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Episode 36 – Mike Tyson

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER The guys sit down to discuss one of the most iconic sports figures of all time, Mike Tyson. They talk about his early life, boxing career, controversy and what happened when boxing ended.   Young Mike w/ his trainer, Cus D’AmatoYoung Mike in the ring.Would you want to fight this man?The fight that proved Tyson wasn’t invincible.Arguably the most infamous boxing match of all time.Probably the most famous f

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#004: Dead Phoenix

#004: Dead Phoenix

Dead Phoenix Capcom  Capcom Gamecube 2002-2003 Released the prior holiday season in Japan and North America, the Nintendo GameCube had found itself struggling in 2002 to grab market share from the juggernaut PlayStation 2 and the new kid in the market, Microsoft's XBOX. Although the console launched with a solid lineup during it's first few months, delivering fantastic titles like Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee, these titles were seemingly not enough to propel the GameC

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#142 - Metal Gear

#142 - Metal Gear

I'm not sure there's a lot I can add to the conversation about Metal Gear.  The series was one that took all of video games by storm during the PS1/PS2 era, and here I was way on the outside.  I have always been a Nintendo kid, happy to play Marios and Zeldas forever, and so I was never even really interested in Metal Gear Solid.  I did eventually write my wrongs for at least the first three games in the series, and though I look back on that experience fondly, I did struggle through the games a

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#003: Sadness

#003: Sadness

Sadness Nibris, Digital Amigos and Frontline Studios Wii 2006-2010 Nintendo's devotion to motion-based gameplay during the seventh generation of video games brought them a lot of success, though it did come at the cost of it's hardcore following. The system appealed to many who had either never played video games previously, or had long ago abandoned them as a pastime. The motion-based controls were intuitive enough that almost anyone could pick up and understand how to control what w

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#141 - Bases Loaded II: Second Season

#141 - Bases Loaded II: Second Season

It's the end of January, which means it will soon be February, which means pitchers and catchers will soon be reporting to Spring Training, which means baseball is just around the corner!  Even if things don't get into full swing until late March, it is still exciting to have the buzz in the air, however faint.  For me, in a way, baseball never really ended like it normally does.  Almost a couple of weeks into the offseason, I started up a playthrough of Bases Loaded II.  This is another game th

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#002: Frame City Killer

#002: Frame City Killer

Frame City Killer Namco Namco XBOX 360 2005-2006 My first blog post was devoted to the first game I was aware of that got cancelled. For the second post, we are going to look at the first game I lamented the cancellation of. The transition from the original XBOX to the XBOX 360 was the first generation leap that I was paying attention to and I remember how much enthusiasm and potential the new console held. The months leading up to the launch of the console saw a slew of games annou

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#001: True Fantasy Live Online

#001: True Fantasy Live Online

True Fantasy Live Online Microsoft Level-5 XBOX 2002-2004 What better way to start this blog but by discussing the game that introduced me to the concept of a video game being cancelled. While I have played video games for most of my life, until I purchased an original XBOX in 2003, it was only a small pastime, something I engaged with once in a while. I did not reading magazines to find out about upcoming games, I didn't track development over months or years, and at no point previ

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#140 - Space Shuttle Project

#140 - Space Shuttle Project

Space Shuttle Project is one of the more surprising games I've come across for this project.  You wouldn't know what kind of game it was until you looked at the back of the box or read the manual.  This game has a little bit of everything, combined with very nice presentation and graphics.  The bad part is that the game sinks into repetitiveness rather quickly, which is a shame because before that I had a lot of fun discovering this game. Review: #140 - Space Shuttle Project  

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#139 - Wild Gunman

#139 - Wild Gunman

It's time for another Black Box game!  And another Zapper game.  I've played quite a few of Zapper games already and they will run out eventually, but nevertheless, here's a new one for me.  I think most people know that Wild Gunman is a shooting game timed like a wild west shootout.  This game delivers on that for sure in a couple of modes.  There is a third mode that's in a shooting gallery style that I was not expecting to find on the cart.  As it turns out, that mode provided the most challe

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Episode 35 – Songs of 1994

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE Matt and Luke declare this is their favorite year for music ever. The guys sing, play guitar and Jason interprets instruments with his mouth. Lyrics are analyzed and some poor guitar playing is demonstrated. So many great songs came out this year!! Spotify playlist of all songs on the list:    Matt’s #5 – Warren G – Regulate Regulators Speech from the movie Young Guns Matt’s #4 – Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.9)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.9)

Detonation code activated.  And all the cards begin to fall into place for ol Snakey-poo. With the PAL Card(s) entered, the detonation has been activated, and Master Miller has revealed that he was Liquid Snake all along. Snake has really gotten the raw deal the whole game, and it's all coming to a head.  It's pretty easy to armchair general and say he should have seen this all coming, but there's really no way - Snake was depending on his team to be trustworthy and boy were they not. 

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#138 - Tiny Toon Adventures

#138 - Tiny Toon Adventures

Tiny Toon Adventures is a fun platformer that is pleasant to look at and pleasant to play.  It is also a game that I somehow missed out on playing as a kid.  I watched Tiny Toon Adventures on TV regularly and I had a large collection of NES carts for the time, so it's a mystery why I didn't get to play it back then.  I'm sure I would have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed it this time. Full Review: #138 - Tiny Toon Adventures  

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.8)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.8)

Insert DISC 2 If I recall correctly, disc 2 isn't quite as long as disc 1 gameplay wise, in fact I believe it was quite short. I think the majority of content on d2 is probably cutscenes, so realistically it's home stretch time now. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to wrap up this playthroughs and the first part of this series by part 10 at the latest.  I'm curious if anyone reading this (if in fact anyone IS reading this) has any thoughts on the length of each of these. I've basically sat

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.7)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.7)

What is a Russian gunship doing here in Alaska!?  The section where you rappel down the tower while being shot at and having to avoid steam shooting out of the walls is an epic story and surely something amazing to behold when done right, but boy is it frustrating on your first attempt in a while. I basically ended up just tanking the damage all the way down, fingers crossed that I'd have enough health. Happily, I did.    Can love bloom, even on a battlefield?  Otacon over he

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.6)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.6)

Ocelot... You'll pay for that.  Yet another fun little thing the game does is sneaking a bomb into your inventory when you get your gear back. I happened onto it as I was swapping to my thermal goggles for the minefield outside, and was once again reminded of how many little touches the game has which put it above and beyond just an average action/stealth game. It's all the little things that really cement the series into your memories, even years after playing.    I was a fool. I

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.5)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.5)

Could there be wolves in there?  Meryl thinks she's all smart telling me she'll take point and to follow her footsteps to get through the minefield. Pfff, loser. *turns on thermal goggles and picks up all the mines* *watches Meryl get her comeuppance as Sniper Wolf lays into her and she lays bleeding on the floor* That'll teach her. And so begins the great backtrackening, my quest for a Sniper rifle.   The Les Enfants Terrible project wasn't a complete failure. 

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.4)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.4)

Alone? Are you an otaku, too?  But seriously, what does me being on a solo mission have to do with being an otaku? Is poor ol Otacon just like "oh, another loner like me! Maybe he's into anime!"? Yikes, buddy.  After the fight with the Cyborg Ninja, Otacon is nice enough to inform me that Meryl was last seen on the floor above, sporting a nice butt and a pension for using the lady's room. All the clues I need to find myself staring at genome soldier butts, had I not already remembered

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.3)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.3)

PAUSE - Canyon -  It's here that I stop to admire the options that the game provides to the player, whether most realized it at the time or not. After a brief chat with Meryl (and a bit more flirting, natch) you're tasked with traversing a short hallway filled with lasers, invisible to the naked eye.  Now, I have the thermal goggles since I've reverted to a "check every corner" state of play. But what if I didn't? Occasionally you'll find players less patient and totally skipping such

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.2)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.2)

Her number is on the back of the CD case.  It's the temptation to peek. Just a quick check on the net and suddenly I know the optimal route, the secret super gun that'll make it all so much easier. Years of trophy hunting did this to me and it honestly really sucks - I often feel this urge to Min-max games on my first go because I have this sense that I only have so much time to play, and I want to make this one playthrough the one that gets me the 100% completion rating.  But no more

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Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.1)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.1)

This is Snake, Colonel can you hear me?  It's a good sign of things to come when I get caught in the first room while trying to be stealthy about it. A friendly reminder not to try too hard to be perfect on the first attempt at the game I've made in literally years. I may be able to get the platinum trophy on MGS4 for ps3, but this is a totally different beast. As they remind you off the bat - weapons are OSP; I'll be picking things up as I go, so it's important to not expect perfection rig

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