For this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show we talked with Multi-Media personality, Patrick Scott Patterson, a man who has Guinness World Records in multiple video games, has appeared on television and in movies and documentaries, owns his own website where he has been writing articles and showcasing gamers and people from the gaming industry for years. Oh and did I mention he was a wrestler as well? Scott has excellent takes on a wide range of topics important to gamers and the gaming industry as well and he does not just fire them off from the comment section of a website, he gets out there and debates them against a public that often only knows the stereotype of gamers that has been written and handed out to the masses . If you like a robust conversation as much as I do then this episode is for you. We cover a variety of topics from how gamers are looked at by society at large to video game journalism to cyber bulling and the changing world of video game media including websites, television and streaming services such as Twitch TV.
We talk with, James D’Amato author of the book, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide which is set to be released on Oct 2nd. James lives in Chicago the hometown of host, J.A. Laraque and studied improv at the famed, Second City. A lover of table top games, he took his love of gaming and skills acquired to create a fun and informative book to help out novices and pro’s alike in creating a backstory for their character with tips and exercises to give you more enjoyable and immersive experience. We also talked about his podcast, The One Shot podcast. One Shot is a weekly actual play podcast that explores different role playing systems with self-contained One Shot stories. A rotating cast of improvisers, game designers, and other notable nerds show off the variety and diversity in RPGs bring you a new game every month.
We sit down with the King of the Arcade, Richie Knucklez. Fans of Retrogaming will know him from his gaming achievements, the documentary film, King of the Arcade and of course, Twin Galaxies. In our extended interview, we discuss his experiences running a successful arcade, being a retrogamer and his awesome collection of arcade cabinets.
Step inside a video game streaming channel, but not just any channel, Twin Galaxies Live. We talk with Xander Denke about what it is like running and hosting a web stream and the challenges of dealing with guests and the audience.
Director of Nintendo Quest, Rob McCallum talks with us about his film, the process of creating the film as well as classic gaming.
Randy reviews the huge 25lb board game, Gloomhaven. J.A. reviews the Terraria inspired video game, Dig or Die and the Sennheiser GSP 500 gaming headset.
We sat down with Aidan Price from East Asia Soft to talk about their game Lost Sea and about Aidan's gaming influences which included classic games such as the original Super Mario Bros. and Contra for the NES. Aidan also worked on a number of projects before his work as game designer on Lost Sea included Brink and Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. Aidan comes to us from Hong Kong so we can add that stamp to our virtual passport of places we have visited on Gamer Profiles and he gave us some inside into how gamers and arcades are a bit different than in the States and his native U.K. so check out the interview and let us know what you think.
We're back with three stories from the gaming world most just won't get. First up, is the Alt-Right trying to redicalize kids who play video games in popular outlets such as Roblox? As much as gamers get stereotyped for not having girlfriends we have a story of gamer, FaZe Censor dumping his model girlfriend to focus more on Call of Duty. Finally we dive into the expanding scandal surrounding IGN and it's editor, Filip Miucin plagiarism and the terrible move of channeling the internet.
We’re heading back to New Orleans with the remastered remake of the 1993 classic, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. We go beyond the game trailer and talk with Jane Jensen about the recent release for iPad and Android tablets and what it was like bringing the Sierra hit to a new generation.
We view the launch trailer for Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor the beautifully designed game with gruesome combat where you play as a Lanista or gladiator manager in ancient Rome. Created by Dorado Games, this game visually stunning game plays from your browser, but we not the ones here to tell you about it. We were happy to have Nick Porsche from Dorado games coming all the way from Malta in Europe to tell us a little about the game.
We profile the Free-to-play Mech warfare game, HAWKEN sit down with producer, Joshua Clausen (or as he is known to the community CapnJosh) about the acquisition of the game by Reloaded games and the upcoming fixes, changes and improvements to the game.
We talk with Nick Clarkson a true gamer who has not only played a large number of classic computer games, but was a pioneer with gaming magazines in the U.K. and worked with a number of great game creators before coming to Merge Games. We also talked about his journeyman tour of gaming in the U.K as well as his gaming experiences before diving into Merge’s upcoming titles including Riot, Albedo, and Zombie Kill of the Week.
Our E-Sports focused web series is back. J.A. and Joshua cover a series of topics from Pro Gamer, Ninja making close to 500k per month to The Overwatch League finales selling more tickets than Drake concerts and finally League of Legends winning a settlement against Mobile Legends.
In this episode J.A. sat down with Origin PC co-founder Hector Penton on his days at Alienware and starting Origin PC. From there the topic turned to gaming where we asked what game he would play if he was sent to hell and could only pick one. All in all it was a great interview with a lot of laughs and some good information to boot.
We take a look at a retro inspired top-down shooter from Big Shiny Games that features all the weapon upgrades and combat action gamers expect from a Sci-Fi space shooter on their smart phone. We also talk with John Mulkey from Big Shiny Games on what to expect from this upcoming title.
For our latest show we tackled the NES from its beginnings, all the great games and accessories for it and much more. We are joined by our newest NES and SNES writer Luis and had OGS regulars Umar Khan and Edgar Median call in and share their experience with the Nintendo Entertainment System.
We go across the pond to the U.K. Wales to be exact, where we talked with Ray Willmott of Big Cake Games on their game for PS4 and PC titled. Cold Horizon. This is the team that worked on the Metal Gear fan remake and we got a chance to talk about Ray’s gaming history, how he came to Big Cake Games and of course, what we can expect out of Cold Horizon.
From MLB and NBA players admitting to Fortnite addiction to a kid who stays in his house while a hurricane destroys his town just to keep playing, we ask, is Fortnite destroying America?
We sit down with the team behind the upcoming documentary on the history of Atari, World 1-1. Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez are the creative minds behind the project and we talk about their Kickstarter campaign and all things retro gaming.