It is twice the east-coast motion with Retronauts Episodes 199 and 200

Get all caught up with a double dose of Retronauts East—together with a dwell east/west crossover!

Final month, we kicked off the brand new 12 months within the conventional Retronauts method: We greeted the appearance of a brand new wall calendar by trying again by the a long time and recapping the state and evolution of gaming because it was 10, 20, 30, and 40 years in the past. Nicely, form of. Episode 191 labored out a bit in a different way than anticipated, as a result of we truly kicked off by trying again 50 years to 1969, a 12 months as pivotal for gaming because it was good. And whereas we labored by 1979 fairly effectively, we solely ended up making it partway into 1989.

So, this week, the identical crew—myself, Ben, Benj, and Chris—reconvene to wrap all of it up by ending 1989 and tackling 1999 and 2009.

Spoilers: We solely made it by 1999… and even then we needed to rush. (’89 was, it seems, fairly a 12 months.)

We could get collectively sooner or later and speak about 2009, I do not know. I am unsure I am prepared to speak about Minecraft and Murderer’s Creed II being retro, however… they do flip 10 this 12 months. Whew.

Retronauts Episode 200
The 2019 Years-in-Evaluate Revue, Pt. II
MP3, 53.three MB | 1:50:09

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Episode description: Continued from episode 191! The entire Retronauts East gang gathers as soon as once more to finish their look again on the years which have come earlier than—essentially the most notable gaming (and popular culture) occasions of 1989 and 1999.

However wait, there’s extra! In case you do not assume that is fairly sufficient energetic Retronauts East banter, properly, excellent news: We have additionally posted our dwell audio from MAGfest 2019, the place Chris and I joined with Bob to speak by the musical historical past of Nintendo’s R&D1 division. It is a fairly good speak, if I do say so myself.

Retronauts Episode 199
Stairway to Rhythm Heaven (Reside from MAGfest 2019)
MP3, 35.eight MB | 51:26

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Episode description: Reside from MAGfest 2019! Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, and Chris Sims discover the musical legacy of Nintendo R&D1 from Donkey Kong to the grand fruits of the studio’s love for sensible music and sound design: Rhythm Heaven. Particular due to Trey Johnson for an help with the audio!

As a bonus, you too can benefit from the panel on video, which supplies a bit context to among the audio clips and forces you to stare at our mugs for an hour.

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