Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

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Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Post by RetroBob » Fri May 03, 2019 6:29 pm

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Fri May 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Thanks! Even if I don't quite know if you mean the magazine hook or the production itself.

I'll assume both :P

Episode 4 was apparently watched in Revolution's office today, if their twitter reply was genuine. That was nice.
I do actually mean both!
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Post by Dudley » Sat May 04, 2019 3:06 am

Yay!
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Post by Dudley » Fri May 10, 2019 1:13 pm

It's the first season finale and it's asking the big questions. In September 1996, Mario 64, Quake and Nights were the "3 greatest games ever" but is one of them still that good?

Elsewhere, why is a generic cartoony Mario Kart clone one of the single most important games of all time and what makes Sonic Wings Special?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfSm2QbN1hM
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Post by Dudley » Fri May 17, 2019 1:03 pm

What’s that? You’d like a special?

And you’d specifically like it to be about Die Hard Trilogy on the Playstation and to have been cut from episode six?

https://youtu.be/LY6BHTvnnak

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Post by Dudley » Fri May 24, 2019 1:04 pm

If you've watched any Yesterzine you'll know we have a theme tune.

And if you've played any games in the Amiga days you probably know the author, if not by name.

And if you've played anything in 25 years you'll recognise the series in which he did his most famous work.

But how did I get from a surprise discovery on a PC Format coverdisk in 1994 to a licenced show theme tune in 2019?

The answer in under 9 minutes....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu2ln6bsEJA
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Post by Dudley » Fri May 31, 2019 12:35 pm

A brief offering this week where I take on UK games legend Dave Perry. My chief advantage? It's him 23 years ago and I've not told him about it.

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Post by Dudley » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:55 pm

A special episode with a twist. At Christmas 1994, Rise of the Robots was both the highest and lowest scorer in issues of Amiga Action and Amiga Power.

Who was right? Are they still right? What leads to the exact same game getting scores with a range of 87%?

And why is Brain May involved?

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Post by Dudley » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:56 pm

One last Yesterzine special before a new thing emerges. At the request of a viewer I circled back to episode 3 and took a look at Dune on Mega CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCfJHnqdRc
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:36 pm

Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying these.
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Post by Dudley » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:39 pm

Many ta. Let's hope the new thing also works :P
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Post by Dudley » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:13 pm

We're back, and this is one people here will recognise. The infamous issue of Amiga Power that got everyone on a tizz.

Yes, Cannon Fodder and its depiction of war, Stuart Campbell and his depiction of Old Soldiers and the Royal British Legion and their depiction of trademarks is the top story but that's not all this issue had.

Four guys from Sweden spent the early 90s making the Amiga display flashy rotating cubes to a dance soundtrack.  But those guys turned out to be incredibly important to the Amiga and then to gaming in general? How did some anonymous Swedes go from their bedrooms to writing the engine powering one of the biggest games on the planet? 

And 18 months after the rather excellent Red Zone (Yesterzine Episode 1) Psygnosis release another motorbike game.... and Amiga Power thought it the worst thing in the issue by a country mile.  What went wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqZad3PZph0

Also features a guest appearance from the excellent Lorfarius of the Amigarama podcast. (http://amigarama.com)
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Post by Dudley » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:19 pm

A new episode emerges.

In this we take on a milestone C+VG issue from the annex of the 8 and 16-bit eras where no fewer than 11 machines were getting uk game releases.

In it we deal with a milestone open world strategy again game on the Atari ST and a Sega Arcade game getting the treatment it deserved, but which of these 96% games aged better.

Another classic arcade game comes to Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64, but with very different levels of success and we look at how in the 1980s, game boxes took advantage of your lack of knowledge to outright lie to you with impunity.

And then we're a fish. It works about as well as you'd imagine.

https://youtu.be/kU3uBKv1TCE
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Post by Dudley » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:01 pm

New Episode!

In "Tokyo Mangachan" we apparently need 4 people to look at the rise of FMV games as people struggled to know what to do with the massive storage space on CD. One company was king, "Digital Pictures" and one of its games is this issue's heaven.

Meanwhile the single worst game we've ever seen is the gaming hell, but at least there's a story.

And to comfort ourselves we look at a semi hell, where I finally play a game I've been wondering about for a quarter of a century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBZ-Tm2fbU
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Post by Dudley » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:28 pm

The Nintendo SNES could not have happened without Sony. The Sony Playstation is direct attributable to the actions of Nintendo. Between these 2 events they made a console together, but you've never played it. Just what in the hell happened there and how did the vision of one Japanese engineer give gaming it's most recognisible hardware brand?

Meanwhile our top scoring game is a Mario game that's not a platformer and doesn't start Mario and the lowest is a game even more past it than the man whose licence it carries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0fiNUqqRic
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Re: Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show

Post by Dudley » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:02 pm

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Saturn today!

So here's a show about  the 3DO.  It's this kind of top quality click bait that got me where I am today.

But this is a show about late era 3DO as we experience both a machine and magazine in sharp decline clutching at any straws that might indicate the machine, and thus the magazine may actually have a future.

The Gaming Heaven is a simulation of that most high level of famous football tournaments, the Olympics.  The Gaming Hell is one the 3DO's few sequels and just as few console exclusives.  But how lucky are we it stayed there.

Fundamentally though this is a story about launching a format while not being one of the big names.  But while also being a big name.  And a lament to the variety we lost.

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