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TGOJ Thanksgiving Retro Review – Eggomania

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags on November 24, 2011 by Josh

A chicken that looks like a turkey shitting eggs onto a frog looking bear with a tray on his head...genius!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all stay awake long enough after your Thanksgiving feasts to get some valuable vacation-game time in. I was trying to think of a Thanksgiving and turkey related video game and the only game that came to mind was the 1982 Atari game Eggomania starring a chicken that looked like a turkey. This game played much like Kaboom for the Atari. The turkey-chicken would crap eggs onto the lower half of the screen and the player would have to control the blue bear (yes, that’s a bear) across the bottom of the screen with an Atari paddle. The bear would catch these eggs with a plate attached to his head. The object was simple, catch as many eggs as possible. At the end of a round, you had the opportunity to launch the eggs back at the turkey-chicken for bonus points. The game had two challenge levels which would alter the size of the plate on the bears head. After each round, the game would naturally increase in difficulty as the gameplay would increase in speed. There isn’t much more to say about this crap game, but it served its purpose for me as acting as our holiday retro review to you readers. Don’t play this pile of shit, just check out some gameplay footage on YouTube.

Have a great turkey day everyone, and be sure to take advantage of all those sales out there right now to grab some of the great games that have been released this year. I’ve already given a recap of what games I deemed worthy of a purchase. Also check out Cheap Ass Gamer to direct you to all the great video game deals out there right now.

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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Episode 1 pictures

Posted in Pictures with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2011 by Mike

We talked about a lot of old games in our first episode, and part 2 will include one horrifically shitty game (according to Mike).  We’ve got pictures of some of the games on our Facebook page (thanks Derek!), so go check them out!

Album: Episode 1

We also have some pictures to share with you here of some of the crap that came up in our first episode.  Be sure to check them all out by clicking on “read more”.

Below is the original Atari 2600 with the 70’s wood paneling porn style.

Atari 2600 Porno 70's wood paneling

Atari 2600 Porno 70's wood paneling

Below is the cover of Pac Man for the Atari 2600.

Pac Man Atari 2600

Pac Man Atari 2600

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Episode 1: Three Guys, First Joysticks (Part 1)

Posted in Podcast Episodes with tags , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by Mike

Its a joystick.

Here it is – the first part of the first episode of the first podcast by the guys at Three Guys One Joystick!  In this episode, we discuss some of our earliest gaming memories.

The episode turned out a little longer that we had expected, so we’ve broken it into two easily digestible parts.  Check it out, and let us know what you think!

Special thanks go to HORSE the Band for letting us use their song Birdo (iTunesAmazon) as our intro theme!  And thanks in advance to Konami for not suing us for using music from Contra!