Vidya Game News – October 13, 2016
– Biggest news EVER possibly: The Socks the Cat game for the SNES is probably going to get a release, once it hits its Kickstarter goal! Yay! Read more here. Second Dimension and Tom Curtin, a gaming historian and collector, managed to secure the rights.
– On Kotaku, they have a news item on an NES replica that’s in the shape of a Zelda chest. And, oh, by the way, it has a wireless, floating Tri-force. Read more here!
– Stuff has a cool feature on the history of Nintendo handhelds, including the Game and Watch.
ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Mortal Kombat 3 was released for the Genesis and Super Nintendo today in 1995, after its release in arcades on April 15. Its story is completely insane, but hey, it has more buckets of blood, like the previous games in the series.
– Pokemon Gold and Silver came out on October 15, 2000. They sold a billion copies.
– WWF Raw was released for the PC on October 14, 2002. Because it was the last WWF game on the PC until 2015, it was a popular when it came to mods, even though Anchor’s effort received middling reviews when it came out.
– Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne was released October 12, 2004. It was the first game of that series released in the U.S. by Atlus, and it immediately became a cult classic, bought by about 20 people who all happened to be game critics.
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Episode 064 – Quest 64 (1998)
This week in Your Parents Basement, we are playing as the legendary, all-powerful and awe-inspiring magician… Brian. From 1998, we’re playing Quest 64 by Imagineer, and published by THQ, for the Nintendo 64.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is the title theme for Quest 64, although it sounds more like The Nightly News with Peter Jennings.
- 43:00 – During the emails, we get a new segment: Ask the Sweet Boys! And, the rest of the emails! Guess what, we’re playing Pokemon Go like the rest of the world!
- 58:45 – Snifferoo. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the opposite of next week’s game series was taking place.
– According to Price Charting, Quest 64 is pretty cheap now. Loose carts go for $8.72, and the manual and box ups the price to $29.49. The only thing cheaper on the system are a slew of sports games.
– Quest 64 is “new” enough that a review of it from 1998 still exists on Gamespot.
– TV Tropes writers had quite a bit of fun dissecting Quest 64.