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Posted by BeachThunder

Big Jeffrey is watching you.

Edited by Jettblackk

Nice :-)

Edited by MEATBALL

Aw, no Ryan, nice to have Brad in on the action though.

Edited by Evan_Buchholz

BONUS GAMES????

EDIT: PLUS BONUS BRAD?????????????

EDIT 2: ????????????????????

Posted by GuncannonD

I don't care what they say, NOTHING STOPS THE CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET QUICK LOOK!

Edited by Animasta

I don't care what they say, NOTHING STOPS THE CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET QUICK LOOK*!

*pending continued releases by Capcom for the Capcom Arcade Cabinet

Edited by DjCmeP

Shit don't work

EDIT: Youtube works.

Posted by InternetJames

NOTHING STOPS THE GAME ROOM QUICK LOOK!

Posted by Gaff

Deck.

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Posted by scottygrayskull

No Venetian Blinds? I'm out!

Posted by zoozilla

It's always interesting to hear Jeff talk about the glory days of arcade games.

Posted by perilator666

#team1984

Edited by CaLe

According to my former teacher, Japanese were in fact raised to be shameful of their actions in the war in the post-war period. It's just that this has lessened as time has passed, to the point where it's just something that's never talked about nowadays. Although China and Korea do their best to constantly remind Japan of their shameful actions. The people who made 1942 were probably raised during this period of post-war contrition.

Edited by Nicked

This isn't really a direct answer to Brad's question about post-war Japan, but as part of SCAP Japanese movies were censored for a while such that America & post-war relations had to be portrayed in a positive light. Ozu's Late Spring actually does a good job of subverting this pro-American mandate by inserting sarcastic (or incongruous) ads for Coke across Japanese landscapes, and by having a character who's gotten ill from being overworked in an American camp (though you need to infer that's how she got sick, it isn't overt). I don't know a ton about that period of Japanese film, but it's easy to extrapolate the effects of that strict, pro-American cultural influence and how that might inform how the Japanese have come to view the war.

Edited by MoonwalkSA

Thanks Jeff!

Edited by Herk

I wasn't around when these games were hot shit but it seems to me that there weren't that many different genres of games then, it's either platformers or shoot 'em ups

Present time is a good time for gaming

Edited by redelectric

The Raid come up again!!

Edited by Ketchupp

"Let's just die".

Edited by prestonhedges

Hah. You try to select YouTube and it says Members Only.

This still boggles my fucking mind. I can just go to YouTube, guys.

In fact:

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

God bless you, Capcom Arcade Cabinet. It's been fun.

Posted by DFSVegas

"I want to say Capcom started in 1984"...

Didn't it say "30th Anniversary Capcom" right at the top of the video?

Edited by Knite

Any place i could actually find the menu music?

Posted by Leafhopper

We will miss you Capcom Arcade Cabinet.

Edited by gbrading

1942 is a genuine classic. Sad this is the end of the Arcade Cabinet... for now.

Edited by Monkeyman04

@dfsvegas said:

"I want to say Capcom started in 1984"...

Didn't it say "30th Anniversary Capcom" right at the top of the video?

Come on man, you can't expect them to be good with MATH. Cause what use would that be? :D

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@herk said:

I wasn't around when these games were hot shit but it seems to me that there weren't that many different genres of games then, it's either platformers or shoot 'em ups

Present time is a good time for gaming

We're talking arcade games here, these were games made to be played in an arcade, they were designed with high scores and making people put in more credits in mind, the closest comparison to today would probably be facebook games, which also have some similar mechanics in place, though few seem to have figured out it could be a pretty good thing if the games are also kinda fun to play. There were plenty of genres back then too - by 1983-84, the RPG genre was well established on home computers, with classics such as Wizardry, The Bard's Tale and Ultima. There were text adventure games/visual novels, and the first proto-typical first person shooters had started to pop up, such as Maze War and numerous clones of that, though they were mostly played on university mainframes or networked office machines, and the same was true of the precursors to MMORPG's - MUDs, or Multi-User Dungeons. There were also plenty of racing games on both home computers and in the arcades.

While there are technically more genres around today, popular games are just like back then limited to around 2 or 3 very formulaic genres - today it's modern military first person shooters, third person cover based shooters and MOBAs, back then it was platformers, vertical or horizontally scrolling shoot 'em ups and Pac-Man like maze games.

Posted by Mathey

I had no idea Drew had a background in game development.

The more you know!

Posted by Herk

@fisk0: You're right, I'm the furthest from an expert on this subject. Still though, it's a great time for games!

Posted by Jeff

@dfsvegas said:

"I want to say Capcom started in 1984"...

Didn't it say "30th Anniversary Capcom" right at the top of the video?

Come on man, you can't expect them to be good with MATH. Cause what use would that be? :D

If you guys had been following this stuff for long enough, you'd know that Capcom is not to be trusted with its anniversaries and the math involved.

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Posted by PulledaBrad

@mathey said:

I had no idea Drew had a background in game development.

The more you know!

He drew achievements! Hah and I slipped in a name-pun. Highfive me!

Posted by Ghostiet

Hah. You try to select YouTube and it says Members Only.

This still boggles my fucking mind. I can just go to YouTube, guys.

In fact:

Yeah, that's dumb. The justification is is that they can't slap custom ads when embedding from youtube.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

I have friends deep into arcades who are able to fix the CPS boards suicide batteries.

Posted by Milkman

Wow, I had never thought about the 1942 thing until Brad mentioned it. Super weird.

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Posted by yeah_write

@mathey said:

I had no idea Drew had a background in game development.

The more you know!

I know! Now I feel kinda bad for this.

Sorry Drew! It was fun, but mega short. If I recall I had it a seven, but they knocked it down a bit, because yeah, super short.

Still, I enjoyed it. That was the same summer of Bionic Commando Rearmed, Castle Crashers and Geometry Wars 2, so it was a good lead in.

Posted by davo

And this brings my week to an end. Well done, guys.

Edited by HerbieBug

Recent sales numbers indicate that Capcom is currently kinda not very good at the business of making money. >_<

Posted by GasparNolasco

Wow, I just now noticed 1942 in the NES was the first game I've ever played.

Thanks Capcom Arcade Cabinet!

Posted by KemoSabe

Son Son has the same music as Yie Ar Kung Fu!

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@mathey said:

I had no idea Drew had a background in game development.

The more you know!

I know! Now I feel kinda bad for this.

Sorry Drew! It was fun, but mega short. If I recall I had it a seven, but they knocked it down a bit, because yeah, super short.

Still, I enjoyed it. That was the same summer of Bionic Commando Rearmed, Castle Crashers and Geometry Wars 2, so it was a good lead in.

If I recall the earliest podcast he was on, he said he was responsible for mocking up a lot of the little achievement graphics/images you see in the menus.

Posted by MistaSparkle

Vulgus looks pretty similar to Savage Bees to me.

Posted by vulkans

The one reason why I preferred the C64 version of 1942 was that the devs totally ripped off the music from 633 Squadron for use in the game.

Edited by DarkbeatDK

In regards to the Japanese/American things, I think there was a massive change in Japan's culture after the American WWII occupation.

Posted by paulunga

I can't believe we're already done with probably the smoothest, loungiest menu music I've ever heard.

Posted by doe3879

"Striker 1945" thanks guy. I been looking for that game for the longest. With all these 1945 talks and I clearly remembering the 1945 game I played is nothing like it at all. I was starting to believe that I just remember the game wrong.

Posted by LiK

Man, really enjoyed the discussion about the games and the ROM talk in general. Good stuff gents. I was glued to the entire thing. Not a bad sendoff for the collection.

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