Back in my Play
156 episodes - last episode 13 Aug 2020

Every week we look back on our memories of the video games we played growing up. We discuss a brief history of the game, the memories that impacted our lives, and the experience of going back to the games in the present day.
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Thu, 13 Aug 2020
Ryan Payton joins Kevin to remember and revisit Halo 3. We also discuss Ryan’s past working on the franchise.
 length: 01:27:07
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
Mike Mika returns to the show to discuss console generations, advances in retro gaming tech, the importance and transition of the demo, Samurai Showdown and more!
 length: 01:34:39
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Mike Mika joins Kevin to talk about incredible office clean up finds, new mini consoles, making new games in old engines, the latest projects at Digital Eclipse and Other Ocean and much More!
 length: 01:11:06
Sun, 18 Aug 2019
John Linneman and Ryan Payton join Kevin to remember and revist Resident Evil 4.
 length: 01:31:17
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
John Linneman and Greg Sewart join Kevin to talk about hardware revisions old and new, retro hardware projects, the Famicom Disk System, recent retro rereleases, new Mini consoles, and much more!
 length: 01:14:46
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Mike Mika returns to discuss the process of curating and developing the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, #IDARB 2, the Intellivision Amico, fascinating arcade to home ports and much more!
 length: 01:14:56
Sun, 09 Dec 2018
This episode we remember and revisit Halo: Combat Evolved on the Microsoft XBOX. Halo: CE launched with the XBOX on November 15, 2001. Upon release it defined a console and even a brand. Guest hosting are John Linneman and Ryan Payton.
 length: 01:38:48
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
John Linneman of Digital Foundry and Peter Brown of Gamespot join Kevin to talk about the PS1 Classic (including better alternatives), the future of backwards compatibility, retro console mods, FPGAs and more!
 length: 02:02:28
Sat, 01 Sep 2018
We are back with HUGE catch up episode talking about DF Retro, Shenmue, Ys VIII, Okami, Dragon Quest, Hori's Switch D-Pad, video game music, Streets of Rage 4 and other retro game news and topics! 
 length: 01:26:36
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
This episode we discuss 3D Dot Game Heroes and some big SEGA News.
 length: 01:27:05
Fri, 09 Mar 2018
This episode we remember and revisit Burnout 3: Takedown.
 length: 01:17:40
Fri, 02 Mar 2018
We look back on the PS3 announcement, launch, hardware and discuss collecting for it in 2018.
 length: 01:16:09
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
We remember and revisit Half-Life on the PC
 length: 01:11:29
Thu, 28 Dec 2017
John Linneman from Digital Foundry joins Kevin to take a look back on the year in retro gaming. We discuss new hardware, retro inspired software, what he learned in the past year producing DF Retro (lots of 32X fun), the future of retro gaming, our Top 5
 length: 01:20:23
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
Mike Mika returns to talk about the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, the resurgence of retro game rereleases, the future of console iterations, updates on The Video Game History Foundation, his favorite games of the year and more!
 length: 01:06:17
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
Ryan Payton joins Kevin for the finale of the Summer of XBOX. We wrap up with a recap discussion on the XBOX and Ryan brought an interview with the Director of Panzer Dragoon Orta, Akihiko Mukaiyama. Also make sure to subscribe to Camouflaj Radio to hear
 length: 01:28:28
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Mohammed Taher returns to hang out and talk retro games and video game music. We discuss going back to RPGs, tactic games, hidden video game soundtrack gems on digital services and much more!
 length: 59:39
Fri, 25 Aug 2017
John Linneman of Digital Foundry and Peter Brown of GameSpot join Kevin to remember and revisit Super Metroid.
 length: 01:33:41
Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Crispin Boyer and Mark MacDonald join Kevin to talk about their EGM cover story revealing the final version of the XBOX to the world. We also discuss the impact of the console on the industry and their memories of the launch.
 length: 01:16:00
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
Mike Mika joins Kevin to talk about the latest at Digital Eclipse, projecting retro games on random buildings, latest retro game finds, hardest parts of game development and more!
 length: 01:13:44
Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Ed Fries, founder of Microsoft Game Studios and part of the original XBOX team joins Kevin and John Linneman to talk about early XBOX hardware/OS iterations, rumors of Dreamcast backwards compatibility, the RARE Ltd. accusation, relations with Japanese de
 length: 01:03:52
Fri, 16 Jun 2017
Ryan Payton joins Kevin to talk about the relationship between Japan and the Xbox.
 length: 01:26:48
Fri, 02 Jun 2017
EGM alums Chris Johnston and Greg Sewart join Kevin to remember how the original XBOX was covered in EGM.
 length: 01:23:30
Fri, 26 May 2017
This episode we remember and revisit Phantom Dust
 length: 01:04:49
Fri, 19 May 2017
Kurt Kalata joins Kevin to remember and revisit Castlevania: Dracula X on the SNES and Super Famicom
 length: 01:09:34
Sun, 14 May 2017
John Linneman joins me to talk Quake II, hardware grails, XBOX hardware, Summer of XBOX prep and more!
 length: 01:12:24
Sun, 07 May 2017
A preview of one of the new Patreon exclusive shows. On the premiere episode of BimP Radio we pop in a Magical Chase HuCard with some serious energy.
 length: 30:28
Fri, 05 May 2017
This week we remember and revisit Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom
 length: 01:12:15
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
Peter Brown and Greg Sewart join Kevin to remember and revisit Ghouls'n Ghosts on the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive.
 length: 01:09:24
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
Greg Sewart and a live audience join Kevin to talk about a bunch of retro gaming topics.
 length: 01:20:46
Sat, 15 Apr 2017
This week John Ricciardi, Mark MacDonald and Shane Bettenhausen join Kevin to remember and revisit Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
 length: 01:34:08
Fri, 07 Apr 2017
This week we look back on some of the most technically impressive games and crazy ports with Digital Foundry's John Linneman.
 length: 01:00:30
Tue, 04 Apr 2017
This episode we remember and revisit Mega Man 6.
 length: 01:32:42
Sat, 25 Mar 2017
This episode we remember and revisit the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive version of the Capcom arcade classic MERCS.
 length: 01:02:57
Fri, 17 Mar 2017
Frank Cifaldi joins Kevin to talk about his work with the Video Game History Foundation and Digital Eclipse.
 length: 01:35:24
Thu, 02 Mar 2017
This episode we look back on our favorite console launch memories and those of the audience.
 length: 01:10:48
Fri, 17 Feb 2017
This episode Chris Johnston and Greg Sewart join Kevin to remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. This week we remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
 length: 01:18:08
Fri, 10 Feb 2017
This episode we are remembering and revisiting video game competitions of the 90s and their unique carts.
 length: 01:14:37
Fri, 20 Jan 2017
This week we remember and revisit Shinobi III on the Sega Genesis.
 length: 58:37
Fri, 13 Jan 2017
Back in my Play and Player One Podcast join forces to breakdown the Nintendo Switch Event.
 length: 01:51:24
Tue, 10 Jan 2017
Kevin and Josh catch up to discuss retro games, Japan, Pokemon and more!
 length: 01:24:02
Fri, 30 Dec 2016
Peter Brown joins Kevin to talk about a bunch of random retro gram subjects, the future of Nintendo, our favorite old and new games of 2016 and more!
 length: 01:01:47
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
This week we remember and revisit the future classic The Legenf of Zelda: Link Between Worlds with Chris Johnston and Justin Epperson.
 length: 01:34:26
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
In part 2 of a 2 part series, Greg Sewart joins Kevin to explore the unique music of the Sega CD.
 length: 48:11
Sat, 10 Dec 2016
In part 1 of a 2 part series, Greg Sewart joins Kevin to explore the unique music of the Sega CD.
 length: 01:03:25
Tue, 06 Dec 2016
This week we remember and revisit Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
 length: 01:22:10
Tue, 22 Nov 2016
Chris Kohler is this episode's guest.
 length: 01:05:26
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
Mike Mika is this week's guest!
 length: 52:17
Fri, 04 Nov 2016
Peter Brown joins Kevin, fresh off writing his review of the NES Classic Edition for GameSpot.
 length: 27:13
Wed, 02 Nov 2016
Nick Dwyer of "Diggin in the Carts" retruns to talk about its continuation on RBMARadio
 length: 45:47
Sat, 29 Oct 2016
This epsiode we discuss PC Gaming, building PCs, and more!
 length: 01:39:04
Sun, 23 Oct 2016
This episode we discuss Sunset Riders.
 length: 01:13:47
Fri, 21 Oct 2016
We discuss the Nintendo Switch Announcement
 length: 01:19:10
Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Douglas Bogart of Limited Run Games is this episode's guest.
 length: 52:24
Tue, 04 Oct 2016
We continue the SNES 25th Anniversary celebration with Greg Sewart and Jason Bento.
 length: 01:11:05
Sat, 24 Sep 2016
We continue the SNES 25th Anniversary celebration with the team at 13AM Games.
 length: 01:35:38
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
We celebrate 25 years of the SNES in North America with Chris Johnston and Peter Brown.
 length: 01:22:50
Fri, 09 Sep 2016
This Episode we remember and revisit Super Castlevania IV.
 length: 01:40:48
Fri, 02 Sep 2016
This episode we discuss the movie "Flight of the Navigator"
 length: 01:16:23
Fri, 26 Aug 2016
Game dev Benjamin Rivers joins Kevin for a ton of retro discussion!
 length: 01:27:11
Sat, 23 Jul 2016
We take a detour from the Summer of Dreamcast for some retro discussion with Jason Canam.
 length: 57:32
Fri, 15 Jul 2016
We continue the summer of Dreamcast with Thomas Charnok of The Dreamcast Junkyard
 length: 01:04:53
Fri, 08 Jul 2016
This episode Greg Sewart joins Kevin to discuss European and Japanese exclusive Sega Dreamcast accessories, games, and hardware.
 length: 01:14:31
Fri, 01 Jul 2016
Ryan Payton of Camouflaj joins Kevin to talk about his memories of the Sega Dreamcast, Shenmue I and II, and the story behind Shenmue III.
 length: 01:00:42
Fri, 24 Jun 2016
We continue the Summer of Dreamcast as we discuss the best games released in the US.
 length: 02:12:32
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
The summer of Sega Dreamcast Begins with US History, Hardware, and Accessories
 length: 02:10:26
Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Former Sega CEO Tom Kalinske is this episode's guest.
 length: 36:38
Fri, 03 Jun 2016
This episode we discuss Mega Man 5.
 length: 02:26:48
Fri, 27 May 2016
This episode we continue our discussion on the best JRPGs on the PS1 and how they hold up today.
 length: 01:24:38
Fri, 27 May 2016
This episode we discuss the best JRPGs on the PS1 and how they hold up today.
 length: 53:05
Fri, 13 May 2016
Kurt Kalata and Greg Sewart join Kevin to remember and revisit Gunstar Heroes on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
 length: 01:56:55
Fri, 06 May 2016
Greg Sewart joins Kevin to discuss the Sega 3d Classics Collection on the Nintendo 3DS
 length: 51:21
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
Kurt Kalata joins me to remember and revisit Akumajo Dracula (Castlevania III). We also discuss the latest features on Hardcoregaming101.net.
 length: 01:45:30
Mon, 25 Apr 2016
Kevin announces The FitCast Network.
 length: 15:43
Tue, 29 Dec 2015
Chris Johnston and John Riccardi join Kevin to remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
 length: 02:24:55
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
This episode Kevin and Mike Mika drink eggnog and talk about old games.
 length: 01:12:00
Thu, 17 Dec 2015
This episode we remember Street Fighter II and discuss the Definitive Soundtrack.
 length: 01:41:25
Thu, 01 Oct 2015
This episode we discuss controlling our video game collections
 length: 01:37:41
Wed, 02 Sep 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Mega Man 4.
 length: 02:14:25
Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Mike Mika returns to talk about Digital Eclipse and Mega Man Legacy Collection
 length: 01:07:06
Tue, 18 Aug 2015
Mohammed Taher joins Kevin to talk about video game soundtracks and importing.
 length: 02:08:07
Sun, 19 Jul 2015
Chris Johnston and Peter Brown join Kevin to remember and revisit Kirby’s Adventure. We also celebrate Satoru Iwata
 length: 01:40:12
Wed, 17 Jun 2015
(enhanced audio)Bimp and P1 Podcast join up to discuss the E3 press conferences, huge announcements, a few surprises, and a couple disappointments.
 length: 02:04:33
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
Bimp and P1 Podcast join up for a pre E3 2015 episode.
 length: 01:48:35
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
Kurt Kalata and Peter Brown join Kevin to discuss Gimmick on the Famicom.
 length: 01:39:19
Thu, 28 May 2015
Wes from RetroFixes comes on to talk console modding and upkeep.
 length: 01:03:05
Sat, 09 May 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Konami Wai Wai World 2
 length: 01:25:09
Wed, 29 Apr 2015
Mike Mika returns to talk about games old and new.
 length: 01:03:24
Mon, 20 Apr 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Out Run.
 length: 01:23:35
Wed, 15 Apr 2015
This episode we rediscover the love for video games.
 length: 01:05:30
Sun, 01 Mar 2015
This episode we discover Mega Turrican.
 length: 01:36:07
Sun, 22 Feb 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Star Fox 64.
 length: 01:22:50
Fri, 06 Feb 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge.
 length: 01:06:33
Mon, 02 Feb 2015
This episode Mohammed Taher and Alex Aniel from Brave Wave come on to talk about brining retro game composers to the world today.
 length: 01:03:55
Sat, 24 Jan 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Panzer Dragoon on the Sega Saturn.
 length: 01:20:47
Tue, 20 Jan 2015
Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid is this week’s guest.
 length: 01:13:09
Thu, 15 Jan 2015
This episode we remember and revisit Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage 3
 length: 01:26:46
Sat, 03 Jan 2015
This episode we remember and revisit the best games featured on the show in 2014.
 length: 02:00:33
Fri, 05 Dec 2014
This episode we remember and revisit The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on the Nintendo Gamecube.
 length: 01:49:03
Tue, 02 Dec 2014
This episode we remember and revisit Shin Shinobi Den/Shinobi Legions on the Sega Saturn
 length: 01:27:09
Sun, 23 Nov 2014
Mike Mika is back to talk about video games!
 length: 01:32:54
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
This episode we remember and revisit Sega.net, the online service for the Sega Dreamcast.
 length: 01:09:00
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Peter Brown is our guest to remember and revisit Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
 length: 01:29:16
Wed, 01 Oct 2014
This episode we go on a virtual shopping tour of Akihabara.
 length: 46:34
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
Kurt Kalata is our guest to remember and revisit Castlevania: Bloodlines
 length: 01:10:37
Sun, 14 Sep 2014
Nick Dwyer, writer and producer of “Diggin’ in the Carts,” is this episode’s guest.
 length: 54:33
Tue, 09 Sep 2014
Gregg Tavares is this episode’s guest.
 length: 01:01:30
Sun, 31 Aug 2014
Phil Theobald is our guest to remember and revisit Mighty Final Fight.
 length: 01:29:41
Thu, 21 Aug 2014
David D’Angelo from Yacht Club Games is this episode’s guest.
 length: 57:51
Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Greg Sewart is back to continue the Sega Saturn discussion.
 length: 01:17:04
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
Greg Sewart joins Kevin to discuss the Sega Saturn, a very fascinating console with some amazing hidden gems and some true classics.
 length: 01:08:28
Sun, 03 Aug 2014
Steve Lin and Brandon Sheffield come on the show to remember and revisit Bonk’s Revenge on the Turbo Grafx-16 and PC Engine.
 length: 01:39:12
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Chris Johnston has somehow gone 25 years without seeing The Wizard. Back in my Play rectifies that and get's his impressions after watching the movie for the first time.
 length: 01:12:19
Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Chris Johnston is back to help us remember and revisit Super Mario Brother 3 on the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System.
 length: 01:39:45
Sun, 20 Jul 2014
Blake J. Harris is back to talk more about the war between Nintendo and Sega.
 length: 01:03:07
Sun, 13 Jul 2014
Peter Brown of Gamespot joins us to remember and revisit the game that introduced us to the Super FX chip, Star Fox.
 length: 01:30:21
Sat, 05 Jul 2014
Mike Mika returns to share some incredible memories from the video game time machine.
 length: 01:03:04
Sun, 22 Jun 2014
This episode we remember and revisit The Music of the Sega Genesis and the Mega Drive.
 length: 02:57:00
Sat, 07 Jun 2014
This episode we remember and revisit Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with Brian Davis from Next Level Games.
 length: 01:37:34
Sun, 25 May 2014
This episode we discuss Mega Man 3 on the NES with Phil Theobald
 length: 01:40:50
Sun, 18 May 2014
Blake J. Harris, the author of, “Console Wars” is this episode’s guest.
 length: 01:57:31
Tue, 13 May 2014
Mike Mika is back to talk about ports and tell amazing stories from the history of video games.
 length: 01:32:12
Thu, 08 May 2014
David Kushner, the author of, “Masters of Doom” is this episode’s guest.
 length: 54:24
Sun, 04 May 2014
This episode we discuss Metal Storm on the NES and have a discussion about retro gaming.
 length: 01:19:42
Sun, 27 Apr 2014
Patrick Klepek is this episode’s guest revisit Yoshi’s Island on the Super Nintendo.
 length: 01:07:15
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Greg Sewart is this episode’s guest to talk early years of the Genesis.
 length: 01:11:23
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
This week we discuss Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2
 length: 02:14:13
Fri, 11 Apr 2014
This week we discuss the importance of video game ports with Mike Mika.
 length: 01:34:14
Sun, 23 Mar 2014
This week we discuss the music of the NES/Famicom
 length: 02:13:00
Sun, 16 Mar 2014
This week we discuss the Neo Geo Pocket Color
 length: 02:15:03
Sat, 22 Feb 2014
This week I interview Mike Mika
 length: 01:43:24
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
This week I interview Steve Lin
 length: 01:08:05
Sun, 09 Feb 2014
This week we discuss Bonk’s Adventure
 length: 01:31:12
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
This week we discuss the Neo Geo and the OMEGA Consolized MVS
 length: 57:15
Sun, 26 Jan 2014
This week we discuss Milon’s Secret Castle
 length: 01:29:58
Mon, 20 Jan 2014
This week we discuss Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (PC Engine)
 length: 01:34:12
Sun, 12 Jan 2014
This week we discuss Super Mario Bros 2
 length: 01:33:38
Sun, 22 Dec 2013
This week we discuss retro game collecting tips and tricks.
 length: 01:30:36
Sun, 08 Dec 2013
This week we discuss Jet Set Radio
 length: 01:41:21
Sun, 01 Dec 2013
This week we discuss The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
 length: 01:49:17
Wed, 06 Nov 2013
This week we discuss Resident Evil on the Sony Playstation, Sega Saturn, Windows 95, and the Game Boy Color?
 length: 01:09:58
Sun, 20 Oct 2013
This week we discuss the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version of Aladdin and talk about our changing game habits.
 length: 01:02:41
Sun, 13 Oct 2013
This week we discuss the NES Classic Mega Man 2 and reflect on the launch of the Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3
 length: 01:19:26
Thu, 29 Aug 2013
This week we revisit the launch of the Nintendo 64 and two of it's early releases, Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64
 length: 02:07:25
Sun, 25 Aug 2013
This week we go to the arcade and discuss Baseball Stars 2, Metal Slug, Neo Turf Masters
 length: 01:25:00
Tue, 20 Aug 2013
This week we finish up the side episode on retro gaming setups, upscaling, game shopping in Japan, and finish off with a ton of news and impressions on the remastered Duck Tales, Disney Infinity, and the PS Vita.
 length: 01:29:42
Sun, 11 Aug 2013
This week we change it up a bit with a discussion on the optimal retro gaming setups, upscalers, emulation vs hardware, and the experience on traveling to Japan.
 length: 01:09:48
Sun, 04 Aug 2013
This week we discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time/Hyperstone Heist
 length: 01:21:42
Sun, 28 Jul 2013
This week we discuss Shatterhand and Sim City
 length: 01:16:03
Sun, 21 Jul 2013
This week we discuss Zombies Ate my Neighbors/Final Fight
 length: 01:26:39
Sun, 14 Jul 2013
This week we discuss Castlevania and Streets of Rage 2
 length: 01:40:46
Sun, 07 Jul 2013
This week we discuss Journey to Silius
 length: 54:01
Sun, 30 Jun 2013
This week we discuss Shenmue
 length: 01:28:03
Sun, 23 Jun 2013
This week we discuss Super Mario World
 length: 01:51:45
Sun, 16 Jun 2013
This week we discuss DuckTales for the NES.
 length: 01:46:17
Sun, 09 Jun 2013
This week we discuss The Legend of Zelda. We begin with out earliest memories with the game, how we remember it in regards to life events, the experience of returning to the game 26 years later, and in depth discussion on why we are nostalgic.
 length: 02:06:17