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Dr. Mario (Gameboy) Turns 30 in the US

Dr. Mario (Gameboy) was released 30 years ago on December 31, 1990. That definitely makes me feel old. I remember buying this at the K-Mart in Blacksburg, Virginia when I was 13. Sadly a K-Mart that hasn't existed in a long time. Unlike a lot of puzzle games at the time, Dr. Mario had an easier learning curve and great background music.  Dr. Mario was a simple on the surface real-time action puzzler (puzzle) game. It was basically a falling block matching game in the spirit of Tetris which really was the game that started the portable puzzle game craze.  While it's generally a pretty safe family friendly game today, the game was quite controversial when it came out. The US was still heavily winding up the war on drugs propaganda and anything remotely connected to drugs was often attacked by special interest groups.  https://www.mariowiki.com/Dr._Mario_(game)

My Old Blog Kezins.com 12 Years Ago: Cosplay Cleavage Post

Found a funny (yet sad) article about my old gaming blog which no longer exists but was fairly popular back in 2007/2008.   https://kotaku.com/weekend-note-kezins-delenda-est-5065663 The particular infamous post about "Cosplay Cleavage" wasn't the only reason the site went under but it was one of them and we all ended up moving on to other things.  This blog was started up right after I had left the 1Up Network where I worked as a news editor and marketing assistant for Gaming Today (FileFront) which was part of the 1Up Network and Ziff Davis Media. We had a lot of success with the site but also a lot of hurdles hard to overcome.  The biggest lesson I learned was to never host a blog through GoDaddy even with a dedicated server and premium hosting options. After this huge article broke some of their servers, my site and URL was held hostage by them and rendered unusable for a considerable amount of time.  In addition to causing a battle with GoDaddy which i u