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Belongs in a museum

July 22nd, 2019

As far as masculine role models went, the lads of the early Reagan Era could’ve done worse than Indiana Jones. Rough, rugged, and capable of dealing out (or rolling with) a stiff slug to the jaw, the intrepid archaeologist was also a man of letters whose laconic demeanor masked a sharp wit. Indiana Jones was […]

It’s October 1982. The leaves have begun falling from the trees and the big marketing push for the coming holiday season has started to rev into high gear. Home videogame systems are this year’s Big Thing. Atari is still the overvalued champion in that realm, but the field has been getting dangerously crowded. Not only […]

My attitude towards “adventure” games was poisoned fairly early on, injection thanks to the cheapjack text adventure titles which accompanied my elementary school’s purchase of a TRS-80 back in the early 1980s. The glitter of a BOLD NEW TECHNOLOGICAL ERA quickly faded after the umpteenth “SYNTAX ERROR: Please try again” message incurred from trying to […]

At some point, cheap around 2002 or 2003 or so, the focus of my visits to the local comic shop switched from digging through the longboxes for back issues to browsing the store’s selection of used sci-fi and horror paperbacks. While it is possible to find almost anything for a reasonable price on the internet […]

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