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 reside east/west crossover!

Final month, we kicked off the brand new yr 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. Effectively, sort of. Episode 191 labored out somewhat otherwise than anticipated, as a result of we really kicked off by trying again 50 years to 1969, a yr 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 yr.)

We could get collectively sooner or later and discuss 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 yr. Whew.

Retronauts Episode 200
The 2019 Years-in-Evaluation 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—probably 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 full of life Retronauts East banter, properly, excellent news: We have additionally posted our reside 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 (Dwell from MAGfest 2019)
MP3, 35.eight MB | 51:26

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Episode description: Dwell 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 good music and sound design: Rhythm Heaven. Particular because of Trey Johnson for an help with the audio!

As a bonus, you may also benefit from the panel on video, which provides somewhat context to among the audio clips and forces you to stare at our mugs for an hour.

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