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Enter the Xbox Live Time Warp and Travel Back to the 80s'
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Until April 25th, Xbox Live is going retro with a host of old-school content including classic 80s' movies like Top Gun, Scarface and the stop-motion version of Clash of the Titans in HD on Zune.

Game Room also goes retro (wasn't it already retro anyway?) with Asteroids Deluxe, Scramble, Red Baron, Football, Tutankham, Star Raiders, Lunar Lander, Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing, Centipede and Yars' Revenge.

Finally, there's a range of retro clothing over on the XBL Avatar Marketplace, including big hair, neon pink shirts and more big, loud clothes from the decade that fashion forgot.

And then there's Lips: I Love the 80s' too. Far too much 80s' stuff if you ask us.

Click here to go to the Xbox Live Time Warp page.


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Comment #1 by Lowr3y35
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 02:57:57 PM
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The 80s was a terrible decade in my opinion

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Comment #2 by Josh Benton
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 02:58:55 PM
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Yes, all for a price....... Yet another way for Microsoft to get some money from us.

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Comment #3 by THEMANGLER4
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:01:14 PM
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crap, weren't those games already on game room??

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Comment #4 by SP4RT4N360
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:01:20 PM
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Sigh ............ whats with all this retro shit some of the games in game room are 2 - 3 years older than ( im 28 ) me why the hell would you pay for games like that with splinter cell out 2moro ( for the UK lucky US ) i just dont see the excitement in this at all.

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Comment #5 by mjc0961
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:01:32 PM
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Uhm... Okay. As long as I don't have to listen to any B-52s, I'll check it out.

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Comment #6 by Californigus
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:05:17 PM
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Comment #7 by Daiphyer.
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:06:12 PM
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Fuck 80s. I'll stick to 00s.

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Comment #8 by SumHydroponic
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:06:56 PM
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Forget the 80's, give me the 60's. Peace and Love people.

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Comment #9 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:06:57 PM
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@ 1 - Were you born after the 80's or before?

If you were born after, you don't know your penis from your thumb. The 80's had the best of everything except Movies. That goes to the 90's:

Games (classic Retro, the true start of Gaming)

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Comment #10 by Narley Nick
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:07:51 PM
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One Word....Micro$oft

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Comment #11 by Emo185
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:10:10 PM
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@ Comment 4 - Because older gamers want to relive the classic's on newer machines - i have to admit half of the games i dont remember (espically on Atari 2600 / Intelivision) - but its nice to see classics like that make a come back - sucks about the choice (and prices) though.

on another note = 80's Rocked! (espically movie and TV Wise)

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Comment #12 by B Rock3232
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:10:58 PM
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The 80's were awesome! And yes you could get those games on Game Room when it first came out. So that is just wrong acting like they are adding something cool. Who cares about paying for movies when you can just watch them on Netflix. So over all a pretty crappy selection if I do say so myself. Im bummed out now. Thought it was going to be something exciting.

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Comment #13 by Opiate42
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:13:33 PM
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ewww tacky

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Comment #14 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:14:27 PM
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@ 12 - Uh, you still have to PAY for Netflix bucko. The only difference is that for streaming, you get unlimited so long as you're paying for a DVD rental. With Zune or Marketplace DL, they cost per video.

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Comment #15 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:15:50 PM
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You don't have to buy any of this, its just being made available. The majority of gamers are 80s babies and i'm sure a lot of people will dig this. I'm not a fan but i wasn't around then, so i wont dog this.

Why hate something you can just ignore?

and why has the poll on this site been the same forever?

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Comment #16 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:16:48 PM
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Some good films, but when is Pulp Fiction coming to Zune!? My friend who moved away and I watch movies over live every couple of weekends. We've already done Reservoir Dogs, and Fight Club and all those good ones, but he NEEDS to see Pulp Fiction...

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Comment #17 by GreaseMonkeyGB
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:30:03 PM
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Lets to the time warp again! (do do doo)

great song :L
but anyway, nice to some more games for Games Room on there way.

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Comment #18 by 100Proof
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:30:26 PM
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The movies (Raiders, Empire, John Hughes, Goonies, etc.) and games (NES era Nintendo, every good arcade game outside of fighting games) in the 80s were awesome... the fashion and the music was god awful, but in a tacky, ironic, easy to make fun of way.

In any case, not buying any of this junk.

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Comment #19 by antnie
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:30:43 PM
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April 25th is my birthday.

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Comment #20 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:34:09 PM
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I wasn't even born in the 80s and they were awesome. Mid 00s to now = Worst for everything.

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Comment #21 by xtye
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:39:18 PM
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Well, this article is NOT accurate. Avatar stuff NOT there right now.

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Comment #22 by HamKet
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:40:38 PM
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It's a pity that Lips: I Love the 80s is not being released in the US or Canada. Just Europe and (soon) Australia.

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Comment #23 by TFP5
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:43:14 PM
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must be some kind of xbox time machine

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Comment #24 by blue silk
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:44:25 PM
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It looks pretty cool but I wouldn't buy it..

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Comment #25 by Corpse87
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:49:22 PM
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the 70's sucked and the 80's kicked ass!

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Comment #26 by jasonorme666
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:51:34 PM
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The irony of adding the double dragon film, but removing the game from the marketplace. Bastards.

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Comment #27 by JDUB XL
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:51:56 PM
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So they take games that were already out on gameroom and just throw them randomly into the advertisement? How bout some new game room games Microsoft?


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Comment #28 by Lumcurl
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:53:52 PM
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@9 I stopped reading after I read yours, I couldn't agree more, thank God for the 80's.

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Comment #29 by Santaslave
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:59:25 PM
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I wish I was born somewhere in the 60s- early 70s tbh.

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Comment #30 by ThrillKillBill
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 03:59:40 PM
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Are they gonna sell our avatars a "fannie pak" so that we can hang out with Winslow on wednesday?

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Comment #31 by blackout529
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:00:50 PM
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Cause people always need something to complain about. It'll never end...

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Comment #32 by ThrillKillBill
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:01:15 PM
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@ #17 It's the pelvic thru-ust that really drives them insane-ane-ane-ane-ane..............

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Comment #33 by Jor-El
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:01:28 PM
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What are you talking about? 90's had the best movies? 80's is the clear champion in that. Clash of the Titans, Breakfast Club, The Goonies, A Christmas Story, Dark Crystal, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Sixteen Candles, Top Gun, shall i keep going?

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Comment #34 by Justaname86
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:01:43 PM
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Only thing Im interested in out of all of this is Scarface!

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Comment #35 by MartyMcFly
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:05:24 PM
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@9 I almost agreed with you, then I saw that you said '80s clothes were the best.


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Comment #36 by zI CHR1S Iz
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:19:56 PM
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Nah your all wrong. I wasn't there but the 60s and 70s were the best. The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, etc. what more could you want?!

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Comment #37 by ponypo2001
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:20:29 PM
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#9 Amen to you my friend. The 80's were my childhood and will forever be the best days of my life. Can't get that shit back!

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Comment #38 by its delicious
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:20:56 PM
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Hey sailor, I gotta have those fabulous checkered spandex!

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Comment #39 by kfitz9
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:42:03 PM
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@7.. Ammm....... it's now the 10's! in case youv'e forgotten.
And this is cool enough but if they had some free stuff it would be much more successful!

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Comment #40 by Daiphyer.
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:46:19 PM
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@39, I know. But I was talking about the games that came out in 00s. As we're only 4 months into 10s.

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Comment #41 by Balverine
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:48:29 PM
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Rock Lobsta!

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Comment #42 by metallicorphan
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:50:13 PM
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80s was a pretty great decade really,okay the fashion and the hair got out of hand but the movies and the music was much better than the Noughties or whatever its called

the best of the Indiana Jones movies,the best of the Star Wars movies....and of course Labyrinth and Willow,its officially when George Lucas wasn't a tw@(ignoring Howard the sodding Duck)

@30..they are called Bum Bags here in the UK,to this day i still can't decide which is the worse name

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Comment #43 by l.maciver
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 04:53:21 PM
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#3, yes they where

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Comment #44 by Euvel
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 05:03:50 PM
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I hope they go back to the early 50s! Oh wait...

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Comment #45 by Kellwolf9E
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 05:04:09 PM
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How about no Bee Gees or Gloria Gaynor? Shaft wasn't all that hot of a movie, and have you seen the pants they wore in the 70s? Sure, those were some great music acts you listed, but on a whole, the 70s were pretty much abysmal unless you were a fashion tragedy or stoned....or both.

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Comment #46 by XPRESS XPERT
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 05:23:10 PM
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They really need Pong on arcade room

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Comment #47 by Juiceh
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 06:05:22 PM
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The 80'ies music is far superiour to other decades. Even though I'm born in the '90's.

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Comment #48 by nrask7
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 06:07:40 PM
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The best thing about the 80's was the 90's.

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Comment #49 by NawtyCawty
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:08:09 PM
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Since when was Top Gun a classic film? It was shite and still is.

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Comment #50 by vampire-san
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:09:48 PM
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helll no

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Comment #51 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:26:51 PM
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The 80s gave us some great movies!
2 star wars movies, indiana jones, revenge of the nerds, spaceballs, meatballs, ghostbusters, I could go on for hours!
Plus we get Bikini Carwash and it's myriad of montages with elvis costello's pump it up!

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Comment #52 by Gearbolt
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:31:03 PM
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no thanks. 80s decade sucked. i'll pass this altogether.

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Comment #53 by THEMANGLER4
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:35:21 PM
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70's music is better than 80's

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Comment #54 by panicky
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 07:43:04 PM
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this man here speaks truth.

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Comment #55 by packers4life12
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 08:20:01 PM
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why dosent ms quit wasting time wit bullshit like this, like anyone gives a shit about 80's cloths for ur avatar!?!?

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Comment #56 by MediumMelanin
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 09:35:13 PM
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Fuck yeah! =) I was just thinking how great the 80's were...with the music....fuck, yeah!!!! =)

What an odd coincidence...

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Comment #57 by Mightymango
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 09:48:57 PM
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So what game are REALLY coming to Game room on the 25th?

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Comment #58 by Gamm4 H410
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 10:29:13 PM
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Why do they always remember the shite stuff when they do retro themes, the 80's was the prime for all the old school metal bands! So why not celebrate by releasing a classic metal track pack (Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest etc) for rock band or guitar hero, that would actually give this crap some significance!

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Comment #59 by Brandybooboo19
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 10:46:59 PM
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Hey I have an idea, if you don't want to spend the money on the stuff then DONT!!!! Stop complaining about themes that Microsoft is doing, just ignore it if you don't like it! Guess what they're a company and yes they need/want to make money to survive, if you don't like it go live in a shed and poop in an outhouse! Funny thing is most of the people complaining about this have a GS of over 60,000 which means YOU SPEND THE MONEY ANYWAY you F'ing hypocrites!!

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Comment #60 by jenafer6
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 10:48:35 PM
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i love the 80's they were the best of times... best tv and movies ever. definitely the start of gaming. and i am proud to say i am 31...

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Comment #61 by litepink
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 11:12:29 PM
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The 80s are instantly recognizable. Yea, it was tacky. Yea it was terrible. But that's what we love about it!

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Comment #62 by Shadow Assa5in
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 11:18:10 PM
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The 80's had terrible EVERYTHING!!! Nothing good came out of the 80's except Dragon Ball!!!! The music was SHIT!!!(except for Iron Maiden) Two good things don't save a time period.

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Comment #63 by ghost10221987
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:19:39 AM
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The only good thing to come out of the 80's was me.

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Comment #64 by Technarchi
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 01:39:02 AM
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#62: Dragon Ball?! Haha OK, so the only good thing to come out of the 80's was a fuckin anime? Yeah, you're right, the 80's were pretty terrible.

How about Labyrinth, The Goonies, Stand by Me, Aliens, Blade Runner, Terminator, E.T., Platoon, Empire Strikes Back, Blues Brothers, The Shining, and on and on...Come to think of it, the 80's were pretty awesome. I'm guessing it's pretty hard to appreciate it when all you know about the 80's are the deluge of crappy synth-pop tracks that now pollute the music world.

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Comment #65 by Xenodolf
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 01:52:02 AM
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80s movies are baller-status. The Terminator, Aliens, The Thing, The Fly remake, etc etc.

The early 90s did have better music though.

Also, if you're going to mention 80s anime, instead of that faggot Dragonball shit, why not throw out props to things like The Fist of the North Star, Akira, Neo-Tokyo, and The Professional: Golgo. That's real man's anime, not that trite bullshit like Naruto.

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Comment #66 by hispanicplaya
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 01:52:23 AM
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@1......i half heartedly agree....wasnt he best btwn the 6os and 00s thus far....the 90s is my flavor but the 70s was DEF cool too

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Comment #67 by Udak
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 02:00:11 AM
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at 67 posts in, I'd officially like to declare this news item comment section off-topic. We are now engaged in a vitriolic discourse on anime.

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Comment #68 by DeviousD
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 03:13:06 AM
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Fucking hate the 80s with a passion. It reminds me of all things bad like rape and cancer.

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Comment #69 by Brengun
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 05:52:26 AM
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@60 I agree totally and I am an ancient 37...loved TV and films in the 80's, maybe its partly nostalgia but I dont care. I feel an 80's DVD spree coming on...

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Comment #70 by yamayamayaamaa
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 06:00:16 AM
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What a bunch of cocaine hating emo kids....

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Comment #71 by ShotokanXL
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 06:09:41 AM
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@65 Totally agree with comment about Anime. Fist Of The North Star "Hundred fist punch of the North Star! Ya-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta!" *exploding heads galore!*

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Comment #72 by Dragon83uk
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 07:10:43 AM
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Why would I wanna go back to the 80's? That'd mean waiting nearly another 20 years for the 360? Balls to that!

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Comment #73 by RollaJedi
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 08:27:14 AM
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Andy! You GOOOONIE!!!!!

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Comment #74 by boond0ck 83
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 09:17:48 AM
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How about some new game room games, not just re-advertising the old ones, and throwing some crappy movies we can D/L for free at us.

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Comment #75 by ultratog1028
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 09:23:18 AM
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why does everyone hate the 80's so much? it was the last decade with a truely unique feel in my opinion. if you don't like it, don't buy anything.

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Comment #76 by NinjaLunchBox79
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:13:07 AM
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If your hating on the 80's then 1-you were prob a nerd & thrown into a dumpster everyday or 2-you were NOT born yet LOL . . ooo & from what someone else said that the only good thing to come from the 80's was 'Dragon Ball' . . . . hahahaha really guy , & let me guess you have a 'boyfriend'??? Dragon Ball is sooo lame , go cry into your pillow at nite ok lil boy

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Comment #77 by Finnisher
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 10:14:40 AM
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Me personally don't really care that much about the 80's. But i think a girlfriend of me will really love this 80's retro stuff. Just hope that she will allow me to play my games once in a will to, instead of keeping it occupied until the 25th.

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Comment #78 by Mr Waggy
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:49:35 AM
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Comment #79 by -chrisluvshacks-
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 02:38:40 PM
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you probably werent even born in the 80's, and your 7

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Comment #80 by Harrison Drake
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 03:09:37 PM
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I lived through the 80's and wished I hadn't. And now seeing the resurgance of 80's styled fashion makes me cringe.

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Comment #81 by drake4k
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 03:47:48 PM
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@9...dude you are either trying to be a dick or just stupid as all hell.. you really think that games and music were better in the 80's and not the 90's? you need to get checked, that undiagnosed case of Chlamydia you caught in the 80's has metastasized in your brain causing you to be delusional!

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Comment #82 by Acid Mother
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 04:32:20 PM
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Comment #83 by Xenodolf
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 05:00:00 PM
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By the way, guys: it seems we're getting the original Double Dragon in the Game Room eventually (not the one that was on the XBLA, but the actual arcade one with mullets). I was getting kind of bummed out that I wasn't able to beat up Abobo since the XBLA one got delisted.

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Comment #84 by djnaps
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 07:33:04 PM
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i hope we get some master systerm ports!

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Comment #85 by Serious Pille
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 08:17:21 PM
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i would say we need same new shit on the market place not the old stuff o.O

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Comment #86 by mickymcdee
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 08:22:57 PM
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Not a fan of the 80s, but im sure plenty of people will like this.

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Comment #87 by Fire Eyes Dad
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 07:33:40 AM
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To be honest games developed ov er the years into something GREATER than they were in the 80's. We owe alot to the building blocks of atari and the 80's for bringing us the games of today but I really dont understand the big huph in playing really old games that are really out dated. Yeah i can understand playing an old classic like space invaders and maybe frogger too but some of the titles in the arcade room just dont hit the mark. Its going to be a huge flop guys - sorry :(

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Comment #88 by I <3 Achievements
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 07:36:12 AM
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Wow, decade fanboys fighting it out

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Comment #89 by grim0187
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:38:14 PM
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Okay, I was born in 1987. So, I really didnt see much of the 80's. Im more of a 90's baby. I LOVE the 90's.

As far as buying any of this, Im going to pass.

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Comment #90 by Chazzi27
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 05:07:58 PM
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What a joke...all those Game Room games have been out since the service launched, I thought this was gonna be an announcement of the new content for this month.

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Comment #91 by Accel Dance
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 07:06:36 PM
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Woah, even decades have fanboys and massive insulting arguments. Cool kids.

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Comment #92 by ViNyLek
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 10:44:40 PM
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Comment #93 by Cancer Dancer
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 06:44:56 AM
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The 80s had several cool things. It was the start of a new era. Reaganomics, MTV and 8-bit fun are just a few of them. However, many people have mentioned the music of the eighties and not mentioned the Dire Straits. I'm relatively certain that anyone who fails to mention them in ANY conversation about the 80s is destined for failure. You can argue back and forth over which was better, but just remember that you're all wrong and I'm right. No, but seriously, it's all opinion based and having seen the majority of the eighties, all of the nineties and whatever we call the 2000 - now years too. The eighties had as much to offer to certain audiences as any other decade.

Now, as for the games. They aren't new, they're "featured" this is a marketing term that they use to make you think it's

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Comment #94 by Cancer Dancer
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 06:46:45 AM
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I got cut off and I can't remember the remainder of my point, but just know it was well thought out, well written and exactly what you wanted to read.

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Comment #95 by newbsicle
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:02:56 AM
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Virtual retro clothing for my avatar. You guys have no idea how long I have been begging for such awesome content.

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Comment #96 by newbsicle
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:04:34 AM
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Did you seriously just thank the 80's for MTV? Here's a gun, now go shoot old yeller in the back yard. She needs to be put down with the 80's.

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Comment #97 by Solo Scoundrel
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 04:25:40 PM
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Okay, as far as I'm concerned every decade has had it's ups and downs; I could sit here and list a bunch of them about the 80's, but I really came to comment on the game associated with this thread. Asteroids seemed a lot easier to play on the coin-op stand-up booth console than it is on my Xbox. Does anyone else have that opinion or am I an only gamer-child?

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Stainless Games


US November 28, 2007

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Online Players : 1
ESRB: E for Everyone
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