Console Shock podcast 93: Digital Stores

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! With the news of Nintendo shutting down the eShop for the Wii U and 3DS in 2023, we decided to chime in with our thoughts on the issue. Is it just us retro gamers that are bothered, or do digital store closures affect us all? Also Stu finally decides to take the plunge into vintage Mac gaming! – Stu buys an Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium! – Some of the issues Stu is running into with the PBG4. – Thoughts on the Wii U and Wii U collecting in general. – Nintendo’s decision to close the eShop. – The problems facing video game companies with “future proofing” their digital stores. – Is the general gaming public really bothered when digital stores close? – The issues with game preservation when official digital stores close. – Is it realistic to expect video game companies to keep these digital stores open forever? Intro/Outro Music – Training Theme – Starwing (1993) – Super Nintendo – Composer(s): Hajime Hirasawa

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