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The “cover all” for Club Diamond Lounge & Arcade (and any future addition to the Club Diamond series).

Club Diamond is a series for frivolous video game and movie chatter, and related discussion.

Legacy Media is in its Death Throes…


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Date: December 06, 2022

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“Elon Musk’s takeoever of Twitter promises to level the playing field between citizen journalists and the legacy media that seems to walk in lockstop these days. But legacy media nuked itself long before Musk. Several newspapers, television networks and blogs are tossing employees overboard because of the downturn in the economy. Yet the New York Times union is planning a walkout to demand higher wages. Good luck with that.”

Given how vicious legacy media has been towards citizen media…I hope it will not be much longer, before legacy media entirely implodes.

We need media with integrity…and we are living in a time when many niche communities want their own media produced, from within their own community…largely because it will be produced by people who understand, and speak for that community…They aren’t being entirely lost, by some distant company funded by billions of dollars, and owned by special interest groups and individuals.

The legacy medias traditional audience is dying…and the majority of the rest of us, simply do not want the slanted, misleading product they have to offer…

…It’s pissing off a lot of citizens, watching legacy media doing all it can to destroy what citizen media has spent decades creating.

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DnD Player BACKLASH Over Removal of Race from Dungeons & Dragons!…


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Date: December 06, 2022

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“Wizards of the Coast is removing “race” from DnD, and players are reacting on social media. Some are blasting WotC because of bending the knee to faux media outrage, while others are complaining that the replacement term “species” is just as bad. Oh, and Oxford recognizes “goblin mode” as a dictionary entry and it means being selfish and greedy. Meanwhile, JK Rowling…”

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DnD Drops Term ‘Race’ as Wizards of the Coast Loses $60 MILLION in Revenue!…


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Date: December 05, 2022

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“Dungeons & Dragons is dropping the term ‘race’ completely from One D&D, because of it somehow being ‘problematic’ in current year. Um, we’re talking about fictitious monsters and NOT people, but welcome to Current Year. Then we talk about Wizards of the Coast losing millions in revenue from last year.”

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Comic Book Crowdfunding Campaigns SHADOWBANNED?…


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Date: December 04, 2022

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“Some comic book creators are accusing Indiegogo of shadow banning or suppressing comic book crowdfunding campaigns based on political content. We talk about this, and where comics really rank in the overall scheme of things in terms of crowdfunding dollars. Is it time for comic creators to go back to a more DIY approach?”

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Twitter 2.0 Keeps WINNING! Musk PRAISED by Netflix CEO! Apple WON’T Ban Twitter!…


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Date: December 03, 2022

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“Sorry folks, Twitter 2.0 just keeps on winning. Elon Musk was recently praised by Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings and Apple’s Tim Cook stressed they have no plans to ban the app from the Apple Store. So it doesn’t matter how many celebrities rage quit… Twitter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.”

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Indiana Jones 5 Trailer CONFIRMS Those ‘Crazy’ YouTube Rumors?…


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Date: December 03, 2022

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“The trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (what a title) seemingly confirm the YouTube rumors about a time travel plot. And someone on 4chan claims to have seen a test screening and that OTHER rumor about Phoebe Wall-Bridge’s character supplanting Indiana Jones could also be true. However, director James Mangold vehemently denies it. Is he telling the truth, or will this be another Kevin Smith debacle?”

Crystal Skull did not “ruin the franchise”…It was simply subpar.

They need to recast the franchise characters…or develop new characters, and move forward with those…We don’t need the old characters…just good new ones.

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D&D’s Forgotten 1995 Horror Game – Ravenloft: Stone Prophet Review…


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Date: November 30, 2022

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“This time it’s not Strahd we’re fighting – but the vengeful mummy Anhktepot in the nightmarish desert of Har’Akir.

Ravenloft: Stone Prophet was the second of the two Ravenloft video games that were created by SSI in the 1990’s. This one roughly follows the plotline for the lesser known ‘Touch of Death’ module that was released for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons in 1991.”

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4-Bit Video Games: Tron, Scramble, Lupin, and Caveman by Tomy…


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Date: November 29, 2022

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“Tomy made a lot of great handheld electronic games in the 1970s and 1980s, but my all-time favourite is Tomytronic Tron, based on the 1982 Disney movie. Over the years I picked up Scramble (Tomy) and Caveman (Tandy, by Tomy) and eventually noticed they have exactly the same form factor. With a bit of research I found out Scramble also goes by Alien Attack, Astro Blaster, and Rambler (exactly the same gameplay) but there’s one more unique game in this unofficial series: Lupin, which has an interesting story as well, somewhat connected with the Cliffhanger laserdisc game. Finally, I have all four games, so here’s a video showing them all in action, and I even have a shot at explaining how they work: they use the earliest SoCs (“system on a chip”) available, which are 4-bit CPUs with integrated I/O, ROM, and a little bit of RAM, which were originally designed for use in electronic calculators. So these are essentially 4-bit video games.”

I totally remember these…They looked so cool on the store shelves, and in magazines.

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