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Industry experts Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin, co-Directors of the Video Game History Foundation, bring on fellow content creators, game developers, video game historians, and storytellers to teach us a little bit about video game history. Our casual, “chatting over coffee” style interviews let us see the true life of a researcher: bang-your-head-against-a-wall dead-ends, “I can’t believe no one’s told this story before” moments, the thrill of sharing incredible history with the world, and ...
 
Tu Podcast de videojuegos retro. En el retrovisor intentamos rendir homenaje a los clásicos de los 80, los 90 y 00. Juegos de recreativa, consolas y ordenadores personales de 8,16,32 y 64 bits. El Podcast lo Formamos. Antonio- Ojete Moreno Ruben - Benzio Néstor - El Friki del arcade por antonomasia Miguel - Miller Luiti - Nithg666
 
Welcome to the Ninja Nerds podcast where we talk about video games, anime and just plain nerdness. We encourage creativity and content creation from anyone who is wanting to put in the effort and support small content creators such as ourselves. Become apart of our community so we can all talk and enjoy everything nerdy. -Ninja Nerds
 
Thin End of the Wedge explores life in the ancient Middle East. There are many wonderful stories we can tell about those people, their communities, the gritty reality of their lives, their hopes, fears and beliefs. We can do that through the objects they left behind and the cities where they once lived. Our focus is on the cultures that used cuneiform (“wedge-shaped”) writing, so mostly on ancient Iraq and nearby regions from about 3000 BC to about 100 AD. Thin End of the Wedge brings you ex ...
 
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Martin Robinson of Eurogamer brings us the history of the Neo Geo, an interesting console of its time owned by an interesting type of person. Referring to his recent article, When the arcade came home: a short oral history of the Neo Geo, Robinson lays out what it was like at SNK making games for this outlier of a console, longs for the freedom som…
 
Today we talk with our good friend Andrei about a huge variety of topics. Andrei is well read, soft-spoken and very knowledgeable (although he will never acknowledge it himself) on a broad range of topics. Aside from his day job as a software developer, he is interested in history, economy and finance, warfare and historical literature, philosophy …
 
Once again, we’re joined by Kevin Bunch of Atari Archive, this time to talk about his 50th episode of said series: Stellar Track (Star Trek): Atari Archive Episode 50. We learn the history of this very early, very influential game, its many iterations, and its different names along the way. See more from Kevin Bunch: Twitter: @ubersaurus YouTube: /…
 
Stefania introduces us to one of the dominant figures of early assyriology--Austen Henry Layard. She guides us through the archival sources that put his famous publications in context, and reveal the man behind the legend. 3:03 Why was Layard famous? 5:34 Why study Layard? 7:50 Layard's cuneiform skills 9:24 The sources and what we learn from them …
 
We are slowly easing back into our regular schedule with today's episode. As we are sure you are used to by now, we cover a lot of ground: birthday parties, birthday presents, all of Calin's fat friends and failed birthday surprises. Calin then tells us about a mishap with some wine and some friends at a pool party. Then we segue into symbolism and…
 
We're back for Episode 62 In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and discuss 6 Good Gameboy games. We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month. Episode Guide --------------- Quick Questions 8:02 Patreon 14:59 Tea Time With Tim (SAM Coupe) 19:16 Eric's Take (XBOX 360) - 36:06 News 1:06:50 6 G…
 
We open up the mailbag and answer some of our listeners' burning questions! We cover emulation preservation, the definition of a gaming historian, growing pains of the organization, best dinosaur games ever made, plans for our personal collections, and so much more! Quick note: this is episode 40, but we refer to it as episode 41 in the recording; …
 
Elynn introduces the historical geography of the Neo-Elamite kingdom. What do we know about the borderlands and their role in Assyrian-Elamite relations? Why don't we know where so many places are, and why is that so significant? 2:32 who were “the Elamites”? 5:24 the Elamite language, writing, and texts 7:33 about the Elamite kingdom 10:21 relatio…
 
Fan turned archivist Mat Van Rhoon of Big Finish Games tells the story of the lost Tex Murphy series production tapes in a recent article, Tex Murphy and the Raiders of the Lost Tapes. We hear about the sheer elation, joy, and maddening frustration these adventures in preservation led to, as well as the odd places from which some of these tapes wer…
 
Recorded June 20th, Join us dads as we talk about E3 2021, From Ubisoft to Amico, Book Club Picks Puppeteer for PS3, Ball Blazer for PlayStation, we also get thirsty for the opera Blue Girl from The 5th Element, Quaker Oats and Wilford Brimley give you the latest news on your health.By Videogame Dads Podcast
 
We're back with Episode 61! In this episode Cody, Tim, and Eric catch up on what they've been playing and adding to their collections. Plus, 6 Good TI-99/4A Games Episode Guide ------------------- Quick Questions - 3:22 Patreons - 9:48 Cody's Corner - 13:38 Short News - 46:57 Game Show - 56:26 Catching Up - 1:10:30 6 Good TI-99/4A Games- 2:40:38 Pl…
 
Norman Caruso is here to share the history of the Sega Mega Modem from his most recent video SEGA Mega Modem: Ahead of Its Time | Gaming Historian. Despite many of its drawbacks and pitfalls, this device pointed to a brighter future that wasn’t able to come to fruition until almost a decade after its lackluster release. Was online, social gaming an…
 
On today's episode we bring back two very close friends of ours: Chucky and Codrut. You might remember them from previous episodes. As you are already used with us, we get deeply existential and try to contain the weight of just being alive. We try to catch up on what everyone was up to since we were last together. A window is opened and a fan is b…
 
While the pandemic keeps us apart, colleagues are working hard to find ways to organise virtual conferences. The 67th RAI is hosted by Turin this July. Elena Devecchi and Stefano de Martino explain what to expect this year, and what it means to Turin to host a RAI now. Walther Sallaberger explains the IAA's role in coordinating the RAIs.…
 
Grace Kramer and Derek Alexander are this week’s guests discussing the Nokia N-Gage from their recent documentary, N-Gage: Cell Phone Gaming's First Big Flop | Past Mortem [SSFF]. While there is some debate on the pronunciation of Nokia depending where you live, there is little doubt to the N-Gage’s major DOA status. Find out what exactly happened,…
 
Game historian, journalist, and content creator Kim Justice joins us to talk about the commercial and critical disappointment, though surprisingly influential, Jurassic Park: Trespasser. In her recent documentary Jurassic Park: Trespasser - A Failure That Stood The Test Of Time | Kim Justice we’re taken through her six part story of its development…
 
We're back for Episode 60 In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and Battle Of The Systems: Alternate Mascots: Kirby's Adventure (NES) vs. Psycho Fox (SMS) We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month. Episode Guide --------------- Quick Questions 5:54 Patreon 13:56 News 22:24 Eric's Take (Yo…
 
In today's episode we try to cool off after the last guest we had on. We eventually do, but we have to eat a lot of snickers and cover a lot of ground: viewing flats, the purpose and origins of writing, our friend who can't focus on a single topic, advertising, how crap the trending section on YouTube and Spotify is, what kids listen to these days,…
 
Sophus explains the most famous piece of literature from ancient Iraq: the Epic of Gilgamesh. He guides us through the many meanings that have been found in it, from antiquity to the present day. Why does it fascinate us, and what can it offer us? 2:21 about the Gilgamesh Epic 6:38 what Gilgamesh meant in antiquity 9:39 meanings in the modern world…
 
We sit down with Jimmy Maher, author of The Digital Antiquarian, to examine his recent four part series: The Ratings Game. This series takes a look at how games came to have age ratings, why it was inevitable and necessary, and the fascinating butterfly effects that came because of it. Maher draws a very clear throughline from a United States Senat…
 
On today's special episode with speak with Danish artist and musician Neo Geo. He is working on his personal project releasing 7 albums in 7 years. 2021 marks the release of his 7th album of the series. We talk about him, his life, his art, the music industry, TikTok, the meaning of life, driving through the Nevada Desert, religion, aliens and many…
 
Felipe Pepe takes us through his collaborative, non-profit project to create a historical guide to computer role playing games: The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games. What CRPG’s around the world are cool, interesting, historically important, popular, meaningful, and why are they so? Each entry highlights a game’s eccentricities, co…
 
Join us in today's episode where we take a journey of the imagination through Calin's medical butt intervention. He describes what it's like to get an anesthetic injection in your spine and what it feels like not being able to move your legs for half a day. Throughout this journey we delve into more medical tangents, Calin’s ridiculous 5 week holid…
 
We're back with Episode 59! In this episode Cody, Tim, and Eric catch up on what they've been playing and adding to their collections. Plus, 6 Good Spin-Off Games. Box opening adventure, too! Episode Guide ------------------- Quick Questions - 4:35 Patreons - 16:34 Cody's Corner - 21:34 Game Show - 50:23 Tim Opening Birthday Gift - 1:04:14 Catching…
 
Most games are made with some kind of crunch to meet sales targets and match up with buying patterns, but sometimes the motives of publishers (and it's almost always the publishers) can be more nefarious. Why does crunch happen, and how can consumers stop it, if at all? Would you pay more for a game that was made ethically? Vinnk and Sean recount s…
 
Reinhard reveals the wealth of information recorded in the so-called "astronomical diaries". The astronomical component was, and still is, a valuable resource. But there is so much more. The diaries document fascinating historical details, help us understand the Babylonian economy, and offer remarkable details about the ancient environment. 2:32 in…
 
Diving into the history of the Xbox in his recent long read, Bet on Black: How Microsoft and Xbox Changed Pop Culture, Part 1, David L. Craddock goes back to the time of JezzBall, Age of Empires, and trusty ‘ol Minesweeper: the games that kept us entertained while someone else in the house was using the phone. We discuss the import of porting Doom …
 
This is part 2 of a 2 part special episode where Calin tells us how his holiday in Egypt was like. He talks about all the crazy things he got up to from buggy-racing on the desert, breakdancing in the clubs, snorkeling and diving, all the way to visiting the Valley of the Kings and having a spiritual experience inside one of The Great Pyramids. Tun…
 
Eric Switzer joins us to share the development and downfall of Darkwatch in his article The Untold Story Of Darkwatch. A vampiric haunted western, Darkwatch could have, in another universe, been a major franchise. But, through a series of acquisitions and mandated pivots, its storyline deadended after only one title. Will this long silent universe …
 
This is part 1 of a 2 part special episode where Calin tells us how his holiday in Egypt was like. He talks about all the crazy things he got up to from buggy-racing on the desert, breakdancing in the clubs, snorkeling and diving, all the way to visiting the Valley of the Kings and having a spiritual experience inside one of The Great Pyramids. Tun…
 
We're back for Episode 58 In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and Battle Of The Systems: Demon Front (PGM) vs. Metal Slug 5 (Neo Geo). We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month. Episode Guide --------------- Quick Questions 6:47 Patreon 19:00 News 27:02 Eric's Take - A Day In The Life -…
 
Müge introduces us to the Hittites and their artistic world. We focus on kings, and why there are so few depictions of kings in human form. What do they look like? What are they communicating and who to? What does it tell us about the relationship between human and divine worlds? 3:45 nature and scope of Hittite art 7:22 who is it for? 10:49 relati…
 
Our podcasting duo takes us back to the dawning of real-time computer games: Spacewar! Alex Smith joins us for round two, being our second second-time guest, to pairaphrase the history of this 2-player game of binary ships thrusting around a gravity-well star, who (reluctantly) wrote it, who modded it, who played it, and who created the first coupl…
 
Ben Hanson returns to the show to bring us The Oral History Of PopCap Games, a not 4 hour long video in which we learn how the “colors game” spawned the casual juggernaut Bejeweled, the black sheep in the corner made all the money, the PopCap Burrito won’t give us Plants Vs Zombies on our Switches, and the final score is 3-4. Look, I know that does…
 
We're back with Episode 57 - In this episode Cody, Tim, and Eric catch up on what they've been playing and adding to their collections. Plus, 6 Good Multi-Format Games. Episode Guide ------------------- Quick Questions - 2:10 Patreons - 19:30 Game Show - 55:35 Gift Opening - 1:12:50 Catching Up - 1:31:06 6 Good Multi Format Games- 2:32:50 FIN - 3:0…
 
Adelheid, Nicolò, and Ingolf explain about the ICAANE. Why was it started, and how did it become what it is today? What does it take to organise an ICAANE? What lessons were learned from the recent, virtual ICAANE? And what can we expect from future ICAANEs? What can be done to make them more inclusive? Adelheid: 2:49 About ICAANE 5:10 Scope of ICA…
 
Dr. Sparkle, the creator of Chrontendo, takes us through his more than decade long project to analyze every commercially released game for the NES and Famicom in chronological order while simultaneously spinning off this already massive show into two more: Chronsega and Chronturbo. If you’re ever looking for something to do with your free time, thi…
 
Today's episode we have with us a very special guest. Mike's high-school friend who emigrated to the USA, Karina. We catch up with her with her life since 2011 until today. She talks about how challenging it was working 4 jobs when she moved there, how she studied nursing and after 7 years of waiting finally fulfilled her dream of joining the US Mi…
 
Raven Simone takes us down the research rabbit hole she fell into while making her video The Girl Games Of Lost Media - Documentary. With few clues to follow, she started researching the Mean Girls game, but soon found herself chasing down info on Clueless and Pretty in Pink as well, discovering that research can often take you in unexpected direct…
 
In this episode we go all the way with our dear friend Celo! We start off mild, talking about what it's like being a digital nomad, what we're drinking, what the pandemic is like. Then we talk about coding, video games, travelling, books, inspiration and YouTube videos. We go bananas towards the end getting into some very interesting NSFW conversat…
 
We're back for Episode 56 In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and Battle Of The Systems: Animaniacs (SNES vs. Genesis). We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month. Episode Guide --------------- Quick Questions 2:05 Patreon 12:31 News 22:50 Tea Time With Tim - 1:01:40 Eric's Take - 1:31:2…
 
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