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Galaga 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Four decades ago, the video game, Galaga, first appeared in arcades. Its combination of action, strategy, and iconic design have resulted in it regularly being praised as one of the greatest video games of all time. So in this episode, we’re celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the greatest space shooter to ever […]

The Green Knight, Mpix Photo Lab, & Forbidden Island

About This Episode We check out the new Hulu comedy-murder-mystery series starring two of the three amigos, relive the tale of Commander Shepard in the legendary edition of a classic game franchise, and play a co-operative board game where you’re on a mission to capture sacred treasure from a perilous island! Patreon » » […]

Long Distance Phone Calls

About This Episode Today we grab our cell phones and call pretty much anybody, anywhere, without a second thought. But it used to be that placing a call to anyone more than a few miles away could result in a hefty phone bill at the end of the month! In this Backtrack, we look back […]

SFGE 2021, Snake Eyes, & Reservation Dogs

About This Episode This week we watch the new film that reveals the origins of one of the most mysterious characters in the G.I. Joe franchise, check out a nearly forty year old piece of Atari computer tech, and we are recording live on the floor of the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo with a special guest […]

The GenX Mall Experience

About This Episode Today, shopping malls are struggling to keep their doors open, but a few decades ago they were booming. To many kids who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, the mall was a favorite hangout, an entertainment center, a cafeteria, and even a date night destination! In this episode, our parents have […]

Old, Numskull Galaga, & Days Gone

About This Episode We find out if M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film is worth your time, test drive a premium quarter-scale arcade cabinet from manufacturer, Numskull, and play an open-world survival horror game that takes place two years after a global pandemic! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » […]


About This Episode With over 208 million subscribers and billions in annual revenue, it can be easy to forget that Netflix started life before the turn of the Millennium as a little DVD rental business. In this episode, we’re going to remember the humble beginnings and evolution of the online media juggernaut that is, Netflix. […]

Black Widow, Duskers, & Baba Is You

About This Episode George takes the lead in the GenXGrownUp desktop PC arms race, we review a new film where Nicolas Cage fights to get back his stolen truffle pig, and play a game where you pilot drones into derelict spaceships to research how the universe became one giant graveyard. Patreon » » […]

Top 10 GenX Schwarzenegger Films

About This Episode In the late ’70s, a young Austrian bodybuilder tried his hand at acting and soon became one of the biggest box office action superstars of the GenX era. He went on to star in many of the most notable films and franchises of our youth. In this episode, we will be running […]

The Tomorrow War, Tozo Ear Buds, & Cloudpunk

About This Episode We travel to the future with Chris Pratt to save the human race, check out some of the tech we scored in this year’s Amazon Prime sale, and play a game where you are a delivery driver in a futuristic cyberpunk metropolis. Patreon » » » » » […]

Donkey Kong 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Forty years ago we first dropped a quarter into a pale blue arcade cabinet for a few minutes of gaming fun. Controlling a little plumber in an attempt to rescue a girl from a giant gorilla, we knew it was something special, but couldn’t have imagined just how special. In this episode […]

Windows 11, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, & Stela

About This Episode We review the raunchy action/comedy film starring Sam Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, & Selma Hayak, discuss what’s coming next for the world’s most popular desktop operating system, and return to Bright Falls for a re-play of Remedy’s psychological action thriller, Alan Wake! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast […]
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