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Zork The Great Underground Empire

There is a Small Mailbox Here, Zork Beckons You In – Today in Retro Gaming – December 26th, 1980

Zork, one of the most popular text adventures ever released was first shipped in December 1980. Come join us as we relive the memories of this great adventure.

Defend the City in Missile Command in Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 3rd, 1980

Today, we don’t really have arcades anymore.  Rewind a good 35 to 40 years or so and arcades were the place to be if you were a gamer.  Arcades were still rocking and these new electronic games were taking over from pinball and games of skill (skee ball and the like- those ticket games).  One […]

Japan Catches Pac-Man Fever – Today in History – May 21st, 1980

Where were you today in 1980?  Myself, I was probably fumbling around the backyard and trying to learn to tie my own shoes.  I was four years old.  I would not find out about Pac-Man for a few more years when I was exposed to it on the Atari 2600.  It would be several years […]


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