Classic Competition – The Horrible Show 062211

The Horrible ShowWe have returned and are about to go a bit retro. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Justin are in search of a list of fair competitive video games across all of the eras to create new game tournaments for our listeners and for upcoming Horrible Night Outs. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We will not be dettered by failed recordings. The Horrible Show is back because before we talk about video games, we know you wanted to hear all about Cole’s reality TV adventures and wherever else the Threesomes of the Week takes us. Actually, we hope you survived the Threesomes enough to make it to our favorite multiplayer memories and our On the Spot question. Where we bring to light the age old question of why would you play Madden when you can play NFL Blitz? This is all of course just to set the mood as we have a real mission this week: to come up with some compelling classic competitive games for game tournanments for our listeners and potentially for upcoming Horrible Night Outs. It’s a veritable free-for-all as we look at games we grew up and onto some current favorites. Which Smash Bros is the best choice? Is Geometry Wars 2 better without shooting? Maybe puzzle games are better than we think they are. Is StarCraft II even an option for new players? I’m sure we don’t have the answers, but we did get a great list out of our discussion. Let us know what games we missed so we can continue build some compelling contests in the near future. Then, we can’t help but announce the next Horrible Night Out on July 8th as we return to Net Heads where we hope to game with our Indy listeners and their friends. On our way off the air, an epiphany strikes Cole and Justin G as they finally discover a use for handheld gaming devices.

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin L, Cole, Ethan, Justin G

Guide:
Intro and Threesomes (0:43 – 19:48)
On the Spot Question (19:50 – 25:12)
Classic Competition (25:14 – 1:10:21)
Game Brainstorming (27:16 – 1:10:21)
HorribleNight.com Updates (1:10:22 – 1:11:10)
Shout Outs (1:11:12 – 1:18:48)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeCelebrity Rehab, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, World of Tanks
Justin GTrue Grit, Robopocalypse, Crysis 2
EthanSuspect Zero, Champions Online, Atom Zombie Smasher
Justin LWhite Noise, Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See, Alice: Madness Returns

Game Industry Shout Outs:
Cole – Useful Handhelds
Justin G – Falling Skies / Perfect Dark – Skitterer vs Skedar
EthanTrenched!
Justin LBattlefield 3 PC vs Console Debate

Games:
Mario Kart 64, Wave Race 64, Goldeneye, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros Brawl, DOOM, Quake Live, Unreal Tournament, Duke Nukem 3D, Scene It!, You Don’t Know Jack,  Buzz! Quiz TV, Worms, Bomberman, Wii Sports Resort, Burnout 3, Contra, Super Maro Bros, Duck Hunt, Track and Field, Dance Central, Child of Eden, Geometry Wars 2, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Boom Blox, NBA Jam, Ice Hockey, Skate or Die, Paperboy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, California Games, Caveman Games, Double Dribble, Arch Rivals, Joe Montana Football, RBI Baseball, Pacman Championship Edition DX, Rampage, Rampart, Combat, Mortal Kombat, WWE All-Stars, Dr. Mario, Tetris Party, Lumines, Bust-a-Move, Puzzle Quest, Powerstone 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ghouls n Ghosts, Mega Man 10, Castlevania, Trials HD, Joe Danger, Super Dodge Ball, Super Spike V’ball, Crysis 2, Gears of War 2, Eternal Champions, Punch-Out!!, StarCraft II, Mario Bros, Joust, Arkanoid

References:
The Martian Chronicles, First Blood, Aaron Eckhart, Carrie-Anne Moss, Ben Kingsley, Michael KeatonThe Other Guys, Power Pad

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2 Comments Classic Competition – The Horrible Show 062211

  1. Justin Shimp

    I still vote for Mario Kart 64 and Tetris Party. I am game for those forever.

    Dr. Mario, Golden Eye and Geometry Wars also sound super fun.

  2. Nathan (TheProphecy) Moses

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAH! Dude, the WoT thing was really funny. And yes, I am emotionally attached to my tanks. If you owned a T29, you would be attached too. Makes big bang! Go Boom! Great show guys.

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