Ape Escape

Weekly Video Game Post–August 3, 2014


Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 3, 2014 <21 mins – 19.9MB>
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The last of the trio of test podcasts. After today, the schedule resumes as normal. On the show, I go over game sales, new releases, how I brought back the Expos and turned them into a powerhouse, and talk about two classic games for older Sony hardware.

  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 19th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)


Ape Escape (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Ape Escape
Developed by: Japan Studio
Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment of America

We consider Mario the standard bearer when it comes to platformers. During the Nintendo 64 days, fanboys could hug their Nintendo consoles and say with pride that they had the best platformer available for that generation; Super Mario 64. Not content with stealing away most of Nintendo’s user base from the Super Nintendo days, Sony decided to make a cute looking platformer of their own. Not only was Ape Escape every bit as good as Super Mario 64, it was better. It even borrowed from Zelda which must have really sent fanboys for a loop. The action and platforming are great. The graphics, on the other hand, not so much. However, its innovative controls made this arguably the best platformer on the original Playstation.


Weekly Video Game Post – Feb. 24, 2010

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 24, 2010 <92 mins (84.0 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Roberto Panetta (of OKConsole.com)
  • HUGE PODCAST! We talk about the big news coming out of the Nintendo Media Summit today. Looks like it will be a massive spring for Mario & Co.
  • First round of Hall of Fame results. Why wasn’t Ms. Pac-Man inducted? That may be one for Unsolved Mysteries.
  • Is Sony even trying anymore?
  • All our sales data comes from www.vgchartz.com
  • I’ve also included lists of the numbers from the previous week and the game releases from the previous week because they were not posted here last week.
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figure