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The iconic Sega Genesis remains a favorite amongst retro gaming enthusiasts. Yet some of the best games for the system remain largely forgotten or ignored.
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"Simple Twist of Fate" is one of Bob Dylan's most enduring and well-loved songs. Released on the 1975 classic, "Blood on the Tracks", fans and critics continue to ponder the tune's meaning.
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This 1987 line-clearing brawl between the Soviet Union and Canada remains one of the biggest in international ice hockey history.
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After meeting a Dutch family on holiday, a Danish family agrees to travel to their new friend's home for the weekend. But things soon turn sour as their hosts prove not to be as accommodating as they first appeared.
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Ranking all 13 Green Day albums, from their 1990 debut, "39/Smooth," through 1994's commercial breakthrough, "Dookie," to 2020's "Father of All Motherfuckers."
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