Watch The Bystanders play Super Meat Boy

The Bystanders take turns taking on the treacherous world of Super Meat Boy!

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genoboost reviews the Final Fantasy VII commercial

genoboost reviews the Final Fantasy VII commercial

I hate Final Fantasy VII.

Well, I love Final Fantasy VII, but don't tell Final Fantasy VII I said that. FFVII doesn't deserve my love, but I often find myself thinking about all the good times we had together. It's such a toxic relationship.

It's going to take a few more therapy sessions before I'm comfortable digging into all that though. Today I simply want to discuss a small portion of the very rich meal that is Final Fantasy VII. There are a lot of layers to this RPG onion, and I want to focus solely on the dry skin, slowly fading under the produce section lights. I'll be dissecting Square's game changing game commercial which appeared on US television ahead of the games stateside release.

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genoboost's Parappa the Rapper 20th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Parappa the Rapper 20th Anniversary Retrospective

 I love hip hop and brightly colored Japanese video games with novel game mechanics. That is a pretty good description of Parappa the Rapper. This must be the game of my dreams! You'd think this is the moment that I've been waiting for. It's the 20th anniversary of THE original rhythm game. Hit the road Beatmania, Dance right the fuck on out of here DDR. Don't even look at me Rock Band you pile of overcooked garbage. Parappa the Rapper predates all that. 

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genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

Remember Lunar Knights? Of course you don't! That's why I'm talking about it. Everyone is like, "Kojima made Metal Gear Solid" "Kojima made Snatcher and I'm all about obscure future noir CD based games." Well no to both of those, Kojima is the man behind Solar Boy Django, and subsequently, the even more obscure game I present to you now. Lunar Knights.

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genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Everybody has to start somewhere, even if all that person is starting is a series of video games. For the Legend of Zelda series and I, it began with Link to the Past. Not the first Legend of Zelda game I played, but the first Zelda game I played to the very end. I didn't just finish the game either, I destroyed it. I lifted each rock, crashed into all the trees, and used the legendary Master Sword to anxiously poke at every inch of wall. This was all in a painstaking yet pathetic attempt to search out the many heart pieces and hidden treasures of Hyrule. I found those heart pieces though. All of them.

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Listen to SUBCON podcast: Super Smash Bros. Melee nostalgia and Pokemon discussion

It's finally time for me to give a review of hit mobile game Pokemon Go, then I talk about what is really important, the next main line Pokemon title, Sun and Moon! I also dig into my memories of Super Smash Bros Melee for the game's 15th anniversary.

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Listen to SUBCON 42: Paper Marios and console upgrades

The latest music, and the latest slight console upgrades! I also give a quick history lesson on the Paper Mario series, and brace myself in a preview of the forthcoming Paper Mario Color Splash game.

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Game Music 4 All + SUBCON present the PokeMixTape

All new mixtape for all those folks still hustling at Pokemon Go. Hit the gyms in style with this collection of bumping Pokemon based beats. Get in full Pokemon trainer mode with these remixes of classic Pokemon tracks! Download the .mp3 over on the SUBCON page.

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genoboost's Castlevania 30th Anniversary Soundtrack Retrospective

genoboost's Castlevania 30th Anniversary Soundtrack Retrospective

30 years ago, Konami released a game called Castlevania. The horror themed adventure game came out in Japan for the Famicom Disk System on September 26, 1986. This also means that the soundtrack, composed by James Banana AHEM i mean Kinuyo Yamashita, has also existed for 30 years! In my personal opinion, the finest waveforms to ever flow out of the NES' 2a03 sound chip.

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genoboost reviews 1982 arcade classic BurgerTime

genoboost reviews 1982 arcade classic BurgerTime

As a child of roughly kindergarten age at the opening of the 90s, I spent much of my time playing video games. At that age, I understood that there were two types of games, platform games, and puzzle games. That was all we owned, so that was all I played. In that narrow field of vision I came across a classic arcade game. It was BurgerTime.

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Watch The Bystanders play Super Mario Maker part 4: Anthony's bonus levels

The 100 Mario challenge may be over, but Frank still has to check out some of Anthony's first foray's into level making in this short bonus video!

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Watch genoboost reconnect his PlayStation 2

Room for one more. 

I go on a surprisingly lengthy journey to reincorporate my PS2 into my game room set up. Witness the back of my TV, as well as random cut points as i accidentally drop my phone and knock things over. The PS2 will be reconnected!

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Watch The Bystanders play Super Mario Maker part 3

The Bystanders, conclude the Super Mario Maker 100 Mario challenge. Do they come out as heroes, or go home as chumps? Find out in the riveting conclusion!

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Watch The Bystanders play Super Mario Maker part 2

The Bystanders, continue through the Super Mario Maker 100 Mario challenge. The challenge is to defeat about a dozen fan made Super Mario stages. Let the trial continue!

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Listen to SUBCON podcast 24: A tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog and hip hop!

The only podcast dedicated to video games & hip hop. 

Another season is over, and we celebrate with an hour long mega episode tribute to Sonic the Hedgehog! I play Sonic raps and remixes both new and old. I discuss at length, my love for various Sonic games, and my lack of love for various other Sonic games. I also go over the history of the Sega Genesis as well as the Sega / Nintendo 16-bit console wars in the US.

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