Category Archives: 80s Pop Culture

For the 80s Geek in all of us: The Atari Wallet

Remember pouring tons of money into the Pac Man machine back in the 80s?  Now you can put your money into Pac Man all over again.  Nilesz.com is selling wallets made out of recycled Atari 2600 video game cartridges. The description … Continue reading

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Jessica Alba celebrates her birthday.. 80s Style!

What a way to turn 28! Jessica Alba brought in a new year Sunday with an ’80s theme party, complete with tunes from Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, and games of Connect Four and Chinese Checkers. Read More…

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A 1980s reunion: Atari, Ghostbusters and… Ray Parker Jr.?

Even as far as video game preview events go, the latest showing of Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game certainly got off to a surreal start. Sitting comfortably in a swanky London hotel’s screening room, the gathered games writers were treated … Continue reading

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Retro Game Challenge for the Nintendo DS Ships to Retailers

Videogame publisher XSEED Games announced today that Retro Game Challange for the Nintendo DS has shipped across North America. Retro Game Challenge is based on the original Japanese TV series, Retro Game Master, now adapted as an 80s handheld gaming adventure … Continue reading

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The Terminator, Freddy Krueger And Other ’80s Icons Kick Off The Search For The Greatest Badass Of All Time

Rambo, Boba Fett and Indiana Jones are all contenders for the title. What would happen if you took every butt-kicking, name-taking, trash-talking movie character in the history of the cinema, locked them in a steel cage and announced that only … Continue reading

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At the Vintage Arcade Superstore, the video game heyday of the ’80s lives on

If you grew up in the 1970s or ’80s, you probably spent a fair share of your time hanging out in video arcades: Whether it was working the joystick on Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and QBert, taking the steering wheel through … Continue reading

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Retro Phone Handset Brings Back the 80s

The most well-known phone design of all time is probably the classic Western Electric 500. Its simple and easy two-holed receiver design endured for generations and led to the classically charming no-handed cheek-to-shoulder phone hold. Over the years, the portable … Continue reading

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For young fashion fans, the 1980s are back; ’80s look in ‘Hannah Montana’ wardrobe

As Miley Cyrus rocks out in the third season of “Hannah Montana,” she channels Madonna circa 1985. And, somehow, on this cute and playful 15-year-old, tiered miniskirts, leopard prints and fingerless gloves look good – so get ready for masses … Continue reading

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Inside the Commodore 64

   This pioneering PC made instant geeks out of millions of people back in the 80s. But what lies within the Commodore 64’s fetching brown shell? The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Commodore 64 as the best-selling computer … Continue reading

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There’s one ’80s comeback trend that doesn’t deserve the cold shoulder

  By now, you’ve probably heard the ’80s are making a comeback, from Molly Ringwald to Members Only jackets. But in fashion, you never wear a trend the same way twice (that’s how they keep us shopping). So, while cobalt … Continue reading

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