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Friday: July 8, 2011

Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.

Given that brand equity and the track record for other films based on ’80s properties, like Transformers, the idea of a Space Invaders movie has been around for a while. Last March, the L.A. Times reported that Warner Bros. was negotiating with Space Invaders owner Taito about a movie. Additionally, di Bonaventura has brought toy properties to the big screen. He is one of the producers of the Transformers films as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:06 PM | Tags (9) | eighties | franchise | hollywood | invaders | mashable | movie | reboot | set | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.

According to a company press release, Game Room will be a “place to relive the glory days of arcade games,” complete with a pay-to-play option that charges 40 MS Points (50 cents) per play of one game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | 360 | arcade | endsights | gameroom | gaming | microsoft | videogames | xbox | eighties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Eleven mediocre television shows with awesome theme songs.Eleven mediocre television shows with awesome theme songs.

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the television shows you may have used to watch. The combination of DuckTales and Rescue Rangers still holds a special place in my heart (although not mentioned on said list). Hey, remember The Jets?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (10) | 11points | themes | cartoons | shows | sitcomes | music | songs | ducktales | jets | eighties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.

Although not technically a sitcom; Jesse's caffeine pill freakout from Saved by the Bell is still a personal favorite.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 10:21 PM | Tags (10) | addiction | caffeine | eighties | episodes | excited | jessespano | savedbythebell | scared | sitcoms | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 69 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nickelodeon is now the proud owner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.Nickelodeon is now the proud owner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

The acquisition could be a huge coup for the iconic network, who during the 90's, peaked with franchises like The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rugrats, All That, Doug, among a plethora of others that defined the childhoods of 'mid-to-late 80's babies.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 9:30 PM | Tags (9) | cartoons | eighties | mutant | nickelodeon | ninja | pizza | teenage | tmnt | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Eleven of the worst movie posters from the eighties for you to gawk at.Eleven of the worst movie posters from the eighties for you to gawk at.

Ah, memories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:32 AM | Tags (5) | eighties | funny | movies | posters | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Find out just how well you know your eighties movie plots.Find out just how well you know your eighties movie plots.

'I've seen that girl, she wears like these braids. What do they call them? Corn husks?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 8:03 PM | Tags (5) | eighties | mentalfloss | movies | plots | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

A look back at Batman mania circa 1989.A look back at Batman mania circa 1989.

Unfortunately, I was not a proud owner of the 'Bob the Goon' action figure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:20 PM | Tags (5) | 1989 | batman | batmania | eighties | timburton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Sixteen of the worst cartoon theme songs of the eighties.Sixteen of the worst cartoon theme songs of the eighties.

The Gummi Bears theme song was a particular hard melody to shake off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:59 AM | Tags (7) | eighties | saturday | cartoons | morning | worst | themes | tvmunchies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

A collection of absurd escapes from mortal danger in the world of G.I. Joe.A collection of absurd escapes from mortal danger in the world of G.I. Joe.

Through a combination of terrible aim, superhuman jumping ability, and impossibly reliable parachutes, every combatant escaped even the most dire of situations without so much as the angle of his beret askew.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:39 PM | Tags (6) | absurd | cartoons | eighties | escapes | gijoe | slate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

See how well you know your Garbage Pail Kids with this online quiz.See how well you know your Garbage Pail Kids with this online quiz.

Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:49 AM | Tags (3) | eighties | nostalgia | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Six awesome 80's movie montages that actually don't make any sense.Six awesome 80's movie montages that actually don't make any sense.

Insert Team America soundtrack here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | eighties | montages | movies | nonsense |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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