Flynn’s and Space Paranoids. Compare!

July 25th, 2009

1982 TRON Flynn’s:
Flynn's
Home of Space Paranoids
Flynn's overhead

2009 Comic-Con Flynn’s:
Comic-Con Flynn's exterior
Want want want want.
Comic-Con Flynn's interior

1982 TRON Space Paranoids cabinet:
Flynn plays Space Paranoids
A closeup of the above shot… In this original version, Space Paranoids is played entirely with buttons (looks like three for movement, and one to fire), ala classic games such as Asteroids.
Space Paranoids close up

2009 Comic-Con Space Paranoids cabinet:
Space Paranoids side art
Space Paranoids marquee
In the new version, Space Paranoids is played with a flight stick (looks like the Gomez design) and a trackball. Were this a production cabinet, the stick and ball would most likely be positioned equidistant from the edges of the control panel, with the trackball on the left.
Space Paranoids cabinet (official image)

1982 TRON Space Paranoids gameplay:
Space Paranoids CPO and gameplay
Space Paranoids
Going for the kill...

2009 Comic-Con Space Paranoids gameplay:
Space Paranoids instructions
Space Paranoids
Not quite a 599,000 point game, but this gives you the basics…

[Movie shots captured from the TRON 20th Anniversary DVD, Comic-Con images and video courtesy of Tron-Sector user Daddyo.]

Flynn’s Arcade

July 24th, 2009

Update: Good Lord almighty.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHIRCjr1DM8]

[via AICN]

He’s not any kind of program, Sark. He’s a User.

July 23rd, 2009

Via Comic-Con: Flynn’s Arcade, home of TRON, and Flynn Lives.

Here’s a Space Paranoids cabinet as shown on the Flynn’s page. I’m guessing it’s not a prop (awkward controls and positioning, 1990s cabinet design, etc), and was ‘shopped up completely for the web marketing campaign, but still… neat!

Space Paranoids

If anyone has a lead on the Flynn’s tokens they’ve been sending out to the press, let me know!

Flynn's Arcade Tokens

Seriously, I’m ready to unfold the chair and start camping out right now.

link love 06-12-09

June 12th, 2009

Looking forward to a weekend of beer, tools, sandpaper, and paint. Oh, and a date with my wife.

TILT

TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball, the fascinating story behind Pinball 2000, is now available on both iTunes and Netflix. You can buy the dvd, too.

The Making Of: Asteroids. Keep doing these stories, Edge! [via Arcade Heroes]

Scribblenauts: How a Nobody Game Became the Talk of This Year’s E3.

And finally, a Harvard psychiatrist explains Zombie Neurobiology.

Las Vegas classic movie screenings

June 8th, 2009

Here’s the combined schedule of upcoming retro screenings at Tropicana Cinemas and Aliante Station. Big thanks to Mr. Kindred for compiling the list, I’ll update these as more dates become available.

The Birds

June
Monday, June 8 – Singin’ In The Rain – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 10 – The Birds – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 15 – Rebel Without A Cause – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 17 – Wet Hot American Summer – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 22 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, June 24 – Jurassic Park – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, June 29 – Some Like It Hot – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)

Breakfast at Tiffany's

July
Wednesday, July 1 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, July 6 – Mary Poppins – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, July 8 – Top Gun – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Monday, July 13 – Casablanca – Aliante 6:30 PM ($5)
Wednesday, July 15 – Grease – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, July 22 – Temple of Doom – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, July 29 – 2001 – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

Enter the Dragon

August
Wednesday, August 5 – Pink Floyd: The Wall – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 12 – Willy Wonka – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 19 – Blazing Saddles – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, August 26 – Enter the Dragon – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

The Fifth Element

September
Wednesday, September 2 – The Fifth Element – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 9 – Pulp Fiction – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 16 – Reservoir Dogs – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 23 – Back To The Future – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, September 30 – Jaws – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

Muppet Movie

October
Wednesday, October 7 – The Exorcist – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, October 14 – Muppet Movie – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)
Wednesday, October 21 – Interview with a Vampire – Trop 7:30 PM ($8)

There’s a lot here, go see an old movie.