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Racketboy Podcast #18 – MechCorps @ DragonCon

The focus for this episode of the podcast is a recording of a DragonCon 2010 panel hosted by our own fastbilly1. The interview is with Frogg of MechCorps, a Houston-based BattleTech group who runs custom hardware and software to get the most out of mech-based games.  Their group is quite interesting, and the interview sheds […]

Racketboy Podcast #17 – Live @ TooManyGames II

The podcast was live last weekend at the TooManyGames convention in Wyomissing, PA and held a panel with three of the people from the show… Brandon DiCamilo Brandon DiCamillo, who was at the show promoting his new DVD Cattle Bag, is best known for his work with MTV’s Jackass crew and CKY.  He also holds the […]

Podcast #16 – Mike Posehn & Dave Foley on the Strike Series

This episode of the podcast focuses on this month’s Together Retro game Urban Strike and the Strike Series as a whole. David R. Foley Dave Foley, who recorded this interview for us back in January, was one of the key contributors to Urban Strike.  In the interview he discusses the work on the game, the […]

Racketboy Podcast #15 – Indie Shmups

This bulky episode of the podcast looks at three smaller independent companies who are working on shoot ‘em up titles for current gen systems.  Each guest had quite a lot to say about the state of shmups, the industry, and working for a small company. BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW TO FIND OUT […]

Racketboy Podcast #14 – Retroware TV

It’s no secret that retro gamers have many options when it comes to viewing web videos devoted to classic games.  Especially in the last few years, gamers have been able to find reviews for a wide variety of games for almost every system ever made.  This episode of the podcast focuses on one of the […]

Racketboy Podcast #13: Garnet Hertz’s Outrun Project

For this month’s Together Retro, we have focused on Sega’s arcade classic Outrun.  In that article we mentioned some “really crazy fans” who were converting an Outrun arcade cab into an actual street vehicle.  Dr. Garnet Hertz is the man behind that project. Garnet Hertz Dr. Garnet Hertz is an artist, scientist, and critic whose […]

Racketboy Podcast #12: Console Modding w/ Ben Heck & Bacteria

Many retro gamers have had the occasion to pull apart their old hardware to replace or clean bits and pieces, but few of us have ventured into the realm that is the subject of this episode of the podcast: console case modification. The two guests for this show are known across the web for their […]

Racketboy Podcast #11 – Live @ TooManyGames

On April 18th the podcast was recorded live in front of an audience at the TooManyGames convention in Reading, PA.  It was the first time we’ve tried this live, and by in large things went pretty well!  We had a great set of guests, a live tournament during the show, and some audience Q+A near […]

Racketboy Podcast #10 – PAX East Retro-Roundup Pt. 2: The Best of Indie 2D

The podcast ventured to PAX East in Boston last weekend to see what the show had to offer for retro-gaming enthusiasts.  There was so much going on that one episode couldn’t do it justice, so here is part two of our 2-part PAX East Retro-Roundup.  Part 1 can be found here. This episode highlights the […]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast #8: Phantasy Star

Note from Racket:This podcast was designed to complement this month’s Together Retro selection: Phantasy Star.   Also, be sure to listen to Dave’s outro to find out how you can see the podcast live next month! In a first for the podcast, this episode features just one guest interview: Benoit Renard.  Benoit is one of […]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast #7: Nathan Barnatt

Note from Racket: This episode of the podcast was directed by forum member jfe2, who won the rights to do so in our 2009 charity auction. With the exception of an interview we did with the folks at Loading Ready Run, the podcast has not been especially funny.  This episode, however, more than makes up for any deficiency in comedy so […]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast #6: Listener Requests pt2

Note from Racket: This is the second part of a two part episode of the podcast, where the interviews are based on listener requests.  Part one can be found here The guests for this show are… Vince Briel Vince is probably best known for his work in creating the Replica 1, a fully functional replica […]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast #5: Listener Requests pt1

Note from Racket: This is the first part of a two part episode of the podcast, where the interviews are based on listener requests.   Look for Part 2 later this month! Both of the guests in this show are actively introducing retro games and retro game concepts into the modern gaming industry.  Though they approach […]

RetroGaming with Racketboy Podcast #4: Gaming for Charity

While the holidays are certainly not the only time of the year to donate to charities, it is when most charitable organizations collect the bulk of donations that they need to make it through the year. The last few years, many gamers have started to anticipate the holiday season as more than just the time […]

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