Release Date: January 6th, 2021
I was honored to be a guest on the very first episode of the Video Game History Hour Podcast, hosted by Kelsey Lewin and Frank Cifaldi of the Video game History Foundation. During our conversation about Mario Paint, we talked about parental concerns about video games during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Kelsey mentioned a product called “Homework First.” It was a lock for the Nintendo Entertainment System that prevented you from putting a cartridge into the console! For some reason, I couldn’t stop thinking about the concept, and setup an eBay alert for the lock. Sure enough, a BRAND NEW one came up for sale. The price? A whopping $300.
This is the first episode filmed in my new basement setup and the first video of 2021! I live in a 100+ year old house that, surprisingly, has a decent basement. I did have to battle unlevel floors though. If you look closely at a few shots in the video, you might notice things are leaning slightly!
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