Note from racketboy: I’ve had a lot of people over the years asking for a Rackeboy Podcast. We’ve had a few members volunteering to help out and we’ve finally got a pilot episode ready for listening. I can’t really take much credit for it though as Dave (known as dsheinem in the forum) took the intiative to put this thing together. I hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your constructive feedback!
Behind-the-Scenes with Indie RetroGaming Sites
This first show features interviews with the owners/operators of three popular retro-gaming oriented websites:
Hardcore Gaming 101 (hardcoregaming101.net)
HG101 is the place on the web for detailed, in-depth reviews of classic games and game franchises. I talk to the site’s creator about what he did in high school, site hosting, favorite genres, and what it’s like to be the guinea pig for our initial podcast.
RetroGaming with Racketboy (racketboy.com)
You’re already here! Find out what Nick thinks of the monster he’s created, what advice he has for other people looking to create their own retro gaming websites, and his future plans for the site.
The Video Game Critic (videogamecritic.net)
He’s averaged almost a review a day for 10 years, so his knowledge of games is immense. I ask The Critic about his site’s history, his publishing aspirations, his favorite systems and games, and what it means to be a seasonal gamer.
Play & Download
- (Gaiares – Sega Genesis)
- Dave’s Intro
- Interview – Kurt Kulata (hardcoregaming101.net)
- (Master of the Lamps – C64)
- Interview – Nick (aka Racketboy) (racketboy.com)
- (Robo Aleste – Sega CD)
- Interview – The Video Game Critic (videogamecritic.net)
- Dave’s Outro
- (Lords of Thunder – “The High Priest Sornbul”- Sega CD)
Plans for Future Episodes
In future episodes, I’ll be interviewing people associated with retro games (directors, composers, etc.) and with retro game culture more generally (authors, store owners, webmasters, etc.). We have lots of ideas for the show, but will be looking for your feedback to make it better as we go. Make sure to visit our forums and tell us what you think!