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The Obsolete Gamer Podcast [Best of Collection]
56 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Loris Malek: Moon Spider Studios
We’ve talked with fantastic people from around the world and Loris from Moon Spider is no different. Their game, Harold is an interesting mix between Pitfall and Lemmings that gives you that hardcore, but unique gameplay that gamers have been asking for. Loris grew up in France and could have opened up shop in his home town or the west cost of the U.S. but made Miami his home. He is a true fan of classic games and even had an awesome system of sharing console systems and games growing up as a kid in Nice, France, check out our extended interview to learn more.
29 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
We talk with award winning composer Chris Rickwood fresh off his Reddit AMA about his work on Smite. We talk with Chris about his work on Smite as well as his other work including, Orcs Must Die, Age of Empires Online, Metroid Prime 3 and many more and some of the games that has inspired his work.
29 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Pedro Guerra (Good War Games)
We chat with Pedro Guerra, designer/programmer for Good War Games an indie studio based in Miami, Florida and one of many developers that was at the recent GaCuCon gamer cruise. We discuss how the cruise went, starting and being part of an indie game studio and some of his favorite games.
44 minutes | May 10, 2021
The Obsolete Gamer Show was honored to feature Hollyanne Setola in our latest episode where we talked about her history of gaming from being introduced to gaming by her grandmother who worked at NASA, to her Counter Strike days with her teammates. We also talked about the current landscape of gaming and todays gamers and the difference between now and only a few years ago. Our discussion about bullying and internet trolls sheds some light on what many, but specifically women deal with in gaming today
22 minutes | May 3, 2021
Nima Fakhara: (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)
Nima Fakhara was born in Tehran, Iran and has composed for film, television and videos games. For this game he used traditional Persian instruments to insure an authentic feeling within the game. In our interview we talk about how players have received the game so far which is currently out on Steam and how he feels the game represented the events that unfolded during that time. We also cover his love of music and his journey from Tehran to Los Angeles.
37 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Kevin Mentz: Daedalic Entertainment
When you have a company known for great games you become even more curious about the people behind them so when we had a chance to talk with Kevin Mentz from Daedalic Entertainment we were excited to do so. We were already fortunate enough to have a written gamer profile from Claas Paletta and for Kevin, we learned his favorite classic game is The Battle of Olympus. We also talked about his move from playing games to wanting to create them and finally working for Daedalic and the number of games he personally worked on including Memoria. Overall, a fun interview with a lot of game talk and trailers from a number of Daedalic titles including, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Blackguards 2 and Randal’s Monday so check it out.
32 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Andru Fratarcangeli (GaCuCon)
Bringing gamers together in your community can be a daunting challenge be it for a LAN party or an event. Our guest, Andru Fratarcangeli has taken it to the next level working in South Florida to bring together gamers, educators and business to elevate the gaming community as a whole. His work not only connects gamers in South Florida with local events and meet-up’s, but gives those looking to enter the gaming field another path beyond leaving the state and he also is bringing a new video game convention to Miami as well. GaCuCon is the Game Culture Con Cruise & Expo, it features a 1-day Expo event in Miami followed by a 4-Day cruise. We talk to Andru about GaCuCon and what you can expect if you sign up for this event.
51 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Robyn "Sheba Baby" Brown
We sit down with Robyn “Sheba Baby” Brown who among many other things is an event manager for SuperCon2K is a professional gamer and part of team EMP. We talked with Robyn about her gaming background how she got into professional gaming and the challenges she faced being a female gamer and being on a team that has faced controversy.
29 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Blair Reyburn (Evolve Labs)
Today gamers like connectivity and the ability to be social and connect with other gamers and Evolve HQ provide just that where Gamers can connect and play PC games with other gamers from around the world. We sat down with Blair Reyburn from Evolve Labs to talk about the social aspect of gaming, eSports and their new tournament site, Evolve Arena where you can pit yourself against other gamers and win real money.
34 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Jay Bartlett the star of the retro gaming inspired documentary directed by Rob McCallum, Nintendo Quest, joins us on this fun and informative episode of The Obsolete Gamer show. We talk about his film, a little of what happened behind the scenes and his love of retro games and video game collecting.
63 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
A Land Fit for Heroes with Richard K. Morgan
We welcome author Richard K. Morgan to the show to talk about the release of his gamebook based on his series, A Land Fit for Heroes which you can find on ITunes, Android and Amazon. It was great to talk writing, his work on Crysis 2, Syndicate and what you can expect from picking up his gamebooks and if you haven’t read the, A Land Fit for Heroes series you should.
37 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
The Music of Forza 6 with Michael Nielsen and Kaveh Cohen
If you love games you’re more than likely to love video game music. This goes double it you love racing games. There is something about the sound of a good tune while racing down the countryside or on a track. What does it take to but such a score together to make an iconic soundtrack? With the release of the Forza Motorsport 6 video game soundtrack we sit down with composers Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen who talk to us about their love of music not only for video games, but their work in television on shows such as, Wolverine and the X-Men, The Chronicle and The Science of Star Wars and films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. We talk about the ins and outs of music the fans love to hear and how each track is created specifically to hit that perfect emotional moment.
42 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
John Robert Matz
Orginally recorded in 2017: We’re talking video game music with award-winning composer, John Robert Matz. He recently earned at GANG award for the indie game, FOSSIL ECHO and has worked on a number of games such as Artemis and Gunpoint. A lover of games both modern and classic, we personal enjoyed discussing his work on Final Fantasy Tactics.
25 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Greg Street (Riot Games) Lead Designer of League of Legends
Greg Street joins us on the show and as current lead game designer for Riot Games and their mega hit, League of Legends and his former position as lead systems designer of Blizzard’s mega hit, World of Warcraft you might think we will be talking a lot about games, well you’d be wrong. We’re talking cruises! Greg is going to be one of several high-profile guests on the upcoming, GaCuCon Game Cruise convention and event being held in Miami on January 26th thru 30th 2017. Hosted by the Miami based, Game Trep team and Make Games Miami, it’s the first of its kind so we wanted to get Greg’s thoughts on conventions, interacting with fans and being stuck on a boat with nowhere to run. Don’t worry we asked a few gaming related questions too.
36 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Imagine running your own comic book convention, booking guests, dealing with fans and celebrities with weird requests. Now imagine doing that with Stan Lee as one of the owners. We sit down with Regina Carpinelli co-founder of Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Regina shares with us her start and what it is like to run one of the largest conventions in Los Angeles.
28 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Rob McCallum: Box Art
Remember when there was no internet or game demo’s to find out what a game was really like? Remember when box art was really, well, art? Something someone painstakingly created and often received little to no credit for? We talk with Rob McCallum who’s Kickstarter, Box Art – A Gaming Documentary, explores the history of video game box art and the unsung artists responsible for those images many of us remember and enjoyed. Last time Rob was on our show we talk about his other successful Kickstarter and gaming documentary, Nintendo Quest and this time he shares more insight into his new project and why you should back it. He also tells us about how he got into the film industry and what aspiring filmmakers can do to make it in the industry.
24 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Paul Elsy: CCP
The Obsolete Gamer Show heads to Iceland to talk with Paul Elsy community manager for CCP Games about his early days of gaming and how he came to work for famed computer gaming company. In our talk we learned a bit about the impact CCP has had on Iceland and the people, the gamers and fans and even the difference between gamers in Iceland and those in the States. Paul shared some insights about his journey from being a classic gamer and his love of games like Dune and Sonic the hedgehog to studying Robotics at University before volunteering with the community and writing fan fiction for Eve before accepting a job offer from them.
49 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Frank Azor & Raymond Watkins (Alienware)
We’re talking Alienware on the latest episode of OGS with Alienware general manager at Dell, Frank Azor. Along with Raymond Watkins, technical marketing manager we decided that instead of spending time going over hardware trends and the latest tech we would discuss some of the history of Alienware and the culture behind the company. Both J.A. Laraque and Ignacio worked several years at Alienware in Miami Florida before starting Obsolete Gamer so this was as much about reminiscing as about covering some topics and tackling some misconceptions of importance. We had fun with this one so if you are interested in Alienware talk that is different than you normally see in articles and interviews check this one out.
39 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Imagine being a rockstar, on stage, preforming for your fans. Now imagine using video game inspired music to do it. We sit down with the dynamic trio from Paula Powered the British-French-Digital group featuring, Sally Ann on vocals, Sylvain de St Pierre on guitar and their Amiga 1200. We discuss how they got together and what it is like preforming for gamers and non-gamers alike.
26 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
We welcome Box Brown author of the book, Tetris: The Games people play, to the show. Box Brown is an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His first book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. Tetris: The Games People Play is Brown’s second graphic novel and is set to be released on October 11th through First Second Books.Here is more from the official description: It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government.Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers bi...
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