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Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

Episode 101 – Bebe’s Kids (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are griping about 20 punches being needed to defeat secret service agents and guys in rat costumes! From 1994, we’re playing Bebe’s Kids by Radical Entertainment for the Super Nintendo.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the surprisingly OK title theme from the game. (Don’t worry though, pretty much everything else is trash.)
  • 19:00 – In a new segment, Huell discusses why according to one reviewer, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Worst Game of All-Time.
  • 23:45 – Todd prefers to look on the lighter side of things, as he talks about why, according to some, Bebe’s Kids is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:16 – Emails! We hear from a great gift-giver again, and also get a communication (and thank god, a question!) from the beyond.
  • 45:45 – As usual, we help a lot of people, or at least one person, with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 51:00 – Snifferoo! With Easter just around the corner, we’re going to be playing the perfect game for it!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Bebe’s Kids costs $17.99 for the loose cart and $79.99 for the box, cart and manual.

– If you can handle an annoying slideshow, Madame Noire has 15 things you might not know about Bebe’s Kids.

Vidya Game News – November 24, 2016

sonic-2-genesis-01A short one today, because it’s Thanksgiving, after all!

– The Ringer had a cool retrospective on Tecmo Super Bowl, because it’s the 25-year anniversary for the game. Check out our show on the game here!

– Also on The Ringer, their podcast network now has a vidya game show! It’s called Achievement Oriented, and they had Jennifer Hale on to talk about the vidya game voiceover artist strike.

– From Polygon via Variety, the Mortal Kombat movie reboot might be directed by Simon McQuoid. Read more here.

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

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in 1992. It added Tails as a secondary character, as well as the “dash” ability thing when you’re in a ball, which was actually hella helpful.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

 

Vidya Game News – March 31, 2016

Socks The Cat Rocks the Hill - SNES - 01Yearly reminder: Friday is April 1, so any of these stories have a chance of being false in the future, unfortunately.

– From a site called MEL, Sam Stecklow has a great read on Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill, a cancelled video game for the SNES and Genesis based on the Clintons’ cat… OR IS IT CANCELLED?!?! There might be a Kickstarter campaign to get it properly released.

– Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica has a long write-up of some of the cooler panel talks at the Game Developers Conference. Among the revelations: Ms. Pac-Man began as a speed-up kit, and Diablo was originally going to be a turn-based game.

– Atlas Obscura has a good, long read from Eric Gundhauser on the non-rise and quick fall of the Phillips CD-i.

– Speaking of failed systems… Deuce of WRRV 92.7 and 96.9 links to a 30-minute Atari Jaguar informercial, which is crazy go nuts.

– And speaking of Atari, Joey Morona of Cleveland.com has a slideshow of their ads.

– Seth G. Macy at IGN has a neat piece on some trivia about classic NES games. Covered are The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Mario, Mega Man, Metroid and the Konami Code.

– In current events news, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has done about $193 million at the domestic box office, and $501 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. This means we’ll probably get more of them, despite the 29 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Yaaaay… Esquire’s Tyler Coates has a piece that is titled perfectly: “How did Batman go from being fun and gay to sad and boring?

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– Depending on the platform, Lego Star Wars came out this week in 2005. It was the first of many Lego games by TT Games, and almost all of them have been well-reviewed. They’re perfect for your sweet baby boys and girls at home to get into!

– Although the SNES rightly gets a lot of credit for popularizing the RPG genre, the PSX probably remains the platform that just had the most “what the hell?” RPGs, and a surprising amount made it to the U.S. Such as… Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, from Nippon Ichi, the makers of the Disgaea series. It’s the same sort of tactical, turn-based RPG game as later Nippon Ichi titles, but it came out in 1998, four years before La Pucelle: Tactics and five years before Disgaea.

StarCraft came out for the PC in 1998. For way more on that game, check out our episode from November!

– In 1997, Doom 64 came out for, you guessed it, the Nintendo 64. While it didn’t get much attention, it is Steve’s favorite version of Doom because it adds some weapons and looks a bit nicer than some of the older PC versions.

– And oh yeah, Resident Evil came out in 1996. I guess it’s kind of a big deal, too.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 043 – Street Fighter: The Movie (1994)

Episode 043 – Street Fighter: The Movie (1994)

Episode 043 – Street Fighter: The Movie (1994)

This week in Your Parents Basement, in honor of the Oscars we’re watching one of the hammiest video game acting related performances of all-time! From 1994, it’s Street Fighter: The Movie, one of the last roles for Raul Julia. (And unfortunately, not one of the last films Van Damme did.) We also play a tiny bit of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game, a truly awful attempt by a Capcom subsidiary to mimic the Mortal Kombat usage of motion capturing.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features two hammy parts from Raul Julia as M. Bison.
  • 53:50 – Emails! What are our thoughts on collectible items in games? Have we played Hollywood Mogul? Have we seen The Wizard???
  • 1:11:30 – Snifferoo. It’s our longest one yet! As next week, we’ll be covering Bonestorm, and Dash Dingo, and Larry The Looter, and Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the Saturn and Playstation versions of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game go for a surprising amount of money! We’re talking $10 to $17.50 for the disc only, around $30 for the box and manual, and up to $200 for “new” condition copies. This is likely because it ultimately didn’t sell well.

– Copies of the actual movie, whether on Blu-ray or DVD, go for around $4. It’s also available for streaming for about $3, per Can I Stream It?

– The movie, although it made about $100 million, was a famously troubled production because of Raul Julia’s health. For the 20th anniversary of the film, Polygon’s Chris Plante had a great longread on it.

– Kylie Minogue is an incredibly famous Australian pop music artist. Also, thanks to Michel Gondry, she has one of the most awesome music videos of all-time, “Come Into My World.” (Pretty much all of Gondry’s music videos are really interesting.)