Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 27: Nothing Good Comes From the Microwave!

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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 27: Nothing Good Comes From the Microwave! In this episode we talk about:

  • Newly Released: Akai Katana (XBOX 360 shoot 'em up/shmup by Cave)
  • Ebay sellers and poor shipping habits
  • Pinball Fantasies (Amiga, Jaguar, PC)
  • Are people flocking to retro games due to a lack of a "bang for the buck" with modern games? Is the retro gaming scene growing?
  • Restaurants--Dives, bars, nation-wide chains, and microwaved food
  • Defcon 5/Striker World Cup Special (UK region 3DO titles)
  • Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast)
  • YouTube Monetization: Stipulations to be aware of, and our experiences with it
  • Alan Wake: Great story, but how's the replay value?
  • The IMPLANTgames Box of Wonder: What was inside?
  • Checkered Flag for the Atari Jaguar
  • "Celebrator" alcoholic beverage, and more beer talk!
  • Sega CD and shmups: Keio Flying Squadron, Android Assault, Robo Aleste, Lords of Thunder, Silpheed, and Sol-Feace
  • JVC games on the Sega CD
  • The Pinball Arcade: Twilight Zone Kickstarter
  • Wacky Races (Dreamcast)
  • White Atari Jaguar shell, as well as potential replacement Jaguar controller shells/buttons

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!