Archive for the ‘podcast’ Category
In honor of the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this week is dedicated to games that are either long experiences or that we spent a long amount of time with. Contrary to what you may be thinking, this is not a podcast about RPGs and MMOs as it turns out our hosts have spent a large amount of time with some of the shorter games of the past. Either way it’s an interesting conversation about some favorites and some relatively obscure titles.
The ballots are in, the votes have been tallied, the insults to our N64 Top 10 have been ignored and now it’s time to find out what you all chose to be the Top 10 Games from the Nintendo 64.
You can find the actual top 10 list below:
It’s the 20th Anniversary of the Sega Saturn. Originally released in the late spring of 1995 the Saturn was unfortunately surrounded by bad circumstance all caused by Sega itself The oddity is that from a Japanese standpoint, Sega’s biggest failure in all other regions was its biggest success. Join Fred and Jam in discussing the early development, releases, and ultimate deaths of Sega’s most intricate home console.
This episode Fred and Heffe have a long show that starts out with technical issues and ends up being silky smooth till the very end. We discuss the business of HD remakes, financial plans, the good old days of Call of Duty, Fallout 4 leaks, and more.
Opening Song – Beautiful Disaster by 311
Closing Song – Gasoline by Audioslave
With recent events suggesting that Konami is on the way out, listeners may be surprised to know that Konami has amassed such an empire outside of the games space that there’s probably little concern internally. That said, Konami started life in video games and is responsible for many of the classics we all grew up with and this episode discusses many of them.
Due to a video issue and the ever growing challenge of collecting all of the games necessary for a top 10, we’ve decided to go audio only on the debate and reveal. It’s not all bad news though, we do have the printed version if you don’t want to listen to the nearly 2 hour debate over our top 10. Also be sure to submit your own top 10 via this comments section, sending an e-mail, or join the Patreon at $3 or more to be entered into a contest for $10 in Nintendo eShop credit. We want strong community involvement for next week’s response. The contest ends next Thursday, May 14, at midnight Eastern time. The text top 10 is below.
Jam journeyed out to Castle Blackpool last weekend to spend a fun three days taking in retro gaming at Castle Blackpool. This seems like something we all could definitely get into, but in lieu of attending the event, settle in for this thankful look back with Jam himself at his weekend with Play Blackpool.
This week Fred and Jam chat about the wonderful world of Alien licensed games. As one of the few franchises that began at the same time as video games themselves, a mere three years after the initial film’s release there were Alien games. The trend continued across the entire film series run with varied success as each game attempts to be unique, expand the universe, and still be faithful to the original work.
Rocket Knight Adventures came out during the apex of Genesis/Mega Drive game design. Developed by Konami with roots in the Contra franchise, this cute possum with armor and a jet pack was a charming action platformer. Unfortunately given main character Sparkster’s mascot status and the trends on consoles at the time, this is probably one of the best games you’ve never played. Join Fred and Jam on a journey through a true Sega classic.
This month we have been tasked with covering three games and Jam was the first into the gate with his Playstation 1 reflection of Bust-A-Move 2. The follow-up to the original game, better known as Puzzle Bobble in arcades, this was one of the many instances where home console ports began to catch up with and properly port over the arcade experience. Jam and his special guest delve into their reflections on this classic cooperative puzzle game.