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Episode 550: Kowtowing to China

October 11th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blizzard finds itself in hot water as it finds itself having to explain its actions in pleasing the Chinese government, in news that’s still hot and doesn’t look like it’s going to cool down anytime soon. It’s enough to overshadow even an official console announcement from Sony. There’s a Gaming Flashback, the embarrassingly bad FMV […]

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Episode 545: Fleshy Testicle Monsters

August 2nd, 2019 · No Comments

Jonah finally finishes the strange puzzle platformer Inside and discusses it with the crew during the post-podcast discussion. Otherwise, there’s news galore, as well as a Gaming Flashback of the notorious flop Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006. It includes: Quantic Dream is “not exclusive to any platform anymore” An enhanced edition of System Shock 2 […]

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Episode 521: Power Outage

November 29th, 2018 · No Comments

Last week’s podcast couldn’t be uploaded thanks to some good old-fashioned California power outages. This week’s episode is full of snark — enjoy. The news items include: PlayStation Classic using PAL versions for several games regardless of region Bethesda apologizes about Fallout 76 launch Fortnite surpasses 200 million players No Man’s Sky Visions update improves […]

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Tags: Editorial · Episode · Industry News · Podcast · Retro · RPG · Show Notes · Simulations · Sony

Episode 518: Mattel Vs Atari Again

October 25th, 2018 · No Comments

It’s seems like old times as there’s a new IntelliVision console coming out to compete with the Atari VCS. The funny part, of course, is that the new IntelliVision will feature Atari 2600 games on it published by Atari. I guess we’re all friends now. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Dead Space. As for the […]

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Episode 509: Heatwave LA

July 25th, 2018 · 1 Comment

This week was a hot time for Jonah — really hot time as Los Angeles was sweltering and the Arctic was literally on fire. However, that didn’t stop the crew from doing the podcast (albeit a day late), though the news was a bit thin again. The news items for the week include: The C64 […]

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Tags: Episode · Industry News · Microsoft · Nintendo Switch · Podcast · Retro · Show Notes · Xbox One

Episode 501: The Official Levis Episode

May 13th, 2018 · No Comments

This episode follows the landmark 500th episode, and this next episode is dominated by Nintendo, both in the news and looking back at the Gaming Flashback for Wii Music and the infamous E3 performance starring Reggie Fils-Aime and Cammie Dunaway. The news includes: Nintendo Labo first week sales sluggish in Japan, UK Atari announces Atari […]

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Episode 500: Celebration Time!

April 23rd, 2018 · 2 Comments

After 11 years, VGRT Gaming Podcast, nee “Technical Diversions (TD) Gaming Podcast”, has hit the magic 500th episode, with not only former co-host Paul Nowak joining in on the celebration, but 2Old2Play’s Derek Nolan and former co-host Dan Quick sending their congrats as well. Paul’s presence is the go-ahead to give TJ and Scott permission […]

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Episode 485: Review Bombing

December 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

This week’s episode is unremarkable. Don’t expect any surprise guests or news, just a lot of chatting about comics and wandering way off the topic of video games. The news items for the week are: Valve implements methods to curtail Steam review bombing Matsuda insists Deus Ex not being discontinued Star Citizen releases new video, […]

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Episode 481: Portal’s Huge Success

October 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This week’s Gaming Flashback has no cake — instead it’s the history of Portal. The guys try to keep the podcast meme-free as they discuss Valve’s first person puzzle platformer. There’s also non-Portal related news items, too: Chris Avellone may be teasing a new Fallout game Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode […]

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Episode 480: Psychonauts

October 5th, 2017 · No Comments

As the episode title would imply, this week’s Gaming Flashback is Psychonauts, with Jonah revealing he’s a total fanboy and backed the sequel for over $800. He also has no idea what Oxenfree is, since he hadn’t played it yet. (He has, and realizes he was completely wrong about it being like Cabin in the […]

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