Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

Episode 181 – Nightmare Creatures (1997 + 1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are doing gymnastics and slicing zombies up with swords! From 1997 and 1998, we’re playing Nightmare Creatures by Kalisto Entertainment for the Playstation and Nintendo 64.

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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 our customary SPOOPTOBER greeting.
  • 23:00 – Todd has reasons why Nightmare Creatures is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rating systems and rankings.
  • 39:30 – Emails!
  • 50:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 57:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re whipping the heellllll out of some baddies!

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

Episode 180 – The Daedalus Encounter (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are venturing through space with Tia Carrere as a robot probe! From 1995, we’re playing The Daedalus Encounter by Mechadeus and Lifelike Productions for the PC and 3DO. We are joined by Friend of the Show and big Crucial Taunt fan Dale!

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 the SPOOP TIMES.
  • 37:30 – Todd has reasons why The Daedalus Encounter is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual outstanding segments.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:30 – The only people we help this week our ourselves, as we do a fan favorite segment: Our Decision to Choose the Fate of Our Destiny.
  • 1:08:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game none of us has heard about before! Huzzah!

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

Episode 179 – Splatterhouse (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement! We are donning the Mayan terror mask and attempting to save our girlfriend in six hellish stages. From 1989, we’re playing Splatterhouse by Namco for the Arcade and Turbo16! (Or as they say in the U.K., the PC Engine.)

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 some costume talk before the customary SPOOPTOBER intro.
  • 37:15 – Todd has reasons why Splatterhouse is… The Most Best Game of All-Time! Followed by our usual rating systems.
  • 44:00 – Happy days! We’ve got a voicemail!
  • 50:30 – Emails!
  • 55:30 – We help some people in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:02:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, the SPOOPS continue with a friend of the show, and from the star of both Wayne’s World AND Zombie Nightmare!

SHOW NOTES

  • According to Price Charting, Splatterhouse is actually pretty pricey! It goes for $54 on the Turbo, and the sequels for the Genesis go for $83 and $50, respectively.

Vidya Game News – September 28, 2018

Mega Man X4 - 01One day late, sorry! It is definitely not because Steve just forgot to press publish – definitely not.

  • Philippe Leblanc shares how Superman 64 nearly ruined his life. We covered it on Episode 47.
  • From Polygon and other sites, a new world record has been set for a Super Mario Bros. speedrun. Of course, we covered the game in our very special, very first episode.
  • Also from Polygon – Fans are attempting a Doom 2 mod that adds in a battle royal mode, like new shooters. We played it for Episode 129.
  • News Todd Brisket can use – DuckTales has already been renewed for a season three, even though season two hasn’t premiered yet. We reviewed it for Episode 3.
  • Shmuplations has translated a 1997 interview with a developer of Mega Man X4. Give it the ole read here!

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

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released in 1997. We covered it for Episode 127, the first one of SPOOPTOBER 2017.
  • Fallout 2 is now 10 years old! While some people love the first two games in the series, they are definitely rugged to play as compared to the third installment and onward.

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 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

Episode 178 – Nintendo Power (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are thumbing through the archives of our childhood! From 1988, we’re reading Nintendo Power by Nintendo of America.

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 some song-singing from a SBB.
  • 32:00 – Todd has reasons why Nintendo Power is… The Most Best Magazine of All-Time!
  • 41:00 – Todd has a new bit! Dude, What Are You Even Talking About, Dude?
  • 46:00 – Hey, we have a voicemail! Always good to hear from our fans.
  • 53:00 – Emails!
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. It is THAT time of the year!

Vidya Game News – September 20, 2018

PSclassic - 01It is the weekly news roundup you can’t do without! Vidya Game News!

  • Covered by pretty much every vidya game site this week, so why not us too? – The PlayStation Classic is coming out this December. It is billed as having 20 games, with the highlight being Final Fantasy VII, which we covered in Episode 124. The suggested retail price is $99.99.
  • In other Classic System news, Sega is delaying its device to 2019, per Polygon and other sites. It is to allow for simultaneous release in all markets, but also likely because the emulation track record from the hardware company isn’t great. (But hey, a 50-game Sega collection is coming to Switch!)
  • U.S. Gamer’s Jeremy Parish has an awesome long read about the development of Star Fox, indirectly, which had its roots in a 3D engine game… for the Game Boy. You can read it here. We covered the original and Star Fox 64 in Episode 7.
  • Seth Rogen shared a lil tip that most people still don’t know – In Duck Hunt, you can control the duck by plugging in a second controller. We covered the game, and World Class Track Meet, for Episode 45.
  • Nintendo Switch’s online classic games are now available… and they’ve already been hacked.
  • Brian Fargo, formerly of Interplay, wants to buy the company back if Bard’s Tale 4 is a big success.

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

  • Mega Man 9, a retro revamp of the series, released 10 years ago. It was the first new game in the base series since the eighth installment came out in 1996, a gap of about 12 years. We covered the second installment with Friend of the Show Hawk in Episode 30. Also coming out 10 years ago – The Lego Batman series.

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 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.

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 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.