We don’t usually let real-world tragedy make it into VGA, but the destruction at Notre Dame hit hard for us – and with medieval scholar (and Macworld editor) Leif Johnson joining us this week, we took the opportunity to honor Paris’ most iconic cathedral with five games that let you explore meticulous digital versions of it. Then it’s on to World War Z, details on the next PlayStation, Capcom’s logo-shaped Home Arcade retro console, and the final sendoffs you’d give beloved characters.
Question of the Week: What’s a classic Capcom arcade game you’d like to see added to the Capcom Home Arcade?
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Theme song by Matthew Joseph Payne. Break song is Notre Dame de Paris by Edith Piaf. Haunting and beautiful New Releases Theme by David B. Cooper.
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6 thoughts on “One for Our Lady – Vidjagame Apocalypse 312”
QotW: I would have liked to see Red Earth, SF III, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and/or Capcom vs SNK. Wistful thinking for the most part, but it would have been nice. Alien vs Predator is a nice consolation prize though.
My bad – what I meant with my finally good comment was in reference to the Zelda CDi games.
When designing the XboneSAD it seems like if they weren’t going to do more of a redesign that they could have put a second HDD in where the optical drive was to provide more storage. But for a $50 difference I really don’t see how it isn’t worth it to just get the one with the optical drive, even if it doesn’t get much use its just not much of a price difference to make it worth it or appealing. I think Chris said UHD players are more expensive, but they’re not, there’s players out there that are only $150-$200 and have much cleaner and quicker interfaces than the Xbone system software. Having a digital library of movies is nice but even a 4K streaming copy doesn’t compare to a UHD disc, but the convenience of just quickly streaming something rather than running into the other room and pulling a disc off a shelf is great.
QotW: I would love to see the Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon, it was a really great Gundam arcade game from Capcom. Also would love to see an updated version of Quiz and Dragons with more up to date questions.
Puzzle and Dragons with updated trivia! That was a fun diversion on the PS2 Arcade collection, and why can’t that be put into the console if it fit on a 4.7GB disc?
QotW: I have to go with the first fighting game I really remember blowing me away as a kid, X-Men: Children of the Atom. I thought Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat were cool, but I didn’t know anything about the characters. X-Men on the other hand, was a cartoon I watched every week and had a few comics of, so to see those characters fighting won me over immediately. The later versions of the games with the introduction of Capcom characters never interested me until later in life, so CotA would be a great entry to appeal to my nostalgia.
In regards to this week’s episode, I was really hoping that one of my favourite games, TimeSplitters 2 would get a nod. It was the first game I thought of when the topic was mentioned, and while it might not have been the most accurate depiction of Notre Dame, it’s my favourite. You get to shoot zombies and a giant demon in the cathedral in 1895, it’s just a lot of fun!