If all else fails, bombard them with quirky links, even if they have been lying around on your hard drive for months.
So here goes:
If Pacman had affected us as kids we'd be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.A great quote from Marcus Brigstocke.
A Day in the Life of a First Person Shooter Protagonist. Over a year old. I have no shame. But it's still funny. Again, satire exposes the yawning abyss between video game simulations of reality and everyday society.
Someone wrote a multitasking graphical OS for the Intellivision console. Someone else wrote an article about it. In German.
This is the Flying Flapjack, a really weird plane. It has no direct connection to interactive entertainment.
Not work-safe: The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive.
The Southtyrol-game, "one of the worlds largest hand carved pinball style game machines". It's Linux-powered. Austria trivia: when something cool happens in Northern Italy, it's referred to as South Tyrol. If something uncool happens, it's referred to as Northern Italy.
Someone has made an Orac PC case - Orac of course being the very smart computer from cult (i.e. unknown but some people saw it when young and impressionable) British sci-fi series Blake's 7. I would much rather have a Zen PC case, i.e. a huge wall panel with blinking lights, that replies to commands with a thundering "CONFIRMED". But that's just me.
Am I Game Or Lame? - retro Internet trope applied to video games.
Intelligent Artifice: I provide the links, you provide the smart, insightful commentary. Or the other way round, whichever you prefer.