We look at the trailer for Fragments of Him, a unique and interesting first-person drama gaming experience coming to PC and Xbox. We headed out to the Netherlands to talk with Mata Haggis about what players can expect from the game.
We’re talking Brut@l, a re-imaging of the classic ASCII dungeon crawler with its roots in classic gaming but with a 3D style today’s gamers can enjoy. We let you know can expect from the game with producer, Richard Wood from Stormcloud Games.
We talk with Jan Taaks on the release of the turned based tactical RPG, battle Brothers available on Steam.
We sit down with Robyn “Sheba Baby” Brown who among many other things is an event manager for SuperCon2K is a professional gamer and part of team EMP. We talked with Robyn about her gaming background how she got into professional gaming and the challenges she faced being a female gamer and being on a team that has faced controversy.
Bringing gamers together in your community can be a daunting challenge be it for a LAN party or an event. Our guest, Andru Fratarcangeli has taken it to the next level working in South Florida to bring together gamers, educators and business to elevate the gaming community as a whole. His work not only connects gamers in South Florida with local events and meet-up’s, but gives those looking to enter the gaming field another path beyond leaving the state and he also is bringing a new video game convention to Miami as well. GaCuCon is the Game Culture Con Cruise & Expo, it features a 1-day Expo event in Miami followed by a 4-Day cruise. We talk to Andru about GaCuCon and what you can expect if you sign up for this event.
When you have a company known for great games you become even more curious about the people behind them so when we had a chance to talk with Kevin Mentz from Daedalic Entertainment we were excited to do so. We were already fortunate enough to have a written gamer profile from Claas Paletta and for Kevin, we learned his favorite classic game is The Battle of Olympus. We also talked about his move from playing games to wanting to create them and finally working for Daedalic and the number of games he personally worked on including Memoria. Overall, a fun interview with a lot of game talk and trailers from a number of Daedalic titles including, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Blackguards 2 and Randal’s Monday so check it out.
Remember Kix cereal? Kids love it and moms will too? The idea was the cereal was really good but it was good for you. We often applaud a game when it’s well made, fun to play, but allso teaches you something you most likely would not have learned on your own.
We are in the age of gaming for all the good and the bad. The good, a smart, talented woman who began her love of gaming at age 5 and by age 12 was getting into competitive gaming where she has achieved much success. The bad, dealing with trolls, haters and mean spiritedness that are far too often associated with gaming. The Obsolete Gamer Show was honored to feature Hollyanne Setola in our latest episode where we talked about her history of gaming from being introduced to gaming by her grandmother who worked at NASA, to her Counter Strike days with her teammates. We also talked about the current landscape of gaming and todays gamers and the difference between now and only a few years ago. Our discussion about bullying and internet trolls sheds some light on what many, but specifically women deal with in gaming today
We chat with Pedro Guerra, designer/programmer for Good War Games an indie studio based in Miami, Florida and one of many developers that was at the recent GaCuCon gamer cruise. We discuss how the cruise went, starting and being part of an indie game studio and some of his favorite games.
We talk with award winning composer Chris Rickwood fresh off his Reddit AMA about his work on Smite. We talk with Chris about his work on Smite as well as his other work including, Orcs Must Die, Age of Empires Online, Metroid Prime 3 and many more and some of the games that has inspired his work.
We’ve talked with fantastic people from around the world and Loris from Moon Spider is no different. Their game, Harold is an interesting mix between Pitfall and Lemmings that gives you that hardcore, but unique gameplay that gamers have been asking for. Loris grew up in France and could have opened up shop in his home town or the west cost of the U.S. but made Miami his home. He is a true fan of classic games and even had an awesome system of sharing console systems and games growing up as a kid in Nice, France, check out our extended interview to learn more.
Gaming is serious business not only within the game, but in the real world as millions can be made and lost in the industry. Sometimes, it gets complicated and that's when we turn to legendary game developer and CCO of Playscreen William Volk to school us in the ways of the business of gaming. We talk with William Volk about the PC dominance in revenue over mobile and even console games and why gamers are willing to pay for DLC or episodic games, but not in mobile in app purchases. We also talk about EA pulling out of E3 and how not only this convention but perhaps all gaming conventions may just not be worth it to triple A developers.
We discussed the fall of some of our favorite video game companies, best gaming gifts, getting old and more.
We talk with Jan Kavan from CBE Software about his love of games including classes such as Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Anachronox , A Mind Forever Voyaging & Silent Hill 2 and being a gamer in the Czech Republic and his latest release J.U.L.I.A: Among the Stars.
We recap the year in professional gaming with TriForce and how eSports has taking another big step to becoming a powerful mainstream force under corporate sponsorship.
For our last episode of 2018 we recall some of the years biggest gaming controversies, from IGN and plagiarism to Ubisoft giving in to government censorship.
We ring in the holiday season talking about the fire and fury over Fallout 76 and how much of it is justified. We also talk Elder Scrolls Online, The Outer Worlds, the table top game KeyForge, Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield V and our favorite gaming related Christmas gifts.
We talk a look at Halcyon 6 the game inspired by classics such as Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL and talk to its composer Steve London who loves classic Commodore 64 and Amiga games, cool pizza toppings and the Toronto Maple leafs.
When you have a passion for games that stays with you your entire life and the drive and focus to pursue what you want in life you can achieve great things. That was just one of the many things we learned in our extended conversation with Judy L.Tyrer. We began with her early career and discussed her progression from starting out after university to working with companies such as Ubisoft and Sony Online Entertainment and then transitioned into her work on, Ever Jane. Set in the world of Regency England and the works of Jane Austin, the MMO is a refreshing change of pace from your standard kill and collect loot RPG.