Episode 177 – Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

Episode 177 – Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

Episode 177 – Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are blasting aliens in a dystopian Los Angeles! And we’re doing it with ATTITUDE. From 1996, we’re playing Duke Nukem 3D by 3D Realms for the PC and Nintendo 64.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features a collection of samples from ole Dank Nakems. You can find the full presentation here.
  • 29:15 – The sweet baby boys do their three regular segments.
  • 38:30 – Todd has reasons why Dirk Neekems 3D is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 50:00 – Emails!
  • 53:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 58:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re delving into some deeeeep pages. Now we’re playing with power!

SHOW NOTES

  • On the sode, Huell mentions some pretty cool dudes in a manual. When you’re ready for it, that picture is on page 25 (the last page) of this PDF manual.

Vidya Game News – September 13, 2018

Samurai Showdown - 01It is back to school time for the kiddos, but really, it is also a prime opportunity for y’all to read some vidya game news too.

  • Going to be in Toyko anytime soon? From Nintendo Enthusiast’s John Dunphy, a new Kirby-themed cafe will be opening there. Read more here. And, we reviewed his initial Game Boy game for Episode 24. And hey, if you’re in Yakima, Washington, there is a new game-themed bar.
  • From Polygon and other sites, classic fighting game series Samurai Showdown will be revived for the Playstation 4, and likely other systems. Read more here.
  • A re-release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is coming for the Switch and PS4, per Kotaku and other sites. No word yet on how they will do the gameplay. When it originally came out, it required four GBAs to do multiplayer, which went over about as well as you would think.
  • Also from Kotaku and a bunch of other sites, the Switch port of Gone Home will have classic SNES cartridges in it.
  • Sega Mega Drive shoot-em-up Steel Empire is now available for the PC / Steam, 25 years after its initial release. Read more over at PC Gamer.
  • Mega Man 11 now has a playable demo out, per Polygon. We covered Mega Man 2 for Episode 30, and it was the first guest appearance for Friend of the Show Hawk!
  • Game Informer has a good, long read on the upcoming Fallout 76, a game the SBBs are hyped for.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • In 1992, the home console versions of Mortal Kombat came out. We reviewed the show for Episode 118.
  • Rock Band 2 is now 10 years old! You can find plenty of copies of it, and the plastic instruments, for a variety of systems at pretty much any Goodwill or consignment store. Also from 10 years ago is the Dragon Quest / Warrior IV remake for the DS.
  • Sweet Baby Boy favorite FTL: Faster Than Light turns 6 today. It is still a spunky, fun game, and it frequently retails for less than $10 now.
  • Grand Theft Auto V came out 5 years ago, and amazingly, it is still incredibly popular thanks to its initial quality and because of the continued support Rockstar has provided it.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

 

Episode 176 – Spyro (1998)

Episode 176 – Spyro (1998)

Episode 176 – Spyro (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the smallest dragon, attempting to save our fellow dragon friends! From 1998, we’re playing Spyro by Insomniac Games for the Playstation. We are joined by Friend of the Show Hawk for one of our funnest and free-flowing sessions yet!

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the sassy commercials for the game.
  • 35:00 – Todd has reasons why Spyro is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rankings.
  • 45:30 – Emails! We hear from friend of the show Cosmo and others.
  • 1:01:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:09:00 – It is the return of a favorite fan segment… Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:04:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re kicking ass and chewing bubble gum, and we’re allllll outta bubble gum.

Vidya Game News – September 6, 2018

Playstation 2 Console - 01Another week, another roundup of news links!

  • Attack of the Fan has a neat article on Micro Mages, a new game for the NES. It actually looks kind of neat! You can read more here.
  • Ryan Smith of Chicago Reader has an article on Josh Tsui, one of the developers behind mid-1990s Midway games and Insert Coin, an upcoming documentary about the company.
  • Mashable and The A.V. Club have a good bit of trivia about Bill & Ted – namely, that the first movie had Hitler in the first draft. We covered that bodacious game in, what else, Episode 69.
  • Gizmodo reviews a conversion kit to make your SNES controllers wireless.
  • Sony is finally ending support for the Playstation 2, per Kotaku.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance came out 15 years ago. Some people love it, whereas others recognize it for the bizarre, subpar offshoot of a classic game that it really is. We reviewed the original game on Episode 144. Also, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge came out the same week for the GBA. Check out our show on the proper game here.
  • Spore came out for the PC 10 years ago. While it was a fun little lark, it wasn’t quite the gaming revolution that game designer Will Wright had billed it up to be. We covered SimCity in Episode 55.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 175 – Parasite Eve (1998)

Episode 175 – Parasite Eve (1998)

Episode 175 – Parasite Eve (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are rookie cop Aya Brea battling against rogue DNA, mitochondria and dinosaur bones! From 1998, we’re playing Parasite Eve by Square for the PlayStation. (And by the way, don’t look up any YouTube reviews on this game, unless you want mind-horrors.)

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the commercials for the game.
  • 39:30 – Todd has reasons why Parasite Eve is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 47:30 – Emails!
  • 1:01:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re chasssssiinnnnn’ draaaaagggons with a friend of the show!

Vidya Game News – August 30, 2018

  • Classic Doublepack - 01Some of the biggest news we’ve heard in a while! From Polygon and a bunch of other sites, Streets of Rage is coming back with a fourth installment, featuring some pretty nifty visuals. Check it out here.
  • From Japanese Nintendo, a site I didn’t know existed but is wonderful, there will be a double pack of the Famicom and Super Famicom Classics available in Japan. It looks glooorrrrrious. Those systems always had way more style than their American counterparts. Read more here.
  • The Verge has a good interview with Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, in the week before the series’ 11th installment hits American shores. Early reviews have suggested that if you liked the previous games, you’ll like this one, but that it is unlikely to convert people who don’t love JRPGs already.
  • Because of course they would be into that, Capcom developers said they’d be open to remaking the remake of Resident Evil. Them sweet boys love their remakes! Read more from Game Informer’s Ben Reeves here.
  • Per Gematsu and the offifical Sega twitter, Switch ports of Sonic and Thunder Force IV have been delayed to September.
  • Hey, who DOESN’T want a snazzy watch with Pac-Man?
  • The creator of the indie game Owlboy did a mock-up trailer for a Chrono Trigger sequel and it looks wonderful. Look at it here, via TwinFinite, and then cry, because it’ll never happen.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • Former show subjects Crash Bandicoot and DOOM (for the Super Nintendo) turn 22 and 23, respectively! Hopefully those two crazy kids go grab a beer together. You can find our DOOM episode here, and our Crash Bandicoot episode here. (And Crash finally got knocked off the top spot of the UK sales charts.)

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

 

Episode 174 – Silver Surfer (1990)

Episode 174 – Silver Surfer (1990)

Episode 174 – Silver Surfer (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are riding the waves of the cosmos and beating claysic enemies like Fire Lord, Reptyl and Kylor, the self-proclaimed emperor of the Skrull! From 1990, we’re playing Silver Surfer by Software Creations for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features a totally cool commercial for Silver Surfer and Spot.
  • 29:30 – Todd has reasons why Silver Surfer is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! And then, Steve has a new segment that he found at the consignment shop.
  • 40:45 – Emails!
  • 54:00 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re trying to enjoy a night at the opera, but instead, a game breaks out. And uh, mitochondria.

SHOW NOTES

Vidya Game News – August 23, 2018

APhantasy Star - Box Art - 01nother week, another news roundup! Two in a row is one short of a streak! Huzzah!

  • Thanks to Strictly Limited Games, Project Hardcore will see the light of day. The game was thought to be lost after being delayed for new systems in 1994, but it will now be released on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
  • A couple good, claysic RPGs will be released for the Switch in the next few months. According to Siliconera, a remaster for Grandia I and Grandia II will be coming out. Also, from Gematsu, Phantasy Star will come out in September. Kotaku has a longer piece on the upgrade work Sega is doing on this, and other games.
  • Also coming to the Switch will be Vs. Excitebike, per Nintendo Life and Famitsu. Check out our past show on the game here!
  • An old Texaco station in Kentucky has transformed into a classic vidya games bar. Nice! Read more about it here.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • In 1993, Nintendo and Silicon Graphics announced a collaboration on 64-bit hardware, Project Reality, that would later become… The Nintendo 64. Read the original press release here.
  • Moonwalker turns 28! Way, way older than the tykes featured in the game. Check out our previous episode, an awesome, loose conversation with Friend of the Show Backsack, here.
  • In 2003, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and SoulCalibur II were released. Both were popular in their respective genres, and holy hell, they’re both 15 years old at this point???

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 173 – Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention (1993)

Episode 173 – Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy's Invention (1993)

Episode 173 – Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are all about happy, happy, joy, joy, LOG, Mr. Horse and the majestic yak! From 1993, we’re playing Ren and Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention by BlueSky Software for the Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features an important word from Mr. Horse.
  • 40:30 – Someone actually thinks this is the… Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 44:30 – Emails!
  • 54:30 – This week, Tood peeeeels the curtain back, and lets the public into the process as to how we pick the game. He debuts… Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 60:00 – Snifferoo. As revealed by the previous segment, we’re playing Silver Surfer for the NES, and the music does kick for it.

Vidya Game News – August 17, 2018

Primal Rage - Sega Saturn - 01The weekly news, it went away for a while, but now… It’s back! For now, at least. Some clayysssiiicccc game headlines from around the web. If you have a tip, send it to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com!

  • If you were into roms and what not, always deleting after 24 hours of evaluation like a good sweet baby boy, you were probably sad that EmuParadise closed last week. Owen S. Good of Polygon has a good, deep look at why it closed.
  • Matt Gander of Games Asylum has an interesting tale on two incredibly late-in-life system releases: Primal Rage for the Sega Saturn, and a Smurfs game for the 32X. You can read his piece here.
  • Den of Geek has a list from Matthew Byrd of 25 underrated video game soundtracks. There are some good ones in there, like Earthworm Jim and Earthbound.
  • From Gamesindustry.biz and several other sites, surprisingly, the Crash Bandicoot re-release and update is #1 for a seventh consecutive week in the U.K.
  • The Gamer has a list of 30 impossible Playstation cosplays, although honestly, half of them seem pretty doable to me. Past YPB “favorites” like Coco Bandicoot are included.

ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

  • Electronic Arts acquired Westwood Studios, makers of the Command and Conquer series, in 1998. At the time, the purchase was reported as for $122.5 million. The company was shuttered in 2003 when later games didn’t meet sales expectations.
  • In 1993, Dune II came out for the Sega Genesis. You can listen to our show on it here!
  • In 1998, the first game of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series came out.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.