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We catch up on the retro PC build and we spin off on lots of retro gaming tangents, ranging from CRT screens, how to clean your ball mouse and of course sound cards and game music. We also listen to the Monkey Island theme on PC speaker and compare it with the Roland MT-32. The difference is incredible! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast …
 
We talk about why most movies based on videogames are terrible, but also why movies about games can be great, covering Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Wing Commander, Final Fantasy The Spirits Within, WarCraft, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Wizard, WarGames, Pixels, Wreck-It Ralf, Resident Evil, Uwe Boll and more! Find Passion for Pixel…
 
We finally devote an entire episode to the Nintendo 64! Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Zelda: Majora's Mask and more as we reminisce on the launch of what was first known as the Ultra 64. Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or your preferred podcast app. …
 
This episode covers a few different topics, such as games that didn't quite make our top 50 lists and we also talk about Tharald's new retro gaming PC build. We talk about midi synthesizer modules for retro gaming on the PC, like the Roland MT-32 and the Roland SC-55. Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or your …
 
We have a special guest on this episode to talk about 90s PC gaming classics like Command & Conquer Red Alert, Monkey Island, MDK, Simon The Sorcerer 2, Wing Commander, Die By The Sword, Carmageddon 2 and Grim Fandango. We also get into some oddities like William Shatner's Tek War, talk about the lost potential of the Star Wars The Phantom Menace g…
 
We end up aligning on both Super Mario World, Final Fantasy VII, Tetris and Street Fighter as we count down the top spots of our 50 favourite games! For the number one spot we totally differ, and end up with an SNES and a PC classic. Have a listen to hear the entire lineup! And as promised in the episode, here is a link to The Story of Tetris by Th…
 
We lean heavily into mid-90's Nintendo games in this episode, but also cover some newer PC games as we count down our top 50 favorite games from number 10 to 6! Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or…
 
It's a retro gaming bonanza with NES, GameBoy, PlayStation, PC and more as we continue the countdown of our top 50 games! This time it's spot number 15 to 11. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or y…
 
We cover classic games for the PC, NES, SNES, PlayStation and more as we continue the countdown of our top 50 games! This time we delve into our favorites from spot number 20 to 16. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotif…
 
It's a 1990's videogame bonanza in this episode, where we count down our favorite games from number 25-21. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or your preferred podcast app. Subscribe to have our lat…
 
Classic games for the PC, PlayStation, NES and SNES all make appearances as we count down our favourite games from number 30 to 26! Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! Find Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast in Spotify, iTunes Stitcher or your preferred podcast app. …
 
Some very famous franchises and a forgotten gem from the early days of 3D platforming are among the picks in this weeks episode. Stay tuned as we count down the rest of our favourite games in future episodes. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page! DOWNLOAD PASSION FOR PIXELS…
 
We jump in the wayback machine for most of the picks in this episode, as Stian and Danny counts down from 40 to 36 on their individual top 50 lists of their favourite games. Stay tuned as we count down the rest of the list in future episodes. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook…
 
The countdown continues! Stian and Danny compares their individual picks for number 45 to 41, on the lists of their 50 favorite games. A lot of late 1990's favorites have found their way onto the lists this time. Stay tuned as we count down the rest of the list in future episodes. Let us know which games would make your top 50 list at the Passion f…
 
We finally did it! Here is the beginning of Passion for Pixels' list of our 50 favorite videogames of all time. Stian and Danny compare number 50 to 46 on their individual top 50 lists in this initial episode. Join us down memory lane as we reminisce about our favorite gaming experiences from the 1980's until today. Also, one of Danny's choices is …
 
Stranded on a desert island for the rest of your life with only three videogames! Which ones do you pick and what are the considerations you need to make? Stian and Danny talk about their individual choices and what makes a great desert island game. Let us know which games you would bring to a desert island on the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Po…
 
Stian and Danny continues their chronological journey through the different eras of computer and video games, figuring out what they appreciate the most and the least about each of the generations and what defines each era of gaming. This time around it's the 16-bit era and onwards, with consoles like the Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive, TurboGrafx…
 
Stian and Danny are doing a chronological journey through the different eras of computer and video games, figuring out what they appreciate the most and the least about each of the generations and what defines each era of gaming. This first episode covers the late 1970s until the early 1990s. Consoles like the Commodore 64, Nintendo NES and other c…
 
We alle love retro games, but which commodities from modern video games would you like to bring back in your time machine and hand over to Shigeru Miyamoto in 1983? Let us know which game mechanics you appreciate the most in modern games and would like to implement in retro games at the Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast Facebook page. DOWNLOA…
 
From the yellow circle with a mouth, via the overalls wearing plumber to the blue porcupine and the marsupial in jorts - mascots in videogames give personality to lifeless hardware. They embody the whole personality of a console, like family friendly Mario for the Super Nintendo or the rad and edgy Sonic for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. They al…
 
We're back! After a more than two year hiatus, Stian and Danny has returned to talk about retro games! This episode is about classic mini retro consoles such as the Nintendo Classic Mini, Super NES Classic Edition and the PlayStation Classic. Why did everyone and their grandmother suddenly go nuts for retro games when Nintendo decided to release an…
 
On this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, we have the pleasure of talking to Mo Gallagher, author of the Final Fantasy VII novels A New Threat, The Man in the Black Cloack and the upcoming The Cetran Legacy. Mo is working on a series of five novels which will span the entire storyline of Squaresoft's classic RPG. This is not your …
 
For the 50th episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, we delve into one of gaming's most classic topics: Nintendo vs Sega. Before Sony and Microsoft entered the gaming market, Nintendo and Sega dominated the console wars of the 1980s and 90s. With the Master System, Sega tried to take down Nintendo's leading market position that they had…
 
Youtuber, speedrunner, video game expert, retro gaming afficionado and world record holder Cornshaq aka Mark Davis is this weeks guest on retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels! Mark talks to Danny and Stian about how he has managed to transition from working as a paramedic to making a living from playing video games and how doing video game Youtu…
 
*While we work on new episodes of Passion for Pixels, we bring you a rerun of our popular episode about JRPGs* Japanese Role Playing Games (Japanese RPGs or JRPGs for short) used to be one of our favourite genres, but playing a JRPG today is like meeting that friend from 20 years ago who still lives at home with his parents. We try to figure out wh…
 
We continue our countdown of TIME Magazine's Best Games of All Time list, working our way from number 25 all the way to number one. We complain about too many First Person Shooters (FPS), are surprised at finding two Final Fantasy games on the list, complain some more about the lack of Street Fighter and then we complain a little bit about the Nint…
 
'Best Game of All Time' lists are far from a new phenomenon (we've even had a few on this podcast!) - debating the games that didn't make the cut and the ordering of those that did has become an internet past time. Many gaming sites have feasted on the popularity of these lists by issuing perennial revisions to keep the discussion flowing. Most of …
 
Back in episode 42 of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, we criticized The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 for being overrated. We didn't feel that it was a bad game, but that the game was receiving more praise than it was worthy of. Some of our listeners agreed, but a lot of them did not. So we decided to find out if may…
 
Which retro console has the most impressive library of games? We look at the most classic consoles and games from both Sega, Nintendo and Sony, when we decide which gaming system we would want to bring to a deserted island, on this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels! ALL OUR EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE IN ITUNES! Subscribe to have our la…
 
Does the Power Glove get unfairly dumped on? It didn't work well and was the centre piece of Nintendo's early 90's marketing strategy featuring prominently in The Wizard - a movie that only deserves ironic praise. That said, it was a proof of concept for the motion controls that ultimately propelled the Wii into a cultural powerhouse. Stian and Dan…
 
While we work on bringing you a new episode, we hope you'll enjoy this rebroadcast of our episode dedicated to Final Fantasy VII. Originally released in April 2014. A full episode dedicated to talking about one of the most well known games of all time - Final Fantasy VII. Stian and Danny discuss the impact this seminal title has had on the gaming i…
 
Retro gamers seem to love collecting old games and consoles, so for this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, we decided to sit down with Simon Pophale to talk about how he went about collecting 40 different video game systems, and nearly complete sets of several console's gaming libraries. We go from Simon's first experience with vi…
 
We've made a lot of people very mad. On the previous Passion for Pixels episode, we talked about how Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye and Warcraft 3 were overrated. Now the people have spoken. And they say we're a bunch of clueless jerks. Or as one of our listeners puts it: "Overrated my ass". For this short update, we go through some of our liste…
 
On this episode of Retro Gaming Podcast Passion for Pixels, we talk about games that history have treated too kindly. Even though we love Nintendo, they have released games that have been unduly praised, and we take a look at why titles like Goldeneye 007, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Donkey Kong 64 need to be knocked down a few pegs. We also get int…
 
The 8-bit era of videogames spawned many of gaming's greatesticons, like Mario, Link and Sonic. On this episode of Retro GamingPodcast Passion for Pixels, we talk about why the simplicity of8-bit graphics is still so dear to gamers, and why many think ithas aged better than the more advanced pixel count of 16-bitgraphics. We also get into how the g…
 
Rune Fjeld Olsen is a Norwegian journalist with over a decade ofexperience reporting on video games. Recently, he's transitionedfrom his steady gig at VG (a major newspaper in Norway) toself-directed content on his YouTube channel. In this candidinterview, Rune delves into his career in print, the trials ofrunning a video game YouTube channel for a…
 
Real Time Strategy (RTS) was one of the major gaming genres inthe 1990s, with amazing titles like Command & Conquer,Warcraft, Dungeon Keeper, Age of Empires and Starcraft. Whathappened? On this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, welook into what defines an RTS, why they suddenly owned the PCgaming market in the 1990s, how well they…
 
What happens when Batman and Superman, two of the most iconic superheroes, square off? We'll finally see how the action unfolds on the silver screen but no need to wait to find out how the respective video games of Superman and Batman stack up, because that is what we will get into on this brand new episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixel…
 
Have you ever wanted to squeeze more life out of your favourite game? Have you ever felt the compulsion to gather every last collectible strewn about the game world? Or maybe you've just wanted to a find a way to compete at a single-player game?From completionists to speed runners, on this episode Stian and Danny dissect the unique ways to play gam…
 
The Atari Jaguar, the 3DO, the Philips CDi - the list of failed video game consoles goes on and on. On this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, we look at why some consoles fail, and why others suceed. Does the Sega Dreamcast qualify as a failure? It sold almost 10 million units, which sounds like a lot, but when Sony sold 150 milli…
 
Remember dodging those laser beams on the Quickman level of Mega Man 2, working up a sweat trying to beat the underwater level of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, running around in your underwear in Ghosts 'n Goblins, playing Battletoads in two player mode or pretty much any level of Ninja Gaiden? Classic games often have a high difficulty level becau…
 
We list our top three favourite games of all time. The only game to end up on two lists is Tetris - listen to find out which other classics made the cut! Also, Tyma is back (but he forgets to introduce himself). ALL OUR EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE IN ITUNES! Subscribe to have our latest episode downloaded to your preferred device, and please leave us a …
 
We talk about our favourite classic retro multiplayer games, from great hockey games like Blades of Steel, Ice Hockey and NHL 95 to Street Fighter II, Goldeneye for Nintendo 64 and of course the Nintendo NES Four Score four player favourites RC Pro Am II and Nintendo World Cup, plus lots more! ALL OUR EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE IN ITUNES! Subscribe to …
 
We're taking some time off for Christmas, so this week we're rebroadcasting an old fan favourite, our episode on Japanese game director, producer, writer and designer Hideo Kojima. We talk about the games that inspired Kojima to become a game developer, his earliest work (ever heard of Penguin Adventure or Policenauts?) and how his most well known …
 
Japanese Role Playing Games (Japanese RPGs or JRPGs for short) used to be one of our favourite genres, but playing a JRPG today is like meeting that friend from 20 years ago who still lives at home with his parents. We try to figure out what made JRPGs especially appealing to us as teenagers, talk about what sets them apart from other RPGs, how cru…
 
The holiday season is upon us and spearheading the charge of AAA titles vying for your gift-giving money is Star Wars: Battlefront. While reviews are suggesting that Battlefront may be a bit weak in the force, the Star Wars franchise has done pretty well over the years and has spawned some most impressive classics, like Star Wars for the NES, Super…
 
From Mario to Mirror's Edge, platformers are one of gaming's oldest genres. Why have platformers enjoyed such longevity and what does the future hold for them? How did the prevalence of 3D graphics affect the genre? Mario 3 or Super Mario World?Stian and Danny try to answer all of these questions and more on the an episode dedicated entirely to the…
 
There are more superhero movies coming out than you can shake a stick at these days, but if you wanted to see superheroes on your TV screen back in the day, you had to pop in a videogame. Superheroes are overpowered, so how do you make a game that is both challenging and fun to play, while keeping it true to the source material? Superman games are …
 
Casual games have become huge the last few years, with Candy Crush Saga netting more than a billion daily plays in 2015, but casual games is not an invention of the mobile phone age. We look at casual gaming through our retro tinted lenses, and start with 1980's Pacman. ALL OUR EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE IN ITUNES! Subscribe to have our latest episode …
 
We talk about our vivid memories of buying games back in the day when brick and mortar stores were the only option, and games didn't have a release date, so you'd have to come back again and again to see if a game was out yet. Tyma reveals why purchasing a japanese copy of Final Fantasy VIII was a bad idea, Danny tells of how he got ripped off purc…
 
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