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


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!
  • 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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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!