Category Archives: PC

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.

Episode 162 – Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (1997)

Episode 162 – Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (1997)

Episode 162 – Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are definitely eliminating or saving Gobbos, whatever they might be! From 1997, we’re playing Croc: Legend of the Gobbos by Argonaut Software for the Playstation, PC and Sega Saturn.

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 excellent, 1990s-era commercial for the game.
  • 20:00 – Todd has reasons why Croc is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 31:30 – Emails!
  • 37:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game that surprisingly had a cartoon series for a hot minute.

SHOW NOTES

  • According to Price Charting, Croc is very affordable. The PSX version goes for $5 to $10. The Saturn version is double the price, but all over Croc games and sequels cost less than $10.

 

Episode 160 – Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)

Episode 160 – Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)

Episode 160 – Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are blasting our way through Imperial stormtroopers and bases! Pew pew! From 1995, we’re playing Star Wars: Dark Forces by LucasArts for the PC.

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 stellar ending music from Return of the Jedi. I bet we’re the first podcast to ever use such a triumphant tune!
  • 24:30 – Todd has reasons why Dark Forces is… The Most Best Game of All-Time!
  • 29:30 – Emails!
  • 36:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re revving up our motorbiking engines! (And, that awesome YouTube video played as a snifferoo is here.)

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the Playstation version of Dark Forces is $5 to $10. However, this version is usually regarded as pretty bad. Instead, go for the GOG version here for your PC.

Episode 153 – The 7th Guest (1993)

Episode 153 – The 7th Guest (1993)

Episode 153 – The 7th Guest (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing the killer app that moved CD-ROM units for ole Bill Gates in 1993! From 1993, we’re playing The 7th Guest by Trilobye for the WINDOWS PC.

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 comments from the game’s creators. It’s from a “making of” VHS that was dumped on to YouTube here, and it’s proper daffy.
  • 33:00 – This week, it’s a very special DuckTales Score Segment! You need to tune in and listennnn.
  • 37:00 – Todd has some reasons, some of them good, about why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:30 – Emails! This week, a very special fan writes in to ask us a question we’ve never answered before.
  • 1:01:30 – We help some people, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:11:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re playing a game that EGM loved! That we all remember!
  • 1:13:45 – Blooperoonie! Steve Greenwell, Segue Master.

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are dual-wielding as we raid tombs and extinct lots of animals! From 1996, we’re playing Tomb Raider by Core Design, and published by Eidos, for the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation. We’re joined by Friend of the Show and raidin’ fan Amanda!

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.

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 many wonky Lara Croft / Tomb Raider commercials. I would link to them, but they’re all kind of skeevy. Watch at your own risk.
  • 39:30 – Todd has reasons why Tomb Raider is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 46:00 – Emails! Followed by New News, but, we don’t help anyone this week. (Meaning, no Ask the Sweet Boys.)
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. What are we covering next week? WHO KNOWS?

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most Tomb Raider games are in the $7 to $15 range, whether we’re talking new or old. You can get them on pretty much every god damn system at this point, too.

– Some news that came after we finished recording: If you own some of the PC versions, you might be eligible for a free remaster.

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Episode 137 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as DASH RENDAR in a story from a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away! From 1996, we’re playing Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64, and we’re joined by Friend of the Show, Beeney! Also, Huell hosts, because Steve was calling in from the moons of Endor.

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.

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 excellent title theme from… something.
  • 46:00 – Emails! We hear from Honest Huell.
  • 1:02:30 – As always, we help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:07:30 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re a dolphin!

Episode 135 – Lemonade Stand (1973) and Odell Lake (1986)

Episode 135 – Lemonade Stand (1973) and Odell Lake (1986)

Episode 135 – Lemonade Stand (1973) and Odell Lake (1986)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are makin’ lemonade and escaping predator fish! From 1973, we’re playing Lemonade Stand by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium for the PC. Also by MECC, we’re playing Odell Lake from 1986! We’re joined by special guest and friend of the show Cosmo, for a fun, free-flowing discussion!

You can manually download this week’s learn-ed 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.

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… Well, neither one of these games originally had good sound. So instead, we get into the origins of Cosmo’s name.
  • 43:00 – Emails! A “guest” from last week’s show writes in.
  • 1:00:00 – We help someone, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:05:00 – Snifferoo. We’re shooting things up next week!

Episode 129 – Doom (1993)

Episode 129 – Doom (1993)

Episode 129 – Doom (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are shotgunning our way through the depths of Hell! From 1993, we’re playing Doom by id Software for the PC. We’re joined by special guest Apple Shampoo!

You can manually download this week’s possessed 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.

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 totally rad commercial for the Atari Jaguar version! You can find it on YouTube, complete with preacher, here.
  • 42:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Doom is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 52:00 – Emails! We hear from a big fan of Huell, and others!
  • 1:02:00 – As always, we help some people with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:07:00 – Snifferoo! We’re possessed by otherworldy spirits next week!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most console versions of Doom are between $5 and $20. However, the PC version is better than all of them, and also always you to play all sorts of mods. If you must buy a console version though, go with Doom 64, which at least has totally new levels, weapons and monsters vs. the other editions. (It’s a favorite of Steve!)

Episode 124 – Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Episode 124 – Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Episode 124 – Final Fantasy VII (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swinging our big ole Buster Sword to save the planet from a psychopath and an evil corporation, and it’s not a documentary about 2017 America! From 1997, we’re playing Final Fantasy VII by Square for the Playstation. We’re joined by friend of the show Amanda, on for a third time!

You can manually download this week’s materia-filled 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.

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 ULTRA RAD announcer from the Final Fantasy VII commercials of 1997. You can watch it on YouTube here!
  • 28:30 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Final Fantasy VII is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 43:30 – Comments, Concerns and Questions! Friend of the Show Mike Deeney has one of each for us.
  • 50:15 – It’s a loaded email segment this week, as we hear from Fan of the Show Kyle of the Vaguely Entertaining Podcast, and we talk about some of our fave vidya game podcasts.
  • 1:08:00 – We can’t end the show without helping someone, in… Ask the Sweet Boys. (And girl, this week.)
  • 1:15:00 – Snifferoo! It’s a top-five animated opening soundtrack for next week’s game.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Final Fantasy VII is still relatively affordable for the ole PSX. It’s around $16 to $20, depending on whether you want the Greatest Hits or “black label” original version. It’s also been re-released on Steam and the PS4, and usually costs between $5 and $15, depending on sales and what not. That version adds some playability functions, like fast forwarding and God mode.

– The Final Fantasy VII remake is still progressing at Square. You can read more about it on Wikipedia. No release date has been set, but as mentioned on the show, it’s supposed to be a bit more action-oriented than the original game, kind of more in line with current Square offerings.

– Steve’s podcast pick was Achievement Oriented from The Ringer. You can find the webpage for the show here. He particularly recommends the episode “Making Mo-cap Magic,” which features a funny chat with two actresses.

– Fan of the Show Kyle hosts Vaguely Entertaining, which you can find here!

– Todd mentioned two podcast networks / shows to follow: Laser Time and Frogpants. Give them both a listen, won’t you?

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving sleepover babes from vampires , kind of! From 1992, but really 1986, we’re playing Night Trap by Digital Pictures for the Sega CD at first, but then, the 3DO and PCs.

You can manually download this week’s spooky 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.

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 is not a hit 1980s song from Tiffany or Cyndi Lauper, but instead, the theme for Night Trap.
  • 30:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Night Trap is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 35:30 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get stacks and stacks of letters.
  • 52:00 – As always, we help some other not-so-sweet baby boys, with Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo! In honor of Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, we play a Zelda-inspired game next week.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much any Sega CD game costs a lot, as we mentioned on the show. Night Trap is probably the most popular Sega CD game, beaten out by maybe only Sonic CD, and it still costs $24.99 for just the disc, and $66 for the box and manual included. Pretty much any decent Sega CD game is in the $30 to $300 range.

– We mention a Night Trap documentary several times on the show, and it’s this wonderful one here on YouTube.

– The Night Trap re-release will be available on the online stores for the PS4 and Steam. Unfortunately, the physical copies on Limited Run Games have already sold out, but you should bookmark them anyway because they have some neat stuff from time to time.