Retro Hangover

Retro Hangover

Retro Hangover is a podcast in which your hosts, Shane Koski and Chris Coplien, spotlight a different piece of video game history (be it a specific title, console, company, or person) each episode. They provide a brief background, discuss their personal experiences, as well as their favorites aspects of the item in question. Oh, and there's beer.

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August 7, 2022 101 min
The quarterly Patron-selected topic is upon us once again! It would seem they have deigned to grace us with a game that is not only not a complete trash fire, but we daresay is... Fun? Good? We don't know what to make of it either. Who better, then, to join us on this auspicious occasion than one of our most stalwart Patrons, Randall Quiggle! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Randall Quiggle Bio: Hobbyist game r...
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You've got a fever (or a "fever", you lil' fibber) and your mom tells you you need to stay home from school. Which games are you most likely to fire up to help forget about your health woes? Here are our personal top 5 games we were most likely to reach for while under the weather. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & A...
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Since the turtle boys what cut 'em no slack are back in the news with the recent release of Shredder's Revenge, we thought we ought to go back and take a look at Konami's NES port of their smash hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade brawler. Let's... Just say that we're both real glad Turtles in Time exists. ---------- Music Attributions Intro / outro excerpts from https://freemusicarchive.org/music/505/Relix_...
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Grab your shovel and old-timey lamplight, 'cause we're a-goin' grave digging to unearth game series we think deserve better than an untimely and premature end. At least one of you need to stand watch and keep an eye out for the fuzz, OK? ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://...
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It's about to get delightfully pungent in here, because we're joined by the man behind the 3DS tactical RPG Fragrant Story: William Kage! Will was gracious enough to sit down with us and share the tale of Squire Games, his journey from corporate software engineer to indie game developer, and much more! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: William Kage Bio: Creator of Squire Games, developer and publisher of new ...
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We suppose the title of this implies we have some modicum of shame... We think you'll find that to be a lie. But if we were to feel guilty about some of our choices, these would be it. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode (Attributi...
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Get ready for a size 13 boot of edginess straight to the ass because the King is here, baby! Patrick Arthur, co-host of the Retro Spectives Podcast, joins us to ruminate on gaming's ultimate send-up of 80s and 90s action stars: Duke Nukem 3D! ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Patrick Arthur Bio: Are classic games deserving of their praise? Or have the unwashed masses been blinded by nostalgia? I play retro video...
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June 19, 2022 27 min
The next Patron-proposed, Patron-selected Top 5 showdown is here, and this one finds us ranking the games within the games: our personal selections for the best diversions that probably distracted us from the actual game for far too long. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8-bit-fantasy-adventure-music-pack (8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure) by xDeviruchi, used under the https://creativecomm...
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Much like Thanos, this episode was inevitable. Proper pronunciation be damned, we all know how we'd say this game's name. It only seems fitting, then, that the home of Gorp the Eggplant Dragon give it a dedicated review. Join us as we welcome Coury of My Life in Gaming to the show to discuss 5 stages of roundhouse kickin'. ---------- Today's Guest Information Name: Coury Carlson Bio: 1/2 of the creative team for t...
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The next Patron-selected Top 5 topic is here, and that means it's time for us to weeb out about which of the many JRPG weapons out there we would like in our homes. The definition of "weapon" might have gotten stretched a bit by someone, but our lawyer advised us to claim that fault lies entirely with the Patrons' lack of specificity. ---------- Music Attributions Musical excerpts from https://xdeviruchi.itch.io/8...
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It's not every day we talk to a Guinness World Record holder... Well, OK, that's not entirely true since we chat with Willie pretty often, but it's of particular importance for this episode since said record is for none other than Sin & Punishment for the Nintendo 64! A title that never made it stateside in its initial run, many may not be familiar with this futuristic sci-fi rail shooter but we're here to fix ...
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You asked for it, and here it is: a brand new series, releasing on alternate weeks from the main episodes, effectively making RHP (finally) a weekly show! Since the new format centers around top 5 lists, we decided to dub it The Flight (beer aficionados will understand the connection). Long-time fans of the show may also realize this doubles as a callback to the early days of RHP. This week's Flight sees us discussing our perso...
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The latest Patron-selected topic is here, and it sees us veering off the beaten path to pontificate on a subject that harkens back to our very first episode: digital vs. physical game distribution. This time, we talk more about the impact an all-digital gaming landscape may have on the future of our favorite hobby, and whether it's looking bright or bleak. To assist us in this, the one and only Nintendhost LPTyger makes his tri...
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Another Patreon timed exclusive coming your way! This time, Chris sits down with Ozzy Garcia, formerly of the Region Free Gamers podcast, to find out what it was like being a young gamer living in Cuba. Mentioned in this episode: Become a Patron! Or Don't, It's Cool Either Way. If you'd like to hear more great content such as this before anyone else, consider becoming a patron of the show today! https://retrohangover.ca...
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This episode marks a few firsts for the show: the first time in awhile Chris and Shane are not joined by a guest (remember when we never had guests? Crazy times), the first episode to be posted on our brand spankin' new hosting platform Captivate.fm, and the first time we've talked about Wolfenstein 3D! Tug on your combat boots, grease your barrels, and join us for some good ol' fashioned Nazi bashin'!
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Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the final showdown of the King of Games 2000 tournament! Many a good game has been lost, blood and tears have been shed, and these two titles have emerged to duke it out one last time for ultimate supremacy.
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Listen, the title isn’t necessarily a commentary on the game’s quality, just an objective statement that Kirby does in fact suck. A lot. It’s like his thing. At any rate, the illustrious Adam Blank of Remember the Game podcast joins us to celebrate three decades of pink puff power by reviewing the cartridge that started it all: Kirby’s Dream Land!
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The penultimate entry into the King of Games 2000 tournament is upon us! Will The Sims woo-hoo their way into the finals, or will MvC2 pull off a combo break and clinch victory?
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April 3, 2022 79 min
We’re doing things a little different for this episode; one might say we’re turning everything… upside down. Right, once you’re finished booing at that joke, jump on in and listen to the first publicly-released episode of our timed Patron-exclusive series, Growing Up Gaming! Chris chats with some of our beloved community members from Down Under to find out what it was like being a gamer in the Outback.
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Beloved RHP community member MaskedLlama finally gets his Fatal Frame episode, but not quite in the way he expected. It’s Japanese horror… Aussie style!
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