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Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – David Kaelin

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features David Kaelin, who is displayed on card number 448, from the Superstars of 2013.   David is the CEO/President of Game Over Videogames & organizer of Classic Game Fest.  Game Over Video Games was started in 2005 and continues...

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

I have a confession to make: I love the Weekly World News. If you don’t remember the Weekly World News, it was a tabloid magazine that you could pick up in grocery stores. It told stories about characters like Bat Boy, merfolk, cryptids, and more. It’s no longer in...

8BitDo Release DIY Kits to wireless-ify Retro Controllers

Hm. “Wireless-ify” – that came out a bit weird. My terrible titling aside, to celebrate their 5 years of existence, 8BitDo are now selling DIY kits that allow you to mod Bluetooth connectivity into your favourite retro gaming controllers. Hippy birthday, 8BitDo!...

Old School AV Network

No 73 – Chris Shrigley – Interview

The Electronic Arts and Gremlin supremo joined us back in 2016 for an email Q&A but we're pleased to say he's now agreed to podcast with our Adrian to chat about the golden era of video games as well as a very exciting current project... Immortal darkness feature...

224 PlayStation Vs Saturn

Welcome to episode 224 of RGDS Podcast, and in this episode we sit down to discuss the import war of the 32-bit era, Sega Saturn vs Sony PlayStation.   In a modern day top-trumps, Matt Aguilera sides as champion of PS1 and Aaron White puts up his dukes to protect the...

Episode 78: Eyes and Anteater

Whoa-oh, here she comes. Watch out WITH YOUR EYES, boy, she’ll chew you up. Whoa-oh, here she comes. She’s an ANTEATER. (See what we did there?) Despite Sean and Jim striking fear in the hearts of those who try to re-create their “oops, we screwed up” music, here they...

No 71 – David Craddock – Interview

David Craddock is one of our favourite retro gaming authors - you may have had a read of: Stay Awhile and Listen; Dungeon Hacks; Stairway to Badass; to name just a few. We recently did an email Q&A with him about Rocket Jump and he kindly gave us some more of his time...

RoundUp 130 – The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (30:46) Chris Huelsbeck: Super Turrican 2 - (1:28:35) Bill Budge Interview - (1:32:03) Top Ten Couch Co-Op Games - (2:24:27) Gaming Trivia - (3:47:15) Alistair Brimble: Project F - (3:47:57) Live News And Listener Views -...

Pac-Man Kill Screen Explained

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

I have a confession to make: I love the Weekly World News. If you don’t remember the Weekly World News, it was a tabloid magazine that you could pick up in grocery stores. It told stories about characters like Bat Boy, merfolk, cryptids, and more. It’s no longer in...

The Battletoads for Game Boy That Almost Was

During a recent interview with Rare fan site RareFanDaBase, video game engineer and producer Paul Machacek spoke on a number of things which have occurred during his time with the company. A veteran of 30 years, he's seen a lot -- including things that most fans will...

Way of the Dragon: Remembering Bruce Lee the Video Game

In the world of martial arts, no name looms quiet so large as that of Bruce Lee. Born in the Year of the Dragon in the Hour of the Dragon, he was the creator of Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) and a star of film and television. He was Lee in the legendary...

Nintendo 64 Chronicles [6] Blast Corps & FIFA 64

#11 : Blast Corps What are you to do when a nuclear missile that's being carried through the countryside becomes a runaway? Why, you destroy everything in it's path of course! Rare's twist on a puzzle game, Blast Corps has you do exactly that through it's 57 levels....

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Tim Mcvey

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Tim McVey who currently is displayed on card number 56, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.  He is also featured on cards 162, 510, 612, 2095 and 2304.   Tim is an avid game player starting from the early 1980s in Ottumwa,...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Dan Iacovelli

Join us tomorrow for the Video Game Summit in Villa Park, IL.   Today we will talk with Dan Iacovelli of Westchester, IL  who began this event 13 years ago.    For more information go to http://www.videogamesummit.net/ Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Dan...

Video Game Summit 2018

Video Game Summit, is Chicago’s Premier Video Game Event. The 2018 show will be at The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park,IL, 7/14/18 show hours are: 10:00am till 6pm(all times central) Remember how much fun you used to have playing Atari, Nintendo and all kinds of games...

Nintendo 64 Chronicles [5] NBA Hangtime & Mario Kart 64

#9 : NBA Hangtime Not being a huge basketball fan, I wasn't all that excited when I first fired this game up on my N64. However, it took about 30 seconds before that emotion completely flipped and I got hyped. NBA Hangtime is Midway's continuation of it's NBA Jam...