Well, I have gotten a fair bit accomplished this week. I’ve been working on video editing primarily and getting the game design pages up. I did have a few missteps on the 6502 assembly page, but I’m hoping to get them fixed. I did release the Quick Take for Barbarians from 1987 as well.
I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie News, Time Extension, IGN, Retro Hour podcast, Itch.io, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What shows up here will change weekly depending on what I happen to find in the wild. I try to include the original sources in the links.
Gnome Ranger & Time and Magik by Level 9 now available for Commodore Plus/4 (Indie Retro News)
Csabo and Pigmy have converted the Level 9 games Gnome Ranger and Time and Magik to the Commodore Plus/4 platform. Links to the games are available on the Indie Retro News article below.
Dungeons & Dragons Silver Box Classics, Dragon Strike, DeathKeep, Fantasy Empires, and Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace released on GOG and Steam
InCube8 Games will be released with a physical box ($59.99) or a digital version ($9.99). It is a top-down adventure across an open world. The demo is available on itch.io.
Daily Drop Roundup
You can get daily drops in your socials wherever you live. First Facebook link is the the Nostalgia Drop page, and the second is to the group. The group is more fun.
Lords of Acid
March 26th, 2023
The Lords of Acid are a Belgian EDM group headlined by Praga Khan, and are primarily known for super-sexy lyrics over their EDM backbeat. They were formed in 1988 and are still making music today. Their song “Pussy” was their most successful hit, getting airplay despite its name.
Super Fuzz/Super Snooper (1980)
March 27th, 2023
Super Fuzz (Super Snooper) is a 1980 comedy starring Italian actor Terence Hill. When deliving a parking ticket notice, Dave Speed is accidently blasted with red plutonium, giving him superpowers. Unfortunately, these powers go away when he sees the color red.
March 28th, 2023
Gel pens were all the rage in the 1980s, with the Gelly Roll being highly sought after by diary writers everywhere.
Mary Lou Retton
March 29th, 2023
Mary Lou Retton won the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics, and her performance replayed constantly on televisions in the US since she was the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal.
Small Wonder (1985-1989)
March 30th, 2023
Small Wonder was an American television program about an engineer who creates a robotic girl, Vicki, to help handicapped children. He takes her home and tries to hide the fact she’s a robot, but nosy neighbors cause all manner of problems for the family and Vicki.
Ultima III: Exodus (1983)
March 31st, 2023
Zips were a popular children’s shoe, and some included a zip pocket to hold money or gum or other precious kid things.
Puppy Chuck Wagon Dog Food
April 1st, 2023
The Puppy Chuckwagon dog food brand featured a miniature chuck wagon rolling out of cupboards while puppies bark at it. There were even Chuck Wagon toys sold in stores.
Michael Berlyn (1949-2023)
Michael Berlyn was an American video game designer best known for his implemnetations on Suspended, Infidel, and Cutthroats at Infocom as well as designing the Bubsy series.
He passed away in March, 2023.