How I Got Into VIDEO GAMES As An OLDER PERSON – 1970s

How I Got Into VIDEO GAMES As An OLDER PERSON – 1970s

I’m 54 years old and I played FortNite every day for the last three years. One of the questions I get asked all the time, “How did I get into video games as an ‘older person.'”

This is the first episode of an occasional video series where I answer that question. Let’s rewind the clock to almost 50 years ago at the dawn of the video game industry.

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The REAL REASON SiliCon With Adam Savage Got CANCELED

The REAL REASON SiliCon With Adam Savage Got CANCELED

If you haven’t heard, SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 got canceled. The organizers blamed “unforeseen circumstances and challenges” on COVID-19. Adam Savage was no longer the creative director and host for the show. The future of the newly renamed SiliCon Convention is uncertain.

Blaming COVID-19 for the cancelation of the 2023 show was a bogus excuse.

The biggest change for the 2023 show was switching from the San Jose Convention Center in August to the Santa Clara Convention Center in October. According to a second-hand source, the San Jose Convention Center wanted their money.

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Renfield (2023) Movie Review #SHORTS

Renfield (2023) Movie Review #SHORTS

“Renfield” opens with Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult, sitting in a therapy group at a church. He talks about his toxic relationship with his boss, Dracula, played by Nicolas Cage.

The movie rewinds to show how they first met in the “Dracula” movie in 1931. The faces of Hoult and Cage replacing Dwight Frye and Bela Lugosi in their respective roles. A clever way to tie back this movie to the original movie.

While battling a vampire hunter and a priest, Dracula gets burnt to a crisp from sunlight. Fast forward 90 years to modern-day New Orleans. Dracula is still recovering from his injuries. Renfield very much wants to live his own life.

The therapy group enables Renfield to get his own place and start a romantic relationship. When Dracula finds out that his needs were being neglected, he confronts Renfield and then the therapy group. When someone shouts out that he was Renfield’s boss, he kills them all.

That prompts Renfield to put an end to Dracula once and for all.

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Why So Many New Vampire Movies From Universal?

Why So Many New Vampire Movies From Universal?

When I sat down to watch “Renfield” at the movie theater, one of the new trailers was “The Last Voyage of The Demeter.” If “Demeter” rings a ship bell, it was the doomed ship that carried Dracula from Romania to England. Robert Pattinson will reportedly play the vampire in Chloe Zhao’s “Dracula.” All three vampire movies are from Universal Pictures.

Why is Universal putting out so many vampire movies?

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SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 CANCELLED #SHORTS

SiliCon With Adam Savage 2023 CANCELLED #SHORTS

The organizers for SiliCon With Adam Savage had cancelled the 2023 show. The website’s F.A.Q. blames COVID-19 for the cancellation. Never mind that COVID-19 didn’t stop the show in 2021 and 2022.

“With Adam Savage” is no longer part of the “SiliCon” convention. Suggesting that Adam Savage was no longer the host for the show. Adam Savage’s own tweet noted that his “tenure as creative director” has ended.

Refunds for tickets will process in the next 14 days.

Free STAR WARS Art Expo 2023 Montage

Free STAR WARS Art Expo 2023 Montage

Amazing Art Expo and DisParody put on a free Star Wars art expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Half the show was Star Wars and the other half was a little bit of everything else (i.e., Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Deadpool, Dragonball Z, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Sailor Moon, and Superman). This was a “grab and pay” art expo. See something you like? Grab and pay before it disappears forever. Darth Vader and a stormtrooper from the 501st Legion made an appearance.