Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DASS #40: Hollywood Adder

Death Adder returns to discuss Halloween, Waluigi sucking and Chompette. I had to cruise over to his podomatic page in order to get the episode, so both links will be provided.

Check out the Death Adder Super Show Website

Check out episode 40 on Podomatic

JerryTerrifying: Review Alien VS Predator Super Nintendo

Jerry drops a review on the SNES beat em up Alien Vs Predator. It was a real treat to see some balanced and concise thought that was communicated in 5 minutes or less. It seems in this age of the 10:00+ favored videos, that's very rare.

Click here to check out his YouTube channel

Click here to check out his website, MondoCoolCast.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

TCR #256 - Unskippable Anime

Bithead1000: BLOOD AND GUTS COUNTDOWN!! THE GORIESTVIDEO GAMES OF ALL TIME!!

Bithead1000 recalls memories of ultra violence in the early days of the Sega Genesis.

Check out Bithead1000's Channel

Free Album Review: New Retro Wave - Maximum Burn

This compilation of synthwave 80's nostalgia tunes,  themed around 80's work out tapes, has been a fixture in my car for the last couple of weeks and was featured in the last episode of Tiger Claw Radio.

Spotlight tracks include the lead off track, Lifeline from Forêt de Vin. I typically don't like it when vocals show up on synthwave tracks, but somehow, this one does it right. Also check out Adrenaline from Dream Fiend. This one was a familiar track having been included in the game 'Super Indie Carts'.

This is a solid album and checks all the boxes of a must download.

Download includes:
8 Tracks (32 Minutes) + Cover Art
65.8 MB (Unzipped)


Download the album from the bandcamp page here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Playing MS-DOS Games - Jetpack

Just some good old fashioned fun. There are a million Let's Play channels out there, but not too many of them actually open and play old MS-DOS games. Jetpack in particular is a game I used to spend a lot of time with.

I already did an in dept review of Jetpack 9 years ago, but if your on board with some simple fun, strap in and enjoy!

Pulling a Mythic In My First Guilds of Ravnica Opening

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tiger Claw Radio #255 - Can a video game make you hate video games?

This week's TCR is a day late due to Monday being a holiday. Ever play a game so bad you want to just check out all together? That happened to me recently. Here is how I pulled out of it.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

DASS #39 - Not My Proudest

The Death Adder Super Show is up to 39 episodes with the latest edition sporting 'Bowsette' as the DASS cover girl.

Take a trip into the dark zone with your crypt keeper, Death Adder.





Check out episode 39 of The Death Adder Super Show on his website.

Bithead1000: MIND BLOWING EVENT!! PC ENGINE BOMBSHELL!!

Bithead1000 telling tails of sailing the high seas and going through DVDs. Bithead has been on a bit of a roll lately, returning with nearly an hour each time out, and never a dull moment in the Long-Island video game shed at 4am.

Check out Bithead1000's Channel

RE: Joey Moss on the WOTC vs LGS Situation

Responding to Joey Moss's recent comments on the WOTC vs LGS situation.

The original video is after the jump..

Monday, October 1, 2018

Chiptunes = WIN 7

Volume 7 of the highly anticipated super compilation of chiptunes from the net-label 'Chiptunes = WIN' is out. This came out during my month. This is 52 tracks of premo chip music from around the scene. I'm' a little late to the party on this one, but it's the best single download release out these right now.
 
52 Tracks
Cover Art + 22 Alternate Art Submissions
18 page PDF Liner Notes
405mb

 Download Chiptunes = WIN 7 from their Bandcamp page.

BitHead1000 Double Feature

October is here, WITH A 4K FACE! Kicking off my favorite month with a double feature from the greatest video game program in the history of human civilization.

Tiger Claw Radio #254 - The 105gb Video Game!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gggmanlives: Forsaken Remastered Review (A Solid Descent Clone)

The foremost authority on classic FPS games, GGGManLives, covers the re-release of a 1990s FPS where, much like in Decent, you pilot a ship instead of being on your feet. This means you have the ability to move in all directions.

I recently acquired Forsaken for the N64 and enjoyed it so I have to say, the release of this one comes as a pleasant surprise to me. If your not familiar with the game, I'll let GGGManLives explain it to you.

Check out GGGManLives Channel

PilotRedSun: Ultimate Fuel

PilotRedSun is the pinochle of bizarre YouTube at it's finest. Unsettling cartoons with strange themes and even stranger audio.

Always a treat.. but don't expect it to make any sense.

Check out PilotRedSun's Channel

Friday, July 27, 2018

gPe: Venture for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

The Atari 2600 is here to make your Friday a little sweeter, courtesy of Gaming Palooza Empire. Venture, his game of choice, is an awesome game I picked up from MAGFest a few years ago. Check out why it's awesome!

Check out Gaming Palooza Empire's Channel

Huge Atari Package from OldSchoolNYCGamer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BitHead1000: FOUND THE GREATEST RPG OF ALL TIME!! SEGA AND SNES!!

BitHead1000 talked about going to the Bronx Zoo and the Steve Jobs of Gorillas. Oh yeah, and tons of video games.

Check out BitHead1000's channel here.

Linux Gamer Plays SimCity 3000

I haven't covered The Linux Gamer before and I think it's a little silly to make this the first video of his to feature here. He has hosted the Linux Game Jam and done a bunch of other cool stuff, but right now, we are looking at 13 minutes of playing SimCity 3000 Unlimited on Linux using WINE.

Check out The Linux Gamer's YouTube channel.

gPe: Kool-Aid Man for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

Gaming Palooza Empire returns with one of the staples of weird 1980's licensed gaming. The Kool-Aid Man is here for your enjoyment on the Atari 2600!

Check out Gaming Palooza Empire's YouTube channel.

Tiger Claw Radio #243 - Camp Blood

Monday, July 16, 2018

Out of the Park Baseball 19 is Half Off Right Now

I don't do many deal alerts, but this is a good one. In honor of the All-Star game, Out of the Park Baseball 19 is half off right now at 19.99 down from it's normal price of 39.99. If you haven't seen it, here again is my look at OOTP Baseball 19.

Check out Out of The Park Baseball 19 on Steam

Or get the game form the OOTP Website

Death Adder Super Show #34 - Hide and Seek

I'm not sure how I missed this when it came out but I'm so glad I stopped into the Death Adder Super Show website. DASS #34 went live 6 days ago and features "Dead by Daylight" front and center and begins with a strong 1970's funk lead off track.

Catch DASS #34 by getting the MP3 off of the website here.

Update on TCR

This past weekend I was away with my son at a summer camp for Cub Scouts which made it impossible to finish TCR when I normally do. I'll be sitting down tonight to get it all squared away for release tomorrow.

I was able to get up super early and get the first half of the show done. It already runs an hour at this point. All that is left for me to do is record the failbag and we should be all set for a long show.

Thanks guys!

Nakey Jakey: Crappy Water Levels

Carefully edited essay videos on video games are becoming more and more rare on the letsplay-dominated format of youtube videos. Even rarer are essay videos that are genuinely funny and well thought out.

NakeyJakey just released a top notch video on bad underwater levels. It's worth the 7.5 minutes. Enjoy!

Check out NakeyJakey's YouTube channel here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BitHead1000: THE FRAYED ENDS OF SANITY!! SEGA MEGA COLLECTION!!

BitHead1000 tells stories of fireworks in the 80s. Never a dull moment.

"It's always Miss Texas.."

Check out BitHead1000's Channel

Joe Bob Briggs Answering Twitter Questions

James Rowlf posted a follow up to his interview with Joe Bob Briggs. This time out he had Joe Bob answering some twitter questions.

Also, I had no idea Joe Bob Briggs was in Casino. I have seen that movie a couple times, but I had to dig up that scene and rewatch it. I added the embed for that scene after the jump.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Last Joe Bob Briggs Marathon

Joe Bob Briggs saddles up one last time for a 24 hour drive in marathon. This is the first time since the end of Monster-Vision in 2000 that we have seen Briggs hosting drive-in classics in his signature series.

"This is the last time I'm doin' it."

This is a live 24 hour event that can't be watched at a later date. I'm royally pissed that I will be out of town when this comes on. Beyond pissed.

The service that is hosting it, Shudder, looks like it goes for 5 bucks a month, but they offer a 14 day free trial which should be more than enough to catch the marathon. This would have been one worth getting some of my friends together for.

Sometimes adulthood sucks.



Friday, June 29, 2018

James Rowlf takes on Joe Bob Briggs

James sits down the Joe Bob Briggs of Monstervision fame and gets the ins and outs of his old show as well as his new project.

Hats off to James for putting this awesome piece together.

Click here to check out the Cinemassacre YouTube channel

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Death Adder Super Show #33: Go Straight

Death Adder returns with a new episode of The Death Adder Super Show. This time, tackling such subjects as the Friday the 13th game legal troubles, the new Fallout game, more about his time with Street Fighter and a sad end to Garbage The Cat.

Listen and grab a copy of the mp3 from the DASS website.

DWTerminator: The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

DWTerminator returns to The Elder Scrolls series with Redguard.His analysis of the classic elder scrolls games have been really interesting. Check it out.

Check out DWTerminator's Channel

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Steam Summer Sales!

Steam Summer Sales are underway! Starting yesterday at 1pm EST and ending on July 5th, the summer sale has hit with a large amount of discounts as always, this time with an "Intergalactic" theme. Flash sales are still absent since the introduction to returning games.

One notable sale is Player Unknown's Battlegrounds being on sale for 20.00 for the first time since it's release.

GOG.com summer sale has ended. Origin usually has a big sale going on at this time as well, however it appears that has been discontinued in the wake of their "Origin Access" program.

This year, it's all about Steam.


GPE: Donkey Kong Junior for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

Gaming Palooza Empire returns to the Atari 2600 to check out Donkey Kong Junior. A game made purposefully to look inferior by Nintendo and Coleco.

Check out Gaming Palooza Empire's Channel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tiger Claw Radio #239 - I Tried With E3. I Really Did.

realMyst To Be Removed From GOG.com

realMyst will be removed from GOG.com's library today. If you own it already, it will remain available to you. Cyan is pulling it in favor of the realMyst Masterpiece edition, which they feel is a better representation of what the game should be. Kudos to GOG.com for letting us know it is going to be pulled for anyone out there who wants to grab it. I would imagine that it will be pulled from Steam as well, though I don't know that for sure.

Pick up realMyst from GOG.com

Update: realMyst has now been removed from GOG.com but still appears to be for sale on Steam.

DWTerminator: The Elder Scrolls Battlespyre

DWTerminator, who brings a lot of really good content for old school PC games, goes back to the Elder Scrolls franchise to check out one of the peripheral releases. Enjoy!

Check out DWTerminator's Channel

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Death Adder Super Show #32 - TURBO

The Death Adder Super Show returns for some Street Fighter themed podcasting. Put on your bandanna and listen to this while watching Road House on mute. Death Adder goes quite nicely with images of Patrick Swayze punching people in the face.

Listen and grab a copy of the MP3 from the DASS website here.

JerryTerrifying: Dragon Warrior 3 Complete

My old friend JerryTerrifying makes a huge Dragon Quest related acquisition. Nice to see the contents of such a rare NES Gem.

Check out JerryTerrifying's Channel

Opening Atari Games

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Papa Pete: Adventure - Atari VCS - Papa Pete's Old Guy Reviews Ep 04

Papa Pete digs into the Atari Classic, 'Adventure'. It's great to watch someone talk about Atari games who remembers playing them when they came out and who understands the context in which these games came out. This is something Papa Pete does better than anyone. His channel is growing, but still severely underrated. Enjoy!

Check out Papa Pete's Channel

Bithead1000: CRATE FULL OF NINTENDO!!!

The long island blue collar fury returns to tell us what went wrong with The Incredible Hulk and show off his latest acquisitions.

Check out Bithead1000's Channel

Video Game Music Special

Tiger Claw Radio's first video game music special is up! This one isn't going to show up on YouTube so  get it now from the podomatic page or the archive, Enjoy!

Check out the podomatic page.

Check out the TCR Archive.


Friday, June 8, 2018

Winter Chip XIII from Battle of the Bits is Now Free

Winter Chip XIII is now free. So if you didn't want to pay the initial 1$ price tag, you can go pick this up for free from Battle of the Bit's bandcamp page.

This is a huge compilation of 50 entries from the huge Winter Chip competition this past December. 

Typically BoTB releases are free until the next one comes out, so get it now while you can.

Pick up Winter Chip XIII from the bandcamp page here.

eMachines Computer From the Thrift Store

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Talkin Nintendo - Excitebike

A new Talkin' Nintendo is up! This week it's the classic 'Excitebike'!

Papa Pete: Hometown Yard Sales

Papa Pete returns with some awesome pick ups from his local yard sale circuit. In my town we have had a lot of rain on the weekends and I haven't been able to do much yard saleing. This video made me want to get it in gear and hit the road hard this Saturday.

And you know what? You should check it out.

Check out Papa Pete's Channel.

GOG.com Summer Sale is On

It's time for the big sale event over at GOG.com. As usual the Steam sales aren't far behind. These sites have sales all the time, but this is the biggest one we'll see until next winter. Standouts for me have been the Anno series for about 3 bucks each, and if you don't have it already, Divine Divinity is .60 cents.

Oh yeah and they are giving out Xenonauts for free!

Head over to GOG.com and check it out.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Bithead1000: STOP THE SLAM PRESS!! COMPLETE NES COLLECTION!!!

Bithead1000 thinks back to his Turbo Duo days and recalls the origins of the Street Fighter series with "Fighting Street" on the Turbo Graphics 16.

Check out Bithead1000s Channel

WhatsOnMyShelf: Pickup and Play Atari 5200 System Atari, 1982

The Gaming Shelf acquires a working Atari 5200. I have been craving non-stop Atari content lately so nothing was nicer than seeing a working 5200. I don't have one of these. I have never seen one up and running. This was an awesome video. Check it out.

Check out WhatsOnMyShelf's channel.

NakeyJakey: When Bioshock Was My Only Friend

Nakey Jakey releases a personal piece about moving away from old friends and playing Bioshock. This one is more about him than about the game, but I enjoyed it none the less. I find it difficult to be this personally revealing on YouTube. Ol Jakey nailed it. Check it out.

Check out NakeyJakey's Channel


Tiger Claw Radio #237 - Sega Saturn Changed Everything

Friday, June 1, 2018

gPe: Eggomania for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

Gaming Palooza Empire returns for more Atari 2600 content with "EggoMania". I always dig it when he does a game I have never seen before. I don't own any US Games cartridges nor do I own a paddle controller for the 2600. That makes this one a double whammy.

Enjoy!
 
Check out Gaming Palooza Empire's Channel

Spectravision Game for Atari

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Something is Wrong With TCR Archive

Since the TCR reboot, I have been dumping every episode into the archive.org listing for the show. This listing has every surviving episode of TCR, but this past couple weeks uploads have been failing and finally I can't seem to make it work.

All old episodes still survive, but it's not accepting new ones. I'm working to resolve this. I'll make a post about it as soon as it's working. In the mean time, Podomatic is still in business. MP3s can be downloaded from the Podomatic page, and there is now a TCR playlist in YouTube.

UPDATE: This now appears to be resolved. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Cartridge Club and Halo: Combat Evolved

Considering how late this game showed up, this might be my only participation for this month's Cartridge Club game. But I did manage to get my hands on one.

Death Addder Super Show #31 - Super

Death Adder releases episode 31 of his podcast. His episodes are a rare treat so head over to the next round and catch the new one!

"If it's bad, blame Critical Failure." -Death Adder, 2018

Check out the Death Adder Super Show on The Next Round.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SuperMegaComics: EMBARRASSED SAM



The Internet's darling webcomic, Super Mega Comics, returns for two scoops of weirdness as always. This week it's "Embarrassed Sam". An important comic, with an important message.


Check out the latest strip on the SuperMegaComics website!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chiptune Compilation Album: Chips = FLIPPED

This compilation from Chiptunes=WIN came out back in March and I somehow missed it. I think during that time, my attention was going into really getting to know BattleoftheBits.org for the first time, but now that I have found it, man what an album.


It's pay what you want so go get it!
Download the album from Chiptunes = WIN's bandcamp page.

gPe: Seaquest for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

Gaming Palooza Empire returns for their weekly Atari 2600 video. This time it's Activision's SeaQuest.

This is a timely release considering just recently there was a high score throw-down on twitter between Duke of Retro Nonsense, MightyQDog and Buried on Mars. Duke took the crown at 111850 points.



Check out Gaming Palooza Empire's Channel

Toploaded Gaming Goes Off on John Hanckock

Nothing quite like watching someone throw down. Toploaded gaming addresses some videos related to the "Too Many YouTubers?" topic that has been going around.

Check out Toploaded Gaming's Channel

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Runescape Classic to Shut Down August 6th

Jagex is bringing the old school classic Runescape to a close forever in a mere two months time. On August 6th, the Runescape Classic servers, after 17 years of service, close down. Jagex cited unsolvable technical issues as part of the reason in their announcement which you can read here.

There is still two months left. Many people running characters which have been around for more than a decade will have that time to say goodbye.

Xbox and PS2 Pick ups from Game Hunting with Hemrawc

The spoils of a good afternoon of game hunting. I shot this about a month ago. Enjoy!

GGGManLives: Mod Corner - Brutal Half-Life (Beta 2)

GGGManLives releases an updated video about the Brutal Half-Life mod which covers the new material in the updated version of the mod.
 
GGGManLives is the foremost authority on classic PC FPS games. If you like shooting in the first person and you haven't checked out his channel, now is the time.

Visit GGGManLives' Channel Here 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Unreal Gold is Free on GOG.com!

If you don't have a GOG.com account, now is a good time to set one up. Unreal Gold, recently covered by LGR, is a classic FPS with large atmopheric levels and great combat mechanics. It was the first game I ever played which had built in bots for playing deathmatch multiplayer against the PC, which was very useful back before broadband internet.

Head over to GOG.com and secure a copy now. 

EDIT: It is also currently free on Steam!

DWTerminator: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (+ Tribunal & Bloodmoon Expansions)

Morrowind gets the deep analytical treatment from DWTerminator. This was a treat to see since I really enjoyed when he did this for Daggerfall. It's a lengthy watch at 42 minutes. And some of this review falls prety to "but those old graphics though", it does include coverage of the expansion packs and it also comes from the stand point of someone who has really spent a lot of time with the game. Check it out.

Check out DWTerminator's YouTube page here.

SuperMegaComics: TALKING FOOD

This week's new SuperMegaComics strip is the first one I ever remember seeing without the usual yellow backdrop. That doesn't stop it from being as weird and bizarre as ever.

Check out the latest strip on the SuperMegaComics website!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Tiger Claw Radio #235 - Farewell to Super Monday Night Combat

If you havent caught it already, this weeks edition of Tiger Claw Radio is up! Catch it here or in the Podomatic Streaming app on the right hand side of the page.

LGR - Unreal 20 Years Later: A Retrospective

LGR dives deep into the game that started the Unreal franchise. I had this game with the Gateway 2000 machine that my family had back in the late 90s. This was the first game I ever laid eyes on that utilized the 3dfx VooDoo card that we had in that rig.

For a classic PC gamer, LGR videos are always an event. Enjoy!

Check out LGR's YouTube Channel here.

BitHead1000: OPERATION WALLET BUSTER!! A PACKAGE FROM THE LAND OF THE GODS!!

Bithead1000 brings the business in this new video that he released over the weekend. His quest for the complete NES collection continues!

Enjoy!

Check out BitHead1000's Channel here.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ludum Dare Coverage

This 48 hour game jam used to be something I would regularly cover back in my freeware days. A lot of great games and useful tools have come out of the Ludum Dare. The next Ludum Dare is in August. So there is some time yet. 

Visit the Ludum Dare Website

In the mean time, Ludum Dare #41 has come to a close fairly recently. It's theme was "Combine 2 Incompatible Genres" You can view the results page here which has some really neat looking games like "Dragoon Drop" The Collectable Card Game Platformer and "Rhythm Quest".

A New Atari Game for a Friday Night

Opening up an Atari game just in time for Friday night!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

GaminGHD: Gaming Culture: Orchestras Suck

GaminGHD released this video about games being released with very bland and same-ish music. Excellent as always, but I left this one with the urge to finally play Monkey Island for the first time.

Check out GaminGHD's YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2018: The Year of Creepy Tech - Bryan Lunduke

Bryan Lunduke's latest video on creepy technology and the deeper integration of Amazon and Google into our lives really creeped me out.

Check out Bryan Lunduke's YouTube Channel.

Visit Lunduke.com

GaminGHD: Anno 1404 “From niche to greatness”

GamingGHD has done a lot of great breakdowns of classic PC games. The Anno series is one I'm not familiar with, but I remember one of the more recent titles getting the front page treatment on Steam in it's day.

It was awesome to get a full briefing on what this series of games is and also what it was, especially since it city building games don't seem to be as popular as they used to be.

Enjoy!

Check out GaminGHD's YouTube Channel.

SuperMegaComics: CAT LOOKING FOR RHINO STEVE


SuperMegaComics has a new strip out and it looks like the artest, Brett Brimmer, is sticking to a weekly release, which is awesome. What I'm most happy about is that the SuperMegaComics website appears to be fully functional again. Dead links have been removed, the store is up and running where phyiscal books and t-shirts can be bought, and we are getting regular new strips!

Check out the new strip on the SuperMegaComics website!

OldSchoolNYCGamer: Tempest Arcade Gameplay

OldSchoolNYCGamer visits the Barcade in Philadelphia and shows off some good old Tempest. I enjoy these types of videos which are shot out on location as opposed to using MAME or something like that. It's simple and to the point. Tempest at the Barcade.

Check out OldSchoolNYCGamer's YouTube channel.

Bithead1000 - UNEXPECTED WALLET BUSTER!!!COMPLETE NES COLLECTION!!

BitHead1000, who usually uploads weekly, uploads a rare second video this week. This time we have priceless tales of partying in the 80s. Never a disappointment. Here again, is BitHead1000.

Check out BitHead1000's channel.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cartridge Club's Game for May: Halo Combat Evolved

This Month's edition of the Cartridge Club is good old Halo: Combat evolved. If you have a copy of Halo, dust it off and go get signed up for the Cartridge Club forums.

I have several of the Halo games, but I don't think I have a copy of the original. I'll have to get on eBay and fix before the end of the month so I can get in on the discussion a bit.

Check out the Cartridge Club here.

Check out this months game topic on their forums.

New Chiptune Compilation from DESKPOP - DESKPOP VR

After being introduced to DESKPOP from their collaboration with CHIPTUNES = WIN, there is a brand new compilation out with 11 tracks which dropped today for your enjoyment.

The text on the bandcamp site explains that the goal is to put music to a conceived visual which in this case, is based on VR. The end result is a chip album which, sounds a bit more dance/hip hop related than I'm used to listening to, but it had some great tracks. 

Some stand outs are Drain Puppet's "BRIDGE TO SPACE" which clocks in at a hearty 7:05, and Ricco Harver's - MACAW JAMZ (featuring r u s s e l b u c k) which is much shorter, but is easily the peppyest track in the group.

It's pay what you want so check out DESKPOP VR on Bandcamp and get a copy.

My Return to the Atari

Talkin Nintendo - Double Dribble

Mod Spotlight: Text to Doom (All sounds are Text to Speech)

Doom II has always had plenty of silly just-for-fun type mods. Here is a new one for the stack. All of the sounds are replaced with generic text-to-speech read offs. One problem with sound mods for the Doom games, I never quite figured out how to take a sound mod like this and apply it to custom levels. At any rate, here it is in all it's text-to-speech glory.

Check out this users YouTube channel.

Download the mod.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Top Loaded Gaming: Gaming Historian Pissed Off the Internet

Top Loaded Gaming takes a look at Nintendo cartridges with high levels of oxidization and how to deal with some of the extreme corrosion of contacts that happens as a result.

If you are ordering games off of ebay from any of the southern states in the US, this is a must watch,

Check out Top Loaded Gaming's YouTube Channel

Atari Double Ender Carts - Gaming Palooza Empire - Memory Lane

Gaming Palooza Empire takes a break from cat entertainment to return with more Atari 2600 content. I have had my eye on getting one of these double carts for a while. Nice to see them covered on gPe.

Check out the Gaming Palooza Empire channel here.

BitHead1000 - TOP 6 ATARI LYNX GAMES!! SUCK ON IT!!

Bithead1000 goes back the Atari Lynx for a top six list. "This is the definitive list, and if you don't like it, come meet me in the streets!" That quote from this week's episode sums up why I keep coming back to his channel. Enjoy!

Check out Bithead1000's Channel.

Tiger Claw Radio #234 - What did I miss out on?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Super Monday Night Combat to Shut Down Forever

Super Monday Night Combat shuts it's servers down forever on May 22nd. It's listing has already been removed from Steam.

Here is what the dev's had to say in their farewell post:

"Hello SMNC fans!

We want to thank all of you for your support of Super Monday Night Combat. Your passion is what made this game a pleasure to work on.

However, due to the upcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline which is May 24th, we are sad to announce that we will be shutting down SMNC on that day. The game will remain active through May 23rd, 2018. Once our servers have been taken down, you will no longer be able to play SMNC in any game mode, so please make sure to get those matches in while you can.

As a special thank you to everyone that is still playing, from now until May 22nd, 2018, we will be giving you a gift of $10,000 of in-game currency. In order to get this, please contact our support team by emailing support@uberent.com or opening a ticket at http://support.uberent.com/ and be sure to include your ubernet login name. The support team will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and passion and we look forward to seeing you all again in our other games.

-The Uber Team "



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Gamester81 Presents Ganryu - New Dreamcast game.

There is nothing quite like new officially produced games for classic consoles. Here is Gamester81 presenting a Dreamcast port of a game from the Neo Geo library.

Check out Gamester81's Channel here.

Pick up Ganryu form Play Asia.


SuperMegaComics: CEREAL BOWL

SuperMegaComics has been on quite a tear lately. This new one is probably my favorite strip since they have been coming out regularly. If you have never read SuperMegaComics, it's time to experience the weirdness for yourself.

Check out the latest SuperMegaComics here.

Original xbox game I missed out on.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

BitHead1000 - MORE HANDHELDS THAN THE HANDS CAN HOLD!!

Bithead1000 returns this week with his Garage Sale hunting offering. And this week, it's all about the hand helds.

Check out Bithead1000's channel here.

Podomatic Wont Let Me Publish TCR #233

Podomatic is still not allowing me to publish Tiger Claw Radio from this past Monday. I suppose it's to be expected that since I have added a streaming ap to the website there would be some kind of issue.

I'm still working with it. I have been with Podomatic a long time. I'm confident it can be figured out. In the mean time, that episode of TCR is still available on YouTube and can be seen here.

EDIT: #233 is now available like normal. Podomatic had some sort of internal software update and I couldn't get my episode uploaded until it was complete. It seems to work okay now.

Talkin Nintendo - Dragon Power

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Art of Video Game Commercials - NakeyJakey

It's always fun when you stumble on that one YouTube channel that hooks you into watching their entire backlog in an afternoon. For me, that channel has been NakeyJakey, who I discovered a few weeks back and I'm convinced he is making some of the finest video game content out there today.

This was his most recent video about old TV ads for video games. It's informative, funny, and I can't rave about his channel enough.

Check out NakeyJakey's channel.

Toploaded Gaming receives a package from BitHead1000

Toploaded Gaming discusses his friendship with Bithead1000 and opens an impressive acquisition.

This is one of those nitty gritty details of collecting type acquisitions. In addition, Trevor goes over how 8-bit era games were patched. Check it out.

Check out Toploaded Gaming's Channel

Check out Bithead1000's Channel

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bryan Lunduke: The Complete History of Linux (Abridged)

Bryan Lunduke has released another one of his talks live from Linuxfest. This is the complete abridge history of Linux.

These talks were the catalyst which got me to look into using Linux as an operating system. If you have any interest in the Linux world, this, and Lunduke's other live talks, are all must watch events.

Check out his website at Lunduke.com.

gPe: Missile Command for Atari 2600 (Memory Lane)

Gaming Palooza Empire returns with more Atari 2600 content. This time, covering Missle Command, one of my oldest and most favorite Atari games. When I got my Atari over a decade ago, this was one of the small number of cartridges that came along with it. Nice to see it pop up on YouTube.

Check out Gaming Palooza Empires channel here.

Tiger Claw Radio #233 - Big Game Time

This weeks episode of Tiger Claw Radio is up. It's a good one so don't miss it!

EDIT: I have had some trouble with PodOMatic this morning, so this episode does not yet appear in the streaming app on the right. I'll get that resolved as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can still catch it on YouTube, and it is also uploaded to the archive.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chiptune Spotlight: DESKPOP & ChipWin

This name-your-price chiptune compilation has been the spotlight of music on Tiger Claw Radio for the last couple of weeks. 

The styles range pretty widely across the 16 tracks, but the common thread is that they are upbeat and pretty positive sounding.

Some of the stand out tracks are the submissions from FLOOR BABA, for creating something about as chill as it gets, Game Genie Sokolov for his use of the Genesis chip in a convincing and slick beat, and TheOfficialLobst for an uplifting track that I can only describe as top notch driving music.

Grab the album from the bandcamp listing here.

Channel Spotlight: Papa Pete

I value the opinions of the older gamers. It's especially valuable to see a channel spring up with high quality out of the gate from someone who experienced the Atari 2600 as it was happening.

Papa Pete's channel is brand new, but this is a guy with solid equipment and solid production. At the time of writing this, he has 38 subscribers which is criminally under rated in my opinion.

Here is Papa Pete going over his Atari Pickups, for your viewing pleasure.

Check out his channel here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SuperMegaComics: Mosquito

SuperMegaComics has yet another strip out. I have been enjoying this small stint of updates in an otherwise rarely updated webcomic. SuperMegaComics has a long history of being a parody of webcomics in general, to the point where, as a fan of it, I'm pretty sure I'm being trolled hard a lot of the time.

It doesn't matter because with all of it's bizarre quirks, it's still the best.

Check out the new SuperMegaComics here.

Toploaded Gaming: Insane Package from Marlon and new pickups Part 1 of probably 3 or 4

Toploaded gaming is one of several channels I discovered from watching BitHead1000. Here he is in his game room going over a bunch of recent acquisitions.

This is a seasoned expert with some nice imports and many a tale to tell. If your not familiar, this is one to see.

Check out Toploaded Gaming's Channel

DWTerminator: Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Hot off the presses, DWTerminator releases a second review of the Elder Scrolls classic, Daggerfall.

Most review of Daggerfall are either doused in nostalgia with rose covered glasses or disinterested youth not understanding old software. This is a refreshingly objective look which takes the context of the time into account while not forgetting the shortcomings.

Enjoy!

Check out DWTerminator's Channel here.

Mod Spotlight: Quake DM4 Jam

DM4, The Bad Place, is one of the more recognizable multiplayer death match arenas, right up there with Deck-16 from Unreal Tournament. The DM4 jam is a single player expansion with 23 maps based off of the design concepts of Quake's old DM4 level.


Of the DM4 maps I have played, I have found them much more approachable than the crushing difficulty of Arcane Dimensions.

Of the levels included, some of my favorites are the "Deimos Revisited" By Shades which is a complete rebuilding of E2M1 from the original Doom, and "Badly Placated" by ww. Although to be fair, this map pack is huge and I haven't played it all yet.

Download the expansion here.

Some gameplay videos are listed after the page break.

Quake Arcane Dimensions Updated with Even More Levels

Cruising for additional Quake levels, I noticed a download of Arcane Dimensions with a higher version number. I went ahead and grabbed it thinking there would be some minor changes or tweaks, but what I got was so much more than that.

The latest version adds an entirely new floor to map level, with a whole new set of slipgates leading to new maps. Arcane Dimensions has grown quite a bit.

In addition to the new floor, this new version is also given a custom title select menu which is a albiet a small but really nice touch.

This is a ground breaking mod for the original Quake and if you don't already have it, do yourself a favor and go pick it up.

Download Arcane Dimensions Version 1_50 From it's Quaddicted Page Here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Talkin Nintendo - Dragon Warrior

This week's Talkin' Nintendo is on Dragon Warrior 1 and 2. Enjoy!

Freeware Pick: Open Hexagon

I came across this game by accident while cruising around YouTube with my Son. I have been a huge fan of Terry Cavanagh for many years, so of course I was familiar with Super Hexagon.

Open Hexagon is unique in that, it is not just a clone of Super Hexagon, though make no mistake, it is a clone at heart, it also leaves the door open for user generated content. And thus, unlike its original parent game, it has many many expansions available with good music and creative levels for users to enjoy.

After going back to the original Super Hexagon, I find that this clone version has a lot less visual
interference and is thus easier to play. But that's just my opinion.

Download Open Hexagon from the developers site here

Atari 2600 Commando Raid shows up on Steve Benway's Channel

Steve Benway, who has been spotlighting pre-NES era games for a very long time, recently covered an Atari game which, consequently, has been played in my house quite a lot lately.

Commando Raid is somewhat of a Paratroopers Clone. Here it is presented with some commentary for your viewing pleasure.

Click here to check out his channel.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Tiger Claw Radio #232 - New GOG Features

This week on Tiger Claw Radio, GOG's new profile features along with some great chiptunes. This is one you don't want to miss.

Check out the podomatic page for mp3s.

Bithead1000: Ring King, Breakfest Cereals and More

Always nice to see something new from BitHead1000. This one gets me right in the cereal bowl. Bithead continues his quest for the complete NES collection with a few key acquisitions and more great stories of 1980's American life.

Check out his channel here.

Friday, April 27, 2018

DWTerminator Reviews Quake II Mission Packs

I never could quite dig in with Quake II as much as I did with the original, but I always thought it was a good game. We are talking about the squeal to my favorite game in the history of video games.

DWTerminator breaks down the two commercial expansions packs for Quake II, which are both available on Steam and regularly go on sale for very cheap.

I don't necessarily agree with all of DWTerminator's points, especially that Quake II was a primarily single player experience, but It was really nice to hear someone break these two packs down who has obviously played them both through.

This video is a little on the old side, originally uploaded in 2012, but this channel is still active and this video earned my subscription. Enjoy!

Check out DWTerminator's channel.

New SuperMegaComics: THE CAT THAT EATS GHOSTS

What a time when each strip from a single webcomic warrants it's own post. However, that is the case with my all time favorite webcomic, 'SuperMegaComics'. This weeks strip.. (Weeks? Months? Years? Whatever..) This time it's THE CAT THAT EATS GHOSTS.

Catch all the wonderful deep thoughts at the SuperMegaComics website.

gPe Unboxes Konami Games on Atari 2600

Gaming Palooza Empire unboxes three Konami games on the Atari 2600. I had never seen these before. Strategy X in particular looks interesting.

Props to gPe for making continued content in the realm of Atari 2600.

Check out his channel here.