Jon

Jon Reddick is a well-credentialed nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.
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My Arcade Micro Player Space Invaders Audio Update

The new My Arcade micro player Space Invaders machine is out and so is our review, but that tinny audio just didn’t cut it. In this quick update, we take our viewers’ advice and try connecting up to an external speaker to find out if that fixes the experience. Buy Space Invaders Now » amzn.to/3fxmjb3 […]
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My Arcade Premium Micro Player Space Invaders Review

The new My Arcade micro player Space Invaders machine is out and you know GenXGrownUp wasn’t gonna pass up an opportunity to play the latest and greatest from My Arcade. In the past we have reviewed the My Arcade micro player Galaga machine, My Arcade micro player Pac Man, and more. Now we’re ready for […]

Star Trek Debates

About This Episode In this episode we’re revisiting some of the most divisive debates in all of Star Trek fandom: What’s the best TNG episode? Which is the better spin-off; The Next Generation or Deep Space Nine? And naturally, we’ll tackle the biggie: Kirk or Picard? We tackle those and more. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » […]
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Super Impulse Wacky Packages Minis – Can We Get All 66?

The new Super Impulse Wacky Packages Minis are out and we bought a whole damn case! “Why,” you ask? Because GenXGrownUp wants to see if it’s possible to get all 66 Super Impulse Wacky Packages Minis from one case! #wackypackages #worldssmallest #unboxing #miniproducts #minibrands #topps #genxgrownup Get Some Wacky Minis » amzn.to/3hZ04MV Subscribe » GenXGrownUp.com/yt […]

Fear City, Q*bert Games, & Superhot: MCD

About This Episode This week we check out a variety of themed puzzles & toys from 1983, play the latest entry in the mind-bending game series where time only moves when you do, and Netflix offers up a mafia-focused documentary series that we can’t refuse. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » GenXGrownUp.com/discordFacebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUpTwitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitterWebsite » […]

Arcade Classics Tetris #18 – Mini Arcade Review from Basic Fun

Been waiting to see the new Arcade Classics Tetris Mini Arcade machine? Well, GenXGrownUp ran out to Walmart just for you and grabbed the first one on the shelf. The Arcade Classics Tetris handheld mini retrogaming arcade unit from Basic Fun is something right up our alley. #tetris #tinyarcade #basicfun #toyreview #arcadegame Subscribe » GenXGrownUp.com/yt […]