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The Neo-Geo Song

samzenpus posted more than 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) | more than 4 years ago | (#31835746)

Did this article say something?

Re:What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31836116)

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

Re:What? (1)

megamerican (1073936) | more than 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) | more than 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)

supssa (1789172) | more than 4 years ago | (#31881344)

As someone will a full MVS and AES (jp) collection, I think samzenpus and this video are gay.

Re:What? (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 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? (1)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 4 years ago | (#31836840)

I believe the later model Neo Geo cartridges were capable of storing around 90 megabytes.

Re:What? (1)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#31837696)


I side with the N64 at 64 megabytes

Didn't the cartridges of the day measure in Mbits? I seem to recall games boasting X Mbits of storage.

Re:What? (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#31837878)

Okay. Then the largest N64 cart has 64 * 8 == 512 Mbit

Re:What? (2, Informative)

Fancia (710007) | more than 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.

Re:What? (1)

Timosch (1212482) | more than 4 years ago | (#31837030)

Relax, this is idle.slashdot.org. Oh wait, it isn't?

Re:What? (1)

shnull (1359843) | more than 4 years ago | (#31842226)

did i get here by phishing link or something ?

Re:What? (1)

vegiVamp (518171) | more than 4 years ago | (#31843194)

Just ignore. Samzenpus seems to be under the delusion that this is his personal twitter channel.

Wait, wut? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31835760)

Wait, wut?

Seriously... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31836486)

Essentially this is some sad and sorry Slashdot editor masturbating.

WTFLOL (1, Funny)

carp3_noct3m (1185697) | more than 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) | more than 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.

Re:WTFLOL (1)

Crackez (605836) | more than 4 years ago | (#31839830)

I think this is it. They are in control NOW.

whuh? (3, Insightful)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 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 | more than 4 years ago | (#31841590)

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

Talking Classics (2, Informative)

Hatta (162192) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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 | more than 4 years ago | (#31837440)

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

Post (1)

irreverant (1544263) | more than 4 years ago | (#31835820)

I would post to this - but i'm afriad I would be recognized....

Oh, big f***ing thanks, Slashdot (2, Funny)

sznupi (719324) | more than 4 years ago | (#31835850)

Another Metal Slug marathon incoming...

Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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 | more than 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) | more than 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)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31839148)

Idle spills on to the main page quite often.

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

licorna (1059082) | more than 4 years ago | (#31845858)

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

idleispants (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31836152)

Tag it people!

Well (1)

vikingpower (768921) | more than 4 years ago | (#31836164)

I laughed. Really, I did. But I didnot decide yet if I laughed at the song or at the guy's head. Anyways - shouln't this have been on Idle ?

Re:Well (1)

PrescriptionWarning (932687) | more than 4 years ago | (#31836656)

I laughed too... I think it was the guy's minor speech impediment but otherwise the song and lyrics are kinda catchy really

NO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 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?!

Re:NO (1)

DaVince21 (1342819) | more than 4 years ago | (#31843726)

We can't help it if you don't like him.

Re:NO (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 4 years ago | (#31844670)

Must have hit pretty close to the mark to get him all riled up like that, huh kid?

IDLE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31836228)

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

Anonymous Coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31836928)

Proof that anyone can rap and that no one should.

Re:Anonymous Coward (1)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 4 years ago | (#31838908)

It's rap? Thank you, I almost watched it out of idle curiosity.

Re:Anonymous Coward (1)

justinlee37 (993373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31842514)

Give it a chance, you'll laugh.

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

Anonymous Coward | more than 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 | more than 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

Why not link to the original video? (2, Informative)

supremespleen (915534) | more than 4 years ago | (#31837820)

I'm a bit frustrated that they linked to someone's mirror, as opposed to Nathan's account: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=Q_kGJBv6Wr4 [youtube.com]

Re:Why not link to the original video? (1)

^_^x (178540) | more than 4 years ago | (#31863740)

Thanks. When I view this page, there's no link in the article at all. Just a comment about how it's nice that there's a song.

Surprising (1)

a_fuzzyduck (979684) | more than 4 years ago | (#31838208)

I'm amazed that the cartridge at the start worked without him having to blow on it first

Re:Surprising (1)

HazMat 79 (1481233) | more than 4 years ago | (#31839572)

Don't forget having to hold it over to the side while starting the Genesis up.

No. (1)

DoktorSeven (628331) | more than 4 years ago | (#31838870)

THIS is the Neo-Geo song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBGHHMfk9Ew [youtube.com]

Am I the only one that sang along to it like "Neeee-ooooo-geeeeoooo... Neeeee-ooo-geooooooo..."

Mental issues? (1)

Tybalt_Capulet (1400481) | more than 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 | more than 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 | more than 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.

Re:Mental issues? (1)

DaVince21 (1342819) | more than 4 years ago | (#31843746)

That's exactly what his character is supposed to be like, yes. His character, not his true self.

Neo-Geo (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 4 years ago | (#31841396)

looks it isn't a green screen at all

Re:Lighting (1)

garompeta (1068578) | more than 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) | more than 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) | more than 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.

Correction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31839960)

50% of your paychecks was put into Geese Howard.

Awesome! (1)

iSzabo (1392353) | more than 4 years ago | (#31842598)

Awesome.

WTF??? (1)

S77IM (1371931) | more than 4 years ago | (#31845266)

Metal Slug was a good game and all, but where the hell is Samurai Showdown???

awesome (1)

jasomenaso (1042348) | more than 4 years ago | (#31851602)

this is fantastic. I have listened to this all day today. Wicked lisping as well. I love it.
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