Tom Smothers

I have been in the process of moving content to Cringe Cinema Club and the Super Cool Game Club this week. I have also been resting and doing a lot of Legos (both official Lego sets and Mould King sets).

Cringe Cinema Club is going well, but Super Cool Game Club is lagging behind. I was hoping to have both fully updated and operating by January 1st, but it looks like Cringe Cinema Club might be the only one fully operational. I’ll be adding content to Super Cool Game Club, but it’s mostly the same content that is here, but moving there. I expect it to open in February/March timeline. I mean, it’s “open” but there’s not much public consumable content there yet until I link up everything. But since I have some big plans for it, it seems best not to rush it.

The social media sites for both will be active and start posting content on January 1st, though. Well, all except for X/Twitter unless they reverse their requirement that you must login to even view content on the site now. With the removal of linking and now even viewing outside of a logged-in state, it is a less and less viable platform. And since most of the idiocy hasn’t been reversed (webp posting was fixed), it will not be a viable site any time in the near future, I fear.

It appears that Instagram decided that the SuperCoolGame Club Instagram was an account that trying to do nefarious things. Not sure what things, because that wasn’t part of the review. But even after I proved myself with an email and text confirmation as well as a photograph of who I am (and very similar to the photograph I used to confirm my existing Nostalgia Drop Meta business account), it was deemed that I am not a real person and the account was removed. So I won’t be using Instagram for game content.


Cringe Cinema Club

Facebook Page / Facebook Group / Instagram / X (Twitter)

Super Cool Game Club

Facebook Page / Facebook Group / Instagram / X (Twitter)

Below is the December YouTube music playlist.

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, 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.

Indie Publisher Versus Evil has shut down (Game Developer)

Versus Evil who published The Banner Saga and many other indie hits has closed its doors.

Read  the article at Game Developer 

Insomniac data released by hackers after ransom not paid (Game Developer)

Insomniac was the target of an internal breach that revealed sales data, personnel files, in-development projects, and more.

Read  the article at Game Developer 

Delve Deeper – Roguelike dungeon crawler for the Commodore 64 (Indie Retro News)

Delve Deeper is a 2D dungeon crawler from Grifonchan. It has randomly generated rooms and selectable dungeon depth as well as 20 different enemies. It’s certainly one to look out for!

Read  the article at Indie Retro News

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.

December 24th, 2023

Styx – “Too Much Time on My Hands”

Platform Shoes

Lumines (2004)

Funny Farm (1988)

December 25th, 2023

Thompson Twins – “Hold Me Now”

Stretch Terry Knit Sleeper from the 1983 Search Christmas Wishbook

Tetris (1985)

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

December 26th, 2023

Icehouse – “Electric Blue”

6-piece knit activewear from the 1983 Sears Christmas Wishbook

Dr. Mario (1990)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

December 27th, 2023

Electric Light Orchestra – “Don’t Bring Me Down”

Odyssey 2 from the 1983 Sears Christmas Wishbook

Columns (1990)

Spies Like Us (1985)

December 28th, 2023

Roger Miller – “King of the Road”

Pet Rock

Bejeweled (2001)

Fright Night (1987)

December 29th, 2023

Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”

Intellivision with components from 1983 Sears Christmas Wishbook

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (2008)

Roxanne (1987)

December 30th, 2023

Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”

Porcelain children’s nativity from 1982 Sears Christmas Wishbook

This unlocked a core memory I didn’t know I had. I have no idea if my family had it or if someone else I knew did. But it was too familiar!

Zuma (2003)

History of the World: Part I (1981)

Weekly Tears

Lee Sun-kyun (1975-2023)

Lee Sun-kyun was a South Korean actor known internationally for his role in the Academy award-winning film Parasite.

He passed away on December 27th, 2023.

Tom Smothers (1937-2023)

Tom Smothers was a musician, comedian, actor, and activist who was one half of the comedy duo The Smothers Brothers with his brother Dick.

He passed away on December 28th, 2023.