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A retro gaming podcast hosted by three "hardcore" gamer Dads talking about their passion for gaming between spending time with and taking care of their families. Al, Kyle and Travis discuss the latest games from their Game Club (known as The Savepoint), game industry news, and games that are current…

The Retro Rents


    • Oct 11, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 21m AVG DURATION
    • 82 EPISODES


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    The Retro Rents -- EP081 -- CitizenCon, Foxhole, Thanks BadFodderFigures!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 105:55

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick   Games in play: Foxhole, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (and Trails of Cold Steel 2!), Icarus Beta 4, Forewarned (Phasmophobia with Mummies!)   On this Episode: We are now entering the Q4 new release game deluge! Far Cry 6, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Metroid Dread, Alan Wake Remastered ALL RELEASED SINCE OUR LAST EPISODE! GAH!   In the news, we discuss more Tommy Tellerico and Intellivision hijinks, the massive leak of Twitch's source code...and probably the hardest news I've ever had to discuss on our cast:    The BadFodderFigures Podcast have announced they are hanging up the mics on their weekly show. They started around the same time we did, and are a group of freaking all-stars from several other previous casts. I've shouted them out often on the show, and for good reason. They were definitely my favorite show in my podcast listening pile, and I really looked forward to the show each week. I also had the fun chance of being one of their regular voicemail callers! That's actually how I hooked up with the amazing regular caller Fred French, who calls into their (and our) show often. We not only carve out an appropriate chunk of the show to thank them (CapnMikeM, Glovebox, Hoody Ninja and DeviousMrMatt) for the years of friendship, technical help, shout outs, and really just being some of our favorite people on the internet. In our usual funny cuts in our show opener, I had to do my part to immortalize the "Stacking Paper" episode as I told the story (probably again) to Nick. Thanks fellas, will miss hearing your show, and look forward to anything y'all do next!   Don't Forget! Nick and I will both be streaming for Extra Life Game Day this year! Keep an eye out on our Twitch Feeds, Twitter, and here as we get closer to November 6th, 2021!   Come hang with us! Voicemails - 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) Twitch (@RetroRentsAl, @Kibbis, @BlackEagleOps, SodaXBread)

    The Retro Rents -- EP080 -- The Skin of the Onion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 86:31

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up y'all! On this episode, Nick gives us an update on his progress in Hades. We also deep dive into the newly released Diablo 2: Resurrected remaster and what makes it the kind of remaster any game should aspire to. We also talk about the reveals at the latest Nintendo Direct, and what we're looking forward to seeing there. Come hang out, leave us a voicemail, have fun, play games, and don't be di*ks! Release Highlights  Castlevania Advance Collection D2: Resurrected - a masterpiece in remasters  News Nintendo Direct  Kirby and the Forgotten Land Nintendo Switch Online expansion pass - adding N64 games. I'd happily pay a couple bucks more for that Mario movie - kinda wish they'd use more VAs Bayonetta 3 Splatoon 3 Monster Hunter Rise expansion Animal Crossing and Smash bros getting their own directs Where you can reach us Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) - fuck twitter :) Twitch (@RetroRentsAl, @Kibbis, @BlackEagleOps, SodaXBread) Voicemails: 610-810-1654    

    The Retro Rents - EP079 - S--t Shacks and Hades

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 64:12

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Things we're Playing: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Icarus beta, HADES (again...and again)   Release Highlights  Wrath of the Righteous Tales of Arise Life is Strange: True Colors News: Wargaming continues to crap on their community and self destruct Game releases hitting stride in fall, lots of great stuff coming Sony Playstation Showcase (FINALLY). What we liked, what we're pumped for.    Where you can reach us  Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) Twitch (@RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) Voicemails - 610-810-1654 Friends of the show (other casts, check em out!)   Bad Fodder Figures - https://badfodderfigures.podbean.com/ Tap the Craft - https://tapthecraft.com/  The Steel Cage Lounge - https://anchor.fm/marino-saveri 

    The Retro Rents - EP078 - Memory of a Goldfish

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 76:33

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What are we playing/watching? Allan - Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (beat pt 1, now on 2), Mount and Blade Bannerlord (again)First Look: Marvel: Midnight Suns (XCom marvel!) Nick - Tribes of Midgard, Last Oasis; Back 4 Blood BetaMarvel - What If?  Awesome new animated series; Spider-Man No Way home trailer drop. Bringing in Doc-Oc and Green Goblin? Visions Trailer - Matrix Animated Series style shorts but with Star Wars looks AWESOME! Release Highlights QUAKE REMASTERED Aliens: Fireteam Elite Psychonauts 2  NewsBlizzard's death spiral World of Warships CC and player exodus GamesCom 21' Online what's new or interesting?xbox flight sim - later this year the Reno Air Race (Yes this is what I was hoping for.  Competitive Air Race) Not much else new on xbox showcase more DLCs and teases of Forza and Halo Come hang with us! Where you can reach us Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) - fuck twitter :) Twitch (@RetroRentsAl, @Kibbis, @BlackEagleOps, SodaXBread) Voicemails - 610-810-1654

    The Retro Rents - EP077 - Jimmy The Pause

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 69:49

    Hosts: Al, Nick What's up everyone! On this episode we reveal our latest obsessions! (seriously, go play Trails of Cold Steel if you consider yourself even a minor JRPG fan, it's amazing). Nick is swept up with the Tribes of Midgard, WATCH OUT JOTUN! We also deep dive into the Activision/Blizzard Lawsuit, and how this kind of behavior is pervasive not just in gaming, but the corporate world itself. Til next time folks, wear your masks, get your shots, have fun, play games and DON'T BE D***S! Release Highlights  Tribes of Midgard    NewsFrathouse sued by state of California for Activision Blizzard-like culture of discrimination and harassment. Mass exodus from World of Warcraft to FF14 so much that FF14 ran out of digital licenses (restocked) but large population transferring.   Steam Deck debut of Steam's handheld game system.I….may have reserved the top end model  Nintendo getting a OLED model bigger 7” (up from 6.2) screen 64 GB storage (up from 32)  What is EA showing next week 22nd?  Well they are NOT showing anything with Bioware Mass Effect or Dragon Age.  Not showing any Star Wars games.  So…. Battlefield and all the SPURTSBAWL? Casey Hudson former GM of Bioware announces new studio - Humanoid Studios.  No games but something to keep an eye on. Nature is healing and CPU hardware is slowly becoming more available and prices returning to MSRP - Normalcy by the fall or end of year?...Unless you're playing the New World beta...which is frying the brand new vid cards Skull and Bones - Article from Kotaku quotes former and current employees, game is a mismanaged disaster, frequent reboots/restarts, no identity, sounds like a mess     E3 PART 2 PC Game Show:Naraka - Ninja/Samurai BR August 12 dodgeball academia - Soon cartoon dodgeball Chivalry 2 - Road Map: Various Medieval periods; New maps; More weapons;  Rawmen - Battle chef very wacky Dying Light 2- Dec 7th 2021 Humankind - Civ lookalike They Always Run - MetroidVania looking side scroller Lemnis Gate - Sci-fi shooter 25 sec time loop FPS/Turn based Strategy Game (launch aug 3rd) Open Beta July Next Space Rebels - Space Kerbel but with home grown parts (model rocketry) but wacky WarTales - Open World RPG (Turnbase) adventure game Fantasy Medeival setting Ixion - Maintain spacestation and defend internal/external threats (no game play) Far changing tides - Sequel to Far Sails MW5: Merc showing off the new DLC out now Jurassic World Evolution 2: Park Simulator StreamFest - Various releases from stream (No HL3) Soulstic - Hack and slash Warhammer: Chaos Gate - Trailer in Aug//relese 2022 Pioner - Stalker like modern world bending chernobyl mess fabric of reality. Chernobylite - another stalker like game Icarus - Space Survival.  Get to launch zone in time - Aug 11 Looking forward to this. The Wandering Village - Town on a dino Death Trash - Fallout 1 looking crazy looking game Songs of conquest - Heos of M&M sucessor Future Games Show:Instinction - Dino vs Surivors??? Red Solstice 2 - xcom but 8 players Jun 17th Severed Steel - Crazy time bending FPS with vibes of SuperHot StarMancer - Space base building? Aug 5th Harold Halibut - Soon - claymation narrative adventure Project Ferocious - Soldiers and Dinos?? 2023 release target   Voicemails, and Plug Voicemail Line - 610-810-1654  QotBW - Favorite video game soundtrack and go Conclusions/Final thoughts/Shout outsFans Bad Fodder Figures Married to the Games Tap the Craft Where you can reach us Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps) - fuck twitter :) Twitch (@RetroRentsAl, @Kibbis, @BlackEagleOps, SodaXBread)

    The Retro Rents - EP076 - LockdownCon 2 and E3 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 79:27

    What's up everyone!  Today's episode is JAM PACKED with a ton of exciting stuff! Nick and Al recap the incredible experience of being on a panel at LockdownCon 2 with some other incredibly talented and fun podcasters! We also recap the highlights (and utter snoozers) of E3 2021. What were some of your E3 favorites? Who do you think fell short? Follow the contact trail and let us know!   Voicemails - 610-810-1654 Other places to reach us  Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) Email (theretrorents@gmail.com) Twitter (@theretrorents, @RetroRentsAl, @BlackEagleOps)  Twitch (RetroRentsAl, BlackEagleOps)

    The Retro Rents -- EP075 -- That Delicate Dance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 84:16

    What is going on Y'ALL!! It has been quite some time (again) since our last show, and for that I truly apologize, but as you'll see during the show, it's been pretty crazy here in RetroRentsAL land! However, there is some AWESOME news as well! (Like ya boys Al and Nick being on a panel at LockdownCon 2 this year baby!). Lots more to cover as well, so we invite y'all to sit back, kick back with a good drink of your choice, and chill with us on another episode of The Retro Rents!   Release Highlights Let the late Spring/Early Summer release start.RE 8 Hood - Looks great. Road Map will show staying power Subnautica 2   Biomutant. Reviews seem super meh? SMT3: Nocturne Unreal Engine 5 Demo crazy sharp and interesting to see behind the mechanics. DEMEO!    NewsUbisoft to switch to more High End Free to Play model (Taking a page from Activision with CoD?)Kicking off with Heartland in the same universe as the Division series. Vive revealed their Pro2(Pro-sumer level) and Focus 3 (Business Application Oriented)  better stats but nothing software wise to propel it forward in the gaming space. Paradox announces CK3 Expansion: Royal Court (looks super cool), and finally, Victoria 3, long awaited sequel to the infamous industrial age politics/mercantile sim (super fun game in Vicy 2) Star Citizen vs Elite: Odyssey vs No Man’s Sky: Sell me: What is SC going to offer new at this point? Or is it just planning on doing things “better”? Neal Hallford invited us to be on a panel at Lockdowncon!!!

    The Retro Rents - EP074 - Damn You Craig!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 72:21

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Howdy y'all! Nick and I are back talking games (and fighting the never-ending battle against Craigbot and Discord. Seriously, anyone have a better solution here?!). We talk about this year becoming the year of the Game Delay, and the games that (so far) are still on for hitting the due date. We also discuss some of the other games coming out that keep on looking better and better with every preview! Delays - 2021 The year of the delay Century (Dragon game) Delayed early access release now unknown;  New World to the August 2021 Lego Skywalker Saga to later unknown Deathloop from May to Sept Cyberpunk free DLC to later in 21 Many other games and probably will continue through the year. nothing on my radar until May with Hood (May 7th Early Play) ; Resident Evil 8(May7th) and Subnautica2(May 14) News Year of the Season the new FOMO and “Seasonal Pass”- Not a new concept but gaining traction as the new “game mode” for always online/Games as a service.  Diablo 3, Apex, Sea of Thieves, No Man’s Sky Diablo 2 Remasted looking FANTASTIC.  Great graphical upgrade plus being able to switch to the retro view.  Looks like it plays just like I remember. Other Blizzard news Jeff Kaplan Blizzard VP and  Lead Designer/Game Director of Overwatch  has not only stepped down but left Blizzard entirely. Looking forward to another LOTR MMO? Well amazon did too but now it’s cancelled.  Will Amazon ever put out a game? Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents - EP073 - Here, There Be Dragons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 57:53

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Howdy folks! It's been another fun week in games! While we've entered what Nick and I have always called the "Spring Doldrums" (not many new games coming out each week), there are still some gems that we're super excited about. - Century: Age of Ashes - Nick got into the beta and talks about the first game that FINALLY got dragon combat (much less multiplayer dragon combat) done RIGHT. - Curse of the Dead Gods and Loop Hero - Al's gems of the week. Really enjoying both of these, and they're a steal at their current price! - We also talk Game Pass, and how it's easily the best thing in games right now if you love to try new games thanks to Microsoft acquiring Bethesda, and providing EA Play. More games than you know what to do with and a steal at the monthly price (psst, go Ultimate, because PC Game Pass is pretty damn sweet too!) And more! We hope you enjoy the show!   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint  

    The Retro Rents - EP072 - If A Tree Doesn't Fall On Your Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 100:59

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Howdy Folks! We're back after a week off! On this episode we talk about our incredible interview with Neal Hallford, reflect on one year since we were at PAX East together, getting creeped out in Medium, the wild ascent of Valheim, Richard Garriott's latest exploration: The Mariana Trench, and MORE! News: Valheim hits 5 million players! Richard Garriott is currently at the bottom of the ocean (as of this recording)! Subnautica: Below Zero release date announced (May 14th, 2021) Hardsuit Labs sacked from Bloodlines 2 (and what this probably means for the game's release) Alien's Fireteam trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1GRp19A89A  The SavePoint game of the month:  The Medium Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP071 -- Neal Hallford - From Krondor to Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 82:25

    Thank you all for coming back to check out the conclusion of our interview with the incredible Neal Hallford! This episode dives into Neal's time at Dynamix, and the creation of Betrayal at Krondor! We then discuss his current projects in movies, and he's writing a book too! So much great stuff in this episode. If you want to check out some of Neal's work, get to it below! Highly recommend The Case of Evil on Prime (Neal talks about the making of that in this episode. Such a great send-up to Universal Monster movies of old). We hope you enjoy the show!   Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, Neal   Check out Neal's past and present projects:   - Planet's Edge: The Point of No Return (PC, available via GOG.com) - Betrayal at Krondor (PC, available via GOG.com) - Krondor Confidential (Neal's multi-part blog on Betrayal At Krondor's conception to release. We'll call it the companion to this interview :) )  - Swords and Circuitry - A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Neal's book on game design!) - Swords and Circuitry - The website for Neal's Production company (yea, he makes movie stuffs too!) - The Case of Evil (An incredible short film inspired by the classic Universal Monster Horrors. On Prime too!) - The Many Worlds of Neal Hallford (Neal's website! Go here to always catch the latest of what Neal might be up to, and follow his wonderful blog, too!)

    The Retro Rents -- EP070 -- Neal Hallford, Part 1 - From Radio to Game Design

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 80:30

    WOW! Where to even start with this one :) Nick and I had the incredible luck and pleasure to interview Neal Hallford, one of Game Design's greatest of all time (well, damn well so in my eyes).  Neal has been in the designer's seat for some of the most classic, beloved games of all time. His most well known work is Dynamix's Betrayal at Krondor, a game set during the time of Raymond E. Feist's incredible Riftwar Saga. This is a must play piece of gaming history if you've never done so, and it's available on GOG.  Our first part of this incredible interview with Neal covers his time in Radio, the people who influenced him as a young writer, and how doing radio dramas with his buddies brings him to work as a writer and designer at New World Computing (Might and Magic, or Planet's Edge ring a bell?) Alright, don't want to give too much away. Just sit back y'all, and we hope you have as much fun listening to Neal as we did. He really is one of a kind.    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, Neal   Check out Neal's past and present projects:   - Planet's Edge: The Point of No Return (PC, available via GOG.com) - Betrayal at Krondor (PC, available via GOG.com) - Krondor Confidential (Neal's multi-part blog on Betrayal At Krondor's conception to release. We'll call it the companion to this interview :) )  - Swords and Circuitry - A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Neal's book on game design!) - Swords and Circuitry - The website for Neal's Production company (yea, he makes movie stuffs too!) - The Case of Evil (An incredible short film inspired by the classic Universal Monster Horrors. On Prime too!) - The Many Worlds of Neal Hallford (Neal's website! Go here to always catch the latest of what Neal might be up to, and follow his wonderful blog, too!)

    The Retro Rents -- EP069 -- Wrapping Up 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 104:42

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Hey folks! Not a live show this week as it was too much to coordinate with the holidays. We wrap up 2020 in this episode with some of our favorites throughout the year! Thanks y'all always, for listening, and spreading the word! We're looking forward to a great gaming year in 2021! Game of The Year Segment Notable to us 2020 Releases Jan: Walking Dead Saints and Sinners (VR) Feb: none Mar: Half Life Alyx ; Doom; ACNH, Persona 5 Royal April: XCOM Chimera; Predator Hunting Grounds; FF7 Remake; SnowRunner May: Deep Rock Galactic June: Command and Conquer Remaster July: Death Stranding; Superhot(2) Mind Control Delete; Ghost of Tsushima;Carrion Aug: FallGuys; Microsoft Flight Sim; Vader Immortal, Wasteland 3 Sept: Star Renegade; OuterWorlds DLC; Phasmaphobia; Spellbreak Oct: Star Wars Squadrons; Baldur's Gate 3 (technically early access); Watch Dogs Legion Nov: AC:Valhalla; Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity; Warcraft:Shadowlands Dec: Cyberpunk; Medal of Honor Above and beyond (VR)   Best of Categories: Best VR Game:Half Life Alyx Best Driving Sim: SnowRunner Best Dwarf Sim: Deep Rock Galactic Best Delivery Sim: Death Stranding Best not a John Carpenter game: Carrion Best Ghost Hunter: Phasmophobia Best Battle Royal: Spellbreak Game from another year: Among Us (originally released 2018) Best Spacey Blow Shit Up - SW Squadrons Best Better-Than-Game-Of-Thrones-Stabby-Sibling-Sex-And-Kingdom-Simulator - Crusader Kings 3 Best Not-Made-With-Crunch-Game - Hades (Supergiant deserves the massive praise for not only making an incredible game, but doing it ethically, and still delivering one of the best games of the entire year. Al’s Game of the Year - Hands down, Crusader Kings 3 takes all for me. I’m at 150 hours and climbing and that shit came out in SEPTEMBER. Hades is very, very close in the number 2 spot.  Nick's Game of the Year - Half Life: Alyx Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint    

    The Retro Rents -- EP068 -- Cyberpunk Hype Unleash!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2020 109:14

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick See the Live Show Recording here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/828454242 Hey folks! It's another venture into a live recorded episode by The Retro Rents! This episode we discussed Cyberpunk 2077's then imminent release, Mando Season 2, Star Wars Rebels, and some upcoming retro style adventure games we saw at PAX releasing that week as well (Call of the Sea). As always! Share the link, share the show, tell your friends! Stay safe and we'll catch you next week! News: Casey Hudson leaves Bioware (again), along with Mark Darrah. I can’t see how this isn’t all but spelling doom for DA4 and the new Mass Effect game.  Activision Blizzard suing Netflix over poaching Executive (Spencer Neuman,  CFO) I reached my $500 goal during Extra Life, thank y’all, I love you! Rumors of the Metal Gear Solid movie with Oscar Isaac playing Snake? I’m intrigued. Warner bros: all 2021 warner releases hitting same day on hbomax   The SavePoint game of the month:  Cyberpunk 2077 Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents - EP067 - Extra Life Game Day 2020 LIVE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 61:26

    What's up everyone! After many, many requests, we are starting to podcast our episodes LIVE, and we started this format with Extra Life Game Day 2020! In this episode, Al reviews how the day was going so far as he attempted the 24 hour marathon to raise money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). We had a lot of fun hanging out and interacting with our audience, and send a big thanks to all the folks who came by, including our good buds, the ever awesome Bad Fodder Figures Podcast! We hope you enjoy the episode! We plan to continue recording live at twitch.tv/RetroRentsAL on the days we record! Follow @theretrorents on twitter for our next recording date! Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP066 -- Buttery Smooth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 89:58

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick   News: Watch Dogs legions a week and a half away Releasing Nov 10th (XBOX) 12th (PS5) in US PS5 $499.99 PS5 Digital Ed $399.99 (reminder xbox  X-$499 // S-$299 ) Pre-ordering disasters (Xbox, PS5, Nvidia)  Rampant bots, no supply, crushed websites Microsoft buying Zenimax (Bethesda)  Can they get them to STOP USING OLD ENGINES!!! (Yes Nick is still bitter about Fallout76) Amazon announces Luna (streaming game service) - Ubisoft games partnership.  Did Stadia pave the way? Tokyo Game ShowHyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Dynasty Warriors but Zelda) Hell yeah!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R8VZXwEzZU&ab_channel=GameSpot Apple reveals the iphone 12 “latest and greatest” but not including charge cable or headphones for the first time “cut on carbon” or cut on cost? Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP064 -- Good, Neutral, Evil?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 98:27

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick   News:   Nvidia announces the 3000 series holy affordable price points batman.3070 - $500 - beats 2080 super in line with 2080Ti (a $1200 card) 3080 - $700 2x performance of 2080 3090 - $1500 you got them dolla bills or graphic animation super high end needs. AMD will have their online reveal Oct 8th Xbox one price points revealed and releasing Nov 10 - amazing entry prices if you don't have PCX - $499 (4k gaming) S - $299 (1080 gaming and smaller HDD) Sony has their reveal event Sept 16th 4pm EST  Will they match or will it be higher? Star Renegade out on GamePass (Saw at PAX awesome looking retro-bit Sci-fi RPG) PAX online kicked off Saturday going all this week check out panels, a virtual floor and merch. EAPlay joining GamePass (All hail the new GamePass overlords) Prince of Persia Remake looks great, would like to see a new PoP eventually. Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents - EP063 - More Twists Than A Pretzel Factory

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 90:15

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up all?!  This week we talk about Wasteland 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Man in the High Castle, and the release of To Shiver The Sky, by Christopher Tin. We talked about this in our "Abbey Road" episode, where Nick, as part of a Patron campaign, backed the project and got see it recorded live in Abbey Road Studios! We also chat about the incredible Netflix produced video game history documentary, High Score. This is an absolute MUST watch for anyone with even a slight interest in the history of Video Gaming.   Upcoming Releases: All the gamescom craziness. Crusader Kings 3!   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP062 -- You Kids and Your USB Ports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 62:01

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up all?!  This week we talk about the Horizon: Zero Dawn PC release, Ghost of Tsushima, and Al talks about getting into some retro tv shows...really, one show: Twin Peaks. Dive into weirdness, it's gonna be a wacky ride.    Upcoming Releases: Flight Sim 2020! Wasteland 3! Avengers!   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint  

    The Retro Rents - EP061 - Ubisoft and XBox reveal fest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 102:31

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick   What's up all! We are BACK from a brief summer vacation, and we are talking REVEALS! XBox and Ubisoft threw out some great stuff over the past couple weeks, and we go over all the stuff that got us fired up!   Ubisoft Showcase: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Watch Dog Legions   XBox Showcase: Halo Infinite, Avowed, Outer Worlds expansion, The Medium, Phantasy Star Online 2 Expansion, Warhammer 40K: Darktide, NEW FABLE   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.cc/savepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents - EP060 - Nerd Pedals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2020 102:13

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up all!? This week we discuss the amazing drops at the Sony PS5 games reveal, the mind-blowing Star Wars: Squadrons reveal, multiple game delays, and the stuff we're having fun with lately.     Project Athea (very cinematic but unknown plot) RATCHET AND CLANK Stray - cyberpunk cat simulator Returnal- Live Die Repeat (Edge of tomorrow space sci-fi Tom cruise?) very cool looking Ghostwire - from last e3 cyberpunk spoopyness Jett: the far shore - interstellar vibes stylized chillax looking game MUTHER F’in HITMAN 3- OH YEAH Little Devil Inside - intriguing stylized adventure would like to know more Demon Souls - Thats a big dragon (remake of the PS3 CLASSIC) Deathloop - bioshock vibes with assassins in time loops, cool looking Resident Evil 8 - crazy realistic graphics Pragmata - Wierd sci-fi space man intrigued Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West - Looks fantastic! (I just started playing the original HZD, so this is exciting) Upcoming PC Releases:   Elite Odyssey - Feet on the ground Icarus - Space Survival game from the creator of DayZ Everspace 2 continues to look awesome even better from PAX East Troy: Total War Saga looking great Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents - EP059 - I am Bill Paxton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 67:39

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up all? We're back, discussing some of the games stealing our focus (Nick is HOOKED on Snow Runner), Man Eater is actually really fun, How COVID-19 is changing the movie industry, and the incredible launch and subsequent docking of SpaceX to the ISS.   Release Highlights    Minecraft Dungeons Man Eater Saints Row - The Third (remastered)    News Civ 6 free on Epic.  PS5 Unreal demo looked amazing Borderlands Handsome Collection free on Epic The SavePoint game of the month:  Startraders: Frontiers Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP058 -- Don't Be Like Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 60:40

      Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick What's up everyone! Welcome to another episode of the Retro Rents. This episode we talk about several surprise hits in new games, the new Assassin's Creed: Valhalla announcement, the End of Life for Star Wars Battlefront 2, BFV and more.    Release Highlights    Snow Runner - looks interesting Twitch Watch Parties wider audience, Nick enjoying The Expanse with community watch night on Monday’s selfless plug :D XCOM Chimera came out of nowhere; faster take on classic XCOM play. Gears Tactics- Based on Gears of War it’s a XCOM style turn based strategy    News Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced for holiday 2020.  Ubisoft free games until May 5th AC2; Rayman Legends and Child of Light if you activate before May 5th. Battlefield 5 (V) and Battlefront 2 will stop being supported by EA The SavePoint game of the month:  Startraders: Frontiers Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint  

    The Retro Rents - EP057 - Our World in Lockdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 106:46

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick We're Back!!! It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and we go into the details of what has been going on and why we had a few weeks off. We catch up on the games that have come out since our previous episode, which, if you haven't heard go check out now. That was our interview with the incredible Julia Minamata.   News: - Covid 19, console and game impacts - Fallout 76 continues to chug along with Wastelanders - Chronicles of Elyria MMO dies before takeoff.  Releases: - Half Life: Alyx - FF7 Remake - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord - Predator: Hunting Grounds on 4/24! Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint      

    The Retro Rents -- EP056 -- Julia Minamata

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 79:32

    Hosts: Al, Nick With Special Guest: Julia Minamata! Hey all! On this awesome episode we had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Julia Minamata, Artist, Designer and Programmer for her original adventure game: The Crimson Diamond (www.thecrimsondiamond.com). The Crimson Diamond is an EGA Text Parser Adventure in the style of Sierra Classics like The Colonel's Bequest. Julia brings wonderful characters, amazing pixel art and a damn good tale to bear in The Crimson Diamond, and we encourage EVERYONE to go try the free demo on Steam! Julia gives us an awesome look into her creative process, the history and locale behind The Crimson Diamond, The Adventure Game creating community, and what it's like developing a game on her own. This interview was SO much fun, and we can't wait to talk to Julia again as The Crimson Diamond development reaches completion. Demo for The Crimson Diamond: (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098770/The_Crimson_Diamond/) Follow Julia on: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/juliaminamata/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuliaMinamata BONUS: This coming Tuesday (3/31/2020) Julia will be live streaming (via her above Youtube channel) a peak at the creative process while she and composer Dan Policar compose a piece of music for The Crimson Diamond! We hope to see you all there!

    The Retro Rents - EP056 - PAX East Adventure Games Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2020 59:30

    What's up everyone! First off, big credit to Dan Policar for recording this audio and providing it for us to broadcast here. Second, as you all heard in our previous episode, Al and Nick attended the "What's Next For Adventure Games" Panel at PAX East. The panel was a great "Who's who" making amazing Adventure games today: Dave Gilbert [CEO Wadjet Eye Games], Katie Hallahan Rahhal [Co-Founder & Game Designer Phoenix Online Studios] Julia Minamata [Creator & Artist The Crimson Diamond] Moderated by Francisco Gonzalez [CEO Grundislav Games] We had SO much fun at this panel, and if you're a fan of Adventure Games you have to check this out. Also! We'll be interviewing panelist Julie Minimata in the very near future about her upcoming project, The Crimson Diamond, which she talks about here. Enjoy the panel! We sure did!

    The Retro Rents - EP055 - PAX 2020 - Come for the Games, Stay for the Meat Sweats

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 116:53

    What's up everyone!!!! You've all been waiting for it and the day is here! This episode was recorded live from our Hotel in Boston after we got in from PAX East 2020 Day 3, Saturday Night. Nick, Al and Kyle give their rundown of all the games that caught their eye. The indie studios killed it again this year.  Some Highlights: Predator: Hunting Grounds - Illfonic will be releasing a fantastic 4v1vNPCs shooter based on the original Predator film. Nick and Al got to play and chat with the developers. This is a sleeper hit. Kyle talks about buying Haunted '86 (a newly made NES game, came in original style box and everything!) This two hour episode has it all, including Al's take on his first time ever attending PAX 2020. Big shout out to the Classic Gamer's Guild for putting on an amazing panel on modern Adventure Gaming and giving us gracious shout outs as well.  We hope you all enjoy!!

    The Retro Rents -- EP054 -- Abbey Road, Tips to stay healthy at PAX

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2020 92:33

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Games Discussed: Witcher 3, Final Fantasy 14, Star Citizen Summary:  Nick has returned from Abbey Road, where he actually got to attend the recording sessions for Christopher Tin's (composer of Civ 5 Baba Yetu themesong) latest project. Awesome stories abound, and it's a great peek into the process of how game and movie orchestral scores are made. We talk about PAX, coronavirus fears, and how to stay healthy at big conventions and avoid the infamous con cold from an expert (Nick...who's gone a few years in a row and not gotten sick!) News:  Nick returns from Abbey Road (we discuss the trip, where he got to see composer Christopher Tin and the Royal Philharmonic record his latest project. (Composer behind Civ 5's Baba Yetu theme song) Sony and Square Enix (FF14) pull out of PAX The SavePoint game of the month:  The Witcher 3 - Al - I BEAT IT (main story, anyway) Question of the bi-week: What game would you like us to check out at PAX and get more info on? Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP053 -- Delays, More VR, Twitch Watch Parties

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 66:46

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Games Discussed: Empyreon, Witcher 3, and even more VR. News:  Final Fantasy Remake delayed a month Cyberpunk Delayed until September Half-Life: all games free to play prior to Alyx release They’re making a new Kingpin game...yep...Kingpin The SavePoint game of the month:  The Witcher 3 - Review my play progress (Al) Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 Facebook (tiny.ccsavepoint) @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP052 -- Best Games of 2019!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2020 80:05

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick Special Episode! This episode we go over our (and YOUR) favorite games of 2019! Thank you to all who called in and participated!    @CapnMikeM from Bad Fodder Figures  Los from The Talking Place "Uncle" Fred French! We hope you all had a great 2019! we know we did! and there's amazing games coming down the line for 2020! Looking forward to another great year. And if you get a second, make sure to congratulate @BlackEagleOps on his first full year as a member of The Retro Rents!

    The Retro Rents -- EP051 -- VR Again, Kyle Returns Again!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2019 61:07

    Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, KYLE! Games Discussed: Superhot, Asgard's Wrath, and a whole slew of VR stuff (with a dash of Switch in between).  News: Al got an Oculus Rift (THANKS GLOVEBOX FROM THE BAD FODDER FIGURES FOR THE AWESOME DEAL (check their show out: http://badfodderfigures.podbean.com/), Game Awards. Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - find Kyle on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP050 -- More VR, Modern Warfare, Death Stranding and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 89:31

    Currently Playing VR, Death Stranding, Modern Warfare, Outer Worlds News Google Stadia Releases - and lags like expected Ken and Roberta Williams house for sale, 2.3 mil (https://kotaku.com/for-only-2-3-million-you-can-buy-the-house-built-by-si-1840016193) owners and founders of Sierra On-Line Japanese Hotel Charges $1 a night...if you live stream your stay Witcher episode titles released….GIVE ME NOW Transolar Games - Summer Daze made their Kickstarter and two stretch goals! Woohoo! VR Half-Life: Alyx March 2020 revealed this past week. Demos/releases to check out! Check out Summer Daze at Hero-U! The Coles latest creation that made it's kickstarter earlier this month!: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1139490/Summer_Daze_at_HeroU/   The SavePoint game of the month:  The Witcher 3 - should be some fantastic black friday sales, one of the best games of the decade! Get it now on the platform of your choice and play along with us!   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Lucas - find Luke on The Savepoint! tiny.cc/Savepoint

    The Retro Rents -- EP049 -- The Coles Return!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2019 49:34

    What's up everyone! This is a SPECIAL EPISODE! We are so privileged to have LORI AND COREY COLE BACK FOR ANOTHER INTERVIEW!  For those who grew up playing PC games, they are the masterminds behind: Quest for Glory! Castle of Doctor Brain! Shannara! Mixed Up Mother Goose, not to mention the AMAZING, much more recently released Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption.   On this episode, we talk about their latest project and Kickstarter: Summer Daze at Hero-U (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transolargames/summer-daze-at-hero-u) - A Prequel set in the Summer semester at Hero U.  This game sounds AWESOME! Summer Daze has TEN DAYS LEFT in their Kickstarter, and we REALLY want to see it funded so Transolar Games can give us another game and fantastic story to live and experience.  Some features:  - Many branching story paths, experience an entirely different adventure with each playthrough - Two characters to play as, meaning two unique POVs and story lines - CLOUD SAVES AND CROSS PLATFORM! Play it on your PC, or take it on the road and play it on your tablet or phone AND MORE. (More details in the episode) Seriously, HUGE thank you again to Lori and Corey Cole for hanging out with us and telling us about their latest project as it begins to take shape. If you enjoy the episode and if Summer Daze sounds half as fun for you as it does for me, go back it at the Kickstarter above! Finally, the Coles are doing a pretty awesome streaming event TODAY (October 26, 2019, 4-6PM PDT): If you're a Quest for Glory fan, you CAN'T miss this. Lori Cole is going to be reading from the novel she wrote that inspired Quest For Glory, How To Be A Hero: By the Book. This has never been available to buy, and is going to be something very special for fans of the Quest For Glory Games.  So come join us tomorrow at http://www.twitch.tv/transolargames from 4-6PM PDT (7-9PM EDT) for a one of a kind experience.  Thanks again Lori and Corey, we had a blast!    

    The Retro Rents -- EP048 -- It's Just Not Hooking Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2019 71:02

    Currently Playing Destiny 2, MLB The Show 2019, Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark, Nervosa VR News Blitzchung suspension reduced, prize money returned Red Dead 2 coming to PC 11/5 Breakpoint Disappoints Frostpunk, Baldurs Gate 1 and 2, Icewind Dale 1 and 2 all headed to consoles.  Demos/releases to check out! Check out Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark! It's a beautiful, Final Fantasy Tactics inspired RPG, and a hell of a lot of fun: https://store.steampowered.com/app/699170/Fell_Seal_Arbiters_Mark/  The SavePoint game of the month:  PC - Everspace - new game will be announced in EP 49.   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP047S - Catching Catfish With Hotdogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2019 70:35

    WHOA! It's a SPECIAL EPISODE of The Retro Rents!    Why? BECAUSE KYLE IS BACK! We catch up on his summer, his gaming, and ... his Catfishing?    Enjoy all! Regular Episode in two weeks!

    The Retro Rents - EP046 - Bioware, Hardest Boss Fights

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2019 78:56

    Currently Playing Crying Suns, Warhammer 40K Inquisitor: Prophet, Lots of VR Games News Anthem Roadmap cancelled EA announces Cloud Streaming Game Service First Live Boarderlands 3 Event arrives in October - Bloody Harvest Demos/releases to check out! Crying Suns - FTL inspired strategy space opera: https://store.steampowered.com/app/873940/Crying_Suns/   Gears 5 - (On Game Pass, definitely fun) UPlay+ is free til end of the month, get on that! The SavePoint game of the month:  PC - Everspace (Get it now on PC/Xbox Game Pass and join the fun!)   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP045 -- A Long Expected Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2019 117:28

    Currently Playing Metro Exodus DLC, No Man's Sky Beyond, LoTRO, Spiderman News Sony buys Insomniac Studios (Spiderman devs) Loot Crate dying? Filed Bankruptcy, 30 million in debt, credit card holder refusing new buys Lead producer of Dragon Age IV leaves Bioware GamesCom - More reveals than E3 most still next year Disney+ reveals a CRAP TON of incredible upcoming content Demos to check out! Crying Suns - FTL inspired strategy space opera: https://store.steampowered.com/app/873940/Crying_Suns/  The SavePoint game of the month:  PC - Everspace (Get it now on PC/Xbox Game Pass and join the fun!)   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP044 -- Joycons, Youngblood, Time To Fly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2019 88:42

    Currently Playing Vampyr, Quest For Glory 3, QFG4, Tribes of Midgard News Nintendo making good on Switch left joycon drift issue. Send in , no questions asked. Alan Wake free on Epic Store (as well as For Honor, but let’s face it, they can’t even give that game away). Possibly the dumbest Gamespot headline ever: EA Has Been Working On Next-Gen Games For A While Already NoClip releases Hitman Documentary (NoClip releases the BEST video game docs...period...ever. The SavePoint game of the month:  NES - Defender of the Crown by Cinemaware   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA  Also check out Travis's latest project -- The RPG Kingdom, grab it wherever you grab your podcasts!

    The Retro Rents -- EP043 -- Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2019 91:13

    News SDCC is going on NOW Stranger Things Season 3 Al Gets a New Job Movie Trailer-o-rama The SavePoint game of the month:  NES - Defender of the Crown by Cinemaware   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA  Also check out Travis's latest project -- The RPG Kingdom, grab it wherever you grab your podcasts!

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    The Retro Rents -- EP042 -- E3 Highlights and House Hunting Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 96:57

    News E3 highlights (AL): Cyberpunk Keanu Blair Witch Game Witcher on Switch New Breath of the Wild (record speed for a Zelda game, much less a sequel) Elden Ring - GRRM and From Unite FF7 remake Watch Dogs Legions (looks fucking bananas) Gods and Monsters The SavePoint game of the month:  NES - Defender of the Crown by Cinemaware   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA  Also check out Travis's latest project -- The RPG Kingdom, grab it wherever you grab your podcasts!

    The Retro Rents -- EP041 -- E3 2019 is Coming!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2019 81:39

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Nick   Currently Playing: Total War: 3 Kingdoms, Void Bastards   Currently Watching: Spielberg - HBO Documentary GOT Rewatch   Upcoming Releases we're interested in (via PAX demos!): Not a release per se, but we are looking forward to E3 BABY! IT'S COMING!   News: Kotaku - John Romero made a new Doom Mod (huge, called Sigil), and it supposedly rocks Larian (Divinity: OS devs) teased Baldurs Gate 3...HOLY CRAP Weekly Retail Game sales in Japan are the worst they’ve been in 20 years. #1 is Smash Ultimate, and that sold 9039 copies. Very low and slow for Japan. Phil Spencer revealing XBox Game Pass for PC Games at E3 Star Wars Galaxies Edge Opens at Disneyland, CA.  Hollywood Studios version in FL opens at end of August. The World Health Organization has decided to add gaming disorder to its list of recognized illnesses. Dark Crystal Series Trailer Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, so see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA  Also check out Travis's latest project -- The RPG Kingdom, grab it wherever you grab your podcasts!

    The Retro Rents - EP040 - Favorite DOS Games, Thank you Future Monkeys!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2019 72:15

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Nick   Currently Playing: AC: Odyssey, Vampyr, Simon the Sorcerer   Upcoming Releases we're interested in (via PAX demos!): TOTAL WAR! THREE KINGDOMS!   News: CDPR pledges humane dev treatment as cyberpunk dev ramps up Epic Stores answer to Steam Sales Skull and Bones delayed to 2020 Reimagining SC38 badass fanfilm/re-edit classic fight of Obi-wan and DarthVader from EP 4 A very special thank you, and goodbye to our dear friends over at The Future Monkeys, who released their final Podcast Episode last week. Thank you Los, Beardy, and Scari for providing awesome entertainment, and inspiration to casters like us.  Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, SodaBread on Youtube, (check out Travis's latest plays here! https://www.youtube.com/user/Sodabread) , Also see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP039 -- The Seas Beckon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2019 76:47

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Nick   Currently Playing: AC: Odyssey, LOTRO, Sea of Thieves   Upcoming Releases we're interested in (via PAX demos!): Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11   News: RIP Peter Mayhew Anthem Creative Resources reassigned Nethersoft and the Dev Crunch Sea of Thieves One Year Anniversary (it ROCKS)   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, SodaBread on Youtube, (check out Travis's latest plays here! https://www.youtube.com/user/Sodabread) , Also see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP038 -- The Final Straw

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2019 91:17

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Travis!, Nick   Currently Playing: Hero U, Mutant League Football, Astroneer, Final Fantasy 7, Shin Megami Tensei   Upcoming Releases we're interested in (via PAX demos!): Katana Zero, Star Wars Fallen Order, The Mandalorian   News: Jason Schreier -- How Bioware's Anthem Went Wrong - https://kotaku.com/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong-1833731964 Tons of Star Wars stuff! Game of Thrones is AWESOME so far this season   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, SodaBread on Youtube, (check out Travis's latest plays here! https://www.youtube.com/user/Sodabread) , Also see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA 

    The Retro Rents -- EP037 -- The Coles Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2019 84:40

    HELLO EVERYBODY!   This is another special episode of The Retro 'Rents! Nick and sat down and got to interview two of my (RetroRentsAl) heroes in the game development industry: LORI AND COREY COLE of TRANSOLAR GAMES! Creators of the Quest for Glory series and the recently released (and freaking awesome) Hero-U: Rogue To Redemption.  Lori and Corey were just awesome, so open and honest about their pasts, the game design industry past and present, and even had some wonderful advice for anyone wanting to get into game development.  If you enjoy this interview, and if Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption sounds like something you'd enjoy you should TOTALLY get it!  It's available here on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/375440/HeroU_Rogue_to_Redemption/  And here on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/herou_rogue_to_redemption  It's $19.99 and it's such a wonderful spiritual successor to the Quest for Glory series. And it's LONG (25+ hours...i'm on hour 30 lol). Hope you all enjoy this interview as much as Nick and I did!!! Til Next Week, keep on playing games, -- @RetroRentsAl  

    EP036 - PAX East Full Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2019 83:02

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Travis!, Nick   Currently Playing: Division 2, Disgaea, Quest For Glory, Hero-U, Frostpunk, Sea of Thieves year 1   Upcoming Releases we're interested in (via PAX demos!): Tribes of Midgard, Industries of Titan, Eagle Island Game, Kaisuo, Star Renegades, Katana Zero   News: PAX East Recap Lots of good movie trailers/upcoming releases Google Stadia - Our Take EPIC Store Shift   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis Travis!!! - @SodaXBread on Twitter, SodaBread on Youtube, (check out Travis's latest plays here! https://www.youtube.com/user/Sodabread) , Also see the Good4Gaming YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoibnfCnnIjYt9LStl_YaUA   

    The Retro Rents -- Ep035 - Christy Marx Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2019 77:34


    Welcome one and all to a special episode! This time we interview Screenwriter, Game Designer, Comic writer, Book writer and all around FREAKING LEGEND of a story teller, Christy Marx!  Christy talks about the "wild west" days of Sierra, where game design didn't have instruction manuals and people were blazing trails as they went. She talks about working with the great Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and stories of her many many projects which include but are in no way limited to:  TV Jem and the Holograms (original)  Conan the Adventurer GI-Joe   Computer and Video Games Working at Sierra Conquests of Camelot  Conquests of the Longbow And SO MUCH MORE. Seriously, she rocked, and this episode is a truly incredible trip into the history of tv animation, comic books and game design. --- Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis


    The Retro Rents -- EP034 -- The Times Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2019 92:37

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Kyle, Nick   Currently Playing: Anthem, Bard's Tale IV, Witcher 3, Tetris 99   Upcoming Releases we're interested in: Total War: Three Kingdoms, Division 2, Outer Worlds   News: Capcom releases their soundtracks onto Spotify Fortnite Party shitshowcharged to play at event Reggie steps down to Doug BOWSER Industry turn and churn.  Blizzard, EA gutting studios, and now Arena Net of Guild Wars.  Are we seeing a collapse or just business as usual? Upcoming Interview - Christy Marx -- 3/1/2019   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis All Music Courtesy of the Legendary OZZED! http://ozzed.net

    The Retro Rents -- EP033 -- Mods, Blizzard Layoffs, Telltale Devs Return!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2019 78:35

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Kyle   Currently Playing: Splatoon, Bard's Tale IV, Shroud of the Avatar   Upcoming Releases we're interested in: Metro Exodus, Total War: Three Kingdoms, The Umbrella Corporation (Netflix)   News: Layoffs coming to Activision-Blizzard -- 2/12 Telltale Devs forming new studio -- AdHoc Studios XBOX Live going Cross-Platform?!!?!?   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis

    The Retro Rents - EP032 - Madbox Looks Weird

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2019 96:44

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Kyle, Nick   Upcoming Releases we're interested in: Kingdom Hearts 3, Metro Exodus, Total War: Three Kingdoms   News: SNES games (possibly) coming to Switch Online Atlas Admin Account Compromised - Whale Invasion Ensues Madbox - Another Console Prototype Promising THE WORLD Metroid Prime 4 Gets A New Developer   Contact us! VOICEMAIL LINE! 610-810-1654 @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis

    The Retro Rents -- EP031 -- Damn You, Mobile Games!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2019 109:39

    Hosts on Deck:  Al, Kyle, Nick   Upcoming Releases we're interested in: Kingdom Hearts 3, Metro Exodus, Resident Evil 2 HD Remake   News: Dopey PA Congressman Christopher Quinn proposes Violent Video Game Tax Bungie Splits with Activision Rumors and Rumblings in Bethesda, Elder Scrolls 6 to be rushed to 2019?   Contact us! @TheRetroRents, theretrorents@gmail.com Al - @RetroRentsAl on twitter, twitch.tv/retrorentsal Nick - @BlackEagleOps on twitter, twitch.tv/BlackEagleOps Kyle - twitch.tv/kibbis   Call the Voicemail Line - 610-810-1654 

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