Category Archives: Video Games

Graveyard Duck Episode 17 – Mega Man X

Well, we decided that we’re not quite ready to be done talking about Mega Man, so this week (by listener request) we jumping to the 16-bit era and discussing Mega Man X.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Wizard & Little Monsters

You’re not going to believe this but we actually dive pretty deep into The Wizard and Little Monsters.  sure there is some nostalgia in there but we talk about the themes of loss, divorce, mental illness, and the love of siblings.  We weren’t expecting it either.  After that we chat about other stuff we watched like The Devil’s Candy, Summer Of Fear, The Babysitter, and 1922.

Graveyard Duck Episode 16 – Mega Man 2

Alright. I’ll be QUICK about this one. If I were you, I WOOD not miss this episode. Your hosts really HEAT up the AIR waves as we FLASH back to 1988 and talk about our favorite METAL hero in Mega Man 2. So CRASH on the couch and enjoy another classic episode from Graveyard Duck. (Oh, and Bubble Man.)

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 15 – Clock Tower

Turn off the lights and turn up the volume as your hosts Scott and Wes prove that they are not only retro gaming nerds, but horror nerds as well. This week, we discuss the Super Famicom atmospheric thriller, Clock Tower, while also share our thoughts on horror games in general.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 14 – Contra

Find a friend you trust and enter the 30 lives code, because it’s time to talk Contra. We tackle another listener request this week, and man is it a good one. Tune in and we promise to finally tell you what that stupid R gun does.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 13 – Wonder Boy & Adventure Island

Grab your grass skirt and skateboard because this week we’re talking about Wonder Boy and Adventure Island. Are you wondering why we’re talking about two games this week? Be sure to listen to find out how these two games are related.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 12 – Ultima: Exodus

Lord British demands your attention. To save the realm, you must download the latest episode where Scott and Wes discuss Ultima Exodus. Actually, nothing bad will happen if you don’t, but you should anyway. It’s a really good episode.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Bonus Stage 01 – Double Dragon The Movie

Welcome to the first episode of Graveyard Duck Bonus Stage. Think of this as your little bite sized nugget of nostalgia when you just need a bit more Graveyard Duck.

This episode we’ll be talking about the live action film Double Dragon from 1994.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 11 – Actraiser

Time to pray for a miracle because this week Graveyard Duck is talking Actraiser for the Super NES. Will we get struck by lightning for being heathens, or will we be spared? Listen and find out.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 10 – Blaster Master

Check on your pet frog and hop in your tank. We’re talking Blaster Master on episode 10 this week. Join us as we once again head down memory lane as we discuss this classic gem.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 09 – Splatterhouse

Time to put the kids to bed because this week it’s adults only on Graveyard Duck. Scott and Wes discuss the arcade/Turbografx classic, Splatterhouse. Just keep telling yourself: it’s only a podcast…only a podcast…

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 08 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

Welcome back to another action packed episode of Graveyard Duck Podcast. This week we discuss the 1990 8-bit classic Ninja Gaiden II. Get your windmill throwing stars ready.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 07 – Metal Slug

Join us this week as we not only discuss this classic run and gun game, but also take an in-depth look at the Neo Geo, its impact, and legacy.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Graveyard Duck Episode 06 – Dragon Warrior

This week we discuss what may have been for a lot of us our introduction to RPGs, Dragon Warrior. Wes and Scott are both big fans of this franchise, and it all began with this classic original.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Atari Box – The Dawning Of A New Atari System?

Well here is something I did NOT expect to see when I turned on my computer this evening. With E3 right around the corner and every major gaming company, developer and outlet clamoring for your attention, Atari is making waves with something so insanely cryptic it is driving gamers mad.

Yes, when I say Atari, I do mean Atari! The grandfather of home video game consoles whose name is synonymous with gaming legends and legendary failures, has announced a new product called “The Atari Box”, a gaming product that Atari themselves claims to have been years in the making.

Now, I can hear you saying, that this is probably just another plug and play legends console. Well, according to a prominent member on Atari Age forums, the go to source for all things Atari, he was approached by Atari to be a member of a focus group on the Atari Box and confirms that this is something wholly new to the gaming industry.

Really, that is absolutely all we know as of now. Not a whole lot to go on, but you have to admit, having a new system enter the market with the name Atari attached to it is nothing if not exciting for us gamers that were born with a joystick in our hands.

Atari did release a teaser video that really doesn’t show anything except for an animated fly over of a classic 2600 looking console. if you are interested and want to follow along with any announcements you can check out the Ataribox website. Of course we will continue to follow this interesting story and let you know all the latest info as it is released.

TLH Episode 86 – Sinister and The Canal

This week we discuss ghosts on film with Sinister and The Canal. We also talk about Child’s Play, Dead End Drive-In, Friday the 13th the game, and Occult Crimes.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes.

The Rise And Fall Of Collect-O-Thons

Since the early days of the SNES, when “Retro Gaming” was still in its infancy, retro gaming found a place in peoples consoles in the form re-releases of classic games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and even up to the updating of Super Mario All Stars.

Now that game developers have had several generations to perfect the process of 3D graphics and game play, and we OG gamers are getting older and have plenty (ish) of disposable income, retro style games have found new life thanks to crowd funding platforms like Indie-GoGo.

The newest game to make waves to come from  the crowd source scene is the Banjo-Kazooie clone, Yooka -Laylee, developed by a team of game designers that came from the glory days of N64 Rare. However, the reception was, shall we say, one that failed to live up to the legacy that preceded it.

Now, the team from one of my favorite YouTube channels Stop Skeletons From Fighting (previously the Happy Video Game Nerd) is taking a look at the rise and fall of the hugely popular platforming sub-genre, the Collect-O-Thon. Check out the video below.

 

Graveyard Duck Episode 05 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This week we discuss a one of the most notoriously difficult games on the NES, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s been nearly 30 years that’s Scott’s been trying to beat this game. Did he finally do it? Listen and find out.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter (@duckgraveyard) and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.