Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Few Words

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.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shoutout! I almost feel like a real person. I also finally added a blog roll. Also, should you add the Mega Drive to the mix, you get to play Space Harrier II next episode. You also get to play Super Thunder Blade, but it's not like we get in this business to have fun.

Also, I am sorry that Master System shellshock has affected you to the point that you are genuinely looking forward to Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle. Not that it's a bad game (it's actually the best platformer for the system for quite some time after it's release) but there are so many better things to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, why didn't I listen, why did I look up Sonichu!?

qaylIS aka Nicolas Deußer said...

What, a Chrontendo Message Board? I think I don't give a shit, I usually read every new Post you are...posting Doc, and most of the comments. I don't think I am in need of any message board. Though my game is not at its highest level at the moment, I will think about the idea and give a shit later.
Rock on dudes.

qaylIS aka Nicolas Deußer said...

And duderinas... =)

Helm said...

I don't have time to become active in more message boards, I think blog+comments works fine for what you're doing right now.

Anonymous said...

I think the main appeal for a message board would a function similar to the fun clubs over at Gamespite, where we could all play and compare our notes on the more notable and/or infamous releases of each episode. It'd be a small thing, but at least this way someone else can commiserate with you, Dr. S.

Chris Osborne said...

Chris here, the guy who had Junk Into Treasure. My wife wanted a site to sell her stuff, and I had an extra domain name sitting around. The name Junk Into Treasure fit what she's doing so I moved everything to Juggle Chainsaws (http://jugglechainsaws.com).

Or rather I should say that I'm in the process of moving everything. Life has gotten in the way of that a bit.

Lynxara said...

I would be quite happy to lurk a Chrontendo forum. The series combines two of my great loves, old video games and archaeological excavations of long-forgotten Japanese pop cultural trends. I imagine a forum would, too.

That said, I'm quite happy just lurking the Chrontendo blog.

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