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Join the RetroCollect Squad as they talk their way through the wonderful world of retro gaming. Talking points span the golden age of classic gaming to today's neo-retro modern releases - and whatever deviant paths our hosts travel down. One thing is clear in our discussions though and that is our passion for pixels from every era!.
 
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Show Notes Dan and Kris give out their annual Game of the Year awards! Which ones will take the top spots, and more interestingly, which games will take the other spots since their #1 choices are pretty obvious? Plus, Dan gets back to The Show, Kris spends some quality time on Monkey Island, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon StoneageGame…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris bring you the Game Boy Color Stone Age Starter Kit. If you had $100 to start a physical Game Boy Color game collection, which games should you choose?The answers (Dan’s in particular) may surprise you. Plus, Kris finally starts Jedi: Fallen Order, the guys talk about Cobra Kai, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon St…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris get back on schedule with the December 10 20 30 40, which was surprisingly packed with excellent releases like Final Fantasy X, ShatterHand, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and more. Plus, what we got for Christmas, the importance of doors, and who knows what else. Useful Links Support us on Patreon StoneageGamer.com Safe at Home R…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris get back to the November 10 20 30 40, encompassing some insane releases like Metroid II, Metal Gear Solid 2, The Xbox and GameCube launches, and more. Plus, they tend to some long overdue listener mail relating to Metroid Dread and how it compares to Super Metroid, the Monkey Island Anthology, Dan’s almost Game of the Year, …
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris love video games, but they also love Christmas music, so they decided to do a holiday special where they count down their favorite holiday tunes. Please enjoy responsibly. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Discord! Stone Age Ga…
 
In accordance with Theurer’s Law - named after Missile Command and Tempest programmer Dave Theurer, which states that every programmer’s first game will be a relative failure - Ed Rotberg’s first game for Atari, Baseball, didn’t exactly score a home run. However his sophomore title, 1981’s Battlezone, with its distinctive green XY monitor graphics …
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris bring you the Super NES Stone Age Starter Kit, where they choose which games would be best to buy if you only had $100 to spend on creating a physical SNES collection. Plus, Dan still likes baseball, Kris plays with a tiny vampire, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared R…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris sit down with Barry from NintendoFuse and Premium Edition Games to discuss what’s coming up for the company, weird things to collect, and a whole lot more. Useful Links Premium Edition Games NintendoFuse Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Di…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris discuss some great holiday gift ideas for the gamers in your life. Plus, more Animal Crossing talk, the joys of Star Fox, and does Dan hate David Bowie? Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Discord! Twitch Geekade Facebook Stone A…
 
The Ted Dabney Experience is a podcast project by Richard May, Paul Drury (Retro Gamer magazine) and Tony Temple (author of Missile Commander - A Journey to The Top of an Arcade Classic). We host intimate conversations with the leading lights and supporting cast from the Golden Age of coin-op Video Arcade gaming. Our guests have included Warren Dav…
 
Rich Adam joined Atari in 1978, initially working on the company’s pinball games before being assigned the role of Junior Programmer on Dave Thuerer’s Missile Command. Rich went on to take the captain’s chair for the hard-as-nails Gravitar, arguably the pinnacle of Atari’s vector game output, and the game for which he is most well known. Talking to…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris look forward to Thanksgiving by discussing which video game birds they’d be willing to kill, cook, and eat. Plus, GTA talk, Animal Crossing obsession, Psychonauts, and more! Useful Links Stone Age Gamer’s Purple Friday Sale Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris don’t have a topic this week, so they talk about nothing in particular for a very long time. Landscaping, Animal Crossing, holiday gatherings, and a whole lot more. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Discord! Twitch Geekade Face…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris dive bring you the Sega Genesis Stone Age Starter Kit. If you had only $100 to start a physical Sega Genesis game collection, which games would you choose? Their answers may surprise you! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Disco…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris dive into the October 10 20 30 40 to discuss notable game releases from this month 10, 20, 30, and 40 years ago, including Castlevania chronicles, Super RC Pro Am, Snafu, and more! Plus, Nintendo 64 NSO impressions, that goofy Frogger TV show, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Son…
 
Matt Householder co-designed Gottlieb’s underrated arcade adaptation of Peter Yates’s ill-fated Krull, before going on to join Atari’s consumer division to work on home adaptations of video arcade hits. With his partner Candi Strecker he went on to create and produce the critically acclaimed California Games (and much more) for Epyx. We chat with M…
 
Show Notes In honor of the Halloween season, Dan and Kris rank every Castlevania game, with some surprising results? How high did the GBA games get? Do they prefer action or search action? IS anything worse than Haunted Mansion? Find out now! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Olli…
 
Show Notes Kris is a little under the weather this week, so it’s a somewhat shorter episode, or at least that was the plan before they talked for an hour and a half about Metroid Dread, Tetris Effect, “physical” Amico games, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris hit up the Stone Age Starter Kit for the TurboGrafx-16. It’s a short list because those games are expensive, but it’s still a fun conversation! Plus, Dragon Ball Z Kakarot impressions, sports references, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Soc…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris hit up the September 10-20-30-40 with games like UN Squadron, Advance Wars, and X-Men Destiny. Plus, Nintendo Direct impressions, their thoughts on the Mario movie casting, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Discord! T…
 
Ed Logg, AKA Super Duper Game Guy, is the programmer’s programmer. Cited by his contemporaries as one of the all-time greats, Ed designed and co-developed arcade smash hits such as Asteroids, Centipede, Millipede, Super Breakout and Gauntlet. In 2011, Logg was awarded a Pioneer Award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in recognition of…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris finish off the summer Series with the indecipherable Konami classic Goonies II for NES.Plus, Dan finishes off Psychonauts 2, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls impressions, the unbridled joy of Cruis’n Blast, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie So…
 
Show Notes If you had $100 to start a physical Game Gear collection, which games would you choose? Dan and Kris decide with this week’s Game Gear Starter Kit. Plus, serious praise for Psychonauts 2, Kris’s Xmas list, the PlayStation conference, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Ba…
 
Show Notes It’s Labor Day so Dan and Kris celebrated by discussing their favorite games about manual labor. Plus, a Mario Party infection, Dan’s emotional rollercoaster of a week, Xbox purchasing decisions, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on …
 
Show Notes Dan couldn’t make it this week, so Evan stepped in to discuss the current state of video game grading, and all the negative stuff that’s recently come out about the practice. Plus, a Metroid themed birthday party, really good Dan impressions, and more! Useful Links Exposing FRAUD And DECEPTION In The Retro Video Game Market Support us on…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris cover the 10, 20, 30, 40 for August with the launch of the Super NES, Mario Kart for Game Boy Advance, and one of the most pitiful months they’ve ever covered in this series. Plus, Dan still likes Baseball, Kris bought a bunch of literal garbage for the CD-i, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris continue their Summer Series with Clash at Demonhead for NES, a bizarre cult favorite that’s as ambitious as it is weird. Plus, Axiom Verge 2 impressions, more gardening talk, and Dan’s love for something called “coffee milk.” Please enjoy responsibly. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris celebrate Metroid’s 35th anniversary the only way they know how: by ranking every game in the franchise! Will anything dethrone Super Metroid? Is Other M worse than Federation Force? Plus, a heaping helping of Masters of the Universe talk, some fan mail, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris take a swing at the Stone Age starter Kit for Atari Lynx. Which games made the cut? Plus, more Olympics talk, Kris’s undying love for Blaster Master, a complete lack of scripting, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Dis…
 
Show Notes It’s the end of July, so Dan and Kris tackle the 10 20 30 40 featuring some all time classics like Donkey Kong and some other stuff like Floigan Bros. for Dreamcast. Plus, a whole lot of Olympics talks, early Blaster Master Zero III impressions, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared …
 
Show Notes So much new hardware! With all the crazy news in the world of gaming going on, Dan and Kris decide to dedicate an evening to talk about the Switch OLED, Steam Deck, and a whole lot more. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social Stuff Join us on Discord! Twitch Gee…
 
David Thiel is perhaps best known for his pinball audio work on titles such as Tron: Legacy, Alien, Dialed In, Avatar and Family Guy, but he was also responsible for everything aural on all the Golden Age Gottlieb video classics (Reactor, Q*Bert, Mad Planets, Krull, The Three Stooges). From synth salesman to local rock star to Gottlieb and beyond (…
 
Show Notes Donkey Kong is 40 years old! Dan and Kris take the opportunity to rank every donkey Kong “platformer” game, and the results may surprise you. Plus, the absurdity of graded video game sales, surviving without air conditioning, MLB: The Show gambling, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squa…
 
Show Notes The Summer Series is back, where Dan and Kris tackle games that they should have played but never did. This time they took on Avenging Spirit for Game Boy, a hidden gem about a ghost who possesses people. Was it as good as its reputation? Plus, Mike Trout, bathroom repairs, the staggering mediocrity of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, an…
 
Show Notes It’s time once again for a Stone Age Starter Kit, where we determine which games you should get to start a physical collection for a specific platform. This month, Dan and Kris talked about the original Black & White Game Boy, and some of the ludicrous prices that are out there in the world. Plus, people spend a lot of time with The Show…
 
Show Notes It’s the end of June, and that means a fresh 10 20 30 40 is here for your listening pleasure. Plus, Dan played a bunch of beat-em-ups, Kris spent a bunch of money he shouldn’t have, but the real reason you’re here is the braided salmon. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy…
 
Show Notes E3 happened, and Dan and Kris covered every single stinking thing announced at it. Did any of their predictions come true? Did Sony have any surprise showings? Is Dan buying an Xbox Series X right now? Did Nintendo literally murder Kris? Find out now! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Root…
 
Show Notes E3 is back, and this time Dan and Kris have returned for a fresh round of absurd predictions. Why aren’t Kingdom Hearts and GTAV on Switch? Will Dan get the God of War news he craves? Will Kain find a new Legacy? Has Beyond Good & Evil 2 been out this whole time and we just didn’t notice? Let’s discuss! Useful Links Support us on Patreon…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris return to their ongoing Stone Age Starter Kit series, this time with the Sega Master System as the focus. If you had $100 to start a physical Master System collection with, which games should you get? Plus, more The Show, the Aloy controversy on Twitter, Blaster Master Zero III excitement, and more! Useful Links Support us o…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris once again prove they have no business hosting a video game podcast as their 360th episode isn’t an Xbox 360 retrospective, but is instead the May 10 20 30 40. They barely even mentioned any Xbox 360 games. But they did talk about how scalpers are ruining so many hobbies, Dan is still playing The Show, and Kris really doesn’…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris conclude May May-nia 2021 with the ultimate determination of what the best fighting game of all time is. Plus, Dan still loves The Show, Kris goes on a Mega Man X-cursion, Mario Golf looks amazing, and more! Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Ollie Social St…
 
Honing his coding skills producing games for the Apple II, Bob Flanagan joined Atari in 1984. It was a difficult time for the company and the industry as a whole, yet Bob still managed to work on some of their best loved releases, including Paperboy, Marble Madness and Gauntlet. Bob tells us about collaborating with the brilliant but demanding Mark…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris bring May May-nia back with a gigantic tournament of fighting game champions. Plus, Kris spoils the ending for Ori and the Blind Forest, Dan still loves The Show, and that’s right, more landscaping talk! You’re welcome. Useful Links Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme Song “Squared Roots” by Banjo Guy Oll…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris return for their second Stone Age Starter Kit. This time, they answer the question, if you got an NES and all controllers necessary to play whatever games you had, what games should you buy to start out with on a budget of $100? The ensuing lists resulted in some very difficult choices. How did they do? Plus, Dan is hot, Kri…
 
Show Notes Dan and Kris drive into the April 10 20 30 40 to discuss how Portal 2 is still one of the best games ever created, Dr. Mario 64 is the gold standard in Mario’s medical career, and how James Pond isn’t as bad as its reputation. Plus, Mortal Kombat movie impressions, MLB: The Show is kind of broken, Metroid II on Super Game Boy, and more! …
 
Show Notes It’s the return of Trivia Time! Today, Dan takes on the trio of DLT, the co-hosts of A Dude, A Lord, and The Truth Podcast. Former SAG co-hosts Mike and Dean plus The Truth hope to tarnish Dan’s record, but will they prevail? Find out now! Useful Links A Dude, A Lord, and The Truth Support us on Patreon www.stoneagegamer.com SAG’s theme …
 
Jeff Lee was the original video artist at D. Gottlieb and Company, designing the character Q*Bert and working on titles such as Krull, The Three Stooges and the late Kan Yabumoto’s seminal Mad Planets. Jeff talks to The Ted Dabney Experience about his days at Gottlieb (later Mylstar) and, most importantly, the origin of Q*Bert’s vestigial limb.…
 
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