This week we wound up talking a lot about games that copy other games while we tried to trace the lineage of tile-matching and falling-block puzzle games. Someone made a mechanical version of Pong that looks pretty sweet. We’ve got a ton of shareware CD’s and the backstories to characters who went unnoticed in this […]
Posted: June 9th, 2016 under Episodes.
Are bad games worth having an intellectual debate over? They aren’t worth having an immature argument over. Part of growing up seems to be accepting your own childhood. We are checking out 40 DVD’s from the library and remembering the first games we got when we moved out on our own in this episode of […]
Posted: June 3rd, 2016 under Episodes.
This week on The Retro League we are either very happy or very angry to be talking about Genesis mod(e)s on Steam, mystery NES games, Katarmari Damacy as a text adventure, Dreamcast USB adapters, Perfect Dark, and a couple low-tech sports titles. This Week in Gaming History May 22, 2000 – Rare releases Perfect Dark, […]
Posted: May 25th, 2016 under Episodes.
Although virtual re-releases were missing this week we made up for it with extra news. We feel we can finally put to rest the competition for the Donkey Kong high score. We find out which games have communities around them that are completely obsessed and we find games with soundtracks that we want more […]
Posted: May 18th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week we’re talking about some classic 80’s arcade titles and how to play it cool when in an arcade. We plunder a ghost ship for arcade games and pick out a pair of new Nintendo shoes. If you’ve seen one too many Youtube reviews of retro games then Game Sack has a completely new […]
Posted: May 11th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week we’re judging incomplete works and the worst Superman game to date. We weigh our options of buying a Starbucks coffee versus cheap games. There’s a good controller idea and a bad one, and if you are sick of listening to terrible announcer voices then this is the podcast for you! This Week in Gaming History May 02, […]
Posted: May 4th, 2016 under Episodes.
From bowling trading cards to Mario speed-running we’ve got tons of competitive athletic activities this week. We debate innovation versus re-releasing old games and decide that wall-jumping is hard. A Japanese developer is making a tribute to PS1 & Saturn horror games and we have some concerns about a tribute to the Commodore 64 in this episode of […]
Posted: April 28th, 2016 under Episodes.
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Posted: April 22nd, 2016 under News.
Break out your 3dfx Voodoo card because this week we count down our favorite FPS games. From MS-DOS to N64, the bullets are flying and the zombies are dying. Power Glove vs U-Force (NES) James & Mike Mondays List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of the 1980s Wolfenstein 3D HTML5 Continue? Forsaken (N64) CGRundertow 007: THE […]
Posted: April 19th, 2016 under Episodes.
Could you use more energy for your binge gaming sessions? Would you pay $5,000 for a Nintendo? Did you have a good time at the Midwest Gaming Classic? If you’ve ever wondered what Rob or Hugues favorite #3 sequels are then this is the episode for you. This Week in Gaming History April 13, 1971 […]
Posted: April 14th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week we’re going back to the arcades to remember Bill Clinton’s cat. We discuss the value of NES emulators and hear about why new games are just better than old ones. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a game is there’s a new youtube series that could help out. This Week in Gaming History April […]
Posted: April 7th, 2016 under Episodes.
In this episode we announce an exciting new partnership that will keep our show going strong for years. We also talk about our favorite video game stores, NES gaming bundles, Pogs, and discovering new games. This Week in Gaming History April 2005 – GameStop buys rival Electronics Boutique Retro Classics Nintendo Essentials Bundle Mario Kart […]
Posted: April 1st, 2016 under Episodes.
We’re wrapping-up our 1:1 fighters series with the Sega Dreamcast, along the way we forget what was a launch title or last release for the system. We also discuss car battlers, SNES games on the 3DS, a grungy Nintendo, dial-up modems, games you’ll still be playing in 20 years, and more. This Week in Gaming […]
Posted: March 30th, 2016 under Episodes.
The annual Midwest Gaming Gaming Classic is just a couple weeks away and we’re talking to the organizers about what will be at the show this year. For more info about the event or to pre-order tickets please visit MidwestGamingClassic.com Download this episode
Posted: March 26th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week we go beyond feeling old and actually use video games to help with the problems of growing old. The NoSwearGamer returns to help us talk about some fighting games on portable systems. We marvel at how a 16-bit RPG was overshadowed by an 8-bit one that came out later, and we recall the […]
Posted: March 24th, 2016 under Episodes.
Chewie of The Mana Pool joins us this week to battle some ogres tactically and to keep Final Fantasy’s records. We compare the free to play model to arcade games and also plan our trips to theme parks around drinking beer. We realize that the frame rate in Legend of Zelda may have been the […]
Posted: March 14th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week our 1:1 fighters series moves on to the original PlayStation, we’re covering both the fancy new 3D and old-school 2D style ones. We also discuss the final hours of the Coleco Chameleon, Super Nintendo games on the 3DS Virtual Console, hunks of driftwood painted to look like a Genesis, and more. This […]
Posted: March 10th, 2016 under Episodes.
Chewie from TheManaPool makes a special appearance to celebrate some great 3-d fighting games, but we only discover that we are huge nerds. Which is fine, since any joke we could have made Penny Arcade did already years ago. How far did young JungleRatRob go to make Nintendo-senpai notice him? Embarrassingly far. Chewie played Virtua […]
Posted: March 8th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week on the Retro League we’re joined by Chris aka Nekobun from We Talk Games! Together we advise people not to get involved with projects that they have nothing meaningful to contribute to. We tackle the grey areas of software piracy and the dangers of drinking beer while playing rare arcade games. We scratch […]
Posted: March 3rd, 2016 under Episodes.
This week Dustin (aka Vognasty) from the ClassicL337 podcast joins us to talk about 1-on-1 fighting games for the Neo Geo. As luck would have it we managed to avoid spending the whole show talking about the King of Fighters series. We did remember to hit reset while turning the power off on our save […]
Posted: February 23rd, 2016 under Episodes.
This week on the Retro League we wonder what’s inside an average arcade cabinet and we have found a bunch of video game fatalities that aren’t anatomically correct. Someone is making a movie based on Sonic the Hedgehog. Maybe they should start with The Hero’s Journey/Monomyth because lots of games start with that. Who wants […]
Posted: February 19th, 2016 under Episodes.
Our tour of 1:1 fighters continues onward to the Super Nintendo and we are joined by industry veteran Alan Noon who explains a few intricacies of fighting game mechanics. In news we look at the history of Oregon Trail and allegations that GameStop is selling fake retro games. We also discuss how video games can […]
Posted: February 13th, 2016 under Episodes.
We’re running late with episode 324 so here’s something from our unreleased archives going back to our first year. Links Video Games of the Monday Night War Download this episode
Posted: February 10th, 2016 under Episodes.
Set your drink down on your gaming table and grab an imported 6-button controller because we’re talking about PC Engine CD fighting games. We also discuss the latest revelation about Michael Jackson’s involvement in Sonic 3 (which we already knew about), the 1000th Atari collection release, D&D on Steam, and bootleg Pokemon games on eBay. […]
Posted: February 3rd, 2016 under Episodes.
In this week’s podcast we wonder how long until we start seeing holographic remakes of classic video games. We dive headfirst into some of the most memorable head-to-head rivalries of the 90’s and we wonder whether or not Time Killers was bad. We know the activator was, and it’s never a great idea to copy a […]
Posted: January 27th, 2016 under Episodes.
We were having so much trouble finding things to say about 8-bit fighting games that we called in a couple special guests to help. Critical Failure and the No Swear Gamer join us to discuss topics like the value of physical media versus digital downloads, tutorials and hand-holding in game design, what Rare was doing […]
Posted: January 19th, 2016 under Episodes.
This week’s problems are going to be settled the old fashioned-way, with a one-on-one brawl. We go back to the dawn of arcade gaming, but also look ahead to some conventions and tournaments coming soon. You might be able to turn your games into wall art and an underdog has retaken the Donkey Kong high […]
Posted: January 13th, 2016 under Episodes.
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% […]
Posted: January 5th, 2016 under News.
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 […]
Posted: January 1st, 2016 under News.