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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 088 – 2016 Awards!

Episode 088 – 2016 Awards!

Episode 088 – 2016 Awards!

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are re-playing the best and worst from the previous year! It’s our second annual awards show! Special guests: Pascal’s Pager, Amanda and Mattyboy!

 

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro! So many special guests! So many awards and listings!
  • 1:07:00 – The Ask of the Year! One of the most prestigious awards ever!
  • 1:10:30 – Emails! Lots of questions, from new and old contributors, in this AWARDS SHOW ceremony!
  • 1:25:30 – It’s the award EVERYONE was waiting for… Sweetest Baby Boy of the Year!
  • 1:30:00 – Snifferoo, kind of! And a stinger.

 

Episode 080 – Wave Race 64 (1996)

Episode 080 – Wave Race 64 (1996)

Episode 080 – Wave Race 64 (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are surfing the waves on our Kawasaki jet skis! From 1996, we’re playing Wave Race 64 by Nintendo for the N64.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the breezy, techno title theme from the game.
  • 24:00 – The return of a popular segment… Huell’s Track Tracks! Wherein Huell ranks the best musical tracks from racing game tracks.
  • 30:00 – A new segment from Steve, and listeners! We air your Comments Concerns and Questions.
  • 38:00 – Emails! Our most private listeners writes in again.
  • 46:15 – Once again, we really help some folks out with another segment of… Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 51:15 – Snifferoo. We’re finally covering one of the most requested games, over our earlier objections.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Wave Race 64 is still really affordable, going for just $6 for the loose cart and $10.50 if you want the box and manual included. It’s also available on the Wii virtual consoles, which probably helps keep the cost low.

– As mentioned on the show, Wave Race 64 is a sequel to the original for the Game Boy. The original is pretty cheap as well, about $4 for the cart, but $31 if you want the box and manual, per Price Charting.

– Also mentioned on the show, there doesn’t seem to be any imminent plans for new games in the series. Nintendo renewed the trademark in 2012, but that’s about it.

Episode 078 – Civilization (1991)

Episode 078 – Civilization (1991)

Episode 078 – Civilization (1991)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing for just ONE MORE TURN, we promise! From 1991, we’re playing Civilization by MicroProse (and later Firaxis and Spectrum HoloByte) for the PC and Super Nintendo. Our special guest is Amanda, Steve’s friend from his college newspaper!

You can manually download this week’s Wonder-building 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.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which has a moment of glory from Steve.
  • 30:45 – It’s time for another installment of Video Game Theater! This time, with music! AND EMOTION.
  • 38:00 – Emails! Who would we rather kiss?
  • 48:45 – Hoooo boy, it’s the return of… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 58:00 – Snifferoo. Things get SPOOKY next week, as in honor of Halloween, we’re playing one of the toughest game series of all-time!

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, the Super Nintendo version of Civilization is about $20 for the loose cart, and $47 for the box and manual. The actual PC game is free on a lot of sites, and Freeciv is (as the name implies) free and awesome.

Civilization 6 came out last week, and with that, there was a bunch of stuff out on the series. (And hey, that’s why we did the show this week too.) Brian Fung of The Washington Post scored an interview with Sid Meier. And he likes to play as the Romans.