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!

Check out the MPU podcast here: https://www.maximumpowerup.com/

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

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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