It’s been an interesting week. It started with buying a number of Chinese knockoff Lego sets and building the Porche 911 TFCHNIC set. Yup, you read that right. It was a fun build, though there were a couple of times when there were pieces that needed to fit into mesh pipes…and it killed my fingers to try to push them inside. But I persevered and now just have the last few pages before completion. I’ll be posting a pic of it here later.

I also picked up a knock off Death Star, and with any luck will be getting a Princess Death Star to go with it. Yes, a Death Star filled with Disney Princesses.

I’ve also been making good progress on the The Ultimate Unreal Engine 2D Game Development Course on Udemy.

Here’s the April 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 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.

Sony cuts 900 jobs (Bloody-Disgusting)

Sony has cut 900 jobs across its gaming workforce and canceled new Twisted Metal game.

Sony Cuts 900 Jobs, Shuts Down London Studio & Cancels New ‘Twisted Metal’ Title – Bloody Disgusting (bloody-disgusting.com)

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.

April 14th, 2024

The Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”


Ice Climber (1985)

Cat’s Eye (1985)

April 15th, 2024

Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music”

Gelly Roll Pens

Gunpey (1999)

Ghost World (2001)

April 16th, 2024

KC and the Sunshine Band – “Shake, Shake, Shake” (Shake Your Booty)

Skip It

Macross: True Love Song (2000)

Fargo (1996)

April 17th, 2024

Anthrax and Public Enemy – “Bring Tha Noize”

AOL Instant Messenger

The Ring: Terror’s Realm (2000)

SLC Punk (1998)

April 18th, 2024

Rage Against the Machine – “Guerilla Radio”


Garou: Mark of the Wolves (1999)

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

April 19th, 2024

Dennis Leary – “Asshole”

Aladdin’s Castle

4×4 Evo (2000)

Kids (1995)

April 20th, 2024

Queen – “Fat Bottomed Girls”

900 Hotlines

BMX XXX (2002)

Boxing Helena (1993)

Weekly Tears

Dickey Betts (1943-2024)

Dickey Betts was a guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.

He passed away on April 18th, 2024.