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The time when Mario made his first appearance in American TV
Posted January 14, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

The very first time Mario ever graced the american tv airwaves was in the 80s on his Donkey Kong segment from Saturday Supercade which aired on CBS saturday mornings. This was aired along with other 80s arcade game adaptations like Kangaroo and Frogger, and would show up any other time along with Donkey Kong Jr. which took place in the same story associating with the huge woman-kidnapping barrel-tossing gorilla. Mario was voiced by Peter Cullen and would be accompanied by Pauline, both chasing Donkey Kong all accross the world in an attempt to capture him and send him back to the circus.

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Now at Newsgrounds
Posted January 10, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

I am not sure if this the same site from early 2000s where people used to create flash movies and all that stuff. Seems they had opened up to other types of submissions since then if that's the case. Decided to join up and post some of my own stuff just as well. If you are over yonder, make sure to stop by.

My Newsgrounds Profile

Another great sale at the thrift shop
Posted January 08, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

Hit the thrift once more and found a lot of good stuff and under 20 dollars got this nice bundle. Soul Calibur, Grandia II, Shenmue, and a sample game disc Generator Vol. 2.

Got me PS2 games like Tekken 5, Neo Geo Colliseum, Soul Calibur 2 (with bonus sample disc,) Spawn Armageddon, Gundam Encounters in Space, Onimusha 3.

Along with that I also got Dragonball Z Legends for PlayStation, a Japamese import and an SNES controller.

While problems in my life are quite going worse than they had should, even when this is the first month of the year, at least I had a break and enjoyed game shopping with these finds. Can't complain too much.


Sonic the Comic
Posted January 02, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

While IDW currently holds the rights to Sonic (which I still argue was a GOOD move overall,) I still can't get over the fact of how much Archie messed up the entire lore behind the blue blur and his surroundings, and how I always prayed that this comic either ended or be moved somewhere else before Archie continued F*cking it up even more than it was over a whole decade.

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Games I Played Through in 2019 That Kicked Ass
Posted January 02, 2020 by JoeTheDestroyer

[Pre-blog note: I will proofread this later. For now, suffer through my unedited words.]

I'm not going to do a top ten or a recap of everything I played, because honestly I played a lot of crap last year. Instead, I'd like to focus on the stuff I liked and get some positive vibes out there.

I mean, I already wrote some scatching stuff about Huntsman: The Orphanage in my previous blog post, so I've got my negative bases covered for a bit.


The Adventures of Elena Temple

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Game Progress 1/2/20
Posted January 02, 2020 by JoeTheDestroyer

GunValkryie (Xbox)
I've had all I can stand of this bland, tedious shooter. I killed the first boss, tried my hand at the next stage and died--both in the game and of boredom.

A platformer on Steam that mimics old DOS games. Unfortunately, it apes them a little too closely, because it feels way dated. I got all the way to the final boss before experiencing a game over, and didn't feel like trying again. I've had my fill.

Huntsman: The Orphanage (PC)
An extremely boring, tedious first-person horror game where you explore a ruined orphanage, searching for items related to the restless souls of twelve different orphans. You then have to slowly march out to the the backyard and put the objects on their graves.

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Happy New Year, Happy new Decade
Posted January 01, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

Hope you all had a good one at the beginning of this year and that it gets better as it goes on.


I finally got a Switch
Posted December 30, 2019 by JoeTheDestroyer

I decided it was finally time to get a Nintendo Switch, so I set aside some money here and there, and finally got one after Christmas. Obviously, it's kind of hard to play a new system without games, so I managed to pick up:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (only physical game so far)
Final Fantasy VII
Untitled Goose Game
Legend of Kay Anniversary

In the coming weeks, I'd also like to get Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, The Banner Saga Trilogy, Dead Cells, RAD, and Ape Out. I just hope the games I recently bought for Steam don't get neglected.


Are you a movie fan? I am sure you are.
Posted December 28, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

I also review movies as well, even though I may just end up making you upset about my amateur ramblings. If you also have an account then let me know and I will sure follow you back.

My Letterboxd

Merry Christmas 2019
Posted December 25, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Merry Christmas to all gamers and to you a Happy new upcoming year, I gave myself my own present by hunting down some PS2 games on thrirft stores, pawn shops, and even Amazon sine I could find forgotten games I had seen at some point (Ninja Assault.)

This was quite a haul, and to have games like Space Channel 5 gives me this nostalgic feeling from when I played it on the Dreamcast all those years ago. I also got some games whose save files I still got on my system, such as Rampage Total Destruction, and others I had yet to try like Resident Evil 4.

All in all it has been an OK last month of this otherwise not so good year, and I think I can be fine with closing it in a high note than a bad one. Hope all of you had a great Holiday today and keep on gaming.

Back to gaming uploads
Posted December 10, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Found a free video editor from NHC Software and it plays more or less like Windows Movie Maker but with more features. This is what I needed, I can't use such programs with more than the basics and Vegas was a pain. For now it is allowing me to edit videos and upload them online, but if they ask to get the full licensed version I will sure try and buy it. This one is what I've been looking for.

I love Thrift Stores
Posted December 04, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

And it was fruitful, got Rogue Galaxy for PS2 for the reasonable price of 1 single dollar. I had scoped it on Amazon to see that I pretty much saved a bit more than 10 dollars including shipping. While the game has signs of usage it still plays pretty good. If anything, I can always sand it at places I visit so there was really no way I made a wrong choice overall.

I've ordered more PS2 games on Amazon and I expect them pretty soon, this has become a nice X-Mas so far.


Game Progress 12/2
Posted December 02, 2019 by JoeTheDestroyer

Random thought: I'd really like to scratch another RPG franchise off my backlog. Suikoden, Wild Arms and Geneforge are all great candidates, especially since I don't need to replay the first two Geneforge games and I can just jump into the third one. We'll see, though...

Dark Devotion (PS4)
Finished it. Man, the final boss was some old bullshit. You basically had to get lucky to beat this guy, because he occasionally uses an lunge attack that he can spam. "Can," meaning he doesn't always spam it, and sometimes you can get a lucky break where you slap him around before he tries anything cheap (see also: the run where I defeated him). Funny thing the last few bosses leading up to him arepushovers, especially the one before him.

GunValkyrie (Xbox)

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Crappy, crappy DELL PC.
Posted November 25, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

So with this cheap system (under 100 dollars in fact,) spazzes all over if I make the mistake of tapping it on its surface, rebooting itself and threatening with messing itself on the inside to the point of me losing anything that I have stored in it. How wonderful. Its bad enough it sports that fallacy of an OS that Windows 10 is, which slows to a CRAWl and even freezes when I try to save a damn image, that on top of it is as fragile as a freakin' house built of cards. I just can't even.

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Sonic Boom
Posted November 22, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Sonic Boom was featured in Cartoon Network in 2014 and lasted over 2 years before it was given the boot.* It was based on SEGA’s new line of Sonic games with the same name and was one of the last shows that involved the blue blur. While the games left a lot to be desired, the show was pretty decent, often going for parody and comical interaction than being serious on the subject of stopping Eggman/Robotnik from conquering the world and such. All of the action would take on a single, solitary island somewhere around the world rather than in cities and other exotic places from past iterations. The show comprised of 15 minute short episodes, most of which would not be consistent with any type of story involving characters and more often than not it would break the 4th wall in abundance.

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MAME woes Part Deux
Posted November 19, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Unlike most emulators, MAME is quite a stubborn application. Some versions will run most ROMS you get, others won't, even when you have ALL the bits and pieces of previous versions of a game chances are it will just not play in one version than in the other. As I stated before, I am now running Windows 10, which is not very good on my side of things, but I must adapt since Microsoft will no longer service Windows 7, which in turn, was a good OS that would let me record with little to no problems anytime.

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Posted November 17, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

As I had stated, I was able to buy a crappy PC with what measly money I got at the moment, after the last desktop went up in smoke. Majority of problems on this system being Windows 10's compability with some programs, including the old MAME application I had for years and had used to game and record for video uploads.

After much searching was able to use a more or less stable version of said application and it runs OK enough for me to use FRAPS and continue my gaming recordings. I might try other old versions and see if I can get 100% emulation and recording but for now, I am fine they way it is.

YouTube's new regulations and guidelines might hurt your channel.
Posted November 14, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

E-mails being sent to all accounts from the site, stating they will be changing their regulations to make sure if your content is child safe. I also read that if its decided that your channel isn't "profitable," they got the "right" to shut it down.

I am getting tired of Google's skullduggery to be honest. Its already hard enough to keep a channel that you are being pushed to make it relevant or else. Not sure how this will also affect any other channel which is just for fun or personal, but I have no doubt this company will continue finding ways to make your stay hell a bit more than usual.

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The new Sonic Movie trailer hit the internet today
Posted November 12, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Seems Paramount wised up and revamped Sonic for the better. He looks a lot more easy on the eyes than that horrible thing they went with the first time around. It also seems they added more stuff by the looks of it, such as Green Hill Zone during Sonic's narration about why he came to "the real world." Seeing Jim Carrey getting punch is a big plus as well.

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Street Fighter II V
Posted November 11, 2019 by CptRetroBlue

Street Fighter II V is a prequel of sorts, as it takes place before events featured in the popular Capcom sequel fighting game franchise, while at the same time taking some liberties on origins for any other character featured. The story showcases Ryu and Ken traveling around the world as they seek ways to improve their martial art techniques and also having fun, something that is sure out of character for Ryu canonically. Along the way they meet Chun Li who also takes part in some of his adventures, as well as other characters that would become their adversaries in the established games.

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