The week has been eventful, though mostly on the image capture side. Unfortunately, they still need some significant processing to webify them, and then I get to create pages and such based around them. But there are some bad movies (so good they’re bad) on the way, as well as a few game pages.
Below is the November YouTube playlist.
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.
The entirety of the video department quits in solidarity with fired EIC, ending the popular Zero Punctuation series
The editor in chief, Nick Calandra, was fired from The Escapist for not reaching his growth goals for the platform. In solidarity, the rest of the video team and possibly others have also resigned or been fired. From the posts on X, the team will be working with Calandra on a new project. But it also marks the end of the Zero Punctuation segment helmed by Yahtzee Crowshaw for years since he does not own the Zero Punctuation name or content.
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.
November 5th, 2023
N.W.A. – “Straight Outta Compton”
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves (1980, Atari)
Magi Nation (2001)
Class Act (1992)
November 6th, 2023
Lords of Acid – “Pussy”
The Monster at the End of This Book (1971)
Journey: The Quest Begins (1989)
Johnny Quest (1964-1965)
November 7th, 2023
Deee-Lite – “Groove is in the Heart”
Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord (1986)
Forrest Gump (1994)
November 8th, 2023
The Kinks – “Lola”
Orcs & Elves (2006)
Private Lessons (1981)
The story of a 15-year-old boy who is seduced by his 30-something mid so the chauffer can steal his inheritance. Would it be greenlit today?
November 9th, 2023
Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance”
Montgomery Moose from the Get Along Gang.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
November 10th, 2023
Smash Mouth – “Walkin’ On The Sun”
Moonlighting – “Atomic Shakespeare”
I think my first real engagement with Shakespeare was the Season 3 episode of Moonlighting where the cast enacts Taming of the Shrew.
Final Fantasy Tactics (1997)
Pretty Smart (1987)
November 11th, 2023
Sixpence None the Richer – “Kiss Me”
Paul Masson Wine
I was too young to drink at the time Orson Welles was promoting Paul Masson wine, and I don’t like wine anyway, but I still remember the promise: We’ll sell no wine before its time.