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Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 42] : Bare-Knuckle Slobberknocker

Bare-Knuckle Slobberknocker

After some bad French and Shakespeare non-jokes, the gang talks about Julian and Josh’s birthday gifts. Both of those guys had birthdays in March, and they got matching 49″ TVs in celebration. So what video games were used to christen those new HD screens? Fallout 4, Zombi, Diablo III, Disgaea 5, and, of course, Star Wars Battlefront.

After the break, we take a look back at the console wars, starting with Big, Evil Nintendo vs. the world. When Sega entered the fray, they came in with guns blazing and aimed straight at Nintendo (Nintendon’t, as Sega called them). How do you come back against Mario? Well, by inventing fake processing technology (AKA Blast processing) and introducing the world to Sonic the Hedgehog (who began his life as the Japanese everyman, Mr. Needlemouse).

The battle didn’t slow down when Sony entered the market either. After Sony double-crossed both Sega and Nintendo, they launched the PlayStation, and with that came Crash Bandicoot’s challenge against Nintendo. (We’ve got more on the Crash Bandicoot vs. Nintendo ad campaign in this Retrovolve article.)

Eventually, Sega drops out, Microsoft drops in, and the battle rages on.

Console Wars

Our detailed history is not to be missed, folks.

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Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Lead Research Specialist)

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