Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Oct 5, 2016.
does anyone remember The Zone, and its accompanying magazine Gamestar
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:
HG101 "GC9X" series:
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?
Games done quick on Twitch is a charity and they complete many retro games. The videos are usually uploaded to youtube after as well.
An awesome retrospective on MGS2
For anyone that's interested Digital Foundry have a great retro series called DF Retro running. Well worth your time.
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
another Metal Jesus video, this time he chats with Drunken Master Paul over their crazy days working at Sierra - it sounds like a blast.
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.
That was a good watch.
I went through these today, seeing this special piece get revived was awesome. You can hear the owner gasping, no doubt very nervous.
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.
I love when he reviews random games software like Mavis Beacons Typing and stuff like that.
If 8-bit micros is your thing, Rob "Hellfire64" C is a good channel to follow.
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
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!
That's the kind of haul we all dream of.
I'm quite a fan of Ahoy's channel but there hasn't been much on it for a while - but a treat this morning with this fantastic video. He has a lot of crappy clips but heaps of retro.
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
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.
Stressful week, time to chill.
Had an awesome (almost 2 hour!) video chat with Bob from RetroRGB. Hopefully it'll be up on YouTube in a couple of weeks.
https://www.twitch.tv/1ccmarathon - this was on over the weekend
Should start seeing runs appear in here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiLh8hgASEnB_kmHZ4hgLA
The guy that did the Progear run is a machine!
That game does my head in. Rock hard, and I struggle with horizontal shooters at the best of times.