The video game hobby can be a funny thing. When I was younger there wasn’t a flood of information available to you all the time at the touch of a button, or the click of a mouse. You had to rely on magazines that only came out once a month, and you had to hope that magazine had information on a game you might like. Many times when you went to the store to buy a game you did so with the hope that when you got the game home it would be a fun experience. Many video game players will relate to stories of their gaming youth of having to play through terrible games because it was simply all you had. Many times it really was a gamble to buy a game.
That’s the premise of this new feature that I’m starting today. Every two weeks I’m going to go to one of the local stores here in Tulsa, primarily Vintage Stock, with a budget of $5. I’ll ask the store clerk to randomly select one game that comes in under $5 in price and I’ll bring it home, play it and tell you all about the experience. This is going to begin as a handheld series as there are a plethora of handheld games for all of Nintendo’s classic systems available at that price or lower. Eventually we’ll move on to some consoles, and if I acquire any new handhelds we’ll include those as well. It really is going to be a gamble on gaming because I don’t know what I’m going to get. It could be a hidden gem. It could be a pile of poo. You just never know and that’s the idea. To remember what it was like when we were younger. I’m only going to do it with less money on the table. I’ll do a little bit of research on each of the titles to get some history about the game, but I’ll avoid any reviews because I want the experience to be fresh and without any pre-conceived notions.
This weekend is Extra Life for us Okies and we won’t be doing a proper show for next week. We don’t want y’all to feel cheated so we have an extra long podcast for you right now. This week Mac leaves the Army and joins the Air Force, Tony develops a gambling problem and I talk about furries. In the world of news, we reveal the secret identity of Catwoman, Phoenix Wright brings some order to MvC and we discuss our puzzlement on a new Wii SKU. Oh yeah, and Tony’s cat decides to break things. You’ll hear what I mean soon enough.
Starring – Tony, Mac, Shelby
Run time – 2:00:15
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