SNES Hidden Gem! X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

A game I remember fondly from my childhood, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse has kind of slipped off the radar. We give this slept-on X-Men game some love by playing through the opening missions!

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D-Pad Left Joycon

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Super Nintendo Show and Tell

Donkey Kong Country! Super Mario World! Shaq-Fu? Take a look at some of the hits and misses in my Super Nintendo game collection while we share stories of retro gaming awesomeness!

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Carpet Ride from Hell! Disney’s Aladdin on SNES Live Stream

Do you remember this one from back in the day? We play through the first few levels of Disney’s Aladdin, but man that carpet ride level is no joke!

Highlights

Finally beating the carpet ride level!

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Hip-Hop Week | “Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis”: The Most Iconic Video Game Reference in Hip-Hop History

Hip-Hop Week officially begins on In Third Person! Of course we had to start with the N-O, T-O, R-I, O, U-S!


On August 9th, 1994, Christopher Wallace released “Juicy”, the first single from his forthcoming debut album Ready to Die. The song would peak at #1 on the Billboard charts and is still cited as one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all-time.

Though it may not have been the first time video games and hip-hop connected – and it certainly wouldn’t be the last – the Notorious B.I.G. yelled out what would become the most iconic video game reference in hip-hop, and quite possibly all of music.

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis/When I was dead broke man, I couldn’t picture this
– Notorious B.I.G., “Juicy”

What is it about this line that continues to resonate today? Being associated with an all-time great rap song by an all-time great rapper goes a long way, but I think there’s a bit more to it than that.

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Celebrating Hip-Hop Week at In Third Person!

“It was all a dream! I used to read [Gamepro] magazine!”

My love of video games is well-documented here on In Third Person. However, another one of my passions is hip-hop music. As a kid, I fell in love with the boom bap, studied the older records before my time, and have kept a close ear to where it’s gone ever since. For a time, I was even making my own beats and I dabbled in rapping for a bit, though the less said about my rapping, the better.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll drop one post per day covering different places where my love of video games collides with my love of hip-hop. Until then, pack your cardboard, rehearse your pre-written raps to make sure they sound like freestyles, and come back tomorrow for the boom bap!

Retro Game Collecting in the Margins

Inspired by reclaiming a bunch of my old retro games from my parents’ house, I decided to dip my toe back into the world of retro game collecting. While I never had any motivations to build a massive library filled with complete collections of games, I did have a very specific criteria in mind so that I don’t fall down the rabbit hole. So far, the process of collecting has moved rather slowly.

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Super Star Wars Live Stream

Follow Luke on his quest to save the galaxy until he meets his untimely demise inside of a sandcrawler!

P.S. – Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! Enjoy the holidays!

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enKo Products AV to HDMI Converter Review

With TV technology continually improving, it becomes increasingly difficult to play your old games. Many modern TVs simply don’t have the old RF or composite inputs anymore. While I still have a TV or two that does, I had no way of capturing that footage onto my computer.

After trying to use the composite functionality built into the Elgato Game Capture HD (which didn’t work for me initially), I stumbled across the option of converting a composite AV signal to HDMI. The marketplace is filled with no-name products that range wildly in price and performance, so getting one that was a right mix of both proved difficult. Eventually, I decided to go with the enKo Products AV to HDMI Converter. This proved to be a mistake.

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