Episode 103: 5 Hardest Games

This episode was a bit hard for us to take, and not just because we were talking about our hardest games.  Dan's third-world-country quality internet service, provided by the eternally crummy Time Warner Cable, wasn't solid enough to even hold on long enough for an audio only Skype call. Due to Time Warner's incompetence we had to jettison the Brooklyn studio for this episode, leaving Corey out in the cold. Dan, Eric and Will carried on though, delivering a shortened episode after the wind had been taken out of their sails.  Show notes after the jump:

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Episode 89: Remakes We Want

With the recent announcement of the classic Ducktales game being remade, a listener queries the Athletes on which games they would like to see remade and/rebooted.  There's a few games from a few different generations from the classic NES with the most recent games from the Nintendo 64 (which came out like 15 years ago already).  Later on in the episode the Athletes talk about the recent closing of LucasArts as a game developer and some more talk about BioShock Infinite.

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Episode 42: Best of the NES

In this week's episode we relive some classic gaming when we discuss some of best games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  We all give our top 5 lists as well a talk about some of the great games we may not have played but deserve some kudos.  Here's the notes:

Nibble bits: 00:02:04

Corey- Bio-shock moved to2/26/13

            EA Released EA Humble Indie Bundle last week

            SWTOR lost 400,000 subscribers

            Rumors of Wii-u game titles

                        Scandal

 Eric-    Elder Scrolls online confirmed for 2013

                        Set 100- years before Skyrim

            Angry birds has hit 1 BILLION downloads

            Adventure-time on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network

Will-    Snowbound Area

            Kingdom Hearts should come back to consoles

            Zynga to go to court…

Dan-    South Park RPG Name leaked on XBOX Live stick of truth

            Nokia/Rovio Angry Birds Space coming to windows phone.

            As of 3/31 30 million Skylanders figurines

 

How was our week: 00:11:20

Corey- got to enjoy his week a little more, saw some bands, went to a Yankee game on Tuesday night, looked for a job, studied, did some podcast work

Will- Baseball and school

Eric- went to the bar spent 50 bucks, (7 or 8 weeks in a row,) played some darts and did quite well.

Dan- last day at Wegmans yesterday, normal shift, Band show dates.

 

Return from break: 00:18:50 Best NES games

Top 5 lists:

Five:

Corey: Gauntlet 2

Eric:     WWF Wrestle Mania

Will:    Excite Bike

Dan:    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Four:

Corey: Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

Eric:     Duck Hunt

Will:    Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

Dan:    Baseball Stars

You get the idea; listen to the episode for the rest of the list.

 

Honorable Mentions: 00:44:20

 

News: 01:11:15

Corey: The Key to Depth Simplicity

Will:   

Eric: Binghamton’s 4 Noble Truths: The way I lived them

Dan: Company of  Heroes 2 will make you…

 

What we played: 01:35:30

 

Will: Battlefield 3,

Eric: Purchased Harry Potter Lego for the wife, played it together, Walking Dead game,

Corey: War Game European Escalation,

Dan: The Secret World beta, The Witcher 2

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Valentine's Day 2012

Despite it's status as a "Hallmark Holiday" Dan and Eric celebrate Valentine's Day by having their wives in studio to talk some games.  Annmarie talks a little Skyrim and goes a little more into depth on the big transition from mostly Mario games to last year's epic RPG.  Val relates her fairly extensive NES gaming background and why mobile gaming is mostly her focus at this point.  Some gaming anger stories make it into the end of the episode to finish off our very first Valentine's Day special, which can be found on iTunes/Zune/Stitcher or below!