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This week we reattach ourselves to gaming's most popular detatched-limb protagonist with a look back at Michel Ancel and Ubi Soft's Rayman on the Playstation 1! It's a franchise which is often overlooked in the discussion of the most iconic gaming mascots, but in spite of that it's managed to sell millions of copies, and have an average metacritic …
 
Wrap up your hands and start throwing some Psycho Fire! This week we celebrate the beginning of the modern fighting game with 35th Anniversary of Street Fighter! While it did eventually get a few lackluster console ports, the Arcade version is the only one worth remembering. But in comparison to the legacy spawned by Street Fighter 2 on the SNES, i…
 
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Buckle up, D-Pads! We're about to demolish, incinerate, and bulldoze a path of destruction through Blast Corps on the N64! It was Rare's first of MANY successful releases developed from the ground up exclusively for the N64, and it kicked off a partnership between the two companies which seemed unbreakable until a surprise purchase of Rare by Micro…
 
Help support the show and receive; - Episodes up to 3 days Early Access- Advertisement free episodes- Extra PlayStation shows every weekhttps://www.patreon.com/latestPS5 Help us by subscribing to the show on your preferred podcast service. Don’t forget to leave a review.LATEST PS5 YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UC2Mt8luCdO4eRloxXeM38WgTekken…
 
This week we take a swift left turn through a pane of glass and ride back to a time 20 years ago when we were enjoying Stuntman on the Playstation 2! It was a game that sort of came and went, but in the process it left a few cult followers in its dust. Well, this week we dust off the classic Reflections Interactive game and figure out whether it's …
 
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This week, your prime directives include celebrating Robocop's 35th Anniversary with a look back at the classic NES tie in from 1988! Conveniently, this is coming right on the heels of the new trailer for Robocop: Rogue City! It's one of the most iconic action franchises from the 1980s, and as such it spawned a slew of video game tie ins. Surprisin…
 
Help support the show and receive; - Episodes up to 3 days early- Advertisement free episodes- Extra PlayStation shows every week (Latest PSX and The Rumour Mill)https://www.patreon.com/latestPS5 Help us by subscribing to the show on your preferred podcast service. Don’t forget to leave a review.LATEST PS5 YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UC2M…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider streaming games. Not to Twitch, but to devices. From Google Stadia to Steam Link to Steam Remote Play to adjacent game library services like Xbox Game Pass it's a space that continues to evolve. In the news, blue states in America are trying to save lives, Scott geekbites Nobody Saves the World, Asmodee sells Keyf…
 
It's time to hang from vines as we vilify Mario and save Donkey Kong in our Donkey Kong Jr. 40th Anniversary Retrospective! It's not a game either of us had much experience with as kids, but in spite of that it has retained a cult following for its varied levels, departure from the usual Arcade formula, and prominence as the second game in the Donk…
 
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Grab your favourite Nunchaku and a pair of Sai because this week we're opening up the love letter to arcarde brawlers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge! It's a modern game with a retro feel, and we loved every second of it. But before diving into the game we wanted to revisit some of our best memories from past Teenage Mutant Ninja T…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider save games. Saving games, game states, save scumming, permadeath, passwords, batteries, statefulness, and more. In the news, The Stanley Cup finals are spicier than anticipated, PAX West badges are live (and not sold out), Street Fighter 6 is trying something interesting, and a strange attempt to take over Hasbro …
 
To Infinity, and Beyond! This week we celebrate the launch of Lightyear with a look back at one of the most underrated licensed video games of all time: Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue on the Playstation 1! It also released on the N64 and Dreamcast, but this is widely viewed as the best version. Before taking to Andy's living room to figu…
 
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With the scope and scale of Jurassic World Dominion stomping into theatres, it may be easy to forget the relatively humble beginnings of the Jurassic Park franchise! This week we find our way back to the park as we dust off Jurassic Park on the Super Nintendo! This video game based on a movie based on a book has very little to do with Spielberg's v…
 
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Hey! You! You've wandered into the wrong part of town. Unless you're looking for the part of town where we revisit the SNES retro beat-em-up video game Rival Turf! In that case, join us as we search for a reason why this game was included in Nintendo's recent update of games for the SNES Online platform. But before we take to the streets of LA to b…
 
We truly thank all of you for listening and supporting the Latest PS5 podcast. This episode is all about your questions. No ads! Bring on the next 100.State of Play Live Reaction Video - https://youtu.be/3my-CN5eVB8 For more exclusive PlayStation episodes every week, help support the show here - www.patreon.com/posts/66915279Help support the show a…
 
Can you believe it's been THIRTY YEARS since Yoshi's first self-titled video game? Sure: his appearance in Yoshi on the NES isn't his most iconic entry in gaming... in fact, it's not even as iconic as his relatively minor role in Super Mario World two years earlier... but this is the first and only game simply titled Yoshi. We're joined this week b…
 
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Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss how games monetize. How can you make money making games? We've done at least three panels around this topic: Monetizing Games and Game Design (PAX East 2012), Money Making Games (MAGFest 2012), and more recently The Real Harm of Games (PAX East 2019). In the news, the Rangers are still in the playoffs, Sony's Plays…
 
Strap in, cadets, because this week we celebrate the release of Top Gun: Maverick with a look back at Top Gun: The Second Mission on NES! Believe it or not, the first Top Gun movie spawned over a dozen video games, most of which weren't actually all that great! We're not sure whether or not that'll come as a surprise to anyone, but we wanted to see…
 
It's been 10 long years since we first got to control an aging Max Payne in his pursuit of a kidnapped member of the Bronco family in the phenomenal Max Payne 3! In celebration of this milestone we dusted off our Xbox 360 to see if all the stylized cinematics, gun slinging, and signature bullet time still holds up in the modern day. But before gett…
 
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Enjoy this is bonus episode as a preview to our Patreon account: The Mushroom Club! Our Patreon is where we spend time talking about Movies, TV Shows, hosting drafts, making up competitions, and just generally letting loose and providing some bonus content. It's also where you can get access to each week's full gameplay segments (with video!). You …
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the fascinating art project x portable game console: Playdate. It's neat. In the news, the contest for Lord Stanley's Cup is underway, EA Sports loses FIFA, Bethesda finishes off their PC game launcher, Square Enix continues its long fall from grace by doubling down on a scam, Embracer is embracing a gaming empire…
 
The legacy of video games about running a Lemonade Stand is much more storied than you might expect! Depending on who you ask, calling it a 20 year anniversary for Lemonade Tycoon may be an understatement! The roots of this classic business sim reach all the way back 1979 in a text based adventure on the Apple II called Lemonade Stand, and the vers…
 
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With the final week of HBO's Winning Time upon us, we wanted to double down on all things Magic Johnson with a look back at one of the first athlete endorsed basketball games: Magic Johnson's Fast Break! Also released as Magic Johnson's Basketball, this bare bones portrayal of hardwood hoops is hardly a game changer, but does that mean it's utterly…
 
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