Vidya Game News – June 11, 2015

Jurassic Park - 8 Bit Cinema

The weekly news post! Good times, good times. It’s a bit shorter this week, because we’re all still decompressing from traveling, and Steve either has a sinus infection or black lung or the plague. Looking around at classic video game news and tidbits…

– Eight Bit Cinema presents… Jurassic Park.

– Via Destructoid and some other sites, there is the “Fake Nintendo releases at E3” generator. My best results? Yarn Splatoon Party and The Legend of Zelda: Disgusted Appendix.

– Ars Technica’s Kyle Orland has a fascinating article on the long, twisted path it took for Chip’s Challenge 2 to see the light of day, more than 15 years after it was completed.

– Kotaku, via iRetroGamer.com, has video of a kid opening a SNES on launch day in August 1991.

– A cool story about a guy buying some of the garbage from the infamous Atari 2600 cartridge and E.T. dump in New Mexico.

– Exactly what it says on the tin: Watch Teens Fail Hard At Contra.

– The usually stoic Washington Post actually has a neat story on how to play the first six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. (Oh, you wanna know the games? No big surprises – Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom and World of Warcraft.)

– Bloomberg says that leaving your parents basement is good news for the economy, which seems like hogwash to us…

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– In 1983, Capcom was formally established.

The Legend of Dragoon, an RPG that was not Final Fantasy 7, came out for the Playstation in 2000. It is a somewhat mediocre game, with a MetaCritic score of 74, although it has its fans.

– The Game Boy Advance came out in 2001. Although it was only out for three years before the DS came out, it still sold 81.51 million units.

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