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GenX Handheld Electronic Games

About This Episode When Atari’s Pong released in 1972, it ignited our fascination with electronic games. It wasn’t long before companies were cranking out miniature electronic games that you could hold in the palm of your hand, In this episode, we’re remembering those vintage GenX-era handheld & tabletop video games that held us over until […]

Top Gun

About This Episode In 1986 we took flight with LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he and his RIO, Goose, strove to prove themselves as the very best U.S. Navy combat pilots. And now, on the eve of a cinematic sequel thirty-six years in the making, we remember this Tom Cruise classic GenX-era film, Top Gun! […]

Backtrack: Vintage Board Games

We’ve already spent a whole show on Monopoly but that is only one of many, many games we played as kids. Who remembers playing games like Mouse Trap and Uncle Wiggly? We do! In this episode we look back at the ones that we know, and sometimes love.     YouTube » Facebook » […]

GenX Pop Culture Quotes We All Get Wrong

About This Episode We were shocked to discover many of the great quotes we recited growing up GenX were wrong! Listen as we nitpick the things we are absolutely sure we remembered and realize that we didn’t! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by […]

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 […]

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!  […]