Retro Hangover
131 episodes - last episode 05 Jun 2022

Retro Hangover is a podcast in which your hosts, Shane Koski and Chris Coplien, spotlight a different piece of video game history (be it a specific title, console, company, or person) each episode. They provide a brief background, discuss their personal experiences, as well as their favorites aspects of the item in question. Oh, and there's beer.
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Sun, 02 Oct 2022
The annual Spooptoberfest celebration is here, and we're kicking things off with an absolute legend: Silent Hill 2! We are joined by friend of the show Kade Call, of the Gaming Memories podcast, to leap into the deep dark hole of James Sunderland's psyche and unearth the unsettling truth revealed by a sleepy lakeside town. ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Kade Call Bio: Miyamoto the Father, Kojima the Son & Carmack the Holy Ghost appeared to me in vision commanding me to create the one true gaming podcast.⁣⁣⁣⁣ Instagram: https://instagram.com/gaming_memories_pod (@gaming_memories_pod on Instagram) Website: https://www.gaming-memories.com/ (Kade's Website) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company) Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Thunderdome Gaming Society, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), Dave Jackson, and Eric Gess. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 02:34:33
Sun, 25 Sep 2022
Just a big yikes all around. Get some eye bleach ready, because we're here to count down our personal picks for the most horrendous video game covers of all time. For those that want to follow along at home, we've linked to each of our picks below: Shane: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/Resident_Evil_6_box_artwork.png (#5) | https://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/36526-ghost-lion-nes-front-cover.jpg (#4) | https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/cfa6942e-089b-4c29-8fcd-08c4a800e2f5/ddc7rpk-8120fac1-8288-4542-8262-02730b28f21a.png/v1/fill/w_1024,h_745,q_80,strp/phoenix_games__fairy_tale_games_by_evanh123_ddc7rpk-fullview.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsIm9iaiI6W1t7ImhlaWdodCI6Ijw9NzQ1IiwicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvY2ZhNjk0MmUtMDg5Yi00YzI5LThmY2QtMDhjNGE4MDBlMmY1XC9kZGM3cnBrLTgxMjBmYWMxLTgyODgtNDU0Mi04MjYyLTAyNzMwYjI4ZjIxYS5wbmciLCJ3aWR0aCI6Ijw9MTAyNCJ9XV0sImF1ZCI6WyJ1cm46c2VydmljZTppbWFnZS5vcGVyYXRpb25zIl19.byJOkssZsg-nN-j97jSxEqqb7FaPG10yinoXwV2bar0 (#3) | https://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/56050-the-ninja-sega-master-system-front-cover.jpg (#2) | https://youtu.be/wFF9O73iwko (#1) Chris: https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dar/5845cadfecd996e0372f/65f707a1c45945d75a98ddb7fdd18881ece3975e/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5ibG9nY2RuLmNvbS93d3cuam95c3RpcS5jb20vbWVkaWEvMjAwOC8wNC9nYW1fb2thbWlpZ253YXRlcm1hcmsyLmpwZw== (#5) | https://venturebeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/mlfcovers.jpg?strip=all (#4) | https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/Sms_pro_wrestling_box.jpg/220px-Sms_pro_wrestling_box.jpg (#3) | https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuSlRC-VUAAWhN8.jpg:large (#2) | https://hardcore-gamer.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2012/04/iHuHRqnUubEgG.jpg (#1) ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Thunderdome Gaming Society, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), Dave Jackson, and Eric Gess. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 35:23
Sun, 18 Sep 2022
We make it a 4-player event this time around, with Nintendhost LPTyger and esteemed Patron Raging Demon jumping into the fray to discuss the bane of soccer moms the world over: Mortal Kombat! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: LP Tyger Bio: Nintendo Gamer. Amazon Reseller. Pun Enthusiast. Twitter: https://twitter.com/LPTyger (@LPTyger on Twitter) Name: Raging Demon Bio: Fighting game sommelier and retro and modern gaming enthusiast, can do 10 hit combos in Tekken. ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Thunderdome Gaming Society, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), Dave Jackson, and Eric Gess. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 01:33:45
Sun, 11 Sep 2022
More is not always better. Our top picks this time around certainly exemplify this, as we run down our lists of video game sequels the world would have probably been better off without. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Thunderdome Gaming Society, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), Dave Jackson, and Eric Gess. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 40:11
Sun, 04 Sep 2022
If the chaotic ambience of an early 90s-era arcade could be distilled into one game, it would most likely be Metal Slug. Today we join the boys of the Peregrine Falcon Strike Force, just over 25 years after their first outing, to swap war stories and reminisce about taking down the Rebel Army in a state-of-the-art Supervehicle-001. ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Thunderdome Gaming Society, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), Dave Jackson, and Eric Gess. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 01:06:13
Sun, 28 Aug 2022
Today we share our personal lists of the most underrated video game consoles of all time, and boy does it take a left turn towards the end. Let the geek debate begin! ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), and Dave Jackson. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 46:58
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
A mainstay of mid-to-late 90s sleepovers and pizza parties everywhere, today we adjust our cufflinks and enter Her Majesty's Secret Service to talk GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 with none other than Keith Gasper of the Main Quest podcast! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Keith Gasper Bio: Host of the Main Quest podcast. Instagram: https://instagram.com/the_main_quest (@the_main_quest on Instagram) Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mainquest (@_mainquest on Twitter) Website: https://linktr.ee/MainQuestPod (Keith's Website) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company) Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), and Dave Jackson. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 02:15:56
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Congratulations, you did the thing! Here's some celebratory music to mark the occasion. There sure are a lot of takes on the "level complete" tune, but only 5 could rise to the top and make it onto our personal lists for this latest Patron-selected episode topic. Come on in and do a little catjam.gif as we discuss the best of the best. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), and Dave Jackson. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 29:05
Sun, 07 Aug 2022
The quarterly Patron-selected topic is upon us once again! It would seem they have deigned to grace us with a game that is not only not a complete trash fire, but we daresay is... Fun? Good? We don't know what to make of it either. Who better, then, to join us on this auspicious occasion than one of our most stalwart Patrons, Randall Quiggle! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Randall Quiggle Bio: Hobbyist game reviewer & Fantasy/Sci-Fi TTRPG designer. ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company) Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), and Dave Jackson. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 01:41:44
Sun, 31 Jul 2022
You've got a fever (or a "fever", you lil' fibber) and your mom tells you you need to stay home from school. Which games are you most likely to fire up to help forget about your health woes? Here are our personal top 5 games we were most likely to reach for while under the weather. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, gcfreak898 (The Saturnian), and Dave Jackson. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 27:54
Sun, 24 Jul 2022
Since the turtle boys what cut 'em no slack are back in the news with the recent release of Shredder's Revenge, we thought we ought to go back and take a look at Konami's NES port of their smash hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade brawler. Let's... Just say that we're both real glad Turtles in Time exists. ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, Dischimera, and gcfreak898 (The Saturnian). If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 01:17:47
Sun, 17 Jul 2022
Grab your shovel and old-timey lamplight, 'cause we're a-goin' grave digging to unearth game series we think deserve better than an untimely and premature end. At least one of you need to stand watch and keep an eye out for the fuzz, OK? ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 33:30
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
It's about to get delightfully pungent in here, because we're joined by the man behind the 3DS tactical RPG Fragrant Story: William Kage! Will was gracious enough to sit down with us and share the tale of Squire Games, his journey from corporate software engineer to indie game developer, and much more! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: William Kage Bio: Creator of Squire Games, developer and publisher of new SNES-style games. Socials: https://twitter.com/williamkage (@williamkage on Twitter) Website: https://www.williamkage.com/ (William's Website) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company) Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 01:10:53
Sun, 03 Jul 2022
We suppose the title of this implies we have some modicum of shame... We think you'll find that to be a lie. But if we were to feel guilty about some of our choices, these would be it. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 29:40
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
Get ready for a size 13 boot of edginess straight to the ass because the King is here, baby! Patrick Arthur, co-host of the Retro Spectives Podcast, joins us to ruminate on gaming's ultimate send-up of 80s and 90s action stars: Duke Nukem 3D! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Patrick Arthur Bio: Are classic games deserving of their praise? Or have the unwashed masses been blinded by nostalgia? I play retro video games, and tell you why you're wrong about the games you love. Socials: https://twitter.com/retpodcast (@retpodcast on Twitter) Website: https://www.rspodcast.net (Patrick's Website) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company) Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 01:41:19
Sun, 19 Jun 2022
The next Patron-proposed, Patron-selected Top 5 showdown is here, and this one finds us ranking the games within the games: our personal selections for the best diversions that probably distracted us from the actual game for far too long. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, ThunderdomeGamingSociety, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, BacklogAdam, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 27:29
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
Much like Thanos, this episode was inevitable. Proper pronunciation be damned, we all know how we'd say this game's name. It only seems fitting, then, that the home of Gorp the Eggplant Dragon give it a dedicated review. Join us as we welcome Coury of My Life in Gaming to the show to discuss 5 stages of roundhouse kickin'. ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Coury Carlson Bio: 1/2 of the creative team for the YouTube channel My Life in Gaming. I like to judge games based on when they were made, not against modern standards. Socials: https://twitter.com/mylifeingaming (@mylifeingaming on Twitter) Website: https://www.youtube.com/mylifeingaming (Coury on YouTube) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 01:07:09
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
The next Patron-selected Top 5 topic is here, and that means it's time for us to weeb out about which of the many JRPG weapons out there we would like in our homes. The definition of "weapon" might have gotten stretched a bit by someone, but our lawyer advised us to claim that fault lies entirely with the Patrons' lack of specificity. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 17:56
Sun, 29 May 2022
It's not every day we talk to a Guinness World Record holder... Well, OK, that's not entirely true since we chat with Willie pretty often, but it's of particular importance for this episode since said record is for none other than Sin & Punishment for the Nintendo 64! A title that never made it stateside in its initial run, many may not be familiar with this futuristic sci-fi rail shooter but we're here to fix that. Don't say RHP never taught ya nothin'. ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: William Willemstyn III Bio: World record holding gamer (Guinness Gamers Edition), former Twin Galaxies Referee, podcaster at Grand Rapidians Play Video Games, wanna-be cicerone Socials: https://twitter.com/grand_video (@grand_video on Twitter) Website: https://linktr.ee/grandrapidians (William's Website) ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedKeaton, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, The Retro Vixen, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 01:13:47
Sun, 22 May 2022
You asked for it, and here it is: a brand new series, releasing on alternate weeks from the main episodes, effectively making RHP (finally) a weekly show! Since the new format centers around top 5 lists, we decided to dub it The Flight (beer aficionados will understand the connection). Long-time fans of the show may also realize this doubles as a callback to the early days of RHP. This week's Flight sees us discussing our personal list of 5 games we feel we put too much time into. There are some spicy takes here, so be sure to tune in! ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedLlama, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 31:17
Sun, 15 May 2022
The latest Patron-selected topic is here, and it sees us veering off the beaten path to pontificate on a subject that harkens back to our very first episode: digital vs. physical game distribution. This time, we talk more about the impact an all-digital gaming landscape may have on the future of our favorite hobby, and whether it's looking bright or bleak. To assist us in this, the one and only Nintendhost LPTyger makes his triumphant return to the show! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: LP Tyger Bio: Nintendo Gamer. Amazon Reseller. Pun Enthusiast. Socials: https://twitter.com/LPTyger (@LPTyger on Twitter)  ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_1996-2013/30_505_-_stream/ (Stream) by 505, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License). Big thanks to Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio for the fantastic https://youtu.be/kee93se_K74 (retrowave / synthwave tracks) used in today's episode. ---------- Mentioned in this episode: Shoutout to Our Patrons! Retro Hangover is supported by you, the listeners. We would especially like to thank the following Patrons for donating at the 8-bit tier and above: Lyle McKarns, Ashton Ruby, Randall Quiggle, Tony G, Katie Quigg, Paul Romalho, Raging Demon, JC, Meagan Caruso, MaskedLlama, Andrew Liguori, Retro Overdrive, Ozzy Garcia, Keith Gasper, and Dischimera. If you'd like your name mentioned here, or would simply like to support the show, consider becoming a Patron today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon) Get You Some Tasty Caffeine! As a rule, we don't promote anything on the show that we can't personally vouch for. Bones Coffee has become a staple in both our households; in fact, it's the only coffee Shane drinks at home. With so many flavor-infused options, all with no added sugars or calories, there's bound to be something to pique your interest. Grab a sample pack today and taste what you've been missing! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/bonescoffee (Bones Coffee Company)
 length: 02:01:41
Sun, 08 May 2022
Another Patreon timed exclusive coming your way! This time, Chris sits down with Ozzy Garcia, formerly of the Region Free Gamers podcast, to find out what it was like being a young gamer living in Cuba. Mentioned in this episode: Become a Patron! Or Don't, It's Cool Either Way. If you'd like to hear more great content such as this before anyone else, consider becoming a patron of the show today! https://retrohangover.captivate.fm/patreon (Patreon)
 length: 01:13:25
Sun, 01 May 2022
This episode marks a few firsts for the show: the first time in awhile Chris and Shane are not joined by a guest (remember when we never had guests? Crazy times), the first episode to be posted on our brand spankin' new hosting platform Captivate.fm, and the first time we've talked about Wolfenstein 3D! Tug on your combat boots, grease your barrels, and join us for some good ol' fashioned Nazi bashin'!
 length: 01:44:02
Sun, 24 Apr 2022
Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the final showdown of the King of Games 2000 tournament! Many a good game has been lost, blood and tears have been shed, and these two titles have emerged to duke it out one last time for ultimate supremacy.
 length: 01:27:35
Sun, 17 Apr 2022
Listen, the title isn’t necessarily a commentary on the game’s quality, just an objective statement that Kirby does in fact suck. A lot. It’s like his thing. At any rate, the illustrious Adam Blank of Remember the Game podcast joins us to celebrate three decades of pink puff power by reviewing the cartridge that started it all: Kirby’s Dream Land!
 length: 01:21:47
Sun, 10 Apr 2022
The penultimate entry into the King of Games 2000 tournament is upon us! Will The Sims woo-hoo their way into the finals, or will MvC2 pull off a combo break and clinch victory?
 length: 01:34:36
Sun, 03 Apr 2022
We’re doing things a little different for this episode; one might say we’re turning everything… upside down. Right, once you’re finished booing at that joke, jump on in and listen to the first publicly-released episode of our timed Patron-exclusive series, Growing Up Gaming! Chris chats with some of our beloved community members from Down Under to find out what it was like being a gamer in the Outback.
 length: 01:19:44
Fri, 01 Apr 2022
Beloved RHP community member MaskedLlama finally gets his Fatal Frame episode, but not quite in the way he expected. It’s Japanese horror… Aussie style!
 length: 34:26
Sun, 27 Mar 2022
Well… Here it is. The final showdown before the semi-finals. We suspect that, regardless of the outcome, someone is walking away from this one less than thrilled. Will it be the grandpappy of ARPGs or the definitive life simulator that moves on to greater glory? Only one way to find out!
 length: 01:31:12
Sun, 20 Mar 2022
The latest quarterly Patron poll winner is here, and it’s the actually-not-terrible licensed game Beetle Adventure Racing! We’re joined on this expedition by fellow sensible consumer-grade vehicle enthusiast Try4ce from the YouTube channel My Life in Gaming, so pack your rucksack and prepare for… ADVENTURE!
 length: 01:33:02
Sun, 13 Mar 2022
Sweet tricks or trick shots? That’s what we’re debating in this go-round of the King of Games 2000 tournament. Will the counter-terrorists win or will the skater bois pop shove-it right out of this competition?
 length: 01:14:34
Sun, 06 Mar 2022
The one and only Ryan Trainor of Banzai Chat drops in to once again talk Fist of the North Star, this time about the 2005 arcade fighter. Come get a You Wa Shock to your system that may or may not improve your gastrointestinal health (results not guaranteed)!
 length: 01:19:39
Sun, 27 Feb 2022
The clash of the sequels is here! The final match of the first round is upon us. Who will move on to the next bracket: a game many consider to be the best 2D fighter of all time, or the sequel to one of the most well-known D&D video games ever?
 length: 01:19:36
Sun, 20 Feb 2022
We are super stoked to have the one and only Joe Redifer of Game Sack and good friend of the show Paul from Region Free Gamers on to discuss Ys Book I & II, a tandem of JRPGs from Nihon Falcom that one might consider to be the grandpappies of the action RPG genre (and took the term "facerolling" quite literally). In an unexpected turn of events, this episode also serves as a cautionary tale about blindly trusting those fancy HD remasters that all the kids are into these days, so tune in to find out more!
 length: 01:36:59
Mon, 14 Feb 2022
We honestly can't wait to see the reaction to this one. A somewhat small but very steadfast fanbase going up against one of the most cross-demographically appealing games ever? Surely nothing can go wrong here.
 length: 01:15:28
Sun, 06 Feb 2022
He spins, he jumps, he might occasionally slip right off a ledge even though you definitely didn't mean for him to... It's Crash Bandicoot! Eric from the Side Questing podcast joins us as our special guest this episode to discuss Crash, the would-be wombat who is (probably) singularly responsible for making everyone outside of Australia aware that bandicoots exist. Take that, Nat Geo.
 length: 01:34:26
Sun, 30 Jan 2022
A monkey-tailed boy going toe-to-toe with a trained British female operative... Definitely a sensible match-up. Listen, we just follow the tournament rules, you get to enjoy the ridiculous results. And hey, if you haven't listened to Match 3 yet, what are you even doing!? Go over to the Region Free Gamers podcast and get caught up!
 length: 01:17:37
Sun, 23 Jan 2022
Quit beatin' yer gums and stow that sugar report, Lieutenant! Your best gal is gonna have to wait, because ol' Uncle Adolph is up to no good and it's our duty to stop him. Your usual RHP compliment will be augmented on this mission by none other than Major Josh Covel of the Still Loading division, so taxi on up and get that devil's piano in good working order, 'cause you're going to need it!
 length: 02:18:01
Sun, 16 Jan 2022
Everyone OK? Has the salt washed off from the first match-up? Great, because we're back with the next battle of Round 1 of King of Games 2000: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 faces off against WWF No Mercy. Will it be kickflips or piledrivers? Listen to find out, brother! Wait, wait... You haven't listened to Match 1? Well then get on over to our friends the Region Free Gamers podcast and subscribe to make sure you get every saucy minute of the King of Games 2000 tournament!
 length: 01:38:03
Sun, 09 Jan 2022
The Blue Rogues take flight in this episode of RHP, accompanied by special guest Kelly from our friends the Region Free Gamers! As if that wasn't cool enough, this release marks the obnoxiously triumphant return of Chris' signature bellowing intro. You asked for it, and we delivered so get your volume knobs ready, folks, because it's back, baby!
 length: 01:28:04
Sun, 26 Dec 2021
We are super psyched to put this one out there for you beautiful people. We had the opportunity to sit down with Andy from Mega Cat Studios and chat about the most excellent work they do developing and releasing original titles for retro systems like the NES and Genesis, along with the myriad other projects they have in their repertoire. We had a lot of fun with this one, and we think you will too!
 length: 59:48
Sun, 12 Dec 2021
What do you do with a popular film franchise license and a warehouse of unused arcade boards? Make a loosely-related beat-'em-up, of course! Keith of The Main Quest podcast joins us to talk about everyone's favorite Christmas game: Die Hard Arcade!
 length: 01:33:12
Sun, 28 Nov 2021
If you know anything about Earthbound, you are probably not terribly surprised that this episode is a bit longer than usual; there's just so much to discuss! Arnie of the Region Free Gamers podcast joins the show to pontificate with us about one of the most fondly-remembered JRPGs of the 16-bit era. If you need to take a break during the show, why not take a moment and call your mom? Don't want to get homesick, after all.
 length: 01:51:54
Sun, 14 Nov 2021
Get it, 'cause she's got tank controls? Whatever, our moms think we're funny. Anyway, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Ms. Croft's inaugural spelunking spectacular, so we thought: what better time to delve back into this early 3D adventure and see how its held up?
 length: 01:25:26
Sun, 31 Oct 2021
We wrap up Spooptober with a doozy. Not only are we talking about a notoriously tough as nails platformer, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, but we are also joined by singer / songwriter / self-professed Genesis fangirl Saniyé! When the kingdom doth get yeeted, shall Arthur saveth it from certain doom? (Hint: highly unlikely since most of us can't beat this game).
 length: 01:17:29
Sun, 17 Oct 2021
We're coming out the other side of the big hundo with the next entry into this year's annual Spooptoberfest: the cult classic horror FPS Clive Barker's Undying! Shane has a lot of fond memories of this one, but does it stand the test of time? Dive on into the murky depths with special guest host Ozzy (formerly of the Region Free Gamers) to find out!
 length: 01:53:38
Sun, 10 Oct 2021
Holy pixels, Batman: we made it to episode 100! As far as totally arbitrary milestones go, this is a huge one for us, so we're celebrating by doing something a bit different and answering any and all questions submitted by you, our wonderful listeners!
 length: 01:39:10
Sun, 03 Oct 2021
How, precisely, is a raven like a writing desk? We don't know, but it probably has something to do with murder. We're kicking off our annual Spooptober with a twisted take on a much-beloved tale of imagination and fantasy: American McGee's Alice! Joining us once again, this time to chat about Cheshire Cats, is the one and only Lynnsey!
 length: 01:58:14
Sun, 19 Sep 2021
Man, the 80s and early 90s sure did have a thing for vigilante justice, didn't they? Special guests Toby and Goobz of the Secret Levels Podcast enter the battle, so lace up the boots of a few young, hot-headed ex-cops with nothing but righteous vengeance on their minds and take to the streets... OF RAGE.
 length: 01:18:26
Sun, 05 Sep 2021
Kade Call of the Gaming Memories podcast joins us once again, this time to figure out what the f*@k is even going on in the impenetrable enigma of a game known as Myst.
 length: 01:51:33
Sun, 22 Aug 2021
Widely considered to be Nintendo's oft-neglected third major IP, we hop into the suit of galactic bounty hunter Samus Aran and discover what awaits in the classic NES platformer Metroid!
 length: 01:28:44
Sun, 08 Aug 2021
We are joined once again with our favorite Nintendhost LPTyger to discuss our... Less than favorite 3D platformer: Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet. Why would we want to subject ourselves to this, you may ask? For our wonderful, definitely-not-sadistic Patrons, of course! We do this because we love you.
 length: 01:24:45
Sun, 25 Jul 2021
The City of New York is under siege, and the only hope is... A creature most known for accosting pizza delivery drivers? Sure, why not. Save everyone from your evil doppelgänger with the power of pizza and yo-yos!
 length: 59:46
Sun, 11 Jul 2021
Nintendo has gained a bit of a reputation over the years for taking chances on what some might consider to be "gimmicks." Sometimes these pay off (see: the Wii) and sometimes they do not (see: this episode). Hunch over a table and smash your eyeholes into the viewfinder, 'cause we're talking about the Virtual Boy!
 length: 01:03:48
Sun, 27 Jun 2021
Tighten your body armor, load up that nail gun, and prepare yourself for MAXIMUM 90s EDGE, because we're rocket-jumping right into the classic PC FPS Quake by id Software!
 length: 01:21:46
Sun, 13 Jun 2021
At this point, we're convinced our Patrons are colluding to kill us slowly via exposure to terrible games. The quarterly PatronPoll results are in, the people have spoken, and they have chosen pain. Put on your black-rimmed glasses and join us as we recount our time spent "playing" Superman: The New Superman Adventures for the Nintendo 64.
 length: 59:01
Sun, 30 May 2021
Hoo boy, this one's a doozy. Adam of The Good, The Bad, & The Backlog podcast joins us once again (though it is his debut on the main show, huzzah!), this time to take a deep dive into the emotional rollercoaster that is NieR. Grab a box of tissues and get comfortable with moral ambiguity, 'cause this game pulls no punches.
 length: 02:07:19
Sun, 16 May 2021
Kade Call, host of the Gaming Memories podcast, joins us to chat about the game that many consider to be the forefather of all JRPGs: Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior for those of us outside Japan). Brush up on Ye Olde English, stock up on torches, and venture forth; the Dragonlord awaits!
 length: 01:35:43
Sun, 09 May 2021
It was only a matter of months ago when Chris decided to record a bonus episode, part of our typically Patron-exclusive RHGaiden series, with Patrons and friends of the show Adam of The Good, The Bad, & The Backlog podcast and Riku. It was mere days ago that we learned of Riku's sudden passing. Though this episode was meant to be put out at later date, we felt it only right to release it now, in his honor and memory. This one is for you, Riku; may it be a testament to your relentless passion and enthusiasm for gaming and all who enjoy it.
 length: 01:27:43
Sun, 02 May 2021
With the release of New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch, it only seems right that we hearken back to the original N64 title that started it all. It sure wasn't what Poké-fans were expecting at the time, but the feel-good photo romp soon became a beloved entry into the Pokéverse. Nintendhost LPTyger and special guest (and Pokémon Snap expert) Lynnsey join us to discuss this now-classic spin-off!
 length: 01:17:27
Sun, 18 Apr 2021
Final Fantasy month continues with the grandfather of them all: the original Final Fantasy for the NES / Famicom! Patron Lyle joins us once again to discuss this roleplaying milestone and whether it's one worth going back to decades later. Note: Unfortunately, Chris experienced some technical issues with his microphone during this recording that we did not catch until after the fact, so the audio quality may not be up to our usual standard. We promise it'll be back to normal next episode!
 length: 01:21:37
Sun, 04 Apr 2021
It's days like this you get high on life, but we won't harsh your buzz: we're here to talk Final Fantasy V with Patron Saint and Four Job Fiesta Fanatic Lyle McKarns! But enough expository banter, listen to the show like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men!
 length: 01:28:07
Sun, 21 Mar 2021
Do you smell what RHP is cookin', brother!? We bring the cream of the crop, GoobZWN from the Secret Levels Podcast, to discuss what many consider to be some the best professional wrestling games of all time: THQ's efforts on the one and only Nintendo 64. Know your role and listen up!
 length: 01:18:35
Sun, 07 Mar 2021
By the power of the moon, we bring you the Japan-exclusive Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story RPG for the Super Famicom! Assisting us in this is not one, but TWO special guests: returning friend of the show Seamus Burke of Gray Man Games and Sailor Moon super fan (and co-host Chris' arguably better half) Meredith Coplien!
 length: 01:29:34
Sun, 21 Feb 2021
The latest Patron-selected episode topic is here, and marks the very first to be chosen by popular vote! Shaking up the usual show format a bit, we take turns counting down our top 5 retro games of all time. If you'd like to participate in the next quarterly PatronPoll, consider heading to gorpfans.com and donating at a tier of your choice!
 length: 01:18:20
Sun, 07 Feb 2021
Get your high heels locked and loaded, because we're taking the fight directly to the angelic legions with PlatinumGames' hyper-kinetic action brawler Bayonetta!
 length: 01:15:11
Sun, 24 Jan 2021
Special guest Ryan Trainor joins us once again, this time to talk Fist of the North Star... Well, kind of. While Japan got a Sega Master System FotNS licensed game, the rest of us got Black Belt. Something tells us we got the short end of the stick here. Is our hunch right? Listen in to find out!
 length: 01:08:10
Sun, 10 Jan 2021
2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the seminal Xbox FPS Halo: Combat Evolved! To help us with our retrospective, we're joined by very special guest Patrick Hickey Jr., author of the excellent book series The Minds Behind the Games. So hop into our Warthog, nerds, 'cause we're goin' Covenant-killin'!
 length: 01:20:45
Sun, 27 Dec 2020
It just wouldn't be Christmas without rogue mitochondria turning people into meat soup, would it? We give you an extra-long episode this holiday season, covering an oft-overlooked Playstation classic: the survival-horror-meets-JRPG that is Parasite Eve!
 length: 01:43:03
Sun, 13 Dec 2020
The latest Patron-selected episode topic is here! Deviating a bit from the usual show format, we roll a History check to provide a comprehensive look at Dungeons & Dragons video games through the years, all the way from its humble beginnings in 1974 to present day!
 length: 01:31:38
Sun, 29 Nov 2020
Chris, Shane, and Nintendhost LPTyger gush like a burst canister of neon-green TCRI toxic ooze about one of the best beat-em-ups of all time: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the Super Nintendo (oh, and Hyperstone Heist gets mentioned too).
 length: 01:32:48
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
Nintendhost LPTyger tags in once again, this time to help us conquer King K. Rule and recover all that pilfered potassium in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System!
 length: 01:28:32
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Grab your whip and tighten your headband, 'cause we're going vampire killin'! Nintendhost LPTyger joins us once again to discuss the title that began one of the most enduring game franchises the world has ever known: Castlevania for the Nintendo Entertainment System!
 length: 01:17:05
Sun, 18 Oct 2020
What better way to truly kick off Spooptober than with one of the most influential survival horror games of all time? Shane's a huge fan of the series, so he's got a whole lot to say on this one. Dim the lights, turn the radio dial to some soothing static, and wander into the fog of Silent Hill!
 length: 01:36:43
Sun, 04 Oct 2020
Wassup, muthaf*ckas!? Guest hosts Ginger and Willie of the Grand Rapidians Play Video Games podcast join us to discuss one of their favorite Wii lightgun games of all time: House of the Dead: Overkill!
 length: 01:06:31
Sun, 20 Sep 2020
The votes are in for the inaugural quarterly PatronPoll, and we have been given this masterpiece... Boy, are we ever excited. Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the Game Boy Color with us; we'll be at the Bronze, grabbing a drink and talking mad smack about those pesky vamps.
 length: 01:15:57
Sun, 06 Sep 2020
Bats, cougars, and birds... Oh my! Ok, terrible cinema jokes aside, seriously: why is the wildlife just so MAD at Ryu Hayabusa, anyway? Nintendhost LPTyger joins the show once again to chat about Tecmo's hard-as-nails NES action platformer: Ninja Gaiden!
 length: 01:27:57
Sun, 23 Aug 2020
On a very special episode of RHP, we are joined by our most excellent Patron Ashton Ruby and the one and only Derek Buck of CGR Undertow to discuss their time working at one of the pioneers of gaming YouTube channels: Classic Game Room!
 length: 01:56:04
Sun, 09 Aug 2020
Part 2 of our dive into Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System / Mark III has arrived! Join us for the conclusion of our time with Paul of the Region Free Gamers Podcast. Also: nice.
 length: 51:18
Sun, 26 Jul 2020
Paul of the Region Free Gamers podcast joins us once again to discuss his favorite game of all time: Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System / Mark III! We had so much to discuss, we split it into two episodes, so be sure to stay tuned for Part 2 in two weeks!
 length: 55:37
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Hello and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Podcasting Center. We hope our brief, regularly-scheduled absence was not entirely unpleasant. Your RSS feed has been processed and we are now ready to begin the episode proper.
 length: 56:31
Sun, 28 Jun 2020
With rumors of an HD remaster swirling about, and (perhaps more importantly) the 20th anniversary of the game's release in a matter of days, what better time to discuss Diablo II? So prepare yourself, mortal, for host Shane to gush a whole lot about quite possibly his favorite game of all time!
 length: 01:18:15
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
You must listen to this episode to stand a chance! Nintendhost LPTyger joins in once again to regale us with tales of stomping fools at the arcade. Just like Guile's theme, RHP goes with everything, so pop those earbuds in and listen in as we discuss Street Fighter II!
 length: 01:22:32
Sun, 31 May 2020
Turns out Nintendo's marketing campaign for The Legend of Zelda may not be the only thing that has aged poorly. Nintendhost LPTyger jumps in once again to discuss Link's very first adventure on the NES!
 length: 01:00:15
Sun, 17 May 2020
Whether you're defending the free world with the GDI or furthering the ideals of the Brotherhood of Nod, we've got you covered with our discussion of Westwood's genre-defining classic: Command & Conquer!
 length: 01:06:50
Sun, 03 May 2020
Paul from the Region Free Gamers podcast joins us to discuss a system that, at least here in North America, lived in the shadow of behemoths like Nintendo and Sega: The NEC TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine in Japan and France). Join us as we shed some light on a console that should not be overlooked!
 length: 01:20:24
Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Tighten your doo-rags and rev up those chainsaw guns, 'cause we're talking about the cover shooter that defined a console generation: Gears of War!
 length: 57:00
Sun, 05 Apr 2020
This is a big one. Not only do we finally take a crack at one of gaming's most beloved JRPGs, we are also joined by not one but TWO guest hosts, a first in the show's history. Slot your materia and jump into the fray with us as we discuss Final Fantasy VII!
 length: 01:29:36
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Honorary co-host LPTyger joins the show once again to talk Nintendo! Specifically, the game partly responsible for not only the company's resurgence, but countless shattered television screens: Wii Sports!
 length: 53:52
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
Do you know what you get during a pod race? A lot of sand. Which is irritating... And gets everywhere. Strap in as we discuss the most thrilling competition in the Outer Rim!
 length: 01:23:26
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
GOTTA GO FAST... Until you don't. Grab a chili dog or three and join us to determine if the Sega Genesis system-seller Sonic is an untouchable classic, an overrated relic of its time, or somewhere in between.
 length: 01:21:52
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Demons! Angels! Fire! SKULLS! It's one big very-much-Blizzard-art-style-inspired RPG adventure romp through a ravaged Earth! It's Darksiders! Join us as we ride into the End Times with one of the legendary Four Horsemen: War!
 length: 49:40
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Hot Mode 7 kart racing action! Special guest LPTyger, well-known figure in the Jacksonville gaming scene, comes on the show to discuss the SNES title that started it all: Super Mario Kart!
 length: 01:01:44
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
The first episode of the new year covers one of the greatest single-player RPGs of all time: Mass Effect! Bonus fun fact: this month also marks the 10th anniversary of it's (arguably even better) sequel. It's like we planned it or something (note: we did not).
 length: 01:15:13
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
Shane and Chris played through two of the several versions of the video game adaptation of the hit 1990 holiday film Home Alone so they could discuss them just for you. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.
 length: 01:01:18
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
We kick off our Christmas season with a game closely associated with holiday nostalgia for many of us: Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64!
 length: 01:19:42
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Coming out the other side of our 50th episode milestone, we begin the journey to 100 with a Sega Saturn rail-shooter classic: Panzer Dragoon!
 length: 49:22
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Loyal Patrons Lyle and Ashton join us for a very special 50th episode of RHP! Listen in as we celebrate this milestone with two of our biggest supporters by chatting about everything from favorite childhood game consoles to which Dorito flavor reigns supreme.
 length: 01:10:37
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Catch 'em, catch 'em, gotta catch 'em all! With the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, what better time to go back and take a look at the games that started it all: Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow for the Nintendo Game Boy!
 length: 01:05:00
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Frantic vivisection is the name of the game... Well, actually it's Dead Space, but there sure is a lot of Necromorph dismemberment to be had! Spooptober continues with RHP's discussion of this sci-fi horror classic.
 length: 55:06
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Winning a creepy old mansion in a contest you didn't enter? Nothing seem wrong with that at all! Join the RHP crew as they discuss the Gamecube classic: Luigi's Mansion!
 length: 50:27
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
An island, a giant egg, a... Wind fish? That's right, it's Majora's Mask before Majora's Mask was a thing, it's Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Game Boy!
 length: 54:41
Mon, 09 Sep 2019
The time for SEGA is now (again)! Not only is the Genesis celebrating it's 30th birthday here in North America, the Genesis Mini is releasing in a matter of days with a roster of 42 titles! Join us as we discuss the blast-processing behemoth: The SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive!
 length: 57:57
Sun, 25 Aug 2019
How do you kill that which has no life!? Release a bad expansion, probably... But before all that, there was the one and only original release of World of Warcraft! Dustin Gartenbush, owner of Video Game Rescue here in Jacksonville, FL comes on the show to wax nostalgic with the RHP crew (mostly Shane) about the heyday of WoW!
 length: 01:08:14
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Amanda: apply directly to the forehead! Amanda: apply DIRECTLY to the forehead! This episode of RHP covers the seminal Game Boy action RPG Final Fantasy Adventure (or Mystic Quest in other parts of the globe). We promise the whole Amanda thing will make sense once you listen. Probably.
 length: 55:32
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
The RHP crew is joined once again by Seamus P. Burke of Gray Man Games, and this time it's to discuss his very namesake: The original Nintendo Game Boy!
 length: 01:16:15
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
Greetings, true believers! This episode, Chris & Shane discuss the pre-MCU beat-'em-up action RPG Marvel: Ultimate Alliance! Excelsior! Important note: we at RHP are dedicated to the betterment of the gaming community. It has recently come to light that G2A, who we have had a brief affiliate relationship with, has been engaging in unsavory business practices that may be resulting in game developers not receiving fair compensation for their work. As such, we are effectively terminating aforementioned relationship with G2A. Regrettably, this episode was recorded before this information was known to us, hence the inclusion of the ad read. Future RHP content will not endorse G2A in any way.
 length: 58:07
Mon, 01 Jul 2019
A miserable pile of secrets, this is not! Celebrating the big four-oh, and just in time for the release of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the RHP crew discusses one of gaming's best: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night!
 length: 01:08:00
Sun, 16 Jun 2019
Happy Father's Day to all our dad fans stateside! Fittingly, this week we discuss the granddaddy of all modern 3D consoles from the big N: the Nintendo 64! (There may also be a lot of gushing about recent E3 reveals... Sorry, we can't help ourselves).
 length: 01:13:21
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
This week's episode takes us into a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire for the Nintendo 64 and Windows platforms! Is the Battle for Hoth the only good part of the game? Do platforming sections belong in third-person 3D games? Listen in and find out!
 length: 57:38
Mon, 20 May 2019
We reticulate all the splines this week, to talk about the one and only SimCity franchise! Join your favorite podcast hosts as they chat about Wil Wright's simulation legacy, with a spicy peppering of scuttlebutt about the recent indiscretions of a certain YouTuber.
 length: 01:01:36
Sun, 05 May 2019
Red Falcon is back in the Super Nintendo run-'n'-gun masterpiece Contra III: The Alien Wars, and they're bent on worldwide destruction! Get out those Plasma rifles, because it's time to attack aggressively!
 length: 01:03:38
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
The Regginator. The Fils-A-Mech. The now-former Nintendo of America exec has a storied past, marked by ambition, success, and the adoration of gamers the world over. Get comfy and listen in as the RHP crew recounts the tale of Reggie Fils-Aimé.
 length: 46:45
Sun, 07 Apr 2019
Become masters of unlocking with the RHP crew, joined by Ryan Trainor of the Ultimate Nerd Podcast, as they discuss the Sony Playstation survival horror classic: Resident Evil!
 length: 01:09:59
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Qweh? Qweh!? Qweh!!! Gather 'round, little chocobos, as we tell you a tale of warring empires, fragile alliances, dark magicks, and inter-dimensional invasion: Final Fantasy IX!
 length: 01:09:15
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Strap yourselves in and don't forget the Dramamine, this episode of RHP blasts its way into the classic 3D space shooter Descent!
 length: 55:47
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Mega-fisting! Now that we've got your attention, tune in this episode as the boys have special guest Seamus P. Burke of Gray Man Games on to discuss the quintet of Mega Man titles for the OG monochrome handheld: the Nintendo Gameboy!
 length: 01:02:55
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The last few episodes have been leading up to this, and here we are: the seminal Square Enix / Disney crossover action RPG, Kingdom Hearts! Not only that, your usual hosts are, for the first time, joined by a special guest: Brianna Wilson! Editor's Note: we encountered some technical difficulties with the recording quality of the guest microphone. You will, unfortunately, hear some  minor buzzing during her segments. 
 length: 48:18
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
With Chris out of the country on travel, Shane takes over the podcast to discuss his personal, subjective ranking of the current entries into the Kingdom Hearts series. Turns out: things aren't as simple and clean as you'd think.
 length: 46:47
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The undisputed kings of gravity-defying hair and impractically large bladed weapons, this episode's discussion centers around RPG behemoth of yesteryear: Squaresoft!
 length: 47:38
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
For a brief moment in human history, there was a collaboration between corporations that brought us something we had only hoped for: licensed video games that weren't complete dumpster fires. Join your hosts this week as they discuss the fruits of Capcom & Disney's relationship during the 1980s and 90s.
 length: 39:52
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
This episode finds your hosts discussing the burgeoning game preservation movement, its triumphs and tribulations, and what we might expect for the future.
 length: 52:23
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Stay awhile, and listen... To the newest episode of RHP! Chris & Shane discuss the grandpappy of Action RPGs: Diablo!
 length: 52:28
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
RHP's latest episode covers one of the industry's fallen titans: Konami. Listen along as your hosts Chris and Shane discuss the history and current state of gaming's most recognizable publishers.
 length: 58:23
Thu, 08 Nov 2018
This week's episode brings us to a little-known (in North America, at least) console from none other than Sega: the Master System! The boys run a bit longer than usual this week thanks to some extra spicy ranting about some recent developments post-Blizzcon.
 length: 57:56
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Frustrating controls? A wonky camera? Skeletons riding motorcycles in the year 1852? It must be Castlevania 64! And just in time for the spoopiest of seasons!
 length: 47:36
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Like a Cyberdemon with a grudge, RHP bursts forth with a brand new episode! Join Chris and Shane as they discuss the origins of the FPS legend: Doom!
 length: 46:26
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The glorious return of RHP brings a brand new, sleeker episode format! This go-'round, Chris and Shane discuss the history of Sony's first foray into the gaming scene: the Playstation. The boys also chat about their favorite titles from the system's expansive library, and whether or not they think the venerable PS1 still holds up today.
 length: 43:28
Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Wooh, boy. It's been awhile, hasn't it? Despite popular belief, your hosts are back for a brand-spankin' new episode. This go-'round, Chris and Shane catch up a bit on what's been happening over the long break, and dive into discussion about everyone's favorite bungling gaming behemoth: Nintendo.
 length: 01:06:10
Sun, 10 Jan 2016
RHP starts the new year off right by losing an entire discussion about The Force Awakens to a technical issue! Hooray! So what was actually recorded? We've got discussion on Activision-Blizzard's buyout of Major League Gaming, Steam Winter Sale shenanigans, and an impressive rant by Shane on George Lucas. Additionally, we've got a main topic centered around some of the more notable events in the world of gaming during 2015.
 length: 01:10:58
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
In the last episode before everyone goes on break for the holidays, Chris & Shane tackle the ever-present issue of censorship in the video game industry. From the early days of pixelated blood to today's high-definition D-cups, the guys cover the history of controversy and where it stands now. In the news, you'll hear about the FF7 remake, Star Citizen's crazy amount of funding, Minecraft's ever-expanding dominion, promises of 3DS longevity, Steam hacking, and more! And remember: this episode heralds in the new, revised show format! The news segment is now The Flight, with the main topic discussion being branded as What's On Tap. Change is good, really!
 length: 01:34:12
Thu, 10 Dec 2015
RHP returns after another extended hiatus! And, for the more astute among you, you may notice that this in fact episode 16.. Which is not at all what is said in the intro. Blame Konami. This week's episode is another free-form deal; Chris and Shane take some time to catch up and chat about some of the more notable occurrences in the geekosphere as of late. Stay tuned for the next episode, where the guys overhaul the show's format for a newer, sleeker listening experience!
 length: 01:21:17
Thu, 29 Oct 2015
Saucy content for a premium monthly fee! Just what everyone wanted, surely. In a necessarily brief episode this week, Chris and Shane discuss topics ranging from Nintendo NX rumors to Fallout Beer and a whole bunch of crap in between! BONUS: just like a Marvel movie, this episode's got something special for those who stick around through the credits (or, y'know, skip ahead because it's a podcast).
 length: 01:04:19
Wed, 14 Oct 2015
Or does it? This week, Chris and Shane give you a brief history of violence between the major players in the Great Console Wars, and where the battle lines stand today. The news roundup on this episode includes such hot and steamy topics as Microsoft admitting the Xbone's defeat, eSports unionization, Squeenix giving up on the awful Deus Ex pre-order scheme, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more!
 length: 01:46:01
Tue, 29 Sep 2015
Sadly, no chicks for free though... Unless you count bloody torsos, which we, uh... Don't. The boys are back this week, with Chris surviving the Plague Knight's relentless onslaught on his digestive system, and Shane braving the scare zones of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. News items up for discussion include Nintendo's new president, the latest in the Fuck Konami saga, bad news from the Star Wars: Battlefront alpha, game voice actors considering a strike, Jon Snow's possible return to Game of Thrones, and much more! Getting back to the usual show format, the main topic sees Chris & Shane having a chat about video game pre-order culture, and how toxic it has become over the past several years.
 length: 01:39:22
Mon, 14 Sep 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached a new low. As Adam Jensen himself said, we never asked for this. This week's episode sees the guys discussing the latest incarnation of pre-order evil that is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, as well as future plans for Fallout 4 content, Star Wars: Battlefront beta details, Jimmy Kimmel's monologue against Let's Play-ers, a possible Godzilla and King Kong showdown, and much more!
 length: 01:21:42
Tue, 01 Sep 2015
That's right, RHP returns! Easing back into the swing of things with a relatively short episode this week, Chris & Shane discuss current gaming topics, including: Nintendo's next console may be digital-only, Divinity: Original Sin 2 gets Kickstarted super fast, MGS:V reviews may be a bit suspect, Guild Wars 2 goes F2P, YouTube unveils their Twitch competitor, Borderlands is becoming a movie, and much more!
 length: 01:24:13
Mon, 03 Aug 2015
Hey, we made it to the big one - oh! In honor of the tenth episode, your hosts Shane & Chris go back to the roots of RHP and completely forgo a main topic in favor of, you guessed it: bullshitting around! They do not, however, skimp on the news coverage. Dragon Quest XI, the FF7 remake, Red Ash, console legalization in China, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and more are discussed this week. And, in addition to all that, the guys unveil a brand new segment to the show: The Flight! What is it? Listen in to find out!
 length: 01:47:07
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
This week brings us news of Nintendo cancelling poorly conceived services, designing potentially poorly conceived health aides, and collaborating to bring us brilliantly conceived theme park attractions (hey, one out of three ain't bad). Additionally, there's talk on Tomb Raider's timed exclusivity, the most-wanted games to get the backwards compatibility treatment from Microsoft, Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima's bromance, Hulk Hogan being outed as a racist, and more! Last, but not least, Chris and Shane delve into a healthy debate on the nature of e-sports: how they've evolved, what their place is in the sports world, and what it really means to be a "sport".
 length: 02:13:41
Mon, 20 Jul 2015
In honor of the late Satoru Iwata, RHP takes time this week to discuss his role with Nintendo, where they are currently, and where they may be headed in the wake of his sudden and unexpected passing. News stories this week include Shenmue 3 breaking records, Double Fine breaking even, a Commodore in your pocket, Playstation powering our space exploration, and more.
 length: 01:48:48
Tue, 14 Jul 2015
Just like fashion, game genres eventually come back in style... Some just take longer than others. This week's news has the RHP crew talking about Ubisoft's PS4 revenues and stance on digital pricing, PewDiePie making more money than we'll ever hope to see in this life, SEGA's too-little-too-late apology, mini-fridges, Batfleck, Ninja Turtles, and more! With recent stories covered, Chris and Shane go on to reminisce and pontificate on the styles and genres of games from yesteryear, where they've gone, and how they've evolved into what we have today.
 length: 02:26:28
Tue, 07 Jul 2015
Hitch up your oxen and get to fordin' them rivers, there's a gold rush a-happenin' and it's in your parents' attic! This week finds the RHP crew discussing the retro game market and how pants-soilingly insane it's getting. Before that, though, we've got this week's news on tap. Chris and Shane go over some of the rumors surrounding the Nintendo NX, their plan for the mobile market, same sex marriage in Fire Emblem, Steam Machine pre-orders, Jurassic World, and more!
 length: 02:13:18
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Welcome to the second half of RHP's E3 discussion. The boys cover the two remaining big conferences, in addition to some of the publisher-specific presentations. Oh, and Chris cries about the FF7 remake... Or something.
 length: 01:49:00
Tue, 23 Jun 2015
So many E's, so little time. This week's episode was beefy enough that it warranted us splitting it into two parts. Join us as we share our thoughts on this year's E3 conference, and make sure to check back next week for the second half! And hey, our site is no longer broken! So if you're one of our lovely listeners who prefers to play the episodes via the site posts, you can now do that once again at your leisure.
 length: 01:15:32
Tue, 16 Jun 2015
After a week-long hiatus, your hosts are back with a brand new episode! This week, Shane & Chris discuss Nintendo NX rumors, 3DS releases, Steam refunds, video game Hall of Fame inductees, and much more! After wrapping up two weeks' worth of news, the boys share their thoughts on YouTube, the impact it's having on gaming & geek culture, and how they can get in on some of that sweet Patreon cash.
 length: 02:30:46
Tue, 02 Jun 2015
The third episode of RHP is fraught with liquid danger, particularly if you're a carpet. If you're not, then you might survive long enough to hear about the most recent Japanese Nintendo Direct, learn how to tape controllers together to play Splatoon, get the scoop on several upcoming survival horror games, and more! Somewhere in there we might even talk about our hopes and predictions for E3 2015.
 length: 02:39:05
Mon, 25 May 2015
This week, the boys discuss some of gaming's greats celebrating anniversaries, cheaters getting sweet justice, whether rehashing old games for new hardware is lame, the future of interactive porn, and more! And that's just the news on tap. The main topic of discussion revolves around the contentious realm of video game movie adaptations. Are they worthwhile, and will they ever be good? Hint: there may be a chance now that Mr. Boll has receded into the shadows, much like his hairline.
 length: 02:33:15
Tue, 19 May 2015
This week, on the official inaugural episode of RHP, Chris and Shane debate the merits of physical media versus digital distribution, and what that means for the future of video games as well as the preservation of it's history. News stories on tap for the week include: Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained on Kickstarter, lots of Nintendo items, Double Fine's next release, major players in the industry moving to the mobile space, and more!
 length: 02:12:26