On The 1st of every month, Listen to three friends who have too much useless knowledge in gaming.Discussing the history and our first experiences with consoles and video games, to the classics, the forgotten, the down right bad, nothing is too obsolete to talk about! Follow us on twitter @PodcastObsolete or email us at email@example.com for any questions or ideas for future episodes.
In the latest of the console war series we discuss the first console that took the leap into the third dimension! how Sony took a gamble, grabbed the ball and ran with it, Sega completely dropping the ball with the release of the "Saturn" and Nintendo developing arguably the greatest platformer of all time!
Who came out on top through sales and all together in our opinion? two very different consoles with two very different libraries of games!
And this week its time for something different a gaming quiz! Jake and Andy go head to head in a battle of gaming wits to decide who the winner is and who gets to be quiz master next time!
Question spanning all of gaming history how many would you get right?
In this weeks episode we have a special guest, Andy's friend and housemate Aaron! and we discuss the genre of first person shooters, from its beginnings, its current state and what the future might hold in the genre, from battle royals to inventing our own genre, we discuss our favourite games of the genre and the impact it has had on gaming today.
Its time for our unedited monthly roundup of news, this includes Sony's acquisition of Bungie, Nintendo's digital store closing down for the Wii U and 3DS and many other things that we wanted to include but never got to as we were too busy having domestics.
*This Episode Contains Strong Language*
In this weeks episode we join Dan & Andy as they discuss the world of Game pass, Ps now and many other games on demand subscriptions, will game pass continue to dominate or will a new contender come forward or is there already one? Is this the way gaming is going? are we about to say goodbye to buying games and only playing them through these subscriptions?
We also answer how developers make money from putting their game on these platforms, all this and many more points on this weeks episode!
In the first of a new episode series, we look back at the biggest news and games from January, from the small news of Microsoft acquiring Activision to the big news of Banjo Kazooie coming home to Nintendo.
In what should be a short digestible bonus episode a month turned into a full blown episode from debates on remakes and remasters to many other rants in this weeks episode!
In this weeks episode we try a new format! We put Andy in charge of setting up a tournament with seeded brackets with the top rated Xbox 360 and PS3 games as well as a few wild cards.
GTA 5, Mass Effect 2, The Last Of Us, Halo and many others will be pitted against each other and its up to each of us to vote on who goes through, will your favourite game win? only way to find out is to listen to this weeks episode!
With 2021 now in the rear view mirror and we look forward to an exciting gaming year in 2022 we look back at the best games of 2021 including what the game awards had to say, from the controversies such as Rockstar's ill fated GTA trilogy remaster to our own disappointments with gaming this year, we also look forward to what this new year may bring with the upcoming stacked roster of games to the new era of the "Metaverse" surely it cant be that bad this year right?
This is our longest episode to date and the first completely unedited episode!
In this episode we discuss some of the most famous gaming controversies, going all the way back to blood being in "Mortal Kombat" to the long discussed debated "do video games cause violence?"
Aswell as shady practices some big companies try to get away with, can you guess what game caused the most downvoted reddit post of all time?
Join Dan, Jake and Andy to find out.
In this weeks episode we discuss franchises in gaming and what defines them, we talk about the heavy hitters such as "Call Of Duty" and "Grand Theft Auto" and what made them become the juggernauts they are today, can you really set out with making it into a franchise in mind? also with franchises come the many highs and low entries, this and many other topics in this weeks episode of Obsolete Gaming!
In this weeks episode it's a first of its kind episode for us and that's not just talking about video games! We talk about "The Simpsons" and the impact its had on society and the gaming world, from the bad games that were "Simpsons Wrestling" to cult classics such as "Hit And Run" we ramble about our favourite memories from the games and show and its currently very sad downfall with its audience.
In this weeks episode we are joined by our friend Andy as we discuss the impact gaming critics and reviews have on consumers and gaming culture, from shady practices such as release day "embargos" to the infamous cyberpunk review process, does it really effect anything have you ever changed your mind about a game because of a review?
From the generation of consoles that arguably started console tribalism, this week we examine the Sega genesis (megadrive) and super Nintendo, which one came out on top in sales? which had the better graphics? which had the better exclusives? wtf is blast processing anyway?! join us as we discuss our favourite memories and maybe ramble on a bit too long about Sega as were fanboys!
Its another list, but instead of one its two! Dan being more of a modern gamer and Jake being more of a retro gamer makes forr two very different lists! From the generation that gave us The Witcher 3 to God of war what will come out on top and will you agree?
(probaly not with jakes)
In this weeks episode we take a look at the world of handheld gaming and our favourite memories, from the best, the bad and failed and what the future may entail.
In this weeks episode we talk about the biggest franchise in the world that is Pokemon, from its original release on the Gameboy all the way up to present games and beyond. We dive into the Pokemon cards, tv show, movies and the popular mobile game Pokemon Go and how the pokemon brand has become the juggernaut it is today.
In this weeks episode we discuss the differences between gaming consoles from the past and present, how the gaming industry was once seen as a small fish in a big pond, where as now it owns the pond! and how the rise of the internet helped propelling gaming to centre stage was gaming better back in the day? or is it at its best and getting better now? we both talk our opinions and experiences in this weeks Obsolete Gaming.
In this weeks episode we discuss the world of mascots and what makes them a success and what makes them a failure, from the success that is "Mario" to failures such as "Bubsy" we talk the difference between good and bad and are they really needed anymore? could we see future mascots in future video games or are we in a different age now?
On this weeks episode we explore the world of remaster and remakes, what's the difference between them? why are they needed? something in us as gamers and movie lovers want to relive old memories and maybe these are what scratch that itch, we explore the good and down right bad attempts and if they hold any place in the future (spoiler, yes)
In this episode we discuss what makes a "hidden gem" and what the difference is between them and a cult classic, from our own hidden gems to more on video game collecting and the signs to look for when investing in collecting games.
Long before the great console wars of late there was one that started it all off, not exactly a war but more of a battle to which there was one very definitive winner! this would kickstart the competition between companies in gaming as we know it! In this episode we talk about a generation before our time and what each console brought to the table with its power and games and where one failed the other reignited the gaming world as we know it today.
Gaming has always has always tried to push the envelope with new ideas constantly, unfortunately not all of them stick! in this weeks episode we explore what are considered "fads" such as when "Guitar Hero" took over the gaming world to what is considered a fad, are motion controls are fad? is VR a fad? all of this and more in todays Obsolete Gaming!
A Collectathon for example "Banjo Kazooie" or "Super Mario 64" are usually the two titles that spring to mind, their seen as a genre of the past, back when 3d gaming was in its infancy and new ideas were being tried out, collectathons set the standard for 3D platformers but are they still alive and kicking? In this episode we explore the world of collectathons and other forgotten Genres such as Rail shooters and rhythm games, what makes a genre dead?
From the days of pong where multiplayer was at its infancy with "couch gaming" with a person of choice all the way up to the juggernaut that is multiplayer in todays gaming world, we explore the era of "screen watching" whilst in a deathmatch all the way to todays modern multiplayer
In todays episode we try something different, a top 10 list, yes this concept has been done to death but we thought we'd change things up slightly and give you two (very different) lists! It was arguably one the best generations in gaming with too many to choose from to put in a list! From the Start of much beloved series such as Mass effect and Uncharted is your favourite game in the list?
In this episode we look at the impact the Nintendo Wii had on the gaming world, how it changed families playing games together and how it flipped the party genre on its head, the only console your parents would buy! Helping you keep fit while having fun, the Nintendo Wii would sell over 100 million consoles. We also discuss the arguably forgotten Wii U and how it was totally overshadowed by its predecessor was it a bad console or was it just completely handled and advertised the wrong way?
In this episode we take a look at the history of star wars games from the very first on the Atari 2600 to the most recent. From the good, the bad, the controversies we also take a look at the films and series, are the prequals as bad as people say they are? is Disney doing a good job or are they ruining what George Lucas made and its legacy? all this and more on this episode of Obsolete Gaming! Star Wars spoiler warning obviously.
In this episode we discuss the current state of gaming, how people can sometimes have too higher expectations of games to how they can now make comebacks such as no man's sky, the problem with micro transactions, to other gaming practices in the current state of gaming!
After a trail blazing effort with the Megadrive/Gensis surely the only way was up for Sega? Unfortunatly this wasnt the case from poor decision making to PR disasters rs Sega would quickly start to circle the drain, what has become of them now?
From the dawn of the Master System to groundbreaking Megadrive/Genesis we talk about the rise of Sega and how they went head to head with Nintendo. From Altered Beast to sonic did Sega do what Nintendo didn't ?
On this episode we discuss the often bad world of video game movie tie ins, from the success and genre defining goldeneye are there many more hdden gems or are they all bad? This question aswell as is Die Hard a christmas film?, Why is jingle all the way a good film?, When did the simpsons go bad? What happened to rental stores? will all be answered!
We take a look back at an era in gaming which kick started some of the most beloved and greatest game franchises, we take a look at both consoles not from a fanboy stand point but muetrel. From the highs of both consoles to the lows such as the dark age for xbox that was the "kinect", to the disaster that was the hack on sony, is this the era that changed gaming forever?
This week we discuss two obscure consoles which each hold a sentimental place in our lives but arnt held the same way by many. First off we discuss the Atari Jaguar and its troubled life and how it became the death of Atari, then the Phillips CDI and why it failed as a console even with licensed Nintendo characters such as Zelda and Mario!
2020 has been one the worst years ever but that doesnt mean it has been for gaming.
From the best and worst games of the year to the launch of the new Xbox & Playstation, to the controversies surrounding Nintendo and Cyberpunk 2077 we disscuss our own opinions and experiences from what was gaming in 2020.
In this episode our love for wrestling and video games collide as we discuss the best and worst from the wrestling video game world aswell as our personal favirotes and the state of the current sports game model.
In this episode we discuss Microsofts venture into the gaming market with the Xbox, from its huge success with the original and Xbox 360, to its misteps and sometimes downright baffling choices, to the ever evolving Game Pass and what we think the Xbox and gaming will look like in years to come.
A discussion from the point of view of a retro gamer (Jake) and modern gamer (Dan) about why the retro video game market is still just as lucrative and popular today and what makes someting expensive and popular, to what makes something worthless!
A brief history of Super Mario, we talk about our first experiences, the best and worst from the red plumber and the impact he and Nintendo have had on the gaming world.