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1UP Radio is the leading voice of the videogame community. Powered by the editors and personalities of the 1UP Network, the 1UP Radio podcast family covers the games industry from every possible angle. Start your week with the humor and insight of EGM Live* and GFW Radio, and continue on with the ac…

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Latest episodes from 1UP.com - 1UP Radio

Retronauts Prime Episode 59

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2013 96:17


On this all-too-soon finale of 1UP's Retronauts, we forego the sappy goodbyes and instead concentrate on what we've done best in these past seven years: complain incessantly about Virtual Console. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler, and Ray Barnholt as they look back on the wonders and blunders this recent generation has brought to classic gaming, and mull over what the future will hold for retro games on shiny new consoles. Thanks for your support over the years!

Retronauts Prime Episode 59

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2013 96:17


On this all-too-soon finale of 1UP's Retronauts, we forego the sappy goodbyes and instead concentrate on what we've done best in these past seven years: complain incessantly about Virtual Console. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Chris Kohler, and Ray Barnholt as they look back on the wonders and blunders this recent generation has brought to classic gaming, and mull over what the future will hold for retro games on shiny new consoles. Thanks for your support over the years!

Games, Dammit! Episode 30 - It Came From Outer Space | 2/15/2013

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2013 64:20


This week we put together a show that ties into our site's cover story theme, "It Came From Outer Space." Join host Jose Otero along with guests Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, IGN's Ryan McCaffery for games discussion. And check out a special interview segment with Marcus Lindblom, one of the localizers behind a beloved Super Nintendo game called Earthbound.

Retronauts Prime Episode 58

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2013 85:33


We're back with a marginally new title, and slightly older hosts! Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barnholt as they adhere to Retronauts tradition for this first show of the new year by discussing 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, and 1993. And if that's not enough for you, we talk about ALF a bunch for some reason. No problem!

Games, Dammit! Episode ??? - 1UP and Friends, Part Duex 2/08/2013

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2013 102:38


This week on our yet unnamed podcast, we talk about Dead Space 3 and Fire Emblem: Awakening with lots of special guests. Tune in for the vocal contributions of Jose Otero, Mitch Dyer, Jeremy Parish, Destin Leguire, Bob Mackey, and Marty Sliva.

Retronauts Prime Episode 58

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2013 85:33


We're back with a marginally new title, and slightly older hosts! Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barnholt as they adhere to Retronauts tradition for this first show of the new year by discussing 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, and 1993. And if that's not enough for you, we talk about ALF a bunch for some reason. No problem!

Games, Dammit! Episode ?? - 1UP and Friends | 1/23/2013

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2013 79:47


We haven't settled on a new name for this podcast yet, but we have a great show for you this week. First up, a very special 1UP Direct, as we discuss this morning's Nintendo news with Richard George from IGN's Nintendo channel. After that, Gamespy's Dan Stapleton sits down with me for a special interview with Jake Solomon, the lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Active Time Battle XLI: Farewell to 2012

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2012 64:02


Kat, Marty, and Bob sit down to talk about Mass Effect 3, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Diablo III, and many of the other notable RPGs of 2012. Which ones were the best, and which ones fell short? Find out!

Games, Dammit! Episode 27 - Lift Off | 11/30/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2012 113:41


This week, Games, Dammit! talks all about the Wii U. In our first segment, Wired's Chris Kohler joins 1UP's Jose Otero to talk about the launch and a feature Chris recently wrote called, "Ten Things I Hate About Wii U." Afterwards, Bob Mackey and Marty Sliva chime in with their impressions of the games currently available for the system.

Active Time Babble XL: Looking Back on An Underrated RPG Console

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2012 56:52


Was the Wii secretly a great console for RPGs? Kat, Bob, and Marty look back on the Wii's RPG library and look ahead to the future of the Wii U.

Retronauts Live Episode 57: 2012 Holiday Extravaganza

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2012 90:09


Your favorite classic gaming podcast is here to save Christmas -- and with an unprecedented lack of Ernest P. Worrell. Join Bob Mackey and the rest of the Retronauts crew for this extra-special holiday surprise, featuring traces of the wit and whimsy that made you love last year's celebration so much.

Retronauts Live Episode 57: 2012 Holiday Extravaganza

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2012 90:09


Your favorite classic gaming podcast is here to save Christmas -- and with an unprecedented lack of Ernest P. Worrell. Join Bob Mackey and the rest of the Retronauts crew for this extra-special holiday surprise, featuring traces of the wit and whimsy that made you love last year's celebration so much.

Games, Dammit! Episode 26 - Angels Attack | 11/17/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2012 97:03


This week, 1UP takes a break from talking about strictly video games to bring you a one-of-a-kind discussion about the biggest anime ever made in Japan. That's right, this episode is all about Evangelion, as the third rebuild of the series makes it ways to Japanese theaters. 1UP's Jose Otero, Jeremy Parish, and Bob Mackey are joined by Christian Nutt, features editor for Gamasutra.com, as they deep dive into a discussion about EVA, what it brought to video games, and ponder some of the most divisive topics in the series fiction.

Retronauts Live Episode 56: Day of the Tentacle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2012 75:08


It's been almost 20 years since a purple tentacle sipped sewage and nearly took over the world, and since then, we've been left with nothing but questions. Thankfully, Day of the Tentacle project leads Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman decided to drop by the Retronauts studio for an entire hour of discussion about the classic adventure game they helmed two decades ago. Note: hamsters were frozen, microwaved, but ultimately not harmed in the making of this episode.

Retronauts Live Episode 56: Day of the Tentacle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2012 75:08


It's been almost 20 years since a purple tentacle sipped sewage and nearly took over the world, and since then, we've been left with nothing but questions. Thankfully, Day of the Tentacle project leads Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman decided to drop by the Retronauts studio for an entire hour of discussion about the classic adventure game they helmed two decades ago. Note: hamsters were frozen, microwaved, but ultimately not harmed in the making of this episode.

Games, Dammit! Episode 25 - King of the Hill | 11/09/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2012 103:40


After a one month hiatus, Games, Dammit! returns with a bunch of special guests. In the first segment, host Jose Otero is joined in the studio by a pair of editor-in-chiefs. IGN's Casey Lynch and GamesBeat's Dan Hsu come in to reminisce about the Halo series and share impressions of Halo 4. In the second segment, IGN's Anthony Gallegos and 1UP's Bob Mackey join us for a Dishonored interview with Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, co-creative directors at Arkane Studios.

Retronauts Interview Minisode: Jordan Mechner and Karateka

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2012 17:43


Nearly 30 years after its original release, Jordan Mechner's groundbreaking 1984 classic Karateka has returned for a brand new audience. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey for a special interview with Mechner about the remake of the game that started his career. NOTE: This episode suffers from a bit of audio crackle due to faulty podcasting equipment. We're sorry!

Retronauts Interview Minisode: Jordan Mechner and Karateka

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2012 17:43


Nearly 30 years after its original release, Jordan Mechner's groundbreaking 1984 classic Karateka has returned for a brand new audience. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey for a special interview with Mechner about the remake of the game that started his career. NOTE: This episode suffers from a bit of audio crackle due to faulty podcasting equipment. We're sorry!

Active Time Babble XXXIX: Gotta Catch More RPGs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2012 78:39


Gamasutra's Christian Nutt joins Kat to talk Pokemon, and Kotaku's Richard Eisenbeis checks in with the latest Japanese releases.

Retronauts Live Episode 55: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2012 80:46


Cowabunga! Radical! Et cetera! If you entered this world at some point in the '80s, you no doubt experienced the pizza-promoting phenomenon that taught children the names of four Renaissance artists. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey, along with guests Kat Bailey, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they thoroughly explore Konami?s many Ninja Turtles games, and perhaps learn the secret of the ooze?

Retronauts Live Episode 55: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2012 80:46


Cowabunga! Radical! Et cetera! If you entered this world at some point in the '80s, you no doubt experienced the pizza-promoting phenomenon that taught children the names of four Renaissance artists. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey, along with guests Kat Bailey, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they thoroughly explore Konami?s many Ninja Turtles games, and perhaps learn the secret of the ooze?

Games, Dammit! Episode 24 - Resident Evil Special | 10/05/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2012 100:51


After a week full of Resident Evil articles, host Jose Otero sits down with Bob Mackey and Alex "cvxfreak" Aniel to talk about Capcom's flagship survival-horror series and its bizarre history. Special thanks to our community members for contributing their favorite memories for this episode.

Games, Dammit! Resident Evil Podcast PSA | 10/01/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2012 2:15


We're recording a special Resident Evil episode of Games, Dammit! and we'd like you to be a part of it. Send us a link to your SoundCloud clip and explain why you love the RE series or tell us about your favorite moment in the series. If you enter, you could win an Astro Gaming headset courtesy of Capcom. Visit 1UP.com for more instructions on how to participate.

Active Time Babble XXXVIII: Journey to the West

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2012 78:00


Kat is joined by GameSpy's Mike Nelson and Dan Stapleton, as well as Polygon's Phil Kollar, to talk Torchlight II, Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, and Mists of Pandaria in this all-PC RPG episode of Active Time Babble.

Retronauts Live Episode 54: Double Dragon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2012 69:27


With the release of Double Dragon Neon making the series relevant once again, Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with Scroll's Ray Barnholt and IGN's Sam Claiborn in an attempt to sort out the million ports of the few games starring Billy and Jimmy Lee. If you have a conveyor belt phobia, we advise you skip this one.

Retronauts Live Episode 54: Double Dragon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2012 69:27


With the release of Double Dragon Neon making the series relevant once again, Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with Scroll's Ray Barnholt and IGN's Sam Claiborn in an attempt to sort out the million ports of the few games starring Billy and Jimmy Lee. If you have a conveyor belt phobia, we advise you skip this one.

Games, Dammit! Episode 23 - All About Wii U | 9/14/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2012 50:50


Nintendo finally unveiled the price of Wii U in NYC, so we couldn;t help but focus on it for this week's episode. Join 1UP's Jose Otero, freelance contributor and Mario doppelganger Anthony Parisi, and IGN's Richard George, as they talk about the price, the games, and Nintendo TVii.

Retronauts Live Episode 53: PAX Prime 2012 and the Post-Apocalypse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2012 61:21


It's the end of the world as we know it, and the Retronauts feel fine. Well, maybe a little gassy. Join host Bob Mackey, along with guests Chris Kohler, Marty Sliva, and Jose Otero, as they depress a crowd of PAX Prime attendees with a discussion of video game portrayals of the post-apocalypse. Duck, cover, jam in your earbuds and laugh along with us for an hour as the world burns.

Retronauts Live Episode 53: PAX Prime 2012 and the Post-Apocalypse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2012 61:21


It's the end of the world as we know it, and the Retronauts feel fine. Well, maybe a little gassy. Join host Bob Mackey, along with guests Chris Kohler, Marty Sliva, and Jose Otero, as they depress a crowd of PAX Prime attendees with a discussion of video game portrayals of the post-apocalypse. Duck, cover, jam in your earbuds and laugh along with us for an hour as the world burns.

1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXVII: An Early Look at Dragon Quest X

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2012 70:33


Kotaku correspondent Richard Eisenbeis joins Kat to discuss Dragon Quest X and Last Story, and Bob and Marty talk Darksiders II and the classic Super Mario RPG.

Retronauts Live Episode 52

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2012 83:12


The second installment of Retronauts Movie Month wraps up with a look at 1989's The Wizard, Universal's attempt to siphon even more money from the parents of Nintendo-obsessed children. Join Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barholt as they discuss the glaring video game inaccuracies contained within before collapsing in a fit of Christian Slater impressions.

Retronauts Live Episode 52

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2012 83:12


The second installment of Retronauts Movie Month wraps up with a look at 1989's The Wizard, Universal's attempt to siphon even more money from the parents of Nintendo-obsessed children. Join Bob Mackey, Marty Sliva, Sam Claiborn, and Ray Barholt as they discuss the glaring video game inaccuracies contained within before collapsing in a fit of Christian Slater impressions.

Retronauts Classic Gaming Expo 2012 Minisode

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2012 43:23


After an exciting and event-filled day of pawing over old video games and standing in the awe-inspiring presence of Howard Phillips (sans bowtie), Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with the gang from Retroware.tv to discuss the goings-on at Classic Gaming Expo 2012.

Retronauts Classic Gaming Expo 2012 Minisode

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2012 43:23


After an exciting and event-filled day of pawing over old video games and standing in the awe-inspiring presence of Howard Phillips (sans bowtie), Retronauts host Bob Mackey sits down with the gang from Retroware.tv to discuss the goings-on at Classic Gaming Expo 2012.

Retronauts Live Episode 51

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2012 71:43


In 2001, Final Fantasy made its journey to the silver screen, and the resulting disaster exiled movie director and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi to the hellish shores of Hawaii. But was it really all that bad? Join host Bob Mackey and guests Chris Kohler, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they summon their own spirits within for a lively discussion of this cinematic failure.

Games, Dammit! Episode 21 - Narrative in Games | 8/03/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2012 106:21


In this star-studded episode host Jose Otero is joined by Marty Sliva, as the duo talk about The Walking Dead Video Game with special guests Hollywood screenwriter Gary Whitta and Sean Vanaman of Telltale Games. After a quick break, Bob Mackey joins the crew, as Marty takes the lead to interview Greg Kasavin of SuperGiant Games about Bastion and video game narratives.

Retronauts Live Episode 51

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2012 71:43


In 2001, Final Fantasy made its journey to the silver screen, and the resulting disaster exiled movie director and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi to the hellish shores of Hawaii. But was it really all that bad? Join host Bob Mackey and guests Chris Kohler, Ray Barnholt, and Marty Sliva as they summon their own spirits within for a lively discussion of this cinematic failure.

1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXVI: A Fair and Balanced Discussion of Kingdom Hearts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2012 66:54


Kat, Bob, and Jose are joined by IGN's Eric Sapp to have an honest debate about the most prickly of topics--Kingdom Hearts. The crew also revisits The Wold Ends With You and Phantasy Star Online!

Games, Dammit! Episode 20 - The Essential 100, Part One | 7/20/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2012 64:51


We're celebrating the first chapter of 1UP's Essential 100 by talking about five of our selections, but we're not doing it alone. Supergiant Games Creative Director Greg Kasavin and 1UP Alum and creator of Scroll magazine Ray Barnholt join Jose Otero, Bob Mackey, and Marty Sliva in the studio for an essential podcast to complement this week's cover story.

Retronauts Live Episode 50

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2012 85:23


We've done a lot of these, haven't we? In honor of Retronauts' 150-ish episode, join host Bob Mackey in this podcast retrospective as he presents some of the show's finest moments over the past six years, featuring the return of old friends, and a myriad of other surprises!

Retronauts Live Episode 50

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2012 85:23


We've done a lot of these, haven't we? In honor of Retronauts' 150-ish episode, join host Bob Mackey in this podcast retrospective as he presents some of the show's finest moments over the past six years, featuring the return of old friends, and a myriad of other surprises!

Games, Dammit! Episode 19 - The Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Special | 7/06/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2012 93:39


1UP decided to pull out all the stops for our Metal Gear 25th anniversary episode. GamesRadar's Sterling McGarvey and 8-4 Play's Mark MacDonald join Jose Otero and Jeremy Parish for a spirited discussion of the Metal Gear series. As part of this 90-minute salute, you'll also hear contributions from our dedicated listeners and other special guests.

Retronauts Live Episode 48

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2012 69:15


It's been a few months since our last laser-focused traditional episode, so this time around, we decided to set our sights on a beloved game that's near and dear to all of our hearts: Final Fantasy IV. Listen in as Retronauts host Bob Mackey employs the help of Jeremy Parish, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva to talk about what makes this highly available 16-bit RPG so amazing. And we managed to get through this entire episode with only one mention of the word "spoony!"

Retronauts Live Episode 48

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2012 69:15


It's been a few months since our last laser-focused traditional episode, so this time around, we decided to set our sights on a beloved game that's near and dear to all of our hearts: Final Fantasy IV. Listen in as Retronauts host Bob Mackey employs the help of Jeremy Parish, Jose Otero, and Marty Sliva to talk about what makes this highly available 16-bit RPG so amazing. And we managed to get through this entire episode with only one mention of the word "spoony!"

Games, Dammit! Metal Gear 25th Anniversary PSA | 6/27/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2012 2:58


1UP wants to record an extra special tribute episode to the Metal Gear series. Join Jose Otero and Bob Mackey and find out what you can do to help.

1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXV: Let's Talk About Kanji

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2012 80:41


Kat, Jeremy, and Bob get together to discuss Persona 4's Kanji Tatsumi, and the portrayal of LGBT issues in RPGs in general. Indie RPG dev Robert Boyd also drops by to chat about his newest project--Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3!

Retronauts E3 2012 Minisode: MonkeyPaw Games' John Greiner

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2012 28:18


Just because it's E3 doesn't mean we don't have time to podcast! Okay, that's not completely true, but we went ahead and did it anyway. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey on this special episode featuring an interview with MonkeyPaw Games' John Greiner. Listen in and learn about the coming onslaught of Tomba-mania, and marvel at the impressive acoustics of an abandoned maintenance hallway.

Retronauts E3 2012 Minisode: MonkeyPaw Games' John Greiner

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2012 28:18


Just because it's E3 doesn't mean we don't have time to podcast! Okay, that's not completely true, but we went ahead and did it anyway. Join Retronauts host Bob Mackey on this special episode featuring an interview with MonkeyPaw Games' John Greiner. Listen in and learn about the coming onslaught of Tomba-mania, and marvel at the impressive acoustics of an abandoned maintenance hallway.

Games, Dammit! E3 2012 Minisode Vol. 1 - The Press Conference Review | 6/4/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2012 56:33


The first volume of 1UP's guerrilla podcast initiative at E3 2012. Join Jeremy Parish, Marty Sliva, and Jose Otero for a media briefings round up like no other.

Games, Dammit! Episode 18 - 2012 Pre-E3 Extravaganza, Sony Edition | 6/1/2012

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2012 62:20


E3 2012 is nearly here, and we close out our series and predictions series with a look at Sony's lineup, the challenges they must overcome, and our imperious demands.

Retronauts Interview Minisode: Chris Jones and the Return of Tex Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2012 20:10


In this special interview minisode of Retronauts Live, Bob Mackey chats with veteran developer Chris Jones about the return of the classic Tex Murphy adventure series via his new Kickstarter titled "Project Fedora." Listen in and learn how this new age of philanthropy is giving us a classic adventure game Renaissance.

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