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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.

DC Comics Will Ban You FOREVER if You Do THIS!…


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Date: October 17, 2021

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“DC Comics will reportedly ban a freelancer FOREVER if they associate with “Comicsgate.” It’s just a rumor, of course, but it’s clear that the mainstream comic book industry is shunning anyone even at arm’s length with it. But if you’re off on your own, why would even even WANT to go back? Also, “Truth, Justice and the American Way” is no longer Superman’s catchphrase, according to an announcement at the DC Fandome.”

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Activists Make TERRIBLE Employees…


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Date: October 17, 2021

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“Netflix, Apple, Blizzard, Kickstarter and more have been learning the hard way… that activists usually make terrible corporate employees. Netflix has fired an employee who leaked numbers regarding Dave Chappelle’s special, and Apple is coming after another employee who leaked sensitive info. Will companies be more cautious about hiring in the future, since “woke” employees seem to be causing PR nightmares all over the place?”

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Media Wants The Secrets of Dumbledore CANCELLED! (And Johnny Depp, Too!)…


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Date: October 04, 2021

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“Fantastic Beasts 3 is officially called The Secrets of Dumbledore, and it’s no secret that the media already wants this movie “cancelled.” Why? J.K. Rowling gets paid. It doesn’t matter that Warner already booted Johnny Depp, the Harry Potter franchise is dead to journos and Twitter. Speaking of Johnny Depp, he recently spoke out against “cancel culture.”

Fantastic Beasts just is not a good series…thus far…I hope it pulls out of it’s nose dive…but, I don’t understand how they can get this series so terribly wrong.

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The History of Schoolhouse Rock!: Minor Controversies During Saturday Morning Cartoons…


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Date: September 29, 2021

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“Schoolhouse Rock! started as an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during Saturday morning cartoons on the U.S. television network ABC.

From Three is a Magic Number to Conjunction Junction to I’m Just a Bill, Schoolhouse Rock! has been helping kids learn for decades.”

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The Crazy, Sad, Crash & Burn Story of Wizard & Toyfare Magazines…


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Date: September 28, 2021

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“Wizard or Wizard: The Guide to Comics was a magazine about comic books, published monthly from 1991 to 2011. Toyfare Magazine, focusing on action figure collecting, was eventually spun off from Wizard in 1997.

It all started great and then Wizard Entertainment grew and then it all crashed taking Wizard Magazine, Toyfare Magazine a few other magazines and lots of jobs with it.”

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The Mystery of the Scorpion 16 – Nostalgia Nerd…


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Date: September 26, 2021

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“Think back to Bad Influence Series 3, episode 13. It was aired on CITV, on 1st December 1994, and it featured an array of things; a 32X, Sega Saturn, but most curiously a Scorpion XVI, otherwise known as a Sega Scorpion or Scorpion 16. This Sega Mega Drive & Genesis clone console was such an unexpected and mysterious artefact, that it stuck in my mind for years to come, and I wasn’t the only one. But just as suddenly as it appeared, it vanished, without a trace. So, let’s get to the bottom of this mystery and take a look at a Scorpion console, in the flesh.”

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The Retro Gaming Market Is Being Exposed…


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Date: September 24, 2021

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“This week massive questions are being raised at companies that grade video games such as Wata, and sites that deal with auctioning these games off for massive prices. Are they working together in pricing out the average gamer from the retro world? Let’s try and find out! Thanks for watching!”

I stay off of eBay because of this sort of thing.

I’ve encountered enough of these sorts of “auctions”, where it seems “dead” [as in, nobody is placing bids]…the current amount is an enticing bargain…and yet, moments after you place your own bid, you’ve suddenly been “outbid” by another person…and if you outbid them, you’re bid is quickly rendered obsolete, again, and again, and again…

…You just know that someone is setting out there, watching this “auction” like a hawk, with no personal intention of buying the item…they just want to keep pushing the “winning bid” up…or, more to the point, forcing you to pay as much for the item as they can get out of you [if you honestly want it that bad].

It’s an unethical, dubious scam.

I’d rather just buy from an ethical dealer at fair market value, than screw around with this sort of BS.


Confronting Karl Jobst – WATA, Fraud, and Sealed Game Collecting:

“Karl Jobst joins the channel to discuss his video, titled, Exposing FRAUD and DECEPTION in The Retro Video Game Market. Please remain respectful in the comments. All talking points are listed below:

Link to Karl’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/karljobst

0:00 Introductions
1:39 Surprised By Reaction?
3:19 What Did Your First Notice?
7:05 Anything Against Sealed/Graded Collecting?
12:23 What is Actually Fraud/Illegal?
27:25 Speculative Bubbles
29:35 No Actual Collectors?
35:16 The Dentist and Speculation?
42:02 Personal Responsibility?
47:18 Expectations For Changes With WATA?
54:02 Will People Still Use WATA?
57:47 Collector’s Universe Owns WATA + Goldin Auctions
59:55 What is The Perfect Resolution?
1:02:40 Potential Over-Grading?
1:11:03 How Big is This Now? Manipulation?
1:15:45 It’s Not About Collecting
1:25:42 A Bias Video?
1:28:28 Moving Forward In a Positive Way
1:31:17 Demanding Better From WATA/HA?
1:35:48 What Can WATA Do To Gain Your Trust?
1:46:23 WATA’s Response Was Poor
1:48:26 Heritage’s Response
1:49:58 Will We Hear From The Players Involved?
1:54:03 A Second Video!?
1:56:08 Karl’s Own Collecting!?”

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The Forgotten Capcom Console !? – The 1994 Capcom CPS Changer – Gaming History Documentary…


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Date: September 09, 2021

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“In 1994 Capcom entered the console hardware market with the Capcom CPS Changer. Capcom’s arcade-perfect mail-order game console that functioned as the company’s answer to the Neo Geo MVS. Lets look at how this obscure part of history unfolded”

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