurb, "Star Wars" Sequel."
Head over there and check out some more photos and read the article previewing Episode V.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

New Jaws Text Based Adventure And Its Free. Play Now.

jaws adventure
You've got to check out this new and free browser based text adventure based on Spielberg's Jaws.  It's easy to play with most commands being N,SW,E or EAT.  I managed to get a score of 64% before being killed by Brody.  It comes complete with Spielberg's signature shooting star.  You can even tweet your score at the end.

jaws adventure

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Remastered Day of the Tentacle Was 80% Finished Before Lucasarts Demise

day of the tentacle
Kotaku have released a very interesting article on the demise of Lucasarts.  Having many sources who was at Lucasarts final days, speak out about the numerous games that was in production but ultimately cancelled.  No doubt the biggest disappointment from the article reveals that a special edition of the 90's point n click adventure The Day of the Tentacle was rumoured to be 80% finished.
If this is true then the fact the game got cancelled is more of a crime than the cancelled Star Wars 1313 or any of the other Star Wars games mentioned in the article.
In news that will certainly crush anyone who enjoyed LucasArts-branded adventure games, the team at LucasArts Singapore was working on a remastered version of the classic point-and-click game Day of the Tentacle, according to three people familiar with that project. Like the special editions of the first two Monkey Island games, released in 2009 and 2010, the remastered Day of the Tentacle would be pseudo-3D, with remade background art and cut-scenes redone to run at 30 frames per second.3P Although this Day of the Tentacle remake was never officially greenlit, two sources say it was almost finished. One person familiar with the project pegs it at 80% done. But it was never approved, and the company's higher-ups had no interest in continuing to make what they called "legacy" titles like this one. So the game remains unreleased—and perhaps there's a near-finished Day of the Tentacle HD sitting on a shelf somewhere in Singapore, never to be touched again.P It’s devastating. Day of the Tentacle, a hilarious point-n-click adventure that did the whole three protagonists thing years before Grand Theft Auto even existed, is almost impossible to purchase legally today. This is a game that deserves a digital re-release.P “For many involved this was a dream project,” said one person who worked on the game. “But sadly, like many, many LucasArts games in development, it never saw the light of day.”