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Podcast: Excelsior!

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This week Chip Cella (@CaptinChaos) and Andy Urquhart (@damien14273) from the Agents of Shieldcast join Fred to discuss retro titles featuring Marvel Characters.  They learn that the distinction of titles early in gaming were almost nonexistent and perhaps Marvel having Disney behind it may actually be a good thing.  Listen on true believers!


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Written by Fred Rojas

January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Podcast: 2014 on the 5s and 10s

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This year special guest Andy Urquhart (@damien12473) joins Fred to discuss the 5s and 10s of 2014 (meaning 1959, 1964, 1969, etc.) along with some additional reminiscing from the chat.  Find out what happened in the ancient years leading up to and during the golden age of console gaming.


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Written by Fred Rojas

January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: Bring the Action Home

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This week we divert from retro games a bit to discuss the wonderful world of action figures from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Fred is joined by Shawn of Knuckleballer Radio, Andy of 42 Level One, and Derrick of Dead Pixel Live for a random discussion that spans from Star Wars to Bucky O’Hare.


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Written by Fred Rojas

August 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

Podcast: Xtreme – The Story of Sonic (Part 2)

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Screen capture from Sonic Xtreme

Screen capture from Sonic Xtreme

This week Fred is teamed up again by Andy (@damien14273) and Ali (@thealmiesta) of the 42 Level One podcast (@42levelone) to discuss the second and final part of the history of Sonic the Hedgehog.  For the second part we cover Sonic’s 3D outings including the sordid tale of Sonic Xtreme (and its many other project names and iterations) as well as all other 3D Sonic titles up to 2006 (Sonic the Hedgehog on 360/PS3/PC).  Although it ends badly, trust us, it’s a great ride.

Opening Song – Living in the City from Sonic R (Saturn)

Closing Song – Sonic X Theme from Sonic X cartoon show


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Blast Processing – The Story of Sonic

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This week Fred is joined by Ali (@thealmiesta) and Andy (@damien14273) from the 42 Level One podcast to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog.  With a heavily documented history, Sega’s official mascot to combat Mario had quite the history.  In part 1 we discuss the origins of Sonic and all of his 16-bit era outings (which include his 8-bit Master System/Game Gear titles, spin-offs, and his CD outing), complete with the games themselves and the stories of development. While long, there’s no lack of content or stories tethered with the beloved hedgehog.

Opening Song – Sonic Theme (from Sonic the Hedgehog on Genesis/Mega Drive)

Closing Song – Sonic Boom (from Sonic CD on Sega CD/Mega CD)


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Written by Fred Rojas

July 10, 2013 at 11:00 am