I had a to-do list a mile long that I was meant to tackle this afternoon. Instead, I spent the entire thing being driven increasingly crazy by this Space Invaders typing game. Goddamn internet.
Space Invaders competes with Pac-Man for the title of the defining arcade game. But the 8-bit graphics always seemed a little unrealistic. So one engineer decided to make a real-world version, using lasers.
If there ever was a strong case for a false advertising lawsuit, it would involve the box art that accompanied the countless video games released in the '80s. Rarely did the artwork match the visuals in the actual game, but instead of taking companies like Atari to court, artist Dan Polydoris has turned the characters…
Since Google acquired the artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $628 million last year, it's put the software to hard work...playing Atari 2600 video games. But no really, learning how to play 49 different Atari games showcases the promises—and the weaknesses—of DeepMind's software.
Like Tetris and Pong, the simple but challenging gameplay mechanics of Space Invaders have kept the game popular for decades now. And while this $13 Space Invaders-themed mug isn't playable, it's still wrapped in those wonderful 80s-era graphics, and features a molded handle that looks like it was torn from an…
Even in a time where everything from our phones to our watches could easily serve up a classic game of Space Invaders, there's still something appealing about this miniature keychain version. It actually plays more like a cross between Space Invaders and Whac-A-Mole, but instead of bludgeoning rodents you're taking…
Based on an incredibly simple concept, Jenga is one of those 'board' games that will never go out of style. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for branded versions that bring something new to the table. (The table that you're trying desperately not to bump.)
Few things are worse on the Internet than reaching a 404 Error page. It's soul sucking, cable checking, life wondering, browser refreshing, absence inducing, mortality questioning bad. And it doesn't always have to be! Some 404 Page Not Found Errors are hilarious. A few are entertaining. This one has to be the most…
NASA's Hubble Telescope peered deep into a cluster of galaxies called Abell 68 recently, and found a wicked space invader that looks like it's headed right for us. Brace for impact!
There's something so refreshing about when great minds focus on small objects, isn't there? And however much blasting alien hordes with these tiny buttons would hurt my delicate digits, I can still admire the ingenuity.
Romain Jerome celebrates Space Invaders in the classiest (but still geekiest) way possible: he built a fancy pants watch that captures a freeze frame of the game in black stainless steel.
Located in North East England, this escalator opens up to something that looks strikingly from Space Invaders. I'd probably say pew pew every time I exited the tunnel. [Faces in Places]
Calfskin upholstery, chromium plating, premium speakers—not exactly reminiscent of an arcade gaming experience. But if want to ditch your emulator for something a bit more, dare we say, decadent, luxury French cabinet maker Pinel & Pinel will indulge.
This ingenious tea pot and serving pitcher not only features classic Space Invaders, it's completely functional as well. When the water is hot, the blue invaders appear, letting you know it's ready for service.