Blowing Cartridges
Video Game Preservation: An Excuse for Hoarding or Something of Value?

Video Game Preservation: An Excuse for Hoarding or Something of Value?

December 1, 2020

Brendan and Zach often discuss their (relatively) vast video game collections. However, is there something more to these collections than just blind hoarder-instinct? Tune in to listen to the duo discuss the growing phenomenon of video game preservation, the role of emulation vs original hardware and the uniqueness of video games as a medium in the context of preserving/displaying them in a museum setting. 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

Console Launches: Hype or Apathy?

Console Launches: Hype or Apathy?

November 16, 2020

You may have noticed that Sony and Microsoft have recently heralded in the new generation with the PS5 and Xbox Series X respectively. But does it really feel like a new generation of video games is about to commence? Tune in to listen to Brendan, Zach, and special guest Dave as they discuss their mutual apathy for the recent launches, their fond memories of previous launches and what has made console launches of the past either memorable or forgettable. 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

Dave - @hop1170

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

Ring of Pain - Stories from the Frontline of Game Development

Ring of Pain - Stories from the Frontline of Game Development

November 2, 2020

Joining the duo this episode is Mesut Latifoglu from Twice Different, developers of the newly released roguelike Ring of Pain to discuss this gem of a game that is now available on the Switch and PC. Tune in to hear why Ring of Pain is worth playing, riveting discussions regarding being an indie dev in Australia, and the ground breaking innovations in Twitch extension made by Twice Different for this game. 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

Mesut - @_Fluto (@TwiceDifferent) (@RingOfPain)

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

%&^@! - Lost in Translation: Video Game Localisation

%&^@! - Lost in Translation: Video Game Localisation

October 19, 2020

Video game enthusiasts partake in a hobby where historically a large proportion of the creative output originates outside of the western cultural world. In this episode Brendan and Zach reminisce about their experiences missing out on games due to a lack of localisation, the prevalence of Japanese media in the 90s/early 2000s and the current state of the video game localisation landscape. 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

The Casualisation of Video Games: Myth or Reality?

The Casualisation of Video Games: Myth or Reality?

October 5, 2020

Have video games become increasingly 'casualisied' in the wake of the advent of mobile games, the Wii generation and micro transactions? Or have console games simply become more complex with an increasing number of barriers to entry being raised? Join Brendan and Zach as they discuss the differences between casualisation and accessibility and why the picture may not be as bleak as some 'hardcore gamers' would suggest. 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

The Price We Pay: What is the True Value of a Video Game?

The Price We Pay: What is the True Value of a Video Game?

September 22, 2020

In an attempt to justify their large game collections, Brendan and Zach are joined by friend of the show Luke to discuss the dynamics surrounding the value of game prices, their thoughts on the RRP price rise for next gen and the volatile retro games market that determines many of the issues concerning retro game collecting.

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

Luke - @adeeelnv (https://www.youtube.com/user/Lvaneede)

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

Parenthood and Gaming: A Father’s Day Special

Parenthood and Gaming: A Father’s Day Special

September 7, 2020

On this episode Zach and Brendan are joined by special guest Matt, who details his experience of being a passionate gaming enthusiast as well as a husband and father. The trio discuss favourite video game dads, how parenthood changes the games you play and their memories of playing video games with their dads.

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

Fandom Frenzy: Console Wars, Consumerism & Cows

Fandom Frenzy: Console Wars, Consumerism & Cows

August 24, 2020

This episode, special guest and friend of the show Drew Agnew joins Brendan and Zach to talk about video game fanboys. Why do people get so passionate about video games? Do the console wars of childhoods past continue to rage on? Are there benefits to enthusiastic, all-consuming fandoms? 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

Zach - @Eggerino

Drew - @iDrewby @TheHouseOfMario

 

Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedi

Critiquing Critics: Why Critics Matter

Critiquing Critics: Why Critics Matter

August 10, 2020

This episode, Brendan and Zach dive into the world of game critics, 'reviewing' the reviews process. Why do we care what a reviewer thinks of a game? Why does Brendan want to destroy the established scoring systems popularly used by review outlets? Tune in to episode 3 to find answers to these questions and more! 

 

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Brendan - @Tamazoid

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Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedi

Why We Game: What Makes Gaming a Compelling Hobby

Why We Game: What Makes Gaming a Compelling Hobby

July 27, 2020

This week join Brendan and Zach as they discuss their history gaming and why, well into their 20s they are still gaming today. 

 

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Intro music - '8 Bit Ditty' by FoolBoyMedia

Outro - 'Video Game Land' by FoolBoyMedia

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