Though I like to think we've improved as a podcast production team since those innocent years on a completely different website, we've still let one major facet of Ye Olde Retronauts fall by the wayside: Namely, taking the time to respond to listeners within the episodes themselves.
Granted, some of that is out of our hands—we used to run the podcast out of a proper office, meaning Retronauts fans once had an address to send their letters and the occassional bribe. (After all, how could we have envelope art without snail mail?) And while we'll be signing up for a P.O. Box soon, for the time being, I've been putting together one listener mail episode per season to ensure fans have their time in our flickering spotlight.
And, as with our last listener mail episode, we're doing something our erratic recording schedule normally prohibits: Going over recent retro rereleases. So, before we start responding to listeners, this episode features a full breakdown of the best old games newly released in 2015. And if you're wondering why EarthBound Beginnings is conspicuously absent, know that we recorded this show weeks before its stealth release, and I actually dropped this episode onto Patreon shortly before it unexpectedly hit Virtual Console.
Joining us on this one is the always delightful Chris Antsita, who runs the Laser Time network—which just started its Patreon campaign today, so please give if you enjoy their brand of pop culture magic. Old friend Ray Barnholt returns for this one, too, and even though his project Scroll has ended, you can still buy issues here. As always, you can keep up with the latest Retronauts news via our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and check out some of our video content over on our YouTube page. And, in case you forgot, Retronauts is fully funded by our Patreon campaign, so if you can afford to donate even a dollar a month, please consider it! Every little bit really helps our cause.
This episode's musical selections:
All the music used on this episode is from the great The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, now available on PSN. Go grab it!