Chita Rivera (1933-2024)

Things really should be slowing down at work sometime soon, but so far that hasn’t been the case. And when I have a busy time at the paying gig, side projects like Nostalgia, Cringe Cinema, and Super Cool Games don’t get the love they deserve. In fact, I’m behind on a lot of things, including scheduling on the socials. So I had better get on it before next week hits and I don’t have any content! I haven’t missed in two years, so I don’t want to start now!

And the January playlist on YouTube as well:

And since February just stared, here’s the one for February 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.

Doors: Paradox free on Epic Games

Doors: Paradox is the free game this week on the Epic Games Store.

Solve puzzles on a variety of 3D dioramas to unlock the door and move to the next set piece.

Epic Games Store

Microsoft announces 1900 employee layoffs among its gaming division (Game Developer)

Microsoft announced 1900 employee layoffs in its gaming divisions, including Blizzard entertainment president Mike Ybarra.

Report: Microsoft follows Activision Blizzard merger with 1,900 layoffs (

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 28th, 2024

The Dandy Warhols – “We Used to be Friends”

Swing Bikes

Wanna look cool while you crash trying to do tricks in front of your neighborhood crush? Step right up and check out the swing bikes!

Road Rash (1994)

Baywatch (1989-2001)

January 29th, 2024

Matchbox 20 – “Push”

Hot Dogger

The Presto Hot Dogger needs to make a comeback.

Pipe Dream (1990)

Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

January 30th, 2024

Nada Surf – “Popular”

Swiss Cheese Crackers

Pac-In-Time (1995)

Inner Space (1987)

January 31st, 2024

La Bouche – “Sweet Dreams”

Salad Shooter

Ultima: Runes of Virtue II (1993)

Trading Places (1983)

February 1st, 2024

Daryl Hall and John Oats – “You Make My Dreams Come True”

Snorks (1984-1988)

Wonderboy 3: The Dragon’s Trap (1989)

The Flintstones (1994)

February 2nd, 2024

The Lightning Seeds – “Pure”

Highlights Magazine

Alien Syndrome (1987)

The ‘Burbs (1989)

February 3rd, 2024

The Sundays – “Here’s Where the Story Ends”

Gooey Louie

Gooey Louie is a nosepicking game where players pick the nose on a creepy cartoon head until its brain explodes out of its skull. Is this a real product? Oh so much yes.

Golden Axe Warrior (1991)

Remote Control (1988)

Weekly Tears

Chita Rivera (1933-2024)

Chita Rivera was a Broadway store who originated the roles of Anita in West Side Story and Velma Kelly in Chicago.

She passed away on January 30th, 2024.

Hinton Battle (1956-2024)

Hinton Battle was a three-time Tony Award winning stage performer. He originated the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz.

He passed away on January 30th, 2024.

Carl Weathers (1948-2024)

Carl Weathers was a football player for the Oakland Raiders, but his true passion was for acting. He played Apollo Creed in  the Rocky movies, Dillon in Predator, and on of my favorites, Action Jackson.

He passed away on February 1st, 2024.