This week in Your Parents Basement, we are desperately trying to catch them all! From 1998, we’re playing Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue by Game Freak and Nintendo for the Game Boy. And, the sweet baby boys are joined by special guests Ryan Gibbs and Mel Turnquist!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is the theme song from the Pokemon TV show, which has a shocking amount of episodes.
- 39:15 – We address your Comments, Concerns and Questions.
- 51:00 – Emails! More from John Q. Tetris, and some other guys.
- 1:03:45 – The show is going long, but we NEED to help some people, so it’s… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 1:12:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we click click click click click click click click.
– According to Price Charting, pretty much all of the Pokemon games have retained their value to a certain degree. Blue and Red go for about $19 for the cart only, and $60 to $85 for the game, box and manual.
– There have been 122 releases of Pokemon, which is disgusting and impressive at the same time. Polygon has a timeline here.
– Ryan’s site is The Young Folks, which you can find here.
– Speaking of Orland, he had a cool link in his weekly newsletter to an older piece about how insider leaks happen. (If you’re not subscribing to Orland’s weekly newsletter yet, you should! That is, if you love vidya games.)
– On Engadget and other sites: A prototype for a SNES version of Rayman has been found.
– Pokemon Sun and Moon, which release Nov. 18 for the 3DS, are Nintendo’s biggest pre-ordered games of all-time, per a release by the company published on Polygon.
– Nathan Grayson of Kotaku summarizes some of the issues hitting up mod support for Sega games on Steam here.
– On Polygon and other sites this week… The official Sega employee song from the 1990s.
ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– The PlayStation 2 came out on October 26, 2000. It was pretty popular.
– In 2002, a little game called Grand Theft Auto: Vice City came out. It was pretty, pretty, pretty popular. Almost exactly two years later, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas came out, and it was also pretty, pretty, pretty popular.
– Another lil game, Fallout 3, came out on October 28, 2008. Again, it was pretty popular.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are building and bulldozing through municipalities! From 1989 and 1991, we’re playing SimCity by Maxis for the PC and SNES. Joining us is special guest Ryan Gibbs from The Young Folks!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which has the nifty menu music from the SNES version of the game! For a full music playlist, check out the YouTube playlist here.
- 55:30 – Emails! Cosmo writes in to apologize, and Brisket writes in about himself.
- 1:19:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re play TWO classic vidya games for the ole Atari 2600!
– According to Price Charting, most of the SimCity games available are affordable. The SNES version goes for $7.80 for the loose cart, $24.95 for box and manual, and $102 new. The PC versions are widely available on the Internet, typically for less than $10.
– Doug Bierend of Medium’s Reform had a long interview with developer Will Wright on the thought process going into SimCity.