Archive for February, 2012

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.