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.
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.
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.
You can see the full interview here
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 tells us about his attempt to purchase the rights to Decent FreeSpace.
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 they were rage gamer’s in charge of a game company and the dictatorship-like power they would wield against their player-base.
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 his love of retro games and video game collecting.
Check out the official trailer for Nintendo Quest – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4icM6GKmVM
Also check out our interview with director Rob McCallum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQhlcw6ca3I
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 us about how many of them invited them to hang out afterwards and one even made them homemade pizza.
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 fun and it’s rated R so come prepared for an interesting, informative and funny conversation.
World 1-1 Review
World 1-1 is an amazing video game history documentary movie created by the team made up of Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez, two awesome, young but thorough movie makers from Miami. Although World 1-1 automatically might make you think of the world start screen from Super Mario Bros., the film is actually about what I call the rise and fall of the original Atari (I would have probably called the film The Rise and Fall of Atari). The film covers the birth of video games from their origins in scientific labs, onto games being played on what at the time were time-shared supercomputers, to the creation of arcade video game machines, and onto the rise and fall of early video game consoles (video gaming at home).
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 Nintendo saved the console gaming market (probably what World 1-2 will be about), home computers also saved video games and people’s interest in electronics and computers with great machines such as the Commodore 64, Atari computers, and later Commodore Amiga (much before IBM clones and DOS become popular).
Getting back to what makes World 1-1 so great, the film has many great interviews with not just most of the important people that worked in Atari and Activision but also many interviews by people who work in Microsoft (and other important companies) and many famous people in the video game world such as arcade specialists and many of what I consider to be experts in video game history. This movie is like entering a time machine and seeing what it was actually like to have worked at Atari. There are many great stories of crazy things that would happen or also recollections describing how many breakthroughs came about. Some of the interviews also talk about the important business decisions that took place both from the managerial perspective and how the engineers and the rest of the employees responded to such decisions. Just like everything in life all things must come to an end and the movie deals with the death of the original Atari corporation in a very classy and dignified manner.
I highly recommend you view the movie as part of what I call some of the best movies and shows in video game, internet, hacker, and computer history such as: Pirates of Silicon Valley, Micro Men, Middle Men, The King of Kong, The Social Network, TRON, Takedown, Silicon Valley, and Halt And Catch Fire. World 1-1 and those shows and movies are what I call to be essential to watch if you a true interest in video game history. Chances are that if you’re reading this you already have such an interest.
If I have to give the movie a numerical score I would say it’s a 9.5 out of 10. Stop reading this and go watch it NOW! 🙂
Here is an interview we did with the creators from when they were trying to get the funding for the film:
Here is a further interview we did after it got funded. It talks more about the making of the film:
So this week J.A. decided to take M.A.M.E of the game back to its roots and play one of his favorite Super NES games, Super Castlevania.
We are not sure if he was drinking or not, ok, honestly he is normally like this, but we liked it so why not run with it. He played through the first three stages of the game and promises to deliver the rest in a future episode. So here’s hoping you enjoy his madness.
Check out our review of Super Castlevania 4.
Here you can listen to OST.
Check out our other M.A.M.E of the Game episodes.
MK Tom Brady tells Obsolete Gamer during his Alt F4 interview about what it takes to win in competitive gaming.
We delve into the world of the physiological thriller as we take a look at the update for the indie game, Enola from, The Domaginarium. Before we premiered the trailer we got a chance to talk with creative director, Sergio Rosa about the game as well about one of all-time favorite horror games, Silent Hill.
Enola is a psychological horror/adventure game that delves into the inherent darkness of love, death and revenge. As Enola, you must survive a macabre world conjured up by the tortured memories of her love, Angelica.
Visit: Obsolete Gamer
Devolved and Published by: Domaginarium
Check it out on Steam: Here
Megarace 2 was one of my favorite DOS racing games from the 90s. Sure, the AI in the game was really cheap (think of the catch up option always ON for the computer opponents only) but it had a unique style that in my opinion made it the best game of the entire Megarace series. Part of that style was the hilariously funny videos that were used as cut scenes before and after battles.
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!
You know that just became your favorite cheesy game scene set in a dystopian future!
We talk with World Record holder, Dave Vogt about his love of classic gaming and what it took to become a world record holder.
Favorite Classic Game: The Legend of Zelda
Quote: That is a seriously tough question! 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 time I stepped foot into Hyrule has never quite been duplicated- and the intrigue built from there. That sense of wonder and exploration have not only had a huge part in my getting into game development, but truly cemented my love of video games.