Jennell Jaquays

I have not had much of a chance to get anything done this week. I’ve been preparing for the Spring semester at my day job, and that has taken a TON of my time. I have been slowly adding content to Cringe Cinema Club and Super Cool Game Club.

And the January playlist on YouTube as well:

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.

10 Days into January, nearly 3000 people laid off in the game industry (Kotaku)

From Unity (1,800) to Playtika (300-400) to Discord (170), a lot of people have been laid off in the game industry. And it’s only 10 days into the new year.

Every Video Game Industry Layoff In 2024 (

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.

January 7th, 2024

Robert Miles – “One and One”

School Lunch Pizza

I have no idea why I wanted pizza day to happen more frequently. It was often luke warm and congealed by the time it made it to my tray.

Super Castlevania IV (1991)

The New Barbarians / Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)

January 8th, 2024

Porno for Pyros – “Pets”

Rubik, the Amazing Cube (1983-1984)

Yes, This is peak 80s. A show about a magical Rubik’s Cube. Only haters can’t handle the magic of Rubik!

Legacy of the Ancients (1987)

Jake and the Fatman (1987-1992)

January 9th, 2024

Anthrax – “Antisocial”

Car Surfing

I blame Teen Wolf and Michael J. Fox for making it look so fun. In reality, it was probably the cause of a few too many broken limbs after chugging NyQuil to get high.

SSX Tricky (2001)

The Hobbit (1977)

January 10th, 2024

2Pac – “Dear Mama”

Freezy Freakies gloves

Okay, these were super cool back in the day. They had so many sweet patterns that you could really show off your identity on the sled run. It could also get your butt kicked by the local bully at the sled run. Buyer beware.

Chuck Rock (1993)

Cat People (1982)

January 11th, 2024

Shootyz Groove – “L Train”

Monster in My Pocket

No, it wasn’t innuendo. There really were monsters in our pockets in the 1980s.

Crystal Quest (1991)

Brewster’s Millions (1985)

January 12th, 2024

Republica – “Drop Dead Gorgeous”

Cane Wood and Chrome Chairs

I’m not sure who started this trend, but I knew several familiies with these in their homes.

Donkey Kong Land (1995)

Manhunter (1986)

January 13th, 2024

Elvis Costella – “Alison”

Tile Furniture

I didn’t know anyone with this in their houses, but I did see it in doctor’s offices and as store displays.

Final Fantasy Legend / 魔界塔士 Sa・Ga (1989)

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Weekly Tears

Cindy Morgan (1954-2023)

Cindy Morgan was an actress best known for playing Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.

She passed away on December 30th, 2023.

Jennell Jaquays (1956-2024)

Jennell Jaquays was an American game designer, game artist, and illustrator for tabletop role-playing games. She is most known for her work on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Tower, Judges Guild, conversions of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Age of Empires, and Quake II.

She passed away on January 10th, 2024.

Tisa Farrow (1951-2024)

Tisa Farrow as an American actress and model. She was best-known for her roles in Some Call It Loving, Fingers, Zombi 2, and Anthropophagus.

She passed away on January 10th, 2024.