Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the lighter stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
During the first weekend of August, local Wiregrass businesses 1UP games and Fanatix teamed-up for the first annual Circle City Game-A-Thon. For 24 hours, dozens played games such as Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers and Microsoft’s Halo. There were raffles for prizes, and also work for charity--with over $1,100 hundred raised for Mission Firefly, which benefits poor and needy in Guatemala. In response to our story, 1UP Games, commented that they were “happy to get to be a part of this. It was very rewarding to see so many people so excited to raise money and help others out. This is definitely something we want to do again in the future."
"All You Can Arcade” is a business in California that lets you rent an arcade machine for your home or office for $75 a month. They have many classic games from the heyday of arcade gaming like Galaga. Many viewers commented on the story, telling what arcade games they would like to play. Shanda Jerkins says, “"Miss Pac Man would be awesome." William Albritton replied, "I always liked Dig Dug, but it drove me crazy though." Natalie Bolduc picked both Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga, while Haley Pridgen and Pamela Woodall stuck with the classic Pac-Man. Cheryl Brinkmeyer and Kim Patton said they’d play Centipede.
Over the past weekend, two major conventions celebrating My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic took place. One of those was BronyCon, which took place in Baltimore. Bronies—the common name for fans of the show—were able to meet voice actors and other talent from the show, purchase merchandise, listen to fan music and more. On our web-channel, a user named “kman” said that it was an “epic con.”
Thursday, as part of the morning show’s week-long series on discontinued food and drink products, the show took a look back a trio of soft drinks no longer available in the United States: Pepsi Blue, Dr. Pepper Red Fusion, and TAB Clear. Viewers responded to the story on Facebook. Holly Lawrence exclaims, "I wish they would bring Pepsi blue back!!!!!" Pamela Johnson responded, "Red fusion!!! I loved that stuff." And, Iris Phermann commented, “My Mom use to drink Tabs and those were the most awful drink I ever tasted "
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