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Link Roundup: Classic Arcade Culture Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Take a look at classic arcade culture through a series of early-80s news reports.
  2. The world’s largest stationary, human-manipulable Rubik’s cube has been designed by the University of Michigan’s Mechanical Engineering program.
  3. Not an article from The Onion: pizza acrobatics are a real thing and there are competitions.
  4. People seem pretty excited about Tamagotchi making a comeback.
  5. The guy who wrote Solitaire for Microsoft wasn’t paid for his work because he was an intern.
  6. Thirty years later, we’re getting a sequel to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.
  7. This fantastic art poster tracks the entire history of science fiction.
  8. “Kidults” are turning out to be a very powerful consumer market.

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.