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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 058 – Warcraft series (1994, 1995, 2002, 2004)

Episode 058 – Warcraft series (1994, 1995, 2002, 2004)

Episode 058 – Warcraft series (1994, 1995, 2002, 2004)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are amassing our armies to destroy vile orcs and corrupted humans! From 1994 to 2004, we’re playing the games of the Warcraft series by Blizzard for the PC. We’re joined by special guest Pascal’s Pager, a.k.a. Paul Christian Glenn!

And oh yeah, Todd Brisket is back too, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the awesome YouTube collection that Huell refers to on the show.
  • 1:02:30 – Emails! What IS Q-Bert anyway?
  • 1:17:00 – Snifferoo. Maybe we’ll actually play a certain game next week…

SHOW NOTES

– The first three Warcraft games are often available in a “battle chest” edition for modern systems that runs from $10 to $20 new. It can be dicey to buy used copies though, given that Blizzard can be sticklers for authentication codes.

– On the show, we talk briefly about Titan, an ambitious MMORPG that was cancelled by Blizzard despite years of work because it didn’t meet their high-quality standards. Kotaku has an impressive story on the issues of the game here, which sounds ambitious for now, nevermind a few years ago.

– A past episode was about StarCraft! If you missed us talking about that Blizzard game, go here!

– Q*bert is awesome! Here he is.

– You can watch the South Park episode “Make Love Not Warcraft” on the show’s website for free.

Episode 008 – Kid Icarus (1987)

Episode 008 - Kid Icarus

Episode 008 – Kid Icarus

This week in Your Parents Basement, we go soaring through Angel Land as Nintendo’s most-recognized cherub! The gang plays Kid Icarus, and has fun, despite dying way too many times even with the help of save states and strategy guides.

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On this week’s show, we were joined by Paul Christian Glenn, who someday hopes that his progeny can fulfill his dream of defeating Kid Icarus. Paul is the co-host of AfterPod, which is a daily podcast show about The Adam Carolla Show, The Mystery Show, and when it comes out, Serial’s second season. If you like the clever shut-ins of Your Parents Basement, you should give AfterPod a listen-and-subscribe as well.

Show notes for Kid Icarus:

– The list of characters and enemies that we mention on the show. The green-haired lass is Palutena (Pail of Tuna). For a helpful chart of the enemies with their appearance, check out the invaluable Kid Icarus page on Strategy Wiki.

– Since we didn’t mention it on the show when we usually do… Because it was a cult classic, an NES copy of the game is somewhat rare now. On eBay, the game alone goes for between $10 and $20, with the manual alone costing around $20. A complete game, manual and box combination goes for $50 to $100, depending on what condition you want it in.

– Want to play Mother 3? You can find details of the fan translation here. It’s a solid, but maudlin, Game Boy Advance RPG. It’s not quite as good as the Super Nintendo Earthbound, but it’s still definitely worth playing if you liked that game.

– Other games briefly discussed on today’s show, in the Video Game News Rewind segment: Diablo 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Jet Set Radio, Ultima VI and Wing Commander.