Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:20:46 PSTOn this all-too-soon finale of 1UP's Retronauts, we forego the sappy goodbyes and instead concentrate on what we've done best in these past seven years: complain incessantly about Virtual Console. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler, and Ray Barnholt as they look back on the wonders and blunders this recent generation has brought to classic gaming, and mull over what the future will hold for retro games on shiny new consoles. Thanks for your support over the years!
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:20:46 PSTWe're back with a marginally new title, and slightly older hosts! Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barnholt as they adhere to Retronauts tradition for this first show of the new year by discussing 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, and 1993. And if that's not enough for you, we talk about ALF a bunch for some reason. No problem!
Mon, 24 Nov 2012 01:20:46 PSTYour favorite classic gaming podcast is here to save Christmas -- and with an unprecedented lack of Ernest P. Worrell. Join Bob Mackey and the rest of the Retronauts crew for this extra-special holiday surprise, featuring traces of the wit and whimsy that made you love last year's celebration so much.
Fri, 14 Nov 2012 01:20:46 PSTIt's been almost 20 years since a purple tentacle sipped sewage and nearly took over the world, and since then, we've been left with nothing but questions. Thankfully, Day of the Tentacle project leads Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman decided to drop by the Retronauts studio for an entire hour of discussion about the classic adventure game they helmed two decades ago. Note: hamsters were frozen, microwaved, but ultimately not harmed in the making of this episode.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:20:46 PSTNearly 30 years after its original release, Jordan Mechner's groundbreaking 1984 classic Karateka has returned for a brand new audience. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey for a special interview with Mechner about the remake of the game that started his career. NOTE: This episode suffers from a bit of audio crackle due to faulty podcasting equipment. We're sorry!
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:20:46 PSTCowabunga! Radical! Et cetera! If you entered this world at some point in the '80s, you no doubt experienced the pizza-promoting phenomenon that taught children the names of four Renaissance artists. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey, along with guests Kat Bailey, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they thoroughly explore Konami?s many Ninja Turtles games, and perhaps learn the secret of the ooze?
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:26:23 PSTWith the release of Double Dragon Neon making the series relevant once again, Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with Scroll's Ray Barnholt and IGN's Sam Claiborn in an attempt to sort out the million ports of the few games starring Billy and Jimmy Lee. If you have a conveyor belt phobia, we advise you skip this one.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:26:23 PSTIt's the end of the world as we know it, and the Retronauts feel fine. Well, maybe a little gassy. Join host Bob Mackey, along with guests Chris Kohler, Marty Sliva, and Jose Otero, as they depress a crowd of PAX Prime attendees with a discussion of video game portrayals of the post-apocalypse. Duck, cover, jam in your earbuds and laugh along with us for an hour as the world burns.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:26:23 PSTThe second installment of Retronauts Movie Month wraps up with a look at 1989's The Wizard, Universal's attempt to siphon even more money from the parents of Nintendo-obsessed children. Join Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barholt as they discuss the glaring video game inaccuracies contained within before collapsing in a fit of Christian Slater impressions.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:26:23 PSTAfter an exciting and event-filled day of pawing over old video games and standing in the awe-inspiring presence of Howard Phillips (sans bowtie), Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with the gang from Retroware.tv to discuss the goings-on at Classic Gaming Expo 2012.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:26:23 PSTIn 2001, Final Fantasy made its journey to the silver screen, and the resulting disaster exiled movie director and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi to the hellish shores of Hawaii. But was it really all that bad? Join host Bob Mackey and guests Chris Kohler, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they summon their own spirits within for a lively discussion of this cinematic failure.
Fri, 13 July 2012 01:26:23 PSTWe've done a lot of these, haven't we? In honor of Retronauts' 150-ish episode, join host Bob Mackey in this podcast retrospective as he presents some of the show's finest moments over the past six years, featuring the return of old friends, and a myriad of other surprises!
Thu, 28 June 2012 01:26:23 PSTIt's been a few months since our last laser-focused traditional episode, so this time around, we decided to set our sights on a beloved game that's near and dear to all of our hearts: Final Fantasy IV. Listen in as Retronauts host Bob Mackey employs the help of Jeremy Parish, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva to talk about what makes this highly available 16-bit RPG so amazing. And we managed to get through this entire episode with only one mention of the word "spoony!"
Wed, 06 June 2012 01:26:23 PSTJust because it's E3 doesn't mean we don't have time to podcast! Okay, that's not completely true, but we went ahead and did it anyway. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey on this special episode featuring an interview with MonkeyPaw Games' John Greiner. Listen in and learn about the coming onslaught of Tomba-mania, and marvel at the impressive acoustics of an abandoned maintenance hallway.
Thu, 31 May 2012 01:26:23 PSTIn this special interview minisode of Retronauts Live, Bob Mackey chats with veteran developer Chris Jones about the return of the classic Tex Murphy adventure series via his new Kickstarter titled "Project Fedora." Listen in and learn how this new age of philanthropy is giving us a classic adventure game Renaissance.
Fri, 25 May 2012 01:26:23 PSTKeeping in line with our week of What If content, episode 48 of Retronauts Live features Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and Jose Otero exploring the possibilities of alternate realities in audio form. Listen in and be amazed as the Retronauts crew summons the powers of conjecture to bring you an hour of split timelines and improvised histories.
Mon, 14 May 2012 01:26:23 PSTSince we've been busy with events and special guests, our listener mail segment has suffered unduly. To remedy this issue, episode 47 of Retronauts Live is entirely devoted to questions from listeners like you. Jam in your earbuds and listen to the voices of Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Marty Sliva, and Ray Barnholt as they soothe readers desperately in search of answers.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:26:23 PSTOn this episode of Retronauts, former Working Designs head honcho Victor Ireland weaves grand tales of the '90s video game marketplace for a rapt audience consisting of Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and Gamasutra's Christian Nutt. Slip on your Lunar punching puppets and pendant replicas, and get ready to fall headfirst into podcast that's real, unless you dream it's not.
Fri, 12 Apr 2012 01:26:23 PSTIn a complete reversal from last the negativity of their last PAX installment, the Retronauts are back to celebrate just what makes awesome games so awesome. Join Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler, Kurt Kulata, and Seth Macy live from PAX East 2012 as they entertain a crowd of thousands by praising the favorite games of audience members brave enough to step up to the mic.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 01:26:23 PSTRetronauts returns to the age of dial-up and low poly counts with a grab bag of topics relating to the magical decade known as the 1990s. Boot up your favorite minidisc player, crack open a can of Surge, and unroll the nearest Fruit by the Root and prepare yourself for series of discussions about a time when we were all less surly.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:26:23 PSTDo you yearn to prove to the world your expertise on an extremely obscure subject? Then enter Retronauts' newest contest! The grand prize winner will get to choose the topic for an upcoming episode, and star in a special call-in segment with our cast of reliable regulars. For more details, consult your local library, or this .mp3 file. You'll be glad you did.
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:26:23 PSTRetronauts Movie Month comes to a close with a discussion of 1995's Mortal Kombat, the movie that put Paul W.S. Anderson on the map. Join Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva as they talk about the highs and lows of this rock-stupid kung-fu flick. Even though it's made by a different directing Anderson, there will be blood.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 01:26:23 PSTA mere month after their last episode on the subject, the Retronauts once again tackle Resident Evil -- but this time, in movie form. On this third installment of Retronauts Movie Month, join Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, and Jose Otero as they discuss Paul W.S. Anderson's successful 2002 attempt to make Milla Jovovich his b-movie bride.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:26:23 PSTFor the second installment of Retronauts Movie Month, Bob Mackey, Kat Bailey, and Marty Sliva discuss 1994's Street Fighter, a film that sincerely wants you to believe Jean-Claude Van Damme is from America. Listen in as we recount some of Street Fighter's most memorable moments, most of which involve the late, great Raul Julia.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:26:23 PST19 years ago, Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper did something shameful. On this first installment of Retronauts Movie Month, join Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, and Ray Barnholt as they explore the public act of silver screen indecency otherwise known as Super Mario Bros.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:26:23 PST2012 marks Maniac Mansion's 25th birthday, and what better way to celebrate a quarter-century of adventure gaming than a discussion with co-designer Ron Gilbert? Over the course of an hour, Retronauts Bob Mackey and Thierry Nguyen grill Ron on the ins and outs of this legendary adventure game, revealing mysteries that might just blow your mind. Note: no hamsters were harmed in the recording of this episode.
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 01:26:23 PSTThe recent Resident Evil 6 trailer has us all buzzing about the future of this storied Capcom series, but what about the past? Listen in as Retronauts Bob Mackey and Jose Otero jump into Resident Evil's highly uneven legacy, aided by the help of their loyal listeners.
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:26:23 PSTWe're not done with Sega yet! Picking up from last week's episode, Retronauts Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and Ray Barnholt field calls from listeners about their favorite Sega series they'd like to see revived.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:26:23 PSTSega's more than just Sonic, you know; over the years, the famed Japanese developer tried (and ultimately failed) to launch several properties that are still near and dear to our hearts. Join Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and Scott Sharkey as they explore Jet Set Radio, Panzer Dragoon, and Shenmue, and catch up on a hefty backlog of listener mail (but you can skip to 31:54 if you don’t care about that).
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 01:26:23 PSTTradition! It's more than just a song in Fiddler on the Roof, you know. As expected from the first Retronauts episode of the New Year, this installment features a retrospective on a variety of previous dates. Join Bob Mackey, Chris Kohler, Christian Nutt, and Sam Claiborn as they discover the monumental mysteries of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992. It's infotainmencational!
Thu, 21 Dec 2011 01:26:23 PSTIt's Christmas! Well, almost. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey in his remote holiday cabin for a very special episode featuring a grab bag of topics brought by his many 1UP-employed visitors. Grab of cup of your favorite nog, find a place to hide from the family, and take some time to unwind with nearly 90 minutes of retro gaming discussion. It's the real reason for the season.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:02:27 PSTFor the sake of closure, Retronauts host Bob Mackey employs the help of Sam Claiborn, Scott Sharkey, and Marty Sliva to discuss two decades of Simpsons games. Will they be crantastic, cromulent, craptacular, or have us shouting boo-urns until our throats are sore? If you managed to decipher the previous sentence, this is the podcast for you.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 01:02:27 PSTIn the wake of GamePro's recent closing, Retronauts host Bob Mackey brings in former staffers Kat Bailey, Will Herring, and Ray Barnholt (along with general magazine enthusiast Matt Leone) to discuss their time at this dearly departed magazine. And for all you fans of inside baseball, we also chat about the future of games journalism. It's navel-gazey!
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 01:37:00 PSTWhile we don't have race cars, lasers, or airplanes, life truly is like a hurricane here at 1UP. But that doesn't mean we don't have time for podcasts! Join Retronauts Bob Mackey, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barnholt as they discuss Capcom's many NES Disney games, and desperately to figure out how to best undergo a "mousecapade."
Thu, 23 Nov 2011 01:37:00 PSTWhether you like turkey or tofurky, the Retronauts are here to make your Thanksgiving just a bit brighter. Join Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva as they discuss Turkey day-related gaming memories with devoted listeners, and try to decide between stuffing and potatoes -- there can only be one.
Thu, 18 Nov 2011 01:37:00 PSTKirby's nearly 20, so we decided to jump the gun and celebrate two decades of cuddly, pink games full of fruit and candy. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey, Wired's Chris Kohler, IGN's Audrey Drake, and freewheelin' freelancer Ray Barnholt for 90 minutes of discussion about one of Nintendo's most multifaceted characters.
Thu, 02 Nov 2011 01:37:00 PSTIt is the nineties and there is time for burgers. Join Bob Mackey, Ray Barnholt, Chris Kohler, and MonkeyPaw Games' Ray Almeda and John Greiner as they discuss the newly-released BurgerTime World Tour and run frantically from angry wieners.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 01:37:00 PST'Tis the season... for scary games. (Hey, there can be two seasons.) Join Retronauts Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and Scott Sharkey as they divulge secret fears and field calls on the subject of games likely to coax the tar out of your many orifices.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:37:00 PSTOn this week's Retronauts, Bob Mackey, Jose Otero, and special guest VoidBurger tackle the foggy streets and shocking plot twists of the Silent Hill series. If you're fresh to the franchise, prepare to be spoiled like a year-old banana.
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:37:00 PSTThe PS2 is somehow on the brink of its 11th birthday, which makes us all feel very old. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey and guests Scott Sharkey and Ray Barnholt as they discuss Sony's past console with listeners and age audibly.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 04:37:00 PSTStill craving more b-list Japanese RPG chatter after last week? You're in luck; Retronauts host Bob Mackey along with guests Kat Bailey and Christian Nutt pick up this subject once again for a roundtable discussion of Xenosaga, Lufia, Wild Arms, Shadow Hearts and more.
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 03:03:00 PSTOn this week's episode of Retronauts, host Bob Mackey and guests Meghan Sullivan (of IGN) and a slightly less-audible Janine Dong field calls from listeners about their favorite and least favorite B-list Japanese RPGs. The winners are praised, and the losers are thrown down into Pony Canyon. Who will survive?
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 05:03:00 PSTJust what the heck is a Kunio-kun? In our newest installment, Retronauts host Bob Mackey and guests Ray Barnholt, Marty Sliva, and Kurt Kulata seek to untangle this mess of a franchise and its many renamed English-language installments. River City Ransom fans, take note.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:06:00 PSTSchool and gaming: an unlikely combination? Yet somehow Retronauts host Bob Mackey and guests Sam Claiborn and Ray Barnholt generated 90 minutes of discussion on this topic -- with the help of our lovely listeners, of course.
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:06:00 PSTDidn't happen to be in Seattle for PAX Prime 2011? Don't worry; we've managed to tap into the underground podcast bootleg scene to bring you one full hour of Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler, Jeff Green, Nich Maragos, and Bob Mackey ripping into the beloved games of their devoted fans.
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:06:00 PSTWhat's the deaaal with Star Fox? Over the next 87 minutes, Retronauts host Bob Mackey and co-pilots Kat Bailey (of GamePro), Sam Claiborn, and Brian Altano (both from IGN) attempt to figure out one of Nintendo's oddest franchises with more rowdiness than you would expect. Also, prepare yourself for bonus discussion of Nintendo's Urban Champion, making this podcast the most anyone has talked about that game in 25 years.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:06:00 PSTIt's still August, which means the Super Nintendo 20th Anniversary train is still a-rollin'. Strap on your earbuds and enter a world of informed opinions as Retronauts host Bob Mackey and guests Jeremy Parish, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva wrangle calls in an attempt to give the SNES even more love. It's gonna get sloppy.
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:56:00 PSTWith the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the horizon, Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with Thierry "Scooter" Nguyen, Ryan Winterhalter, Scott Sharkey, and Mike Nelson to talk about Ion Storm's groundbreaking franchise -- and since Metroid's 25th anniversary just passed us by, there's talk of that as well. This episode truly has something for everyone, except for people who don’t care about Deus Ex or Metroid.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 05:16:00 PSTJeremy Parish passes the Retronauts reins to Bob Mackey as guests Ray Barnholt and IGN's Sam Claiborn join in for a rousing discussion about the Super Nintendo on its 20th birthday. Note: this episode isn't live, but you can always talk into your iPod if it makes you feel better.
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:28:00 PSTIt's the most awkward episode of Retronauts ever as Jeremy Parish, Ryan Winterhalter, Ray Barnholt, and Sam Claiborn talk about Sonic the Hedgehog's anniversary with a bunch of people who are completely unfamiliar with Retronauts, and podcasts in general!
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:00:00 PSTIt's an E3 two-fer as Jeremy Parish hits the studio with Sharkey/Scooter/Kohler for a pre-show chat, followed by an on-the-spot session with Bob Mackey, Nadia Oxford, and JC Fletcher. Old things! They're awesome.
Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish and Marty Sliva take to the phone lines to discuss the 25th anniversary of Dragon Quest. But alas! The phone lines don't work, meaning that this episode is but the first half of a larger, eventual Dragon Quest chat.
Tue, 25 May 2011 12:00:00 PSTChrono Trigger arrived on Virtual Console last week, and that's pretty much all the excuse Jeremy Parish, Jose Otero, and Scott Sharkey needed to open the phone lines and talk about the game. Featuring the voice of Lavos!
Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 PSTTo commemorate the long-awaited return of director Yotsui "Isuke" Koucihi (courtesy of Moon Diver), Jeremy Parish, Sam Kennedy, and Scott Sharkey talk about his 1989 arcade classic Strider (and Strider's other, less classic iterations, too).
Mon, 09 May 2011 12:00:00 PSTWe celebrate both the existence of Colecovision and the merger of 1UP and IGN by dragging Scott Bromley and Sam Claiborn into the studio to talk all things Coleco with Jeremy Parish and Scott Sharkey. It's collaborative!
Mon, 02 May 2011 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Christian Nutt, and Scott Sharkey take to the phone lines and the world of Justin.tv to discuss Capcom's Mega Man X series with and in front of a live audience. Whatever we're fighting for, it appears to be a totally sweet cause.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PSTChristian Nutt, Thierry Nguyen, and Chris Kohler join Jeremy Parish and a myriad host of callers to discuss the Super NES Final Fantasy games. Well, we say "discuss." Mostly we mean "argue."
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PSTEveryone loves arcade games! At least, everyone who calls in to talk this episode. As long as you're referring to classic arcade games. With these caveats in mind, quarter up and listen to Jeremy Parish, Frank Cifaldi, Scott Sharkey, and Brandon Sheffield.
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PSTRetronauts Live goes aggro and jumps its schedule a few days to hadouken facts about Street Fighter II's 20th anniversary right in your face. (Please do not throw up.) Featuring J. Parish, F. Cifaldi, M. Nelson, J. Otero, and a call-in cast of thousands.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PSTThe Game Boy Advance's 10th anniversary is all the excuse we need to open the phone lines and force our GBA opinions down your throat. Live the adventure with Jeremy Parish, Frank Cifaldi, Chris Kohler, and Christian Nutt! Be sure to bring a light source!
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PSTWe couldn't think of a topic, so the onus was on you caller folks. So, now you can listen to Jeremy Parish, Frank Cifaldi, and Sam Kennedy talk about River City Ransom 2, Famicom Disc System (FREAKIN' FINALLY), Demon's Crest, and other random stuff.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PSTThe semi-annual tradition of us talking in front of a bunch of people continues with this overview of the 16-bit era. Kurt Kalata of Hardcore Gaming 101 joins Frank Cilfaldi, Chris Kohler, and a very under-the-weather Jeremy Parish for this PAX East talkstravaganza!
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish is joined by resident pokemaniacs Justin Haywald and Kat Bailey to discuss the history and mystery of Pokémon (though mostly they just shout at each other about a children's game while strangers listen in awkward silence).
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PSTYou demanded it and we complied: more call-in discussion of Zelda. And Famicom Disc System, in theory. Join Jeremy Parish, Frank Cifaldi, Chris Kohler, and strangers on the phone as they deal with bleeping call-in lines and echoing audio feedback. Sweet.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PSTSo maybe we can't do Retronauts on our own... but we can do it with your help! Jeremy Parish, Frank Cifaldi, and Shane Bettenhausen open the phone lines to take your calls on The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary, and a good time is had by all.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:00:00 PSTDabbling in a brief bout of necromancy, Jeremy Parish grabs Frank Cifaldi, Scott Sharkey, and Chris Kohler to do a year-end roundup for 1971, '76, '81, '86 (and so forth) before letting the show return once again to the grave.
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:00:00 PSTWe put the wraps on the Retronauts podcast the only way we know how: with a disorganized discussion of video game endings riddled with failed jokes, platform bias, and gross factual inaccuracies.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:00:00 PSTRetronauts' penultimate episode sees Parish, Cifaldi, Kohler, and Maragos chatting about the NES's silver anniversary at PAX. Then Sharkey and Barnholt join the lovefest in the studio. After 170 minutes of this nonsense, you'll be glad to see us go away!
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:00:00 PSTClassic Gaming Expo and Scott Pilgrim provide grist for the retrogaming love mill. Jeremy Parish and Chris Kohler rap with Alice Liang and Alan Johnson. (Disclaimer: This episode contains no rap music, and definitely not a Kohler/Parish rap battle.)
Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:00:00 PSTParish, Barnholt, Cifaldi, and Kohler look back at the halcyon days of June 2010 by recapping the classic franchises that received a renewal at E3. Tech issues and lost recordings can't keep this crew from jawing on at length about old games, nosirree.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:00:00 PSTWhen podcasts collide you get a downright erratic episode of Retronauts. Ray Barnholt talks to fellow podcasters Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn, and explores the duo's own histories with videogames. But just what do they talk about? Virtually everything, including the Atari Lynx, Nintendo's E3 lineup, all sorts of sports games, R.O.B., and Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden. Let's go!
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 PST1985 was a banner day for nostalgia, and Jeremy, Ray, Frank, and Sharkey look back on the glorious pop-culture bounty of that year with quarter-century tributes to Back to the Future, The Goonies, and Gradius. Add it up and you have 75 years of nerdiness.
Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 PSTParish, Sharkey, Barnholt, and Cifaldi muse on the history and trickery of 3D visuals in gaming. Not the stupid gimmicky 3D tech the kids like these days, oh no. REAL fake 3D, with vector lines and scaling sprites and Gouraud shading.
Thu, 13 May 2010 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Frank Cifaldi, and Chris Kohler discuss news of old things, contemplate the mysteries of spring 1990, question the parallels between Virtual Boy and 3DS, and make entirely too many dumb jokes. You know you love it.
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 PSTFrank Cifaldi plays host to a Tengen reunion as former programmers Steve Woita, Franz Lanzinger, and Mark Morris share tales of life at the greatest unlicensed Nintendo publisher ever.
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Shane Bettenhausen, Kurt Kalata, and Chris Kohler take to the mean streets of Boston's Hynes Center to explain the mysteries of game collecting to a capacity crowd!
Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Scott Sharkey, and Ray Barnholt congregate briefly around a malfunctioning studio setup to talk about the recent spate of worthwhile retro downloads, GDC talks, C-SPAN archives, and more.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:00:00 PSTRay Barnholt takes the mic as Game Developer's Brandon Sheffield joins the crew to talk about the arcade legacy of Data East...nd Data West!?
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 PSTWhen plans to talk about Data East go awry (again!), Jeremy, Ray, Sharkey, and Kohler improvise and babble about vaguely game-related things for almost 90 minutes. It's very free-form! But is it art?
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:00:00 PSTJeremy, Ray, Chris, and a strangely transient Justin Haywald sleepily revisit the Lunar series and the overarching Game Arts ouevre. All through the niiiiight, keep marchiiiiing oooooon!
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:00:00 PSTFrank Cifaldi joins Jeremy, Ray, and Chris again to discuss the potential of Microsoft's Game Room, the fake history of Dark Void Zero, and the mysterious history of Sunsoft.
Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:00:00 PSTWe kick off 2010 with our annual look-back to bygone years. Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Frank Cifaldi, and Chris Kohler explore the mysteries of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 in this entirely too lengthy episode!
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:00:00 PSTWe've checked out for the year, so Sharkey, Tina, and Mike join Jeremy for an aimless, rambling discussion of random holiday gaming memories. Then Sharkey sticks around to talk about Habitat before Justin and Jade hop in to talk about FFVIII's on PSN.
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:00:00 PSTParish, Barnholt, Haywald, and Kohler discuss the strange resuscitation of Virtual Console, the overlooked legacy of Zelda's portable entries, and the 15th anniversary of PlayStation.
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and Chris Kohler use the launch of the retro-tastic New Super Mario Bros. Wii an excuse to wax nostalgic about Mario's SNES episodes.
Thu, 11 Nov 2009 12:00:00 PSTDr. Greg Zeschuk joins Jeremy Parish, Bitmob's Jason Wilson, and at1UP's Travis Williams to talk about the history of his company: A plucky little start-up called BioWare.
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 PSTBeautiful 2D is alive and kicking on Wii. WayForward's Marc Gomez and Sean Velasco talk about remaking NES classic A Boy and His Blob, while Shane Bettenhausen shares the secret history of Muramasa. Also: Yoko Shimomura, the return of news, and more!
Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:00:00 PSTWe go on the road again (with all the rough audio quality that entails) to talk to Konami producer Tomm Hulett about his role in recent remakes and revivals of Rocket Knight, Contra, and Silent Hill. Other participants in this triple-segment show include: 1UP's Matt Leone, Konami's Pearl Lu and Simon Lai, and Nich Maragos from Atlus. 573 x 3 = Retronauts!
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 PSTEpisode 77 description: Also live from PAX! A guerilla-style episode featuring random conversations with the Earthbound fans behind fangamer. com, 1UP readers who love Bethesda and Super Mario, and the programmer for abortive Trek game The Secret of Vulcan Fury. It's a grab bag of randomness.
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 PSTLive from Penny Arcade Expo 2009! Jeremy Parish, Justin Haywald, Nich Maragos, Shane Bettenhausen and Chris Kohler talk about history via Penny Arcade.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 PSTRay Barnholt steps (er, sits) into the host's chair to lead up a discussion of a topic near to his heart- the TurboGrafx-16's 20th anniversary. Gamasutra's Christian Nutt and Brandon Sheffield guest, while Jeremy Parish serves as ballast.
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 PSTParish, Barnholt, and Kohler mark the Game Boy's 20th anniversary in America by talking about... every portable system except Game Boy.
Thu, 16 July 2009 12:00:00 PSTWith Dragon Quest IX a hit in Japan and Valkyria Chronicle getting a sequel, we take a short break from Retronauts for a test run of a podcast companion to our Japanese/Western/MMO RPG blog The Grind. (Don't fret, Retronauts will return to its regular irregular schedule next week... or maybe the week after that.)
Thu, 02 July 2009 12:00:00 PSTThe show returns with its participants in a rush to quickly discuss the death of Michael Jackson, and E3's reboots of Monkey Island, Metroid, and Castlevania; and the 25th anniversary of Tetris. This episode is so brief that one might call it the very soul of wit.
Thu, 21 May 2009 12:00:00 PST1UP contributor and Majora's Mask superfan Bob Mackey calls in to discuss Ghostbusters games with Parish and Sharkey. And hey -- Majora's Mask came out on Virtual Console this week, so we talk about that, too.
Thu, 14 May 2009 12:00:00 PSTKohler and Sharkey drop by to talk about Nintendo's most racist game ever, Punch-Out!! But first, Ray and Kohler pick apart Parish's essential Game Boy selections. Surprisingly, no one impersonates Mike Tyson.
Thu, 07 May 2009 12:00:00 PSTWe discuss the three Rs: rereleases (Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram for XBLA), remakes (Klonoa for Wii), and reimaginings (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories). Featuring James Mielke, Kurtis Seid, Ray Barnholt, Jeremy Parish. Special thanks to Konami's Tomm Hulett and Climax's Sam Barstow.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 PSTRetronauts hits episode 69 and we don't make a single joke about it. In fact, we talk about Star Trek, which is pretty much the opposite of sex. Also: Game Boy, Gunstar Heroes, and Virtual Console Arcade.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Kurtis Seid, Chris Kohler, and Jenn Frank break in a new program format. Enjoy an hour of highly-focused discussion on Game Boy's birthday, Vandal-Hearts' sequel, and Final Fantasy's remakes, plus 50 aimless minutes as well
Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:00:00 PSTJeremy Parish, Andrew Fitch, and Shivam Bhatt join together with the other 105 Stars of Destiny to explore the history of Suikoden. Thrill as we obsess! Gasp as we alienate our listeners with opinions! It's suik-o-riffic.