Console Shock Podcast 74: Commodore 64 vs ZX Spectrum

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! We caught the Speccy and C64 at the tailend of their legendary runs, so we might have a slightly different perspective to those folks who grew up with them from the beginning.

We talk about our experiences with both systems and debate which one we think is the best. This and a lot more of the usual Console Shock nonsense you know and love! – Fans inside consoles, when did they become a thing?

– More thoughts on PS5/Xbox Series scalpers!

– Why dont we like RPGSs?

– Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS, and some other 3DS nuggets.

– C64/Speccy emulation via Retroarch

– Which Speccy model is the best?

– Multiplats where the Speccy version is better

– Sound on the C64 vs the Speccy

– Our fave C64/Speccy games

– Street Fighter 2 on the C64, is it terrible?

Intro/Outro Music – Attack on the Shuttle – Transformers The Movie Soundtrack (1986) – Composer(s): Vince DiCola

Console Shock Podcast 73: Video Game Controllers

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! They are such an integral part of gaming fabric they almost go unnoticed, but the bundled console controller can really make or break a system.

A good one can set the standard for generations to come, and a bad one can render a system unplayable and tarnish its reputation. We chat about some of our favourite (and least favourite!) controllers, including:

– A quick segment covering the PS5/Xbox Series console launches and issues!

– N64 controllers, have they aged well?

– The original Playstation Dual Shock, a pioneering design that still persists to this day

– The OG Xbox “Duke” controller, as terrible as everyone says?

– Is the GameCube controller overrated or the greatest ever?

– The Sega Saturn pad, the best 2D controller ever.

– Amiga controllers, what are the better options.

– The NES controller, perfect for 8Bit gaming!

Intro/Outro Music – Rockhouse – NWO Theme (World Championship Wrestling 1996) – Composer(s): Jimmy Hart