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Gift Guide for Geeks 2022

About This Episode Picking just the right holiday gift for the GenX nerd in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Each year around this time we release our Geek Gift Guide. Once more this year, we’re going to run down some great gift ideas for the 2022 holidays, regardless of your […]

Howard Scott Warshaw Talks Atari & Yars 2

About This Episode GenXGrownUp sat down with legendary Atari developer, Howard Scott Warshaw, to discuss his book, Once Upon Atari, his history at Atari, details on the forthcoming Yars’ Revenge Sequel, and how he made the migration from engineer to therapist. See the Video Interview » ONCE UPON ATARI is an intimate view into […]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

About This Episode In 1982, faith in the Star Trek franchise was waning. The lackluster performance of 1979’s Motion Picture could have marked the end for Kirk, Spock, & company. But just in the nick of time, a second film hit theaters and it was not only good, but so remarkable that it set box […]

Q*bert 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Four decades ago, a rookie developer working for a pinball company was tasked with creating a new video game in order to break into the booming market. The result was an isometric action puzzler starring a fuzzy orange hero with a filthy mouth. In this backtrack, we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of […]

Q*bert Creator, Warren Davis Interview (SFGE 2022)

About This Episode GenXGrownUp had a great time at the 2022 Southern Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, GA. While there we had the additional treat of interviewing the creator or Q*bert, Warren Davis! He speaks about creating Q*bert, what it was like working in the arcade industry in the ’80s, his book, and much more!  […]

Life Before Cell Phones

About This Episode Younger listeners who didn’t grow up GenX’ers sometimes question how people were ever able to leave the house without a cell phone. Every app on your phone had a pre-smartphone way to get the same thing done, and in this episode, we run through our typical day before cellphones were a thing. […]