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Episode 127 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Episode 127 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Episode 127 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are stabbing our way to Dracula for once! From 1997, we’re playing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night by Konami for the Playstation and Saturn.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the “awesome” voice acting from the game’s opening sequence! It’s also viewable on YouTube here.
  • 42:00 – Todd Brisket has a reason why this is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 44:00 – Emails! What’s your favorite NBC courtroom drama, and why isn’t it Night Court?
  • 53:00 – We help out another person, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 58:00 – Snifferoo! Spooktober continues next week, with a truly frightening game!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Symphony of the Night retains its value very well. It’s around $29 to $54 for the game on Playstation, depending on what condition you want the game in. The Saturn version was only released in Japan, and as a result, it tends to be a much pricier import.

– The Kickstarter mentioned on the show, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, can be found here.

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!

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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 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

Episode 117 – Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) and Thrill Kill (1998)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the RZA, the GZA, ODB, Inspectah Deck… From 1999, we’re playing Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style by Paradox Development for the Sony Playstation. We’re also playing the canceled game its based on, Thrill Kill, from 1998.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from this week’s game. WU WORLD ORDER!
  • 27:30 – It’s… The Most Worst Game of All-Time! Which is then followed by, The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:00 – Emails! We hear from the staarrrrr of a famous movie superhero series’ brother.
  • 51:30 – Ask the Sweet Boys. We REALLY help out some people! Red Lobster vs. Hooters.
  • 58:30 – Snifferoo. Man, the 1990s were full of techno…

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style is surprisingly valuable! It’s about $20 for the disc and manual. Thrill Kill isn’t available for purchase, but plenty of places have it for download on the Internets.

– Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan are cool with each other. Read that and other Bill Murray fun facts here.

Vidya Game News – February 17, 2017

primal-rage-arcade-poster-01– Those wonderful people on Reddit have managed to get Primal Rage 2 working on MAME. Read more here!

Polygon and other sites are reporting that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy will hit stores on June 30. You can listen to our Crash Bandicoot show here!

– On Twitter, via US Gamer, some lucky journalists back in the day got promotional t-shirts for Project Reality, the early name for the N64. And, they’re gloooorrrrrious.

Unholy Night, a new SNES fighting game by the makers of Samurai Showdown and King of Fighters, is looking for Kickstarter backers for a physical release. You can find more info here.

– Achievement Oriented, the video game podcast on Bill Simmons’ Ringer network, had an interesting episode on the future of sports video games – and how bad NBA Live has been lately – and how damn successful Grand Theft Auto 5 has been. You can listen to it here!

– Den of Geek has a good story on the weird approval process for the bad… well, worse versions of Moonwalker. You can listen to our show on the “good” Genesis one here!

– EXCELLENT! Keanu Reeves confirmed that work is continuing on Bill and Ted 3. Hopefully it doesn’t spawn another horrible vidya game though, as we discussed on a previous show.

As always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Vidya Game News – January 19, 2017

die-hard-movie-poster-01– Inexplicably, the director of Die Hard is back with his first project since 1990, and it’s… a trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands? Well, there is a long and tangled story behind that, but you can check out the (awesome) trailer here. Also, listen to our Die Hard Arcade show here!

– BOOOOM Shaka Laka! Some fans have updated the old NBA Jam: Tournament Edition ROM for the Super Nintendo. Now included are 2017 rosters, all the league’s new teams since 1993, and new secret characters. (Long live Harambe!) Download it here, before they get a cease and desist here. (And, listen to our NBA Jam episode here!)

– Speaking of NBA Jam-like properties… Honest Trailers and Screen Junkies has a takedown of Space Jam, which leads to an AV Club article. And hey, the game is bad too!

– Mark Wilson of Stuff has a good summary of the 3DO, along with a couple short reviews of decent games for the system.

– Kyle Orland has a piece on Ars Technica about how the illusion was created that Super Mario 64 and Portal were “run” on a Super Nintendo system.

– Via Game Informer, and popular on Facebook, there was once a Darth Maul game planned. And, it looked kind of bad ass! Like, a much darker take on the usual Star Wars stuff. And speaking of s’wars, check out our episodes on the SNES game and Rogue Squadron.

– On pretty much every news site, more information about the Nintendo Switch has come out. The good: Price tag under $300, a Zelda game out on release day! The bad: shortages are already being reported, all of the extra devices are overpriced, and Nintendo still has issues with online.

– Via the AV Club, Nintendo had some big band (as in jazz) performances at their Switch presentations. Listen to them here.

– From the Huffington Post, a new kitchen device can turn your radishes into Super Mario Bros. mushroom-shapes. Unfortunately, the Ravanello Radish Shaper still keeps them as radishes. Disgusting. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!

As always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

Episode 090 – PaRappa the Rapper (1997)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are rapping! From 1997, we’re playing PaRappa the Rapper by NanaOn-Sha for the Playstation.

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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! This week’s episode has strong language, and also, songs about using the bathroom.
  • 29:30 – It’s the return of a sometimes popular segment! Comments Concerns and Questions! (And they’re all from Pippenz this week!)
  • 37:50 – Emails! Could we possibly have a love reconnection?
  • 52:45 – Ask the Sweet Boys. Helping people in 2017.
  • 57:45 – Snifferoo. Hey, the music for next week’s game isn’t that memorable! Yikes!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, PaRappa is surprisingly valuable! It’s around $45 for the disc only, since it doesn’t really come with a manual. Having the insert does up the value by a buck or two, though.

Vidya Game News – December 8, 2016

mario-paint-tmnt– Huge news for Todd Brisket, as the new DuckTales is on the schedule for a Summer 2017 release! Read more at Entertainment Weekly, and listen to our show on the vidya game here!

– Cinemassacre (the site of the Angry Video Game Nerd) had a viral video this week, as Mike Matei recreated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme in Mario Paint. Check out the cool video here!

– Russ Frushtick and Justin McElroy of Polygon have a cool video on the tangled history and development of Super Mario Bros. 2. We also covered SMB2 on a past show, by the way.

– On Polygon and other sites, Crash Bandicoot is coming back in remastered form, for the PS4! Check out our past show on ole Crash here.

– Unfortunately, Konami has sent a cease-and-desist to Dejawolfs, which was developing a remake of Castlevania in the Unreal engine. You can read the story on Siliconera here. And reminder! We covered Castlevania on a past show.

– From Variety, Sega has optioned a bunch of its titles for film and television adaptations, starting with Altered Beast and Streets of Rage. And speaking of Sega selling off its merchandising rights, it has also partnered with Build-A-Bear.

Nintendo Everything has a translation of a Japanese book about The Legend of Zelda series, which reveals that a sequel to Wind Waker was canned for Twilight Princess.

– Geeks of Doom has a positive review of Art of Atari, a cool book full of Atari art.

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

– On December 9, 1997, Quake II came out for the PC. It was the online standard for a couple years of deathmatching, until Unreal Tournament and eventually Half-Life came out.

Persona 4 came out for the PS2 on December 9, 2008. It’s a hella good RPG by Atlus, and the fifth installment is due out on April 4, if it’s not delayed again.

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 084 – Space Jam (1996)

Episode 084 – Space Jam (1996)

Episode 084 – Space Jam (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are the looniest tunes in the bunch! From 1996, we’re playing Space Jam by Sculptured Software, and published by Acclaim, for the Playstation, Saturn and PC.

You can manually download this week’s dunktastic 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 a funny little snifferoo from Space Jam the movie.
  • 32:30 – It’s the return of a favorite segment! While we didn’t like Space Jam, for others, it was… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:45 – This week, the boys actually get some Comments, Concerns and Questions.
  • 39:45 – Emails! We learn about Teebs, but unfortunately, you can’t save scrum through life.
  • 55:30 – We can’t help but help, in Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:00:45 – We’re playing another documentary game next week! This one is about space battles a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Space Jam is really cheap, in the $7 to $13 range, depending on whether you want a case and manual as well. This is almost certainly because it sucks. In contrast, Looney Tunes B-Ball is the better game, despite being for the SNES, and costs $26 to $70.

– The Ringer’s Shea Serrano has an oral history on Space Jam here. By the way, it’s satire and completely made up.

– From Rolling Stone, the Space Jam website was one of the first for a movie on the Interwebs, and it’s STILL around. Read their piece here, and check out the website here.

– The 30 for 30 on the Space Jam game is incredible.

Vidya Game News – December 1, 2016

quake-iii-arena-01– The new Pokemans games have sold 3.7 million copies in two weeks, making them the fastest sellers ever for Nintendo, according to press releases given to Polygon and other sites. You can listen to our Pokemans show here!

– In other Big N news: Although they announced a Japanese partnership with Universal for theme parks last year, the effort has spread to the U.S. now too, per Den of Geek and other sites.

– In other, other Big N news… The NES Classic Edition is still impossible to find, but ThinkGeek is doing a sweepstakes for some. They might also have some for sale this week. Huzzah!

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

– November 30 is a popular day for PC releases. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness came out in 1995, Diablo came out in 1996, and Baldur’s Gate and Starcraft: Brood War came out in 1998. You can listen to our shows on Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo here, here and here.

– November 30, 1999 was also popular for RPGs. Koudelka and Vandal Hearts II both came out on that day. They’re both considered cult classics, and Koudelka continued on via the Shadow Hearts series, which is for the PS2 and awesome.

Quake III Arena came out on Dec. 2, 1999. While it wasn’t horrible, it was a bit of a misstep by id Software, as Unreal Tournament was generally more popular.

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 – November 3, 2016

daytona-usa-saturn-01– Daaayyyyyyttttoonnnnaaaa! From Polygon and other sites, Sega has confirmed that a new entry in the Daytona USA series will be coming out. Read more here.

– Apparently, the creator of Balloon Fight first brought up the NES Classic Edition idea about 10 years ago! You can read a translated interview with Yoshio Sakamoto here, via Nintendo Everything.

– The director of Deadpool (Tim Miller) is stepping away from that series, and his next project will be Sonic the Hedgehog, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

– Supermodel Gisele Bundchen dressed up as Luigi for Halloween, because her SBB was dressed as Mario. Popsugar has the story here, based on her ‘stagrams. (And hey, listen to our shows on Mario 1 and Mario 2 here and here!)

– And speaking of the Brady household… From Steve’s home state paper The Providence Journal, what game did Tom Brady like to play with his roommate? Well, Tecmo Bowl, of course! Read more here. And listen to our Tecmo Bowl show here.

– Via Gamespot, Crash Bandicoot now talks! … in the Netflix TV show Skylanders Academy. Check out our Crash Bandicoot episode here!

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

Fire Emblem came out for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. While it was the first (official) English localization for the series by Nintendo, it was the seventh main game of the series. Rumor goes that Nintendo finally decided to give it the ole translation try because of the popularity of Marth in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Ratchet & Clank came out Nov. 4, 2002 for the PS2. Insomniac’s effort was well-reviewed, and spawned a series.

Valkyria Chronicles, a solid turn-based, tactical RPG, came out on Nov. 4, 2008 for the PS3. Surprisingly, it was by Sega! A remastered version came out on May 17, 2016 for the PS4, to rave reviews.

– The first Dragon Age game from Bioware came out for the PS3, 360 and PC on this day in 2009.

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.