This is our final episode of the 8th generation of consoles. We get into the IGN console reviews, Sony’s refusal to do in store purchases and customer who ordered a Series X and got a One X instead. Also, they have a great interview with Retro Wolf 88 and they get into retro collecting in Appalachia and some stories on the set of the Game Chasers Movie.
We’re back with your monthly Saturday Morning Retro show. This month Dan and Dave discuss Twisted Metal for the PS1, Tetris Battle Gaiden for the Super Famicom, Little Big Planet for the PS3 and Enslaved – Odyssey to the West for the Xbox 360. Also this month in history, arguably the most influential console of all time got release in 1983 and Dan and Dave realize another famous console got released in the same year, same month and even the same day! So check out episode 3 of the Saturday Morning Retro Podcast.
As of this recording, Sony is set for a big presentation on June 4th? Will they show the console? What games will be on display? Will Dan get a Vita 2? Only time will tell. Also in the news, Sonic gets the greenlight for a movie sequel, Sony declares that all PS4 games need to be PS5 compatible and Sega is doing something “big” for its 60th anniversary. All that and more on episode of Rated G for Gamers.
From publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1 and 2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury EX), the continuation of Sega classic beat-em up series, Streets of Rage is in deep development with the fourth installment.Continue reading “Streets of Rage 4 Preview”
The Dreamcast, Sega’s last official hardware released worldwide, just turned 20 this year. Let’s take a look back on this influential but ultimately ill-fated console, looking at the hardware, the games and it’s impact on video gaming as a whole.
Sega has been a long standing fixture within both the arcade and home console market with a string of hits ranging from racing games to flying games and mascot Staples like Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega had much success with their superior scaling technology in games such as After Burner and Outrun as well as in the home with the massively successful Sega Genesis. Partially due to their stellar marketing and knowing their American audience. A string of lackluster home consoles and bad business moves came after though with the launch of the Sega CD, 32X and Saturn most of which barely lasted more than a few years. Consumer confidence in Sega was pretty low. And then something big happened.Continue reading “The Dreamcast – A Retrospective”
Nintendo is in the middle of a class action lawsuit for joycon drift, the Xbox One gets another homescreen makeover and GTA Online finally opens the Diamond Casino. All that and Dan has issues with Wolfenstein: Young Blood on episode 178 of Rated G for Gamers.
On this week’s episode, Microsoft announces heir saddest console ever, Capcom announces a logo shaped fight stick, Philip Miucin finally releases his apology video and Wired sits down with Mark Cerny for some hot PS5 talk. 8K, 3D spacial sound and ray tracing! Also, Mark Hamill dons the voice of Chucky in the new Child’s Play and Dave and Dan review Katana Zero on episode 161 of Rated G for Gamers.
While we we’re at PAX East, the gaming world didn’t stop. Who’d of thunk? Upon return, we get into all sorts of news. PS5 leaks, Apple’s foray into a gaming, EA’s massive layoffs and Sega finally wises up and decides to make their own Genesis console. That and we get some more news about Avengers: Endgame on episode 157 of Rated G for Gamers.
It’s sad day for gamers around the world. This week Reggie Fils-Amie, president of Nintendo of America, announced his retirement this past week. We discuss his legacy and his replacement, Doug Bowser. Also in the news, Google is slated to unveil their entrance into gaming at this years GDC, Microsoft is rumored to announce multiple new consoles at E3 as well as Halo Infinite possibly being a launch title and Deadmau5 gets himself into hot water playing PubG on Twitch for saying some derogatory comments to an opponent. All this and more on Episode 152 of Rated G for Gamers.
On this special episode of Rated G, the boys go in depth on each of the 8 gaming generations, the highlights, notable games and system. And to cap it all off they pick their top 3 favorite generations. Regular episodes resume next week.