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This isn't your kids' gaming news show! Welcome to the debut episode of Game Patch!
NOTE: This is the only week Game Patch will be on the standard Remember The Game? feed. It'll be on all podcast services in the coming days. Make sure to subscribe!
Game Patch is a gaming news show hosted by stand-up comedian Adam Blank. There's a ton of gaming news shows out there, and while we enjoy a lot of them, we find most of them kind of...boring. Our intention with this show is to bring you the biggest news in the world of Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo, but in a fun, laid back fashion.
In addition to the news stories you need to know, we'll tell you about any big new releases dropping on each platform, and spotlight our picks for the games that are on sale this week.
The theme music was generously provided by 'Vertical Noise', a band from the U.K. The track is 'A Certain Host of a Certain Talk Show', and you can find it and all their music on iTunes & Spotify and stuff. If you like it, toss them a download.
Your time stamps are as follows:
Playstation start at 5:25
Xbox starts at 23:33
Nintendo starts at 41:40
Enjoy the podcast, and welcome to Game Patch! And if you like what we're doing here, look into our popular retro gaming podcast 'Remember The Game?'!
Before there was SEGA vs Nintendo, Playstation vs Xbox, or Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter, there was Ice Hockey vs Blades of Steel.
We covered Ice Hockey wayyyy back on episode 49, and now we're finally looking at the other side of the frozen coin. Blades of Steel was my personal preference between the two, and I have a great time explaining why with my childhood chum Dan on the show this week.
Final Fantasy is one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. And unlike other hall of fame series like Zelda, Mario, Halo, and Sonic, I've never played the game that launched the franchise. Until this month, when Final Fantasy won our Patreon poll and was thrown into my backlog.
And all of you, every person that reached out, said "Don't play the NES version. Play a remake!" and I thought you were all wimps. Turns out, you knew what you were talking about.
I finished the original Final Fantasy on my NES Classic. It took forever, but I did it. And while it was fun, I'm NEVER firing up the NES version of this game again. Why is it so bad? My buddy Miklos and I will tell you on this week's episode of the show.
Skip to 28:20 if that's all you're after.
Or listen to the whole thing, dammit. Because we have a lot to discuss this week, including:
- Microsoft showed us games last week. And the internet hated them.
- Which is stupid. So after I talk Microsoft I rant about losers on the internet.
- Why do retro game collectors collect retro games? To play them? As an investment? Let's talk about it.
Before Gamespot, IGN, and YouTube, we had Video & Arcade Top 10.
It aired in Canada on YTV from 1991 - 2006, and kids watched it religiously. It featured kids playing the newest video games, along with other gaming, music and movie news. I vividly remember seeing Super Mario RPG for the first time on this show and losing my mind! Kids across Canada loved everything about V&A Top 10, including it's longtime host, Nicholas Picholas.
14 years after the show's run ended, Nicholas still gets for his work on Video & Arcade Top 10. I reached out to him on Twitter to see if he would be willing to come on the podcast and talk about his time on the show, and he was quick to accept the invitation. He couldn't have been a nicer guy, and it was a real dream come true for 10 year old me to get to talk with the guy I spent so many hours looking up to as a kid.
We get into the production of the show and what it was like during tapings. Nicholas also explains the origins of the iconic "It's Letter time, it's letter tiiiiimmeee" jingle, where his nickname came from, and more!
I hope you all enjoy this special edition of 'Remember The Game?' as much as I did!
You can find Nicholas Picholas on Twitter and Instagram @nickinbuffalo. Throw him a follow!