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.

Celebrating 40 Years of Donkey Kong: A Timeless Arcade Classic!

Introduction Hey there, fellow gamers! Can you believe it? It’s been a whopping 40 years since the iconic Donkey Kong first graced the arcade screens, capturing our hearts and setting the stage for the incredible world of video games as we know it today. Join me on this nostalgic journey as we celebrate the enduring […]

Collectible Arcade Cabinet Printed Circuit Boards from Atari?

Atari has partnered with restoration and recreation specialists Retro Arcade to create a new series of collectible printed circuit boards. These amazing reproductions are officially licensed and authentic reproductions based on the original PCB sets. This new offering seems a bit odd to us; watch this quick video and then sound off in the comments […]
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Early Atari Prototype Sonar FIXED & FULLY PLAYABLE!

The Atari 2600 prototype game, Sonar, was in development at the very start of the Atari 2600 (or maybe even before). Utilizing stereo sound to send separate ping-back notifications to two simultaneous players was a creative use of the 2600’s dual internal speakers — which were removed prior to launch as a cost-saving measure! Possibly […]