The Obsolete Gamer Show: 20XX, Until Dawn


It’s like going back to the beginning but better. Not our first show, but think of it like a brand new series launch!

We’re bringing together the best of many of our other web series such as Alt F4 and Beyond the Gamer Trailer and incorporating them into OGS to delivery what we hope will be one entertaining show.

For our first episode we are still getting used to the new format and it was a little clunky, but we will be adding a lot over the next few shows to deliver and fun and informative experience.

This week we started off with some interesting videos including a cool symphony performance on, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and a strange flash game staring Jeb Bush.

Next we premiered the trailer for 20XX and spoke with Eitan Glinert president of Fire Hose Games about you can expect from the upcoming game.

In our news segment we covered Kanye West’s Twitter rant about Micros-transactions, a robber that may have been inspired by Metal Gear Solid and Twitch T.V. banning so-called “Twitch Sluts.

Our professional gamer segment titled Alt F4 returned and our resident pro gamer Joshua broke down some top stories top stories of the day.

Finally we premiered a new segment the quickie review that turned out to not be quick at all. We reviews the PS4 exclusive, Until Dawn and was joined by Liz Poisonkiss who told us all about her adventure in what I called the “CW horror” game.

We all learned a lot from our first new formatted show and will have a more changes and improvements for our next show including more guests and gameplay footage. So let us know what worked and didn’t work.

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 can imagine wrestlers can get crazy so the first story he told us was pretty NSFW so just keep that in mind as you watch this, but honestly, if you ever read or watched anything about wrestling (or football for that matter) it’s not surprising to hear of a story like this.

Mike also shared some other memories of his wrestling days in this clip about interactions with wrestlers and how they treated him and others on their way up and down in the industry.

Profile: Hollyanne Setola

Name: Hollyanne Setola

Favorite Classic Game: Donkey Kong Country

We are in the age of gaming for all the good and the bad. The good, a smart, talented woman who began her love of gaming at age 5 and by age 12 was getting into competitive gaming where she has achieved much success. The bad, dealing with trolls, haters and mean spiritedness that are far too often associated with gaming.

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.

Overall an excellent talk with a very interesting gamer. We hope you will watch and let us know what you think.

Why you should Subscribe to The Obsolete Gamer YouTube Channel

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 nice if you knew why you were subscribing so we at Obsolete Gamer won’t just tell you why, we will show you.

Our channel is conversation and discussion focused, we like talking to people be it other gamers, people in the industry, celebrities or fans. However, we split our shows up so you can watch or listen to what you like based on your preference. So here is the rundown.

The Obsolete Gamer Show


This show spawned out of our original radio show where we would talk with anyone about video games. As we great bigger and went to conventions, we were lucky enough to meet actors who work in the gaming and entertainment industry. We decided to change to focus to make OGS the premiere show to showcase those guests.

The Gamer Profiles Show


With OGS we needed a show for the developers and publishers in the gaming industry. We already had our gamer profiles which were in article format, but we thought it would be great to be able to have people see and hear from their favorite developers and publishers from around the world. With GPS, we bring you conversation style interviews, it’s not so much about a specific game, but more the people and companies and even the culture behind it. We love talking to people around the world about games and seeing the differences and what makes all gamers the same.

The Obsolete Gamers


Sure it’s a little confusing, but with OGS and GPS we needed a place for the writers and contributors of the site to just hang out and talk about all the gamer and geek stuff we used to do on the old radio/podcast version of the Obsolete Gamer Show. With OGZ, we record a long show, but then break it down into funny clips and share them with you as often as can. Now, this show is Rated R, sometimes a bit higher than that, but it’s all in good fun and we mean no harm, just gamers trying to have fun and keep it funny.

Alt F4


When we added some professional gamers to the staff the question was asked, why we don’t have a show for them and so Alt F4 was created. This show is all about swagger, we reach out to the best of the best, the ones who believe gaming is series business and have the awards and cash to prove it. Here you can learn about how they got to where they did and maybe how you can to or just talk some trash.

M.A.M.E. of the Game


While Obsolete Gamer is more discussion, profile focused now we are still retro gamers at our core and M.A.M.E. of the game is our show to feature a mix of gameplay footage and commentary with a bit of humor to put our own spin on an old concept. Sometimes we might play a new game, but for the most part we will play a series of older games based on a theme.

We need your Input

So there you have it, we also have non-commentary gameplay footage, classic commercials and footage from events we go to such as E3, CES, Blizzcon, ComicCon and more. We also are always looking for new people to talk to so we take suggestions.

We are constantly uploading new videos and booking new guests so I hope you will consider subscribing and spreading the word about Obsolete Gamer and our channel.

So what do you say?

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Tiger Direct Titanfall Tournament

The hosts of  Alt F4Joshua Laus and J.A. Laraque will be at the Flagler location for Tiger Directs Titanfall Tournament today, June 21, 2014 in Miami Florida providing coverage for this event. If you do not already know about the tournament here is the word on today’s events.

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WHAT:          TigerDirect is proud to announce the first ever live streaming tournament of TitanFall! Sponsored by Xbox One, Creative Labs, TigerDirect and BAWLS, 16 teams will fight for the right to be crowned Titanfall Champion. The top two teams will enjoy free premium gaming headsets provided by Creative Labs. In addition to exclusive Xbox One deals, free giveaways from TigerDirect, and free drinks from BAWLS, contestants are also eligible to win cash prizes up to $1500.

WHO:              TigerDirect.com, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) and retailer specializing in consumer electronics, technology products and computer services; XBOX, one of the world’s leading video game companies created by Microsoft; BAWLS, a soft drink with the Amazonian stimulant Guarana.

WHEN:          Saturday, June 21, 2014 | 2-6PM ET

WHERE:        TigerDirect Flagler Store, 47795 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144

PRIZES:         1st Place Grand Prize: $1,500 | 2nd Place: $900 | 3rd Place: $600

DIGITAL:       www.tigerdirect.com & www.twitch.tv/therealtigerdirect for a live stream of the entire tournament

Now if you are local, come on by and check out the event if you are not already part of the tournament (and you should be) for those of you who are not local, you do not even need to go anywhere, just stay right here and watch the live Twitch Stream of the event!

Alt F4 #3 MK Tom Brady

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Alt F4 #3 MK Tom Brady

In the arena of fighting game tournaments few people have had an impact as large as MK Tom Brady. Whether it is community leadership or stand out competitor Tom Brady has been a staple with in the Nether Realm Community.

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Through his hard work he has earned various spots outside of fighting games as a tester with Nether Realm Studios for games such as Injustice: Gods Among Us and the legendary rebirth of the classic fighting game Mortal Kombat. He’s also competed and won various major tournaments and even competed in the WCG. He also has been a color commentator for MLG during the return of the fighting game season.

Now prepare yourselves for a trip not only into the life of a professional gamer but a living legend who has seen his fair share of blood spilled in the spectrum of Kombat.

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Alt F4 Episode 2: Dave Vogt

Alt F4 Episode 2: Dave Vogt

Alt F4 is back for another episode and this week we bring you multiple world record holder, Dave Vogt. Dave holds records in a number of classic games including Castlevania and has been featured on Twin Galaxies and Video Game Score Board.

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Obsolete Gamer recently posted his Gamer Profile and it was great to talk to him about his gaming history, the fact that his parents were gamers as well as his wife and that he is passing it on to his children.