Vectorbeam Outrun


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/09/vectorbeam-outrun.html


#2

That’s neat, but why target a platform for which no one is nostalgic (because no one ever had one), when you could do essentially the same work to create a 100 FOOT HIGH FOG MACHINE LASER SHOW


#3

I always wanted a Vectrex — after they were long gone. This project has that great 80s Trapper Keeper vibe going on, or should I say, twenty-teens synthwave album cover vibe. :slight_smile:


#4

For the same reason I’m building a 3D printer from scratch instead of buying a kit : because it’s fun.


#5

Right but wouldn’t building a laser light show be more fun than copying some turd of a console that even console-starved early-eighties kids didn’t want?


#6

#7

I enjoyed some nostalgia with the CRT image bloom (the image resizing effect when more light is being drawn on the screen, caused by sub-optimal voltage regulation).


#8

There’s a great article about this game in the New Yorker.

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/desert-bus-the-very-worst-video-game-ever-created


#9

What? I had one.


#10

At last, a racing game even I could win!


#11

Speak for yourself, I’ve wanted a Vectrex since they were actually on the market and so did a lot of the other nerds around here, I bet.


#12

I was of the understanding everyone WANTED one but few could afford or, sometimes, find one.

I sure know I wanted one.


#13

WANT.    


#14

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