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February 2017 Retro Gaming Article

February 10, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

When arcade games are threatened by an avalanche, real friends help you load & go

Saving an arade game from an avalanche
This Let Go commercial involving a life and death arcade rescue, shows the value of choosing your friends wisely!
The humorous and quirky TV commercials for Let Go have been done a nice job of explaining the simplicity of the product in memorable commercials. The whole concept really resounds with me - except I'm strongly against getting rid of anything - ever!

The premise is an easy way to sell unwanted items quickly for the smartphone generation. They don't have time to sit down and craft a complex description on some auction site. They just want to post the item and sell. Let Go seems to offer a nice solution to turning your excess stuff into cash. But, the latest commercial has two guys loading an arcade cabinet into a pickup truck as an avalanche looms in the background.

Choose Your Friends Wisely

When rescuing an arcade game from impending doom - like an avalanche - make sure you bring friends who are down with the program and are willing to put their lives on the line for a good game save!

Saving an arade game from an avalanche This useless lump just sits there unable to help his buddy. As the deadly wall of snow approaches his only solution is to sell the game?!? No one wants to hang out at the arcade with this guy.
Saving an arade game from an avalanche Determined to save this game, the struggle is real, but he won't quit until the cabinet is safely in the bed of the pickup as they outpace the avalanche. Be this guy!

Ini a perfect world, these two would emerge from a deadly cloud of snow and rage onward to safety where they stop at a roadside bar where the beer is flowing and it only takes a few plays on their arcade game before patrons pick up their tab and game into the night.

Saving an arcade game from an avalanche

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