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Anyone remember that 80s video game show STARCADE?


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Statick (7/9/2008)
Vargil (7/9/2008)
The only Starcade I remember involved Ric Flair! WHOOO!

That was Starrcade, with two 'r's.

Starcade was Ted Turner's baby. Smart man to make a gameshow for kids based on the videogame craze.

That's funny then because they both were Ted Turner's babies!!

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Vargil (7/9/2008)
Statick (7/9/2008)
Vargil (7/9/2008)
The only Starcade I remember involved Ric Flair! WHOOO!

That was Starrcade, with two 'r's.

Starcade was Ted Turner's baby. Smart man to make a gameshow for kids based on the videogame craze.

That's funny then because they both were Ted Turner's babies!!

Yeah WCW and Ted Turner named that PPV after the show, but he had to spell it differently so they spelled it Starrcade.

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Statick (7/10/2008)
Ton80Kid (7/9/2008)
I loved that show....learned about new video games because of that show...Dragon's Lair...;)

I have a copy of Dragon's Lair.

Still kicks my azz. I beat it though...finally after 20+ years. :Whistling:

 

:P

I'm jealous...truly...;)

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Statick (7/10/2008)
Ton80Kid (7/9/2008)
I loved that show....learned about new video games because of that show...Dragon's Lair...;)

I have a copy of Dragon's Lair.

Still kicks my azz. I beat it though...finally after 20+ years. :Whistling:

Is your timing that bad?

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Vargil (7/10/2008)
Statick (7/10/2008)
Ton80Kid (7/9/2008)
I loved that show....learned about new video games because of that show...Dragon's Lair...;)

I have a copy of Dragon's Lair.

Still kicks my azz. I beat it though...finally after 20+ years. :Whistling:

Is your timing that bad?

Yep. I guess I'm so attuned to today's faster gameplay and fingering that it messes me up when I have to downplay, but then I was never that good at Dragon's Lair as a kid either. :P

Heck, I used to play so much TechmoBowl as a kid that now when I play Madden or NCAA Football, if I don't concentrate on what I'm doing, my fingering reverts back to old Techmo and I screw up the play. **** you, TechmoBowl! :crazy:

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jidady (7/10/2008)
There will always be a special place in my heart for Galaga.

Starcade was one of those shows that, even as a teen, I knew wasn't very good. I watched it religiously anyway, though. I love that Alex Trebek was the original host.

Actually Trebek was the host for the 2nd pilot...the 1st pilot filmed for this show had Mike Eruzione (Captain from the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team) as the host...:P

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