BBH had a shorter streaming week due to an arcade tournament called Grinkfest that he was participating in over the weekend. Last year he placed first so he went back with the belt to defend it. I am happy to say that BBH did win the 1st place spot and is returning champion! Way to go, BBH! Most likely he will talk more about the event on Monday’s roullete stream, so make sure you tune in tonight for a possible Talking segment.
Macaw45 has been playing more spooky games to fit in with his spooky-themed layout and for the season. He’s being playing his usual strange stuff such as the NES Frankenstein game to more recognized games like Highlander on SNES. One of the more surprising non-spooky titles on the list was Crash Dummies for the NES that was published by LJN who’s known for being the people behind some of the worst NES games for the system. LJN has a rough rap for a company that really didin’t make any games back in those days but instead they would farm-out work to get their games created. Though there are some memorable terrible games that LJN did release, not every game was a turkey and this cute Crash Dummies game played like it should and was quite fun. Check it out.
With another GDQ coming up in January, the Speedrunning community is getting ready to showcase their skills for the upcoming event. Aquas is going to be there and play Contra III for SNES so he’s already hard at work practicing and working out changes to his routes. I should be at GDQ this January too if the vacation gods smile at me and i’ll Be there to cheer Aquas on as well as a few other friends. Aquas isn’t all about Contra III though, he’s practicing some Batrider for the 1CC Marathon tanking place next month with a bunch of other players, so make sure you watch my blog for when i’ll Be sharing that information along with a schedule.
MURPHAGATOR recently announced a few things for his stream going forward in his new schedule so if you follow you should check out his Twitch channel. Murph has posted up his newest goals for games for the next few weeks/months as well and one of those goals involves the game that I did Dank Art for. Murph has been playing a lot more Fight’n Rage, a new game available for PC that has a lot of that old Capcom Beatem’up flavour. This game is a must if you are a fan of classic Beatem’ups and with all the unlockables, outfits and more this is a game that will deliver and is sure to keep you busy. It’s interesting me enough too look into trying it out myself!
Ultimoice is continuing running Mother 2 going for that World Record for the Japanese Famicom release of the game. Though I want to associate Ultimoice as someone who streams Earthbound and only Earthbound, he actually has a whole pile of games that he’s known for running and one of them is Final Fantasy VII. Some of my friends raise the question of why would someone want to speed run an RPG especially a huge one such as FFVII, the answer is simply that as long as the streamer makes it entertaining and interesting to watch fans of the game will. It’s very fascinating when a game you are a huge fan of gets a speedran and even more when the streamer explains how they are manipulating the game in order to skip a bunch of stuff or to advance the game quicker. Earthbound is just one of those games that I can sit back and watch non-stop and I always try to tune in for when the best of the best play it. I guess I can say that Ultimoice is one of the top Earthbound players out there so make sure you check him out.
Fantastic Planet, or Fapple, (he’s a man of many names but one face which he never shows) is back. Yes, he said he was quitting Twitch and streaming for good. And that he did. He sold his mic and sailed off into the sunset vowing to never return again.
And he returned. And he came back with a whole new set up and a bunch of games such as Fantastic Pinball and Phantasy Star Online streams that I like to chill out to and finish up Zine work while watching. FP got me into playing Fantastic Pinball which we are now obsessed with (we even got Goati playing it) and now if I unlock anything I start jumping up and down yelling excitedly. FP is also into playing strange Japanese PS1 games as well as a bunch of interesting oddities.
Chuboh was having some Sega CD problems this week when his system which he acquired when he was 13 died. Though it came back to life 3 days later so now we’re under this theory that it can walk on water and so on. Chuboh also dug out a 32X so I have a bad feeling that upcoming Jank CD and 32X streams are a possibility in the near future.
Friday the 13th
I wasn’t feeling well starting Friday. Must have been something I ate or my allergies, but I left work and went home feeling terrible. I spent all day Saturday resting around my apartment and watching all the Friday the 13th movies I could as one just needs to have a sick day and watch a bunch of silly movies. I thought I would play Friday the 13th on the weekend as my pal Simon Bob gifted me that game as a gag a few years ago but I had jokingly gifted it again to the Fangamer crew so they could play it on an upcoming Friday the 13th. If they will play it or not is up to them though I hope Kevinchai will get around to playing it at least.
My HUGE seventh issue of my Dank Zine arrived and I spent a few hours packaging them up for shipping. This issue I wanted to roll out the new design that I have been working on and hope to stick with for the next 6 months. This design took me a few months to work out as I had to not only re-learn the entire Adobe InDesign program, but sit down with a few friends with design skills to go over what would work and wouldn’t for my layout.
I’m really excited about all the new changes and growth of my zine as it’s starting to look more as how I envisioned it almost a year ago. I love that this project is involving different people within the streaming and game community and how much fun it is to work on. I am glad I have people to share it with! As always if you want to back my Zine you can click here to back my Patreon or if you want to buy some Dank Stuff my shop always has a bunch of Dankness waiting there.
Again, thank you to everyone who is helping me make this a reality :3
I finished Sweet Home and suddenly found myself with a choice for what game I should play next. After showing off a few of my NES games, I choose DejaVu simply because my followers on Twitter told me to. No wait- I choose it because I had yet to play it and it kinda fit with the whole spooky atmosphere of the month.
You play as this guy who wakes up in a bar’s bathroom stall hungover and feeling like total trash- not uncommon for some but fo Rome I kept making jokes about how close this game felt to Leisure Suit Larry 1. The idea in this game is that you’re a guy who’s lost his memory and you have to craw thru a series of clues left behind to regain your memory and most importantly find out why you lost your memory to begin with.
Adventure games like theses were incredibly popular with me as I love exploring and taking my time finding things all around me. I was never really great at platformer games as a small child and would take my time lining up jumps to only fall into a deep pit or becoming frustrated when you’d take damage only to see a horrible game over screen because its BS one-hit-deaths. I loved developing the story in my head and trying to figure out what to do next using only the information provided. It’s funny because often these adventure style games were just as cruel as the one-hit-death games where you could potentially break your game by ignoring a series of clues or pickups along the way.
Hopefully when I sit down to give games like Shadowgate and Uninvited a play-thru I’ll have just as much fun as I did with Dejavu.
OH. SHUCKS. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS GAME. My current PB for a 1 Credit Game is 87 million and I did that live on stream a few weeks ago. Most of you know me for being a lady who’s big into video games, but I am also very much into Pinball and because the local movie theatre had a few older machines I have lots of great memories of playing those as a small kid. Though what really got me into playing Pinball was my oldest friend Jeff and his mother.
Jeff and I were born a day apart and our backyards backed each other. He had a NES growing up where I had a Genesis so it worked out nicely. As we got older his family would still play NES games where most of the kids on our block were already moving onto the next gen systems. His mom was an ace at the Pinball game for the system and I would watch her play it non stop and marvel at how good she was at it. My dad would never play video games with me but Jeff’s mom was all about the NES and was quite good at all the games they owned but her go to was Pinball. It was really something to see her rack up a high score and it got me interested in searching out weird video game Pinball myself.