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2016 Retrogaming Awards

As we bid farewell to 2016 let’s look back at the biggest, and most controversial, news in the retrogaming community over the past year. Between now and January 2nd voting is open in our annual awards. The results will be announced in our first episode of 2017.

1991 Tournament Brackets & Schedule

It’s almost time for our annual 25th anniversary tournament. This time we’ll be celebrating 1991, the year the Super Nintendo launched in the US and the 16-bit war as we knew it began. You can download a copy of the brackets here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing You can even fill it out and send it in to us. […]

The Retro League takes over We Talk Games this week

This week we’re running the We Talk Games podcast and talking about a little arcade game called Knuckle Heads. Episode Download

The Retro League is now available on iHeartRadio

Our podcast can now be streamed on iHeartRadio. The iHeartRadio app is available for dozens of devices and is apparently included in several new cars as well. This gives our listeners one more way to hear the podcast wherever they are. Follow this link to subscribe to The Retro League on iHeartRadio or use the […]

The Retro League is now available on Google Play

Our podcast can now be streamed on Google Play. This is a convenient option for users of Android, Chromebook, Chromecast, and other devices that support Google Play. Follow this link to subscribe to The Retro League on Google Play or use the link under the “Subscribe” section in our navigation bar.

2015 Retrogaming Award Winners

Best Virtually Retro Release of 2015 Rare Replay (Xbox) 35% The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) 27% Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4/Xbox/PC) 19% 3D Out Run (3DS) 16% 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS) 3% Best Neo-Retro Release of 2015 Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U, 3DS) 51% SteamWorld Heist (Nintendo eShop) 20% […]

2015 Link Clearance

Each week we talk about latest retrogaming headlines and re-releases. Some weeks our show is packed and have to leave something out, more often we just plain forget to talk about something. Whatever the case, here are all the 2015 stories we saved but didn’t cover on the show: January 26 – Canadian Truckin’ January […]

2015 Retrogaming Awards

Our 2015 retrogaming awards are now open for voting. Between now and December 31st you can vote for your favorite games & headlines from the past year. Cast your votes at: http://theretroleague.com/2015-retrogaming-awards/

1990 Tournament – Final Round is Live

We’re down to the final two games – which of these will be crowned the best game of 1990?   Vote at: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-final-round/

1990 Tournament – Round 5 (Final Four) Results

Congratulations to the finalists in our 1990 tournament. We started with 64 and we’re now down to the final two: Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) vs Smash TV (Arcade) Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)    71.57% Smash TV (Arcade)    28.43%             The Secret of Monkey Island (DOS) vs Ys Book I&II […]

1990 Tournament – Round 5 (Final Four) is Live

Cast your vote at: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-round-5-final-four/

1990 Tournament Round 4 Results

Here are the winners from round 4, voting for the final four round will open on September 28th. Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) vs Gargoyle’s Quest (Game Boy) Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)    85.33% Gargoyle’s Quest (Game Boy)    14.67% Smash TV (Arcade) vs Castle of Illusion (Sega Master System) Smash TV (Arcade)    57.33% Castle of […]

1990 Tournament – Round 4 (Elite Eight) is Live

Cast your vote at: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-round-4-elite-eight/

1990 Tournament Round 3 Results

Here is the final score from round 3, voting for round 4 (elite eight) will start on September 21st. NES Bracket Final: [1] Super Mario Bros 3 vs [3] Final Fantasy Super Mario Bros 3    77.63% Final Fantasy     22.37% Game Boy Bracket Final: [1] Gargoyle’s Quest vs [4] Dr. Mario Gargoyle’s Quest    55.26% Dr. […]

1990 Tournament Round 3 is Live

We’ve reached the bracket finals in our tournament and only 8 games will go on from here. Cast your vote at: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-round-3-bracket-finals/ Voting ends September 20th.

1990 Tournament – Round 2 results

There were a couple upsets in round 2 – here are the final results: NES Bracket: [1] Super Mario Bros 3 vs [4] Castlevania 3 Super Mario Bros 3    78.31% Castlevania 3    21.69% NES Bracket: [2] Mega Man 3 vs [3] Final Fantasy Mega Man 3    48.19% Final Fantasy    51.81% Game Boy Bracket: [1] Gargoyle’s […]

1990 Tournament Round 2 is Live

Help us pick the best game of 1990 by voting in our tournament: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-round-2/ Voting for round 2 ends September 13th.

1990 Tournament – Round 1 Results

Round 1 is over and here are the games advancing to round 2. Voting for round 2 will open when we record episode 302 on September 7th. NES Bracket: [1] Super Mario Bros 3 vs [8] Super C Super Mario Bros 3    87.76% Super C    12.24% NES Bracket: [2] Mega Man 3 vs [7] River […]

1990 Tournament Round 1 is live

Help us pick the best game of 1990 by voting in our tournament: http://theretroleague.com/1990-tournament-round-1/ Voting for round 1 ends September 6th.

Support our podcast on Patreon

For almost six years we’ve put out weekly podcasts for the low price of nothing. We don’t plan to change that. Although it’s not terribly expensive to run this podcast it’s not free either. We decided to turn to Patreon to help re-coup our expenses rather than run ads or something equally tacky. By supporting […]

2014 Retro Gaming Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 retro gaming awards! Check out episode 267 for a discussion about the winners and episode 266 for the full nominee list.

2014 Link Clearance

Every week on The Retro League we discuss the latest retro gaming news and re-releases. Throughout the year there were several items that didn’t make the cut. The reasons vary – some were left off due to time, some were a bit too off-topic, others were too similar to something we previously discussed, but usually […]

2014 Retro Gaming Awards Voting is Live

It’s time to vote for your favorite retro gaming news and releases of 2014. Voting will be open until January 3rd 2015 with the awards being presented on episode 267. Vote now: http://theretroleague.com/2014-retro-gaming-awards/

1989 Tournament – Finals Open for Voting

We’re down to the final two – Mega Man 2 vs Tetris. Which of these is the best game of 1989? Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-finals/ Voting ends on October 11th.

1989 Tournament – Round 5 (Final Four) open for voting

It’s down to the final four in our 1989 silver anniversary tournament. Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-round-5-final-four/ Voting ends on October 4th.

1989 Tournament – Round 4 (Elite Eight) open for voting

Round 4, the elite eight, of our 1989 silver anniversary tournament is open. Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-round-4-elite-eight/ Voting ends on September 27th.

1989 Tournament – Round 3 Open for Voting

Round 3 of our 1989 silver anniversary tournament is open. Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-round-3/ Voting ends on September 20th.

1989 Tournament – Round 2 Open for Voting

Round 2 of our 1989 silver anniversary tournament is open. Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-round-2/ Voting ends on September 13th.

1989 Tournament – Round 1 Open for Voting

Round 1 of our 1989 silver anniversary tournament is open. Cast your votes now: http://theretroleague.com/1989-tournament-round-1/ Voting ends on September 6th.

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As our podcast nears its fifth year of broadcast we’d like to hear some feedback from our listeners. Please take this brief survey to voice your opinion on what you’d like to hear on the show in the future. Link: http://theretroleague.com/listener-feedback-survey/