In collaboration between Retronauts Podcast and Fangamer.
DESIGN IN ACTION: How the push-and-pull of iterative challenges invisibly eases players into the game's most advanced platforming techniques.
Kat kicks off her Let's Play of Final Fantasy IV by bombing a village, conning a prince, and killing lots of wildlife.
Jeremy explores one of classic gaming's most popular and iconic audio formats (as seen on TV, via SEGA Genesis!).
A look at the dicey boom-era games of ’80s Japan and the vanished studios that made them.
A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.
Our latest classic games podcast collapses into itself in singularity of oldness.
The ghost of Bob Mackey returns to tell us the haunting tale of an unbeatable (?) NES death gauntlet: Fester's Quest.
The podcast goes deep on the controversial history of censorship in games.
A look back to that brilliant but rarely seen mid-'90s arcade classic, Elevator Action II.
The founders of the Video Game History Foundation discuss the passions and challenges behind the establishment of their new non-profit organization.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we look into two of the more memorable comic book games on the NES.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dig into the surprisingly deep history of Nintendo's gloriously cartoony take on pugilism.
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dissect two of the earliest (and worst) superhero games the NES has to offer: Superman and The Uncanny X-Men.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we salute the SNES.
The most confusing franchise in video gaming now becomes the most confusing podcast in video games.
On this episode of USgamer's classic gaming podcast, listen to the Retronauts put their retro game audio knowledge to the test.
Sometimes we collect the games we love, but sometimes we just buy games because they look nice. Not the graphics — the games themselves!
The adventure that kicked off the world's most popular RPG series is getting a new lease on life through the NES Classic Mini, and we give it a thorough look.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast presents a collection of songs to get you in the spending mood.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores the 1995 Super Nintendo RPG that went from critical flop to Internet sensation.
A look back at the launch of the legendary handheld in this unusual Micro episode.
As early 3D games enter the world of retro, we have to ask ourselves: Is every era worth celebrating?
There's no cure, 'cause we're headed for the kill screen.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast tackles important issues, like the state of gaming preservation and our respective waifus.
We'll probably never see another entry in Namco's dreamlike platform action series, and that's a darned shame.
After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast enters the VIDEO ZONE for an exploration of the Nickelodeon game show devoted to 8 and 16-bit entertainment.
To ring in the series' 20th anniversary, USgamer's masters of podcasting explore the Capcom series that coined the term "survival horror."
Before he vanished from the public eye, Mega Man's original creator left the world with this final gift.
We hope to find the answer in Castlevania's Dracula X duology, Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. Are our words as empty as our souls?
This week’s installment of USgamer’s classic gaming podcast brings you the best of 16-bit JRPG town themes.
It'll be a cold weekend in Milwaukee, but Retronauts can warm your soul.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast examines the portable RPG that became an outright phenomenon.
Jeremy wants to turn your world upside-down today at 3 ET/noon PT.
We invert the natural order of things as this Micro episode focuses on gravity-flipping NES classic Metal Storm.
It's not quite The Terminator, but the quest to find the best possible presentation for classic games turns us into slaves to the machines regardless.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Link's 1998 leap into the world of 3D gaming.
Swing into Konami's Game Boy Advance sleeper classic with this in-depth video and podcast exploration of Ninja Five-O.
The Retronauts podcast gets musical this week with a survey of Uematsu's career and classic compositions.
On this week's installment of USgamer's classic gaming podcast, the gang talks about their game-related bucket lists.
On this week's installment of USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we look at the legacy of Sony's first portable.
Look back with us to Otocky, a game that brilliantly combined shooting, rhythm, and music more than a decade before Rez was even an inkling of an idea!
We pay proper tribute to Nintendo's late leader by digging into the history of the first company he helped build: Developer HAL Laboratory.
This week, we discuss the twelve months that held our favorite game-based memories.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores one of the most anticipated and influential games of all time.
Take an in-depth look back at Squaresoft's innovative, cinematic, horror RPG, Parasite Eve.
The podcast returns at last to the topic that launched its inaugural episode nearly 10 years ago: Nintendo's Metroid series.
The Retronauts Holiday Cabin opens its doors once again for a discussion of what may be the worst video game cartoon Xmas special ever.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast digs into one of the most important early 3D games of all time.
Plus, a video upgrade! You can listen to our classic gaming podcast this week... but you can also watch it, if you prefer.
... Or, at the very least, fill you in on Capcom's highly influential action game series.
Jeremy hits the mean streets of Portland to talk to expert game historians about Nintendo's "hail Mary" attempt to bring its Famicom console west.
Give your Halloween season some musical accompaniment with our collection of iconic horror tracks.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast examines two of the PlayStation 2's finest: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Japan's biggest RPG sensation.
Prepare yourself for the harshest advanced interrogation techniques with the help of Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken.
Jeremy takes to the mean streets of Shibuya, Akihabara, and Shinagawa to get some expert opinions on what makes a trip to Japan so rewarding for classic game enthusiasts.
Actually, Mario's much older than 30, but his most important adventure just dinged the odometer on another decade. Plus, Super Mario Maker discussion!
As the long-running saga comes to a conclusion with tomorrow's Metal Gear Solid V launch, we look back at the series' history.
This week, we honor one of the more unsung SNES soundtracks.
A Micro perspective on the kookiest numbered entry in the classic action series.
This week, former LucasArts developer Ron Gilbert takes the spotlight for an hour-long discussion about some of his most beloved creations.
It's not quite Gone Home, but From Software's Echo Night attempted something similarly daring—and in an era where this style of game was even harder to find.
Legendary studio Treasure has been eerily silent for the past few years. Even if they're gone, though, they shouldn't be forgotten.
...and a moment of silence for a departed legend.
This week's episode deep-dives into the archive-fixated obsession of ventures such as Chrontendo.
Wondering what's the deal with this primitive version of the classic Super Nintendo RPG you know and (presumably) love? Listen in as shocking Mother secrets are revealed!
On this newest episode of USgamer's retro gaming podcast, we answer listener mail and catch up on the best classic game rereleases of 2015.
When Atari looked to the NES market, interesting things happened.
This week we talk about a series close to our hearts and get the inside dirt on the upcoming anthology for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and 3DS.
You've heard great music from these slightly obscure Konami games on the latest Retronauts Micro—now check them out in action with an hour-long livestream.
This week, check out some great musical selections from Konami's lesser-known NES games.
For this week's episode, we take a leisurely saunter through the history of slow-life simulation games.
Take a trip back to 1997's nostalgia-fueled car combat simulator with another episode of our far out classic gaming podcast.
Listen in as we explore the short, strange history of the TurboGrafx 16's prehistoric mascot.
Contemplate Nintendo's greatest failure with this companion piece to last week's portable game consoles episode.
Neo Geo Pocket and WonderSwan don't command the same place in history as their competitor Game Boy, but we love them anyway.
Return to the Golden Age of Konami for a bite-sized examination of their goofiest series.
Or at least a passable effigy of Fabio, anyway, courtesy of this week's topic: Rare's Wizards & Warriors for NES.
It's an all-USgamer episode as British expat Jaz joins Bob and Jeremy to discuss England's most popular export: Rare. It's VAT-free!
How did Namco's yellow ball go from a maze-muncher to an interactive cartoon in just 14 short years? Your favorite classic gaming podcast investigates!
Our latest episode looks at the many, many games inspired by Steven Spielberg's first foray into TV animation: Tiny Toon Adventures.
Age has dulled the shine of this wild shooter's graphical prowess, but not the underlying excellence of its gameplay.
Your classic gaming podcast crew mulls over those old games that really let them down.
Join your classic gaming podcast crew for a discussion of when good games go bad. (Really bad.)
Catch up on the latest USgamer shows! If Garfield had an iPod, his entire outlook on the week would have been totally different.
On this bite-sized episode of Retronauts Micro, the crew discusses misguided video game purchases that still haunt them to this day.
Your reminder that old-school Sega was so ambitious that what should have been a perfunctory licensed game challenged one of the most groundbreaking adventures of the era.
We celebrate the upcoming 3DS remake by discussing why this great little N64 Zelda is so misunderstood.
A bird’s-eye view and large-scale battles ensure that gamers are still in love with isometric games.
Due to popular demand, we're back with another movie-themed episode! Listen in and suffer along with a thorough dissection of Capcom's 2009 cinematic disaster.
This week, our podcast looks back at four games with an infamous reputation for breaking dreams and burning money.
The most likely thing to happen has finally happened: Retronauts and USgamer are now BFFs.