Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 49 - Playing Video Games for a Living: An Interview with Cornshaq

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 Youtube reviews pays the bills, how he achieved the world record in Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, why his favorite NES game is the relatively unknown 8 Eyes and how he beat Super Mario Bros. at 2 years old and Castlevania: Simon's Quest at 5!

Make sure to check out Cornshaq's Youtube-channel and his Twitch for all his awesome speedruns and reviews!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 48 - TIME Magazine's Best Games of all Time Part 2 (25-1)

We continue our countdown of TIME Magazine's Best Games of All Time list, on this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels, 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 Nintendo 64 as well, before we applaud TIME's choice of greatest game of all time.
See the complete list at TIME's website.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 47 - TIME Magazine's Best Games of all Time Part 1 (50-26)

'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 these lists probably wouldn't warrant an episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels (let alone two), but when the venerable TIME Magazine weighs in, Stian and Danny just can't help themselves.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 45 - The Best Video Game Library

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!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 44 - The Power Glove and Other Retro Gaming Peripherals

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 Danny consider some of the oddball peripherals that hit the market (plus a few that didn't) and weigh whether they ought to be banished to obscurity as gimmicks or if they really are the product of genius. The Sega Activator, the Atari Mindlink, the NES Zapper, the Game Gear TV tuner and something that lets you play the Wii in your car are among the gadgets we get into on this episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels!