TSM Episode 80: Into History

WHY are they still recording? WHY!? This is terrible!
200 Episodes! Yay!

Produced 2012.12.30

In the final podcast of 2012–and Lusipurr.com’s 200th recorded podcast–Lusipurr and SiliconNooB are forced once again to report upon Nintendo’s misdeeds. Also, Tony Greig and the PS2 both begin the long walk from the present into the pages of history.


  1. @SN: Don’t we all? The PS2 marked the last great hurrah of the golden days of gaming. With its passing, we can certainly see that we are in an age of bronze.

  2. @Lusi: I totally agree. The comparatively meager game selection and console reliability for the current gen systems is a black mark on video game history.

    My favorite memories about the PS2 revolve around my introduction to Atlus and NIS America: Persona, Disgaea, the long-delayed arrival of Sakura Wars, etc.

  3. Congrats on 200 great episodes! Lusi, you should have brought back Lee, Master Chef and Bup for the episode and just sit back a let chaos ensue.

    The PS2 was the last great console, and the news of it being discontinued mean I need to hurry a purchase a new one since I sold my original one a while back.

  4. @DCS: A wonderful point. The PS2 heralded an entire era of fantastic, deep, tactical RPGs! La Pucelle, Disgaea, Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom! NIS really flowered on that wonderful system. As I’ve been playing through Disgaea 1 again (in preparation for Disgaea D2), I am particularly struck by how incredibly complex the systems are compared to, say, Ogre Tactics/FF Tactics/Vandal Hearts.

    @James: Thank you! Bringing Vortex and Bup back might have been possible (though, unbelieveably, we didn’t realise it was the 200th episode until it had finished), but bringing back that gawping twit MasterChef is definitely off the cards. He spent his short tenure here in attacking staff and readers alike without any of the tongue-in-cheek satire that is traditional for our attacks upon staff and readers alike. That is to say he generally hated people and sought to destroy them, but being of little wit, he was usually in the wrong and hence we had to throw him overboard. In short, he’s banned permanently and will never be darkening our doors again.

    We should have asked people what their favourite PS2 game is, as that is a sufficiently difficult question to pose. I think mine might be Final Fantasy XII, but Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, and Disgaea are certainly up there, as well.

  5. My favourite game of the PS2 Era has to be Disgaea for the amount of time I put into that game – over 100 hours without even finishing all the optional content. As Lusi’s recent tweet said, the game is 10 years old this month. I was of an age then that I had the time to devote to massive RPGs they way they deserved.

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