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Retro Game Night: Neo-Retro Marathon!

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There was a lot of gameplay involved in my short visit to Neo-Retro town, but it was worth it.  Check out the videos below:

This was supposedly a collection of forgotten Dreamcast mini-games, it turns out to be a weird collection of Sonic love fests.  Its, um, well, you’ll see…

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Written by Fred Rojas

August 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Miner 2049er

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This week on Lost Treasures of Gaming the boys had on none other than Bill Hogue, creator of Miner 2049er.  As an avid fan in my youth (and I’ve heard quite a popular game in Europe) I was delighted to revisit this title I hadn’t touched in over 15 years.  Originally programmed for the Atari 800, this is the Commodore 64 version, but it captures the soul of the game quite nicely.  If you aren’t familiar with this game that is, according to Hogue, a Donkey Kong hybrid with Pac-Man, you should do yourselves a favor and give this addicting and challenging title a try.

The Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast and several other shows can be found at OMG Nexus.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ongoing Series: Metal Gear Solid 3 Longplay

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Want to play Metal Gear Solid 3 or see what it has to offer for the game club but just don’t have the time, money, or patience?  Here’s your solution.  We are capturing our entire playthrough of the game without commentary (and with the deaths edited out if it’s too frequent) for your viewing pleasure.  As videos post live this post will grow into a playlist.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

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Lost Treasures of Gaming: Ghostbusters The Video Game (2009)

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This week Lost Treasures of Gaming interviewed Ken Rogoway for not only his work on Ghostbusters: The Video Game but also last week’s game Rescue on Fractalus! (the Tandy Computer version) and many others. Here we play one of my favorite parts of the game, a rematch between the Ghostbusters and Stay Puft marshmallow man on the streets of New York.

Check out OMG Nexus for its other shows, including Lost Treasures of Gaming, and content!

Written by Fred Rojas

August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

Retro Game Night: Battletoads (NES and Arcade)

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This week for Retro Game Night Fred booted up the Rare Replay collection to revisit Battletoads on the NES and finally play the arcade game.  It goes about as you would expect.

Note: Adult Language, viewer discretion advised.

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Written by Fred Rojas

August 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Rescue on Fractalus!

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This week’s episode featured David B. Fox in the interview chair and a discussion on the development of Rescue on Fractalus!  One of the earliest games from LucasFilm Games before they became LucasArts, this title featured fractal graphics and procedurally generated planets way before that was commonplace.

This was captured in conjunction with the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast on OMG Nexus.  Lost Treasures of Gaming on Gaming History 101’s Twitch channel can be watched live every Friday night at 11:30 pm EST.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Retro Game Night: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES)

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This week Retro Game Night features Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for the NES.  One of the many games that had a non-traditional arcade-to-console port, this licensed product was significant because it was an unlicensed Tengen game and then eventually became an officially licensed Mindscape game, so there are two identical versions in the wild.  Fred goofs around with it a bit to give the general gist.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Lost Treasures of Gaming: U-Boat

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For this week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast Sean and Syd were talking to Vic-20 programmer Mark Vittek.  Fred shows you what the original program from 1983’s article of Compute! looked like and then plays a few rounds to show off just how much muscle the Commodore Vic-20 had in only 4K of RAM.

This was captured in conjunction with the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast on OMG Nexus.  Lost Treasures of Gaming on Gaming History 101’s Twitch channel can be watched live every Friday night at 11:30 pm EST.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City with Fred and Jam

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Fred has never played Operation Raccoon City and after it was mentioned on the most recent Silent Evil Episode, he finally decided to join veteran to the game and co-host Jam for a co-op session.  This is the result.

Warning: This video contains adult language and graphic violence.  The chat language is quite offensive as well.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

Capcom Releases Resident Evil 0 Comparison Video With N64 Prototype Footage

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Normally we don’t like to report much on what is basically marketing for the upcoming 2016 Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, but it includes previously unseen clips of the original N64 prototype (where the game was originally going to release).  For that reason, and the 5 minute run time, we’ve decided to put it here for all to enjoy.

Written by Fred Rojas

July 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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