9 May 2013

Throwback: Dream Doll Designer

Gardella and I played dolls together a lot as children, and we also had an obsession with creating a drawing families using genetics. Dream Doll Designer let us really have a good time by combining this creativity with our normal doll play. We loved this game – until we lost the CD-rom. Do you remember […]

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4 Apr 2013

Throwback: Kid Pix

I’ve been on a creativity kick with these throwbacks lately, and it’s continuing. Today’s program taught me a lot about drawing and graphics. Kid Pix was basically my first Photoshop.

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28 Mar 2013

Throwback: Pit

When I was a kid, and we’d have family gatherings, there would be a time, after I was in bed, when the adults would sit downstairs at the kitchen table doing odd things. They would shout numbers at each other ”two, two” or “three, three” and trade off orange cards with strange pictures. Then someone […]

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21 Mar 2013

Throwback: Storybook Weaver

I barely remember playing today’s game, but I know I did all the time as a child. It’s such a throwback, I don’t expect any one of you to have used this great tool. However, without it, it’s hard to say if any of us would be the writers we are today. Thanks Storybook Weaver!

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22 Feb 2013

Throwback: Flight of Dragons

A little while back, Dawn wrote about watching the Rankin/Bass animated Hobbit, arguably the studio’s most well-known traditionally animated piece. However, as a kid, I had another favorite Rankin/Bass movie that was significantly less popular: Flight of Dragons. It was a direct to video release, and we had it taped onto a VHS along with […]

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7 Feb 2013

Throwback: The Twilight Zone

Today’s throwback unlocks the door with a key to another dimension. That’s right, we’re going back to probably my favorite television show of all time: The Twilight Zone.

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17 Jan 2013

Throwback Thursday: Seaquest DSV

Back in the day, when I was about 12, I was a bowler. Actually, the family was in a parent/child bowling league. I was on a team with Dad, Gardella with mom, and Dawn was too little so she sat in the back with toys. I averaged about 145 and my high game was 220. […]

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3 Jan 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Rankin/Bass Hobbit

The new Hobbit movie is marvelous, but this article isn’t about An Unexpected Journey. Instead, we’re taking you back in time to the version I grew up with. Maybe you remember this throwback: The Rankin/Bass animated Hobbit.

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23 Aug 2012

Throwback Thursday: Wolfenstein

Have I mentioned that I grew up as a kid with a Mac? Well, if I haven’t mentioned it, I know Dawn has. We played lots of old school computer games, but one that I remember fairly well was also one of the original first person shooters (FPS): Wolfenstein 3D. What it was about Wolfenstein […]

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16 Aug 2012

Throwback Thursday: Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

Guys, we haven’t talked about any NES games yet in our Throwback Thursday column. This is actually unbelievable to me because during my childhood, that was the only video game system we had in our house. We played so many fantastically difficult games (and even beat one or two of them) on our NES, but […]

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