Friday, January 18, 2013

Glitched Tecmo Super Bowl Intro

I encountered this glitched Tecmo Super Bowl intro while I was attempting to record a game for my Chasing Perfection season, and I had to keep taking the game out of the NES and putting it back in ever-so-slightly to get it to work.

If you actually take the time to look at a lot of what's going on, you'll see some pretty cool things.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tecmo Super Bowl - NFL Films

While uploading my latest Chasing Perfection episode, I came across this NFL Films documentary about Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES. It's pretty interesting to take a look at the world of competitive TSB play, and also hearing former NFL stars talking about being in the game, while newer NFL players talk about growing up playing the football classic.

Check it out for yourself!

Courtesy of MattroBus on YouTube.
Friday, January 11, 2013

(Chasing Perfection) Tecmo Super Bowl - Week 12

My holiday vacation is now over from this site and retro gaming content, so it's time to get back in the swing of things with Week 12 of my run for perfection in Tecmo Super Bowl.

Week 12 features a match-up between my Indianapolis Colts (and the #1 defense in the league) and the Chicago Bears -- a very formidable opponent. Can I outlast the onslaught of rushing from Neal Anderson, or will he just leave me in the dust? Make sure to watch the conclusion, this one was a doozy.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Notable Nostalgic Blu-ray Releases Dec. 30th - Jan. 5th 2013

After having a nice holiday vacation from the site, I feel excited to get back to work and bring all of my visitors loads of new content. To ease back into things, we'll be taking a look at some of my personal classic movie favorites being released on Blu-ray (maybe not for the first time on Blu-ray).

Happy New Year!

1.) The Great Gatsby (1974) | Blu-ray Release Date: January 1st, 2013

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

2.) Clue (1985) | Blu-ray Release Date: January 1st, 2013

A group of oddball characters assemble at an old Victorian mansion to play a game of "whodunit."

3.) American Beauty (1999) | Blu-ray Release Date: January 1st, 2013

Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe -- the typical suburban nightmare. When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to wife and daughter alike. A pandora's box of fantasies as he begins to lust after his daughter's over-developed friend. But Lester Burnham is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.

4.) Wayne's World (1992) | Blu-ray Release Date: January 1st, 2013

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne and Garth. From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive who wants to produce a big-budget version — and he also wants Wayne's girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra. Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra.

5.) Wayne's World 2 (1993) | Blu-ray Release Date: January 1st, 2013

Everyone's favorite headbangers from Aurora, Illinois, are back in this sequel to the 1992 hit comedy Wayne's World. The success of their TV show allows Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) to finally move out of their parents' homes, but now they have to figure out what to do with their lives. Wayne's girlfriend, up-and-coming rock star Cassandra (Tia Carrere), is enjoying a career boost thanks to her new manager Bobby Cohn (Christopher Walker), but Garth thinks that Bobby is more interested in her body than her place on the charts. Meanwhile, Wayne is visited in a dream by the late Jim Morrison (Michael A. Nickles), who convinces him to promote a massive rock festival, "Waynestock," featuring Aerosmith as headliners. Garth, on the other hand, is finally relieved of his pesky virginity by femme fatale Honey Hornee (Kim Basinger), though it turns out that Honey has a hidden agenda. Drew Barrymore, Harry Shearer, and Charlton Heston play cameo roles in Wayne's World 2, and Jay Leno, Rip Taylor, and Todd Rundgren appear as themselves.

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