Now that we've gotten the newest episode of Chrontendo's less popular cousin out of the way, it's back to more old fashioned, nutty Famicom goodness. "Highlights" of the next episode will include some Japanese mystery adventure games, gruelingly primitive JRPGs, a Soccer game from Tecmo unlike any sports games we've encountered so far, a military strategy game, and a beloved adventure game featuring anthropomorphic vegetables. I think you know which one I'm talking about, boss.
In the meantime, CJ Lowery has started his own chronogaming site, Pre-Sonic Genesis, which focuses on, surprising enough, Genesis games released before Sonic the Hedgehog. Somehow the Mega Drive/Genesis managed to exist for almost three years without a single game featuring that attitudinous erinaceomorph. So this means that while I'm stuck playing shitty pseudo-sequels on the SMS, CJ will be dealing with the likes of Space Harrier II, Phantasy Star II and Alex Kidd in Enchanted Castle. On the other hand: Super Hydlide.
A little somethin' somethin' for all you furry fans out there.
In less positive news, I was going to link you to an interesting Retrogaming site called Junk Into Treasure, which, among other things, had a Chrontendo episode list. However, that site has suddenly disappeared, replaced with a little shop that sells pillows and purses made out of recycled fabric. What happened?
Sonichu has some info for you.*
More bad news. While I'm not any sort of comic book geek, I was saddened and surprised to hear of the passing of comic writer Harvey Pekar. His long running American Splendor series is undoubtedly one of the greatest comic book runs in the (relatively) short history of the medium. I can't think of any other comics writers who could match Pekar's honesty, humanity or insight into the lives of everyday Americans.
Also, a Chrontendo message board has been suggested. What do the readers of this site feel about this? Does anyone have any suggestions is regards to a host? Proboards? Or is there anybody out there better?
Lastly, in other news: AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Take it away! Take it away!!
*If you haven't already heard of Sonichu, do yourself a favor and do not proceed any further. There are some corners of the internet, like Sonichu and Pokegirls, that it is best to entirely avoid.