The Obsolete Gamer Show: Ben Gold

The Retrogaming season of OGS continues with another Twin Galaxies legend, Ben Gold.

Ben was a pro gamer and legend at 16 and a member of the inaugural U.S. National Video Game Team. In our extended interview, we discuss what it was like being a gamer during the 80’s, appearing on That’s Incredible and meeting, Walter Day for the first time. If you like classic gaming nostalgia this episode is for you.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Richie Knucklez

We start our new season dedicated to Retrogaming with the King of the Arcade, Richie Knucklez. Fans of Retrogaming will know him from his gaming achievements, the documentary film, King of the Arcade and of course, Twin Galaxies.

In our extended interview, we discuss his experiences running a successful arcade, being a retrogamer and his awesome collection of arcade cabinets.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Aaron Varkonyi (Aliens go Homerun)

We talk with Miami native, Aaron Varkonyi, developer of, Aliens go Homerun an innovative and interesting take on the classic game, Breakout. We talk with Aaron about his game, being a developer in South Florida and his upcoming game, Wonder Wickets.

You can check out, Aliens go home run on Steam

The Obsolete Gamer Show: John Robert Matz

We’re talking video game music with award-winning composer, John Robert Matz. He recently earned at GANG award for the indie game, FOSSIL ECHO and has worked on a number of games such as Artemis and Gunpoint. A lover of games both modern and classic, we personal enjoyed discussing his work on Final Fantasy Tactics.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Chris Rickwood

We talk with award winning composer Chris Rickwood fresh off his Reddit AMA about his work on Smite. We talk with Chris about his work on Smite as well as his other work including, Orcs must die, Age of Empires Online, Metroid Prime 3 and many more and some of the games that has inspired his work.

Check out Chris’s Reddit AMA here:

You can check out more from Chris Rickwood on his official website:

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Jan Taaks (Battle Brothers)

We talk with Jan Taaks on the release of the turned based tactical RPG, battle Brothers available on Steam. 

You lead a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.

We discuss gameplay, tactics and everything else you can expect from the world of Battle Brothers.


  • Manage a medieval mercenary company in a procedurally generated open world.
  • Fight complex turn-based tactical battles with historical equipment and brutal injuries.
  • Permadeath. All characters that die in combat will stay dead – unless they return as the undead.
  • All characters come with their own background stories and traits. Want a stuttering ratcatcher, a greedy witch hunter or a drunkard disowned noble?
  • Character development without a restrictive class-system. Each character gains experience through combat, can level up and acquire powerful perks.
  • Equipment that matters. Different weapons grant unique skills – split shields with axes, stun enemies with maces, form a spearwall with spears or crush armor with a warhammer.
  • Diverse enemy roster. All enemies have unique equipment, skills and AI behavior.
  • A dynamic event system with atmospheric encounters and tough decisions outside of combat.
  • Three late game crises – a war between noble houses, a greenskin invasion and an undead scourge – add a looming threat along with new contracts, enemies and events.
  • Two full hours of orchestral soundtrack.
  • 70 Steam Achievements.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Tim Mullen

We sit down for a discussion with neuroscientist, Tim Mullen who will be heading up a fascinating research study that aims to map similarities in brain activity and in creative style between one thousand people in a shared experience.

Using hundreds of wearable brainwave sensors and cloud technology, Tim and his team aim to visualize and explore this phenomenon as an interactive network of brain activity created in real time by participants in Los Angeles and NYC while they watch the sci-fi film MindGamers. The project is part of an event called 1000 Minds Live, a unique cinematic experience that brings together film, science and technology.

In our discussion, we also talk about the real world science behind the scientists working on ways to eventually allow the human mind to connect directly to the outside world and transcend its current limitations and what challenges they face in bringing theory to reality.

You can find out more about this interesting study being conducted on March 28th (and even sign up to participate) at

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Aaron Varkonyi (Aliens go Homerun)

We talk with Miami native, Aaron Varkonyi, developer of, Aliens go Homerun an innovative and interesting take on the classic game, Breakout. We talk with Aaron about his game, being a developer in South Florida and his upcoming game, Wonder Wickets.

You can check out, Aliens go home run on Steam –

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Bloom Family (Battle for Candora)

Most gamers would be happy if they could just get parents to understand their gaming habits. In this episode, we talk with the Bloom family, Barry, Shelia, Connor, Charlie and Chandler who together created, Battle for Candora a fast-paced CCG where humanity’s last chance for survival lies in the colorful alien world of Candora.

We talk with the Bloom family on creating games and the learning experience it gives their children and what it feels like working with mom and dad on creating a video game.

You can check out Battle for Candora on iTunes

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Pedro Guerra (Good War Games)

We chat with Pedro Guerra, designer/programmer for Good War Games an indie studio based in Miami, Florida and one of many developers that was at the recent GaCuCon gamer cruise. We discuss how the cruise went, starting and being part of an indie game studio and some of his favorite games.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Luminaries of eSports (Walter, Billy, Todd, Ben, Steve, TriForce)

If you are a gamer then you most likely know a little about eSports. eSports is big right now and is only going to get bigger over time. What people may not know is where eSports began. We talk with not only pioneers of gaming, but the first eSports team.

Our guest list for this episode includes:

• Walter Day: Founder of Twin Galaxies
• Billy Mitchell: Gamer of the 20th Century
• Todd Rogers: World’s 1st Professional Gamer
• Ben Gold: 1st World Video Game Champion
• Steve Sanders: Top 16 Gamer of LIFE Magazine 1982
• TriForce Johnson: Founder of Empire Arcadia

We talk about the founding of Twin Galaxies and the effects it had on the gaming world as well as the Life Magazine photo shoot in 1982 and the World’s first television broadcasted video game world championship hosted by ABC’s That’s Incredible. We also discuss the US National Video Game team and 35 years of eSports.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel (GaCuCon)

12-time world FPS champion Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel returns to talk about the upcoming GaCuCon gamer cruise leaving out of Miami Florida on Jan 26th. He will be on that cruise along with several other guests and we wanted to get his thoughts on the event as well as what he and his brand has been up too.

You can check out information on the GaCuCon gamer cruise here.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Ghana’s National eSports event – Playbox’s Gamers Fest

eSports is taking the world by storm as millions watch gamers compete in fighting and RTS games live and online. Most of us as used to seeing competition come from the U.S. Europe and Asia, but Africa also has a strong eSports community and we were happy to sit down with Aaron Boateng founder and event coordinator of event fest to talk about Ghana’s National eSports event, Playbox’s Gamers Fest.

We were also joined by Isaiah TriForce Johnson Founder & CEO Empire Arcadia whose work with the global eSport initiative continues to help expand eSports into new regions. It was an interesting leaning experience to discover the gaming culture with Africa and the eSports scene on the content and talk about the upcoming Gamer fest and release of a new eSports fighting game, Indie Assault that will feature an African character.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Greg Street (Riot Games), Lead Designer of League of Legends

Greg Street joins us on the show and as current lead game designer for Riot Games and their mega hit, League of Legends and his former position as lead systems designer of Blizzard’s mega hit, World of Warcraft you might think we will be talking a lot about games, well you’d be wrong. We’re talking cruises!

Greg is going to be one of several high-profile guests on the upcoming, GaCuCon Game Cruise convention and event being held in Miami on January 26th thru 30th 2017. Hosted by the Miami based, Game Trep team and Make Games Miami, it’s the first of its kind so we wanted to get Greg’s thoughts on conventions, interacting with fans and being stuck on a boat with nowhere to run.

Don’t worry we asked a few gaming related questions too.

You can check on more on the GaCuCon and even book tickets for the cruise on the link below.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Triforce Johnson (Twin Galaxies 35th Anniversary)

The historic Twin Galaxies arcade celebrated its 35th anniversary as hundreds of gamers attended the event in Ottumwa, Iowa to pay tribute to whom many call the father of competitive gaming, founder, Walter Day. We welcome Triforce Johnson back to the show to talk about the history of Twin Galaxies and its importance in video game history.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Andru Fratarcangeli (GaCuCon)

Bringing gamers together in your community can be a daunting challenge be it for a LAN party or an event. Our guest, Andru Fratarcangeli has taken it to the next level working in South Florida to bring together gamers, educators and business to elevate the gaming community as a whole.

His work not only connects gamers in South Florida with local events and meet-up’s, but gives those looking to enter the gaming field another path beyond leaving the state and he also is bringing a new video game convention to Miami as well.

GaCuCon is the Game Culture Con Cruise & Expo, it features a 1-day Expo event in Miami followed by a 4-Day cruise. We talk to Andru about GaCuCon and what you can expect if you sign up for this event.

Learn more about and sign up for GaCuCon here.

Check out GaCu Brawl here.

You can check out GameTrep here.

You can learn more about Make Games Miami here.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Box Brown (Tetris: The Games people play)

We welcome Box Brown author of the book, Tetris: The Games people play, to the show. Box Brown is an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His first book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Tetris: The Games People Play is Brown’s second graphic novel and is set to be released on October 11th  through First Second Books.

Tetris: The Games people play

Here is more from the official description:

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.

Tetris: The Games people play

New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

In our interview we talked about his book as well as video games as an art form and what it takes to breakthrough in artistic pursuits.

You can check out more at Box Brown’s website.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Rick Delano (The Principle)

We welcome Rick Delano producer of the documentary film, The Principle to the Obsolete Gamer Show. His film seeks to debunk the Copernican principle and if you are wondering what that it don’t feel bad, I had forgotten as well.. This was a departure from our normal interviews on OGS, but we all love film and science and when we heard this had some controversy as well we just had to check this out.

First the general Copernican principle is that earth is not in any specially favored or central location in the universe. We are just a blue marble in a big giant playground. The film attempts to prove that earth is not only special but the center of the universe. As you can guess there are competing sides on this and for the most part it ends up becoming a battle of science vs. religion with science being on the we are not the center side and religion being on the we are the center side.


Now the film itself it very well done. Even if you do not know anything about astronomy the documentary takes you through the history of scientific and religious discovery and history and it provides viewpoints from prominent scientists in their fields. There was controversy because some of the scientists interviewed claimed they were misled about the subject matter and I brought this up in the interview. The audio and visuals were well done and put together regardless of what you think of the subject matter and while it definitely is pushing a specific point it does feature opposing points as well.

The Principle Screenshot1

In the interview I try to focus more on how the general public absorbed the film and the ideas and viewpoints it made. When looking at the reviews and comments for the film you saw a lot of attacks and hate for each side. Being an atheist myself, I may not believe in God, but I also not believe in attacking those who do. It was interesting to get Mr. Delano’s viewpoints on how others reacted to his film and the idea of earth being the center of the universe and the impact that would have on daily life.

One should watch documentaries to expand their mind and even if you find you do not agree with the premise or the result you still learned something along the way. I certainly learned something watching The Principle and in my interview with Rick Delano. So check out our interview and let us know what you think and you check out the film here.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Billy Mitchell

The Obsolete Gamer Show returns with its 100th video interview and we welcome video game legend, Billy Mitchell to the show. Love him or hate him, Billy is a champion and world record holder known for his skills in Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and more.

Billy Mitchell has been featured in films such as The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters as well as many other video game documentaries and was part of CNN’s the 80’s.

Being from Hollywood, Florida we got to interview him in person and asked him about his reputation in the gaming world and his thoughts of subjects from gamers hating on each other to what advice he would give a gamer about to hit the big time.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Karolina Kuzia (Seven: The Days Long Gone)

We take a look at Seven: The Days Long Gone, the Isometric, parkour climbing, stealth RPG by Fool’s Theory and we’re joined by story designer and VFX artist, Karolina Kuzia who introduces us to this new world and what we as gamer have to look forward too.

You can check out more on the Official website

Check out the Steam Page for Seven: The Days Long Gone

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Frank Azor & Raymond Watkins (Alienware)

We’re talking Alienware on the latest episode of OGS with Alienware general manager at Dell, Frank Azor. Along with Raymond Watkins, technical marketing manager we decided that instead of spending time going over hardware trends and the latest tech we would discuss some of the history of Alienware and the culture behind the company.

Both J.A. Laraque and Ignacio worked several years at Alienware in Miami Florida before starting Obsolete Gamer so this was as much about reminiscing as about covering some topics and tackling some misconceptions of importance.

We had fun with this one so if you are interested in Alienware talk that is different than you normally see in articles and interviews check this one out.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Nima Fakhara (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)

Remember Kix cereal? Kids love it and moms will too? The idea was the cereal was really good but it was good for you. We often applaud a game when it’s well made, fun to play, but allso teaches you something you most likely would not have learned on your own.

In the story driven game, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday you play as a photographer during the Islamic Revolution in Iran. A period I certainly didn’t know much about before this interview, but our guest who composed the music for this game did.

Nima Fakhara was born in Tehran, Iran and has composed for film, television and videos games. For this game he used traditional Persian instruments to insure an authentic feeling within the game.

In our interview we talk about how players have received the game so far which is currently out on Steam and how he feels the game represented the events that unfolded during that time. We also cover his love of music and his journey from Tehran to Los Angeles.

You can purchase 1979 Revolution now on Steam

You can check on more from Nima Fakhrara on his Official Website

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Steve London (Halcyon 6)

We talk a look at Halcyon 6 the game inspired by classics such as Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL and talk to its composer Steve London who loves classic Commodore 64 and Amiga games, cool pizza toppings and the Toronto Maple leafs.

Halcyon 6 began as a Kickstarter passion project with a goal of $40k and raised over $180k. We get into all that and of course Steve’s love of music in our interview.

About Halcyon:

In the midst of a disastrous war, you and your ragtag group of Terran officers discover an ancient, derelict space station, and attempt to harness its mysterious power to turn the war’s tides in a grand, desperate campaign to save the human race from extinction.

Halcyon is available now on Steam early access.

Bonus: Check out some Halcyon game music from SoundCloud.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The North East FGC Redevelopment Plan with Triforce Johnson & Wes

The eSports industrial revolution is here and now the question is what will the landscape look like once all is said and done. On the East coast side of things Triforce Johnson, CEO of Empire Arcadia and Wes, Vice President of SOS Gamers want to make sure that their fellow gamers are not left on the outside looking in.

Their North East FGC redevelopment plan will give gamers from New York and the Tri-state area more opportunities to prove themselves in a gauntlet (4v4) style team tournaments to earn a place at the top of the eSports food chain.

Check out more on the 8 way run tournament

Check out more on the North East redevelopment plan

Check out SOS Gamers

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Online Gambling & eSports with Scott Cooley (Bookmaker EU)

There’s no denying that eSports is becoming mainstream and will be up there with other sports in viewership as well as participation. One way you can tell this, look to the sports bookers. The gamblers know, they put their money where the action is and know what people will be interested in and they also know a winner when they see one.

We talked with Scott Cooley, the official spokesperson for one of the largest sportsbooks in the world that are now offering betting from some of the biggest eSport tournaments ranging from European Gaming League to Evolution Championship Series and Major League Gaming.

We talked to Scott about the changing face of sports betting and how eSports came to be included in the world of online betting as well as how it may influence how we look at the sport.

You can check out the site here:

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Rob McCallum (Box Art – A Gaming Documentary)

Remember when there was no internet or game demo’s to find out what a game was really like? Remember when box art was really, well, art? Something someone painstakingly created and often received little to no credit for?

We talk with Rob McCallum who’s Kickstarter, Box Art – A Gaming Documentary, explores the history of video game box art and the unsung artists responsible for those images many of us remember and enjoyed.

Last time Rob was on our show we talk about his other successful Kickstarter and gaming documentary, Nintendo Quest and this time he shares more insight into his new project and why you should back it. He also tells us about how he got into the film industry and what aspiring filmmakers can do to make it in the industry.

So check out the show, let us know what you think and visit the Kickstarter page as well as the films website.

Click here for the Box Art Kickstarter

Click here for the Box Art Website

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Q&A with Walter Day and Billy Mitchell

After attending the world premiere of Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler at the Florida film festival in Orlando Florida, Walter Day and Billy Mitchell held a Q&A for those in attendance.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Walter Day

What do you talk about when you sit down with a legend like Walter Day? Crazy horror movies like, Deathbed and the time a 7 year old Japanese girl beat your friend in a video game of course.

Any gamer worth their controller or keyboard knows Walter Day and his work with Twin Galaxies and our conversation with him covers what was truly the birth of eSports and competitive gaming. We also discuss the changing face of gaming and the effect the internet has had on games and gamers alike and the legacy of Twin Galaxies.

You’ll want to check out this interview.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Terry Burtlow

A true retrogamer, collector of classic games oh and he just happens to hold 28 Twin Galaxies world records. We talk with Terry Burtlow about collecting, gaming and more.

Unfortunately, the video had issues in this episode, but it was a great conversation so we wanted to share it.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Blair Reyburn (Evolve Labs)

Today gamers like connectivity and the ability to be social and connect with other gamers and Evolve HQ provide just that where Gamers can connect and play PC games with other gamers from around the world.

We sat down with Blair Reyburn from Evolve Labs to talk about the social aspect of gaming, eSports and their new tournament site, Evolve Arena where you can pit yourself against other gamers and win real money.

Check it out at:

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Anthony Gowland – Ant Workshop (Binaries)

Sometimes you don’t find your true passion until you walk away from the corporate world and start your own business and that is what our guest Tony Gowland did. He’s had a fruitful career working for companies such as Rockstar and Activision and then founded Ant Workshop, an indie studio that is set to release their game, Binaries.

We talk with Tony about his time working on AAA titles like GTA: Chinatown Wars and Red Dead Redemption and his move to creating his own studio and about his latest game, Binaries, a unique look at the PC puzzle platformer.

Check out Binaries on Steam –


The Obsolete Gamer Show: Paula Powered

Imagine being a rockstar, on stage, preforming for your fans. Now imagine using video game inspired music to do it. We sit down with the dynamic trio from Paula Powered the British-French-Digital group featuring, Sally Ann on vocals, Sylvain de St Pierre on guitar and their Amiga 1200. We discuss how they got together and what it is like preforming for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Check them out on –

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Richard Wood – Brut@l (Stormcloud Games)

We’re talking Brut@l, a re-imaging of the classic ASCII dungeon crawler with its roots in classic gaming but with a 3D style today’s gamers can enjoy. We let you know can expect from the game with producer, Richard wood.

More about Brut@l:

Choose your hero: Ranger, Mage, Warrior or Amazon then descend into a procedurally generated world constructed entirely from ASCII.

Your goal? Reach the 26th floor, vanquish the fearsome Guardian of the Dungeon and claim his crown.

Sound easy? It won’t be. It will be Brut@l.

Craft and enchant weapons, brew and drink strange potions, risk their effects and level up your hero based on the play style that suits you. Most of all, survive for as long as you can as you battle Trolls, Orcs, Rockmonsters, Lycanthorpes and many more in this Brut@l roguelike.

Share the adventure by exploring Brut@l’s dungeon with a friend in local co-op, lay waste to the hordes of enemies that stand between you and floor 26, and evoke the nostalgia of all night gaming sessions from years past.

Get creative with Brut@l’s Dungeon Creator, an intuitive editing tool that lets you build, play, share and even die in your very own dungeon.

Brut@l launches on PlayStation®4 in Q2 2016. PC, Mac and Linux launch date TBA.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Tim McVey (Man vs. Snake)

This is why we love interviewing gamers. Imagine playing those hardcore classic games like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man and Centipede and dominating them. Tim McVey not only did that but was the first person to reach one billion points in the game Nibbler. His score and that game is the focus of the documentary film he is featured in called Man vs. Snake.

We talk with Tim about growing up in the arcades and playing at the original Twin Galaxies and what it was like being a gamer when one quarter would get most players a few minutes max on a game while they would often go for several hours.

More on Man vs Snake:

If you ever played the game “Snake” on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you’re familiar with “Nibbler,” the original “snake” game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer not the bomber) who in 1984, on a single quarter (and over forty-four hours of non-stop play) was the first person in history to score over one billion points on a video game.

This historic accomplishment led the City of Ottumwa to declare a civic day in Tim’s honor (Tim McVey Day) and present him with the key to the city. Twenty-five-years later, when rumors of a higher score surface online, attributed to Italian kick-boxing champion Enrico Zanetti, it calls into question everything Tim McVey has believed for decades and forces him to make a decision: either set a new world record, or risk losing his legacy forever.

Now middle-aged and out of shape, Tim discovers that reclaiming the Nibbler title will not be easy. Packed with unexpected twists and turns, the film documents one of the epic achievements of the classic gaming era and proves a powerful tale of the triumph of the human spirit.

Check out the official website for Man vs. Snake:

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Sean Kelly – National Videogame Muesum

You’ve seen awesome personal collections of classic videos games. Maybe you’ve been to a video game convention and seen a display showcasing retrogaming. Now you have a whole museum dedicated to the history of the video game industry.

Super Nintedo Controller


We sat down with Sean Kelly one of the co-founders of the National Videogame Museum in Frisco Texas. Sean tells us about how they got there from their exhibits at E3 to just how many consoles, games and memorabilia you will have access to. Not only is the museum interactive, but also features rare artifacts and even the actual office of Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software.

Anyone with a love of video game classic or modern should check this out.

More on NVM:

The museum provides a physical location that interactively displays the history and impact on popular culture that videogames have had on the public. The museum features more than 100,000 videogame consoles, games, artifacts and more than 25 years of historical documents and data archives. NVM is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit and was founded by John Hardie, Sean Kelly and Joe Santulli.

The founders have collected videogame artifacts and other materials since the 1980s and have spent the past 20 years tracking-down the pioneers of the videogame industry to document their innovations and contributions. Also during that time, they have been building historical videogame exhibits at all of the major industry events and have come to be known as the foremost historians of videogame history.

Together, they formed the Videogame History Museum in 2009 and set out to find a permanent home. In September 2014, The City of Frisco voted unanimously to build out the unfinished area in the Frisco Discovery Center and allow it to be the new home of the National Videogame Museum. The family-friendly museum serves as a trip down memory lane for people of all ages who grew up playing videogames well as those who are interested in a deeper understand of the origins of the industry.

Learn more at:

The Obsolete Gamer Show: William Townsend (Open Season – Scared Silly)

William_Townsend_OGSGamers are everywhere and everyday we find more and more of them enjoying what we all love even when working on say an upcoming film. William Townsend stars in the latest film in the Open Season series, Open Season: Scared Silly and we sat down with him to talk about the film and his love of gaming.

During recording, William often left the Sony lot just to head home and play video games and he talked to us about his gaming roots as well as how he views gaming in Hollywood.




Open Season celebrates its 10th anniversary with this film which you can check on March 8th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.


The Obsolete Gamer Show: Zac Eubank (Hyper RPG)

You’ve seen many type of Twitch TV channels. Most of the time it is a simple stream with a game and a gamer and that alone can be all it takes to make a good channel. However, what about those who take it to the next level, those who really add more to the TV part of Twitch TV by upping the production value and offering a variety of shows 5 days a week?

We talk with Zac Eubank who created the Hyper RPG Twitch channel that will do just that. Now this isn’t Zac’s first run at this, he was the show-runner for Geek and Sundry’s Twitch channel and with Hyper RPG his goal is to offer even more unique programming for fans to enjoy.

Zac talk about what you will be seeing on his channel and the hard work and though that goes into creating a channel that is fun and will keep you engaged. If you ever wanted to know about creating content for Twitch TV you need to check this out.

Hyper RPG! is an independent Twitch channel led by Zac Eubank, former Show-runner of Geek and Sundry. This Redmond-based studio is centered on capturing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer in gaming: behind-the-scene studio tours, interactive digital and tabletop gaming, interviews with key game industry game makers, and more. Hyper RPG! can be viewed for 10-hours-a-day, Monday – Friday,

Check out the Hypre RPG Twitch Channel here.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Music of Forza 6 with Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen

If you love games you’re more than likely to love video game music. This goes double it you love racing games. There is something about the sound of a good tune while racing down the countryside or on a track. What does it take to but such a score together to make an iconic soundtrack?

Forza 6 Soundtrack

With the release of the Forza Motorsport 6 video game soundtrack we sit down with composers Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen who talk to us about their love of music not only for video games, but their work in television on shows such as, Wolverine and the X-Men, The Chronicle and The Science of Star Wars and films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.

We talk about the ins and outs of music the fans love to hear and how each track is created specifically to hit that perfect emotional moment.

You can check out more from Michael on his official website.

You can check out more from Kaveh on his official website.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Piko Interactive

For those of you who have been fans of Obsolete Gamer for a while, you will know we started as a classic gaming website and love all things Retrogaming.

For this episode of OGS we feature Eli from Piko Interactive a company that develops and publishes new and previously released games for classic consoles. Imagine playing Duke Nukem 3D for the Sega Genesis, yes, you can do that!

We talked with Eli about his company, his gaming background and some of his favorite classic games. Fans of vintage games will really want to check this one out.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Inside Pro gaming with Joshua Laus

We see the articles and the streams and sometimes even the big time tournaments, but what is it like being a pro gamer? We wanted to learn more about the community around professional gaming and eSports so we asked one.

Joshua Laus our eSports corespondent takes us through the world of pro gaming and believe me, it’s a wild ride.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: War of Rights

Now they say you shouldn’t have the same act twice but as a lover of FPS games we personally thought a game set in the civil war would be pretty awesome and that is exactly what War of Rights brings to the table.

This title intends to bring the gameplay and authenticity that not only gamers would expect but Civil War reenactors as well. We talked to the team behind War of Rights about what player can expect from the game.

The kickstarter was FUNDED. If you want to check out the game’s homepage click here:

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Behind the scenes of Twin Galaxies Live with Xander Denke

Step inside a video game streaming channel, but not just any channel, Twin Galaxies Live. We talk with Xander Denke about what it is like running and hosting a web stream and the challenges of dealing with guests and the audience.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Loris Malek – Moon Spider Studios

We’ve talked with fantastic people from around the world and Loris from Moon Spider is no different. Their game, Harold is an interesting mix between Pitfall and Lemmings that gives you that hardcore, but unique gameplay that gamers have been asking for.

Loris grew up in France and could have opened up shop in his home town or the west cost of the U.S. but made Miami his home. He is a true fan of classic games and even had an awesome system of sharing console systems and games growing up as a kid in Nice, France, check out our extended interview to learn more.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Judy L. Tyrer

When you have a passion for games that stays with you your entire life and the drive and focus to pursue 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 L.Tyrer.

We began with her early career and discussed her progression from starting out after university to working with companies such as Ubisoft and Sony Online Entertainment and then transitioned into her current project Ever Jane.

Set in the world of Regency England and the works of Jane Austin, the upcoming MMO is a refreshing change of pace from your standard kill and collect loot RPG. Judy walked us through the world her and her team have been working furiously on to have it ready for its January 2016 release date.

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Albion Online with Peter Newman & Christoph Hombergs

In this episode we’re talking Albion Online, the upcoming MMORPG that features a robust crafting system, player economy and PVP which you can play on your PC, MAC and even tablet devices. Christoph Hombergs joins us to talk about what players can expect in the world of Albion Online.

Additional we are joined by author Peter Newman. After the successful launch of his novel, The Vagrant, Paul is now writing for Albion Online soon to publish the companion book titled, Landfall. We talk with him about the story and how it will even include references to actual players and guilds within the game.

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Business of Gaming with William Volk

Gaming is serious business not only within the game, but in the real world as millions can be made and lost in the industry. Sometimes, it gets complicated and that’s when we turn to legendary game developer and CCO of Playscreen William Volk to school us in the ways of the business of gaming.

We talk with William Volk about the PC dominance in revenue over mobile and even console games and why gamers are willing to pay for DLC or episodic games, but not in mobile in app purchases.

We also talk about EA pulling out of E3 and how not only this convention but perhaps all gaming conventions may just not be worth it to triple A developers.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Aidan Price – East Asia Soft

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

Aidan also worked on a number of projects before his work as game designer on Lost Sea included Brink and Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers.

Aidan comes to us from Hong Kong so we can add that stamp to our virtual passport of places we have visited on Gamer Profiles and he gave us some inside into how gamers and arcades are a bit different than in the States and his native U.K. so check out the interview and let us know what you think.