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Vidya Game News – February 25, 2016

ET - Game Poster– The BBC has an awesome story and interview with Howard Scott Warshaw, and the headline says it all: “The man who made ‘the worst video game in history.’” And by that, of course they mean E.T. for the Atari 2600. You can read the story here. It gets into some of the troubled development, and also that Atari paid $21 million (!!!) for the rights to the game. (And the awesome image on today’s post comes from that story. They definitely don’t make game ads like they used to.)

– Reddit user dolopodog has posted a list of the banned words for the 3DS.

– This week, the IGN show Nintendo Voice Chat covers the 10 awesome games that never left Japan.

– The co-creator of the Atari Lynx and a programmer for the Amiga, Dave Needle, has passed away, according to a Facebook post.

– From a translation of a YouTube video, Geno of Super Mario RPG was considered as a DLC for Smash Brothers.

– Nathan Birch of Uproxx has a good beginner’s guide on retro gaming and collecting. Of note is that it’s focused on the systems that are the best to collect and play, not necessarily the ones that hold their value the best.

– TechTimes has a link and write-up to one of the old commercials for The Legend of Zelda. It features rapping. It’s ridiculous…ly awesome.

– From JackTech on YouTube, it’s an autopsy of a Game Boy! Also on YouTube, a SNES Counter Console, via Nintendo Enthusiast and Rerez. It was used to test broken systems.

– The Mega Man Legacy Collection came out this week for the 3DS, so there are some reviews of it floating around the Internet, like on Kotaku. There are frame rate issues, just like the original games! Huzzah!


– Pretty much nothing of significance came out today. Sorry! Tekken 5 came out on Feb. 24, 2005 for the Playstation 2, so that’s about the best I can do.


Steve is selling a bunch of video game stuff on eBay; mostly older, cheaper stuff for PS2, XBox, and the 360. Check it out here!


Episode 029 – Jurassic Park (1993)

Episode 029 – Jurassic Park (1993)

Episode 029 – Jurassic Park (1993)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re dealing with clever girls, and stun gunning dinosaurs! From 1993, we’re playing Jurassic Park for the Sega Genesis. Rawr!

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  • 0:00 – Intro, which is the combination of the dinosaur “roar” from the system power-up, and the game’s title theme.
  • 41:15 – Another installment of Todd’s dynamite Most Best Game of All-Time! This week, featuring Baradur.
  • 50:30 – Emails. The boys talk extensively about the exciting Fallout 4, and their favorite episodes from the first six months of the show.
  • 1:04:00 – Snifferoo. We have a special guest for next week’s show, which will be about one of the best platforming games with some of the best music for the NES!


– According to Price Charting, Jurassic Park is pretty affordable for the Genesis. It’s about $3.29 for the loose cart, and the game with a box and manual is about $40, which isn’t bad as far as older games go. Some of the later games in the franchise for the PS2 generation, oddly enough, are pricey, but most range from $3 to $15 for the loose carts.

– As mentioned on the show, there are way, way, wayyyy too many versions of Jurassic Park and its sequels floating around. For a full rundown, Wikipedia has you covered. There are likely more coming, as the sequel to Jurassic World is scheduled for 2018, as of November 2015. (Sorry if you’re reading this in the future, and surprised / disappointed.)

– We recorded this show on Nov. 11, the day after Fallout 4 came out. Per Wikipedia, it sold 1.2 million copies on Steam its first day out, and shipped 12 million units in its first 24 hours, for sales of $750 million. And according to PornHub, its views fell 10 percent the day of the release. Here is a link to a SFW site, Gamesbeat, about that.