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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)

Trying to Beat World One of ‘Super Mario Bros’ with the Controller Upside-Down — Riggs Retro Challenge

I'm a huge retro gamer and have a ton of old Nintendo games. Over 600 to be exact. I was thinking about ridiculous challenges I could do to breath new life into my old video games and decided to start filming these challenges just for fun. My first one was trying to beat the first world of Super Mario Bros playing with an upside-down controller. Let's see what happens.

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Open Letter: Please Bring a 3D Haunted House to Yakima!

To whom it may concern,

I'm a huge fan of Halloween, in general. I, especially, love vising all of the haunted attractions that the Yakima Valley have to offer from the Madd Hatters's Haunt to the Schell's Produce corn maze to the Haunted Train in Toppenish and so many more. There's one thing that Yakima need, however. We need a 3D haunted house.

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Would You Try Nutella Mixed with Marijuana? [POLL]

I saw this online and thought it was pretty interesting. Someone took the deliciousness known as Nutella which is a chocolate and hazelnut spread that goes good with pretty much anything and mixed in medical marijuana. Aptly named 'Nugtella', I'm not sure you'll find this in most stores, but I'm on the search for some, just for fun. What about you? Would you try it?

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Bless Me Bagpipes! DuckTales Remastered Will Make You Want to Yell “Blathering Blatherskite” in a Good Way

As soon as I found out Capcom was doing a remake of the classic DuckTales game, I was super excited. Even though the challenge isn't quite there, it's a fun, vibrant game. Now that this title is available for download, I ran home to get it almost as fast as I used to run home from school to watch the classic cartoon. I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo: Donovan Short

‘Got Milk’ Campain Featuring Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus and Alex Rodriguez Still Proudly Promonent in Middle School Cafeteria [PHOTO]

One of the problems with celebries and role models is something can happen in the blink of an eye and, all of a sudden, they're the type of celebrity you should avoid. This was the case at this middle school that still has posters featuring Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus and A-Rod.

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Photo of eBay by John Riggs

Search Through Misspelled Ebay Postings To Find Great Deals

I'm a huge fan of eBay. I can find items from my childhood, get parts for something I'm fixing or import items we don't have available in America all in one place. Although eBay has changed the landscape on how we bid in auctions and, in some cases, changed the value of rare items like baseball cards and antiques, there are hundreds of thousands of eBay listings that nobody buys all because someone posted an item and misspelled the words you would be searching for.

Fortunately, there's a website that searches for all of the misspellings for you!

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Photo: John Riggs

‘Why Collectors Collect’ – Written by a Video Game Collector

I love video games. Most people my age do, too, but it was a huge passion of mine growing up and continues still today. Someone asked me why I had so many old video game systems and games for them when all of these newer systems. The easy answer is, "because it's my collection," but why have a collection? Do I really get use out of all of my video game stuff I've collected over the years. I play them sometimes, but of course I don't play every game I have every day.

I had to think about it for a moment and dive deep into my soul to find the real reason I collect what I collect.

My answers may be the same for others who collect other items. Here are a few reasons why collectors collect.

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