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.

One response

  1. Wooot! Glad to see you bring this feature back Steve! Always love me some good videogame editorials to peruse. Pocket is a great feature for FireFox to allow me queue some of these up for later. I did read the last 32X/Master System European releases column though and I had no idea about those being the final games over there. I am always fascinating hearing about a system’s final game that is not FIFA/Madden/Pro Evo. I do not think I own any off the top of my head. One day I will get that NES copy of Wario’s Woods!

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