This 1996 SEGA Game Tester Training Video is Nineties as ALLLLL HECK…

What you see before you (other than this awesome website, ThePractitioNERD.com) is this training video created by SEGA from the year-of-our-Lord 1996.  This 28-minute “trainumentary” with run-of-the-mill “butt rock” and MTV editing that reeks of the 90’s was created for rookie video game testers at Sega of America’s office in Redwood City, California.  The video was recently released to the internet at large by the production company behind it, Green Mill Filmworks. Continue reading “This 1996 SEGA Game Tester Training Video is Nineties as ALLLLL HECK…”

Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128

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It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128”

The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City

When you look back at it, it only took A SINGLE year after his WWF debut for Dwayne Johnson to become a top star in the company. Coming from a long wrestling lineage of the Fatu/Anao’i family, being the son of WWE Hall of Famer & former Tag Team Champion Rocky Johnson, AND the grandson of WWE Hall of Famer “High Chief” Peter Maivia, “The Blue Chipper” (as Jim Ross put it) Rocky Maivia was born. Continue reading “The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City”

What Would a ‘Happy Gilmore’ 8-Bit Brawler With Adam Sandler Look Like?

While the sequel to one of my FAVORITE NES games EVER — River City Ransom (a.k.a. “Downtown Hot-Blooded Story”) — is still in development, the talented group of people behind the 8-bit Cinema series became inspired by the classic Technos Japan NES beat ’em up, and created a crossover clip with the most obvious selection, the 1996 Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore. Do you see that GIF. Pretty awesome, right. But I know you want to check out the full video, you can check that out after the break. But don’t worry; the price IS right….FREE! Continue reading “What Would a ‘Happy Gilmore’ 8-Bit Brawler With Adam Sandler Look Like?”

Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind, WWF Mind Games, 9/22/1996

This could very well be my FAVORITE PRO WRESTLING MATCH, EVER.  If it’s not, it’s at least in the top half of my top ten favorite matches.

For some background, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was in is first reign as WWF Champion after winning the title in a fantastic Iron Man Match at WrestleMania XII from Bret Hart (which I will DEFINITELY discuss at a later point and time).  The night after WrestleMania XII, Mankind (Mick Foley) debuted in the WWF, and after feuding with The Undertaker and eventually winning the managerial services of Paul Bearer (Undertaker’s manager), he would win the number one contendership for the WWF Championship at the Mind Games pay-per-view event.

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