Console Shock Podcast 115: Stu’s new gaming PC!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! After several hints on previous shows that Stu was about to plunge into PC gaming, he has finally pulled the trigger!

We explore some of Stu’s early experiences with his new set up, as well as some of the future joys (and irritations!) he has yet to discover.

– Trev has pre-ordered the Asus ROG Ally, some more thoughts on the new Steam Deck killer!

– Can the Steam Deck and Asus ROG Ally co-exist?

– Stu has his new gaming PC! What were his initial impressions?

– Getting back into strategy games after years ignoring them.

– The myriad of PC game store apps and launchers.

– Issues with installing old games from DVDs on modern PCs.

– Windows adding a layer of jank to the PC gaming experience.

– What Stu might be up against if he dives into the world of PC retro emulation.

– The awesome pcgamingwiki website. Intro/Outro Music – Butch Cassidy And The Sunset Riders (Stage 2 and 7 Them) – Sunset Riders (1991) – Arcade – Composer(s): Motoaki Furukawa

Console Shock podcast 114: Atari Lynx

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

The Atari Lynx launched in 1989 and was a pioneer in handheld gaming. It was the first ever colour portable and had specs that could rival the ‘big’ home consoles of the time. Unfortunately it struggled against the Gameboy and even the Game Gear, but could it have done better?

Trev and Stu share their thoughts on the mighty Atari machine, and more….. – Playing Halo MCC on the PC, and how it’s improved since its original launch on the XBone.

– More updates on the latest ‘Steam Deck killer’ Asus ROG Ally

– Epyx and the origins of the Lynx.

– The incredible 16 bit graphics hardware on the Lynx.

– Lynx strengths in its arcade ports.

– The ups and downs of the Lynx game library.

– Was it price, battery life, lack of portability? What killed the Lynx?

– Comparing the Lynx 1 and the Lynx 2 – Was the Lynx doomed from the start? Intro/Outro Music – Meteor – Starfox (1993) – Super Nintendo – Composer(s): Hajime Hirasawa