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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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@genxgrownup

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English

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904-253-4225


Episodes

Galaga 40th Anniversary

9/16/2021
Four decades ago, the video game, Galaga, first appeared in arcades. Its combination of action, strategy, and iconic design have resulted in it regularly being praised as one of the greatest video games of all time. So in this episode, we’re celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the greatest space shooter to ever claim our quarters, Galaga! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:01:06:19

The Green Knight, Mpix Photo Lab, & Forbidden Island

9/9/2021
We check out the new Hulu comedy-murder-mystery series starring two of the three amigos, relive the tale of Commander Shepard in the legendary edition of a classic game franchise, and play a co-operative board game where you’re on a mission to capture sacred treasure from a perilous island! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:00:53:15

Long Distance Phone Calls

9/2/2021
Today we grab our cell phones and call pretty much anybody, anywhere, without a second thought. But it used to be that placing a call to anyone more than a few miles away could result in a hefty phone bill at the end of the month! In this Backtrack, we look back on something that has thankfully changed for the better: long distance phone calls! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:54:25

SFGE 2021, Snake Eyes, & Reservation Dogs

8/26/2021
This week we watch the new film that reveals the origins of one of the most mysterious characters in the G.I. Joe franchise, check out a nearly forty year old piece of Atari computer tech, and we are recording live on the floor of the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo with a special guest host! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:00:59:06

The GenX Mall Experience

8/19/2021
Today, shopping malls are struggling to keep their doors open, but a few decades ago they were booming. To many kids who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, the mall was a favorite hangout, an entertainment center, a cafeteria, and even a date night destination! In this episode, our parents have dropped us off at the front entrance where we start reminiscing about the Generation X mall experience. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp...

Duration:00:54:53

Old, Numskull Galaga, & Days Gone

8/12/2021
We find out if M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film is worth your time, test drive a premium quarter-scale arcade cabinet from manufacturer, Numskull, and play an open-world survival horror game that takes place two years after a global pandemic! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy »...

Duration:00:58:51

Netflix

8/5/2021
With over 208 million subscribers and billions in annual revenue, it can be easy to forget that Netflix started life before the turn of the Millennium as a little DVD rental business. In this episode, we’re going to remember the humble beginnings and evolution of the online media juggernaut that is, Netflix. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod...

Duration:00:53:43

Black Widow, Duskers, & Baba Is You

7/29/2021
George takes the lead in the GenXGrownUp desktop PC arms race, we review a new film where Nicolas Cage fights to get back his stolen truffle pig, and play a game where you pilot drones into derelict spaceships to research how the universe became one giant graveyard. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme:...

Duration:01:02:12

Top 10 GenX Schwarzenegger Films

7/22/2021
In the late ’70s, a young Austrian bodybuilder tried his hand at acting and soon became one of the biggest box office action superstars of the GenX era. He went on to star in many of the most notable films and franchises of our youth. In this episode, we will be running down our top ten Arnold Schwarzenegger films of the ’80s and ’90s. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com...

Duration:01:04:57

The Tomorrow War, Tozo Ear Buds, & Cloudpunk

7/15/2021
We travel to the future with Chris Pratt to save the human race, check out some of the tech we scored in this year’s Amazon Prime sale, and play a game where you are a delivery driver in a futuristic cyberpunk metropolis. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple »...

Duration:00:58:44

Donkey Kong 40th Anniversary

7/8/2021
Forty years ago we first dropped a quarter into a pale blue arcade cabinet for a few minutes of gaming fun. Controlling a little plumber in an attempt to rescue a girl from a giant gorilla, we knew it was something special, but couldn’t have imagined just how special. In this episode we are highlighting the history and legacy of the original 1981 arcade classic, Donkey Kong. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:58:20

Windows 11, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, & Stela

7/1/2021
We review the raunchy action/comedy film starring Sam Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, & Selma Hayak, discuss what’s coming next for the world’s most popular desktop operating system, and return to Bright Falls for a re-play of Remedy’s psychological action thriller, Alan Wake! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch...

Duration:01:02:32

The Blues Brothers

6/24/2021
Four decades ago, Jake Blues was released from Joliet prison and he and his brother, Elwood, embarked on a mission from god. Their adventure became one of the most successful and beloved GenX-era musical comedies, so in this episode, we’re looking back at The Blues Brothers. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:00:57:44

Loki, PowKiddy RGB10 Max, & Retro Bowl

6/17/2021
This week we take a look at the new Disney+ series centering around the God of Mischief, test drive a new handheld retro-games emulation platform, and play a mobile app brimming with nostalgic, pixelated football gaming goodness! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com...

Duration:00:54:51

Ice Cream Truck Experience

6/10/2021
As a kid playing outside with our friends, when we heard that tinny, out-of-tune rendition of “twinkle twinkle little star,” we knew we were in for a treat. It meant the Ice Cream Truck was not far away! In this episode, we remember that shared Ice Cream Truck experience from growing up Generation X. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod...

Duration:00:46:16

InfinityCon Tallahassee 2021 Special Edition

6/5/2021
InfinityCon Tallahassee 2021 (June 5-6) marks the return of the GenXGrownUp crew to the convention circuit. Join George, Mo, & Jon at the end of day one for a hangout live stream and hear all about it! See the video version of this special! » youtu.be/nglw5Q1rmgE Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme:...

Duration:00:59:47

Spiral, Broken Age, & Lockpicking Kits

6/3/2021
We decide how the latest entry in the Saw franchise measures up to its predecessors, check out some super-cheap accessories for your home automation needs, and play a real-time strategy game set in an alternate reality of the 1920s! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy »...

Duration:00:54:47

CompUSA

5/27/2021
During the explosive growth of home electronics but before the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores were a mecca for GenX electronics nerds. In this episode, we look back at the origin, history, and ultimate demise of computer super-retailer, CompUSA! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop »...

Duration:00:44:49

Wrath of Man, NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro, & Pikuniku

5/20/2021
We see how Netflix’s take on the troubled superhero genre compares to the competition, upgrade our network with some cutting-edge tech from NETGEAR, and play a charming adventure platformer where you must save a village from an evil corporation! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy...

Duration:00:56:34

GenXGrownUp Four-Year Anniversary Special

5/18/2021
On May 18, 2017, GenXGrownUp transitioned from concept to reality. Today marks the four-year anniversary of GXG, and in this Special Edition episode, we reminisce about how it all began, some of our favorite experiences, and even hear from some of our partners and super-fans! Watch the Video Presentation on YouTube » https://youtu.be/2A_K68AULuU Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:01:22:35