– Netflix has confirmed that an animated Castlevania show will be hitting their service in 2017! You can read about it on GameSpot, and a bunch of other sites. Its creator has called it “R-rated as fuck,” and based on Castlevania 3. You can listen to our ‘vania 1 show here.
– Enshrined in Stuff’s Hall of Fame now: The Sega Mega Drive. Read more here!
– From Tristan Jurkovich at GameSpew, a good read on the “bizarre localization” of a fun adventure / platform action game, Power Blade.
– Sweet sassy molassy! Source codes for NBA Jam Extreme and Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter were found on some auctioned computers, according to this Kotaku article, which is based on the fine work of the folks at YouTube channel Silicon Classics.
– On Ars Technica, World of Warcraft gold can now be used on other Blizzard titles like Overwatch and Hearthstone. Also, by the way, we’ve covered a bunch of their games – the original Warcraft series, Starcraft and Diablo.
– A slew of Star Wars games are available in this week’s Humble Bundle, including Knights of the Old Republic and Shadows of the Empire. Check it out here! We haven’t covered those excellent games, but we have played and reviewed Rogue Squadron 3D (included in the bundle!) and Super Star Wars (not including, but you don’t wanna murder jawas anyway).
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This week in Your Parents Basement, we are zipping through the galaxy a long, long time ago, blasting down ships! From 1998, we’re playing Rogue Squadron by Factor 5 and LucasArts for the Nintendo 64 and PC.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which has the John Williams-esque opening theme from Rogue Squadron.
- 28:15 – We move right along and then past Comments, Concerns and Questions!
- 29:15 – Emails! Why don’t we like them Sega games? And it’s Jimmy Blizzards!
- 48:30 – It’s everyone’s favorite segment, even more than the actual show most times! It’s time to… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 53:30 – Snifferoo. Ho ho ho! We cover one of the best Christmas games ever! (NOTE: Strong language!)
– According to Price Charting, Rogue Squadron is pretty affordable. It’s about $7 for the loose cart, or $14 if you want the box and manual as well. It hasn’t been re-released in another format, so that N64 cart is your best bet if you can’t find the PC version nowadays.
– By the way, a little movie called Rogue One is coming out soon. That’s kind of why we played this one.
– Kyle Orland of Ars Technica has a good piece on why developers need to embrace emulation to preserve gaming history.
– Mike Fahey of Kotaku has a good read on how a planned Superman game instead sunk a game studio, Factor 5, the one behind Rogue Squadron.
– Steve Tilley of The Toronto Sun has a look at Batman games vs. Superman games, with the movie soon to come out. He comes to roughly the same conclusion that YPB did, in that Batman games are way better.
– Looking to signify to everyone who visits your home that you’re a massive geek? Check out this nifty Retro NES Shower Curtain!
– Atari has revealed the list of games in its upcoming Atari Vault collection. The 100 games can be seen here, on IGN.com.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– In 2003, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker came out for the Gamecube. It got universally great reviews, although some did gripe about the sailing aspects.
– The Playstation Portable came out in 2005. Amazingly, it was technically supported by Sony until being discontinued in 2014, and sold 82 million units worldwide. While it’s maligned because of its weird game format and somewhat flimsy nature, there are some good re-releases of the Persona and Final Fantasy series available for it.
– Speaking of the PSP… Crisis Core, an action-RPG prequel to Final Fantasy VII, came out for the system in 2008. It was actually a pretty solid game! Unfortunately, it did further complicate the timeline for the original game, which is now a mess.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re playing a game based on events a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… From 1992, we’re playing the impossibly tough Super Star Wars for the Super Nintendo from LucasArts! Our special guest this week is Beeney, who is a big Star Wars fan, and we have a special-special guest, her son, Beeney Junior!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is the Imperial march from a little film series called Star Wars.
- 32:15 – Our YPB padawan learner, Beeney Junior, comments on the game!
- 52:15 – It’s the fastest growing game show of the last five minutes, Adobo Abobo! With guest contestant Beeney!
- 1:06:00 – We say a heartfelt goodbye to Beeney, and a heartfelt ‘hello!’ to some important asks in the emails, which again, are in no way made-up.
- 1:19:30 – Snifferoo. We are playing an iffy game from a great holiday movie series! Ya filthy animals.
– According to Price Charting, Super Star Wars is somewhat affordable if you want a cart version, as prices range from $8 for just the cart to $45 for the manual and box, in new condition. The sequels, which are a bit better reviewed, range from $11 to $75. As mentioned on the show, downloadable versions are available for the Wii and PS3/PS4 online shops.
– Here is the list from Blastr of 50 Star Wars games, ranked. There are more than 50 games in the series, but the list is a little bit old, and they didn’t seem to delve into the handheld and mobile and fringe system games as much. Wikipedia has a full list here, separated by the film they’re based on.
– The SNES series has its own page on TV Tropes. As you can expect, the series itself has wayyyy too many pages on TV Tropes.
– In case you haven’t heard, the new Star Wars movie is out Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, depending on what country you are in. Unless you’re very lucky, tickets are probably sold out for an opening weekend showing in your area.