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Metal Slug - Lets Play & Review

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Hello Dwellers & Welcome To The Basement...

Like many, I spent a lot of time in my youth pumping quarters into arcade cabinets either at a movie theater, bowling alley or even at an arcade at a mall... and lets face it, the reason why was because the games in the arcades were designed to be money sinks, much the same way games are today, particular with mobile games where you play to a point where you either have to buy more turns or choose to wait until later on to resume playing. It's a great business model, anyone that sees fault with that, obviously never figured out the 'supply and demand concept'.



But getting back on task, since the 80s, arcade games have been ported to home video game consoles and computers. Action adventure based games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would see the quarters replaced with giving the players a fixed number of lives to get through, because getting through an action adventure game would be incredibly easy with unlimited lives. It…

Today's scribbles

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Um... yeah.... guess some kind of aqua man lol

ELVIS: Aloha From Hawaii - From The Vault

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(Notes: I spoke more freely with the video version, but still my original script for myself is below)

Hello Dwellers And Welcome To The Basement…
Lets’ Go Into The Vault… and Talk About The King… no not Jerry Lawler… but THE KING… Elvis Presley….


Born in 1935, and passing away in 1977…. Elvis left an impact on the world entertainment that many aspire to reach… he is without question one of the greatest performers of all time, he’s been often imitated but never duplicated…. And even though he passed away several years before I was born, thanks to the magic of home video, DVDs and digital distribution, people all over have been able to see just how incredible he was.

Which brings me, to The Elvis Aloha from Hawaii Deluxe Edition DVD Set, released in 2004, containing not only the concert that was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973  (with the exception of the United States who didn’t see it until April 4, 1973…), but also footage of Elvis arriving in Hawaii, the rehearsal …