Stalking the Retro

Saturday, December 22, 2012

STR 29: The Drunken MULEtacular

STR 29: The Drunken MULEtacular
In honor of RGRU Septic Lemon, Focusrs, Vipp and I drunkenly play the online version of M.U.L.E. for over five hours. Now we doubt anyone will listen to the whole thing but hey it might make some nice background noise whilst you are wrapping up the last few presents before Christmas. So sit back and enjoy the longest episode of Stalking The Retro that you will ever hear. Tip back the eggnog and don't say when! Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 3, 2012

STR 28: Star Control And The Nightmare Hole

STR 28: Star Control And The Nightmare Hole

Septic Lemon, Focursrs and I discuss the awesome game series Star Control. We talk about games for the C64 that Septic has been playing, the all new Canadian Wii Mini, progress on the Atari Pi project, Tempest controller mods, Tempest trivia and much much more in this action packed and hilarious episode of Stalking The Retro. Warning if you decide to drink at 9 in the morning you might find yourself falling down the Tempest hole like our dear friend Focusrs. The Tempest hole contains some very frightening monsters so make sure you bring your rotary controller and take plenty of lithium to calm yourself. 

Check out the Stalking The Retro thread on the Game Gavel Forums for some of the links we discussed in this episode.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

STR 27: Pull Out Your Commodore Brutha!

 STR 27: Pull Out Your Commodore Brutha!

Ian is back and we talk about some awesome C64 games that he has been playing and buying from the interwebz. We discuss the new Great Giana Sisters game, what we have been playing lately, some VCS games that are a must play, cool shit on Game Gavel, the bit 60 computer, games and consoles we have picked up lately and much much more. So pull out your Commodore 64 brother and hold on tight we are about to rock your ears with some retro gaming love!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

STR 26: Tempest, Nuon and Lady Galaga.

 STR 26: Tempest, Nuon and Lady Galaga.

The great Focusrs joins me as we chat about his latest acquisition the Nuon a very rare and almost unheard of video game console. We also get into the retro and discuss all things Tempest, modding and repairing controllers and game consoles as well as collecting games across the country and the world. We discover why Socal Mike from the RGRU podcast always interrupts people and much much more in this hilarious and action packed episode of Stalking The Retro. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

STR 25: Magicians A language Learning RPG

STR 25: Magicians A language Learning RPG

Do you enjoy table top RPGs? Do you want to play an adventure similar to games like Dungeons and Dragons but at the same time learn a language? Well Kyle Simons has created an awesome game that could be up your alley. It's like an old school pad and pencil RPG but with a new twist. You are required to learn Korean in order to cast spells in the game. It's a community that I think will be exploding very soon. With the viral Kangnam Style video making it's rounds Korean has become the latest need to know language. Whether you are into old school RPGs or just want to hear a case study on how to win at Kickstarter, this is the episode for you. Check it out now and get in on this awesome kickstarter. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, October 26, 2012

STR 24: Happy Halloween Horror Hour.

STR 24: Happy Halloween Horror Hour.

Halloween is right around the corner so to put you in the mood for Halloween gaming Septic Lemon and I present this special spooky episode. We talk about horror games such as 7th Guest and Silent Hill. We discuss the horror of the cloud and much much more. Skype has done it's job by putting in some scary wind sound effects so make sure you listen to this episode with your headphones on, the blankets pulled up to your teeth and the lights off. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! Muha ha ha ha Muhaha ha ha......

Friday, October 19, 2012

STR 23: Play Expo 2012, Tiny Tim and Evolution Space Jesus.

STR 23: Play Expo 2012, Tiny Tim and Evolution Space Jesus.

Ian just got back from the awesome Play Expo in Manchester, England. We discuss the top ten best and worst of Play Expo 2012. Ian stalks Mario and Luigi for an interview plays some games with Jeff Minter, discusses XCOM with the guys from the 2K booth, plays a round in a warlords tournament and much much more. This episode was edited and produced by Ian aka Septic Lemon. This is our first gaming convention but hopefully not our last.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STR 22: Platforming Lesbians.

STR 22: Platforming Lesbians.

Ian and I discuss The Great Giana Sisters, Black Mesa, The Turbo Graphx-16, my recent trip to the Korean gaming market, The Wii U price point, virtual reality, the upcoming Replay Expo and much much more! This really is all the video gaming action one can stuff into an hour and fifteen minute podcast.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

STR 21: Oppa PSYgnosis Style!

STR 21: Oppa PSYgnosis Style!

Ian and I discuss the awesome developer and publisher Psygnosis which recently bit the dust. We also get into Canon Fodder, 3D polygon games and much much more in yet another action packed episode of Stalking The Retro!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

STR 20: Retro Shaun and the Hairy Ball Theory.

STR 20: Retro Shaun and the Hairy Ball Theory.

Stalking The Retro get's its first interview! Retro Shaun and I discuss his career as a digital artist in the video game and film industry. We talk about Destruction Derby, Driver, Bioshock and some interesting unreleased games he worked on. We answer the age old question of whether or not he is truly retro, his massive obsession with collecting games, his first memories of playing arcade games, life as a Geordie and much much more!

Note: This episode was recorded before Digital Domain screwed him over by closing their Port St. Lucie Studio. I hope that Shaun can find a new job soon and won't have to move again.

How does a Geordie Lass turn on the light after sex? Listen to this episode of Stalking The Retro to find out!
 

Friday, September 7, 2012

STR 19:OUYA OH YEAH!!!

STR 19: OUYA OH YEAH!!!

The Macho Man Randy Savage, Septic Lemon and I discuss the OUYA open console in this action packed episode of Stalking The Retro. Some people pronounce it the: "OO Ya" But I think that "OH YEAH" is the way it's supposed to be said. I've heard it both ways is what I'm trying to say. We also get into Ian's new toy the Nexus 7, his trip to the colonies, some retro things I picked up and of course some retro inspired new games that you can buy. Check it out now by subscribing to the feed or clicking on the link thing down there. Remember if you don't listen to this the ghost of the Macho Man will forever haunt you! OH YEAH!!!!! Snap into an OUYA! (Warning: Doing this will most definitely void your warranty.) 

Monday, August 27, 2012

STR 18: That's Nostalgia!

STR 18: That's Nostalgia!

Join Nurmix and me as we take a look at the things that make us nostalgic for our childhoods. From Mattel handheld games to VertiBirds we take a walk down memory lane and hopefully take you along for the ride in the latest episode of Stalking the Retro.

Monday, August 6, 2012

STR 17: A Podcast This Random Takes Ages.

A Podcast This Random Takes Ages.

In this episode Septic Lemon and I discuss The Incredible Machine games, bizarre Sega commercials, Korean and British Cyber Cafes and other random gaming topics. So if you are in the mood to hear two guys randomly discuss video games give it a listen.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

STR 16: The Wizard of Odyssey

STR 16: The Wizard of Odyssey

Do you love the Odyssey 2? Are you thinking about getting this often overlooked console? Well you should listen to the latest episode of Stalking the Retro. Nurmix and I go on for over two hours talking about this awesome system. This episode is completely dedicated to the incredible Odyssey 2. We talk about the hardware, the game programmers, collecting for the system and much much more! The excitement of a game the mind of a computer.

Monday, July 9, 2012

STR 15: Need for IP: Most Wanted.

STR 15: Need for IP: Most Wanted.

If you have heard our podcast before you know what it's about. It's just some guys from the Retro Gaming Roundup forum talking about their own video gaming passions, games they are playing now and stuff like that. This episode seems a bit Sega centric but we also talk about a large plethora of other gaming and retro topics. So strap yourself in real tight and give Stalking the Retro a chance. Who knows you might become one of our growing number of subscribers. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

STR Episode 14: The Amish are Coming for Your Games!

STR: Episode 14: The Amish are Coming for Your Games!

Are you craving for some more talk about retro gaming? In the latest episode of STR: Leathco, Scott aka Alex Jones and I talk about a myriad of gaming related topics. We discuss cool games that we are currently playing the upcoming Winter-Con 2012 and much much more. There is a conspiracy going on folks. One that will shake the very ground upon which you stand. Find out all about it in the latest episode of Stalking the Retro.

Also a special shout out to The British IBM for giving permission to use one of their great new songs. The British IBM is an awesome new Indie band that is about to release their first album. I have listened to some of their demos and I have to say their music fucking rocks!
Check them out at: www.thebritishibm.com
You can pre order their debut album now. It is scheduled to be released in July. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

STR Episode 13: That 70's Show was Really Racist.

STR Episode 13: That 70's Show was Really Racist.

Another week another great episode of Stalking the Retro! This week Ian and I discuss his pinball controller project, racism in 70’s and 80’s TV shows, retro inspired games you can buy now, awesome Commodore 64 games in another segment of memoirs of a gamer and much much more! This episode, like always, is not safe for work so make sure you listen to it at home or in your underground lair. I would like to give special thanks to Nurmix who has made an awesome new intro for the podcast. You rock Nurmix! Thanks again to Ian as always for being an awesome co-host and of course Dhalamar for giving my podcast a home. So here's to an hour and a half of your life that you can never get back.

Friday, May 25, 2012

STR 12: Scott is Alex Jones.

STR 12: Scott is Alex Jones.

Scott from Retro Gaming Roundup joins us for chat about CGE his arcade collection and much much more!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Episode 11: The Deaf CD Thief Makes Music!

Episode 11: The Deaf CD Thief Makes Music.

Nurmix drops by and we talk about making electronic music on old school Atari computers. We talk about his favorite games, old school toys and much much more. So grab a cold adult beverage and sit back and enjoy another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

H.R.Giger Raped my Brain!

Episode 10: HR Giger Raped My Brain.

Ian and I talk about the wonderfully strange art of HR Giger. We talk about some very interesting yet bizarre point and click adventure games. Dark seed is the kind of game that will give you nightmares for life! If you thought STR was strange before then you haven't seen nothin yet!

Monday, April 30, 2012

STR Episode 9: Yakov Karnov.

STR Episode 9 Yakov Karnov.

My buddy Tyler drops by and we discuss some awesome old school games for the PC. Then we play a little Karnov for the NES! We do all of this whilst getting wasted on a quiet Sunday morning.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Now That's a Man Hole!

Stalking The Retro Now That's A Manhole!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Episode 3: Micro Men, Iron Lady



Stalking the Retro The podcast! Yes another episode that quick! This time Septic Lemon and I talk about Electronic games including handhelds, VFD tabletops, Game N' Watches and a few you probably have never heard of. We also talk about old school computers like the Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and more!

The song you hear in this episode is by fellow forum member Teknohead and his awesome band WhiteQube! Make sure you check out his website: http://thewhiteqube.com/
Thanks again Teknohead! Your song: "Not on your side" worked well with this episode's topic.


Monday, February 20, 2012

STR Episode 2: 90's Kids are so Takei

Stalking the Retro episode 2: Take down for space conservation hit me up on the game gavel forums.