Monthly Archives: December 2014

Retronauts Micro Episode 2: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Didn’t play The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask? You’re not alone! With most of the world being wrapped up in PlayStation 2-mania during that memorable month of October 2000, this black sheep of the Zelda family went forgotten, only to build up a devoted following over the past 15 years. And, with a 3DS remake on the way, there’s never been a better time to talk about why Majora’s Mask is simply unforgettable. On this episode, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and Laser Time’s Chris Antista as they live out the end of their three-day cycles discussing one of the greatest Zeldas of all time.

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Hark, the herald angels bellow, “Telenet and Valis is go!”

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You can tell it truly is a season of miracles, because we somehow managed — about five years after the fact! — to pull Shane Bettenhausen (and Christian Nutt) into the studio so they could gush about the Valis series for more than an hour. Bob and I are almost ghostlike presences this week, but somehow I don’t think anyone’s going to complain. This will probably be the first episode I’ve hosted in years that no one will complain about, because it’s a work of sincere enthusiasm by two passionate fans, tackles a niche series in exhaustive detail, and above all has the authenticity of a first-person account.

We are committed to making full Retronauts episodes a biweekly (that is, fortnightly) endeavor, but we’ve made an exception this week as a seasonal gift to everyone who’s supported us over these past couple of years while we fly solo, free of the succour (and funding) of corporate interests. This episode could never have come to pass without your help. You are cool.

You can read more about this episode at USgamer, but you can listen or download here. If you like.

Yes. It actually happened.

The next few episodes will be Micros while we take it relatively easy over the holiday break (and wrangle our schedule back into proper order), but we’ll be working on finishing up the last of our Kickstarter obligations while we’re away. And when we get back, we can all sort out what everyone wants for their first round of Patreon awards. Materialism!

Download links:

Libsyn (1:24:48 | MP3 Download) | SoundCloud | RSS | Patreon

And of course, the usual begging for iTunes reviews goes here. We’re never going to be the most popular show on iTunes, but they can’t get rid of us that easily.

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Retronauts Vol. IV Episode 29: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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The Retronauts holiday tradition continues with a fourth trip to our cabin in Parts Unknown, and, due to popular demand, this year’s special marks a return to the Movie Month style of episodes we did a few years ago! Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and Laser Time’s Chris Antista for a long, painful look at 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, a box office bomb that’s mostly been forgotten (and with good reason).

Libsyn (1:32:19 | MP3 Download) | SoundCloud

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It’s the first episode of Retronauts Micro — god help us all

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Hello yourself.

This week is an off-week, which means there’s no Retronauts episode. Alas! But since we have cool supporters, there’s a non-Retronauts episode of Retronauts — a new off-week program called Retronauts Micro. Here, I’ll let the episode description explain it:

It’s our first off-week of the season, and we’re going small with Retronauts Micro: Bite-sized chunklets of podcast. In this Micro episode, Jeremy flies solo and looks back at a largely forgotten computer platform: The TI-99/4A.

Libsyn (1:33:12 | MP3 Download) | SoundCloud

Sweet and to the point, right? You can certainly learn more about this madness by checking out the full-length news post at USgamer.net, though! Another fun thing about the USgamer version of this post: It includes a video version of this self-same episode. Madness, right? Yeah, you’d probably better go check it out.

P.S., this week, our Patreon backers are listening to the traditional “holiday death shack” episode a week early. We’re about $45 away from a second live show during 2015, so… why not sign up and help make your dreams and ours come true all at once?

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Retronauts Vol. IV Episode 28: Gaming’s Greatest Flops

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Our season premiere is finally here—hooray! But before I dispense with the download links, please absorb this minor note about Retronauts’ next year. This blog will still offer links to the newest episode, but for detailed show notes, you’re going to want to head over to USgamer, and maybe click on a few other things while you’re there. (We promise it won’t hurt.) Now, on with the show!

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This episode’s description:

“Retronauts is back for a brand-new season! And what better way to celebrate our crowdfunding success than an entire episode devoted to failure? In this season premiere, join Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Bob Mackey, and special guest Brett Elston (of Capcom Unity) as the crew discusses some of the most spectacular flops in video game history.”

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