Retronauts Episode 557: What's So Great About Video Game History, Anyway?
We're just asking questions here
A lot of podcasts have a built-in audience: If you record four hours of material a week about Popular Property X then fans of X will likely turn up again and again to enjoy your conversation. Yet how many podcasts actually sit down and examine the value of committing so much time and energy to X on a regular basis?
This week, host Jeremy Parish dares to do just that by asking an array of special guests, some returning and some joining us for the first time, why exactly anyone should care about video game history. After all, new video games hit stores in greater numbers and volume than ever before, can't we just enjoy the ride without fretting about how many "classic" games are not available on any modern platforms?
We wish to thank everyone who spoke to Jeremy about this topic while attending Long Island Retro Gaming Expo last month, listed below in no particular order:
- Kat Bailey
- Nadia Oxford
- Kevin Bunch
- Ryan Shapiro, co-founder of LI Retro
- Jared Petty
- Pat Contri
- Ash Said Hi
- Rachel Simone Weil
- Leonard Herman
- Frank Cifaldi
Description: Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, Nadia Oxford, and Kevin Bunch take a moment to answer the question in the title: Why is video game history worth celebrating and preserving at all? Plus: Jeremy takes the question to a panoply of other retro gaming luminaries!
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Artwork for this episode by Amanda Neipris and editing thanks go to Greg Leahy.