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February 11, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

How does Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz wind up winning the Showcase Showdown?

The Price is Right for Wii Back in the mid 80s I bought a Wheel of Fortune for the NES. I rarely watched game shows, but something about them fascinated me. The Wheel was kind of fun on the NES. I used to wonder how many times I'd have to play before it began to reuse puzzles.

As I think back on this genre, I've always had an affinity for TV based games. I even bought Remote Control for for the NES - Loved that Mtv show with Kari Wuhrer!

A few days ago, I saw a copy of The Price Is Right for Wii and decided it was worth the $3.00 asking price. Purchasing it made me remember sick days in middle school when I'd crash on the couch and marvel at all those Showcase Showdowns.

I watched it during Bob Barker's heyday and couldn't imagine how anyone knew all those product prices. Then I grew up and realized that anyone who shops knows this stuff - lol.

Prowling around social networks today, I found a story about Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz being a contestant on The Price Is Right! What a crazy story. How does someone like that become a contestant on a game show... and why?

I guess I'm not the only one who likes Game shows, but I like em better as video games!

Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz on The Price is Right The Price Is Right game show franchise focuses on the TV show, but also includes video games, printed media and board games. The show premiered on September 4, 1972 on CBS. Bob Barker was it's longest-running host from 1972 debut until his retirement in 2007, when Drew Carey took over.

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