Nintendo Duck Hunt

More iconic than the game itself is the colorful hunting dog that accompanies you.

Before Mario became world famous, Nintendo hedged their bets on a simple shooting game. Duck Hunt was a video game released by Nintendo in 1985, which used the new Light Gun shooter called the NES Zapper. It is one of my favorite Nintendo games.

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Space Invaders

One of the most recognizable shooter arcade games!

Despite launching almost four decades ago, Space Invaders remains one of the most recognizable shooter arcade games. It even kicked off what is now called the Golden Age of Arcades, a period of history spanning the late 70s to mid-80s.

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Only the best is good enough

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Christiansen, a grandchild of the founder.

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Gilbert Gottfried Dies

“You never know what people will choose to be offended by.”

Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955, in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He started doing stand-up at age 15 and became known as a “comedian’s comedian”. In 1980, Gibert was hired for season 6 of Saturday Night Live. He was known for his shrilling voice, squinting eyes, crude humor, and being the hilarious voice of the  Aflac Duck in commercials. After sinking dramatically with some 9/11 humor he became the “too soon” comic.

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Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun.

Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for personal computers (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS) on June 30, 1997. I bought the original Windows version that came on a multitude of disks. I also purchased my first gaming steering wheel because of this game. I have always loved this game. In many countries (including Germany and, for a short time, the United Kingdom), the first release of the game was censored.

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Halo: Combat Evolved

Fight for humanity against an alien onslaught as you race to uncover the mysteries of Halo.

I was a first-person shooter gamer so the release of “Halo: Combat Evolved” caused me to go to Toys “R” Us and purchase the original Microsoft Xbox, that came with the game.

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Easter Eggs

No, not that kind! Here we’re talking about those that describe a message, image or feature hidden in a video game, film or some other electronic (usually) medium.

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The Voice of Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy was born October 24, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. He was named after his uncle, Bob Clotworthy, who won the 1956 Gold Medal, at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, for Spring Board Diving. He began voice acting at the age of 15, his father was a producer of radio commercials. Robert would tag along with him to work and met some of the greatest such as Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mel Blanc and June Foray.

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