Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 20: Getting Technical!


This is the IMPLANTgames retro gaming podcast with Kris and Austin, the show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 20: Getting Technical! In this episode we talk about:

  • XRGB upscaling units
  • 16-bit racers: do they hold up?
  • Top Gear/OutRun (SNES/Genesis)
  • Amiga CD-32
  • Jaguar XJ220 (Sega CD)
  • Road Rash series
  • What would we do with $500?
  • Neo-Geo CD platform
  • Super Pinball II: Amazing Odyssey (Super Famicom)
  • Super Pinball: Behind the Mask (SNES)
  • eBay prices: up or down?
  • Sega Genesis sound differences
  • Atari Jaguar CD add-on

How to tell a good sounding Genesis from a bad one:

Solaris web site to order a XRGB unit:

Kris's Sega Dreamcast HDMI Hookup tutorial:



Throughout my life I have been an avid gamer. My early years in particular consisted of growing up with platforms like the Atari VCS/2600, NES, and Master System. Naturally, that led into platforms like the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega CD/32X, Sega Saturn, Virtual Boy, etc. In the mid to late 1990's, I realized (as a fledgling teenager with little disposable income) that I could obtain those systems that I once thought were completely out of my reach as a child (Neo-Geo, Atari Jaguar, CD-i, 3DO, etc.), and it was from there that I went into a long-term phase of discovering, experiencing and collecting consoles--just about anything I could get my hands on. While I enjoy the occasional modern game, these days time is limited outside of my many hobbies, so I tend to hover towards quick pick-up-and-play types of games, via generations I truly grew up with: Shoot 'em ups, arcade style beat 'em ups, platformers, light gun shooters, and racing games. Not to mention pinball games, something new (to me) that has become a main focal point of interest. In addition to the podcast with Kris, I also create a variety of content on my own YouTube Channel, including video game reviews, Long Plays, and Let's Plays. Many of these you will be able to find here at IMPLANTgames!