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miner2049er
29-11-10, 03:12
The show will be out later today but Flare just noticed something very creepy about the show. Just after he finished putting the edit together, he heard about Leslie Nielson's death.

I actually made the intro clip to the show a while back, but it's funny how stuff like this happens sometimes.







Nice teaser huh?

SubaruBrat
29-11-10, 03:17
Surely you can't be serious?

Flare
29-11-10, 03:24
Which celebrity do you want to kill next month, Miner? :eek:

miner2049er
29-11-10, 04:10
Surely you can't be serious?

I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

miner2049er
29-11-10, 04:12
Which celebrity do you want to kill next month, Miner? :eek:

The December Intro clip is already made, it's Britney Spears. Now if she were to go before Xmas that WOULD be some freaky shit.

miner2049er
29-11-10, 07:58
It's here! Well, not here, but here (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/shownotes/2010/roundup025_2010.11.htm).

Should hit the RSS Feed within the hour.

Hardware Flashback - (00:00)
Guinness Gaming Records - (40:41)
Mike'd Up - (42:06)
MAGFest 9 - (62:53)
Dirk Dudenbostel Interview - (80:25)
Top Ten Banned Controversial Games - (110:00)
Violent Video Games - (205:17)
Review Of Miner2049er - (207:17)
It Came From MAME - (216:18)
Gaming Trivia - (229:48)
News And Mailbag - (230:35)
URLS And Emails - (342:37)

As always, See the shownotes (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/shownotes/2010/roundup025_2010.11.htm) page. Donate (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/donate.htm) to the show.
Join our Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/pages/RetroGamingRoundup/121368478521). Listen to the November Outtakes (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/roundups/2010/RoundUp025_Outtakes.mp3).

Flare
29-11-10, 08:10
Are you leaving the news links that you guys didn't cover?

miner2049er
29-11-10, 08:15
Every News Story submitted is in the Shownotes, and there are a ton of them, almost 6 weeks worth.

No way could we cover them all.

Let's see how many festive ones we can find for the December Show.

GameGavel
29-11-10, 08:57
I must admit we had some great outtakes this show :)

miner2049er
29-11-10, 11:33
I must admit we had some great outtakes this show :)

Yeah but again, some were unbroadcastable......

Burgertime
30-11-10, 03:09
Nice! I have a feeling my overnight shift tonight will be horrible, so a brand new episode will certainly help the night along. Look forward to listening to it.

Duke.Togo
30-11-10, 04:48
I've been jonesing for a new episode. With the early one last month, it almost feels like you skipped a show.

If you can keep the track record running, I would request a January intro about Osama Bin Laden. Seriously, how can he still be around?

RetroPom
30-11-10, 09:01
Hey! I was doubting we'd see a Nov episode.....well in Nov anyway! Well done :D

All downloaded and gonna try and listen within a week LOL.

Any snow where you are UK Mike? Looks like another White Xmas in Blighty. That's 2 I'll have missed now.

Thanks again for the show.

miner2049er
30-11-10, 11:30
Any snow where you are UK Mike?

Yeah a little but enoguh to make people's ability to drive disappear. I had to return home halfway through my fruitless commute this morning and work from home.

..... must .... not .... play .... mame .......

SubaruBrat
30-11-10, 02:10
With the early one last month, it almost feels like you skipped a show.

Yeah, we were saying it felt like we were on vacation. December show should be out the usual part of the month and back to normal. January will be a special show too, we are looking forward to it.

eldphm
30-11-10, 03:48
I hurried to the forum to give my comment on your intro, then I read the first messages and I understand that it wasn't a subtle tribute but a spooky coincidence.
Regarding the snow, it is reaching Iceclimberish levels here in northern Sweden. Unusually early too.
(now, where's my mallet?)

Dhalamar
30-11-10, 04:05
I've actually played (emulation) the NES version of Splatterhouse. Friggin' RIDICULOUS game. The thing that stands out the most for me was the dancing Dracula. :) And the boxart is epic as well.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Wanpaku_graffiti.jpg/200px-Wanpaku_graffiti.jpg

It plays almost NOTHING like the arcade, TG-16 or Sega Genesis versions of the game, it's ... weird.

Or maybe I played the arcade version of the original Splatterhouse and it was part 2 for the Genesis. Because I know full and well I've never played the TG-16 version. They play almost identical anyway. Hrmm ...

GarrickGreathouse
30-11-10, 09:30
I've actually played (emulation) the NES version of Splatterhouse. Friggin' RIDICULOUS game. The thing that stands out the most for me was the dancing Dracula. :) And the boxart is epic as well.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Wanpaku_graffiti.jpg/200px-Wanpaku_graffiti.jpg

It plays almost NOTHING like the arcade, TG-16 or Sega Genesis versions of the game, it's ... weird.

Or maybe I played the arcade version of the original Splatterhouse and it was part 2 for the Genesis. Because I know full and well I've never played the TG-16 version. They play almost identical anyway. Hrmm ...

As game play is concerned, Splatter House for the Famicom could be the best of the series.

GarrickGreathouse
30-11-10, 09:34
RGR BBS!

Have you guys ever played with Telnet BBS's? You can straight up trick old BBS Software like Night Owl or Wild Cat to work over Telnet protocols. I would play the hell out of some door games if I knew the community.

http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/faq.asp

Leathco
01-12-10, 12:31
Great show so far. Liked the top ten, glad to see Conker at 1 but shocked to see Chiller thrown out (it was the only nes gun game that could handle two guns at once, a cool feature).

Loved the snippit from Showtimes Bullshit, its one of my favorite shows to watch. Listening to the news now, good stuff.

Dhalamar
01-12-10, 07:58
RGR BBS!

Have you guys ever played with Telnet BBS's? You can straight up trick old BBS Software like Night Owl or Wild Cat to work over Telnet protocols. I would play the hell out of some door games if I knew the community.

http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/faq.asp

It's been brought up, though not specifically an "RGR BBS". I'm not personally against the idea of an RGR BBS, but the forums more or less serve as a modern version of one if you think about it. :) Has all the same features as the old Wildcat and Renegade style bulletin boards when it comes down to it.

http://www.gamegavel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3168

I think it'd be cool to have Legend of the Green Dragon on here though. :D http://www.lotgd.net

miner2049er
01-12-10, 10:27
RGR BBS!

Have you guys ever played with Telnet BBS's? You can straight up trick old BBS Software like Night Owl or Wild Cat to work over Telnet protocols. I would play the hell out of some door games if I knew the community.

http://www.telnetbbsguide.com/faq.asp

I would love to do it and I have a DNS name pointing to my house already for other stuff, but I really don't have the time to do it myself, but if somebody else wanted to do it I'm sure we would help them out and get them up and running.

GarrickGreathouse
03-12-10, 05:31
Ok, let me rephrase that.

A Door Game based BBS would be great! Something with Usurper on it!

Gordon Bennett
03-12-10, 05:37
I think a BBS set up with Door games to play sounds like a great idea. Most of the ones I remember were pretty simplistic, but I do recall one or two with some interesting ideas and multiplayer mechanics.

Besides, it's a piece of gaming history that seems to have vanished entirely. Where better than here to resurrect it?

seanyboyuk
04-12-10, 07:40
Great show yet again! I thought it was never going to come! Well done guys, not been on here much lately!
Whats instore for the Dec? will we have a 2nd Dec show as an Xmas show or one huge bumper show?

readboy
05-12-10, 07:13
Not been around these parts for a while and it does seem like an age since the last show. Anyhow just downloaded the latest show and I am really looking forward to listening during lunch breaks next week.

Burgertime
06-12-10, 05:12
Some of the first modding I did to any game had to be .wad files on Doom. After that was the level editor for Duke Nukem 3D. And yes, I actually made my school in DN3D, except I didn't do it for the reasons people accused the Columbine kids for.
The Doom engine was licensed out to make the fantastic non violent breakfast "toy" prize Chex Quest. The original CD came in boxes of Chex and had 5 levels. Since then 10 more levels have been added to the game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chex_Quest
If you guys know enough about it to do a short segment or discuss the game, go for it. In talks about FPS titles, this game is my Boonga Boonga :p

Compute
06-12-10, 02:34
And yes, I actually made my school in DN3D, except I didn't do it for the reasons people accused the Columbine kids for.
Thanks to Duke Nukem 3D, I can't walk through my workplace without thinking, "Man this would make an awesome Duke Nukem level." Not to shoot my co-workers, but there are plenty of doors and looping around hallways, plus a big "ambush" area.

The Doom engine was licensed out to make the fantastic non violent breakfast "toy" prize Chex Quest. The original CD came in boxes of Chex and had 5 levels.

Ooo I used to love Chex Quest. I was surprised to find such a full game in a box of cereal. I can remember a few variations (non-cereal) of Wolf3D. Nitemare 3D, and a couple others were pretty good. Seeing as it was basically the same game with different maps and sprites, it didn't matter much. Can't forget the bible-themed FPS' for SNES based on that engine.

saberman
08-12-10, 03:31
Great show guys loved the top ten as always. In fact I’m now determined to hunt out a copy of Conker’s Bad fur day. As well as passing the censors by it passed me by too. That’s one of the great things about the show you get to discover classics you previously missed. I spent hours playing Fire ‘n’ Ice after the NES top 10 show.

saberman
08-12-10, 03:31
Great show guys loved the top ten as always. In fact Iím now determined to hunt out a copy of Conkerís Bad fur day. As well as passing the censors by it passed me by too. Thatís one of the great things about the show you get to discover classics you previously missed. I spent hours playing Fire Ďní Ice after the NES top 10 show.

zxspectrum16k
08-12-10, 04:42
Just up to the news section, another great show guys. Just a quick post, Funny as hell the 'Dead or Alive' discussion and great editing, I was midway through my commute home and nearly drive up the curb.

BydoEmpire73
08-12-10, 05:46
I dug the Miner 2049er review. I played it back in the day, but not much. I was more into Donkey Kong, Jumpman and other platformers. I picked it up for the 5200 a couple years ago and totally fell in love with the game.

meu2
13-12-10, 09:21
Only just up to the news, but itís another great show guys. The top ten was a nice change of pace from the system based top ten, with a very deserving winner in my opinion.

teknohed
17-02-11, 12:52
First off, I want to say that I FINALLY signed up for a subscription. yeah! not sure if the dollars to pounds conversion will create weird charges on my credit card, we'll see. Anyway, no longer a dead beat something for nothing American.

But now, let's focus on this top ten. I totally love that these top 10s are form your perspective and that you all resist the temptation to list these as the general gaming public might, but here's my $0.02:

First of, Chiller should have been #1 on this list. I played that game in a dusty traveling arcade that was a part of the Elko County Fair in Elko, Nevada round about 88 or so. Having played this cab and the crossbow cab, I have to guess that this game is simply a crossbow conversion. The cab was really spartan (all blue if memory serves) with some airbrushed stencil art and the Chiller marque that you see up on KLOV:

http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/109/1094133994.jpg

anyway, walking up to the machine I assumed that it was going to be another "operation wolf" style game. But I was shocked by the gore in this game. It made my stomach churn. I was about 12 at the time and I got the distinct impression that my playing this game was very very wrong. Similar to how you'd feel accidentally coming across your dad's penthouse magazines when you were (quite innocently) searching for the spare set of boat keys. The thing that really got to me about this game was the sound. This cab's sound was just booming and the sounds were so wierd and creepy. The sort of moaning and weird tones that play really set me on edge. I dropped at least 5 bucks on this game trying to find out all the wierd ways you could kill people. It's game design was essentially an electro mechanical shooting gallery but in Video Game form. I really think you guys sold this game short. I never played the NES game, but I think that in the context of the time and in an arcade this game was extremely edgy certainly unlike anything I'd seen up until then. Much like your arguments against Xybots I feel like your life experience is clouding your judgement. It's easy to look at this games primitive graphics and limited gameplay in hindsight and find the game lacking, but having played it contemporaneously I can tell you that this game creeped me out like not game since.

Also, I'm going to come off like an Exidy fan boy, but what gives with scoring Death Race so low. That game was the original controversial game. There was even a lawsuit (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=455&page=289) thanks to this games notoriety. Seriously guys. Death Race!

SubaruBrat
17-02-11, 03:02
Dude as always you bring some good counterpoints.


not sure if the dollars to pounds conversion will create weird charges on my credit card, we'll see

It is like 10 to 1 now, you see 20 bucks you donated 200 send more.



you'd feel accidentally coming across your dad's penthouse magazines when you were (quite innocently) searching for the spare set of boat keys.

It was my Uncles place and it was the Vanna White edition, I did him a favor by not returning it.


It's game design was essentially an electro mechanical shooting gallery but in Video Game form. I really think you guys sold this game short. I never played the NES game

Guilty as charged, never thought of it that way.


Much like your arguments against Xybots I feel like your life experience is clouding your judgement

I owned one that I found for a buck, sold it to a neighbor to turn into a MAME machine. No guilt.