In 1982, there was an epidemic of sides splitting at CBS Electronics due to all the laughing. What was so funny? The programmers were handed a new arcade game to adapt for the Atari.
"Tell me again what it's called," one giggling programmer said, gasping for breath.
"It's called GORF," the other shrieked, wiping mirthful tears from his eyes.
This week's game in episode 190 is the space shooter with the dumb name: GORF. Part Space Invaders, part Galaxian...all fun? We shall see.
This week's short story/bad poetry corner entry: THE FINAL MOMENT BEFORE OBLIVION OR WHATEVER ACTUALLY COMES NEXT
New York Daily News piece about the "new" Jim Henson project 'A Tale of Sand'.
The Game Console: A Photographic History From Atari to Xbox
Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".
Thanks to Mike Mann for the "Mad Mike Hughes" theme.
Thanks to Sean Courtney for the "Storytime" theme.
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