Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 26: Larping With Grandma's Boy!

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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 26: Larping With Grandma's Boy. For the first time, welcome our special guest, Geoff! In this episode we talk about:

  • Geoff talks about his game industry experience as well as insight into his history as a videogame tester!
  • Gamers.com
  • Allgame.com
  • Panasonic
  • 3DO
  • Atari/Infogrames (and how to say it properly!)
  • Test Drive LeMans (Dreamcast)
  • Pinball (the real thing!): Obsession?
  • Kris's thoughts on The Pinball Arcade (XBOX 360/PS3)
  • Larping! (OK, not really)
  • Nintendo 64 system, expensive carts, and our brief overall thoughts on the system
  • Mortal Kombat (Sega Genesis & SNES)
  • Grandma's Boy (the movie)
  • Gaming magazine talk: Game Informer, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Nintendo Power, and Next Generation
  • Miniature horses! (No, seriously)
  • Response to listener feedback regarding music/rhythm games
  • ..and much more!

Background music: “Pinball Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

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Austin

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!