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Retro Game Night: Fire’n Ice and Skyblazer

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This week the “$130 episode” features the NES sequel to Solomon’s Key Fire’n Ice and the recently featured Retronauts favorite Skyblazer for the SNES.

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August 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Quick Look: Bioshock

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This month’s game club is none other than the 2K Boston (Irrational Games) 2007 release Bioshock.  Unlike many of the games in our game club, it’s not the first time we’ve touched this game so instead of the usual banter we focus on gameplay elements, historical development context, and of course the slew of minutia that makes this nearly 7 year old game seem timeless.  Click on the icon above to view the video (embedding bypassed to improve home page load times). Due to a microphone balancing issue, my commentary is sometimes drowned out by the game’s audio

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August 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

Retro Game Night: Putty Squad and Gameboy Mortal Kombat

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This week we finally got our hands on Mortal Kombat for the Gameboy to complete the circle and supplement the original Mortal Kombat Versions Video.  Additionally the PS4 title Putty Squad is apparently pretty terrible, however the game was originally released on the SNES and we’ve got a copy to try out.  Clicking on the box art above will take you to the video where you can see our impressions.

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August 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Retro Game Night: Sega Master System Brawl, Streets of Rage 2 hack, and Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic!

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This week we’re covering a lot of ground in a little bit of time.  Not to be outdone by the upcoming Wii U Smash Bros, Sega fans made a Genesis/Mega Drive homebrew of classic Master System characters and levels duking it out entitled Sega Master System Brawl and we check it out.  Then we move on to a color enhancing hack on Streets of Rage 2 that is said to bring it closer to SNES quality (and we put the original’s gameplay in the corner for comparison).  Finally we play the Famicom Disk System (FDS) title Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic! which you all probably know better as it released in the US as Super Mario Bros 2 on the NES.  Like Streets of Rage, we put the original gameplay in the corner for comparison.  This was played on original hardware with either original games or a flash cart for homebrew/hacks, no emulation.  To keep load times quick, the video is not embedded and can instead be linked by clicking on the graphic.

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July 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Retro Game Night: Shadow of Rome

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This week’s Retro Game Night is all about the Romans.  For July’s game club we are playing Shadow of Rome for the Playstation 2 and we give it the usual first glance and initial impressions.  For load time optimization I have placed a graphic instead of an embedded video.  Click on it to watch.

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July 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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Video: Retro Game Night with Dino Crisis 2 and Dead Rising 3 DLC

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This week for Retro Game Night we are playing Dino Crisis 2 to wrap up the game club for June and trying out the fan service that is Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Edition Ex Plus Alpha (Dash).  Click on the pics below to be taken to the videos (we do not embed videos to improve site load times).

Video: Retro Game Night – Dino Crisis

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dc_coverOne of this week’s Retro Game Night titles kicks off the June game club with 1999’s Dino Crisis.  Click on the box art above to view the video.  From Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, this game was simply put as Resident Evil meets Jurassic Park, even at the admission of the game’s characters.  In this video we play the first hour with commentary and get you set up for an interesting take on the survival horror genre.  We are doing both the first and second game for June, so watch for the sequel coming in two weeks.

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June 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Retro Game Night: Yakuza (PS2)

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This week for the May game club we are taking a first look at the PS2 title Yakuza.  Although the Sega series garnered more attention in its PS3 ventures, the PS2 original is said to be great.  Click here or on the box art below to see the video.

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May 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition Unboxing Video

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In a move that is sure to make collectors scream out, I found a sealed copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition dirt cheap and instead of keeping it on a shelf I actually opened it!  Click on the game below to view the video.

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May 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Retro Game Night: MSX Antiques Collection

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This week’s Retro Game Night features games from the short but sweet library of the MSX Japanese microcomputer. We delve into a few of the known and unknown flagship titles. This was captured from the Konami MSX Antiques Collection on the Sega Saturn console.  Simply click here or on the picture below to view the video.

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April 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

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