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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.

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 »

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

Fortune Street

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2011 by Mike

I just got an e-mail from Nintendo about a new Wii game called Fortune Street. WTF… did anyone know this was coming? It looks like a cross between Monopoly and Culdcept Saga (which was already a cross between Monopoly and every card-battle game ever created), two games I suck at but still enjoy. I watched Nintendo’s trailer, and it looks like there’s no card battling, but other than that it’s very much like Culdcept Saga. Oh and it’s Nintendo, so it has Mario characters and the dreaded MINI-GAMES. But Square Enix is involved too, so it also has DRAGON QUEST CHARACTERS!!! And… AND… it has local and online multiplayer.

Metacritic has it at a 71 so far, which is just a few points below Culdcept Saga’s 75. I’m curious… I’m not quite buy-curious, but I’ll keep an eye out for this one at my local Redbox.

Skyrim – Kill Dragons and Stuff

Posted in News on November 10, 2011 by Josh
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

We are pumped up for Skyrim, check out the reviews people.

Derek and I really like RPGs…especially Western RPGs. Mike…I think he likes them in small doses or when they star college aged Japanese girls with plaid skirts and knee high stockings (I think, I could be wrong…correct me here Mike if need be). Either way, we at Three Guys One Joystick are pumped up for Skyrim and enjoy a good RPG. We especially like an RPG that can actually hold our attention with a good plot, good character/stat development and great battle mechanics. Lets face it, we don’t have enough time to play long, shitty RPGs. We represent you readers. The working class nerds of all ages who don’t have all the time they would like to play games. So this article just serves as a reminder to not screw around with shitty games and go buy Skyrim, and let us know what you think. Lets just bask in the warmth of insanely high reviews Skyrim has received so far. It seems like this game will be worth our time, and yours. You can be sure that we will eventually be posting some podcasts up about Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls games (or any other Western RPG of choice), so it will be worth it to get your questions or comments ready now. Lets talk about Skyrim people.  Let us know what your first impressions are tomorrow, we will let you all know ours for sure.

2011 Video Game Onslaught

Posted in News on September 13, 2011 by Josh
Van Damme Is Pumped

Van Damme is way more pumped than you are for games.


I bitched earlier this year about how it has been a disappointing gaming year.  Well, I need to take back what I said because I have been playing some good games…some that are recent releases, and some that are older but I just finally had a chance to play. These kick ass games are what have kept us away from tending to the TGOJ website (as well as planning for our upcoming Wolfenstein and Doom podcast episodes). We usually don’t make mistakes here at TGOJ, but I was wrong…OK…sorry, the year is getting better for us gamers! Check back here soon where I will give brief reviews, standard rants and a look at some of the games coming out soon that have us pumped up (or not so pumped up)!!

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!

Here are a few of my personal highlights and lowlights: Read more »

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.”

It’s Metroid Time

Posted in News with tags on June 28, 2011 by Josh

The Three Guys (currently with more than one console, thus more than one joystick right now) are catching up on some old time favorites…every Metroid game in existence with minimal Metroid: Other M play.  Don’t worry, we don’t hate that one as much as G4.  We will be putting together an episode that is all about Metroid very soon.  In the meantime, we ask a favor of anyone reading this.  Send us your comments, thoughts, memories, and feelings of any Metroid game.  Let us know what you want to hear us talk about as well.  E-mail us, tweet us, leave a comment on our website and Facebook page…there are plenty of ways to talk at us.  This game series is one of the few series the Guys here completely agree may be one of the best (and our favorite) video gaming franchises.  We plan on telling you why. Look for our Metroid episode sometime in July.

We’re on iTunes!

Posted in News on June 23, 2011 by Mike

Great news – Apple has approved our podcast!  You can now subscribe in iTunes.  Currently you can only subscribe by going to this link, but we should show up in the directory and in search results in the next few days.