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


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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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!