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The Panasonic/Goldstar/Sanyo 3DO

The Panasonic/Goldstar/Sanyo 3DO

September 27, 2019

Keith played a "what's in the box game" with us which we've kinda given the surprise away to via the title of the pod... Nevertheless, we introduce our first ever 3DO chat but is Keith happy with his purchase? You'll have to listen to find out and don't worry. plenty of fact and initial opinions there are (and Dylan also saying poohed a lot - sorry, not sorry)! This will not be our last 3DO chat by any means as we need to discuss our thoughts on the many many games Keith got with it. Enjoy!

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Mortal Kombat Co-Creator John Tobias - Interview

Mortal Kombat Co-Creator John Tobias - Interview

September 20, 2019

As we promised last week here is 80 minutes of pure retro gaming gold chat between our Adrian and the MK legend that is John Tobias! How did the Mortal Kombat phenomenon come about? John goes into absolutely everything and the journey on which he and Ed Boon went on to create a game that went toe to toe with Street Fighter 2.

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Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

September 13, 2019

On the 26th (yes, we're crap at planning stuff) anniversary of Mortal Monday we finally discuss the fighting game that would be king. The history, the facts, our memories of the original game all discussed at length.

And we've totally got an interview with John Tobias for you to look forward to next week. I guess there's nothing left to say except MORTAL KOMBAAAAATTTTT!!!!

Our Q&A with Master Daniel Pesina.

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EA Founder Trip Hawkins - Interview

EA Founder Trip Hawkins - Interview

September 6, 2019

So a few weeks ago we rounded on EA for their current business practices and it seems we're not alone in feeling that way. Of course there was a time where the company meant a lot to us, so who better to quiz about all of this than gaming pioneer, and EA founder, THE Trip Hawkins!

How he got started, working at Apple with Steve Jobs, the glory days at EA, launching the 3DO and what he really thinks about current day EA amongst many other glorious gaming anecdotes, all here and led by our Adrian. Enjoy!

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Syndicate

Syndicate

August 30, 2019

Bullfrog's Syndicate truly put Cyberpunk on the gaming map, but how has it stood the test of time? Our Rob wants to tackle this one so he's brought out the big guns... From persuadatron to exploits in Mongolia, this podcast has it all. And a back-of-the-box-jingle-off between Rob and Adrian I hear you cry? Our apologies in advance...

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Stoo Cambridge - Interview

Stoo Cambridge - Interview

August 23, 2019

Introducing Sensible Software stalwart, retrogaming legend, Stoo Cambridge but this time for a podcast chat with our Adrian!! What did we tell you about him being a lovely bloke? Cannon Fodder, Sensi, life after Sensible Software, Ade quizzes him about everything.

Our previous Q&A with Stoo.

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What the hell happened to EA??

What the hell happened to EA??

August 17, 2019

What indeed. Growing up in the 90s anything (well, almost anything) by Electronic Arts was as good as a seal of quality. These days they appear to be a punchbag for the modern and retro gamer but why? We pick apart the whole thing, from loot boxes and the FIFA Ultimate Team thingy to the other fiscal barriers they're putting up to the gamer.

Was it worth it? Or is this ultimately where all gaming is headed? Dylan rouses the team for a rather cathartic experience. Strap in.

https://gamerant.com/ea-gamers-think-company-bad-guys/

https://gamerant.com/ea-loot-boxes-surprise-mechanics-rebrand/

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2836528-is-it-too-expensive-to-be-good-at-fifa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Electronic_Arts_games

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Saturday Supercade

Saturday Supercade

August 9, 2019

A Saturday morning cartoon show featuring some of your favourite video game characters such as Donkey Kong and Mario sounds like a great idea, right? Wrong! Rob tells the tale of Saturday Supercade, spawned in 1983 for CBS, the show attempted to take advantage of the video game boom but missed spectacularly. Think of the scenarios you'd place these characters in, now picture the exact opposite and you've got Saturday Supercade!

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Mark Webley - Interview

Mark Webley - Interview

August 2, 2019

Wow. I mean, we're still in shock that he agreed to this podcast. This is indeed the Mark Webley, he of Bullfrog, Lionhead Studios (which he co-founded) and Two Point Studios which he's having phenomenal success with another hospital themed game (Theme Hospital being the first of course). Black & White, the Fable games, the list goes on and on. Our Adrian quizzes him about everything and it's a fantastic listen especially as Mark doesn't seem to know how much we retro gamers appreciate his work...

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Lost Games: Thrill Kill (PS1)

Lost Games: Thrill Kill (PS1)

July 27, 2019

It's time for episode 2 of our "Lost Games" series (Warcraft Adventures being the first of course) and boy is it a humdinger. You'll need a strong (ish) stomach for Thrill Kill on the original PlayStation, a four player fighting game as gruesome as it is grotesque. 

Adrian delights (maybe a bit too much) in telling the story of a game which our favourite publisher kiboshed for reasons that will soon become clear...

Quick Q&A with Thrill Kill graphic artist Robert Hunter

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