INTERACTIVE CD-ROM!! Oh my god, why didn’t we talk about the advent of CD-ROM and how Jurassic Park and video games at the time introduced the world to a whole new frontier of media… storage?! No, instead we talk about Jurassic Park‘s influence and video games that capitalized on the dinosaur craze of the 90s. Will the craze come back? Find out, as we tackle, uh, everything from Dino Crisis to Monster Hunter, to video game movies, back to dinosaur games, to Capcom’s woes once more, to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Shovel Knight and Batman: Arkham Origins. Sure. Will Greenwald of PCMag.com, Terry Lewis of The Other View and resident action expert Gabriel Zamora join me in one of our more irreverent escapades.
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- 0:00 - 8:09 — Introductions / Shovel Knight
- 8:10 – 25:26 — Jurassic Park, video game movies, Jurassic Park games
- 25:27 – 55:53 — “Try and show a little respect.” / Joe and Mac, Dino Crisis, Chrono Cross and more
- 55:54 – 1:11:45 — Metal Gear, Monster Hunter, Power Rangers, Batman: Arkham Origins
- 1:11:46 – 1:37:42 — Ingen and Capcom / The 80s Spirit and Misc. (Prometheus?!) / Plugs / End
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- Terry Lewis – @valkor
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- Will Greenwald – @aggrogate
Our intro music comes courtesy of Play on Loop! Thanks, guys!
Other music used this episode comes from Jurassic Park, Joe and Mac, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie (SNES) and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
Review of Rocket Knight. Huh, I liked it, I guess.
EGM used Tobias Bruckner, the villain of Turok: Evolution as their dubious award back in the day. Read a short history here.
Alan Grant, ambiguously gay? Makes me want to re-watch Jurassic Park III.
And of course…