Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

After being fired from World Championship Wrestling following a contract dispute, Ric Flair makes his World Wrestling Federation debut on Prime Time Wrestling with the "Big Gold Belt". The 20th Anniversary week of The Price Is Right is celebrated. US and USSR (hah!) officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress. Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

Halo 1, 2, 3, and Reach (2001-2007, 2010) review

Introduction (skip this) For a long while, I've been wondering if I outgrew first person shooters. In all fairness, there's been a large gap between the games I played from my childhood, the last recent modern shooter, and today's shooters. Regarding most recent memory, the last ones I recall playing were Bioshock, Bioshock 3, Wolfenstein: … Continue reading Halo 1, 2, 3, and Reach (2001-2007, 2010) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1991

https://marketbusinessnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/World-Wide-Web-Tim-Berners-Lee.jpg Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges. Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet. Actor Gary Oldman is arrested for drunk driving. Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy, and Edward Tracy. US Vice-President Dan Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1991

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoT4pWjUkAAtZ-D.jpg Yeah yeah, this is an August issue. I don't care, it's relevant to a July incident. Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis. Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed. South Africa readmitted to Olympics. Boris Yeltsin sworn in … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1991

Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I used to own this other board game titled King of Tokyo, a game that abstracted kaiju fights by having monsters that were rip-offs of Godzilla and King Kong, the energizer bunny, among others (some of which, to their credit, were original). We all knew we were to imagine that these … Continue reading Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

https://fthmb.tqn.com/GUgetOzRNOpvNAVGkz-rircx2fk=/1500x1000/filters:fill(auto,1)/Mount-Pinatubo-58c2c3ba5f9b58af5ca0ae25.jpg Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history. Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992. Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/chicago-bulls-michael-jordan-1991-finals-vault.jpg Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus. A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after Salvadoran man is shot by police. Michael Landon appears on The Tonight Show to talk about his cancer. Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt. Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/T62WDG/1990s-interior-last-remaining-automat-cafeteria-closed-in-1991-on-42nd-street-new-york-city-ny-usa-kf33311-kru001-hars-united-states-of-america-entertainment-foods-snack-foods-snacks-wide-angle-fast-food-vendor-nourish-customer-service-snack-food-20th-century-choice-interiors-vendors-lunch-stand-on-fast-foods-nyc-automat-convenient-nickels-selection-conceptual-new-york-1991-cities-interior-design-nickel-nourishment-stylish-new-york-city-vending-machine-coin-operated-popular-culture-diners-luncheonette-self-service-42nd-42nd-street-art-deco-last-old-fashioned-T62WDG.jpg US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race. US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour. Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan. LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal. Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC). Former child actor Adam … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

XCOM 2 (2016) review (w/ expansion)

Rated: 3. 5 / 5 Now this is more like it.  Is it as good as the original X-COM from 1994?  Hell no, nothing is.  But it's definitely a better game than the previous attempt from 2012.  Especially with the War of the Chosen expansion. What improvements does this make compared to the last one?  … Continue reading XCOM 2 (2016) review (w/ expansion)

X-COM: UFO Defense (1994), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012) dual review

UFO Defense Rated: 5 / 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhPDc1gbP5k When it comes to the original X-COM: UFO Defense game, I am terrified of playing it ever again.  Not because the game is too tense for me (though it does get tense as hell).  It's because when I finally sat down one morning at about 9am or so, … Continue reading X-COM: UFO Defense (1994), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012) dual review