This episode is a bit of a departure from our usual. Instead of talking exclusively about retro games we mainly tackle a more philosophical gaming topic. We talk with Richard Cook, indie game developer, indie film maker, 3D artist, and musician about what it takes to make a game. We also delve into the issue of whether or not games can be considered art and his new film, which he is trying to get funding for, Pixel Poetry: A defining film about the transcendence of art through technology.
Richard was an interesting guy to talk to and we hope you enjoy the interview. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Stalking The Retro.
Snow is falling, bells are ringing, and Christmas is just around the corner. In this special Christmas episode we talk about our favorite retro Christmas movies, TV shows, Cartoons, and such to make you nostalgic for your childhood. Ian, William, and I discuss some of our fondest Christmas gaming memories, toys such as Scalextric slot cars, Total Control Racing, HO train sets and much much more! So grab yourself a cup of eggnog or a spicy glass of mulled wine and lets get this party started! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
In this episode we discuss our love of Sega. We talk fondly about our first nostalgic memories with the Genesis/Megadrive. William tells us about all of his recent retro gaming pickups. Vipp talks about SplatterHouse 2 on the Megadrive for the This game is F@#ked Up! segment and I read my love letter to Sega which turns dirty real quick. So grab a loved one or a nice beverage and enjoy the latest episode of Stalking The Retro.
Kynrek joins us to talk about his recent retro gaming acquisitions which include an awesome ColecoVision and games. He tells us about an awesome Zelda Symphony that he attended, consoles he needs to repair and much much more.
William tells us about his recent trip to California to meet up with Socal Mike and Nurmix and I introduce a new segment to STR called: This game is F*cked UP! In this episode I spotlight the game Monster Party for the NES. Septic Lemon joins us at the end to talk about the awesome party he helped run for the Cambridge Computer History Museum where he partied with the great British IBM.
So grab a nice beverage and sit back and enjoy another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro!
STR 50: Long Live M.U.L.E.
To celebrate our 50th episode we talk with Melanie Bunten about her father, the great Dan Bunten, creator of M.U.L.E and many other incredible Ozark SoftScape titles. If that's not awesome enough we also speak with Matt Brudzynski of Comma 8 Studios about the upcoming Mule Returns game for IOS and mobile devices. So if you love M.U.L.E. as much as we do at STR then this is the episode for you!
Thanks again to Matt and Melanie for coming on the show and talking with us it was a lot of fun!
Thanks to Diagamblic for his awesome chiptune version of the M.U.L.E. theme song which you can also hear in this episode.
STR 49: Greetings Star Fighter
William talks to Doc from Rouge Synapse about The Last Star Fighter arcade cab that he built and his other many fascinating projects. We discuss the Famicom Everdrive N8, finishing Crystalis an awesome game for the NES, gaming pickups, what we are playing now, retro news, Kick Starter projects and much much more in this exciting and action packed episode of Stalking The Retro!
You have been recruited to listen to Stalking The Retro. It's the only way to defeat Xur and the Kodan Armada. Do you have what it takes?
STR 48: Hell IX Hell Yes!
Join us for another Exciting episode of Stalking The Retro – Indie Seoul, FocusRS and Vipp interview Retro Made Games Developer Jose Gallardo. We talk about Hell IX, the Steam Green light project currently in Alpha stage over at ‘Retro Made Games’, we cover the Desert Strike series and reminisce about playing the games back In the day. We also have a great Desert Strike guide from Sega Power and a special sound bite from the composer of the Desert Strike and Jungle Strike soundtrack Mr Brian Schmidt.
Grab your shit and let’s head to the Gulf War with Stalking The Retro.
STR 47: That Sounds Legit
It's a full crew for this exciting and long episode of Stalking The Retro. FocusRS talks about his recent retro game pickups and the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago Illinois. We discuss my recent trip to Japan, our gaming pickups, some Japan only games, what we are playing now, retro news, an interesting Kick Starter project, and loads of dirty stuff.
So sit back grab a strange Japanese beverage and a sick bag cause it's going to be a party. That sounds legit!
In the first half Focus, Vipp and Septic Lemon talk about their gaming pickups, games they have been playing and the Petit computer which is a cool program for the DSI or 3DS. Petit lets you program and make your own games in the Basic computer language. In the second half I do a live daily roundup of all the awesome retro items that I picked up in the great city of Osaka Japan. If you have ever dreamed about going to Japan and filling up a suitcase full of retro then this is the episode for you! So grab a strange Japanese beverage and sit back and enjoy another exciting episode of Stalking The Otaku...uhm I mean Stalking The Retro!
STR 45: Strap On Your Peg Leg!
The great Diagamblic joins us in this long and action packed episode of Stalking The Retro. We talk about the loss of his enormous video game collection and get to know a little more about yet another awesome forum member. Ian revisits the Ouya Oh Yeah games console and talks about his favorite and least favorite games for the system. Then we round out some interesting Kick Starter projects and well you know talk dirty about video games for about two hours.
So strap on your peg legs ladies and gents and get ready for another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro!
In this episode we are joined by the great Kynrek. We talk about CCAG, Kynrek's love of the Commodore 64, recent gaming pickups, FocusRS's retro gaming hunts around the country, modding projects, William's bar top arcade machine, retro gaming news and much much more. So pour yourself a drink, make a nice grilled cheese sandwich and enjoy another naughty episode of Stalking The Retro!
Thanks to Kynrek for joining us and making this episode lots of fun!
UK Mike and Scott join us in this long and fun filled episode of Stalking The Retro. We talk about Mike's obsession with Tetris, the games we have been playing, future gaming projects, retro nostalgia, a bunch of naughty stuff and much much more. So grab yourself a beverage and prepare to laugh yourself silly as this is sure to be one of the most hilarious episodes of STR you have ever heard. Oh and do yourself a favor and don't look up what a Hot Karl is...say on a website called Urban dictionary or some such place.
In the first half William and I talk about his recent gaming pickups in New Jersey, his frightening Vectrex experience, electronic handheld games, what we've been playing and much much more. In the second half the great Septic Lemon joins me and we discuss games on the Master System, Commodore 64 and Odyssey 2. We round it out with a nice review of the E3 gaming convention and discuss the future of gaming and DRM. So grab a nice adult beverage of choice and listen to another action packed episode of Hee Haw...uhm I mean Stalking The Retro.
We talk about the new CGE Adventures game for the Atari VCS. Focus talks about his recent home arcade visits and recent pickups. We discuss some retro news and have a good time running down some awesome and not so awesome new projects on Kick Starter. So sit back relax grab yourself an adult beverage of choice and listen to another hilarious episode of Cooking with Focus...uhm I mean Stalking The Retro.
In this action packed episode Septic, Vipp and Kerry talk about their exciting adventures at the Retro Revival gaming convention in Wolverhampton. We discuss their pickups, pimping the podcast, the wild party they had with the RGRU crew, games they played and tournaments bested. Septic Lemon regales us with tales of eating all the pizza and of course kicking major ass and taking names in the Warlords tournament. So sit back relax, grab a beer, and enjoy yet another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro.
Vipp and myself discuss fixing old broken Game Gears, retro console mods, retro games we've been playing lately and the run up to the Retro Revival gaming convention. The very funny Focus joins us and we talk about all the arcades and gaming shops he's been visiting across America for his wonderful Arcade USA you tube show. Find out about the rare Meteors arcade machine with only one known to exist and much much more in yet another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro! Thanks Vipp and Kerry for pimping STR at Retro Revival. You guys are awesome!
Septic Lemon and I talk about the upcoming Retro Revival that begins next weekend in sunny ole England. Ian talks about his recent gaming pickups and we discuss the wonderful and awesome Game Boy family. This episode is filled with retro news including a hilarious run down of some of the most recent retro related Kick Starters. If you are so inclined go to Kickstarter and look up Rex Rocket and of course make sure you check out some 8 bit socks whilst you are there. Oh and apologies to Nigel he's not a sex boy after all but in fact the composer of the OST for Rex Rocket. Sorry about that Sascrotch! Hope you enjoy the show!
The great FocusRS joins me in the first half and we discuss his retro pickups and latest trips to some incredible arcades around America. We discuss some awesome home brew for the Atari 2600 including the all new RetroGaming Roundup presents: CGE Adventures. We also run down some new projects on Kick Starter.
In the second half Sexual Lemon drops in and we discuss his search for an Intellivison! We also round up some retro news and discuss Ian's obsession with Zork.
Special shout out to Nurmix for making the remixed STR theme song which you can hear in it's entirety at the end of the show. Nurmix makes incredible music and he's Really Cool as well!
In this episode we discuss FocusRS's trip to Indianapolis, his visit to the Tilt Studios Arcade for Arcade USA and our recent retro gaming pickups. We delve into some very interesting video pinball games that you may or may not of heard of and much much more. Sexual Lemon joins us in the second half and we have an exciting three way. So sit back relax, grab a bowl of Special K with horse berries and enjoy another exciting episode of Stalking The Retro.
STR 35: Nurmix And The Arcade Benefactor.
The always awesome Nurmix finally returns and he has a lot to say in this episode. Nurmix aka Paul, aka Mike Oxlong has just started collecting arcade machines and we discuss his ever growing garage-cade. We discuss the repair and maintenance of classic arcade cabs, building a Mame machine, finding the right black light carpet, arcade machine horrors as well as the awesome benefits of having your own arcade man cave. So grab an adult beverage of your choice and prepare yourself for another awesome episode of Stalking The Retro! Thanks again Nurmix for joining in the fun and remember if you want to be on STR just hit up Indieseoul in the Retro Gaming Roundup forums.
STR 34: Horse It's What's For Dinner.
This episode is dedicated to the incredible yet underrated Sega Saturn. The Saturn can be a very expensive system to collect for but it is
also a console with an extensive library of awesome games. We discuss some hidden gems as well as some interesting and naughty imports. Ian and I discuss our progress in System Shock 2 as well as our feelings about the upcoming PlayStation 4.
Vipp joins us for a bit and for the very first time his wonderful fiance Kerry talks about some retro handhelds and games she has recently acquired.
For those that listen to the whole episode there is a hilarious bonus clip where the great FocusRS describes why food is less essential than a $999 Star Wars Webcam.
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It's time again for another really cool episode of Stalking The Retro. We are joined by the great Mike Kennedy from Game Gavel and Retro Gaming Roundup. SoCal finally gets to read some news on a podcast. We discuss programming games on old school computers, retro games we are playing now, must buy GameCube games, Mike's latest arcade cab, the upcoming RGRU Atari game and so much more. It's a long episode but make sure you listen to every minute. Thanks again SoCal for joining us and being really cool!
Why not make a game out of this episode? Every time SoCal Mike says "really cool" take a long stiff drink.
It's time again for another hilarious episode of Stalking The Retro. We discuss Sim City past and present, some cool games to play on the Dreamcast, all of the retro games we have been playing lately, Focus and his Arcade USA series, the future of gaming and the first year of Stalking The Retro. Vipp joins us in this very special episode and steals the show with his dry wit and bizarre sense of humor. It's been a very interesting year and here's hoping that next year will be even better. So if you have a couple of hours to spare give us a listen and please don't forget to rate us on Itunes and subscribe to the cast if you find it to your liking. If you are really kinky you can even stream us on Stitcher radio. Bring out the gimp!
The Great FocusRS joins Ian and myself as we discuss his recent trip to MagFest 11. FocusRS tells us the harrowing tales of manning the Retro Gaming Roundup booth and the interesting things that he saw and did there. We discuss some retro news and of course the games that we have been playing lately. So sit back and grab a drink but be forewarned this episode is sure to make you laugh till you cry. Oh and beware the fire ants!
Ian and I discuss my trip to the Colonies aka the United States in this very long episode of Stalking The Retro. We talk about the games I picked up whilst abroad, The 1984 Arcade in Springfield Missouri, my drunken adventures in Las Vegas including a trip to the Insert Coins arcade, Ian's Christmas games pickups and much much more! So sit back relax and crack a beer cause this one is a long one.