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You can't help but feel humbled knowing you share a website with the man who interviewed Tingle. Humbled... Broke, but humble.

1 week, 2 days ago on Interview with Tingle

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Oh, and thanks to you guys, I had a nice twitter conversation on difficulty in RPGs and why I don't think it's a bad thing since challenge often equals grinding.

1 week, 3 days ago on 115 – Show us on the doll where Valve touched you

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Hesitation... Do I vote for one of my favorite games in Super Mario RPG? Or do I vote for my favorite Mario Party in an attempt to shove it in people's faces yelling that it's the best and no one can argue that? Decisions decisions.


In any case, the N64? Not a console? WHAAAAAT?

As for the listener question, it's funny Alex mentioned my Spyro talk to someone because, in the end, my view is that Spyro is a very average game, but does fit the mascot criteria for the youth of the time. It kind of bridges your whole conversation. People followed their affinities with the mascots more than they followed their consoles. Even now, Sony Fanboys are probably the less prominent group. Those who are aren't Crash and Spyro fans, they're Ratchet, Kratos and Devil May Cry fans.

1 week, 3 days ago on 115 – Show us on the doll where Valve touched you

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Wow... that fanboy rerelease rant article... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

1 week, 3 days ago on GMZ #2-6 – Yoshi, Nerds, & Cosby

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Shining Force? WHO WOULD'VE GUESSED?

Sooo... first review without the opinion of that guy... what's his name? I did try the game once, and stopped at one point so I'd agree with the novelty, but if some games I'm thinking of aren't on the list, this doesn't deserve to be on it.

1 week, 6 days ago on Game Overkill – ActRaiser

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@ericmhunter Luigi's Mansion is a Mansion. 

2 weeks ago on Retrogaming Credibility – For Dummies

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Some pretty cool levels in there. I completely agree on Sherbet Land. That is probably one of my favorite tracks in the Mario Kart series. As for Shadows of the Empire, it made me remember a part of my childhood I forgot. I did play a Star Wars game as a kid. Huh.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Top 10 Favorite Frozen Levels

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@ChrisSwartz Right? Like, what are you even trying to be? A human being?

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Retrogaming Credibility – For Dummies

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@TempleofRetro I hope it helps you improve as an individual.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Retrogaming Credibility – For Dummies

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I meant a leash, but I was thinking of Leechy kids... Imagine that.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on 114 – Halo 3 Confirmed!

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Went back to episode 84 (http://1morecastle.com/2014/04/84-refill-machine-fresh-bear/) and the first ever Crazy Game Ideas was indeed Jason, but it was NOT the Dennis Hopper simulator. It was the multiplayer collectable card game of SPOONBATS! Where two factions (Spoons and Bats) battle it out in a post-apocalyptic world.


It also reminded me to laugh at Bailey if he ever needs to put his kid on a leech.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on 114 – Halo 3 Confirmed!

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I've never touched persona games... I caught up on many many RPGs using the PSOne classics on my PSP and being able to play these PS2 classics would be the main reason for me to get a PS3. I'll get back to you once I'm done.

4 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Personal Edition)

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Let's not forget that #GameOverkill was about games people should play once in their life. Considering this is not a favorites list, I'm really surprised it's not higher.

1 month ago on Game Overkill – Super Mario Bros.

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@Aggro Sky Pretty much my opinion except the fact that SMB was the first game I played. While Mario 3 and World are better, like I said, I'd rather play SMB than maybe 3/4 of the flash/indie games I've played so far. I'd rather speedrun SMB than play Super Meat Boy.

1 month ago on Game Overkill – Super Mario Bros.

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A sad day for overrated arcade classics.


What I like the most about the first picture is that Jason looks totally ready to announce Half-Life 3, then BOOM Bailey ruins it. 

1 month, 1 week ago on GMZ #2-4 – Zelda Timelines, Deadly Deadly Dildos, and Silent Protagonists

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@Aggro Sky The Twins would've made it IF they weren't intact later... And your piece is still fantastic, so I'll still plug it.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Top 5 Favorite Moments (For Real)

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@@radicaldefect  I have the hardest time remembering Number 4 and 5... Might have to play Link's Awakening and Wild Arms again. I knew Miguel would be up there. Thanks for commenting, I really do love the format you chose. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Top 5 Favorite Moments (For Real)

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Windjammer sounds exactly like that game Phong plays in ReBoot. And I can't believe I'm saying this as if anyone has any idea what I would be talking about...

Nice job by Victor filling in and reminding me I should visit VGHC more often.


Oh, and I know everyone will talk about Jason messing up the showdown, but he got the last part right, even with the random question of the Grandma Cookies. Well done.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 110 – Jeff Bridges presents Pokemon Snap

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@fjveca I was trying to find something Zelda related, but couldn't. There are a lot of great moments in the series, but I just couldn't see any of them making the cut. Final Fantasy though, make your pick and it deserves to be on there.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Top 5 Favorite Moments (For Real)

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I completely agree with its position and you assessment. I haven't played enough hack n' slash games, but I do believe, from memory, that DMC is better. But, seeing how many games came after it, play at least one.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Game Overkill – God of War

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I love this! Especially since it made me wonder how the hell did you end up finding 6 of these? I had forgotten FF6 and I could only remember the "after-story" of FFIV which is not even retro. I think Lufia had something about it too(?).


There needs to be more pregnant women in gaming!

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Top 6 Pregnancies in Retro Video Games

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Alex did a good job as a guest host, so I'll fill in for the fact checking. You can take a break from it.

This isn't the first time Alex Weiss can be heard on the podcast. His voice can clearly be heard on the IndyPopCon episode.

2 months ago on 109 – Nester: President of the Terrestrial Federation

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It's too bad that, at that time, you couldn't use your cellphone while airborne because I would've loved to play Snakes on a plane.

2 months ago on Snake

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Is that Ubisoft picture real? If not, I'm impressed.

2 months ago on GMZ #2-2 – Exclusive Interview with Daniel Lamplugh & Ubisoft’s Secret

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I have to go with Bailey on this one, not because of the game (Though I'd have a hard time voting against it) or even the reasons he presented. Even as a plumber, Mario is not dressed accordingly: http://i1.cpcache.com/product_zoom/647000403/plumbers_butt_crack_shirt.jpg?height=250&width=250&padToSquare=true


2 months ago on 108 – HOY SMALL FRY!

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That is awesomely cute. You could go for a Game Boy SP though. The backlight helps a lot, the screen is bigger and it plays all games.


I also had Pokémon Blue for the long trips as a kid. However, I personally admit how much I wanted to have Pokémon Red, the clearly superior version.

2 months, 1 week ago on Retro on the Go!

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@Aggro Sky I'd have to add that Sega has the right idea on this. Those Steam collections are all someone with a lack of space for physical media needs.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dear Nintendo

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@Aggro Sky On a serious note, as much as I agree that Nintendo is behind on all of these concepts (no GBA on the 3DS, really?). There's a serious lack of logic on all consoles about the digital content available. Nintendo's case is the worse, but PSN also has some sequels as stand-alones and other weird choices. Then there's the question of remakes and keeping their options open. I agree wholeheartedly that Nintendo is the worse at managing its virtual content, but virtual content in general should be easier to get to avoir piracy. Same thing goes with prices, in my opinion. If you can get the  Assassin's Creed trilogy for 15$, there's no reason why I have to pay 10 bucks for an N64 game I already bought 5 times.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dear Nintendo

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Jason, I don't understand most of these points. Don't you have an N64 and a SNES? I thought everybody kept these physical media lying around.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dear Nintendo

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I used to have conversations with games, but Twitter fixed that. Thanks Twitter!


And Hunter! You spoony bard! *canned laughter* You should bring the Encarta encyclopedia 1997 one day.


http://www.theholyroar.com/uploads/DADHAT/Encarta-Mindmaze.jpg

2 months, 1 week ago on 107 – Hitting Someone in the Face with a Rubber Chicken

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For the non-arcadey people, is the N64 port the best port? I had completely forgotten about Rampage and I know as an early teen it was one of my favorites!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on There’s a Monster in my Pizza Barn! Rampage series is a childhood fantasy

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*slow clap*

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Tetris The Movie: A Preview

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@ChrisSwartz We need more LazerDisc thingy love also. I didn't see anyone celebrating its birthday.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 106 – Dolphins in Space

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The Shmup genre is just that *niche*. Gradius might be the only one I played and Ikaruga, the other I know of. It's like Run 'N 'Guns. Not my thing.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Gradius

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@Aggro Sky I'm gonna join Mr. Sky. Metroid has a LOT more going on. Zelda's wandering is a lot less justifiable and rewarded also.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Gradius

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I did not expect this game to make 54th place... Wow... You have some Konami fanboys out there...

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Game Overkill – Gradius

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@Aggro Sky It's so easy to see how you can dislike it. It's basically pointless and you have a lot of other options in the same genre that provide much more entertainment. We're talking paddleboats, right?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies

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@ChrisSwartz They made him next to impossible in DW3, but if you boosted your stats to the max and used a bit of hit and run, you were fine. He's easier to beat in DW4-5-7 (haven't played 6 or 8), but you still probably can't beat him the first time you meet him. You need to raise your character a bit. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies

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I have never read a single Nintendo Power. Thank you for filling my void. And welcome to the Castle where inside jokes in comments are never explained!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Now You’re Playing With Power – An Intro

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There we go again! Bailey had to bring yet ANOTHER board game video game! Oh... that was Hunter? Carry on then...

2 months, 4 weeks ago on 105 – Nixon’s Finest

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@the_valerie  Thanks! I will relay the message to my Anonymous friend... *shifty eyes*

3 months ago on Retro Power Project Announcement

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20% of people would've taken the time to gather comments to include in their article. 95% of those people would've shoved them at the end. You took the time to include them WITH you thoughts.

I had rarely seen FF1 as a kid. It's one of those games I went back to in the hopes of building my retro-gaming cred. Glad to see another point of view.

3 months ago on Game Overkill – Final Fantasy

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Dear Retro Power,


I've never read a Nintendo Power in my life, will this fill the void inside of me?


Thanks,

Anonymous

3 months ago on Retro Power Project Announcement

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@16bitcatholic 8-3 is such a horribly painful level when you're trying to speed run the game. Those hammer bros....

3 months, 1 week ago on Who is that guy in the red hat? Vs. Super Mario Bros. boggles my brain

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Switching characters was the main reason why I disliked FFX's combat. Turn-based combat is slow enough as is it... don't make me switch character every frickin' battle...

3 months, 1 week ago on Switch Your Partner, Do Si Do!

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I'd vote for Jason, but that would be pretty hypocritical of me considering I wrote an entire article on retro games that had too big of a story for ANYONE to care. http://1morecastle.com/2014/07/untold-stories-retro-gaming/

3 months, 1 week ago on 103 – I’m a Coal Miner

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@ericmhunter That is absolutely fantastic! I was actually thinking while writing this that someone had to do something similar!

3 months, 1 week ago on I am a Screen-Looker…

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Has someone pointed out that Bailey brought Robocop before on the NES to talk about the fact that you could punch dogs in the animal cruelty episode which you can find at the following link: http://1morecastle.com/2014/02/73-the-horse-bought-you-the-gun/ ? No? Well I just did. Geez... where are fact checkers when you need them?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on 102 – Robocop vs. Clifford The Big Red Dog

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