Best retro on YT

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  1. zebu

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    does anyone remember The Zone, and its accompanying magazine Gamestar

     
  2. elvis

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    Can I hijack this a little and include podcasts?

    As a busy dad and full time worker, the drive to and from work is frequently my best time for getting "up to speed" on everything retro. Given that we don't yet have self driving cars, I'm forced to take this in as audio only.

    I've made my way through the entire HG101 early podcasts:
    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/podcasts.htm

    HG101 "GC9X" series:
    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/gameclub199x/gc199x.htm

    And now I'm on to Retronauts (currently around late 2008):
    https://archive.org/details/Retronauts1-100 (I wrote a script to download these from 1UP.com previously, but now that's dead and archive.org has the files)

    Once I'm done with these, I've got
    * New retronauts - http://www.retronauts.com/
    * Racketboy podcasts - http://www.racketboy.com/podcast
    * HG101 "Top 47,858 games of all time" - http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/top47858/top47858.htm

    Lots to listen to still. Any others that folks here would recommend?
     
  3. mootant

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    Games done quick on Twitch is a charity and they complete many retro games. The videos are usually uploaded to youtube after as well.
     
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    Generation 16, Greg Sewart takes a look at the Mega Drive starting from its beginnings in the 80s, reviewing games in chronological order as they're released month by month and taking asides to talk about the industry in the 90s as important things happen.

    High quality stuff, good comparisons of different versions/ports of games etc. - Episodes are a little slow to come out, but he has a Patreon account to help with that :thumbup:

     
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    another Metal Jesus video, this time he chats with Drunken Master Paul over their crazy days working at Sierra - it sounds like a blast.

     
  7. Flamin Joe

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    I really enjoyed watching that.

    Their story is similar to what I've heard about other game developers around that time, basically just groups of cool people making games for the love of making games and having a blast in the process. And it's the all too familiar story of larger corporations wanting a slice of the action turning them into rigid companies pushing games out in pursuit of the almighty dollar at the expense of quality. We lost so many good developers during this inevitable transition.

    Definitely my favourite gaming era. :thumbup:
     
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    I don't watch much YT at all, retro or otherwise, but I have been watching some LGR lately. He's reviewed a lot of games I'm interested in and I find him to be a likable, relatable chap.
     
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    I love when he reviews random games software like Mavis Beacons Typing and stuff like that.

     
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    If 8-bit micros is your thing, Rob "Hellfire64" C is a good channel to follow.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/hellfire64

    Rob covers mostly C64 games, but also dives out into the world of the Speccy, MSX & Beebs every so often as well. Pretty solid & professional looking vids, and well worth a look.

    While we're talking classic computers, Chinnyvision (https://www.youtube.com/user/chinnyhill10) is another channel I watch regularly. Chinny tends to be a bit multi-platform & often does comparison vids of games on the different systems.

    Last one I regularly catch up on is Larry Bundy Jr. If you're a Peter Molyneaux fan you might want to avoid him, but he has weekly videos covering a range of topics to do with Retro Gaming in some capacity or another. https://www.youtube.com/user/LarryBundyJr
     
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    what an epic, epic haul - this guy they bought this stuff off must have just had a subscription while he was on tour - just send me everything and to offload it for less than $100 is insane.

    Talk about luck!

     
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    That's the kind of haul we all dream of.
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJRCv0tNMQ2rnCm7VKYOkA - RGB Rob

    He has done installations of some RGB boards such as NESRGB, 2600RGB, N64RGB all by etim and few other RGB boards.

    He also gets in alot of SCART/ RGB TV's/ BVM's/ PVM's and does a overview/ review including most of the time opening up the back of it so you can see the tube flyback etc

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Slot1Gamer - Slot1Gamer

    Also forgot him he does some reviews and guides on retro stuff, especially modchips, softmodding, flash carts
     
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    Lots of competition for these kinds of videos but I like guy, not a thick british accent so quite easy to listen to and very high quality videos.
     
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    Had an awesome (almost 2 hour!) video chat with Bob from RetroRGB. Hopefully it'll be up on YouTube in a couple of weeks.
     
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    That game does my head in. Rock hard, and I struggle with horizontal shooters at the best of times.
     

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