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Episode 260 – What Could Have Been

This week on The Retro League we speculate on how failed systems could have been successful. We also turn up the dial to 60 frames per second to talk about an unreleased MTV game for Genesis, a new Atari 8-bit computer game, Quake speedruns, and Black Friday retrogaming deals.

This Week in Gaming History
November 16, 1952 Shigeru Miyamoto’s birthday

Hot Topics
Dollar General Deals for Thanksgiving
Testing the real SNES vs. OpenEmu vs. SNES9X
What’s The Worst Game You Ever Played?

Virtually Retro
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Wii U Virtual Console)
Pokemon Trading Card Game (3DS Virtual Console)

News
Castlevania fan whips up his own amazing custom board game
Kickstarter – Lo-Fi SES: Hackable 8-bit chiptunes instrument
Dungeon Hunt, a new game for the Atari 8 Bit, available for pre-order
Source code for unreleased Genesis game “The Head” released
Cinemaware announces re-launch of Rocket Ranger Reloaded Kickstarter Campaign
The Atari Jaguar That Should Have Been
The Sega Dreamcast Was Weird, Fun, and Gone Too Soon

2014 Black Friday Deals for Retro Gamers
Atari Flashback 5, Genesis Classic Game Console, Intellivision Flashback, Colecovision Flashback – $29.99 at Meijer
Atari Flashback 5, Genesis Classic Game Console, Genesis Portable, and Intellivision Flashback – $34.99 at Walgreens
Atari Flashback 5, Genesis Classic Game Console, Genesis Portable, and Intellivision Flashback – $28 at Dollar General

Random Links
Uncivil War: Quake Speed Run Finale!

Games of The Week
River Raid (Atari 2600)
Wipeout 64 (N64)

Freeloader Games of the Month
Evoland Classic

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Archives – 2012 Fall Semester

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We’re happy to announce our fourth episode archive release – 2012 Fall Semester.

In this collection we talk about our favorite retro horror games from 1981-2000 and explore some early, influential post-apocalyptic titles. We also feature several guests who join to talk about the Neo Geo, Magfest, and video game collecting.

This series contains 14 episodes and runs just over 18 hours.

This album is available DRM-free on Loudr.fm – by supporting our archive releases you will enable us to continue re-releasing more episodes.

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Episode 259 – Don’t forget to have fun

Episode 258 – Lethal Dose

This week on The Retro League we answer the tough questions – How was the company that produced Amagon able to purchase Sega? Why are so many video game characters firing guns wildly into the air? Who would win in a fight between Mike Tyson and Mike Tyson? How can you improve the picture of your retro consoles on modern TVS? And just how much sugar does it take to kill a person?

This Week in Gaming History
November 1, 1975 – Sammy Corporation is founded

Hot Topics
Tyson vs. Tyson in in Punch-Out!!
How did I miss this
Sega’s old free game promotion

Virtually Retro
Demon’s Crest (Wii U Virtual Console)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Wii U Virtual Console)
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console)
Woah Dave (iOS)

News
Kickstarter – Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Component Cables
LucasArts games now available on GOG.com

Random Links
5 Bizarre Trends in Old Video Game Cover Art

Games of The Week
WCW/nWo Thunder (PlayStation)
Air Fortress (NES)

Freeloader Games of the Month
http://evoland.shirogames.com/classic

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Episode 257 – Friday of Sorrow

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It’s that time of year for some spooky games. In addition to a Castlevania game that might be retro and a NES horror game that might not be that bad we’ve also got an interview with Retro Magazine. Creating games might be harder than you’d think, but the President might be a bad enough dude to rescue himself in this episode of the Retro League.

This Week in Gaming History
Oct 26, 2000 – Sony releases the Playstation 2, the best-selling video game console of all time.

Hot Topics
Top 100 Greatest N64 Songs
90s Concerts

Virtually Retro
REAGAN GORBACHEV (OUYA)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U Virtual Console)
Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary (iOS, Android)
3D Realms Anthology (PC)

News
Kickstarter – RETRO Video Game Magazine Year Two
Point and Click Jam
Kickstarter – DIY Portable N64
The joy of text – the fall and rise of interactive fiction
The making of Revenge of Shinobi

Random Links
Documentary on the locations from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Games of The Week
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
Friday the 13th (NES)

Freeloader Games of the Month
Elite

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Episode 256 – The Innovation of Offline Multiplayer

Archives – 2011 Spring Semester

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We’re happy to announce our third episode archive release – 2011 Spring Semester.

The first four months of 2011 were a transitional period for The Retro League podcast. After a pair of our founding hosts moved on we added several guest hosts who offered new perspectives on video games of the past. In this album we have featured episodes about the Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo 20th anniversary, and the Zelda series.

This series contains 15 episodes and runs just over 24 hours.

This album is available DRM-free on Loudr.fm – by supporting our archive releases you will enable us to continue re-releasing more episodes.

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Episode 255 – Maximum Byte

5th Anniversary Wallpaper

Huge thanks to listener Rafael for creating these wallpapers, including one with the full results of our 1989 tournament:

Game Madness 2014 Final MegaMan Champ

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Episode 254 – The one where we talk about Pier Solar again

This week on The Retro League we speculate on why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seemingly as popular as Tetris with our audience. Is it pure nostalgia or is there a real argument for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being the better game? In Virtually Retro we look at the re-release of Dracula X and more than a dozen arcade games. We also talk about a Kickstarter for a retro styled RPG, lego Doom, a movie nobody asked for, and yes Pier Solar again.

This Week in Gaming History
Oct 3, 1989, Brøderbund releases the first Prince of Persia game

Hot Topics
Your retro game gravestone?
Fans Create 2D The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Wonder Boy creator filing for bankruptcy

Virtually Retro
Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U Virtual Console)
The Incredibles (PS2 Classic)
Namco Museum Vol. 1-5 (PSone Classics)
Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Steam, Ouya, PS3 & PS4)

News
Kickstarter – Legena: Union Tides for PC, Android and OUYA
This Lego Doom build will haunt your nightmares
Ms Pac-Man joins the fight against breast cancer
Yum! A video game controller you can eat
A Tetris movie is happening

Random Links
E.T. Atari 2600 – Howard Scott Warshaw speaks
29 Video Game Mashups Too Awesome to Exist

Games of The Week
Star Wars Racer Arcade
Chasm: the Rift

Freeloader Games of the Month
Elite

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