8bitrocket.com Daily Interweb Mash-Up: Monday May 16, 2011

Death Of Unicorn Death Is Pixelated Awesome
Play the Mochi Game of the week, Death Of Unicorn Death.  It’s an awesome bit  of pixelated madness.  It also has some juicy 8-bit in all the right places!

Angry Video Game Nerd Takes On The “Mattel” Power Glove
Mattel has had a long history of mis-fires when it comes to video games.  They might be the world’s largest toy company, but when it comes to technology, they have a very hard time finding their footing.   The “Power Glove” was their attempt to cash-in on the “Nintendo Craze” in 1989.  The Angry Video Game Nerd does a great job of describing exactly how well the thing worked.   By the way, he also takes on the Intellivision and Colecovision. (warning, language is NSFW)

Video Game Cereals At GamingWithChildren.com
Over at GamingWithChildren.com, the prolific Cary Woodham has a neat article about video game breakfast cereals.

From The Blogs
Rich over at Photonstorm is reporting that he as moved Flixel to GitHub and has add a slew of new stuff, including a comprehensive Getting Started Guide (just what I needed).

Iain Lobb takes us to Game Camp with him.

– Michael James Williams wants you to Understand The Game Loop.

The Latest and Greatest Count-downs from Cracked.com
Six Gaming “Innovations” that are way older than you think they are (our readers know most of these already). Muds, the Vectrex, and more are covered in light detail, but it’s a fun read.

Eight special effects you won’t believe are not CGI. Any list that incudes Escape From New York is a list worth reading.

What’s new at OldGamesNews.Com
Kotaku  has some great PS1 commercials
Geist Force might make its log awaited debut on the Dreamcast (yes, you read that right) very soon.

The 8bitrocket Daily Inter-Web Mash-up Briefing is compiled and edited by both Jeff D. Fulton and Steve A. Fulton. We cover the world of retro games, new games, indie games, Flash / Web games, game coding, the toy industry, and anything else we find cool. Send news items that you would like covered to info[at]8bitrocket[dot]com

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