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Vidya Game News – September 20, 2018

PSclassic - 01It is the weekly news roundup you can’t do without! Vidya Game News!

  • Covered by pretty much every vidya game site this week, so why not us too? – The PlayStation Classic is coming out this December. It is billed as having 20 games, with the highlight being Final Fantasy VII, which we covered in Episode 124. The suggested retail price is $99.99.
  • In other Classic System news, Sega is delaying its device to 2019, per Polygon and other sites. It is to allow for simultaneous release in all markets, but also likely because the emulation track record from the hardware company isn’t great. (But hey, a 50-game Sega collection is coming to Switch!)
  • U.S. Gamer’s Jeremy Parish has an awesome long read about the development of Star Fox, indirectly, which had its roots in a 3D engine game… for the Game Boy. You can read it here. We covered the original and Star Fox 64 in Episode 7.
  • Seth Rogen shared a lil tip that most people still don’t know – In Duck Hunt, you can control the duck by plugging in a second controller. We covered the game, and World Class Track Meet, for Episode 45.
  • Nintendo Switch’s online classic games are now available… and they’ve already been hacked.
  • Brian Fargo, formerly of Interplay, wants to buy the company back if Bard’s Tale 4 is a big success.

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

  • Mega Man 9, a retro revamp of the series, released 10 years ago. It was the first new game in the base series since the eighth installment came out in 1996, a gap of about 12 years. We covered the second installment with Friend of the Show Hawk in Episode 30. Also coming out 10 years ago – The Lego Batman series.

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

 

Vidya Game News – August 30, 2018

  • Classic Doublepack - 01Some of the biggest news we’ve heard in a while! From Polygon and a bunch of other sites, Streets of Rage is coming back with a fourth installment, featuring some pretty nifty visuals. Check it out here.
  • From Japanese Nintendo, a site I didn’t know existed but is wonderful, there will be a double pack of the Famicom and Super Famicom Classics available in Japan. It looks glooorrrrrious. Those systems always had way more style than their American counterparts. Read more here.
  • The Verge has a good interview with Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, in the week before the series’ 11th installment hits American shores. Early reviews have suggested that if you liked the previous games, you’ll like this one, but that it is unlikely to convert people who don’t love JRPGs already.
  • Because of course they would be into that, Capcom developers said they’d be open to remaking the remake of Resident Evil. Them sweet boys love their remakes! Read more from Game Informer’s Ben Reeves here.
  • Per Gematsu and the offifical Sega twitter, Switch ports of Sonic and Thunder Force IV have been delayed to September.
  • Hey, who DOESN’T want a snazzy watch with Pac-Man?
  • The creator of the indie game Owlboy did a mock-up trailer for a Chrono Trigger sequel and it looks wonderful. Look at it here, via TwinFinite, and then cry, because it’ll never happen.

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

  • Former show subjects Crash Bandicoot and DOOM (for the Super Nintendo) turn 22 and 23, respectively! Hopefully those two crazy kids go grab a beer together. You can find our DOOM episode here, and our Crash Bandicoot episode here. (And Crash finally got knocked off the top spot of the UK sales charts.)

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

 

Vidya Game News – August 23, 2018

APhantasy Star - Box Art - 01nother week, another news roundup! Two in a row is one short of a streak! Huzzah!

  • Thanks to Strictly Limited Games, Project Hardcore will see the light of day. The game was thought to be lost after being delayed for new systems in 1994, but it will now be released on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
  • A couple good, claysic RPGs will be released for the Switch in the next few months. According to Siliconera, a remaster for Grandia I and Grandia II will be coming out. Also, from Gematsu, Phantasy Star will come out in September. Kotaku has a longer piece on the upgrade work Sega is doing on this, and other games.
  • Also coming to the Switch will be Vs. Excitebike, per Nintendo Life and Famitsu. Check out our past show on the game here!
  • An old Texaco station in Kentucky has transformed into a classic vidya games bar. Nice! Read more about it here.

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

  • In 1993, Nintendo and Silicon Graphics announced a collaboration on 64-bit hardware, Project Reality, that would later become… The Nintendo 64. Read the original press release here.
  • Moonwalker turns 28! Way, way older than the tykes featured in the game. Check out our previous episode, an awesome, loose conversation with Friend of the Show Backsack, here.
  • In 2003, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and SoulCalibur II were released. Both were popular in their respective genres, and holy hell, they’re both 15 years old at this point???

Video game history information comes from GameFAQs and Moby Games. When possible, we attempt to link to original sources for all reporting, and we don’t typically link to stupid multi-page galleries. And as always, if you’d like to support the show, do so via our Amazon link.

Episode 168 – Gunstar Heroes (1993)

Episode 168 – Gunstar Heroes (1993)

Episode 168 – Gunstar Heroes (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are combining different types of weapons to whittle down boss energy levels! From 1993, we’re playing Gunstar Heroes by Treasure for the Genesis.

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And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features the Japanese commercial for the game.
  • 33:00 – Todd has reasons why… this is the Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 36:15 – Emails!
  • 51:00 – This week in Ask the Sweet Boys, we help TWO people out!
  • 1:01:00 – Snifferoo. We fulfill a listener request with our game next week.

Episode 155 – Herzog Zwei (1990)

Episode 155 – Herzog Zwei (1990)

Episode 155 – Herzog Zwei (1990)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as a transforming robot and deploying our troops in the very first real-time strategy game! From 1990, we’re playing Herzog Zwei by Technosoft and published by Sega for the Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts. Are you yearning and craving a clayyyssiiiccc YPB episode? Well, they are now collected here for you! Find episodes #1 to #52 right there, in Volume I!

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 different sort of Herzog. You can find an interview compilation from him here.
  • 30:30 – Todd has reasons why this game is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 37:30 – Emails!
  • 52:00 – Todd helps out some people, and really, we all do, with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 56:30 – Snifferoo! Next week’s game isn’t actually a racing game, but it does have a clown, most definitely.

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

Episode 150 – Tomb Raider (1996)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are dual-wielding as we raid tombs and extinct lots of animals! From 1996, we’re playing Tomb Raider by Core Design, and published by Eidos, for the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation. We’re joined by Friend of the Show and raidin’ fan Amanda!

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which features one of the many wonky Lara Croft / Tomb Raider commercials. I would link to them, but they’re all kind of skeevy. Watch at your own risk.
  • 39:30 – Todd has reasons why Tomb Raider is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 46:00 – Emails! Followed by New News, but, we don’t help anyone this week. (Meaning, no Ask the Sweet Boys.)
  • 1:00:00 – Snifferoo. What are we covering next week? WHO KNOWS?

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, most Tomb Raider games are in the $7 to $15 range, whether we’re talking new or old. You can get them on pretty much every god damn system at this point, too.

– Some news that came after we finished recording: If you own some of the PC versions, you might be eligible for a free remaster.

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

Episode 147 – Golden Axe (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are using our swords and axes to ‘boop’ elves and enemies! From 1989, we’re playing Golden Axe by Sega for the Arcade and Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts.

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 is the audio from a commercial for the game. There is a longer, more confusing UK commercial here, though.
  • 27:00 – Todd has some reasons why Golden Axe is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 34:00 – Emails! Huzzah!
  • 42:00 – A quick New News segment this week. This just in: The new Secret of Mana sucks!
  • 47:00 – As always, we help some people before signing off with… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 52:00 – Snifferoo. Oddly, we’re playing as scientists next week! Scientists with swords. Confusingly.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, Golden Axe is pretty affordable. The base game and sequel are about $12 to $15, and they can also be found on most Sega re-release carts and online stores. The awful Beast Rider game goes for $5 to $7.

Episode 138 – Ecco the Dolphin (1992)

Episode 138 – Ecco the Dolphin (1992)

Episode 138 – Ecco the Dolphin (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are swimming through the oceans, attempting to rescue friends from aliens! From 1992, we’re playing Ecco the Dolphin by Novotrade International and published by Sega for the Genesis.

You can manually download this week’s 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.

And now, there is a Discord channel for all the sweet baby boy and girl fans of YPB! Check it out here, and rub elbows with your favorite co-hosts.

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 the odd, discordant music of the opening level.
  • 39:00 – Todd does some great research, and finds a script for some… Vidya Game Theater.
  • 46:30 – Emails!
  • 58:00 – We really help someone, in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
  • 1:03:45 – Snifferoo. It’s our magical, yearly tradition!

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

Episode 120 – Night Trap (1992)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving sleepover babes from vampires , kind of! From 1992, but really 1986, we’re playing Night Trap by Digital Pictures for the Sega CD at first, but then, the 3DO and PCs.

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TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 – Intro, which is not a hit 1980s song from Tiffany or Cyndi Lauper, but instead, the theme for Night Trap.
  • 30:00 – Todd Brisket has reasons why Night Trap is… The Most Best Game of All-Time.
  • 35:30 – Emails! Letters, we get letters, we get stacks and stacks of letters.
  • 52:00 – As always, we help some other not-so-sweet baby boys, with Ask The Sweet Boys.
  • 59:00 – Snifferoo! In honor of Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, we play a Zelda-inspired game next week.

SHOW NOTES

– According to Price Charting, pretty much any Sega CD game costs a lot, as we mentioned on the show. Night Trap is probably the most popular Sega CD game, beaten out by maybe only Sonic CD, and it still costs $24.99 for just the disc, and $66 for the box and manual included. Pretty much any decent Sega CD game is in the $30 to $300 range.

– We mention a Night Trap documentary several times on the show, and it’s this wonderful one here on YouTube.

– The Night Trap re-release will be available on the online stores for the PS4 and Steam. Unfortunately, the physical copies on Limited Run Games have already sold out, but you should bookmark them anyway because they have some neat stuff from time to time.

Vidya Game News – February 9, 2017

castlevania-3-box-art-01– 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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