Recurrent Events: Rock Hall Nominations, ‘Snake Eyes’ Casts Scarlett, Atari VCS In Trouble

If you’ve been listening to The Retro Network Podcast, you’ve heard the Recurrent Events segment that we curate with the latest retro pop culture headlines. We talk about everything from the latest movie remakes to just retro-minded stories featured across the web each week. This week’s TRN Podcast is our first Halloween Party episode which includes nothing but Halloween-centered content, so all of our normal headlines are being diverted right here.

I’m actually looking to do this as a weekly Recurrent Events link-based column as an extension of the podcast. I save so many stories each week and some never make it to air so instead of wasting that content, I’ll be posting everything here for our retro-minded followers to stay up-to-date. I’ll also be earmarking the stories we’ll feature on the upcoming TRN Podcast.

Here are Recurrent events for the week of Oct 13 – 19, 2019.

MUSIC

  • 2020 Rock and Roll HOF Nominees were announced this week which include Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy. (VOTE HERE) I asked the TRN Staff and our Patreon supporters on Slack to share their votes and we inducted these 5: Motorhead, Whitney, The Doobie Bros, Soundgarden, Pat Benetar.

VIDEO GAMES

  • The Internet Archive added 2,500 MS-DOS games to its website this week “ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago.” Some that caught my eye at quick glance were:
    • Tony and Friends in Kellogg’s Land (1994) featuring Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, and other Kellogg’s characters and was only released in Germany.
    • The Three Stooges (1987) which is the same game found on NES, C64, and later on Gameboy Advance and Playstation
    • Spooky Kooky Monster Maker (1992) which involves creating your own monster and writing a story about it.
    • The Price is Right (1990) originally released for Amiga and C64
    • The Punisher (1990) DOS game only.
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator (1993) DOS Win98 game, 5th version in the series.
    • $100,000 Pyramid (1998) for Apple II C64
  • Atari’s new VCS console might be in trouble. On the same day that Atari released a blog post updating the world on the progress the company was making on the VCS console’s hardware, The Register reported that the Atari system architect Rob Wyatt quit the project, stating that Atari hadn’t paid invoices to his design firm for more than six months.

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.