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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.

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Episode 060 – Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1990)

Episode 060 – Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1990)

Episode 060 – Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are dancing and crotch-grabbing our way past enemies! From 1990, we’re playing Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker by Sega for the Genesis, with special guest Backsack!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the Genesis version of “Beat It.”
  • 43:30 – Emails! Ole Scooty writes in, but Cosmo beats him with two letters of her own, as well as one from Pascal’s Pager.
  • 1:08:30 – Snifferoo. Once again, we are LITERALLY playing God in a game.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Moonwalker is actually a somewhat rare game. Loose copies cost $40, with the box and manual upping the price to $68.99.

– The Huffington Post has a story on how Jackson probably composed some music for Sonic 3.

 

Vidya Game News – January 29, 2016

Final Fantasy Tactics - Box ArtHey, it’s some news!

– Marc Deschamps had a fun review, with pictures, of his time spent at a museum with a NES exhibit.

– It was all around the Internet this week, but the original story seems to be from a Huffington Post site: Michael Jackson did portions of the soundtrack for Sonic 3. Read more here by Todd Van Luling.

– PAX South is in San Antonio from today to Sunday. You know, in case you’re in the area. For more info, visit the event’s website.

– From mbgreen78 at DeviantART, it’s video game dioramas! Check them out here.

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

– The most significant game released was Phantasy Star Online in 2001 for the Dreamcast. It was pretty much the first online console game that had a significant impact, and it makes plenty of “best of all-time” lists as a result.

– Depending on what source you look at, Final Fantasy Tactics came out today or yesterday in 1998. It was a cult classic for plenty of years, thanks to its awesome storyline and neat, turn-based strategy gameplay. Nowadays, it has been re-released for several different (mostly Sony) platforms, and it’s still worth checking out. (And by the way, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is out this week for the Wii U Virtual Console, per Gamasutra.)

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.