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Alaskan Brewing Co. Stops by the WGRD Studios!

There are a few things that I really enjoy about my job: Hanging out with listeners, talking on air, meeting big name acts, etc.

Now, I can add another to that list: Drinking beer at work!

Alaskan Brewing Co. came ALL THE WAY from Juneau, Alaska, to give us samples of their great beers!

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Games To Try Before You Die: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

This is it! The big one! The Glorious! The Amazing! The Godly! The game that everyone hold's to standard when they think of old school Super Mario Bros.! The game that could be considered on par with the epic-ness that is Terminator 2! The game that when people think of NES, they think this game! The game that could be considered the greatest Super Mario Bros. game of ALL TIME!

Super Mario Bros. 3!

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Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today [Video]

Nothing makes you feel more nostalgic than that pea soupy screen., doing your best to angle it correctly in the light so you could see what you were doing. Playing Super Mario Land, Tetris and Pokemon until the wee hours in the morning. Finding four double A batteries and hope they lasted you for your trip.

That's right, those feelings go back and your Game Boy are 25 years old today!

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Metalhead Ned Completes His Mega Man Collection

After many years of patience and a few paychecks, I finally completed a portion of my collection that was pretty important to me. These games are wildly popular, therefore they are harder to find because no one sells them! Patience and a little luck paid off as I finally own the complete collection of Mega Man games on NES and SNES.

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These Rock Metal Acts Should Come to Grand Rapids ASAP

We get some really big name acts in Grand Rapids, and they all put on amazing shows!

We have The Eagles, Boob Lady (a.k.a. Katy Perry), Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Arch Enemy, etc., all coming to Grand Rapids!

However, there are a few bands that I wish would make an appearance here

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Arcade Mortal Kombat is Still Frustratingly Difficult

Mortal Kombat has to be one of the best video games of all time. Yesterday I posted about how I got a top score on Ms. Pac-Man. Also in that same arcade was a classic Mortal Kombat machine. I usually see Mortal Kombat 2 or 3, but I never see the first one. So I popped in a quarter and gave it a shot.

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Metalhead Ned Claims a Ms. Pac-Man Top Score Spot!

Finally, a milestone! Well actually it's not the biggest score out there, but to me, it was quite the accomplishment. This past weekend in Ludington, MI, I visited a pretty cool Retro-Arcade they just opened a little while ago named Quarter Cafe & Retrocade. This weekend, I finally made it onto the board of Top Scores!

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Something New Coming to ‘Games To Try Before You Die’

If you stick to WGRD.com each week, you will see the weekly Games To Try Before You Die postings. A moment where I take you back in time to when video games came on a cartridge. Sometimes we even do current gen game, depends on how I feel that week. It's been the same usual thing each week, I think it is time for a change.

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