Friday, July 10, 2020

Game Player's Magazine: December 1989

Back in the day, before the fancy interweb was a common household appliance, we had to get our video game tips from our friends on the schoolyard. Most of the time these so called "tips" were complete BS. If you really wanted to take your game to the next level you had to pony up some scratch and purchase a magazine like Nintendo Power, Game Pro and even to a lesser extent Game Player's Magazine. I picked up the issue above all the way back in the golden ages of December 1989. Obviously, the main reason I grabbed this specific magazine was to get tips on how to beat one of the hottest games at the time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This issue did not dissapoint! It gave us 10 whole pages of coverage on this blockbuster game that I am about to share with you....NOW!

Hopefully this extensive guide gave you the tips and tricks you needed to defeat The Shredder and save your beloved sensei, Master Splinter! I know it didn't help me much, the farthest I ever got was to the giant Mouser! Anyway, Game Player's Magazine didn't just cover games, but it gave us an in depth look at how some of Hollywood's biggest stars enjoy their games.
Wow! That's some great info about Married With Children star David Faustino! Who knew his favorite game was Double Dragon and his biggest thrill as an actor was being on the cover of TV Guide? What's that you say? You want more tips? Game Player's Magazine has your questions answered!
Great stuff! Even though the game content is exquisite, I can't in good conscience finish this post without showing off some of those classic advertisements!

I could do a whole month of posts on the ads! So chock full of greatness! Thank you for going on this journey with me through a 30 year old magazine about retro video games. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! What was your favorite gaming magazine from back in the day/ Let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Comic Book Pick 7/8/20

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Erich Owen, Others (A/CA) Yancy Labat 
The Super Hero Girls are back in a brand-new adventure! It's science fair time at Metropolis High, and the DC Super Hero Girls are all very excited-except for Zee Zatara. Magic is her life, and science seems so dull in comparison. When she tries to help her friends with their projects, things keep going wrong. Is her magic causing their science to go haywire? 
SRP: $9.99
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Throwback Jam of the Week: 7/6/20

Throw on your gold chain, and head to Harlem as we take you back to the 80s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!
Artist: Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Song: Joy and Pain
Album: It Takes Two (1988)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 58

Bonus Fun Fact: This song features a sample of the song "Joy and Pain" by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and made it to #5 on the U.S. Rap Charts in 1988.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July 2020!

Hope everyone is able to get out today and barbecue, enjoy some fireworks, toss around the baseball and have some good ol' American fun! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Comic Book Pick 7/1/20

This week the comic book I am most excited to read is...
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening 
The final interview for the Ghostbusters biography is with EGON SPENGLER, who is inspecting the damaged firehouse while they talk. The secret history of the Ghostbusters first run in business concludes here! 
SRP: $3.99
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Throwback Jam of the Week: 6/29/20

Throw on your best swag wear, and head to the disco as we take you back to the 70s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!
Artist: The Sugarhill Gang
Song: Rapper's Delight
Album: Sugar Hill Gang (1980)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 36
Bonus Fun Fact: This song was preserved in the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress in 2011! "Rapper's Delight" was recorded in a single take!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Summer Commercial Nostalgia!

This week, I really don't have too much to share with you all. I just want to thank everyone for their support of this blog over the years. It has gotten more traction and I've met more cool people with similar likes as myself than I could have ever imagined. All that said, here are some of my favorite retro commercials that bring back that sweet summer nostalgia for me. I hope you enjoy!
Pop Secret (1987)
Pepsi (1991)
Masters of The Universe
Good Humor Ice Cream (1996)
Young People's Day Camp (1988)
Ernest Goes To Camp (1987)
McDonalds Dream Team (1992)
Coors Light (1988)
Crocodile Mile (1989)