Console Shock Podcast EP78 PS5 vs XBOX Series X

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! The PS5 and Xbox Series consoles have been out for a few months now, and we talk about the pro and cons of each system along with the difficulties in actually getting one!

We even cover the debacle that is Google Stadia, and what contributed to its failure and what might have helped it gain some success.

Also on the show:

– Lockdown haircutting issues!

– Playing Cyberpunk 2077 on the Nintendo Switch, wtf?

– Remember OnLive, the original game streaming service from 2010?

– Xbox Game Pass, our thoughts on the “Netflix of gaming”.

– If you have an Xbox One X/PS4 Pro, is the jump to next gen worth it? – Are console launch lineups underwhelming these days?

– Advantages of the XBSX/PS5 vs last gen Intro/Outro Music – Ghost Town Triumph – Hangman Adam Page entrance theme – AEW (2019) – Composer(s): Vincent Pedulla

Console Shock Podcast 77: Featuring ZeroPage Homebrew

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! Amazing things are happening on the granddaddy of all consoles; the legendary Atari 2600!

We welcome James from ZeroPage Homebrew onto the show, and we talk about some of the stunning homebrew Atari 2600 games that are being developed by the 2600 programming community!

– How James got started with ZeroPage Homebrew

– What actually is video game homebrew?

– The crazy limitations of the 2600 and how homebrewers work around them – Flashcarts on the 2600, what are the options?

– Online gaming on the 2600, its real!

– Great 2600 homebrew titles

– The emerging Atari 7800 homebrew scene

– Great modern ways to play Atari 2600 games Intro/Outro Music

– Crystal World (Third stage theme) – Gradius II (1988) – Arcade/PC Engine – Composer(s): Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara, Seiichi Fukami

Console Shock Podcast 76: Featuring segadriven.com!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! We are somewhat fond of Sega on this show, and in that spirit our special guest this time around is Lewis from segadriven.com!

Lewis set up this awesome site 12 years ago and it covers a ton of Sonic the Hedgehog and racing game related content.

We dive into the history and motivations behind segadriven, as well as Lewis’s thoughts on retro gaming :

– How Lewis got going with segadriven

– The vibrant Sonic online community

– Sega’s stance on fanmade projects

– Would a 3D Sonic game have worked on the Saturn?

– Was the Dreamcast doomed to fail?

– Retro gaming setups in modern times

– Weird PS1 ripoffs of Sega racing games.

– Stu’s complex relationship with RPGs.

Check out Lewis’s website here: https://www.segadriven.com/

Intro/Outro Music – Tidal Tempest – Sonic CD (SEGA 1993) – Sega Mega CD – Composer(s): Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata

Console Shock podcast ep75: The Origin of Console Shock

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

Ever wonder how this whole Console Shock gubbins began?

Well on this show we have a super special guest, one of the co-founders of Console Shock, the legendary Al!

Have a scroll down the uploads on our channel and youll see the original CS video shows, featuring Trev & Al presenting alongside the M&M games (now Playnation games!) gang. As well as the origins of CS, Al joins us to chat about a bunch of other retro & modern gaming topics:

– How did Trev & Al get the idea to make a show?

– Trev & Al’s initial attempts to start a podcast

– Behind the scenes on those early video CS episodes. – Where did Al go? – The tragic story of Al’s OG Xbox in Canada!

– Moving between video game regions, 60hz vs 50hz

– Al’s Arcade 1up cab collecting addiction

– What does the future of classic arcade ports look like? Intro/Outro Music – Keep the groovin’ – Streets of Rage (SEGA 1991) – Sega Mega Drive – Composer(s): Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima

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

Console Shock EP 72 Amiga Addict Ravi Abbott

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! Its nearly space-year 2021 and hot on the heels of our recent Amiga mags show, we now have a new for-real monthly(!) print Amiga magazine available to buy and its called Amiga Addict! Join us as we chat to Ravi Abbott, deputy editor of Amiga Addict and one of our personal Amiga scene heroes! Get the low-down on Amiga Addict, and more:

– The waning years of Amiga magazines

– How did the idea of Amiga Addict begin?

– Why a print magazine in the age of the interwebs?

– Meet the team putting Amiga Addict together

– A sneak preview of what youll find inside issue 1!

– How you can get your copy of Amiga Addict Check out Amiga Addict Magazine here: https://www.amiga-addict.com/ Check out Ravi on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/RetroRavi Check out the Retro Hour here: https://theretrohour.com/ Intro/Outro Music – New Junk City – Earthworm Jim (Shiny Entertainment 1995) – Sega Mega CD – Composer(s): Tommy TallaricoSHOW LESS

Console Shock Podcast 71: Nostalgia Megamix!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! Instead of a specific subject this time around, we take you on a nostalgia tour!

We talk about our fond memories of tech, music, TV and even what shopping was like in our 80s and 90s years. This and lots more :

– The origin of Trevs radio voice!

– Trying to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation in the UK in the late 80s/early 90s

– The experience of shopping for games, music and videos at Virgin Megastore in the 90s/00s

– Listening to and buying music in our teens vs now

– Early hard drive mp3 players vs MiniDisc!

– Stu having fun upgrading his PC

– Our thoughts on the 8Bit guy blowing up a rare old computer

– More thoughts on other Youtubers we like such as Luke Mose, and This Does Not Compute

– What we think of Limited Run games (again!) Intro/Outro Music – Dr.Eggman Theme – Sega Rally 2 (Sega 1998) – Sega Dreamcast & Arcade – Composer(s): Tatsuhiko Fuyuno, Susumu Isa, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Jun Senoue, Kenji Eno, Hideki Naganuma, Tomonori Sawada

Console Shockcast 69: Top 3 Video Game Systems of All-Time with Dan Wood

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

We have Dan Wood from The Retro Hour back on the show again, and this time we have a really special topic to cover, our all-time top 3 video game platforms! If you’ve listened to our show and Dan’s over the years, you may have an idea of what platforms could make it, but did they? Listen on to find out, and we also pick Dan’s brains about general YouTube and podcasting life.

– Dan gives us some behind the scenes info on the Retro Hour! – Who is Dan’s most interesting Retro Hour guest?

– The lowdown on Dan’s OS countdown video!

– Our thoughts on the impending PS5 v Xbox Series battle

– …..and the main event, our Top 3 systems of all-time! Intro/Outro Music – NewSan – MegaRace (The Software Toolworks/Cryo 1994) – PC CD-ROM – Composer(s): Stéphane Picq

Console Shock Podcast EP68 History of Pro Evo

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! Think of Konami and all of the legendary series come to mind; Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Contra, Silent Hill and the like. One series though has outlived them all, and rarely does it get mentioned with the same degree of reverence as the others.

That is of course Pro Evolution Soccer, or its now eFootball: Pro Evolution Soccer? We take a look at the history of this awesome football series. – Konami’s first attempts at football games on the Famicom and NES

– The classic International Superstar Soccer on the SNES and its obscure PS1 port. – How the series forked into two separate branches, N64 vs PS1

– How the Japanese market would get three Winning Eleven releases each year!?! – The 2000s change from ISS to PES

– Modding the PS2 era PES games with kits and player names

– The PS1 got a port of N64 ISS 2000 and its actually good?

Intro/Outro Music – Menu theme – International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (Konami 1997) – Sony Playstation – Composer(s): Hideyuki Eto, Harumi Ueko, Tomoya Tomita

Console Shock podcast 67: Seaside arcades, FIFA Legacy Editions and Vita hacking!

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

Its the Console Shockcast! Did we all grow up in the 90s surrounded by video game arcades, stuffed with all the classics just like the big American YouTubers reminisce on? Was the arcade gaming experience the same for us growing up in small English towns as it was for them? Take a trip with Trev and Stu, as they talk about what arcade video gaming looked like to them during their childhoods. This and much more….

– Did you own any of the classics in the 90s?

– How we bought games as kids.

– Arcade gaming in the UK, was it common?

– Renting games in the 90s

– Growing up playing games in seaside Essex and Kent!

– PS Vita hacking

– how easy is it?

– FIFA 21 “Legacy Edition” on Switch – is it a ripoff?

– Nintendo eShop game sales vs PSN Vita game sales

– Sega Astro City Mini

– what we like about it and what could make it better

– The new Mega Everdrive Pro, worth the upgrade over the X7?

– Sega Game Gear Mini – a cute retro gaming remake, or a useless novelty?

Intro/Outro Music – Scene 1 Theme – Teenage Mutent Ninja Turtles (Konami 1989) – Arcade – Composer(s): Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, Kozo Nakamura

Console Shock EP 66 Lockdown Chat

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! With the lockdown ongoing, we get together to chat about a whole bunch of video game stuff that has kept us occupied during our extended time at home.

Armed with everdrives and hard drives, weve played a lot of games, and watched a lot of YouTube! All of that and more:

– Thoughts on our fave YouTubers

– Buying retro on Amazon vs CEX vs eBay

– Playing all the Transformers games during lockdown, good and bad!

– Thoughts on Streets of Rage 4

– Streets of Rage on the Master System!

– Home-brew Game Gear ports for the Master System!

– Playstation 3 controller collecting

– Do you like to 100% complete a game or just the story missions?

Intro/Outro Music – Escape From The City …city escape – Sonic Adventure 2 (2001) – Sega Dreamcast – Composer(s): Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani, Jun Senoue, Heigo Tani, Kenichi Tokoi

Console Shock Ep65 Bob from Retro RGB

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu! Its the Console Shockcast! We welcome back another guest from our recent past, Bob from RetroRGB! Bob is a legend among us folk who like to hook our old consoles with their quirky analog connections to the latest and greatest displays.

Join us as we go on a journey through the world of SCART switches, CRTs, display lag, HDMI converters and composite crazyness!

– RAD2X plug n play HDMI cables are here!

– OSSC settings per console, great resources to help you

– The lowdown on display lag, and how converters can add to it

– Does 480i/480p content look better on CRTs?

– What is the hardest console to get working on a HDTV?

– What is the Polymega and is it worth it?

– New ODE options for the Sega Saturn, but which is best?

Check out Bobs YT channel! : https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRGB

Intro/Outro Music – Sewer Surfin – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Turtles In Time (1992) – Super Nintendo – Composer(s): Mutsuhiko Izumi & Kozo Nakamura

Console Shock EP 64 Hacking a PS3

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

Got a spare PS3 somewhere, or picked one up on the cheap that youre not sure what to do with? Unlock some hidden potential with custom firmware, and gain features like region free ps1/2 compatibility, rip games to the HDD, play more ps2 games on slim models and you can even get access to long since delisted PSN games! All this and more is covered on this weeks pod, as well as:

– 2nd gen consoles controller follow-up chat

– What are Playstation 3 “test” consoles?

– What is a good custom firmware PS3 setup?

– The features that CFW unlocks

– The advantages of the original “phat” PS3 over the later slim models, and disadvantages!

– Games deslited on PSN/XBL, does piracy preserve gaming history? Intro/Outro Music

– Egg Carrier: A Song That Keeps Us on the Move – Sonic Adventure (1998) – Sega Dreamcast – Composer(s): Jun Senoue

Console Shock EP63 2nd Generation Consoles

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

Everybody loves a bit of 8Bit NES infused console nostalgia, but what about the consoles that came before? We take a look at a generation that started before both of us were born, and actually didnt end until the 90s! Everyone thinks of the mighty

Atari 2600 as the go-to pre-NES era console, but what about the ColecoVision and Intellivision? For the first time on the Shockcast we cover them all!

– Which consoles were part of the second gen?

– Collecting second gen consoles.

– Hooking second gen consoles up to a modern TV.

– Whats with those weird telephone keypad controllers?

– 8Bit is as far back as I go, will this be too primitive for me?

– Have simple mobile phone games made 2nd gen gameplay viable again?

Intro/Outro Music – National Park Speedway – Daytona USA 2001 (2001) – Sega Dreamcast – Composer(s): Keiichi Sugiyama, Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Junko Shiratsu, Hidehiro Kobayashi, Hirofumi Murasaki

Console Shock EP61 3DS vs VITA

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

With both systems now on life support we thought it was about time to look at the history of the 3DS and PS Vita.

A handheld battle for the ages, or two systems in totally different markets that didnt compete? Worth chatting about!

How did their predecessors fare?

– The 3DS and Vita launches

Our first impressions of both systems

– Is the 3D mode on 3DS any good?

– The Vita in Japan vs the rest of the world

– Some of our favourite games

– How they differed in their game libraries Intro/Outro Music

– Soviet Connection

– Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

– Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony Playstation 3/Microsoft Windows – Composer(s): Michael Hunter

Console Shock EP60 Megadrive VS Super Nintendo

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

The console battle for the ages! It was a video game war like no other, but how did it work out in the UK though? Did the SNES beat the MD over here, or did Sega really do what Ninten’didnt?

We take a deep dive into what is considered the greatest console rivalry ever.

– Our memories of early 16bit console years

– The awesome Sega “Pirate TV/Cyber Razor cut” ad campaign

The legendary Rik Mayall SNES ads!

– Anybody remember the Official Sonic The Hedgehog UK comic?

– How did the specs of the two systems compare?

– Which is the best system to collect for? Intro/Outro Music

– Flying Battery Zone Act 2

– Sonic & Knuckles (1996) – Sega Mega Drive – Composer(s): Howard Drossin, Tokuhiko Uwabo, Sachio Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kashima, Masaru Setsumaru, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Masayuki Nagao, Jun Senoue

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?

Check out Bobs YT channel! : https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRGB

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!

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

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroManCave

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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 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 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.