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Throwback Thursday: 3DO to Go – FIFA International Soccer

So, it’s another week, and we thought we’d do another installment in our least consistent regular feature “Throwback Thursday.” On this installment, we’re finally drying up the 3DO to Go well with the only episode to never get featured in this space.

That’s right, it’s time for FIFA International Soccer.

I’m not sure what else to say about this game, other than it’s soccer. If you like soccer, you might like this game. If you don’t like soccer, you can appreciate six person multiplayer? I guess?

Throwback Thursday: 3DO To Go – Pyramid Intruder

Hey, we’re doing Throwback Thursday again, and therefore digging up another episode of 3DO To Go. In this episode I reviewed Pyramid Intruder, a 1995 Japanese only release by Taito. Pyramid Intruder is one part remake, one part adaptation of Sega’s LaserActive title Pyramid Patrol from 1993.

And… well… it’s not terrible? I mean, it’s not amazing, but it’s worth a look.

Throwback Thursday: 3DO To Go – Paddock Note 95

With the start of our new retrogaming Let’s Play series 3DOh No!, we thought we’d bring back our old “Throwback Thursday” feature this week with another old episode of 3DO To Go. The episode we’re sharing is from the last time Vinnk randomly sent me 3DO games I didn’t understand with the Fuji Television classic… Paddock Note ’95.

This one gets way weirder than the rest of these old episodes.

Throwback Thursday: Watch a Rare ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ Teaser Trailer

So we all know that Return of the Jedi was originally marketed under the name Revenge of the Jedi (the reasons why depending on which source you decide to check). While there are a couple of ‘Revenge’ trailers circulating, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences believes they have dug up the earliest teaser trailer ever released for the film.

To let them explain its significance:

The Academy Film Archive holds several trailers from the United States with the initial Revenge title, most of which announcing a May 25th 1983 release date which coincided with the anniversary of the original Star Wars stateside release in 1977. However, this peculiar and very brief Revenge of the Jedi teaser trailer originated from a cinema in the United Kingdom, where the film was originally being considered for a Christmas 1983 release. This teaser was apparently shown with the U.K.’s May 1982 double feature re-release of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. American audiences would not get a glimpse of the third film until Star Wars was re-released in the U.S. in August 1982, meaning that this may be the earliest Revenge trailer distributed – and fans from across the pond got the first peek!

So if you have half a minute, strap in… for some music and still images. But hey, it’s still Star Wars-y.

Throwback Thursday: Trae’s No Brand Con 2007 Con Report

Hey look, it’s Throwback Thursday — that feature we used to do every week, but now only do it when we remember to get around to it! In this installment of the ongoing testament to my laziness, I’ve pulled up an old con report from the video archives — No Brand Con 2007 to be specific.

Man I was young back then.

Anyway, enjoy the four minute flashback — and remember, Nerd & Tie will (mostly) be at No Brand Con again this year, even though it’s now in the Wisconsin Dells. If you’re feeling nostalgic for a convention in Eau Claire, I may have a different con you might be interested in too…

Throwback Thursday: BOB and GIANT ROBOT

Hey, remember when this blog used to have a Throwback Thursday ongoing feature, where I’d dig up some old videos made by one of us at Nerd & Tie? You don’t? Because I haven’t posted an installment since July?

Well, we’re here and we’re doing it this week. Why? Because I feel like it.

Anyway, BOB and GIANT ROBOT started life as a three page comic I drew while really bored once. Then, while even more bored, I turned it into a primitive “animation” and put it up on Youtube in early 2007. The opening music is “Amiga” by Vomit Hat Steve’s old band “To Slay Zombie Newton,” and the rest of the music is just me goofing around in sound recorder in Windows 2000. You might recognize the melody in Episode 3 as a prototype version of the song that eventually became the Nerd & Tie podcast’s theme too.

So enjoy – each is only a minute long.

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Throwback Thursday: Nick Izumi Takes On Gundam F91

Oh hey, is it a Thursday? Yes. Have be been super inconsistent about keeping this feature going? Maybe. Do I really care right now? Not really.

So in this installment of Throwback Thursday, I’ve dug back through Nick Izumi’s Youtube archives and pulled out a random video from January of 2009. What is it? Well, it’s “Nick Izumi Takes on Gundam F91,” and since I know nothing about Gundam I have no idea what he’s going to say about it. Nick knows a lot about Gundam though, so you should let him talk at you for nine minutes about this particular installment in the franchise.

Because it’s Thursday, and you need it.

Throwback Thursday: 3DO to Go – Importing Japanese 3DO Games

Hey, we bothered doing Throwback Thursday this week! How exciting! Or not! Depending on whether you like this section or if you think it’s dumb!

Anyway, on this installment of our occasional internet wayback machine, we hit up another episode of my old webseries “3DO to Go.” This installment isn’t actually a game review (like most episodes), but is instead a video on importing games from Japan.

It’s a bit out of date on one aspect, in that it mentions “Rising Stuff” — a website that cosponsored this series that no longer exists. So… yeah… you’ll have to find a different retailer to actually buy games from. 2009 was a crazy time.

But it’s still an entertaining video!

Throwback Thursday: 3DO to Go – Zhadnost, the People’s Party

Hey, it’s a Thursday and I happened to remember this week that we occasionally have this particular feature… so here we go! On this installment of Throwback Thursday we dive back into old episodes of 3DO to Go I shot way back in 2008.

This episode I look at Zhadnost, The People’s Party – which is by far my favorite party game ever made for any system.

Throwback Thursday: Nick Izumi takes on Doctor Who

Hey, it’s Thursday – and that means there’s like a 50/50 shot of me posting a Throwback Thursday video! And since you’re reading this… I did? Totally did. Anyway, in this installment we go back to 2010 when The Nick Izumi Show took on Doctor Who. He did this episode before a single Moffat episodes had ever aired.

And he seemed so excited about it.

Which is hilarious if you’ve ever had a conversation about Doctor Who since then.