Following in the new tradition of the awesomeness of some of our favorite videogame legends, the Commodore today talks about Chrono Trigger. As you can imagine, there’s lots to discuss so grab a beverage and settle in! After sharing your thoughts on the greatest of the SNES classic, the Commodore weighs in with his insight into how this game just seems to be a cut above the rest. After that, it’s time to launch into a new conversation about playing old games on the newest upcoming consoles. It’s the Weekly Wringer!
Many apologies for my absence in the past few weeks, but I have a lot to attend to right now. As a private person by nature, I’ll just leave things at that. However, the result is that I’ll be away from online responsibilities for the next few weeks. This includes work on videos for CotGW, RetrowareTV, and Vsauce3. Unfortunately, this also includes things like sending out prizes from the charity marathon in December – that is something that I need to spend a lot of time to organize, and unfortunately, I can’t commit to right now. I greatly appreciate all of the donors’ efforts for charity, and these will all ship out sometime in March.
I will return with the Commodore for Echo Screen Live on February 20, so I look forward to seeing you all then. Until that time, thank you for understanding.
In the wake of CES, gaming was a big part of the conversation. The concept of the unified console emerged in a few new ways. This is the simple idea that one appliance can handle home console, multiplayer, mobile, and social gaming all in one platform. But what do you think of the idea of the unified console? And what do we make of the trend away from gaming and toward entertainment boxes? The Commodore tackles all of this and more today before asking a question for next time about the awesomeness of one of gaming’s most beloved classics. It’s a Super NES masterpiece today on the Weekly Wringer!
At some point in our lives, hopefully all of us is lucky enough to stand in front of a piece of history. We see something old, important, artistic, innovative, educational, or maybe all of these at once. This is what the museum is meant for – a chance to experience history, art, or science in our own world. But the Internet offers a whole new world of information and learning. So where does that leave the old museum? Today the Commodore talks about museums and their role in the Internet age. Then its time for a question for next week about new consoles from CES 2013! It’s the Weekly Wringer!
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With the release of The Hobbit on the big screen, we ring in the new year to discuss the ongoing legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien, from books, to movies, to games. Plus – News tids and bits from CES!
It’s a new year here at the Clan of the Gray wolf and unfortunately, the Commodore’s only New Year’s gift was a cold! Thankfully, you can’t spread germs through video (yet) so you’re safe to watch today’s Weekly Wringer in which the Commodore reflects on how the Internet is affecting our brains. Do you feel more dumberer thx to the Interwebz? Then we get a question for next week about how we memorialize stuff in the Internet age. It’s the Weekly Wringer!
Roo and virtually all of Retroware will be at MAGfest soon! January 3-6, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD (near Washington, D.C.)
Bring your rare video games to be appraised at the Retrogame Roadshow! Email a description of your item to email@example.com to be included.
Visit magfest.org for more information
Hello and Happy Holidays from the Clan of the Gray Wolf! This week, the Weekly Wringer will be a little bit different than usual as we (super secretly) taped the Wringer DURING our 60-hour SNES marathon for charity! No flash, no banners, not even a sexy logo, but the Wringer is here. We’ll get back on regular schedule next week. So what are we talking about today? Well reboots of course! Watch the Commodore, the Duke, Roo, and even Mrs. Roo chime in as the Commodore goes through your favorites of late. Then the question for next week arises which will undoubtedly lower the IQ of many of you listeners. It’s the Weekly Wringer!
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It’s the last Echo Screen Live of the year, and you know what that means – obligatory navel gazing! Join us as we talk 2012, 2013, and the successful Super Nintendo charity marathon.
UPDATE: Thanks to all of your generous donations and efforts, we were able to meet our goal and raise over $20,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research – a goal that even we though might be too hopeful. But luckily, you have all joined together to not only do real good in the world, but also show that the community of video gamers is not one that in insular, or uncaring about the world around them. In light of recent tragedies, such shows of communal altruism are especially needed in the world.
Again, thank you all for making this marathon a complete success. Expect donation prizes to ship early in the New Year. We’re looking forward to continuing on next year, and we hope to see you all online! Happy holidays to everyone!
4th Annual CotGW Charity Marathon Sponsored by:
It’s time for our 4th annual video game marathon for charity, and this year it’s 3 days of Super Nintendo! We’ll be starting the festivities right here at noon on Friday, December 14, 2012. We’re looking to raise at least $20,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. This is a great cause and rated 4 out of 4 stars by CharityNavigator.com (see more info by clicking here)
The V Foundation has funded more than 450 grants to the brightest physicians and scientists as they pioneer techniques to make breakthroughs in cancer research. By investing in promising people and projects, the Foundation continues to make great strides in unraveling the mysteries of cancer. With your help, we’re excited to be able to help them with their cause.
The marathon itself will involve 60 hours of fun with the Super Nintendo – one of the most popular game systems of all time. But this year, we’re making things more interactive! Beyond chatting with you all live, we’re giving you the chance to help us decide what games to play. Of course, you can do this by donating to the cause. The perks for donating are:
– Any amount: Entry into daily drawings for $20 Wii/Xbox Live/PlayStaion Network cards (winner’s choice!), video game perler art, and Steam codes!
– $25: In addition to the above perk, you’ll be entered into a drawing for our grand raffle prize – any video game released in 2012 (your choice)!
– $50: In addition to the above perk, you will receive an exclusive Clan of the Gray Wolf 128MB MicroSD card (while supplies last) – that’s like 91 3.5″ floppy disks!
– $75: In addition to the above perks, you will be able to choose ANY Super Nintendo game for us to play (if we don’t have it, we’ll get it!) Please request your game & what time we should play it during the marathon as a note in the “Dedication” section while donating.
– $100: In addition to the above perks, you will present us with a challenge for your selected game! The challenge must be time based, and be no longer than 20 minutes. (For example: Beat Stage 1-1 in Super Mario World within 10 minutes) If we beat your gamer’s challenge, our friends at VideoGameAuctions.com will donate an extra $25 to the V Foundation!
– $150: In addition to the above perks, you will receive a Super Nintendo game from Roo’s personal library. It may be complete in box. It may even be rare… -ish. You will also receive a CotGW Marathon T-shirt designed by Mark P. Tjan from this list.
– $200: In addition t0 the above perks, Mark P. Tjan will also design you a custom CotGW t-shirt (CotGW branding will be on the back near the neck, the front is all yours! …ladies).
Also – there are prizes for posting on Twitter and Facebook! Two random people who post about the marathon on Twitter (including “@cotgw” and a linkback to http://clanofthegraywolf.com at the END of your post) and Facebook (with a linkback to http://clanofthegraywolf.com) will each win a $20 Wii/Xbox Live/PlayStaion Network card of their choice! (Please note: only 5 posts per person per day will be counted)
If you’d like to donate and get those game requests in early, please donate via the Razoo box below or visit the fundraising page here - all funds donated go directly to the V Foundation (we handle no money ourselves).