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Posted by melodiousj

Today I learned that Brad doesn't (or at least of the time of this QL, didn't) really know a lot of his gamer history. That seems crazy to me, but I understand why. I'm all up on that stuff since I have a few books on the history of gaming, plus I check up on this and other sites for that information. I really hope he has since alleviated this issue at least mildly.

Apparently, neither does Jeff. His history lesson about After Burner was all kinds of innacurate.

Posted by Larsa

We've got a thing that's called Radar Lock

Edited by MattClassic

Somebody was actually making 2600 games in 1989? Jesus Christ. I mean, Afterburner had already been out in arcades for 2 years by that point. Hell, the SNES was out in Japan in 1990!

Posted by JackiJinx

Today I learned that Brad doesn't (or at least of the time of this QL, didn't) really know a lot of his gamer history. That seems crazy to me, but I understand why. I'm all up on that stuff since I have a few books on the history of gaming, plus I check up on this and other sites for that information. I really hope he has since alleviated this issue at least mildly.

Posted by Max_Hydrogen

Jeff's reaction to his ship exploding was just awesome!

Posted by MadaRenrut

I want a quicklook done one why there wasn't any gameroom releases this week

Posted by Drace

Curse you BurgerTrench!

Posted by fisk0

I think Pacman for the 2600 is quite amazing - the console was extremely limited, but they designed around that in pretty genious ways - like how they could only render one ghost at a time, so they displayed one ghost per line refresh, making all of them visible on the screen, though flickering in an insane manner. Didn't look too bad on the TV's of the time though.
 
Pales in comparison to what they got out of that aged system with Radar Lock though

Posted by LordAndrew
@reybomb: I suspect Krome has little to no involvement with the operations of Game Room. Krome developed it, but it's up to Microsoft and others to decide how to make it worse.
Posted by reybomb

Ey yo Bombers...  
With Krome Studios closing shop (sadness), does this mean that the Game Room will be dropped or will MS keep it updated???  Anyone know, I'm concerned over here.

Posted by LordAndrew

Visually, Radar Lock looks really good for an Atari 2600 game. Going from that game to Street Racer... not good.

Posted by libidinous

Game Room is the perfect example to portray why the game crash happened.

Edited by Brackynews

Oh man I really want to unlock that iceberg theme. Those Macaroni Penguins be pimp!
 
@MagikGimp said:

" Brad doesn't know his 16 and 32 bit Atari computers, and he calls himself a games expert! =P "

Heheh, Brad was one of 2 people at the PAX panel in SC2 Diamond Tier, and he STILL didn't call himself an expert.
Posted by PenguinDust

What I loved about some old Atari 2600 games is that you could play the two-player solo and still lose a match.  I played a lot  of games back then but I don't remember any of these.

Posted by megalowho

But I own After Burner on the Sega Master System!

Posted by LordAndrew

How much has Jeff spent on Game Room now? I need this information for scientifical purposes.

Posted by squidracerX

Jeff: "K, bye game room"....
 
That might just be true, with Krome going down under! (Hahaha get it, Australian joke there....)
 
Also i liked how in the race game, the car with no one driving kept up in score with Jeff until the very end.

Posted by ColonelT

Guns - Guns

Posted by garion333

Time to say goodbye ...

Posted by Mattalorian

"Game Room is like a museum of broken things."

Posted by jillsandwich

Epic timing in Radar Lock Brad.

Posted by Hansolol

The ship in Radar Crash looks like Raiden's skull.

Posted by MachoFantastico

The studio behind Game Room as apparently closed down so the future does not look good for Game Room.  
 
I still get a kick out of these videos though. 

Posted by Piranesi

Norm and Will were also talking about the old games they use to play in their school computer labs - perhaps a QL nostagia edition of some of the old educational titles? For most people this was their first taste of gaming, simple programming and PCs.
Posted by soupbones

Krome Studios shut it's doors for good on Monday. Hope we still see some stuff trickle out for GR :(

One thing that gives me a bit of hope is the fact that Capcom was showing some interest in releasing some GR games. They had a small list of 2011 releases at this years NYCC -

Posted by BBQBram

Ugh, why do I still watch these? It's depressing.

Posted by MagikGimp

Brad doesn't know his 16 and 32 bit Atari computers, and he calls himself a games expert! =P

Posted by Jayzz

brads timing on "this game is awesome" *boom* was actually awesome as well.

Posted by bulldog300

this quick look almost makes me want to watch all the other game rooms again to watch the slow progression of the gang from cautious optimism to undeniable pessimism.

Posted by empfeix
@danimal_furry said:
" Jeff gives a great example of his gaming history knowledge in this Game Room QL. And Brad plays the knowing inquisitor quite well again. Geez, Jeff has a lot of useless gaming knowledge in his gigantic head. "
One of the reasons I love these videos!  I love love listening to history of some of this stuff, even if most of them are not classics.  At 27 I was just too young to remember this era of games.
Posted by zityz

Just like to point out that Space Harrier was the SHIT. I remember having Space Harrier 2 I believe for the Genesis and even though I sucked at it, it was still awesome. 
 
I would love to see a new one come out since everyones on this whole reboot yer franchise kick as of late.

Posted by tydigame

"Like a museum full of broken things."  I love it.

Posted by YukoAsho

3
Down from 4
Which was down from 5
Which was down from 7
 
So, when do we get to the one-game-a-week threshold?

Posted by TepidShark

It makes me happy that people know what Number Munchers is. Different era but anybody remember the Treasure series (Mathstorm, Mountain, Cove, Galaxy)?

Posted by scarace360

Man game room still isnt dead.

Posted by thedude1

Ahh game room. How you failed us all

Posted by danimal_furry

Jeff gives a great example of his gaming history knowledge in this Game Room QL. And Brad plays the knowing inquisitor quite well again. Geez, Jeff has a lot of useless gaming knowledge in his gigantic head.

Posted by MrHammeh

I would be real interested to see what the guys that run game room think about these quick looks.  Nothing they can do really except shake their heads and agree I suppose.  So sad. 

Posted by Melvargh
@pepperzz said:
" There actually was an Afterburner for Sega Master System... fond memories. "
Aw yeah. I played the hell out of Afterburner on the SMS.
Posted by JohnZimmerman

I'm kinda sorry that Jeff and the boys have to suffer through game room ever week.  it's usually quite funny though.  i guess they suffer so we don't have to.  its too bad that they completely botched game room. it could have been so much more, it can still be.....   well one can dream.

Posted by Romination
@Curufinwe said:
" @DOUBLESHOCK said:

" @Unknown_Pleasures said:

" Brad doesn't know shit. "
about what "
Rugby League and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to name just two subjects. "
I don't think he knows what Schroedinger's Cat is doing either.
Posted by Pop

holy shit, I played space racer as a little kid 0.0. That's so freaky, I didn't even remember this game but now when I saw it I remember playing it. Thanks Jeff.

Posted by Natalia

 We need a Ski QL. 8]

Edited by mpgeist
@Rodiard: I know my purchase of Jungler was because of  GB.  Haven't touched Game Room since.
Posted by JakeTaylor

Bitches don't know about my what.

Edited by Curufinwe
@DOUBLESHOCK said:

" @Unknown_Pleasures said:

" Brad doesn't know shit. "
about what "
Rugby League and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to name just two subjects.
Posted by fox01313

Still surprised that the konami game pack01 that showed up for game room this week wasn't really there in what you can get. Probably something that wasn't supposed to launch til next week.

Posted by Einherjan

Jeff needs to finish singing that Golden Earring song, dammit!

Posted by FritzDude

 
It's Game Room all over again!... Oh wait.

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