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Retronauts

This page archives Retronauts episodes released between July 2013 and December 2016.

Dec 30, 2013

We go over a brief history of id Software’s original release of the PC first-person shooter Quake, including the finer points of the game and the innovations it helped jumpstart. Or is that rocket-jumpstart?


Dec 23, 2013

It doesn't matter whether you've been naughty or nice -- the Retronauts are back with another holiday spectacular to fill your sinful ears with delight. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and special guest Chris Antista as the crew discusses Christmas specials from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and...


Dec 16, 2013

We discuss the surprisingly rich and legitimate history of wrestling games, with the best and worst games from the 8 to 32-bit eras and (hopefully) beyond, with guests Michael Donahoe, Henry Gilbert and Dave Rudden.


Dec 9, 2013

If you're a child of the '80s, you may remember whiling away valuable school hours planted in front of an Apple IIe, playing one of the many games developed by the Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation. From munching numbers to carving a path to the bounty of Oregon, the fine people of MECC gave plenty of kids a...


Dec 2, 2013

From Berzerk's creepy robot barks to Metal Gear Solid's overwrought death monologues, voice acting has been a major element of video games -- but just how did we get to where we are today? Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt and special backer guest Chris Doucette as they dine on Jill sandwiches, sit in...