Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 30: I Buy Dead Peoples Games!

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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 30: I Buy Dead Peoples Games! In this episode we talk about:

  • Listener comments and questions (lots of them!)
  • Austin's TI-99/4A computer (again)
  • Our experiences with Goodwill finds and how often we score "big" there
  • Kris's first impressions with Street Racer on the PlayStation
  • Emulation-only and collector snobbery?
  • Austin's for-sale thread, a desire for car savings (and a desire for a NEC SuperGrafx)
  • Do we think cartridge systems will last "forever"? How about the cartridges themselves?
  • Twin Eagle (NES) - Is it good or bad?
  • Computer AI playing a role in the overall enjoyment of a racing game
  • Turbo Grafx-16: Are the rising costs making it prohibitive for newcomers to collect it?
  • Full-collection goal updates: Austin's Jaguar collection, and Kris's Sega 32X collection

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!