Geeking for Good


Starting tomorrow at noon Central time, Jason and JT are starting a marathon gaming session for fundraising. Half the proceeds will go to Camp Quest and half will go to the Women in Secularism conference. The whole thing will be streamed and captured for your viewing pleasure (see Jason’s blog tomorrow for the stream link). Also so you can taunt people later over being trounced in the games.

Now, if you listen to JT, you’d think these guys were doing old school gaming:

I’ve spent some time seeing if we can run some of the arcade games from my youth which I never got to beat because it cost too many damn quarters.  Old school arcades will be playing include:

  • NBA Jam/NBA Hangtime
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Street Fighter II
  • Aliens vs. Predator
  • Battle Circuit
  • Smash TV
  • R-Type LEO
  • Cyberbots
  • Ninja Baseball Batman
  • Altered Beast
  • Contra
  • The Simpsons
  • Turtles in Time
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara
  • Ninja Commando

It’s not new. I’ll give them that. But oy, these kids, thinking that’s old. If you want to talk old, you’ll want to tune in when I join the guys at 8 a.m. CDT Sunday morning.

That’s also when I’ll announce a funding challenge. Only my challenge won’t be for JT and Jason. It will be for the viewers. I’ve been trying to track down a long-lost game for a while. As far the official lists go, it seems to have never existed. Only I know I played it (and I know others who played it), and I want to play it again if I can.

So if you think your Google-fu is better than mine, up for the challenge of finding a game that is well-hidden, watch Sunday morning. For that matter, tune in whenever you can. Give the guys and their guests challenges, either now or in the chatroom they’ll have set up. Or even just make a donation and watch the fun bits later on the recording.

However you do it, everybody wins, even when one of them is losing.

Comments

  1. James H says

    They should add “Blood” to the list. A great game from the era, but not one most will remember. Here’s a gameplay video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_vo60wI1-0

    I remember setting people on fire in that game (“Ah! It burns!”) My favorite level was the carnival of death, playing kick-the-head.

    Another less-known game was “Shadow Warrior,” which was probably the most un-politically correct game, moreso than Duke Nukem (lots of over-the-top stereotypes) but still fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSkdlRqmU4

    There’s a secret part of one level that features the killer white rabbit from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

  2. maxdwolf says

    For me it is Asteroids, Centipede, Battle Zone, Gauntlet, Joust, Robotron, Tempest, Arkanoid, Tetrus, and Space Invaders. Oh how I miss them.

  3. Sophia, Michelin-starred General of the First Mediterranean Iron Chef Batallion says

    Dosbox, a good NES or SNES emulator and a somewhat-legal-if-you-own-a-copy-of-the-game look through torrent or abandonware sites will net you most to all of those.

    I’ve been on a childhood gameplay revival myself – I just discovered GOG.com and my eyes glistened with nostalgic tears of joy.

    It’s scary how hard you have to search for some of these games, but I’ve not yet found one that’s disappeared entirely! I’ll happily take up your challenge, if I’m awake!

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