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Classic sci-fi B movies from the '50s and '60s: [VIDEO SNIP]


Hey, what's wrong with the Blob remake?! :flip:


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Stupid question to ask THIS crowd, but would people actually want to see us talk more in depth about more obscure and sully and "B" '80s stuff?

I am, I admit, a bit hesitant about getting too deep into doing shit "right" or well. If we do that, I have to take it more seriously. Then it's work. I'm content to just talk about fun bullshit and blame any failure on Tig.

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It would be more interesting if you went into a little more detail on Nostalgia Porn...nothing fancy, but a mini-review of certain movies, TV shows and collectables that let us know why you like them so much. Just holding 80's stuff up to the camera and going, "Hey, remember this?" is dangerously close to Family Guy territory. Yeah, I collected Garbage Pail Kid cards as a kid, and it was fun to see some of that stuff meticulously preserved from back in the day, but I was more interested in the history and/or controversy that revolved around them.

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Shoe wrote:
Stupid question to ask THIS crowd, but would people actually want to see us talk more in depth about more obscure and sully and "B" '80s stuff?

I am, I admit, a bit hesitant about getting too deep into doing shit "right" or well. If we do that, I have to take it more seriously. Then it's work. I'm content to just talk about fun bullshit and blame any failure on Tig.

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Do what you enjoy. I watch Cinnemassacre, home of Angry Videogame Nerd. While the nerd videos are fun, I watch a few of the guys just mess around playing videogames, which has very little production value.

In any event, you'll have more views than I've had on my pinball "lets play" videos: - 35 views. Woop.


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Do what you enjoy.

This.

I tend to yell at you and your buddy, for glossing over things, or forgetting to mention the nude scene that was cut out of Robotech - but I do that with every show I watch. There was a toy hunter show on The Travel Channel a few years ago, where this dude would go to people's attics/basements and find rare toys...and he'd spend 10 minutes rambling on about some boring G.I. Joe toy, when right behind him would be a mint-in-box Milton Bradley Starbird, and I would be shouting at the fucking television, because he wouldn't turn around and acknowledge the awesomeness less than 3 feet from his head.

So, yeah, just do whatever comes naturally to you, because trying to please your audience is an unwinnable game.

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I enjoy the anecdotes and personal history around the 'things'. If other details pop up, great, even better if I didn't already know about it. Bringing in the occasional 'expert', like your brother definitely is on Garbage Pail Kids stuff, is good to, but I think it was more interesting because it was positioned against the pure enjoyment of it and how it related and fit into to his and your lives.



P.S. The Star Blazers viewing continues. I was starting to lose interest because of the pure ridiculousness of some of the 'science', but then I just had the epiphany that is was not an adult view, but a kids view of the science, wrapped around a fully established group of adult characters. EX: They are traveling out of our solar system and get surprised by the pull of some force on the ship, only to realize it is Jupiter, and get excited talking about since it is so much bigger than Earth it has such a greater gravitational pull. To the adult in me I am thinking that of course these people would know that and have planned their coarse accordingly like every other journey through there, but then it hit me that this is a kid's version of science and knowing that bigger objects have bigger pull is a high level of knowledge. So, now I can just relax and enjoy what is happening to this group of adventurers without sweating the details so much.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 5:47 am 
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This week's show is on classic (for us) board games. We could only go with what we had on hand, of course. I left a few out because they weren't worth talking about. And no Monopoly!



We plan to do a more in-depth one on modern games in the future, though not too in-depth. As I pointed out to Tig, there is a whole hardcore scene surrounding board games these days. Pretending we know our shit would be asking for trouble!

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No Monopoly and yet you put Monopoly in the title graphic? You sneaky bastard!

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Cool entry. I had the Mad Magazine game back in the day. Used to love it.

Sorry, Life and Scattergories (not actually a board game) are pretty popular in our family. Here are a couple of obscure ones though that we usually play a few times a year.

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This was my wife's favorite game growing up. You run around to different stores in the city while they're open and collect cards. There's a clock that you run which closes stores throughout the game so you can be headed to one and it will close before you get there. My wife forces my daughter and I to play once a year and she continuously smokes us on it. I swear it's rigged.

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This was a Christmas gift that we thought was going to suck. It ended up being a lot of fun. You basically get dealt a handful of cards that each have one ride on them. You have to visit each ride around the park and get back out the entrance before anyone else does. More fun than it should be.

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Similar to both games above in that you're trying visit certain stores while sales are going on. I personally don't like actually playing this game but it talks to you and while the voice is obviously that of an adult female, her vocal inflections and dialogue are representative of a teenage girl. That, along with the awkward pauses as she puts a sentence together, makes it hilarious.

"There's, like, totally a sales at the... battery store..."

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Haven't watched the game one yet, but my two favorite games from my youth (late 60's, early 70's) were:

Which Witch
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Holy shit! I had Which Witch and completely forgot about it. I never had Green Ghost though.

EDIT: Also, while we had Mouse Trap, I can honestly say I've never played that game. We just built the trap and tripped it over and over again.

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We never had any real obscure ones, but my brother, step brother and I used to play game a lot. One big one...

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My wife and I bought Stratego when she was still in college. We would play that every week. We recently got rid of it because we never play anymore. Now we're cutthroat about card games, particularly Monopoly Deal which is basically a lot like Rummy only using special Monopoly playing cards.

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Haven't watched Shoe's video yet, so I'm not sure if he mentions it, but my sole board game allegiance is to Rail Baron, mostly because a friend of mine grew up playing it and he got the rest of us to do so, in a long-running loose tournament where we meet every few months, drink, and play the game. There's apparently a pretty significant fan base, including a computerized version.


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caryc wrote:
Cool entry. I had the Mad Magazine game back in the day. Used to love it.

After posting the video, someone offered us a copy! Excited to play it.
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This was a Christmas gift that we thought was going to suck. It ended up being a lot of fun. You basically get dealt a handful of cards that each have one ride on them. You have to visit each ride around the park and get back out the entrance before anyone else does. More fun than it should be.

I don't remember the other two, but I have a vague recollection of this one. Don't know why, but I feel like I've played this, or at least encountered it.

Sorry! and Life are still played in the Shoe household. By modern standards they suck, but Sorry! in particular is stupid fun. I should have gone on more about our family experience with it (though I don't know if it would have made the video, I don't edit them - I just drink and have fun :) )

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Damn.

Big empty slot in what we talked about! True classic of the era!

Though I think this came around too late for me, or at least I became aware of it too late. By the time I noticed it, Axis & Allies was around, so it seemed too "light" for my new taste in strategy.

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I never played Axis and Allies. When I was first stationed in Japan, there were some guys I worked with that played it once a month in these marathon sessions that would go all night. I opted for drinking and whoring instead. I'm sure the game is fun but somehow, I think I won that one.

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Atari 2600!!!!


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The very best drunken party game you can play is Maze Craze. I have a friend who converted his garage into a bar/game room. He had a 2600 and a bunch of games with a big overhead monitor so everyone could watch you play. It was fantastic. There's be 30 people there all cheering or booing your performance.

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The Activision games on Atari 2600 were the best.

Imagic were their more boring, but still good cousin. This is a "In retrospect" opinion. My parents had an Atari 400/8-bit computer, which had way better graphics and better arcade ports than the Atari 2600.


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My family was friends with an American family in the 70s/80s, and they got a 2600, probably in 79 or 80 or so. I remember playing Frogger and Asteroids, and thinking the graphics were amazing. Living in Holland, the Philips VideoPak console was far more popular, so we got that in Christmas of 1980. Lots of fond memories of it, but that was short-lived. Like Brian, my family got a real computer in 1981 (an Apple II+), which had vastly superior games. I didn't touch another console until the Sega Genesis in 1993.

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Does that kid at 9:08 in the Pitfall commercial look at all familiar...?

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We was poor. No Atari at our home, but some of the houses my mom cleaned did, and we would go there sometimes and play theirs.

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We got a 2600 in either '79 or '80. I can roughly pinpoint it because we moved around that time, and we got it before our move.

Next was a Vic-20 and an Atari 7800. No Coleco or Intellivision. A friend had the latter, so I played on that.

Then, while all the other kids had Nintendos, I got a Sega Master System. A few friends had C64s, and we played a LOT on them.

Stayed loyal to Sega and spent my own money ($228) to get a Sega Genesis when that came out. totally skipped the SNES during this time. Didn't catch up until the late 90s/early 00s with emulation. Did play ... what was that third system? Not the Neo Geo, the other one. That.

Skipped the Saturn because I was bouncing around the country by that time, but in '99 or '00 got a Dreamcast, and then a Playstation. Briefly had an Atari Jaguar, too. This is when I started heavily PC gaming as well. That was my main gaming platforming for a while, actually.

Xbox when that came out, all due to Halo.

Then a 360 and Wii, and a bit later a PS3. Retroactively got a Nintendo 64 at this time, too.

And now, an Xbox One.

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Not the Neo Geo, the other one. That.

TurboGraphx 16? That had Bonk, and a few decent arcade ports.

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That's the one. And yeah, Bonk was the flagship.

It was a decent system, as I recall. Seem to remember it had a really kickass racing game, too. Toyed around with it with emulation years later, but there weren't any major exclusives that hit the nostalgia button or that are widely acclaimed, so that lasted all of one short afternoon.

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Not the Neo Geo, the other one. That.

TurboGraphx 16? That had Bonk, and a few decent arcade ports.

A friend of mine had that, we would play Doom for hours on end.


My step-brothers had a ColecoVision, so I liked going to my father's house for a good stretch then. Zaxxon was my game of choice at the time, but also Vangaurd and that dungeon crawler . . . can't remember the damn name and Google is not being its usually helpful self, mostly because almost all gaming sites are blocked form my work.

I think the first gaming system we had at my house was the NES, which I played incessantly.
The first one I purchased was the PlayStation, mostly for Resident Evil.

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We had a Pong game pre-2600. Played Pong. Just Pong.

Then a 2600, an NES, a Genesis, N64, PS2. Then an Xbox 360, but I think I was married by that point.


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We had a Pong game pre-2600. Played Pong. Just Pong...
Was it the mechanical one, with the green light on cross beams under a glass 'screen'? We had that one. My uncle bought it for my brother and I. I wish I still had it.

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No, it was a video game system. One you screwed onto the antenna posts of your TV like the 2600. Just only played one game. Pong.

Might've been this. Been a while, obviously:
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A looooong while.

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I don't remember the Atari logo on it, and I sort of feel like I would have, especially since we had both at the same time. I remember hooking the Pong box up and playing it for old time's sake, when I was like 10 or something. But a lot of those gadgets, they'd re-brand them and sell the same thing under multiple names. I'm wondering if we had one of those. But it was definitely something like that.


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Ericubus wrote:
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Not the Neo Geo, the other one. That.

TurboGraphx 16? That had Bonk, and a few decent arcade ports.

A friend of mine had that, we would play Doom for hours on end.

Doom was on Jaguar, SNES, and the Sega 32x, didn't make it to the Turbographx.

I had a pretty insane console collection, but downsized when I moved. Stuff just didn't bring me happiness.

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We had a Pong game pre-2600. Played Pong. Just Pong...
Was it the mechanical one, with the green light on cross beams under a glass 'screen'? We had that one. My uncle bought it for my brother and I. I wish I still had it.

Blip? I had one similar, but it had a red LED.

Other Erics - There were a lot of Pong clone systems out there. Like, if you made electronics, you had a "Table Tennis" console or a "Air hockey console"


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I don't remember the Atari logo on it, and I sort of feel like I would have, especially since we had both at the same time. I remember hooking the Pong box up and playing it for old time's sake, when I was like 10 or something. But a lot of those gadgets, they'd re-brand them and sell the same thing under multiple names. I'm wondering if we had one of those. But it was definitely something like that.

Pong did not begin with Atari, IIRC. Atari made a system of it later. Basically, it was a game that other companies built systems for rather than the reverse that came to be.

I remember Pong vividly, but it was the 2600 version. I didn't know it was its own thing until adulthood.

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