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Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. It is a canonical examples of a maze game, in which the player has to navigate around a maze-like building while shooting enemies. Alan McNeil, an employee of Universal Research Laboratories (a division of Stern Electronics), had a dream one night involving a black-and-white video game in which he had to fight robots. This dream, with heavy borrowing from the BASIC game Robots (Daleks in the UK), was the basis for Berzerk, which was named for Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series of science fiction novels. "Evil Otto" was named after Dave Otto, security chief at McNeil's former employer Dave Nutting Associates. According to McNeil, Otto would, "[smile] while he chewed you out." He would also lock McNeil and his fellow employees out of the building to enforce a noon-hour lunch, as well as piping beautiful music into every room. The idea for a black-and-white game was abandoned when the color game Defender was released earlier the same year to significant success. At that point Stern decided to use a color overlay board for Berzerk. A quick conversion was made, and all but the earliest versions of the game shipped with a color CRT display. The game was test-marketed successfully at a Chicago singles bar before general release.
Tags: 80s, nostalgia, atari2600, atari, retrogamer
Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, the game is set on an unnamed planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Defender was one of the most important titles of the Golden Age of Video Arcade Games, selling over 55,000 units to become the company's best selling game and one of the highest-grossing arcade games ever. Praise among critics focused on the game's audio-visuals and gameplay. It is frequently listed as one of Jarvis' best contributions to the video game industry, as well as one of the most difficult video games. Though not the first game to scroll horizontally, it created the genre of purely horizontal scrolling shooters. It inspired the development of other games and was followed by sequels and many imitations. There were many ports to contemporary systems, most of them by either Atari, Inc. or its software label for non-Atari platforms, Atarisoft.
Tags: 80s, nostalgia, arcade, spaceship, space
Unlike many variations you see out there, this logo represents the screen used design in the original Ghostbusters film on the car, uniforms and firehouse sign. It includes some thoughtful vintage effects to give it a genuine 80s look.
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"Bluth's Original Frozen Banana" is a frozen banana stand started by George Bluth in 1953 as part of the Bluth Company. It is located on the Oceanside Wharf boardwalk, on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. This version of the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana design includes a nice vintage treatment giving it a well seasoned look.
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Batman-On-Film has been at it for almost 20 years! We will tell it like it is, good or bad, but you will know for sure it's going to be a straight shot! Let all your friends know where you get your news on Batman and DC movies!
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Butter Beer is a favourite drink served at pubs frequented by Witches and Wizards. For example the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley both serve Butter Beer. It can be served hot and foamy or chilled. Madam Rosmerta, the proprietor of The Three Broomsticks Inn is known to serve up excellent Butter Beer.
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