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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.

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.

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.

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.