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Matthew Green and Blake Grundman
Join Matthew Green and Blake Grundman as they interview video game developers, publishers, public relations specialists, and journalists in this weekly series.
Sep 3, 2021
Power Button - Episode 334: 30 Years Of 16 Bits
The anniversaries just keep on coming as this week we turn our attention to the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. Bundled with Super Mario World and debuting with release titles SimCity, Pilotwings, and Gradius III, the Super NES would go on to host some of the very best video games of all time. On this week's episode, we discuss the console's highs and lows along with some personal memories of how playing Super NES games were important moments in our lives. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the...
Aug 27, 2021
Power Button - Episode 333: Metroid Memories
It's been thirty-five years since Nintendo released the original Metroid, and since then the franchise has gone to sport sequels, interquels, remakes, and spin-offs. That's a lot of territory for what essentially boils down to four (soon to be five) games that make up the central plot of the series. On this week's podcast, we're celebrating Metroid's big anniversary with a look back at the games, how they fit together, which ones we played over the years, and what's coming up next. Join us for an hour of discussion. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player...
Jul 16, 2021
Power Button - Episode 332: Birthday For Barrel And Banana
We're celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Nintendo's original Donkey Kong arcade game this week on the podcast with a salute to some of the gorilla's best games spanning from the very beginning through his 16-bit rebirth into the modern era. Join us for memories and a to-do list of games you need to play; yes, the Country series is in there, but we also go into the weeds with lesser known games such as King of Swing and Barrel Blast. You'll be busy long after the discussion ends. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below,...
Jun 25, 2021
Power Button - Episode 331: Days Spent With _Days Gone_
Bend Studio's Days Gone for the Sony PlayStation 4 landed with somewhat of a thud when it released two years ago, but multiple patches, being free for PlayStation 5 owners, and a recent PC port have revitalized the zombie apocolypse title, giving it a second wind and a new admiration that it didn't have before. On this week's podcast, I explain to Blake Grundman why more people need to play this game by spoiling the hell out of it, so if you want to know the main story beats before deciding to invest thirty hours or more into the game,...