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


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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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!