Episode 444 – Gamer Motivations

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This week we’ve found the wordiest video game listing on Craigslist and we watched the history of the Betamax camcorder. Sixteen years ago Nintendo had people carry televisions and video game consoles around for an entire weekend in the summer heat and we took a personality test to find out why we play games. Our listeners have picked their favorite movies from 1998 and we’ve picked some 1980’s arcade classics in this episode of the Retro League.

This Week in Gaming History

July 10, 2002 – Nintendo advertising gimmick has 50 players walk around Seattle with GameCubes strapped to themselves

Virtually Retro

Forum64 & Protovision Game Competition 2017 Winners Announced


Another World (Switch)

Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Two Crude Dudes (Switch)


Why do we play video games? Online survey offers useful insights into gamer motivations

720p and 480p Retro Solutions

Antstream – A retro game streaming subscription service coming soon

Pirates! Gold for Genesis prototype

Upcoming gaming conventions

Romhacking Spotlight – Enhancing The Legend of Zelda

Caveat Gamer

Group of Classic Dreamcast Games! Must be sold as one, thus discount!

Mystery Box – What’s inside??!!?!??

Random Links

Hugues’ gamer psychographic profile

Rob’s gamer psychographic profile

Betamovie: Sony’s Terrible (But Ingenious) Camcorder

Games of The Week

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja (Arcade)

Frogger (Atari 2600)

Freeloader Game of the Month

Unreal Tournament for Atari 2600


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