Retronauts Special #2 - Live from Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2013

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Hey, all -- Bob here. If you weren't able to make it to this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, I'm sorry to say you missed out on what most scientists would consider a "hoot." Before you do anything drastic, though, know that we've preserved our live panel in digital amber, so you can turn on your iPod, grow a fashionable beard (or don a fake one), and pretend you're right there in Portland alongside us. This October marks the Mega Drive/Genesis' 25th year on this planet, so we decided to sit down and give it a little more kindness than a few members of the crew did five years ago, when Retronauts was in its terrible twos. Joining us for this one: Kole Ross and Gary Butterfield of the stellar retro gaming podcast Watch Out for Fireballs, and 1UP alum Kevin Gifford, who has a great game music podcast simply titled FUN. Thanks to everyone who stopped us to say hi -- hopefully our overbearing egos and pushy entourage didn't alienate any of you.

Special thanks to Gary and Kole for letting us use their audio setup -- this is definitely one of the best-sounding live episodes we've put together.

Libsyn (55:17 | MP3 | 40.1 MB) | SoundCloud

This episode's description:

"Hold onto your beards and fashionable second-hand clothing -- the Retronauts are in Portland and ready to rock. And by "rock" we mean "talk about the Mega Drive/Sega Genesis' 25th birthday." Join Bob Mackey, Ray Barnholt, Gary Butterfield, Kole Ross, and Kevin Gifford as they pay their proper respects to Sega's most successful console in front of a live audience."

This episode's (musical) breakdown:

  • 13:43 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 "Azure Lake"
  • 24:55 | Shining Force "Town" (Masahiko Yoshimura)
  • 37:53 | Panic! "Intro" (Kei Tani)
  • 53:24 | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 "Ending" (Masato Nakamura)

Next time: An episode about a subject near and dear to my heart, featuring two brand-new guests you're sure to love. GET HYPED.