There just wasn’t any way that the C64 could get any better, but looking at the latest update from Games That Weren’t, it has, indeed! Here’s a side-scrolling Shoot ’em up called Scramble Infinity for the C64. As far as we know, Mirage designed the graphics and code for the game and has now completed it after vanishing from the face of the Earth in 2009, when development was supposed to have begun.
A dark comedy and a social commentary, Gremlins adds up to more than just a monster flick. As their villainy grows, the Gremlins possess a wicked sense of humor that sets a twisted comic tone. The film also offers a number of fun visual touches, such as a sign reading “Have a safe and happy holiday” that appears at the same time as a science teacher is somewhat indelicately butchered.
The special effects are impressive if not completely authentic; Gizmo … Read the rest
A group of guests, each harboring a secret for which they’ve been blackmailed, gather at a spooky mansion at the invitation of a stranger in this practically perfect murder-mystery comedy. Yes, it’s based on the famous board game—hence the three different endings that were shown in theaters; streaming versions include them all—but this 1985 gem, which stars Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, and more, is much more exciting (and quotable) than any night … Read the rest
The economy slows because of “stagflation,” the economic problem of excess capacity and unemployment coexisting with inflation and no economic growth.
The S&L industry has huge volumes of low, fixed-rate mortgages that were issued in the 1950s and 1960s. The gap between what the S&Ls earn on these mortgages and what S&Ls pay for new deposits erodes the capital of the S&Ls.
In the era of financial deregulation in the 1980s, S&Ls embark on speculative ventures, many of which are … Read the rest
During the 80’s we also saw the collapse of the traditional communism and the end of the cold war. Communism was crumbling as shown by the collapse of the Berlin wall and the breakup up of what was the USSR towards the end of the 80’s. and leading to a unified Germany.
The 80’s additionally signaled an upward thrust of conservatism in political and cultural lifestyles, due to Margaret Thatcher in the UK and … Read the rest