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Rediscover a lost icon

What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special When Lit rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon. A product of the mechanical and electrical age, the American invention swept the world and defined cool. Now it is relegated to a nostalgic footnote deserving a better fate. Joining the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe who share a world many of us didn't know still existed.

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Extra Lives: Documentaries on Video Games

Documentary titles on the world of video games and the culture that surrounds them, from the arcade and the home…

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Documentaries or old movies with old computers. :·)