David McCallum (1933-2023)

It’s spooky season already! The temperatures are getting lower here in Vegas and art shows and pet events are on the horizon! Well, there have been a number of craft fairs, but they are relegated to indoor event centers in Vegas because no one wants to be outside in 110 degree weather.

I, of course, love October and Halloween. And in honor of that, I created a list of 31 horror films from the 1980s that can be streamed for free!

Because I’m me and I love this season, I also did a quick list of spooky games to play as well, though they will mostly require a purchase, unlike the movies. But still, they are great fun!

Below is the September YouTube playlist. Yeah, I know it’s at the end of the month, but it still has some bangers in it!

Weekly Finds

I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie NewsTime ExtensionIGNRetro Hour podcastItch.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.

Epic Games lays off 900, partially due to Fortnite’s “creator-driven” shift (Game Developer)

Epic Games let 900 developers go this week. It was a 16% reduction in their workforce.

Game Developer article


Unity developer group dissolves after company “completely eroded trust” (Game Developer)

The Boston Unity Group (BUG) is saying goodbye to the Unity engine after their “unthinkably hostile terms of service and pricing changes.” They will focus on the larger, and more general Boston game development community.

Game Developer article


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.

September 24th, 2023

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show – “Cover of the Rolling Stone”

Mickey Mouse Backpack Phone

Castle Wolfenstein (1981)

Playing for Keeps (1986)

September 25th, 2023

Jeannie C. Riley – “Harper Valley PTA”


Prince of Persia (1989)

Goin’ All the Way! (1981)

September 26th, 2023

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – “On the Dark Side”

Weltron portable 2001 AM/FM Radio & 8 Track Player

SimCity (1989)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

September 27th, 2023

Jim Croce – “Bad Bad, Leroy Brown”

Mighty Max

Paperboy (1985)

The Dark Crystal (1982)

September 28th, 2023

Billy Squire – “Everybody Wants You”

Vortex Football

Shadow of the Beast (1989)

Creepshow (1982)

September 29th, 2023

Aldo Nova – “Fantasy”

Soda Can Fizzy Candy

Tron (1982)

Willow (1988)

September 30th, 2023

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark – “If You Leave”

Baron Von Redberry cereal

OutRun (1986)

Starhops (1978)

Weekly Tears

David McCallum (1933-2023)

David McCallum was a Scottish actor and musician. He was known for his roles in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Colditz, Saphphire & Steel, and as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS.

He passed away on September 25th, 2023.

Michael Gambon (1940-2023)

Sir Michael Gambon was a British actor best-known for playing Professor Dumbledore in six of the Harry Potter films. He was one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre, starting his acting career with Laurence Olivier. He has received three Olivier awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and four BAFTA awards.

He passed away on September 28th, 2023.