Wii U Review – Part 1

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This month I turned the big 3-0.  To combat my feelings of getting utterly old, I decided to buy myself an early birthday gift.  So on New Year’s Eve I finally broke down and bought a shiny new Wii U.  Like many people my age, I’ve been a huge fan of Nintendo since my childhood.  Jumping on goombas, shooting virtual ducks, and unearthing hidden tunnels with bombs was just part of growing up.  While I don’t necessarily play that many video games these days, anytime Nintendo releases something new, I get that excitement that brings me back to sitting on the floor of my grandma’s living room playing my NES for hours on end.  Having spent some time with the new console, I wanted to toss out my thoughts on the system and some of its features.

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Episode 43 – Uncaged Part 2

It’s that time again!  We like to keep it fresh, so it’s time for round two of our monthly uncaged episode.  What’s our topic?  We don’t have one!  What are we talking about?  That’s a surprise!  Are you going to enjoy what your hear?  Abso-farking-lutley!!  Join us this week as we talk about whatever the hell we want as well as fielding the burning questions from our loyal Monkey Lovers out there.  Do some ab exercises, get that bikini wax, and be sure to go crazy with the spray tan because it’s about to get wild and crazy up in here on an all new summer time bonanza episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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A strange thing happened on the way to being a grown up.

I’ve played video games for most of my life, starting with the original NES back when I was 9 years old. It all started with the Nintendo Action Set which included the system, two controllers, the zapper, and a game cart which had Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. This was the beginning of a long journey of systems and games.

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Episode 12 – New Year Nostalgia

The New Year is finally upon us.  2011 brought some good times for us here at Monkey in the Cage, namely the birth of our wicked cool podcast (that’s for any fans we may have in Boston).  But, as awesome as 2011 was, 2012 is going to be a thousand times better.  This year is going to be a geeks dream year come true – everything from video games and movies to conventions and podcasts.  Like everyone else, we look forward to the new year and what it brings, but at the same time, we can’t help but take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

This week, as everyone is looking forward, we’re looking back.  Join us as we talk about the a crap load of things from our childhood and adolescence that we both love an miss.  Be it cereals, tv shows, cartoons, or professional wrestling, nothing is off-limits as we babble on and on and commit the cardinal sin of dating ourselves and feeling old.  Let your ears take a listen and your mind reminisce on the things that helped make us the geeks we are!

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