Console Shock EP59 3DO

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! This week we cover a real hidden gem of a console, the 3DO! An underrated 32-Bit powerhouse in the pre-PS1 era.

we look at the development and launch history of the 3DO as well as how it fared during the 5th gen of consoles. Including: – The 3DO’s origins with Amiga legends RJ Mical and Dave Needle – How Trip Hawkins and EA helped birth the 3DO – The unique video game licensing model of the 3DO – Classic 3DO games, including FIFA and Need for Speed – How the 3DO fared against the giants of Sony and Sega – What caused the 3DO to fail? – Is the 3DO worth buying now?

Intro/Outro Music – Main Select – Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition (1996) – Sega Saturn – Composer(s): Jun Senoue, Richard Jacques, Kenichi Tokoi, Tomonori Sawada

Console Shock EP 57: Bob from RetroRGB

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

We love retro games, but connecting old consoles to new TV’s can be a pain. So we have invited one of our fave Youtubers who is dedicated to getting old consoles working and looking their best in modern times,

Bob from RetroRGB! With Bob we try and provide you with the best tips/practices to use with your retro setup!

– How Bob got his YT channel going

– 240p and 480i signals

– Pound and Hyperkin HDMI cables for retro consoles, are they worth it? – HDTVs vs CRT

– What is lag, and why do HDTVs cause it?

– Getting SCART on TVs that dont have a SCART socket

– Scalers, what are the best ones

– Retro Mini consoles, are they any good?

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Intro/Outro Music – Fighting in the Street – Streets of Rage (1991) – Sega Mega Drive – Composer(s): Yuzo Koshiro

Console Shock EP56 Atari ST with The Joy of Sticks

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

Its guest time, and we are in an Atari ST mood, so we have one of the Youtube ST legends on the show, Marc from The Joy of Sticks!

In an extra long episode, we give the ST (and Marc!) the full Console Shock treatment, keeping Amiga references to a minimum, including:

– Atari ST coverage on Youtube

– Marcs Atari ST game collection

– The Atari Falcon, is it worth it?

– Is there WHDload for the ST?

– The UltraSatan device and what it does

– MiSTer FPGA Hardware

– Marcs fave ST games!

Intro/Outro Music – War – Cannon Fodder (1993) – Atari ST/Amiga – Composer(s): Jon Hare

Console Shock EP55 Handheld gaming.

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! Thanks to Google shutting down Hangouts on Air, Trev and Stu are actually in the same room recording this episode, so a slightly different feel from the norm!

We talk about the handheld video game consoles of the 90s, from the mega-popular Game Boy, to all of the also-rans we have fond memories of, including: – A quick warm-up chat about the 8-Bit SEGA Wonderboy games! – Master System 1 vs 2 video options – Game Gear games patched to run on the Master System – Our first memories of the Game Boy – Picking up an Atari Lynx for £30 in 1994! – Was the TurboExpress the original Switch? – The quirky portable Mega Drive – Playing Street Fighter 2 on a handheld – The underrated Neo Geo Pocket Intro/Outro Music – Burning Heat (First stage theme) – Gradius II (1988) – Arcade/PC Engine – Composer(s): Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami

Console Shock EP54 Maximum Power Up Podcast

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

We have yet another guest on the show, its Paul from the awesome Maximum Power Up podcast!

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As Paul loves collecting video game magazines, we chat a ton about them, highlights include:

– How Paul got started with Maximum Power Up

– Commodore Format magazine, how did it start?

– Our favourite video game magazines

– GamesMaster magazine giving Sonic 2 a 65% rating?

– Amiga Power and its famously harsh review scale policy

– Why collect magazines?

– Modern-day print video game mags Intro/Outro Music

– Beginning (First level theme) – Akumajou Densetsu – Nintendo Famicom – Composer(s): Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto & Yoshinori Sasaki

Console Shock EP 53 Mega CD

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

In another Sega special, we talk about a very underrated add-on that has been unfairly tarred with the same brush as its 32X brother, the Sega Mega CD!

We try to change the perception of this misunderstood device:

– The history of the Mega CD

– How the PC Engine CD ROM prompted Sega to produce their own CD add-on.

– The extra graphics tricks the Mega CD adds to the Mega Drive.

– The large amount of disappointing cartridge ports.

– All of the quirky hardware variations of the Mega-CD.

– Mega-CD hidden gems – How could anyone afford the £270 for the system at launch?

– Could Sega have handled the Mega-CD better? – FMV games, were they crap?

– Legendary Mega-CD game “Snatcher”!

Intro/Outro Music – Hill Top Zone Act 1 – Sonic 2 HD – PC – Composer(s): Toni Leys (Original Mega Drive Version – Masato Nakamura)

Console Shock EP52 NX Gamer Amiga vs Atari ST

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! We have a bumper 2-hour special, as we cover the titanic battle between two 16-bit legends, the Atari ST and Amiga. NX Gamer has produced the ultimate ST v Miggy comparison videos, and he joins us to offer his thoughts on one of the all-time computing battles for the ages! On this mega(blast!) of a podcast, we talk about: – The Amiga and ST being the evolution of the 8bit micros. – Why didnt the Amiga and ST succeed in their homeland? – How Amiga and ST handled graphics processing – The dreaded “ST port” syndrome! – The blitter advantage! – How the ST handled games developed primarily for the Amiga – The amazing graphics of Bitmap Brothers games We also cover the wider world of retro and modern gaming! – SNES v Mega Drive – Game streaming services – The future of the Playstation brand Intro/Outro Music – Megablast (Hip Hop on Precinct 13) CDTV version – Xenon 2: Megablast – Commodore Amiga (1989)/CDTV/Atari ST/Master System/Mega Drive/PC – Composer(s): Bomb The Bass

Console Shock Ep 50 Slopes Game room

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We celebrate our landmark 50th episode with another YouTube retro-gaming giant and fellow Sega fanatic Dan Ibbertson! With Dan joining us we have more retro (mostly Sega!) rambling, including:

– Dan’s YouTube career

– Video game collecting

– The Master Systems legendary Brazillian lifespan!

– Are the 3D Sonic games any good?

– Could Sonic Mania work on the Sega Saturn?

– Visiting the Sega offices

– The Wii Shop closing down

– Sega Ages re-releases on Saturn

– The awful Sega Smash Pack on Dreamcast

– Emulation in the 90s with Nesticle and Genecyst

– The story on Dan’s Kickscammer series Intro/Outro Music

– King Of Speed Remix

– Daytona USA : Champion Circuit Edition – Sega Saturn (1996) – Composer(s): Jun Senoue, Richard Jacques, Kenichi Tokoi, Tomonori Sawada

Console Shock EP 49 Ms Mad Lemon

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

This week we have one of our favourite YouTubers from the Amiga scene,

the awesome Maddi AKA MsMadLemon! Diving deep into the world of Amiga, we chat about:

– How Maddi got going on YouTube

– Whats its like being a woman in the male dominated retro computing scene

– Being an Amiga fan in the 90s

– Making music on an Amiga

– Is the Vampire accelerator worth the money?

– Amiga 600 vs 1200

– Are Amiga’s more fun now then in the 90s?

– The awesomeness of the Paula chip

– How the Amiga could have evolved in the Mid-90s

– Why didnt Commodore upgrade the Paula chip?

Intro/Outro Music – Battle of the Holy – Castlevania: The Adventure – Nintendo GameBoy (1989) – Composer(s): Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa & Hidehiro Funauchi

Console Shock EP48 Retail Experiences

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

Trev and Stu regale you with some interesting tales from their retail careers in Apple Stores and video game selling, along with a bundle of gaming natter:

– Playing Ridge Racer 7 on PS3 for 8 hours straight?

– The weird N64 Ridge Racer game

– Memories of the Nintendo 3DS launch

– Funny Apple Store stories – Anecdotes from running an independent video game store

Intro/Outro Music – Summerslam Jam – WWF Superstars – Wrestlemania – The Album (1993) – Producer(s) – Simon Cowell (yes him!), Mike Stock, Pete Waterman, Dave Ford, Gary Miller

Console shock Ep 47 XBOX

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! In this episode we look at the console that launched a video game juggernaut, the original Microsoft Xbox!

Cramming as much Xbox rambling as we can, we chat about:

– Our thoughts on the Xbox when it was launched

– How it compared to the PS2

– Was it ever really pushed to its technical limits?

– The legendary Microsoft High Definition AV pack component cables!

– The PAL Xbox was nerfed?

– Did Halo save the Xbox brand?

– Connecting a Xbox to a modern HDTV

– The Xbox modding scene

– Also we chat about some of our fave childhood xmas video game presents!

Intro/Outro Music – Simons Theme (Mega Drive Mix) – Super Castlevania IV (1991) – Super Nintendo – Composer(s): Masanori Adachi & Taro Kudo, Mega Drive Mix by Trevor Wale

Console Shock EP46 Dan Wood The Retro Hour

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

After 2 years since his last appearance, we are once again join by one of our heroes from The Retro Hour podcast, Dan Wood!

We talk Amiga with Dan along with a bunch of other retro/modern gaming gubbins: – The SD2SNES flashcart now plays all US/UK SNES games!

– Did you angrily cancel your PlayStation Classic order?

– Other YouTubers we like.

– What is the best Amiga for a newcomer to the scene?

– Is an Amiga with a Vampire upgrade still an Amiga?

– Amiga 600 upgrades

– CD32 vs A1200

– Couch gaming with an Amiga, what are the options?

Intro/Outro Music – Silver Stream – Rage Racer (1997) – Sony PlayStation – Composer(s): Tetsukazu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Okubo

Console Shock EP45 Mega Mix of topics

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu!

Its the Console Shockcast! A megamix of topics covered on this one, but we kick off with the biggest video game release of recent years;

Red Dead Redemption 2! Other ramblings include: – Red Dead 1 vs Red Dead graphics

– Does anyone care about 8K TVs yet?

– Will current-gen games get 8K remasters in the future?

– What can we expect from PS5 and Xbox err…Two? – The potential of Grand Theft Auto 6

– The PlayStation Classic

– Super Nintendo ports of Amiga games

– Amiga ports of Mega Drive/SNES games

– How popular 80s/90s home computers in Europe fared in their native land of the US? Intro/Outro Music

– Close Air Support

– TFX: Tactical Fighter eXperiment – PC DOS CD ROM

– Composer(s): Barry Leitch

Console Shock EP44 Retro Man Cave

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

Its a very special show as we have one of our fave YouTubers joining us, Neil from Retro Man Cave!

We chat with Neil about: – The origins of the man cave! – Neils original collection of sealed mint systems. – Atari Falcon, is it useless? – Repairing and restoring old systems – Checkmate A1500 – Acorn Archimedes games – The Apple II in the UK – Does the Atari ST have WHDload?

Intro/Outro Music – Overworld Theme – New Super Mario Bros (2006) – Nintendo DS – Composer(s): Asuka Ota, Hajime Wakai

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Console Shock EP44 Retro Man Cave

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast!

Its a very special show as we have one of our fave YouTubers joining us, Neil from Retro Man Cave!

We chat with Neil about: – The origins of the man cave! – Neils original collection of sealed mint systems. – Atari Falcon, is it useless? – Repairing and restoring old systems – Checkmate A1500 – Acorn Archimedes games – The Apple II in the UK – Does the Atari ST have WHDload?

Intro/Outro Music – Overworld Theme – New Super Mario Bros (2006) – Nintendo DS – Composer(s): Asuka Ota, Hajime Wakai

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Console Shock EP43 Dreamcast Junkyard

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu from Playnation Games! Its the Console Shockcast!

To celebrate the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Japan launch of the Sega Dreamcast, we have some special guests. The giants of the Dreamcast scene, Tom and Mike from the legendary Dreamcast Junkyard website!

With Tom and Mike we look at:

– How we discovered the Dreamcast –

Tom starting the Dreamcast Junkyard –

Mike’s exhaustive work putting together the A-Z of Dreamcast Games

The marketing leading up to the Dreamcast UK launch –

Browsing the internet in 1999 on the Dreamcast

– Buying a Dreamcast in Woolworths!

– Dreamcast vs PS2

– What killed the Dreamcast? –

….and of course, Shenmue!

Intro/Outro Music – Azure Blue World – Sonic Adventure Original Sourdtrack (1998) – Sega Dreamcast – Composer(s): Jun Senoue, Fumie Kumatani, Kenichi Tokoi, Masaru Setsumaru.

Console Shock EP42 Boosting the Amiga 1200

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu from Playnation Games! Its the Console Shockcast! As big Amiga fans, we look at the options for buying and upgrading an Amiga in modern times, with a particular look at the mighty A1200!

On this topic we cover: – Why the A1200 is the best choice for classic Amiga

gaming – What is WHDLoad? –

Is a Vampire board upgraded Amiga really an Amiga anymore?

– RAM, how much do you need?

– A1200 accelerator options, old vs new

– A1200 vs CD32 – How much would the ultimate A1200 cost?

– Adding CD-ROM drives to the A1200, is it worth it?

– Where to buy modern upgrades

Intro/Outro Music – Hercules Takes Off – The Living Daylights Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) – Composer(s): John Barry

Console Shock EP41 CEX Scandal with Pomelo Pictures

We have a guest on this episode, Matt from Pomelo Pictures! Matts channel has gained a lot of traction recently due to his investigation of CEXs inlay printing policy causing customers to buy products with fake artwork included. We chat to him about that, along with all of this:

– Playnation Games is moving!
– How Matt’s YouTube channel started
– Nokia Ngage, a hidden gem of a handheld?
– Tiger Game.Com and its weird SEGA ports
– Matts time working for SEGA
– Konami’s football game history in a nutshell

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Console Shock EP 40 Gaming set ups RGB vs HDMI

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Console Shock EP39 E3 Memories

Listen to Stu and Trev Chat about E3 memories moan about Youtubers and sealed game collectors

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Console Shock EP38 Adam Pearson Talks Wrestling Games

Listen to Stu and Trev Chat to Adam Pearson famous for being on the One show, Many great documentaries about disabled hate crime and staring in a film with Scarlet Johanson. We chat about classic wrestling game and Classic wrestling and the Royal Marriage.

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Console Shock EP37 Randomised Gaming Riven

Listen to Stu and Chat to Riven from Randomised gaming about his time in the Industry and A few Sega What if scenarios.

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Console Shock Episode 36 TJ Davis the voice behind Sonic R and Metropolis Street Racer

Listen to Stu an Trev chat to TJ Davis the voice behind the Sonic R Soundtrack, Listen to us chat about her time singing with Blur, Marc Almond and many others. Some great little stories from behind the scenes.

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Console Podcast 31: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Original Game Boy with the The Z80 Artist

Listen to Stuart and Trev chat to Z80 Artist about his amazing version of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the original gameboy

Console Shock Episode 28 Trev Chats to Oliver Harper

Listen to Trev and Ollie chat about the SNES Mini and lots more besides

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Console Shock Episode 27 John Linneman Digital Foundry

Listen to Stuart and Trev Chat to John Linneman From Digital Foundry he is the Host of DF Retro.

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Console Shock Podcast Episode 26 Steve Benway

Trev and Stu chat to Youtube legend Steve Benway, Steve has been on Youtube for over 10 years.

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Console Shock Podcast Episode 25 Sega Mega Drive

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu from Playnation Games! Its the Console Shockcast!

This episode, your hosts talk about a wide variety of SEGA related stuff, including:

– Genesis games that were never released in Europe
– Region locking on Sega systems
– The Multi-Mega
– Wondermega and the Megajet
– The Majesco Genesis 3 and Game Gear
– Game Gear reliability issues
– Mega CD 1 vs 2
– The best Mega CD FMV game
– Monkey Island on Mega CD?

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Console Shock Episode 24 Oliver Harper

Trev and Stu chat with Podcast regular and Youtuber Oliver harper

We chat about Collections, laser discs, reproduction games, complete collections.

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Console Shock Episode 23 Wii U RIP

Stuart and Trev chat about the reasons for the demise of the Wii U and Some of the good games, that came out on it.

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Console Shock Episode 22 Dino Dini Kick Off Revival

Stuart and Trevor Chat to Dino Dini Who is famous for making the classic games Kick Off, Kick Off 2, Goal, Player manager, Dino Dini Soccer

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Console Shock Episode 21 with Dan from Playnation Games We all Talk about the Game Boy

Stuart and Trev have a special Guest Dan from Playnation Games.

We chat about the Gameboy and will the Snes Mini and Switch Mini be a success.

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Console Shock Episode 18 Sports Games

Listen To Trev and Stu chat about sports games in depth, and yes its sports games again.

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Console Shock Episode 17 Unlikely Ports

Listen to Trev and Stu Chat about Games that appeared on one system but basically didnt have the right to. For example Doom on the SNES and Street Fighter 2 on the ZX Spectrum.

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Console Shock Podcast episode 16 Interview with Kim Justice

Stu and Trev chat to Super Star You Tuber documentary maker Kim Justice, we talk about Football games, Football games and more football games

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Console Shock Podcast Episode 15 with Oliver Harper

Listen To Stuart and Trev chat to Oliver Harper about Laser discs, classic films, classic video games and nobody agrees with regarding the Nintendo switch.

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Console Shock Episode 14 With Dan and Ravi from the Retro Hour

Great Episode with Dan wood and Ravi Abbot from the Retro Hour. We have to admit we are a bit star struck but its a cracking episode, First of few interviews we have with special guests.