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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)

‘E.T.’ for the Atari 2600 Isn’t That Bad [REVIEW]

No doubt by now you've heard that an excavation team was digging up the old landfill in New Mexico that was fabled to be full of "E.T." carts for the Atari 2600. Yes, they found some "E.T." games, but also found several others games. Many looked to be in working order.

The reason for the landfill was because people kind of stopped playing video games after that game came out, blaming it for the infamous video game crash of '83. I'm here to say that "E.T." isn't that bad of a game.

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Looks Like Netflix Is Raising It’s Price Again. Will You Continue Your Subscription? [POLL]

I have Netflix. I like Netflix. I've had it for a few years now back when it was a disc + online service. When they split so you had to pay separately for both I kept the streaming as I didn't need the movie by mail, but I'm still a fan. I just heard they were raising their price again. My question is, no matter how much they raise it, will you keep it?

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Seattle Retro Gaming Expo Pre-Registrations Can Score you a Mini-NES

Every summer, retro gamers from all walks of life head to Seattle for the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. It's a place to share your passion for the classic games you grew up with, and for younger folks to get involved with the history of video games.

If you pre-register, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of these 3D printed mini Nintendo Entertainment Systems.

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Most of my Game Boy collection / John Riggs

The Game Boy is 25 Years Old! Riggs’ Favorite Game Boy Games

I got my very first Game Boy on my birthday after it was released. Since it was released on April 21st and my birthday is April 12th, I had to wait a full year before I got my hands on one, but, once I did, I never put it back down. I still have my Game Boy and several incarnations of it from Game Boy Pocket to Color to the later versions like the Game Boy Advance and even the Nintendo DS systems, but all show thanks to the original.

Here are some of my favorite Game Boy games that I still play today.

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Sonshine Childcare Looking for Donations to Open a Toddler Room – You Can Help!

Sonshine Childcare Center is a non-profit that's looking to open at toddler room for children from 12 months to two and a half years of age. They have most of the equipment they need, but could sure use your help with donations of gently used (or new) toys and items for these kids. Here's how you can help donate.

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You are Invited to Christian’s First Birthday Party for a Great Cause

Meet Christian. Not only is he one of the most adorable kids you've ever seen in your life, he was born with heterotaxy - a condition where one's organs are all mixed up. Most usually don't live to see their first birthday but, in Christian's case, he's about to turn one years old and is inviting everyone to his birthday party at Abby's on Monday, March 3rd! Proceeds of sales will benefit National Organization Mended Little Hearts.

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