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 work can be seen at conceptlab.com.    In this episode of the podcast he discusses the Outrun cab conversion project, his history as a gamer, the field of game studies, and whether games are art.  He also lets you know when and where you can see the finished project in action, so be sure to listen through to the end of the interview.

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Show Outline:

  • (Last Wave Outrun)
  • Dave’s Intro
  • Interview with Garnet Hertz
  • (Passing BreezeOutrun)
  • Dave’s Outro
  • (Nick and Steve – “Do Me a Favour” from Issue 2 of Mean Machines)

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Bobby says:

I love your podcasts. I’ll check this one out tonight.

weasels says:

wow this was one of the best podcasts! it was really informative since i had questions when i first looked at his site. keep being hardcore. ^^

IG-88 says:

Missing ya out here… Not giving these up I hope?

dsheinem says:

Don’t worry IG-88. I’ve been working on the new one this week.

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