The Retro League

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This week we remember one of the worst PS1 games and are not at all surprised that the Gameband crowd-funding project is completely dead. We wonder if cheats and easy-modes are harmless or if they take away from the experience. We've got unrelease…
While Canada may have missed out on the Cabbage Patch Kids riots that swept the US in years past, no one is going to escape Nintendo's wrath went it comes to software piracy. Have you ever wanted to play Neo Geo games in a festive-looking holiday-…
Black Friday is quickly approaching, so we went looking for deals on retro gaming gifts. What we found has left us bitter, disappointed, and cynical. We are almost as bored with these inflated prices as John Madden was with the last Sega Genesis g…
This week we're being bombarded by online ads and we watched a 1990's movie that blends horror, action, romance, and revenge. We're surprised by bad translations but not surprised by the sales figures for the NES & SNES classic minis. Pottery Barn…
The Mega Drive has turned 30 years old, and we now know which games will be on the PS1 Classic console. Is the world ready for a mash-up of all Data East games? The Grandson of a former Toys'R'Us manager has an incredible story to tell about the p…
Among the growing mountain of new consoles being announced are a couple new ones that promise no DRM and no in-app purchases. One has the Intellivision brand behind it and the other is from a random dude who claims to have done countless hours of …
This week we remember a famous Sega CD game and are introduced to a little-known Neo Geo platform-puzzler. Rare is selling Banjo Kazooie plushies and someone uncovered a terrible PS2 game based on An American Tale. We've got more Halloween games a…
This week we remember Geocities and the GBA e-Reader, and are puzzled by the idea of a live-action Mega Man movie. There's a project setting out to make a new Colecovision-compatible console, and we try to understand the Japanese perspective on Sh…
This week AtGames is preparing to dump a large number of plug & play systems onto store shelves for the holiday rush, but the recent NEO GEO mini console has some puzzling button placement. The split between 'hardcore gamers' and 'casuals' goes ba…
This week we find out what griefing is and we try to muster up any excitement for the upcoming PS1 Classic console. The team behind the Polymega has more evidence to present in response to the skepticism and there's a couple of new ports headed to…
This week we find out from our listeners that a dog was actually the mastermind behind all the creepy events in Silent Hill. We don't remember much of the Saturday Supercade, but we do remember the Pac Man cartoon from the same era. MegaCat Studio…
This week we're blurring the line between software piracy and software preservation. We find out in real time how someone could play US Super Nintendo games on a Japanese console. We waited so long to see Gohan go Super Saiyan that now we can't he…
This week we coincidentally picked two games of the week that have neat ideas but are a little too hard for us to enjoy. We find out how much Wacom tablets are worth and what games were designed for use with the N64 mouse. Nintendo is continuing t…
This week some single player NES games have been upgraded to multi-player, but if you played as Oddjob in GoldenEye 007 then the developer of the game would disapprove. Classic game music has been retooled to put you to sleep and we're putting buz…
This week we remember one of the earliest tactical FPS games as well as one of the most successful 32-bit platformers. You can use your SNES Classic Mini to play actual SNES carts, and if you loved Smash TV then we might have a game you'd like, bu…
This week we found out Jim Carrey will be in the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film and all the questions we have about that leave us confused and befuddled. We wish a Happy Birthday to Chrono Trigger while someone launched Earthbound in…
This week we have joke news articles about GameStop and lazy creators, but real news about the NES outselling modern systems. High-tech cars are getting a software update that will include Atari games and EA is stomping out a SimCity fan game. We'…
This week you could buy a brand new arcade machine and there's an edutainment parody game awaiting crowdfunding. We question Wikipedia's list of greatest games, and remember college bowling alley arcades. We find more emulator boxes trying to grab…
This week we're making our controllers wireless and researching a Super Famicom game with a generic title. We wonder if kids these days are so impressionable that they would rush out and buy luxury cars just because they saw one in Mario Kart. We …
This week we have evidence that the mythical NES Classic Mini is actually a real product that consumers could buy and not just a scam perpetrated by eBay resellers. We might have to expose our stomachs to cheap burgers in order to get some Mario t…
This week we've found the wordiest video game listing on Craigslist and we watched the history of the Betamax camcorder. Sixteen years ago Nintendo had people carry televisions and video game consoles around for an entire weekend in the summer hea…
This week we are having trouble understanding any non-American sports and maybe some American sports too. We've found one of the best pinball arcades that happens to be in a laundromat, but the Atari name-holders have dropped to a new low. Our lis…
This week we are joined by a couple of special guests from Mega Visions magazine. They're working to create a Sega-focused magazine that's worth keeping, and they had some hands-on experience with some upcoming retro game consoles. There might be …
This week we had an epic quest to search a dead mall in the hopes of finding an arcade or used game store. We wish the Game Boy Advance a happy birthday, while other people on the internet are ready to call the Atari VCS project a scam. We've foun…
This week some honor roll grunge kids are trying to sell us the 32X. We find good things to say about two 90's movies that starred Angelina Jolie. Street Fighter 1 almost made it to the NES and someone beat Super Mario Bros with one hand behind th…
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Podcast Details
Started
Aug 1st, 2014
Latest Episode
Nov 27th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
182
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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