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.

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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.

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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: 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 – John Rodd

We all love video game music in one way or another. Often we do not even realize exactly why, that it takes the work of a talented sound engineer to put together the sounds and music in just the right way to give the story true impact and emotion.

John Rodd is one of those engineers and one of the best in the business. His credits include work on Breaking Bad, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and recently, Star Wars Battlefront along with many more.

John takes us through his history from sneaking into see Star Wars at age 11 to working with huge names in the entertainment industry. He also told us about his craft and what it takes to bring emotion to a story be it in television, video games or film.

The Obsolete Gamer Show #8: The year was 2015

We’re recapping 2015! The Obsolete Gamer Show looks back at some of their funnier and interesting interviews and skits including guest clips from Jordan Weisman, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson, Regina Carpinelli, Richard Morgan and more.

We also look back on some of our favorite games and interesting gaming news stories that had an impact on the gaming world.

You can also listen or download the podcast version below.

The Obsolete Gamer Show #7: Tre Cardwell, Hollyanne Setola, The Sacramento Kings

The LAN party is alive and well! We talk with Tre Cardwell of LVG Lan about getting gamers together in the age of online gaming and what it takes to put together a successful LAN party. We also reminisced about video game related trolling done in our youth and not so distant past.

We also premiered out new Gamer Stories segment where we hear stories of achievements, humor, romance and pure ownage during gaming sessions and we were happy to start with Hollyanne Setola’s gamer story.

Finally, Obsolete Gamer has been doing Gamer Profiles for years and we continue to reach out to gamers from all over the world to discover their favorite game. We have had a lot of great profiles from celebrities to professional gamers and even a professional baseball player and now we can add the Sacramento Kings to that list as we premier their Gamer Profile.

LVG-LAN Nov 2016

January 30-31st, 2016
Doors open at 12pm
Bank Street Annex (In the Easton Circle)

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The Obsolete Gamer Show #6: Isaiah-Triforce Johnson

We welcome CEO and founder of Empire Arcadia, world record holder and classic gamer, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson to the show this week for a candid conversation about his early days of gaming from playing his first videos games on the Game and Watch to tearing it up in the arcades of New York.

There was no subject off the table from his thoughts on gamers today to the controversy surrounding his company and how some people in the gaming community view him. Triforce wanted to set the record straight on a number of issues and we let him say his peace.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Actifail, The Game Awards Nominees

What do you do when 95% of your staff is playing Fallout 4 and not working on show prep and booking guests? You focus on your roots and talk gaming, gaming, and gaming.

First up we discussed a few little things Activision could have purchased with the 5.9 Billion dollars they spent on Candy Crush such as LucasFilms or Marvel for example.

Next up we received the nominees for the 2015 Game Awards and discussed each of the prime categories. The Game Awards will take place live on December 3, 2015 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will be streamed simultaneously on gaming screens globally via a range of partners, including go90, YouTube, Twitch, Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and TheGameAwards.com.

Now the nominees were pretty console and Triple A heavy as well with big names such as Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Super Mario Maker, The Witcher 3 and Halo 5, but there were also some Indie games like, Ori and the Blind Forest, Her Story and Rocket League. However we felt there was a lot missing, but what can you do, it is the way of many gaming award shows.

Finally we talked some StarCraft 2, Legacy of the Void and got a non-spoiler review and opinion on the final campaign of the series from our friend and hardworking OG member Magnolia.

All in all a good show, very game heavy with lots of game footage from the nominees so check it out and as always let us know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Jordan Weisman, Regina Carpinelli

This week we have two great Kickstarter’s so get your wallets ready.

First up we talked with Jordan Weisman creator of BattleTech, MechWarrior, Shadowrun and Crimson Skies just to name a few on the BattleTech Kickstarter by Harebrained Schemes. Mr. Weisman was kind enough to give us an extended interview as J.A. played the role of the newbie to the BattleTech universe while Ignacio was the awestruck fan.

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Check out the Kickstarter here.

Next up was our conversation with Regina Carpinelli, CEO of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo which is having their three day even Oct 30 thru Nov 1. We talked about the beginnings of the comic book convention and what it takes to run one including some funny behind the scenes stories.

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Check out information on the expo here.

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 plans 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.

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Check out their Kickstarter here.

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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.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: James C. Burns

We had a chance to talk with actor James C. Burns about his film, Coldwater also talked about his iconic character from Call of Duty Black Ops, Frank Woods.

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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 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

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Dave Vogt

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.

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.

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Ryan Culver Show

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Ryan Culver Show

People often like to play a game when a movie is going to be made. They want to pick the actors that they feel should be in it based on, who they feel would be the best fit. In some cases they also pick who they feel should not be in them as well.

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With the Uncharted movie buzz there is no doubt who we at Obsolete Gamer feel should be staring in the lead. He already played the part in the commercial for PlayStation’s All Star Battle Royale and oh, by the way, he pretty much lives the part in real life. Not only is Ryan Culver an actor, but his is a pilot, a true adventurer and does extreme sports as well, seriously, who better to play Nathan Drake.

On this episode we talked with Ryan about his work on that commercial as well his other work including appearances on Spin City, Charmed, N.C.I.S and Hot in Cleveland. We also talked about his incredible travels around the world and how anyone can become an adventurer by taking that first step outside their own home.

It was a fascinating a fun conversation so check it out and let us know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Patrick Scott Patterson Show

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Patrick Scott Patterson Show

For this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show we talked with Multi-Media personality, Patrick Scott Patterson, a man who has Guinness World Records in multiple video games, has appeared on television and in movies and documentaries, owns his own website where he has been writing articles and showcasing gamers and people from the gaming industry for years. Oh and did I mention he was a wrestler as well?

Patrick Scott Patterson

Scott has excellent takes on a wide range of topics important to gamers and the gaming industry as well and he does not just fire them off from the comment section of a website, he gets out there and debates them against a public that often only knows the stereotype of gamers that has been written and handed out to the masses.

If you like a robust conversation as much as I do then this episode is for you. We cover a variety of topics from how gamers are looked at by society at large to video game journalism to cyber bulling and the changing world of video game media including websites, television and streaming services such as Twitch TV.

So check out the show and let us know what you think.

The James C. Burns Show

The James C. Burns Show

For this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show we talked with actor James C. Burns about his upcoming film Coldwater which will be release in select theaters, iTunes and video on demand on August 15th.

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Now gamers may know him best as Frank Woods from the Call of Duty Black Ops series. Check out cool video from his YouTube channel where he takes us on a quick tour of Vicon, where motion capture for the Call of Duty Black Ops series is done.

Earlier in the week we did a Gamer Profile on Mr. Burns where he told us about his favorite classic game, Space Invaders. In our interview (after some small technical difficulties) we started off talking about his start with Treyarch and what it was like playing Frank Woods and the values and skills he brought from being a professional hockey coach to being an actor.

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His experience teaching kids as well as playing Frank Woods was an important factor when it came to playing Colonel Frank Reichert in Coldwater. We also talked about an upcoming project he is working on called, Nam Zombies:

Nam Zombies is about a covert Special Forces unit that discovers the existence of the undead in the jungles of Vietnam during the cold war era. It’s like Predator meets Platoon meets Resident Evil and toss in Frank Woods and that sounds pretty awesome to us.

All in all, it was an awesome interview so check it out and let us know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel

The Fatal1ty Show

If you ever had someone tell you do stop playing games and just “grow up” maybe you should tell them about Johnathan Wendel, better known as under his gamer name, Fatal1ty. We had a chance to talk to Fatal1ty from Las Vegas and first off let me say I was very jealous of his awesome view of the Vegas strip. For those of you who might not be very familiar with Fatal1ty here is the rundown.

Johnathan Wendel

Johnathan began playing professionally in late 1999 mainly in FPS games and most notably known in Quake. He had won a ton of championship titles and about half a million in cash and prizes from professional competitions. Beyond that he has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Forbes and MTV.

Not only is Jonathan a professional gamer but an entrepreneur as well. He began his own company Fatal1ty Inc. which sells a number of gaming items including motherboards, power supplies, mouse pads and sound cards.

Fatal1ty has been a great friend to Obsolete Gamer first giving us a Gamer Profile and then following that up with a full Interview. He has appeared on the Obsolete Gamer before in our podcast format which you can still listen to. For this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show we talked about his gaming career, his upcoming product lines and the road from being a gamer with a dream to building an empire.

The Obsolete Gamer Show #36

William Watterson - Jim Peyton

This week on the Obsolete Gamer show we got to talk with actor, William Watterson. Not only is he a talented voice and screen actor, but he is voicing the main character, Jim Peyton in the upcoming game, Lost Planet 3.

Check out his gamer profile which includes the Lost Planet 3 trailer and his reel.

This was a great interview. William started out in a band and then made his way to screen acting and then voice acting working on L.A. Noir. He has worked on a number of screen projects and was even a body double for Nic Cage. Not only is he a gamer, but he even invented a drinking game for the Atari 2600 classic game Warlords.

William was also a comic book collector so we not only talk about that and the collection on my wall, but also the new of Ben Affleck getting the role of Batman. Check out the clip below.

Overall a great interview so check it out on our podcast page where you can watch the video or download the audio podcast for ITunes or listen to it via Stitcher Radio.

The Obsolete Gamer Show #31 Rose Colored Glasses

J.A. Laraque

We celebrated our first Google + Live Hangout and episode #31 of the Obsolete Gamer Show. We began with Xander Denke from 1337 Lounge Live which is an awesome video game channel now hosted on Twitch TV and brought to you by Jace Hall of The Jace Hall show. We talk about how the channel game about and the process for all the awesome guests who we get to see in the lounge. If you haven’t checked it out you should. See below for the promo they shot when I was on the show.

Next we talked Xbox One with Grace Snoke who wrote about her views on the recent press release that has caused quite a storm within the gaming community. If you haven’t seen it yet you can check out the highlights in the video below. We covered everything from the rumors surrounding paying a fee for used and borrowed games to the controversy surrounding the always on internet connection requirement. While we answered a lot of questions we also created a lot more and in the end we will have to wait till E3 to answer them.

Finally we talked about looking back on games with rose colored glasses. At some time we all looked back on something we did and thought it was awesome only to go back and realize it wasn’t as good as we thought. This happens in gaming as well. We each talked about a game that we had such found memories of, but just did not live up to the hype we gave it.

We want to thank Xander and Grace for coming on and you can either watch the show below or click on this link to view the show page where you can listen to it via Stitcher Radio or Itunes, you can also always get the app for Stitcher to listen to the show anytime and download the show from Itunes for your apple device.

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There is also a 3-Day streaming event to raise money for the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornado. You can read about it on Team Rubicon, and watch the stream on their Twitch TV channel.

Impact: Gaming Communities

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This week on OGS we talked with Casey Scheld from Raptr about how that community has grown over the past few years into successful gaming community where gamers can read reviews, share achievements, earn all types of goodies and just hang out and have fun. There have been a ton of gaming communities that have brought gamers together like Dwango, HEAT, Kali, Gamespy and Steam. On the panel, we discuss the impact these communities has had on gaming culture and the marriage of social media and gaming.

So check it out and let us know what you think and remember, you can download our podcasts on ITunes and now we are available on Stitcher Radio.

Gamer Parents: Growing up a Gamer

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Gamer Parents: Growing up a Gamer

This week our Gamer Parent series continues on our podcast as the group talks about what it was like for our parents dealing with kids who were growing up gamers. We talked about J.A. Laraque’s story about his mother spending x-mas eve searching for a NES and the different types of bargaining we a kids had to do in order to get the games and systems we wanted. Finally we discussed when our parents began to understand our gaming ways and even joined in on the gaming action.

So check it out and let us know what you think and remember, you can download our podcasts on ITunes and now we are available on Stitcher Radio.

 

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: E3 Rocks, Jimmy Kimmel Sucks

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This week we talked about our trip to E3 2011 and the various games and products we saw while at the convention. We also discussed how while E3 is awesome it can grow old pretty quick. There was a little Wii 2 hate to be had as we discussed its lack of Blu-Ray, but the most hate came from my story of going to the horrible Jimmy Kimmel show and being given a potato. All in all a pretty funny show.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: E3 Rocks, Jimmy Kimmel Sucks

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Pre-E3 2011

E3-2011

This week we had a full house as we went over some of the things we are looking forward to at this year’s E3. We began first with a few news items that were posted on our Facebook page. One of the news items talked about married men divorcing their wives to play World of Warcraft and the other was about Chinese prisoners being forced to play World of Warcraft, we felt marriage, prison and W.O.W. went together perfectly.

We then talked about the rumor that Nintendo is going to announce the Wii 2 at E3 2011 and that it will include a Blu-ray player and be faster than the Playstation 3. We all could see how good Zelda, Kirby and Metroid would look on the new system. We also talked about Sony apologizing to their fans and perhaps giving us something else to talk about. We also spent a hot minute bashing Call of Duty 3.

All in all a great show and we were happy to have Paul and Mark with us. Next week we will be at E3 2011 in L.A. so look for our full E3 2011 podcast coming soon.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The Pre-E3 2011 Show

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: You’re full of Sh*t

full of shit

This week we continued our attack on SOE and the community letter sent out by Lorin Jameson which led to the topic of how game companies and the people that work for them often bullshit us. We also talked about the decision to removed blood and the original fatalities from Mortal Kombat for the SNES. Overall, we spent the time calling people out and had a great time at it.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: You’re full of Sh*t

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Your MMO Blueprint Sucks

Atari and Cryptic Logo

This week Ignacio and I asked for some topic recommendations via our Facebook fan page. We began the show talking about Ignacio’s continuing addiction to League of Legends and then moved into the  topic of Atari dumping Cryptic like a ugly prom date. In addition, we covered some of the ongoing Sony troubles after being hacked and the future of MMO’s and the fact that the days if pumping out tons of MMO’s to make millions looks to be over.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Your MMO Blueprint Sucks

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Osama got Ganked

Osama Ganked

This week on the Obsolete Gamer Show we were joined in the studio by Mark who you may have seen from the Starfox gameplay video we did. The show began by talking about Sony’s recent hacking of their database where access to over 25 million accounts may have been gained. When then turned to our main topics of the night. In honor of Osama getting ganked we talked about our favorite wartime and counter terrorist games. We had a great time and we hope you enjoy the show.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Osama got Ganked

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Back to Business

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This week we had our flame-war starting writer, Umar back in the studio and the talk focused on most of the staff playing League of Legends. We also talk about failing or failed MMO’s and pricing of games and MMO and the differences between a rabid gamer and a rabid sports fan. All in all a good show, let you know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Back to Business

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Girls, girls, girls

Gamer Relationships

What happens when you have a bunch of gamers talk about girls, well you have this week’s Obsolete Gamer Show. Ignacio, Tom and J.A dive into the lovely subject of getting, retaining and dealing with girls as a gamer. I am sure once again, we offended a ton of people, especially Tom, but it is a good look into the mind of some games and their views on relationships.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Girls, girls, girls

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The Obsolete Gamer Show: Fan Q and A

Q and A session

This week on the Obsolete Gamer Show we turned to our fans to answer their questions from our Facebook Fan page. We had our good friend Tom in the studio and was able to get though most of the questions.

Here is a list of the questions we answered.

Why did bloody EA have to buy Criterion Software and shag up the Burnout series?

What is the most unusual game console you ever had the opportunity to play?

How long before sony gets serious about their portables?

What are your favorites quotes taken from games and why?

Which chips challenge do you prefer and why?

What is Batman’s stance on legalizing marijuana?

Who would win out of Sonic and Mario in a Hell in the Cell match?

For those questions we did not get to don’t worry, we will add a question of the day part to our show to answer your questions.

In the meantime, have a listen and leave us some feedback.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Q and A

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OGS: The NES Show

NES console
NES console

OGS is finally back with a brand new show! This show we tackled the NES from its beginnings, all the great games and accessories for it and much more. We were joined by our newest NES and SNES writer Luis and had OGS regulars Umar Khan and Edgar Median call in and share their experience with the Nintendo Entertainment System.

All in all it was a great time, lots of laughs and we know you will enjoy it. So head on over to the OGS main page to listen or you can download the show using ITunes.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Episode 7

PVP vs non-pvp PVE
PVP vs non-pvp PVE

Player versus Player and Player versus Environment was the topic for this week’s show. We were happy to have our good friend Edwin in the studio with us and had a great conversation via Skype with longtime Obsolete Gamer fan, Liz Poisonkiss.

We started off with a recap of last week’s show which featured MMO’s and then moved into our Facebook fanpage question of the week which asked which our fans preferred to play PVE or PVP type games. From there we talked about our Insider Discussion question of the week which asked our panel which had a bigger impact on PC gaming RTS or FPS games.

From there we dove right into the main topic discussing the differences between a FPS mindset playing games such as Quake 2 and the strategy side of RTS games such as the original Warcraft game. Edwin also talked about his online Street Fighter games and said that he preferred to play again a human which we all agreed.

We premiered a new feature on OGS called Skype with a fan where we talk with people who have participated on our Facebook page and Forums and our first guest was longtime fan Liz. Who shared her thoughts on being a gamer girl, fps versus rts and pvp versus pve.

In our final segment Ignacio, Edwin and I discussed our various experiences in PVP from MMO’s to X-box live to arcades. Overall we had a good discussion about an important subject in the world of gaming. So give us a listen and we will be back next week with a brand new show.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Episode 7

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Episode 6

MMO collection
MMO collection

Love it or hate it massive multiplayer online role playing games or MMORPG’s for short have played a big role in gaming and this week on OGS we wanted to talk about some of our favorite times and memories involving games such as World of Warcraft and Everquest. In addition during our research for a review on the documentary Second Skin I discovered a good friend of mine was featured along with her guild in the film.

This was our first show using Skype and we wanted to bring some of our longtime fans and friends on the show that either currently or in the past played MMO’s. First we talked with Edgar who gave us his take on World of Warcraft from him fighting off the addictive nature of MMO’s to how the gameplay had to be modified to accommodate new players who may not have the experience of more seasoned gamers.

MMO logos
MMO logos

Next we spoke with an officer from the World of Warcraft guild Amber Knights. Candice is also a good friend of mine and fan of Obsolete Gamer and we spoke to her about running a guild made up of friends and how it can differ from being in a guild of strangers. In addition we talked about her maintaining a happy marriage with her husband and fellow gamer Felipe and finally we chatted about being a gamer girl in a gaming world dominated by men.

Our last Skype interview was with Javier aka Vigo from the World of Warcraft guild Decent. Both Ignacio and I worked with Javier at Alienware (along with Edgar by the way) when World of Warcraft was released and we talked about how we all decided to play it and the choice to either PVE or PVP. The connection was a little bit off for this one, but it was still a good conversation and we were happy to be able to have a good discussion with our fans.

Ignacio/honorabili talks about his best experiences with Auto Assault, Global Agenda, Warhammer Online, and Battleforge. His most memorable memory from Auto Assault is running an elite guild and meeting a group of old gamers that have been playing together since Mechwarrior Online.

Throughout the show we played clips from my interview with Sairys who was one of the couples featured in the documentary Second Skin. We talked about how she got introduced to the Second Skin guys and how she first joined her guild (also profiled in the film) The Syndicate. She told us a heart filled story about how members of the guild helped each other even in the saddest of times and recounted hers and Ebony’s (he boyfriend) fondest memory in a MMO.

All in all a great show and we hope you enjoy it as well and as always leave us feedback and tell us how we did.


The Obsolete Gamer Show: Episode 6

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J.A. Laraque and Ignacio/honorabili from Obsolete Gamer

This week the production value on OGS has gone up 100%. The boys of classic video gaming are back with a brand new podcast featuring an interview with Origin PC co-founder Hector Penton.

We started out the show looking back at a clip from the previous week then dove right in to the OGS question of the week which was, “When was the golden age of video gaming.” We weighed in with our own thoughts and briefly discussed the great video game crash of the eighties with our producer Joe Cassara.

Our Gamer profile of the week was from Michael Jorgensen of Zombie studios and his take on XCOM UFO defense and how it was far from the easy mode of many of today’s games. From there we moved onto a developing story within a story.

During Obsolete Gamers gaming profile of Alienware co-founder Alex Aguila he talked about a Tecmo Bowl challenge between himself and current Alienware president Arthur Lewis. After playing the clips it was clear the rematch has not yet taken place and we hope to make that happen soon.

Our first interview was with fan, writer and long time gamer Paul Hernandez. We talked with Paul about StarCraft II and fact that Acti-Blizzard does not allow LAN play for its game and discussed the worth of the collector’s edition.

In our main interview we talked with Origin PC co-founder Hector Penton on his days at Alienware and starting Origin PC. From there the topic turned to gaming where we asked what game he would play if he was sent to hell and could only pick one. All in all it was a great interview with a lot of laughs and some good information to boot.

We will be back next week with an all new show, until then let us know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show 3

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Alienware Breed logo

You ever watch a tv pilot and the set, the lighting and everything else just doesn’t seem network ready? Then next week comes and the show looks completely finished as if polished and shined to look better. Well that is what we are doing with The Obsolete Gamer Show.

For podcast number three I was finally able to get Ignacio/honorabili to join me and if that wasn’t cool enough we are now recording from a radio station. I always wanted to be a radio broadcaster and after the show I realized I still have a lot to learn.

However, it was a still a good show overall starting with Ignacio explaining how Obsolete gamer came to be and from there we moved on to discussing how our Gamer Profiles feature has grown leaps and bounds in just a few months. We covered our Facebook question that asked if anyone had ever said anything game related during sex which somehow led into a conversation about Lindsay Lohan’s gamer profile.

Ignacio informed us of the reason he has not posted much on Obsolete Gamer. He has had a good time playing games like, Global Agenda, Need for Speed World and Battleforge. We also had a take on young kids coming up playing games such as Pokemon.

After a time it was back to business and we were able to have a conversation with Yusney (Jay) Garay who created the Breed campaign for Alienware and his opening of a new creative studio in Miami.

All in all it was a good effort and we plan to bring you a weekly show with more interviews and less of us going off topic and on a tangent. For now have a listen, tell us what you think and stay tuned for more.

The Obsolete Gamer Show #2

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Obsolete Gamer banner

Back again with another podcast this time with a slightly (and I mean slightly) better production value. In this episode J.A. introduces the E3 2010 pimp, showcases the Obsolete Commercial from Japan featuring Crash Bandicoot, gameplay of Temco Bowl, F-Zero and Sonic 2 and a video presentation of the Alienware m11x.

The software crashed right at the end which is the reason for the cut off, good thing we were done anyway.