Mega Man 3 – when you heard that whistle… (1990, RVGoTM, The League)

This week’s challenge for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is all about first impressions… — You never get a second chance at a first impression–what moment in pop culture had you saying “Now, that’s how you make an introduction!” — Now, I could easily draw from so many debut moments in movies, cartoons, comics and…

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A personal history of Raisins. (Or…”That’s So Raisin!”)

Thanks to some inspiration recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the California Raisins. To be clear, by “recently” I mean, In the last two hours and by “inspiration” I mean, Classick* kicked in my office door, knocked all of my action figures off of the desk I was supposed to be working at and…

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Double Dragon Neon is released (UPDATE)

Just in time to celebrate 25 years of Double Dragon, Double Dragon Neon has been released this month. Take a look at how Double Dragon has evolved and come full circle in the last 25 years.

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Retro Video Game of the moment: The Main Event (1988)

With WrestleMania upon us, it only seemed right to take on a pro wrestling theme with the latest post in this series. I’ve played a ton of wrestling games, both in the arcades and on consoles, but none more memorable than The Main Event!

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Classick appears as a guest on the Beatin Da Block show

This week, I was privileged to appear on the Beatin Da Block podcast and had a great time doing the show! Give it a listen, and check them out… BeatinDaBlock #48 TimeSkip Host Kevo, returning guest Montoyis and new guest Classick comment on gas prices, black videogame characters, the League of Extraordinary Drake Haters and…

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Retro Video Game of the moment: Shinobi (1987)

Make a video game based on a ninja fighting to save his students from other ninjas, mercenaries, monsters, demons and other bad guys and you’ve got a pop culture phenomenon on your hands.
Sega’s Shinobi* changed everything for me. When it was first released in the arcades in 1987, it was the quintessential side-scrolling action game.

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Retro Video Game of the moment: Street Surfer (1986)

I’ve played several games on the old Commodore 64, but few were as weird as Street Surfer! This game combines risky behavior with environmentally conscious objectives and is highlighted by a catchy Beach Boys-style soundtrack. Let me break down a few facts about the game: It’s a racing game, only you’re not racing a car,…

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