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Interview – Classic Gaming Expo 2014

Classic Gaming Expo 2014

In this interview we’re talking to Scott Schreiber about the Classic Gaming Expo 2014. Listen to learn about the history of the show, the events planned for this year, and some general Las Vegas survival tips.

This year’s show will be the biggest yet and we hope many of our listeners will attend. Make your reservations now at – http://www.cgexpo.com/.


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Episode 243 – VERY RARE L@@K!

Episode 242 – Across Time and Parallel Realities

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This week on the Retro League we get out our SNES mousepads and discuss whether mixed martial arts is more dangerous than pro wrestling. We bring up baseball multiple times and er mah gerd we’ve got Goosebumps! There’s some game-to-movie adaptations that got it wrong and we’ve got another Another World re-released. We’ve traveling to the plains of Africa and then beyond the bounds of time and space in this episode!

This Week in Gaming History
July 14, 1992 – Mario Paint first released on Super Famicom

Hot Topics
Play Ball!
Inafune + Kickstarter • Money (/MegaMan) = Animated Series?
Video Gaming Comfort Food

Virtually Retro
Bases Loaded (Wii U Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console)
Quest for Infamy (PC)
Q*Bert Rebooted (Steam)
Another World 20th Anniversary Edition (PSN)

News
This DIY Game Boy Pocket Uses A Raspberry Pi To Bring You Absolute, Unending Joy
New Homebrew – Sega Master System Brawl

Random Links
SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 57 (The wrestling special)
5 Video Game Versions of Movies That Add Insane Plot Twists

Games of The Week
Chrono Cross (PlayStation)
Lion (PC – DOS)

Freeloader Games of the Month
Game of Thrones 8-bit
TerraFire

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Archives – Launch Titles Series

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We’re happy to announce our first episode archive release – our Launch Titles series from 2012.

This series contains 20 episodes running over 34 hours long. In each episode we examine a system launch, the impact it had on the market, and of course its launch titles. We cover everything from the Atari 2600 through the Game Boy Advance. Included in this album is a bonus track where we pick our favorite, and least favorite, launch titles.

This album is available DRM-free on Loudr.fm for under 4 cents an hour. By supporting this first archive release you will enable us to work on re-releasing more episodes including ones from our early days that haven’t been available in over three years.

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Episode 241 – Bob Smith’s Water Polo: The Movie: The Game

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This week on The Retro League we’re joined by Chewie from The Mana Pool to talk about our favorite (and not so favorite) films of 1994. So many great films are turning 20 this year and we just had to make a slight detour to talk about them. We also make the usual rounds of retro gaming headlines and re-releases of course.

This Week in Gaming History
July 5, 1950 – Bandai (who would later merge with Namco) was founded

Hot Topics
Pitch that (MST3K) game!
Mario Quiz Cards
What if the Gameboy Didn’t have Tetris

Virtually Retro
Denny’s Atari Remix (iOS)
Mario Tennis: Power Tour (Wii U Virtual Console)

News
Grandmother buys old building in Japan, finds 55 classic arcade cabinets
No Grade: An Investigation into the Video Game Authority
This is why our brains lied to us about blowing into Nintendo cartridges
Ouya offers all-access pass to 800 games for $59.99

Random Links
Jon’s Basketball Game: Creating a sports video game has proven to be rather difficult

Freeloader Games of the Month
Game of Thrones 8-bit
TerraFire

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Attention Windows 8.1 users, we now have a live tile for your desktop. Adding it is really easy…

1) From our homepage, open your Internet Explorer favorites and click the Pin icon:

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2) On the Start screen you’ll now have a shiny new tile:

Our live tile

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3) Activate the tile to get all the latest news & stuff from The Retro League:

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Episode 240 – Extraordinary Games Require Extraordinary Evidence

Episode 239 – Licensed Soundtrack Themed Party Supplies

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This week on the Retro League we have to make some corrections to miscommunications and misconceptions. We’ve got some obscure old games-of-the-week and some history from the dawn of computers. We find out live on-the-air about a recent port of Doom and we ramble about teen sitcoms. People are finding new tricks for old games and selling their world-recording-setting collections of games in this episode.

This Week in Gaming History

June 22, 1979 – Infocom, Inc. officially founded
June 22, 1910 – Birthday of Konrad Zuse

Virtually Retro

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U eShop, 3DS eShop)
Super Dodge Ball (Wii U Virtual Console, 3DS Virtual Console)
Bit Wars – Browser based turn-based strategy with a cool soundtrack

News

World’s biggest video game collection goes for $750,000
A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered
Prototype: Rastan Demo for Atari ST Discovered by Ocean Software
1MoreCastle: Top 10 Beach Levels
20 Computer Games That Should’ve Made ’80s Console Players Jealous

Random Links

McDonald’s next Happy Meal to feature Mario Kart 8
This Is Where Unwanted 3DS And DS Games Go To Die

Games of The Week

Happy Trails (Intellivision)
Mr. Do’s Castle (Atari 5200)

Freeloader Game of the Month

Lost Vikings


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Episode 238 – We’re getting old

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This week on the Retro League we continue to podcast through some growing pains. We can finally play Retro Game Challenge 2, sort of.  Despite growing more familiar with exactly how old we are getting we still don’t know anything about Shin Megami Tensei. We do have some ideas about podcasts that are centered around TV shows and we also cover some simple but fun quasi retro games.

This Week in Gaming History
June 17th, 1988 – Blaster Master (Chô Wakusei Senki Metafight) first released for the Nintendo Famicom

Hot Topics
New forum URL – http://forums.theretroleague.com/

Virtually Retro
Pac-Land (Wii U Virtual Console)
Pac-Man Collection (Wii U Virtual Console)
Soccer (Wii U Virtual Console)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (3DS Virtual Console)
Eternal Sunshine (PC)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classic)

News
Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Confirmed, Being Produced by Neal Moritz
GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 in English patch released
Seattle Retro Gaming Expo – June 28th & 29th

Random Links
http://you.regettingold.com/

Games of The Week
Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
Groundskeeper 2 (OUYA)

Freeloader Game of the Month
Rock N Roll Racing

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Episode 237 – Square Island

This week on the Retro League we’re talking Final Fantasy and also games that are not Final Fantasy. We’ve got 2-d Zelda and an NES keytar. We discuss storytelling and the biggest video game collection going on sale. Lastly we find out what handheld games would be good for extended stays on lonely islands.

This Week in Gaming History

June 11, 1983: Capcom Co., Ltd. – CAPCOM Co., Ltd. is established in Hirano, Osaka with the express purpose of selling software.

Virtually Retro

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U Virtual Console)
Arcade Ace

News

Metal Gear remake given the go-ahead by Konami

Everything found in the Atari desert dig and where it’s headed

Final Fantasy VI explores human pain through its shattered geography

World’s Largest Video Game Collection Goes Up For Sale

Unreleased Super Nintendo Platformer ‘Dorke And Imp’ Due For Release On Cartridge

 

Random Links

Game of Thrones Remix on NESKeytar (8-bit)

 

Games of The Week

Rad Racer II (NES)

Final Fantasy Origins (PS1)

 

Freeloader Game of the Month

Rock N Roll Racing

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