Gamers of a certain age (cough) now have a way to relive the countless hours spent playing The Simpsons at your local arcade. Arcade1Up has introduced a retro cabinet that faithfully recreates The Simpsons Arcade Game (plus The Simpsons Bowling) as you played it 30 years ago, just without the gigantic pile of quarters needed to emerge victorious. In some ways, it’s better — a remote play option lets other cabinet owners jump into the beat ’em up without leaving home.
The brand new video game console, Coleco Chameleon, made its public debut at the New York Toy Fair this weekend. Although the system spent most of the convention behind a glass enclosure, it easily ran through short demoes of old classic games and new retro-style games created by indie developers.
Screw 360-degree film cameras on drones or Vines on 16-megapixel smartphones. Kodak’s going old school with these little beauties. The design is inspired by the Super 8 fad from half a century ago, and these new cameras that shoot film on, well, actual film.
ASICS may very well be the undisputed champion of retro runners. The Gel Lytes III and V, as well as the Gel Saga and GT-II have made their ways around the world, stunning audiences and inspiring love for years. But ASICS’ long and storied history means that their archive is as deep as it gets, and they can continue to dig deeper and find gems even that most learned sneakerhead never knew existed.