Episode 9: Here Comes 2012

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by Josh

Welcome to 2012, where quality control trumps all things.

The new year is here, and we already have had a great start with such titles as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Resident Evil: Revelaitons (typo intended…right Capcom?). In this episode we take a look at our backlog from 2011 and some of the games we’ve finally caught up on, and also discuss what games are coming up in the 2012 gaming year. To our surprise, we realized during the recording of this episode that there are actually a bunch of video games to look forward to this year.

Enjoy the music clips we pulled from Gradius and Contra in this episode. As always, thank you Horse the band for allowing us to use their song “Birdo” as our TGOJ theme song.

Dead Island – A Fine Cocktail of GTA+L4D2+BUGS!

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , on February 5, 2012 by derek

So Dead Island has been around for a bit now, and the only reason I got it was because Mike got it and then Josh got it. That and it was on sale for $25.00 on Amazon.com so figured for multiplayer fun, lets do it!

Dead Island... Where GTA+L4D+BUGS come together!

Dead Island... Where GTA+L4D+BUGS come together!

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Podcast in Limbo

Posted in News with tags , , , on February 1, 2012 by Josh

Its February and we’ve been busy with our backlog of 2011 games. As with all of you, we are also getting slammed with work…real life is cruel.  Keep your eyes peeled as we should get episode 9 up within the next couple weeks covering some more of our fond id software memories as well as other random PC games we played back in the days.

We’ll hopefully have some good retro reviews and game discussions posted once we wrap up some of the games of 2011 and also pick away at some of the classics we want revisit (look for some retro reviews of Ogre Battle 64 and Zelda: Majora’s Mask by me…Derek and Mike will have to look elsewhere since I got the N64 covered).

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning looks promising...but that name just emits shit stench when spoken.

As for whats coming up currently in the world of gaming, nothing that exciting. Check out SoulCalibur V, if you are into that sorta thing, which was just released this week. SoulCalibur V is getting mixed reviews but seems promising if the fundementals of that game are intact considering the earlier iterations of the SoulCalibur series were a fun romp. Also keep your eyes peeled for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning which comes out next week and has gotten some early buzz from journalists. I am pretty excited to hear what people have to say about that one when it comes out. That has to be the most ridiculous fucking name I’ve heard attached to an RPG in a long while.

Skyrim humor

Posted in Pictures with tags , , on January 31, 2012 by Mike

Source: Omny87 at deviantART

I’ve always felt weird carrying around an entire Thanksgiving dinner in my pockets in RPGs, let alone stopping to consume one. But you do what you gotta do.

Nintendo Reports a Loss and Warns of Worse to Come

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Josh



Last week, Nintendo reported a loss and has posted an even bleaker outlook for its full-year earnings. This may not come as a shock to some considering its aging Wii system and the rocky start the 3DS had. This sparked a conversation Mike, Derek and I had the other day about Nintendo’s life-bar and its 3DS handheld system. Enjoy the very grammatically incorrect and chock full of spelling errors dialogue we had after the break! Read more »

TGOJ Review – Abobo’s Big Adventure

Posted in Reviews/Rants, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 21, 2012 by Josh

I first heard about Abobo’s Big Adventure while browsing the articles at Joystiq.com. I really didn’t know what to expect of this game (considering I never heard anything about it until reading the Joystiq article), but being an NES buff and having seen the teaser screenshot of Abobo’s Big Adventure I knew this was something I wanted to play. I may have gotten as excited seeing the above picture for the first time as I did when I first played Double Dragon 2 with Derek (one of the best co-op games on the NES, second to Contra). For those of you who are unfamiliar with Abobo, he is a reoccurring bad guy character from the Double Dragon series. He’s not your main villain, he just seems to have been cloned 100 times over and always appears at the worst moments to put the beat down on you in all Double Dragon games. Abobo’s Big Adventure stars…Abobo…in an insane and ridiculous quest across multiple NES game worlds to find his missing son Aboboy. Read more »

Things That Do Not Suck in Video Gaming – Part 2

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Josh

Happy New Year everyone. We want to thank you all again for following TGOJ throughout 2011. Its been a great first-time experience for us working on the site and our podcasts and we hope you all have been enjoying the content. We also hope you will enjoy what we plan to bring you all in 2012.

I suck at MS Paint...

We are finally catching up on all the games from 2011. This in turn will leave us some time to do what we like to do most: bitch and talk about old games. I thought I’d kick off the new year here at TGOJ with a few more things that definitely don’t suck a (insert genitalia of your choice here). This isn’t completely retro, but most of the points I make here apply to games both old and new. Follow me after the jump for some good TGOJ ranting. Read more »

We’re mobile-friendly!

Posted in News on January 8, 2012 by Mike

Just wanted to let you know we’ve made some changes to the site so it will look better on mobile devices.  Comment below if you run into any problems.

– Mike

Episode 8: 2011 In Review – The TGOJ Holiday Special

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by Josh

Nothing says 'Happy Holidays' like a huge Pac Man Christmas Tree.

The holidays are just around the corner and we have been bombarded with some great games within the last couple months. The year started off pretty bad, but we ended up with more great games this year than anyone had time and money to spend on them. Since the three of us here at TGOJ have been trying to find time for all the gaming action 2011 has offered us across multiple platforms, we haven’t had time to do our Wolfenstein homework once again. In this episode we walk you through all the great games we have enjoyed over the year, let you know what we thought was worth your time and money, and provide you our standard rants and rambling.  This episode is heavily loaded with Xbox 360 games since that is the system of choice here at TGOJ, but we didn’t leave other gaming platforms completely out. Most of these games are cross platform anyways so keep that in mind if you search for any of the games we mention. We hope you enjoy this episode and we will talk at you all next year with what we hope will be some more entertaining content. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone and thank you again for listening to and reading our content!

Enjoy the music clips we pulled from Tetris, Shadowgate, Faxanadu, Mega Man 2 and Contra in this episdoe.  As always, thank you Horse the band for allowing us to use their song “Birdo” as our TGOJ theme song.

Even More Video Game Sales

Posted in Deals with tags , on December 19, 2011 by Josh

Steam took my moneys.

As if the sales at Good Old Games were not enough, the folks at Steam rolled out their holiday sales today. Running from December 19th to January 1st, Steam will post new deals daily. Steam already took my money during its Black Friday week long sale, may as well give them more money! Have at it gamers…SPEND!