NES Play Action Football

Nintendo for NES – Sports – 1990 – Rating: 4/10 Across the spectrum of video gaming, there’s something you learn fairly quickly: Nintendo can’t do sports games. They really can’t. Only on rare occasions could they create a really great one; definitely Ice Hockey on the NES, maybe Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort definitely … Continue Reading

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Oh, No! It’s DEVO

I don’t honestly know if you have to have lived through the New Wave era of the early 1980s to really appreciate how cool Oh, No! It’s DEVO is. Probably not. This is one of those rare albums: a perfect snapshot of its era, and somehow ahead of its time. You have to keep one … Continue Reading

Sony PS-X75 Biotracer Turntable

I still miss my Sony PS-X75 turntable. It had just the perfect combination of awesome performance and stylish looks. To my eyes, this is what a great turntable looks like. Today’s designs are far more stripped down and basic, since vinyl records are a small niche. But back in the 1970s, when millions of turntables … Continue Reading

Babes in Toyland

I once read the perfect description of the Minneapolis and Seattle music scenes of the 1990s: Seattle was Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Minneapolis was Neil Young and The Rolling Stones. While Seattle had the great rock bands of our generation, towering dinosaurs like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney, the Twin … Continue Reading

When Rock Was Dangerous: Lou Reed’s Lulu

Once upon a time, many moons ago, rock ‘n roll was dangerous. Such an attitude has all but vanished in the age of house-trained consumers, corporate conglomerates, banal no-talent television shows and the Telecom Act of 1997. Everyone plays it safe to pacify the public, company bosses and corporate overlords alike, and the result is … Continue Reading

Greatest Hits: An Anthology in Four Volumes

Greatest Hits: An Anthology in Four Volumes 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6″ x 9″, 355 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     When author Daniel Thomas MacInnes dissects the pop culture universe, you better sit up and pay attention. Greatest Hits: An … Continue Reading

Pop Life

Pop Life 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6″ x 9″, 445 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     Author and critic Daniel Thomas MacInnes has written about pop culture, politics and life for over 20 years, through zines, newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. … Continue Reading

Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews

Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6″ x 9″, 433 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     Do you love classic video games? You’ve played the games, now read the book. Writer and artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes has … Continue Reading

Sega Rally Championship

AM3 for Sega Saturn – Racing – 1995   The Sega Saturn had its best holiday season in 1995, with the spectacular 1-2-3 punch of Virtua Fighter 2, Sega Rally Championship, and Virtua Cop. The console was almost immediately written off in favor of Sony’s Playstation, and that first months as a Saturn owner was rough. These … Continue Reading

The Simpson’s Movie: A Review…or, My Eyes, The Goggles Do Nothing!

Good Lord, this movie stinks. I had high hopes for The Simpson’s Movie, and, indeed, it begins on a high note, with a great Itchy & Scratchy sequence that ends with Scratchy eating hundreds of nuclear warheads. Hah! Then the camera pans back to reveal we’re watching a movie, where Homer Simpson stands and berates … Continue Reading