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GH71: The Artifact Robbery

GH71: The Artifact Robbery
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In this episode, our heroes talk about Artifact, the new valve digital CCG, and try to decide if sounds like anything but a money grab, they talk more about Red Dead Redemption 2 now that John finally has it, and they discuss some of the most recent gaming news. Tune in to hear the question of the week!

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GH71: The Artifact Robbery

GH27 – Top Guilty Pleasure Games

We all have those guilty pleasure things we love, whether it’s “Take on Me” by Aha or going to specific restaurants because they have a Pokemon Go Pokestop. This week, we talk about our Top 3 Guilty Pleasure Video Games! These could be from any era on any platform. We go into detail as to why they made the cut, why we love them to this day, and why maybe we shouldn’t be so embarrassed to play them.

There’s also some news in the mix including a developer who has already hit a performance wall on the Xbox One X, a Taco Bell cross-promotion, and Minecraft’s crossplay. We also end up in a little debate about platform exclusive DLC and retailer exclusives.

00:40 – Xbox One X Developers Hitting Walls

08:10 – Taco Bell’s Xbox One X Promotion

10:45 – Minecraft Enters Crossplay Beta & the Lack of Sony

12:50 – Platform Exclusive DLC Discussion

20:50 – Top 3 Guilty Pleasure Games

45:40 – Contest Details and Teasing Next Week

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GH22: Classic Consoles for Days

Classic consoles are everywhere with announcements of the SNES Classic, Atari’s return and more! Plus, we talk Steam’s Summer Sale, Superhot, and Zelda DLC. First, we discuss some of the games we’ve purchased on the Steam Summer Sale, plus a bit about Best Buy’s latest pre-order deals. Then, it’s off to Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack which is officially live. Once we cover the latest, it’s on to our main topic: Retro Gaming and Classic Consoles. We dive head first into Nintendo’s SNES Classic, discuss how the NES Classic was handled, and talk about the significance of Star Fox 2’s long awaited release. Then it’s on to Sega Forever hitting mobile, Atari’s surprise console announcement, and finally, a little about Superhot.

0:30 – Steam Summer Sale & Best Buy Pre-Orders

05:30 – Crash Bandicoot Trilogy

7:40 – Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Drops

9:50 – Impostor Retro Gaming with the SNES Classic

28:00 – Impostor Retro Gaming with SEGA Forever

37:20 – Atari Returns to the Console Wars

47:50 – Currently Playing

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GH22: Classic Consoles for Days

GH15: COD WWII, Gears of War, and Bomberman

We return with a whole new format! We talk about our plans for video game streaming which includes retro games like Super Nintendo and Sega! You can catch some Aladdin game play on YouTube right now. Then, Jon lets us know what’s going on this weekend at Planet Comicon with Buster Props. Plus, I talk a bit about what I’ll be doing for the HPN during the convention. After that, we talk news and what we’re currently playing which includes Gears of War 4, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Bomberman R!

In case you missed it, we talk about the winner of our Video Game March Madness Showdown! Only one remains. Let us know what you think of the winner. We’ll give you a hint…. it’s not Mario.

Then we dive into the latest news (7:45) including the release of the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer and details.

Don’t miss the details for our two upcoming video game tournaments (13:00), one for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and one for Injustice 2.

Then we get some details about Halo 6 (16:00) and will Jon ever get another Xbox or Microsoft console?

This goes into a bit about the Gears of War franchise (20:00), including a little talk about Gears of War 4 (21:10).

And how could we do an episode without talking a bit about Zelda and the Switch (23:00)?

We continue the Switch talk with some discussion about the Super Bomberman R story mode (25:05) and whether or not it lives up to the $49.99 USD price tag, especially when put up against FAST RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

Don’t miss the closing ceremonies (29:25) as we talk about plans for video game streams.

And our iTunes contest is still going on (30:15)!

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GH15: COD WWII, Gears of War, and Bomberman

GH14: Overwatch Uprising & Streaming

We’ve got big news not just from around the video game universe but for the Gamer Heroes podcast as well. First, we talk about the Xbox Live Spring sale that includes cheap major titles like Halo 5, GTAV, Gears of War 4, and even some cheap older titles for the xBox 360 like Red Dead Redemption, plus a discount on custom controllers. Then it’s off to Nintendo news with a bit about the NES Classic being discontinued as well as some of our thoughts on the items that came out of this week’s Nintendo Direct that focused on ARMS, new Joy-Cons, and even a FAST RMX update.

Then it’s all Overwatch as we let you guys know about our Overwatch: Uprising stream that happened on Facebook! You can catch our play through of the base event here and the “all heroes” version here.

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GH14: Overwatch Uprising & Streaming

GH03: What is Retro Gaming?

What is Retro Gaming? This week we ask the question and then try to answer it. We first kick things off with some news surrounding the new  DC fighting game Injustice 2 before discussing the latest Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild news. We talk a bit about what games we are currently playing. Hit up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter with the tag #currentlyplaying to let us know what you’re up to!

After a lively discussion there we dive into the concept of retro gaming. What makes a game retro? What makes a console retro? How does this impact pc gaming? Handheld? We discuss all of these aspects breaking down graphics, game play, technology, release date, and more. Check out the list below for some hot points to jump to.

1:40 – Injustice 2

12:20 – Nintendo Switch news

19:25 – Zelda: Breath of the Wild

26:55 – Currently Playing

37:00 – Retro Gaming

1:10:00 – Closing and possible contest!

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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GH03: What is Retro Gaming?

Mini Collector’s Edition NES from Nintendo

This morning, Nintendo announced a new video game console, but not one we were expecting. Instead, the iconic video game company announced the Mini Collector’s Edition NES. The new NES is small, fitting in the palm of your hand. It doesn’t use cartridges but instead has 30 built-in games. The console is scheduled for a November 11th release date.

It will include an HDMI cable to easy plug-in to modern TVs with a retail price of $59.99 USD. The box includes the wall AC adapter and one retro looking NES controller. They point out that some of the games, listed below, support two players, so additional controllers are available for $9.99 but you can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro.

 

Additionally, the new NES Classic Controller is also supported on the Wii and Wii U for Virtual Console NES games when plugged into a Wii Remote controller. Check out more details below plus the whole game list:

EDMOND, Wash., July 14, 2016 – If you see a Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves this holiday shopping season, you haven’t entered a time machine. (Unless everyone around you is wearing acid-washed jeans and neon leg warmers. If that’s the case, you may have unknowingly walked through a rift in the space-time continuum.) The most likely scenario is you are setting eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, launching in stores on Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. That’s right: The NES is back! But this isn’t the same NES that you fondly remember. This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console comes complete with 30 NES games built in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

The system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, which is patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. But you really just want to know the full list of 30 games, right? Feast your eyes on the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system:

  • Balloon Fight
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • FINAL FANTASY®
  • Galaga
  • GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
  • GRADIUS
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid
  • NINJA GAIDEN
  • PAC-MAN
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • SUPER C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • TECMO BOWL
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

There’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones. You can even enjoy playing several of these games with two players by attaching a second NES Classic Controller, which will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also be used (each sold separately).

When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system. Playing these retro games using a retro controller makes the experience that much more authentic. And if you ever need to step away from the NES Classic Edition in the middle of a tough level (or take a break to call one of Nintendo’s helpful Game Counselors*), don’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress. Each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

What’s old is new again with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. Relive past glories. Finish off that boss you never beat. Save the galaxy and rescue the princess!

*Please only call if you have indeed entered a time machine. The Game Counselor program no longer exists in 2016.

NES Classic Edition in Hand
What do you think of Nintendo’s latest console release? Will you be picking one of these up or is your original NES or Retro Duo working just fine? Comment below!

Mini Collector’s Edition NES from Nintendo

GameStop’s Retro Classics Available.

GameStop surprised people by announcing they were getting back into the classic video game business and, this week, it becomes reality. As of today, GameStop has officially launched its Retro Classics collection which consists of consoles and games, all pre-owned of course, from the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Sega Genesis, SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), N64, PS1 (original PlayStation), and Sega Dreamcast (yes… the Dreamcast).

A quick glance at their website this morning only showed three consoles for online sale, the Genesis for $34.99, the original PlayStation and the slightly updated PlayStation Slim (also known as the PSOne at times) for $39.99. So, maybe you have to stop in store and be lucky enough to find one of the other consoles. All three consoles are noted as refurbished. Now, they have listings for other consoles, even though they are out of stock. It looks like either version of the NES or SNES will run $59.99, $49.99 for a N64 or Dreamcast.

Then, of course, are the games. Games range in price drastically from about $6.99 for something like Tetris 2 for the NES all the way up to $79.99 for Dreamcast’s Canon Spike or Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the N64, and even $89.99 for Chrono Trigger for the SNES. You can also pick up a Nintendo Power Glove for $39.99, assuming it’s in stock!

GameStop is sure to add more to its collection, so keep your eyes peeled if this is something you’re interested in. Don’t forget, though, you can pick up a new Retro Duo or similar off-brand console that plays classic games like NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis without needing to pick up a refurbished console. So, make sure you know what you’re getting and why. I love classic games. In fact, my SNES Mario Kart died, so I might see if I can possibly pick up a new copy but when my SNES finally died, I picked up a Retro Duo and since it uses the original controllers and games, it’s worked perfectly.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to some classic video game purchases? Do you wish they added GameBoy to the list? What about Sega Saturn or even older games like Atari? Comment below and let me know!

 

GameStop’s Retro Classics Available.