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Gaming Podcast 163: Arcade, Beer and Ribs

March 2nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast is epic, as per the usual, we had some really thought out community comments about DRM, game history on Krull and a bit of history on D. Gottleib & Co. This weeks news includes: First Generation PS3s are failing The Nintendo Wii being picked on again Warcraft Authenticator Hacked StarCraft II [...]

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Gaming Podcast 119: Love Stick

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week we’re learning a bit about Donkey Kong Junior as well as listening to Don convince Derrick that the second stage in Donkey Kong was in Donkey Kong Junior. We’re also looking back to Billy Mitchell, a Guinness Book World Record holder for video games. This week, news was a bit light but we [...]

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Gaming Podcast 116: We Can’t Get To The Cloud!

March 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

This week’s gaming podcast covers a wide variety of news, we also argue a bit about the Wow restrictions on taking donations and cash (again) and touch on some gaming history involving The Sims and the history of Infocom. For news, we’ve tackled EA Leaves SecuRom out of Sims 3 Sony Enticing Independent Developers to [...]

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Sierra’s Franchise Titles Fade Into History

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

One of the great downfalls of an acquisition or merger, in the game industry, is the loss of great franchise titles. Sierra, or Sierra Online, once stood on its own as a company with great gaming titles but later fell into the depths of Hades under many different company names. Sierra’s last stop on the [...]

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Gaming Flashback: River Raid (Atari 2600)

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the first games I was introduced to on the 2600 was River Raid, back in 1982. I remember it vividly, as I was at my cousin David’s house, who was older than me, and he’d “baby sit” me so the adults could have some adult time hanging out in the dining room. We’d [...]

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Gaming Flashback: Myst

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Myst was published by Brøderbund Software, developed by Cyan Worlds and created by two brothers that did the design and directed the game (it was, much like a movie). The original game was released on the Macintosh (in 1993) and then later ported to Microsoft Windows and Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Jaguar CD, AmigaOS, CD-i, 3DO, [...]

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Gaming Flashback: Lode Runner

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Lode Runner, a game many of us logged hundreds of hours upon. Lode Runner has a great deal of replay value thanks to its great map editor. The game was first published by Broderbund in 1983, but was first prototyped by Douglas Smith, an architecture student at the University of Washington. The Lode Runner prototype [...]

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Gaming Flashback: DOOM

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

DOOM is a PC game titlat that wasn’t initially released in stores. It was uploaded to an FTP server in the University of Wisconsin-Madison and on the Software Creations BBS on the 10th of December; released as a shareware game, people were encouraged to download and spread the game around to all their friends. In [...]

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Gaming Flashback: Double Dragon II [NES]

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Double Dragon II: The Revenge, this is a sequel title to a game which arrived earlier on the NES as an arcade port, something pretty standard back in the day of arcades, and like it’s original port, has variations from the arcade. The trick is, the variations are much less than that of the original [...]

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Gaming Flashback: SimCity

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

SimCity was released in 1989, was originally called Micropolis and was designed by the infamous Will Wright. For those that don’t know Will Wright, its suffice to say he’s one of the most popular and influential game designers of our time. SimCity, TheSims, SimAnt, SimFarm and Spore are a few of his hits and TheSims [...]

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