Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 37: Connection Woes!


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 37: Connection Woes! In this special episode, please welcome back Geoff, who last guested with us on Episode 26. In this episode we talk about:

  • In the spirit of Game Sack's latest episode, games that both disappointed us, and games that exceeded our expectations.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Vs. Sonic 3
  • Devil May Cry Vs. Devil May Cry 2
  • Rise of the Dragon (Sega CD)
  • Evil Dead: Hail to the King (PlayStation/Dreamcast)
  • The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Sega CD)
  • Rallisport Challenge (XBOX)
  • Halo and networking with the original XBOX
  • ZPC: Zero Population Count (Computer First Person Shooter on the Marathon engine)
  • Castlevania and its sequel, Legacy of Darkness (N64)
  • Pinball chatter: Spiderman (by Stern), Pinball 101 documentary, and more.
  • Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night (Nintendo DS)
  • Little Red Riding Hood: Zombie BBQ (Nintendo DS)
  • B.C. Racers (Sega CD/3DO/32X)
  • Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Classic Gaming Expo, and MAGFest

Background music: “Pinball Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

Brief YouTube mentions: Game Sack, RetroSnow

Retro-styled IMPLANTgames Podcast album art courtesy of MGUniverse.

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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!