Vidya Game News – January 19, 2017
– Inexplicably, the director of Die Hard is back with his first project since 1990, and it’s… a trailer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands? Well, there is a long and tangled story behind that, but you can check out the (awesome) trailer here. Also, listen to our Die Hard Arcade show here!
– BOOOOM Shaka Laka! Some fans have updated the old NBA Jam: Tournament Edition ROM for the Super Nintendo. Now included are 2017 rosters, all the league’s new teams since 1993, and new secret characters. (Long live Harambe!) Download it here, before they get a cease and desist here. (And, listen to our NBA Jam episode here!)
– Speaking of NBA Jam-like properties… Honest Trailers and Screen Junkies has a takedown of Space Jam, which leads to an AV Club article. And hey, the game is bad too!
– Mark Wilson of Stuff has a good summary of the 3DO, along with a couple short reviews of decent games for the system.
– Kyle Orland has a piece on Ars Technica about how the illusion was created that Super Mario 64 and Portal were “run” on a Super Nintendo system.
– Via Game Informer, and popular on Facebook, there was once a Darth Maul game planned. And, it looked kind of bad ass! Like, a much darker take on the usual Star Wars stuff. And speaking of s’wars, check out our episodes on the SNES game and Rogue Squadron.
– On pretty much every news site, more information about the Nintendo Switch has come out. The good: Price tag under $300, a Zelda game out on release day! The bad: shortages are already being reported, all of the extra devices are overpriced, and Nintendo still has issues with online.
– Via the AV Club, Nintendo had some big band (as in jazz) performances at their Switch presentations. Listen to them here.
– From the Huffington Post, a new kitchen device can turn your radishes into Super Mario Bros. mushroom-shapes. Unfortunately, the Ravanello Radish Shaper still keeps them as radishes. Disgusting. Listen to our Super Mario Bros. episode here!
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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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- 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.
– 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.