Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

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scotland
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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby scotland » October 28th, 2017, 7:14 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s5sOuWHwgE4

The early arcade video game, Computer Space, has a brief cameo in the utterly bleak and depressing Soylent Green. The early 70s had a bunch of these pessimistic films, like A Clockwork Orange. Vietnam really bummed out Hollywood.

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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby pacman000 » October 28th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Ah yes. I think that Computer Space cabinet became a stock prop, popping up in the backgrounds of several 70's movies. Jaws comes to mind. It does look futuristic. Is that the Rifleman at the end of the clip?

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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby pacman000 » October 28th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Early (the first?) Nintendo Famicom commercial. Note the square controller buttons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0q1A08LDMY

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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby pacman000 » November 8th, 2017, 11:40 am

TV with built-in Magnavox Odyssey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piwXd_usdqw

I could also put this in the Holy Grails thread...

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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby pacman000 » November 8th, 2017, 11:47 am

Oh my goodness... A Magnavox Odyssey pro-mo film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLGBtkKPj2U

That's right. They would've had to invent a switch box too. Never even thought about it.

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Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

Postby pacman000 » November 16th, 2017, 9:08 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOOt3Z8bhs

Pac-Man VR

Virtuality could probably have their own topic. Till then, here's a video of one of their games.


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