Retromancers – NES Longplay GOONIES II Pt 2 – The Kid in the Helmet!

Oh my god, the kid in the helmet! Our Goonies 2 journey continues; this time we get a transceiver, drop some mythology, and brutalize an old lady to get a candle — Ouch! What do you do!?

Game: The Goonies II / Goonies 2
System: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Publisher: Konami (1987)

Ramblings – Arcade Archives

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Hey guys, welcome back!  This week on Ramblings, I’m taking a look at three entries in the Arcade Archives series on the PlayStation 4.  What is Arcade Archives?  Well, a company called Hamster has been taking old arcade games from various companies and porting them to the PS4.  Or, at the very least, emulating them with a custom emulator (likely a modified MAME).  I covered an older Arcade Archives game a while back (Super Dodge Ball), and it was pretty good.  This time around I have Contra, Double Dragon, and Double Dragon II: The Revenge for you guys.  Many of you have no doubt played the NES versions of these games, but I’m here to cover the arcade versions.  So let’s get on with it. More

Retromancers – NES Longplay GOONIES II Pt 1 – Startropics and Dinosaucers!

This is our time down here! New videos every Wednesday until the game is complete. Join us as we journey through the classic NES game Goonies II — this time we begin searching for Annie and the Goonies in the Fratelli’s restaurant mansion, and reminisce about 80’s pop culture on our way to save Goonie number 1!

Game: The Goonies II / Goonies 2
System: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Publisher: Konami (1987)

 

Ramblings – Crunchyroll

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Hey everybody!  Welcome back!  It’s that time of the week again.  Time for me to ramble.  This week on Ramblings, I’d like to take a look at my new favorite website, Crunchyroll.  Many of you may already know of Crunchyroll, but there are probably quite a few of you out there who haven’t.  It’s a legal streaming website for anime and live-action Japanese drama, as well as some manga.  I had known about it for a couple years now, thanks to its presence in the PlayStation Store, but I never gave it a serious look until last month because I’ve never been really big into anime.  That said, how does Crunchyroll fare for an anime novice like myself? More

Ramblings – The Belmonts

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Hey guys, welcome back!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week, but then late Saturday night I decided to check out the website of The Megas.  Now, if you’re a longtime reader of my column, you know I discussed The Megas before.  They’re a group that did lyrical covers of Mega Man music.  Normally I don’t like it when people put lyrics to instrumental video game music, but The Megas did it so damn well that I just love their three major albums.  But now they’re branching out into Castlevania music with their newest album, The Belmonts.  Only three tracks are on the album, and it’s no doubt a teaser to a larger project.  So how is this new excursion of theirs?  Let’s find out. More

Ramblings – September 7th, 2016 Update

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Hey guys, welcome back!  It’s Ramblings time.  A little late today, I know.  I also apologize for the two week absence.  I hope to explain all that in this week’s update.  I had hoped to do something other than another “Updates” column, but circumstances worked against me.  Sorry all.  But let’s get on with the updates. More

Ramblings – Overwatch – Summer Games Update

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Hey guys.  I didn’t want to keep missing weeks, so I wanted to do a quick column on Overwatch’s Summer Games update which was sent out yesterday.  But first, a bit of housekeeping.  As I mentioned on my Twitter, I won’t be doing No Man’s Sky like I previously planned.  No, it isn’t because of the leaks, but rather because I just don’t like controlling space craft in video games.  I don’t know why I allowed myself to get hyped by No Man’s Sky, when most of the game is flying through space.  But I did, and I’m glad I came to my senses before the game came out.

So now GameFly sent me the Mega Man Legacy Collection for PS4, so I’ll be giving that a go hopefully next week.  LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be after that.  I don’t know for sure.  No idea how much space ship battles are in that one.  The trailer for the game on GameFly shows some space ship battles, and that worries me.  But I liked the first LEGO Star Wars game, and I have high hopes for the latest one.

Anyway, Overwatch. More