we have always been at war with the mcp

A couple of nights ago, Anne and I spent over an hour watching cold war propaganda and education films on the Internet Archive. Those movies are just fascinating to me, and I've often wondered what it would have been like to live in the world portrayed within them, as opposed to the way the world actually was at the time.

I think there is a sinister beauty in all the propaganda posters from World War II, especially the Soviet designs, so when I saw these Retro Videogame Propaganda posters at Think Geek, I wanted to insert coins for victory:

Retro Videogame Propaganda Posters from Think Geek

There are four five different posters including this one. I won't tell you what they are, because I wouldn't want to rob you of the joy of discovery when you click on the thumbnail and realize what game they're referencing. 
 

30 thoughts on “we have always been at war with the mcp”

  1. There are actually five posters. :) I bought a set last night that I’m splitting with some friends. Love the classic style and old feel of them, especially with TRON. Imagine these posters secretly placed in back alleys of the cluster where Flynn crashed his stolen Recognizer!

  2. I only recognized 3/5 (mostly because I wasn’t paying careful attention) but I was happy that they had one of my favorites – Joust!
    Nothing like battling rivals on a giant flying ostrich while pterodactyls fly overhead to kill you.
    In my mind, birds make that screeching noise when they stop running.

  3. Too late, Wil. I read this post, including your comment about not spoiling anything, refreshed Google Reader, and saw that io9 had a new post with all five posters displayed. My inner geek just squeed a little.

  4. Yipes, I only got 1/5 on my first look at these and then 4/5 after a few more tries (I can’t count the last one since I saw it written here beforehand but I probably would’ve figured it out anyway). Hmm, considering how much time I spent in arcades in the late 70s and early 80s I thought I’d have done better at first glance, but oh well, those posters rock!
    However, I think one more featuring apples and a little clown would have vastly exceeded the normal parameters of radness. :)

  5. There are actually four posters. :) I bought a set last night that I’m splitting with some
    book publishers friends. Love the classic style and old feel of them, especially with TRON. Imagine these posters secretly placed in back alleys of the cluster where Flynn crashed his stolen Recognizer!

  6. Awesome, my wife and I JUST watched Tron last night. It was the first time she had ever seen it, and it had been almost 20 years for me. I loved it and so did she!

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