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Self-Checkout + GameStop = You’re still getting Ripped Off

The gamer's talk about those “convenient” self-checkout lanes at groceries stores and how some people found a way to make very little money by selling their ill-gotten games to GameStop ...

Wrestling memories with Mike -NESquester- Wright

If you did not know that besides being a gamer and a fantastic retrogaming writer, Mike NESQuester Wright was also a wrestler and during our interview with him on the Alt F4 show we just had to ask him to share some stories with us and he was happy to do so. Now as you ...

James C. Burns: Correlation

A clip from actor James C. Burns who among others roles places as Sgt. Frank Woods in the Call of Duty Black Ops series from his interview on the Obsolete Gamer Show. ...

Patrick Scott Patterson talks about celebrity interaction with fans

Here is a clip from Patrick Scott Patterson appearance on the Obsolete Gamer Show where he talks about video game celebrities and personalities and their interactions with fans and how fans sometimes react to their move to other projects outside of gaming. ...

Jan Kavan: Gaming in the Czech Republic

One of the great things about interviewing people is finding out about their culture and as gamer's, sometimes we can have blinders on believing everyone had a history similar to our own. During our interview with Jan Kavan creator of J.U.L.I.A: Among the Stars, he t ...

William Watterson tells us about the Atari Warlords Drinking Game

A clip from the Obsolete Gamer Show featuring our conversation with actor William Watterson. In this clip William tells us about a very special drinking game involving the classic Atari video game, Warlords. ...

Derek Smart talks FreeSpace

Derek Smart tells us about his attempt to purchase the rights to Decent FreeSpace. ...

OGZ: If Rage Gamers created a video game

Anyone that has played games know there are rage gamer's, those special few who get really mad when someone is awfully bad at playing the game or sometimes being just awful in general. Sometimes it’s warranted, sometimes not. The gamer's discuss what they would do it th ...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Jay Bartlett Show

Jay Bartlett the star of the upcoming retro gaming inspired documentary directed by Rob McCallum, Nintendo Quest, joins us on this fun and informative episode of The Obsolete Gamer show. We talk about his upcoming film, a little of what happened behind the scenes and hi ...

Jeanette Garcia & Daryl Rodriguez: Pizza with Retrogaming Legends

During the filming of their documentary on the history of gaming, World 1-1. Daryl Rodriguez & Jeanette Garcia interviewed many of the men and women who helped usher in gaming today as we know it. In this clip from their interview on the Obsolete Gamer show, they tell u ...

Alt F4: Mike “NESquester” Wright

A unique outspoken, tell it like it is writer who also professionally wrestled and loves retro games and that's just the start. We talk to Mike "NESquester" Wright about his gaming background, wrestling career and his celebrated writing about classic games. This one was ...

World 1-1 Review

To say the film is thorough would be an understatement although the movie mainly focuses on arcade and console game development. Although I love this film a lot, I can criticize that it barely touches on what was going on in the home computer field, which although Ninte ...

Jan Kavan: Gaming in the Czech Republic

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One of the great things about interviewing people is finding out about their culture and as gamer's, sometimes we can have blinders on believing everyone had a history similar to our own. During our interview with Jan Kavan creator of J.U.L.I.A: Among the Stars, he told us about how gaming developed in the Czech Republic and it was interesting to say the least to hear the differences between there and the U.S. ...

Hearts of Iron III

Hearts of Iron III is not just a strategy game, it is a strategy simulator. This game is the definitive World War 2 simulator. ...

Kid Chameleon

You can collect suits throughout stages by hitting the various P blocks (most of the time they just hold gems), and grabbing masks which transform you into various forms.These include a sword wielding ...

Darkspore

My overall impression of the game is mixed. On one hand, the combat is crisp and fun, especially when you're cooperating with friends. The abilities are satisfyingly destructive and the heroes that ...

The Mummy

The main thing that works about The Mummy is that it never feels that strongly tied to the movie. Instead it feels more linked to a game like Solomon’s Key - in spirit at least. This is a good thing. ...

Doshin the Giant

Doshin the Giant managed to suck me into its world entirely. At its core the game is incredibly simple, yet somehow utterly compulsive: you play a friendly yellow giant whose aim is to help four tribe ...

Wasteland 2 Review

Every location and they way you interact with the people in those locations affects the world in a large or limited way, depending on how relevant they are to the storyline of the game. Much like Fall ...

Megarace 2 Cut Scene Videos (Lance Boyle is a God!)

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These cut scenes consisted of Lance Boyle, the game's host, and always his lovely assistant which either is a different clone every time or Lance is enough of a dick that he never remembers her name or calls her a random woman's name just to troll her. If you've never seen it before press play and prepare to have your mind blown. Here are all the Megarace 2 cut scene videos! ...

Gamer’s Take: Girl Games – From Ignorance to Inclusion

Take a look at this image. As a retro gamer perhaps the first thing one might say is that the history of video games goes back much further than 1995, but obviously that is not the point here. The com ...

Why you should Subscribe to The Obsolete Gamer YouTube Channel

Let’s be honest, there’s tons of YouTube channels out there, great ones even and they are all asking for you to subscribe. Now it’s not a big deal to subscribe to multiple channels, but it would be ni ...

The Daily Awesome: Blitzkrieg 3 Preview

J.A. Laraque and the GPS crew had a chance to check out the World War 2 RTS game Blitzkrieg 3 and also got to talk with lead developer Nikolay Inkatov. ...

The Daily Awesome: the Model G1 from Rabbit Engineering

Today’s Daily Awesome is the Model G1 from Rabbit Engineering. It is an arcade unit that allows you to play almost any NES cartridge. What’s cool is the styling’s which was made to order and features ...

How my Mom saved Christmas

We get to Toys-R-Us and I fly inside not waiting for my mother. In seconds I was at the electronics section. By the time my mother got there I was almost in tears. They had sold the last one just ten ...

Profiled: Judy L. Tyrer

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When you have a passion for games that stays with you your entire life and the drive and focus to peruse what you want in life you can achieve great things. That was just one of the many things we learned in our extended conversation with Judy Tyrer. ...

Profiled: Derek Smart

When you have a chance to talk with someone who created over 17 games you’re going to want to pick his brain on the state of gaming today in comparison to gaming in the past. Derek and his independent ...

Profiled: Brad Smith

Gamer Profiles heads to the great white north to talk with developer, Brad Smith on his latest project titled, Lizard. His Kickstarter brings us a cool platformer for the NES where you explore an 8-bi ...

Gamer Profile: Carrie Swidecki

There was something cute about those twin dragons Bub and Bob that hooked me into the game. Plus I loved the simplicity of the graphics and the background music. This was the 1st game that I became ob ...

Troy Doerner: Cosplay Deviants

My favorite classic game would have to be the original Dragon Quest. I remember playing it when I was younger and spending hours simply exploring what (at the time) was a massive open world. I also lo ...

Gamer Profile: Stephen Barton

I loved 3D Monster Maze on the Spectrum ZX, but Doom really reset the bar entirely. The soundtrack was awesome (especially given the resources available), but what really got me hooked was that it was ...

Gamer Profile: James C. Burns

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I blew a lot of lunch money on that bad boy, but what really hooked me was when I got my first GAMEBOY… I loved the game for a simple reason….endless ammo!!! and endless replays..well... until he battery dies... I came out of the pin ball era where all you got for a quarter (thats about $50 in present day rates) was five metal spheres and it got really expensive really fast just learning how to play…. I could’ve bought a mustang with the cash I stuck in that tin box. With a Game boy I coul ...

Gamer Profile: Jay Mohr

I loved Donkey Kong Jr. and spent so many rolls of quarters on it. There was also Dig Dug at my local Ihop and I wore that out too. I wasn't particularly good at Dig Dug but I loved digging and diggin ...

Gamer Profile: Ryan Culver

Now one of my most memorable video game experiences was playing the original NES at my friend’s house as a kid and working every night to beat Super Mario Bros. It was by far the most popular and tal ...

Gamer Profile: Cambria Edwards

I didn't have gaming consoles growing up, but my cousins did and I was over there all the time. Donkey Kong was one of the first games I ever played and I fell in love. Whenever a new console came out ...

Gamer Profile: Ashly Burch

I really like games that are deceptively complex and that don't hold your hand at all. One of my favorite modern games is Spelunky, as a point of reference. Harvest Moon is actually incredibly nuanced ...

Gamer Profile: William Watterson

4-player Warlords tournaments are the most fun you can have with any gaming system. That grinding sound effect and flashing screen when you toast someone? Brutal. Empowering. Priceless. Unforgettable ...

Profile: Hollyanne Setola

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Alt F4 was honored to feature Hollyanne Setola in our latest episode where we talked about her history of gaming from being introduced to gaming by her grandmother who worked at NASA, to her Counter Strike days with her teammates. We also talked about the current landscape of gaming and todays gamers and the difference between now and only a few years ago. Our discussion about bullying and internet trolls sheds some light on what many, but specifically women deal with in gaming today. ...

Gamer Profile: Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman is a World record holder in DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2 as well as other records on the Nintendo Wii and the original Nintendo Entertainment system. An avid game collector, Todd owns over 1700 ...

Gamer Profile: Dave Vogt

In the end, not Mega Man, not Mario, not even Castlevania could take that spot. It had to be Zelda. This was the game that changed everything for me. The feeling of awe that overwhelmed me the first t ...

Amrack’s Gamer Profile

So my name originated from my youth (like most people). To me a name is like a connection to the past that you can never experience again; it's a memory of what I once was. When I was little (~8 years ...

Gamer Profile: John A Pompa

I love all games. Both old and new, but the classic/retro ones, are the ones that appeal to me more. I'm a collector of game systems and computers. It seems the older I get, the farther I drift back ...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Matt Bradford

One of the first games I used to play (and got addicted to) with my Dad when we first brought home the Intellivision. Like many classics from that time, it connects me back to the 80s when gaming was ...

Profiled: Nick Clarkson

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On this episode of GPS we talked with Nick Clarkson a true gamer who has not only played a large number of classic PC games, but was a pioneer with gaming magazines in the U.K. and worked with a number of great game creators before coming to Merge Games. We talked about his journeyman tour of gaming in the U.K as well as his gaming experiences before diving into Merge’s upcoming titles including, Riot, Albedo and Zombie Kill of the Week. ...

Profiled: Ray Willmott

This episode of GPS takes us across the pond to the U.K. Wales to be exact, where we talked with Ray Willmott of Big Cake Games on their upcoming game for PS4 and PC titled. Cold Horizon. This is the ...

Profiled: Paul Elsy

Paul shared some insights about his journey from being a classic gamer and his love of games like Dune and Sonic the hedgehog to studying Robotics at University before volunteering with the community ...

Profiled: Ichiro Lambe

We talked with Ichiro Lambe from Dejobaan games their incredible game, Elegy for a Dead World where you explore dead civilizations, write about what you find, and share your stories with the world. Yo ...

Profiled: Kevin Mentz

When you have a company known for great games you become even more curious about the people behind them so when we had a chance to talk with Kevin Mentz from Daedalic Entertainment we were excited to ...

Profiled: Aidan Price

We sat down with Aidan Price from East Asia Soft to talk about their upcoming game Lost Sea and about Aidan's gaming influences which included classic games such as the original Super Mario Bros. and ...