The week is half over so it’s about time to start getting loose for a summer weekend and watching this 80's movie mashup of people dancing by Robert Jones is just how you want to do it. If you’re old enough to remember watching these movies, awesome, because it’ll encourage you to bathe in nostalgia and watch them all…
Nostalgia videos, smashed together amalgamations of our childhood entertainment, are almost as numerous cat videos and head-scratching Donald Trump tweets. But you’ve probably never seen one quite like this—an 80-minute “mixtape” that traipses through the pulpy, dark, and psychedelic moods of 80s and 90s entertainment.
The Nerdwriter has a really interesting breakdown on intertextuality in movies, or the idea of how something seen in a movie is shaped by something previously seen in something else. A call back, of sorts. A cultural or genre nod, even. But what’s really interesting is how intertextuality is now used in a world of…
Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he sliced up antique photos and then carefully animated the various elements, like people, cars, and buildings, to give the appearance of actual moving footage.
Now that the kids of the ‘80s are grown up with jobs, disposable income, and fond memories of their childhood, toy companies are capitalizing on the nostalgia with throwback lines enticing them to re-buy all the toys they grew up with. Next up is Hot Wheels, with a new retro line reviving some truly classic cars and…
3D TVs may have gone the way of the Dodo, but as the Oculus Rift has proven, a third dimension can make video games far more immersive. That even goes for the 2D Nintendo classics you grew up playing, thanks to a new emulator with a intelligent algorithm that automatically converts those games to 3D.
Last month, it was announced that 25 years’ worth of Nicktoon characters—possibly everyone from Eliza Thornberry to Invader Zim to Ginger to Doug—will join forces in one all-star, ensemble, Avengers-style movie. A lot of these guys were on the airwaves back in the ‘90s. Seeing the fan-made promo images made me…
Archive.org is quickly becoming the place to visit whenever 90s internet nostalgia strikes. Last week, we reported on an amazing collection of MS-DOS malware in the Malware Museum. Now, the site has launched a collection old games from Windows 3.1.
The X-Files is the type of show that breeds odd theories, but we have one that’s not so much odd as it’s obvious: Mulder and Scully were having sex the whole time.
I saw Star Wars in the movie theater in 1977, the summer before I turned six. Then I saw it again, and again, and again. Pace Joseph Campbell, the mythology of my childhood was structured around the movie, rather than vice versa. So my parents’ attic ended up with a lot of Star Wars toys in it.
Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, which came out 25 years ago this week, is more than just an updating of Frankenstein. It’s the story of a gentle robot who tries to live among regular people—and when I saw it as a little kid, this movie meant everything to me.
Facebook’s “On This Day” feature plays off nostalgia, showing people old photos and posts from previous years. That’s great if your memories are positive—but it can dredge up sad moments, which is why there’s now a tragedy filter.
Want to feel old? The iPhone turns 20 today.
All I knew is that I needed a Tiger Talkboy cassette recorder or my life was not complete.
Nostalgia is a powerful feeling: it can bring back happy memories, but it can also make us overlook some pretty egregious flaws in the things we have loved. Case in point: Here are eight games that were fairly lousy — but people insist on loving them anyway.
Before the internet came along, the only way kids could keep track of what was new in the world of toys was brief visits to the mall, or shop-at-home catalogs. And Dinosaur Dracula recently took a nostalgic romp through the toy section of a 1984 Consumers Distributing catalog and highlighted some of the many reasons…
I you were anywhere near a TV set in the eighties, you will shed a tear of nostalgia watching this supercut—edited by Robert Jones—that compiles some of the most famous teen movies of that decade.
With all these rich musicians making a ruckus about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service, I’m getting a little emotional. Not about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service. About the bygone golden era of streaming music’s erstwhile golden boy: SoundCloud.