Jaws was the first video game I ever played.  I remember it fondly from when I was around 5-6 years old, and I describe that story in the video.  I run through briefly the game mechanics and how my friend and I experienced this game at the time, then pick it up for the first time since 1986 and see if I can figure it out and beat it now that my brain has developed more intelligence and many decades worth of video game reflexes.  In addition, I will take you through the other 5 Jaws games that were made.


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This month’s episode is about the best-selling children’s book series, Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. I read a few excerpts from the book and show you how Bunnicula spun into many different series. Also, I’ll look at the cartoon and show you just how vastly different it is from the original book.  Plus, did you know it’s been made into many different stage plays?

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For the latest Murphy’s Media Memories, I transfered an old VHS tape I had and uploaded it to the world. Welcome to the world of 1985, where you can learn about Halley’s Comet (if you are a kid). So, just how is this low-budget direct-to-video 80’s edutainment? Let’s find out.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Halley’s Comet (1986 VHS) from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

If you want to watch the original video in it’s entirety, you can watch it below:

That title is no joke. This is a board game / RPG game that I created after watching Jurassic Park and playing only 1 hour of a Dungeon & Dragons-like game.

While at my cousin’s place one day, he had me play this game that only required listening and then stating what you want to do (I do not remember if there were weapons and spells, or even items) and I tried to create a game similar to that, but ended up merging it with a board game.  It was a board game where you couldn’t see the board, but had to listen to what I was describing so you wouldn’t go the wrong way.

However, this ‘board’ game, ended up being on over 30 pages of large Notebook paper.  It started only as Jurassic Park, then every day or so, I would add another board (or another licensed property), until it was an immensely large game.

So, this is the latest episode I look back at this game I made when I was 12, without having looked at it in almost 20 years.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Jurassic Park Stolen By Carmen Sandiego from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

Unico is back. Witness the final movie Unico made in 1983, and see just how unique it is compared to other shows at the time.

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