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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.
4 hours, 21 minutes ago on 109 – Nester: President of the Terrestrial Federation
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.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Snake
Is that Ubisoft picture real? If not, I'm impressed.
6 days, 21 hours ago on GMZ #2-2 – Exclusive Interview with Daniel Lamplugh & Ubisoft’s Secret
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
6 days, 22 hours ago on 108 – HOY SMALL FRY!
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.
1 week, 4 days ago on Retro on the Go!
@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.
1 week, 5 days ago on Dear Nintendo
@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.
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.
1 week, 6 days ago on Dear Nintendo
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.
1 week, 6 days ago on 107 – Hitting Someone in the Face with a Rubber Chicken
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 weeks, 3 days ago on There’s a Monster in my Pizza Barn! Rampage series is a childhood fantasy
@fjveca You, sir, are awesome!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on GMZ #1 – The Gritty Reboot – Golden Pong, Social Justice Warriors, and Sega Secession
@rizzardcore Gotta start season 2 strong!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Tetris The Movie: A Preview
@ChrisSwartz We need more LazerDisc thingy love also. I didn't see anyone celebrating its birthday.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 106 – Dolphins in Space
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.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Overkill – Gradius
@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.
I did not expect this game to make 54th place... Wow... You have some Konami fanboys out there...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Game Overkill – Gradius
@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?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies
@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.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies
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!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Now You’re Playing With Power – An Intro
There we go again! Bailey had to bring yet ANOTHER board game video game! Oh... that was Hunter? Carry on then...
4 weeks ago on 105 – Nixon’s Finest
@the_valerie Thanks! I will relay the message to my Anonymous friend... *shifty eyes*
1 month ago on Retro Power Project Announcement
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.
1 month ago on Game Overkill – Final Fantasy
Dear Retro Power,
I've never read a Nintendo Power in my life, will this fill the void inside of me?
@16bitcatholic 8-3 is such a horribly painful level when you're trying to speed run the game. Those hammer bros....
1 month, 1 week ago on Who is that guy in the red hat? Vs. Super Mario Bros. boggles my brain
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...
1 month, 1 week ago on Switch Your Partner, Do Si Do!
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/
1 month, 1 week ago on 103 – I’m a Coal Miner
@ericmhunter That is absolutely fantastic! I was actually thinking while writing this that someone had to do something similar!
1 month, 1 week ago on I am a Screen-Looker…
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?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 102 – Robocop vs. Clifford The Big Red Dog
I may have one of two subject that aren't good enough for my column. Maybe I'll stuck 'em in yours!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GMZ – Job Openings (For Real This Time)
Serious lack of help on the second level selection and I don't like the tone the game game has towards you.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit
@NintendoLegend Doesn't "'s" count as a word in English? #seriousquestion
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Celebrations are NOT in order
Articles like this remind me of why exactly I was fired. I really can't compare to this level of profistj... profional... See? I can't even spell the stupid word.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on GMZ Breaking News Special Bulletin: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Kart Pokémon Vs Tekken Ware Dream Snap Party Star Revelations Turbo
I wouldn't want to be Joe Walker right about now. Sheesh.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 101 – BARF!!
Great write-up. Didn't get the chance to catch Street Fighter at the arcades. I was more into the Virtua Fighter, Ergheiz era. And I suck at these games.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on You Must Defeat Sheng Long (and that girl in middle school) to stand a chance
I use inverted controls. What do you have against inverted controls? Do I have to make a column about it?I can't say much about the other games, but Metroid Prime? Metroid Prime is an example on how Z-targeting should be used. It uses Z-targeting 100 times better than any other games. It helps Metroid Prime so much.
Z-Targeting allowed newcomers to the FPS genre to actually play the game instead of saying "Shit I suck at dual analogs" and turning off the game. Also, by having Z-targeting facilitating the FPS part, you can concentrate on platforming and exploration. Finally, saving the second analog to switch between power-ups is way more useful in this type of game than the dual analog setup.
And, in conclusion, bagged milk. Congrats on 100 episodes gentlemen!
2 months ago on 100 – Nintendo Legend Pro Tips
@Aggro Sky Too many Mojitos
2 months ago on I am a Screen-Looker…
All Zelda games are guilty, but at least A Link to the Past gave you a choice.
2 months ago on Ocarina of Crimes: Checkpoint
How DO you keep finding these games? You amaze me.
2 months, 1 week ago on Running Battle
@thedancinpanda Can't you accept me for who I really am?
2 months, 1 week ago on I am a Screen-Looker…
So, I'm curious. Did she know Barbie before playing this game? Is that even still a thing?
2 months, 1 week ago on Barbie: Super Model (Genesis)
@Chronoslinger Technically, I was screen hearing on that one. And I suck at Starcraft, give me a chance!
@rizzardcore Wait... I meant 3x was porn, but actually, x^3 is porn since it's xxx. And to be honest, I thought you were going to point out that if my reference point was the corner of my own screen instead of the middle, I would not have seen the other screens in my field of view.On an unrelated note, having the freedom to write anything stupid thing that comes to mind on a calculation sheet was SUCH a liberating feeling.
Now can we please mod Tingle in the game so he gets the credit he deserves?
2 months, 1 week ago on Play as Waluigi in Ocarina of Time
Props for the voice acting gents. That was very entertaining.
2 months, 1 week ago on 99.5 – The Adventures of the Mario Bros., Chapter 1: the Mysterious Black Pipe
@ChrisSwartz Thanks, that does sum up the game.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://reviewabadgameday.com/reviews/84
But it's still in alpha!
2 months, 1 week ago on N64 Review #14- John Romero’s Daikatana
@Tom_Badguy Not my favorite either, but I kinda like the original. Better than Q-Bert.
*slow clap* That was some nice work on the episode description! (Though you might want to get that typo on the second line)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 99 – Video Game Numerology
Yep... 1MoreCastle needed a dose of "Awwwwww." The previous iterations of that feeling were when we learned that Jason played a Mega Man game.NIcely done. I love your writing style. It fits perfectly for the premice of the series. Can't wait for more!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Lion King (Genesis)