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The Neo-Geo Song

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the old-school dept.

Idle 70

At least 50% of my paychecks would be converted into tokens and put into one of many Neo-Geo machines at the arcade when I was in high school. It's good that my favorite old games finally have an anthem.

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What? (5, Insightful)

qoncept (599709) | about 4 years ago | (#31835746)

Did this article say something?

Re:What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31836116)

it requires you to infer your own meaning... probly the most interesting one today

Re:What? (1)

megamerican (1073936) | about 4 years ago | (#31836192)

it requires you to infer your own meaning... probly the most interesting one today

It only makes me wonder the same thing I've wondered for a long time; why is samzenpus still allowed to post articles?

Re:What? (4, Insightful)

PHPee (559830) | about 4 years ago | (#31836848)

I agree. I think samzenpus and kdawson have a contest to see who can be the worst slashdot 'editor'.

Regarding this article, he could have at least linked to the original artist's Youtube video [youtube.com] , rather than someone else's repost of it.

Re:What? (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | about 4 years ago | (#31836354)

>>>it requires you to infer your own meaning

It makes me think about the Great Debate. Ya know, that question that makes all classic gamers flame and troll one another: Which had the largest cart? N64 or Neo-Geo? I side with the N64 at 64 megabytes (RE2 with videos).

Also: Which console had the longest life (i.e. longest time being manufactured)? I side with the Atari 2600 at 15 years (1977-1992).

How's that for inferring my own meaning? :-)

Re:What? (2, Informative)

Fancia (710007) | about 4 years ago | (#31838866)

Not true on the N64! Check the Neo-Geo master list [neo-geo.com] . They measure in Mbits so you have to divide by 8, but the biggest Neo game is KOF 2003 at 716Mb or 89.5MB. It looks like the Neo first passed 64MB in 1998 with Shock Troopers 2 (64.25), KOF '98 (85.375), Last Blade 2 (69.25) and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 (67.375), while RE2 on N64 came out a year later in 1999. 64MB was pretty huge for a mainstream home console cart at the time, though.

Wait, wut? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31835760)

Wait, wut?

Seriously... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31836486)

Essentially this is some sad and sorry Slashdot editor masturbating.

WTFLOL (1, Funny)

carp3_noct3m (1185697) | about 4 years ago | (#31835778)

Amazingly horrible yet mesmerizing... I wonder if a youtube video is how our alien overlords will take over (or have they already?)

Re:WTFLOL (1)

PGOER (1333025) | about 4 years ago | (#31836454)

This is the best thing I've seen all day. Although I did just get up, and I have only looked at my computer screen, oh wait... its the garbage can, now it's the second best thing I've seen all day. Still really cool though.

whuh? (3, Insightful)

Pojut (1027544) | about 4 years ago | (#31835814)

Was there even a link? Is TFA just a summary?

Why is it always samzenfenfenpus who posts crap like this?

Re:whuh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31841590)

Well, at least it's better than kdawson posting flamebait.

Talking Classics (2, Informative)

Hatta (162192) | about 4 years ago | (#31835818)

Keith Apicary is a great character and Nathan (his real name) is a great guy. Search "Talking Classics" on YouTube for some of the best retrogaming comedy around.

Re:Talking Classics (1)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | about 4 years ago | (#31837394)

Just curious, is the speech impediment part of the character? He sounds like he was born deaf or something.

Also, "best retrogaming comedy" is a pretty low bar. How do you tell the difference?

Re:Talking Classics (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 4 years ago | (#31837690)

Yes, it's schtick. And yeah, I guess there's not a lot of competition. The Angry Video Game Nerd would be another example of high quality video game comedy. Talking Classics stands out for the great acting and physical comedy.

Re:Talking Classics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31837440)

Combines the worst of both worlds, amateur rap and a really homely guy.

Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31835954)

Any sighting of "Neo-Geo" on the side of a cabinet would have me turning the other way. Let's just say there wasn't much to the arcades post 1990 (unless you liked all the carbon-copy fighting games).

Re:Really? (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 4 years ago | (#31836560)

I'm not a huge fan of vs. fighters myself. But the Neo Geo is great for all the shooters. Blazing Star, Pulstar, Aero-Fighters, etc. The Metal Slug series is an absolute classic run-n-gun. And there are some good puzzle games on it too. Puzzle Bobble, Magical Drop, and so on. Now I'd never pay the hundreds of dollars necessary to play these at home, but they're lots of fun to play on emulation once in a while.

Slashdot seems idle today... (5, Insightful)

AtlantaSteve (965777) | about 4 years ago | (#31836072)

You know, it's a shame that Slashdot doesn't have a designated area just for stuff like this [slashdot.org] . That could help keep non-stories off the main page, and make the site better overall. Oh well.

Huh (1)

Bruce Perens (3872) | about 4 years ago | (#31837006)

I must admit to never having heard of Neo-Geo. My apologies for having a life.

Re:Huh (1)

psyque (1234612) | about 4 years ago | (#31837956)

Apology not accepted! You sir, are what is wrong with America and why our precious arcades are disappearing! Nah I'm kidding, your cool.

Re:Huh (1)

frogjimmy (1253756) | about 4 years ago | (#31838514)

I must admit to never having heard of Neo-Geo. My apologies for having a life.

Yet you're on here... odd. Peculiar even...

Re:Huh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31838602)

Neo-Geo was what kept arcades alive in the '90's (along with Capcom) -- You can be excused for missing it, as you were too busy with 3-D animation and Debian at the time ;)

But I'm surprised you never heard of Neo-Geo Pocket ;)

Re:Huh (1)

gozar (39392) | about 4 years ago | (#31839022)

I just remember the home version with it's $200 cartridges and the arcade standup which usually had 4 games you could play.

Re:Slashdot seems idle today... (1)

licorna (1059082) | about 4 years ago | (#31845858)

This is the worst post EVER at slashdot. Please keep them away from main thread.

idleispants (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31836152)

Tag it people!

NO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31836214)

GOD DAMMIT

Why must EVERY WEBSITE I frequent link to this obnoxious asshat?! His shtick is annoying as all hell, and with all the other crap he's done, why must everyone on the WHOLE OF THE INTERNET fixate on him being obnoxious about SOMETHING I LIKE?!

WHY DOES THE INTERNET INSIST ON MAKING ME WANT TO STAB PEOPLE IN THE FACE WITH A BRICK COVERED IN BROKEN GLASS?!

IDLE (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31836228)

Isn't this what idle.slashdot.org is for?

No Hyper Neo-Geo 64/Pocket/AES/CD songs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31837272)

Too bad the other Neo-Geo platforms never reached the successes of the original devices. But then again, SNK [Playmore] blew it when trying to switch to Dreamcast/NAOMI-based Atomiswave machines, only to switch to Taito Type X. The company should have abandoned arcade business after Samurai Shodown V Special, which had already been in decline even in Japan.

Fros7 pist (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31837744)

from the sidelines, we all know, Us3rs of NetBSD unpleasant I'm sick of it. survival prospects writing is on the notwithstanding, FreeBSD used to officers. Others

Mental issues? (1)

Tybalt_Capulet (1400481) | about 4 years ago | (#31839354)

I'm not trying to make fun of anybody, but does the guy singing in the video have a mental problem? He sounds like he had developmental problems in the womb and through-out his life.

Re:Mental issues? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31840140)

No, it's much worse than that. He's doing a comedy impersonation of someone affected by Down's Syndrome.

Re:Mental issues? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#31843028)

I'm not trying to make fun of anybody, but does the guy singing in the video have a mental problem? He sounds like he had developmental problems in the womb and through-out his life.

You're an idiot.

Neo-Geo (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | about 4 years ago | (#31839528)

The most memorable part about Neo-Geo in the arcade was the attract mode of a certain game:

REAL!
DYYYNAMIC! [v.o. "AAANNOYING!"]
BASEBALL STARS! PROFESSIONAL!

That, and the Engrish from Magician Lord: "You, persistent guy. But your life ends right now," and, "Again changes to hell."

Then again, I sat in one spot on TNMT breaking boomerangs long enough to roll the score over (9999 to 0000). That proved to be a bit annoying to the others in the arcade. Particularly my second attempt the next day to get exactly 9999 points when a particular asshole unplugged the machine.

Lighting (2, Insightful)

lyinhart (1352173) | about 4 years ago | (#31839908)

Geez, they did a really good job with the lighting on the cabinet. That wasn't just another amateur green screen job.

Re:Lighting (1)

garompeta (1068578) | about 4 years ago | (#31841470)

If you look closely you can see the reflection of the street lighting on the top of the machine, sometimes you can even see the buildings reflected. It is definitely not chroma key, this guy mounted the machine on his car.

Re:Lighting (1)

justinlee37 (993373) | about 4 years ago | (#31842460)

Good eye! I would point out however that some of the scenes are probably green screened. For example there is a scene showing the arcade moving down the hallway in a grocery store. No way they got the cabinet or a car in there.

Re:Lighting (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 4 years ago | (#31844628)

Yep, they really pushed the cabinet around for that. They did however fake the gameplay on the cabinet. That would be really hard to capture on video with all the changing lighting.

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