Archive for July, 2011

Things That Do Not Suck As Told By Josh (TGOJ Canon)

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Josh
Gaming Is Bad Ass

Look how bad ass gaming is...this dude is so happy because owning that Atari did not suck!

There are many things in the gaming world that really get under our skin at Three Guys One Joystick. So I’ve made this quick (but short and in no way complete) guide to a few things in the gaming industry that don’t piss me off (I can not speak for Derek and Mike though, but we usually agree). I decided to make a list of the things that don’t suck in gaming because an exhaustive list of all things that DO suck would be ridiculously long (albeit funny as hell). So, please join me in this journey of a few of the things you should learn to appreciate and/or make an effort to do in the gaming world.
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Photos for Episode 2: Metroid (Part 1)

Posted in Pictures with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2011 by derek

Hello All!

To go along with our Episode 2: Metriod (Part 1) episode, we’ve included a timeline of the game’s story and also some photos below.

Metriod Organism

Metriod Organism

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Episode 2: Metroid (Part 1)

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags , , , on July 16, 2011 by Mike

Metriod NES cover


So it turns out that it takes a while to talk about an 11-game (and counting) series. How long? About 3 podcast episodes. Here’s part 1 of our 3-part series on the Metroid games. This part covers Metroid, Metroid Zero Mission, and Metroid 2.

Again, we’d like to thank Horse the band for allowing us to use their song “Birdo” as our intro theme song.

Be sure to let us know what you think! You can post a comment below, send us an e-mail, or hit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Zelda: A Link to the Past – With a Portal Gun

Posted in Videos with tags , , on July 15, 2011 by Mike

Dorkly puts out a lot of funny video game parody videos. This one was just too awesome to keep to myself.

California Extreme 2011 – We were there!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by Mike

A couple of us (Josh and Mike) went to California Extreme 2011 over the weekend. Holy crap! I haven’t seen that many games in one room since the big arcade at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It looked like most of the games were provided by individual collectors, so we want to send out a big THANK YOU to all the people who were willing to subject their classic and rare games to a couple days of abuse for our enjoyment! And thanks to Josh for taking several of the pictures you’re about to see below.

Nerds playing games

Fellow retro gaming nerds. My peeps!

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for under $10

Posted in Deals with tags , , on July 8, 2011 by Mike

Metroid Prime 3 deal at GameStop

Perhaps in honor of our upcoming Metroid episode series, GameStop has preowned copies of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on sale right now for $9.99 (deal valid 7/8 – 7/14).  If you haven’t played this one yet, you really need to pick it up.

California Extreme 2011

Posted in News on July 6, 2011 by Josh

California Extreme 2011 is here this weekend.  Mike and I will be there this Saturday to play an obscene amount of old coin-op games and I plan on schooling him on some Capt. Fantastic pinball…why was Elton John’s image on a pinball machine, well hopefully I’ll find out why at this convention. We’ll be sure to update everyone on our retro arcade experience.  Below is a description of the event I pulled directly from the CAX website.  If any of you have time to check this out, I strongly recommend you go and support these hobbyists/collectors who are willing to demo all these coin-op games and let us play these games to our heart’s content:

Arcades were once a fixture on the American urban landscape, and games were plentiful in rural cities too. The closest heir of today is the so-called “Family Entertainment Center”, which is populated with a myriad of devices designed only to take your coins quickly and leave you with a pile of tickets, which you exchange for cheap, trashy toys. This is entertainment? California Extreme was born with a desire to share fun coin op games that are in the hands of private collectors, and to hopefully spread the word that pinball machines were once plentiful, and that videogames were not synonymous with “martial arts” and violence. Buy/sell/trade! The show is a great place to bring games you want to sell, and also a good place to add to your collection, or even start it! Not all games will be for sale; many collectors bring games to show (or show off!) that they would never sell. So .. Can I play the stuff? Yeah .. Everything is on free play. You can play from the moment you arrive until we shut off the power at closing — Play as many games as you want, in whatever order you want to. There are *HUNDREDS* of games, all set to play for free. This is a your chance to try those older games, or the newer games that you’d never put money into in an arcade. There are also many games that never got produced, and are very hard to find.”