Marathon 2: Durandal (Preview)
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What was Bungie up to before they bounced back with Halo? Marathon, another sci-fi shooter that was a foundational game for Macintosh gamers. Its graphics were well ahead of the times, and the story is intricate even by today's standards... but we find it a little tough to swallow, given how the antiquated level and encounter design makes the game a bit of a struggle to play.

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Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast
Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast
Adam Blank
Remember The Game #133 - WWF Royal Rumble
It's Royal Rumble weekend in the WWE, so I figured it was the perfect time to talk about one of my favourite games of the early 90's - WWF Royal Rumble!    We rented this game over and over and over as kids, before finally just plunking down the cash and buying it from the video store. It's funny, because WWF Royal Rumble really hasn't aged well. There's not really any depth at all to the gameplay, and the only mode that was worth a damn was the Royal Rumble itself. But that was all little Adam the booger eating wrestling junkie needed!   My buddy and fellow comedian Miklos Blackshaw returns to the show this week, and we had a nice chat about cheaply throwing guys over the top rope as soon as they got in the ring, unplugging your opponent's controller to finally fill up your move gauge, and of course, those fucking awesome old school entrance themes. It's WWF Royal Rumble!   And as always, before the main event, you have to have an undercard, featuring the Remember The Game Infamous Intro! This week, I talk about whether you should hack an arcade cabinet to add more games, or leave it as is. Should game stores still be promoting Cyberpunk 2077? Which game(s) made me so mad I considered quitting gaming? And more!   Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the 'Wrestling GOATs' Edition, starring SmackDown: Here Comes the Pain!, WWF: No Mercy, and WCW/nWo Revenge!   If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:   0:00 - 2:25 Intro    2:25 - 10:00 Initial self-indulgent rambling & 'Expansion Pass #43: 2021 Gaming Predictions' Clip   10:00 - 23:10 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions)   23:10 - 37:30 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'   37:30 - 38:50 What have I been playing?   38:50 - 40:42 Listener's Royal Rumble Memories   40:42 + WWF Royal Rumble Talk!   Enjoy the podcast!
1 hr 39 min
This Week in Retro
This Week in Retro
Neil Thomas and John Shawler
TWiR Episode 23 - MegaDoom | Retro Computing in the New York Times | MouSTer | Overclocking the Super FX
🏆Your monthly support helps us keep the retro news flowing! ☕Or just buy us a coffee! Thanks for taking the time to subscribe! 📻 Apple: 📻 Spotify: 📻 Google: 📻 RSS: 📻 YouTube: 📻 All other services: 🕸 Sub Reddit: This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil Thomas from RMC and John Shawler from Amigos Retro Gaming. Story links: 1. Are you ready for MegaDoom!? 2. Retro Computing Goes Mainstream 3. Reinventing the Mouse 4. Overclocking the Super FX Chip Follow your hosts! Twitter: Youtube Twitch Visit for your retro needs including their new Mister pack!
31 min
Dev Game Club
Dev Game Club
Brett Douville and Tim Longo
DGC Ep 246: So Long, 2020
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we look back on the podcast year of 2020 (because we'd like never to think about the year in general ever again). We talk over our takeways, largely drawn from our interviews but also bringing in themes from the games we played. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Issues covered: Tim's non-trip, COVID/US tragedies, playing a bunch of sims, every day is problems, better people means better problems, getting a lot out of making yourself play games deeply, being in school/structure, listening to the series you're interested in, how we approach our takeaways, games with holistic merging of aesthetics/dynamics/mechanics, "done is not the same as good," "wouldn't it be great if," production as a tax, the cube and the stickers, putting the aesthetics together with the mechanics, the questions Nintendo ask themselves, making the mundane into a fun source of game design and delightful experience, applying the filter of interactive design over anything, simulating the arc of a TV episode, music and audio, how the audio sells the experience, the difference between visual and audio when it's missing, the difficulty in talking about audio, building the AI for a Civ game, focusing on the player experience, the anti-pheromone pathfinding algorithm, filling in the gaps, the stories that come out of simulation games, Brett's ongoing relationship with Bertha, characters who have their own lives vs being the chosen one, identifying with the main character, a SWRC Easter egg, our next game, Infinity Engine. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, Republic Commando, Nintendo, World of Warcraft, Serial, Phoenix Wright, Civ III, Jeff Morris, Sid Meier, Soren Johnson, Populous, Glenn Corpes, Rubik's Cube/Erno Rubik, Peter Molyneux, Lani Lum, Halo 5, Animal Crossing, Brian Mitsoda, Aaron Brown, Brian Reynolds, Johnny Pockets, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, Nintendo Power, Counterstrike, Cody Harlin, David Collins, Starfighter (series), Dungeons & Dragons, Baldur's Gate (series), Larian Studios, BioWare, Pool of Radiance, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Spelljammer, Hitman (2016 series), Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: Baldur's Gate: Through Ch 1 Twitch: brettdouville, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub
1 hr 11 min
Virtual Legality
Virtual Legality
Hoeg Law
GameStop - WallStreetBets Booted By Discord, (Briefly) Reddit Private (VL401)
With GameStop continuing its stock market roller coaster ride and more and more short sellers taking a bath, it is no surprise that the impetus behind it all, subreddit "wallstreetbets", is facing more scrutiny than ever. But with more scrutiny comes a higher likelihood that technology platforms will use the inherent vagueness of their terms against their users, which appears to be just what Discord and Reddit have elected to do. It's Bets, Boots, and Bots Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: #GameStop #Stock #WallStreetBets *** HELP SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON: STREAMLABS: STORE: *** Discussed in this episode: "Power to the Players: Reddit and the GameStop Stock Explosion (VL398)" YouTube Video - January 25, 2021 - Hoeg Law "BREAKING: Discord tells me they've shut down the WallStreetBets server..." Tweet - January 27, 2021 - Hannah Murphy "Discord bans the r/WallStreetBets server" The Verge - January 27, 2021 Discord Terms of Service Updated May 7, 2020 Discord Community Guidelines Updated May 19, 2020 "A Fight Over GameStop’s Soaring Stock Turns Ugly" Wired - January 25, 2021 "Well, to be fair to people, you kind of walk right into those theories..." Tweet - January 27, 2021 - Hoeg Law "wallstreetbets subreddit just went private" Tweet - January 27, 2021 - Rod Breslau "r/WallStreetBets has been made private" The Verge - January 27, 2021 "Lot of ppl were....breaking SEC guidelines..." Tweet - January 27, 2021 - Punished Daniel Reddit User Agreement Updated September 15, 2020 Reddit Content Policy "GameStop stock up 135% in 24 hours, Biden administration 'monitoring the situation'" Game Industry Biz - January 27, 2021 "Registration requirements for securities" 15 USC 78l (subsection (k)) *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web:
22 min
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