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John Riggs

How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time!) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the 80s and 90s and am an autism awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)
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As a Stock Holder in Nintendo, I Just Received a Cash Dividend for Eleven Cents

Let me start by saying I know nothing about stocks and bonds and share holdings and all of that. For my birthday this past April my family bought me stock in Nintendo. It came in this giant, framed, gaudy thing that's better compared to those checks they hand you in the Price is Right.

No matter how it's showcased, it turns out to be legit and I even got paid on it!

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Man Tricked Into Thinking He was Bungee Jumping Off an Old Bridge

In Norway, where about 50% of my DNA make-up comes from, they do things a little differently in their bachelor parties. While, here, we may go to Vegas to have some fun, get some drinks and do things that are probably illegal in 49 states. These guys in Norway decided to take their friend bungee jumping off an old bridge, or so the groom-to-be thought.

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Someone Made an Atari 2600 Version of Super Mario Bros That Doesn’t Look That Bad

Super Mario Bros is one of the most iconic video games of all time. It's the game that turned Mario into a house-hold name, the music is legendary and video games today still use Super Mario Bros. as their main source of inspiration. It was the game that was included in the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the mid-80s so it just missed the opportunity to be on the Atari 2600.

Leave it to Chris Spry to create his own version of Super Mario Bros on the Atari 2600 and, from the looks of it, it looks pretty decent.

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A Peek Inside Seattle Retro Gaming Expo 2013 [PHOTOS]

Over the weekend, I had a chance to go to the annual Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. It was an awesome experience as many of us who all share the same passion of retro gaming (and current gaming) all crammed into the Seattle Center for shopping, demonstrations and, of course, gaming. Here's what I saw.

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Pacific Rim After the Credits Bonus Scene [VIDEO]

I was able to catch Pacific Rim over the weekend. I like the idea that alien monsters are coming in from below the sea instead of above the skies. Movies like this, which include most super hero movies, sometimes give you a bonus scene as a gift if you watch the closing credits. This movie did have an extra scene, but it doesn't make any sense unless you watch the movie first.

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In a Pinch, Caramel Corn Can Be Eaten Like Breakfast Cereal

One of vendors at Downtown Summer Nights is R&J's Kettle Corn. I was speaking to one of the proprietors of that fine establishment about people who buy kettle corn from them regularly. She said some buy a lot and freeze it so they always have some on hand. Other's buy some to keep in their car when they go on road trips. She told me one buys the caramel corn and pours milk over it and eats it like cereal.

Eating caramel corn like breakfast cereal, you say? This, I have to try!

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