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Where’s the Rose-Tinted Nostalgia for the 90s in Film?

If you've consumed any amount of popular culture over the last few years, you're probably exhausted by the sheer quantity of warm nostalgia for the 1980s on show. From the Netflix behemoth Stranger Things to big screen outings like the new adaptation of Stephen King's It, Ready Player One and Bumblebee, as well as upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984, it seems as though a whole generation of filmmakers are in love with the 80s. That's not a coincidence, given the age of the people behind those projects. They're almost all children of that decade, growing up on a diet of Amblin movies and A-ha. Read More >>

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Let’s All Laugh at How Garbage CGI Was in the ’90s

Even if there is too much CGI in movies these days (and there is), let’s be thankful that the CGI we’re bombarded with looks good. Or, at least, it looks so much better than the utter crap computers spat out back in the ‘90s. God, that era of CGI was awful. Read More >>

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What if the Avengers Were All Played by ’90s Pop Stars?

Remember the '90s? The decade that truly characterises the phrase "what the hell was everything thinking?". It was also a time where pop stars decided to try and kick off their film careers, and when marketing consisted of neon colours and graffiti-style font. Seriously, what the hell was everyone thinking. Read More >>

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Jennicam: Why the First Lifecaster Disappeared From the Internet

Exactly 19 years ago today, a 19-year-old woman name Jennifer Ringley started streaming photos taken from her dorm room and inadvertently invented lifecasting. Then she disappeared from the internet. Read More >>

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2,400 MS-DOS Games are Now Free Online (Some of Them are Porn)

The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics from your youth. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn — which is something you probably didn't realise existed on MS-DOS. Read More >>

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And Here’s a Treasure Trove of ’90s Videos About the Internet 

Remember the '90s, when we had videos on VHS to teach us about this new thing called the internet? Lucky for us, Andy Baio has preserved those tapes for the YouTube generation. Read More >>

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Holy Crap, Tamagotchis are Coming Back From the Dead

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. And perhaps most importantly, they taught you that friends don't leave friends in faeces-filled rooms for days at a time—because then they will die. But now, it's time to impart that wisdom on a new generation. Rejoice, friends, for the Tamagotchi is back. Read More >>

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Microsoft Just Bought Netscape, the Hottest Browser of the 90s!

As AOL, in the equivalent of selling sperm to pay the phone bill, offloaded a billion dollar's worth of patents to Microsoft, something strange happened: the latter became the owner of Netscape. Remember Netscape? The browser. From 1994. A steal! Read More >>

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Hackers Were Scary in 1990

"Laughing at people talking about the internet decades ago" is one of our favorite video subgenres here at Gizmodo, and this specimen doesn't disappoint: a fatherly narrator explains the dangers of hackers. Look out! Your modem is under attack! Read More >>