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Episode 125: The Indoor Kids
Console Launches and Nature…
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The Indoor Kids #125: Console Launches and Nature’s Butter with Jordan Morris

With all the hubbub about the two new consoles on the market, we thought we’d go back and look at the launch titles for consoles through the ages. Plus we discuss Doctor Who, The Hunger Games, and a lot of disgusting stuff. Seriously, we start out the episode saying the c-word a few times, and for that, we apologize, you c-words.

GAMES: Gears of War, Madden, Dead Rising 3, Assassin’s Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, Forza, Need For Speed Rivals, Ten Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung-Fu, Mach Rider, Pinball, Stack-Up, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, Altered Beast, Hang-On, Safari Hunt, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones, Alien Crush, China Warrior, Dungeon Explorer, Power Golf, R-Type, The Legendary Axe, Victory Run, Vigilante, Last Battle, Space Harrier II, Super Thunder Blade, Thunder Force II, Tommy Lasorda Baseball, Comix Zone, Vectorman, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Sonic, Alex Kidd, Super Mario World, F-Zero, Pilotwings, Gradius III, SimCity, Aero Blasters, U.N. Squadron, Contra, Alien Wars, Castlevania, Street Fighter,  Virtua Fighter, Panzer Dragon, Clockwork Knight, Daytona USA, The Mansion of Hidden Souls, Battle Arena Toshinden, ESPN Extreme Games, Kileak: The DNA Imperative, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Power Serve 3D Tennis, Raiden Project, Rayman, Ridge Racer, Street Fighter: The Movie, Total Eclipse Turbo, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, Super Mario 64, Pilotwings 64, Cybermorph, Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy, Alien Vs. Predator, ChuChu Rocket!, AeroWings, AirForce Delta, Blue Stinger, Expendable, Flag to Flag, The House of the Dead 2, Typing of The Dead, Hydro Thunder, Monaco Grand Prix, Mortal Kombat Gold, NFL 2K, NFL Blitz 2000, Pen Pen Trilcelon, Power Stone, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, Sonic Adventure, Bushido Blade, Last Blade, Soulcalibur, TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat, Tokyo Xtreme Racer, TrickStyle, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, Armored Core 2, DOA2: Hardcore, Dynasty Warriors 2, ESPN International Track & Field, ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding, Eternal Ring, Evergrace, Fantavision, Gungriffon Blaze, Madden NFL 2001, Midnight Club: Street Racing, NHL 2001, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery, Q-Ball: Billiards Master, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, Ridge Racer V, Silent Scope, Smuggler’s Run, SSX, Street Fighter EX3, Summoner, Surfing H3O, Swing Away Golf, Tekken Tag Tournament, TimeSplitters, Unreal Tournament, Wild Wild Racing, X-Squad, Fighting Street, GTA III, God of War, All-Star Baseball 2002, Batman: Vengeance, Crazy Taxi, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Disney’s Tarzan Untamed, Luigi’s Mansion, Madden NFL 2002, NHL Hitz 20-02, SSX Tricky, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Super Monkey Ball, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Halo, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, NFL Fever 2002, AirForce Delta Storm, Mad Dash Racing, Cel Damage, Artic Thunder, Fuzion Frenzy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2X, TransWorld Surf, 4×4 EVO 2, Shrek, Amped 3, Call of Duty 2, Condemned: Criminal Origins, FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, GUN, Kameo: Elements of Power, Madden NFL 06, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, NHL 2K6, NBA LIVE 06, NBA 2K6, Perfect Dark Zero, Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, Project Gotham Racing 3, Quake 4, Ridge Racer 6, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, BioShock, Call of Duty 3, Genji: Days of the Blade, Madden NFL 07, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, Need For Speed: Carbon, NBA 07, NBA 2K7, NHL 2K7, Resistance: Fall of Man, Ridge Racer 7, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Killer Instinct, Killzone: Shadow Fall

TV SHOWS: Seinfeld, X Files, Doctor Who, SNL, Bar Rescue, Kitchen Nightmares

MOVIES: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Blue Jasmine, Midnight In Paris, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Harry Potter, Nebraska, MacGruber, A Night At The Roxbury, Gamer, Crank, Kill Bill, The Sacrament, Pacific Rim, Memento

PLAYS: A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet


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  2. Darren says:

    Oh and about Killer Instinct, you can also buy the full game for $20. Doesn’t have a ton of characters, but it’s a great fighter and more than worth the price. How many fighters have you played where you basically ignore the majority of the characters? Being able to but individual characters completely makes sense for a fighter.

  3. Darren says:

    Just a little nitpick. Gears was not the 1st “killer App” for 360. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was. It came out about 5 months after the 360 launch.

  4. Scott says:

    Ignore the fussy twat who wants you to only discuss current games. I really don’t understand how he can call himself a fan of this podcast but then gripe that it isn’t pretty much just Game Informer: The Podcast. I love how much ground is covered in this podcast. It’s not just some garden-variety consumer report; it’s really more a podcast that just sort of captures the whole pop-culture landscape for me while still being game-centric. Keep it up, guys!

  5. phil medoc says:

    ^Jordan Morris is co-host of Jordan, Jesse, Go!, one of the longest running (6.5 years) podcasts currently around. He’s been a guest on this show more than a couple times.

    @Bobby, re: complaint about not discussing current games. They’re discussing the very recent launch of two new consoles, neither of which have a huge amount of games to actually talk about(what’s there even to say about a new Madden or Battlefield title). Them placing current console launches in the context of past consoles is pretty interesting and definitely relevant.

    I liked the look back; it is really funny how all the “classic” titles we associate with older consoles came out sometimes years after the hardware was released. The original Game Boy wasn’t mentioned — apart from Tetris, it had a kinda lousy assortment of games. Pokemon didn’t come around until 1996, seven years after the system debuted.

  6. WM says:

    Who the %$#@ is Jordan Morris?

  7. Mark says:

    I think this launch would’ve been a bit more exciting with Watch Dogs, since that got hold back the rest look a little lackluster.

  8. rpenm says:

    The latest Anita Sarkeesian video – “Ms. Male Character – Tropes vs Women in Video Games” is actually pretty good. You guys should talk about it.

  9. Alec says:

    Speaking of both Pornhub and apps that stream footage to catch abusive spouses in the act:

    Some guy already ruined The Playroom by drinking with his wife until she passed out, then stripping her in front of his Twitch viewers.

  10. King Of The Butt Pirates says:

    Great episode. I have been binge-listening to Jordon, Jesse, Go! recently, and it’s nice to hear Jordon apart from that clothes-obsessed freak.

  11. Wildride says:

    Genesis?!? Genesis is console forbidden!

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    Skit premise: Guy just happens to temporarily rest his popcorn in his lap, and his lady just assumes he’s doing the popcorn trick, resignedly starts fishing around in the popcorn to “fall for it”. Antics ensue.

  13. Carlos Alvarez says:

    Just a quick correction : Fighting Street is not a rip-off of Street Fighter, it IS Street Fighter (the original, the one that sucks) with a different name.

  14. Pedak says:

    PS4 is “just a game console” is high praise indeed.

  15. Bobby says:

    The Xbox One sounds cool but I don’t think I want it to rule my whole entertainment system, especially because I want to get rid of my cable entirely in a few years. It was funny to hear you say the PS4 is ‘just a game console’ because that’s exactly what I want out of it.

    Neither launch line up is very good, though the Xbox One seems to have more varied, quality titles. I like the Killzone series and this one’s multiplier has really pulled me in. Playing support is great when you choose the perfect spot to plant the spawn beacon for your team. Plus Resogun is fantastic.

    The future game releases are the main reason I went with a PS4. I love the Infamous series and Second Son looks amazing. There are a ton of indies that look great too like Octodad, Nuclear Throne, and Don’t Starve. Plus, if anyone out there has the chance to play Towerfall on Ouya, please do! It was one of the best games released this year and its coming to PS4 early next year so people will actually be able to play it! Having a Vita for remote play and cross buy stuff really sealed the deal.

    My PSN name is Nerdygonzo if anyone wants to send me a friend invite. No matter Xbox One or PS4, everyone have fun playing video games!

  16. Pete says:

    Chuchu rocket, greatest commercial:

  17. chris says:

    I just wanna say I’m a big fan of the podcast but, personally, I wish there was more discussion of current games and topics, especially since this is a once-a-week podcast.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I have almost zero interest in reminiscing about old games as much as it seems has been the topic of discussion lately. Recently we’ve had entire episodes dedicated to “lost” games, old educational games, and Rampage/General Chaos, not to mention whole shows only tangentially-related to games, such as the NY Comic Con episode and the Meta Game (which is not that entertaining to listen to).

    For instance, the past 2 weeks brought us 2 new huge console releases after the longest console cycle ever, and I would imagine that this is on the minds of all gamers right now. It would have been nice to hear episodes where you guys discuss your thoughts on these new machines or games…but instead we get episodes about playing the Meta Game (which has very little to do with video games) and now an episode about console launch games from 8 years ago…instead of the consoles and launch games that are happening now.

    It would just be nice to have longer conversations or whole episodes about the games you guys are currently enjoying, looking forward to or just have long-form discussions about recent gaming news. I know you could just say: “It’s a free podcast. If you don’t like it, don’t listen.”, but I really like you guys and the podcast (I do!), I just wish it got back on track to what I loved about it in the first place.

  18. Jerry says:

    I’m pretty sure that a Nascar game launched with the original Xbox as well, in fact it was on the same disc as Jet Set Radio Future….you cunts.

  19. Daniel says:

    Ermagerd that list of video game. Your poor poor intern.