Category Archives: Video Games

Graveyard Duck Episode 40 – The NES in 1990

This week we continue our chronological odyssey through the life of the NES with a look at some overlooked games from 1990…and pizza coupons.

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The Midnight Drive-In: Evilspeak & Brainscan

Computers rule our lives but is that a good thing?  This week we look at two movies that show how computers can ruin your life . . . sort of.  First up is Clint Howard in Evilspeak.  We then follow that up with Edward Furlong in Brainscan.  Also Noah tells us of his adventures on the high seas!

Graveyard Duck Episode 39 – The NES in 1989

This week we continue our chronological odyssey through the life of the NES with a look at some overlooked games from 1989.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 38 – The NES in 1988

This week we continue our chronological odyssey through the life of the NES with a look at some overlooked games from 1988.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter, Instagram,  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.

Red Dead Redemption 2: How Weather Affects Your Horse

If you’re an avid gamer like me then you’re excited about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.  It boasts an enourmous map that covers 5 states.  Lots to do with building your gang and pulling off all sorts of shenanigans in the game.  One thing you didn’t know was going to be a part of the game?  How the weather affects your horse’s nether regions.

That’s right.  If it’s cold then your horse’s scrotum will shrink.  If it’s hot then is expands.  Do we think maybe there is a such thing as too much detail?  Either way I’m excited to check it out when it hits on October 26th.

Graveyard Duck Episode 37 – The NES in 1987

What a difference a year makes. 1986 may have been a bit of a let down for the NES, but 1987 more than makes up for it. This week Scott and Wes discuss 1987 and what it meant for the NES while spotlighting a couple of our favorite, overlooked titles.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 36 – The NES in 1986

After an unexplained week off, we’re back, and this week we’re continuing to look at the life of the NES, one year at a time. This week, 1986.

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The Road To Geek’d Con (2018)

This past weekend I attended my very first convention, Geek’d Con. For years I’ve heard stories from the Drunken Zombie crew about their adventures. Now I’ve experienced what they been talking about for years…

Leading up to this trip I had a couple goals in mind. One – Marvel Legends, I’ve built an army of figures and still looking for more. Two – video game or comic art to hang on my wall. Those two goals were accomplished quickly and that gave me time to walk the floor. But Doiner! What about meeting celebrities and such. To be honest, not the best lineup of guest for myself. Sure Mick Foley will be there but I can care less about the guy who voiced Jack Skellington. It wasn’t until Brian Knobbs was announced I thought about standing in line for a meet and greet.

Friday was a lot of driving and storytelling. It wasn’t until we stopped getting cell services when the real fun took play. But those stories are for a private conversation, if you will. When you have three big guys who skipped breakfast, lunch became an event or as the people at the Keachie Kountry Store will say, legend. You see… Three guys from the beach in the backwoods of Louisiana. One with a backwards cap, another with a CBT shirt and a guy wearing a Houston Texans cap. I’ve seen a lot of horror movies, I know what comes next… We walked in to a half store half dive and not talking about like the ones you see on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This place was spooky at times but the wait staff and food was excellent. We chatted with everyone about Geek’d Con and who’s going to be there. After we made friends with the townsfolk we were one step closer to getting to Shreveport.

The first thing we did when we got to Shreveport was check into our motel at the Red Roof Inn and when I say this place was bad it makes the Bates Motel look five stars. Here’s the rundown… My original room was trashed beds flipped, chairs turned over, I got out of there quick. So I was put in another room and this time no running water for an hour. Next thing I knew Rafael switched rooms because of the water being off, wasn’t just me. After getting settled in and disinfecting the joint I found a couple treasures. A pair of socks and ten cents. Oh! And to lock your rooms door, I had to lift the door up and lock it at the same time…

I took security measures for my safety.

That evening we met up with a few more friends and hit up a casino. Good thing Raf and I brought our suits. Because we were limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ all night long. We left the ladies wanting more, WOO! After a few hours of gambling and earning we hit up the Con for a few hours. I made my rounds, found enough Marvel Legends to hold me over. I got the layout of the joint and I was ready for Saturday…

Saturday… Morning, wake up call, Rafael… Get up, get ready. With Roddy Piper’s theme blaring in my hotel room it was time to put on the kilt and jacket. I was ready. Waiting for the doors to open I spotted a few marks and we gave each other Too Sweets or a head nod. Once in I split from the pack to search for more Marvel Legends and this time… Jackpot! MCU War Machine, Ragnarok Thor all on the cheap, but to the guy who wanted $50 for Cyclops or Rogue… Take your internet prices somewhere else.

While walking around taking in everyone’s awesome costumes I got a phone call from Rafael saying Brian Knobbs didn’t have a long line if I wanted a picture. I made my way down there and sure enough, no one! Walked up got a picture autograph combo and he told me a Shawn Michaels story. Good times.

I may get heat for this, looking at you Patterson! But Constantine (2005) is a good movie by my standards. Another person I got the picture autograph combo treatment was from Pruitt Taylor Vince. He played Father Hennessy. Such a nice guy, told story after story. Nicest guy ever… I was informed that different panels were taking place and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash) was coming up soon. After the meet and greets I went back on the hunt for more Marvel Legends and every time I walk past a booth I been to someone was restocking more Legends. So I found my last ML for the day, the variant purple hair Psylocke.

I finally made it to John Wesley Shipp’s panel talk, I was late but I made it. After food and regrouping with everyone and agreeing to see Helen Slater talk about her film career and staying for a viewing of Supergirl (1984) I needed to find something to hang on my wall and wow did I find something cool. I stopped by The Pixelized Princess booth and they had 8-bit bead art but placed said characters on paintings. Great idea! Got myself a Friday the 13th picture. It’s awesome!

At this point the Con had about four or five hours left before closing for the night and I decided I wanted a picture autograph combo with Mick Foley if his line wasn’t long. Yes, I’m a mark and I’m not a huge Foley fan but I liked his early Mankind gimmick. When I got there the line was short about six people and a couple came in right after me. While waiting a announcement was made, once everyone in this line has met Mick Foley he’s taking a break. That’s when they closed the line.

I finally made it to Foley, got to chat with him about his WCW run and facing Vader. Nice guy, what else is there to say. Around the same time I had to make it to Helen Slater’s panel talk, got there took a seat and she talked about Supergirl. Keep in mind I never seen the Supergirl movie. Q&A with the audience and a few questions about The Legend of Billie Jean were ask, I was happy about that.

Now it was time for the movie… Rafael, Dustin, and I was set and ready… AND… What an awful movie. If I would’ve gotten an autograph from Helen Slater I would have given it back to her and tell her to keep the money, I don’t want a refund. My time watching this movie was spent texting Patterson! and play by play commentary with Rafael. The scene with the front end loader was ridiculous. A giant tire falls, Lucy Lane gets knocked out, Jimmy Olsen never takes pictures to document the damage and so forth. And when ask if she had a transcript, she types one up herself. Who gave her the knowledge that she needed one. And how does she phase in and out of her school uniform. This movie makes no sense. At this point I was so bored I started reading the Geek’d Con program. I had more fun talking about roundabouts or how people bust their belt when all they’re doing is sitting in a chair watching a movie… Looking at you Rafael.

Once the movie was over I first out and never watching this awful movie again, I mean there wasn’t even an end credits scene. How lame is that.

Sunday morning it was time to head home, what a weekend it’s been. Would I do it all over again, I would because I had so much fun. Nothing like hanging with friends and laughing in a place where everyone enjoys the same entertainment as you do. Before we made it home we stopped back in that half store half dive to see what everyone was up too but the morning staff was working…

We made it home and here I am writing this, documenting my first convention. I had a blast and hopefully do it all again next year… Visit Doiner.com for pictures of Geek’d Con 2018.

Graveyard Duck Episode 35 – The NES in 1985

This week we’re trying something a little different. Rather than spotlight a specific game, we’ve decided to spotlight an entire year. Scott and Wes take a look at 1985, and what that year held for the NES. We discuss the history and mention a few of the big titles of the year, but focus mainly on a couple of underrated and possibly overlooked titles.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 34 – Batman: The Video Game

Have you ever danced with the devil the pale moonlight? Well we have, and we’re here to tell you all about it.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 33 – River City Ransom

This week we discuss a long overdue title for the NES, River City Ransom. Somehow Scott has gone his entire life without playing this one. Come here his first impressions.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 32 – Final Fantasy Adventure

Welcome to our Final Fantasy Adventure, I mean Seiken Densetsu, er Final Fantasy Gaiden, no Mystic Quest…

…just listen to the episode.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 31 – Deja Vu

This week Scott and Wes managed to spend an hour talking about Deja Vu for the NES without ever once making a Deja Vu pun or joke. Before you accuse us of being professional though, you should know we wander off topic many times, and discuss things like Sam and Max, Leisure Suit Larry, and Robert E Howard. Trust me. You’ll enjoy it.

Oh, and check out the Cromcast.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 30 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

We once again take the show portable and take a look at The Legend of Zelda for Game Boy. For one of us, this is was a first time play through. For the other, this is the first replay since the games release in 1993? How does the game hold up in 2018? Well…we’ll tell you.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 29 – Arkista’s Ring

We’ve decided to dig into a more obscure title this week with the late NES release, Arkista’s Ring. Is it worthy of being called a hidden gem, or was this one better left forgotten? Listen to find out.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 28 – Soldier Blade

We’re back for more Shoot-em-ups with one of the best that the TurboGrafx 16 has to offer, Soldier Blade.

Also, be sure to check our EXMosquito and his incredible 1-life Hard mode play through.

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 27 – Kirby’s Dream Land

This week we take a long overdue look at the Game Boy as well as Kirby’s Dream Land. Kirby has come a long way over the years. Join us as we talk about where it all started.

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 26 – Gunstar Heroes

This week we celebrate 1 whole year of podcasting with a classic game for the Sega Genesis. Considered by many to be a must own title, Gunstar Heroes is run and gun chaos at its best.

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Graveyard Duck Episode 25 – Super Mario Bros 2

What more do we need to say? We’re talking about Super Mario Bros 2. Of course you should listen.

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 24 – Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood

After a slight delay, Graveyard Duck is back with one of our most anticipated topics yet, Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM. This japan only title is considered by many to be the holy grail of Castlevania games. Here what Scott and Wes have to say, and learn why, and how, you can play this masterpiece as well.

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.