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The Retro Rents — EP089 — Summer Games Fest 2022

The Retro Rents — EP089 — Summer Games Fest 2022

June 10, 2022

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, Steam Deck

Hey all! On this episode Nick and I begin to bask in the many game fests that are happening in the next few days! We talk about Sony's State of Play (what wowed and what left us meh) and the now completed Summer Games Fest 2022. There's a lot of great stuff coming our way this summer and fall, and it looks like we're in for a slew of great releases. 

 

Movies - TOPGUN Maverick. - Hear Nick's take on this episode! 

Shows - We chat some Kenobi, some Star Trek Strange New Worlds, and of course, where would we be without STRANGER THINGS!

 

Games - Al "pulls his deck out" and reviews some of the Steam games he's been playing from the couch. Nick recounts his time as a World War 2 Sniper, His time in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and Star Citizen Invictus week!

 

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The Retro Rents - EP088 - We’re Back! PAX East 2022 recap

The Retro Rents - EP088 - We’re Back! PAX East 2022 recap

May 13, 2022

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, Steam Deck

Hey all! We're back after a short hiatus and marathon run of two great interview episodes! (Check out our previous two shows where we interview David Lee Homb and Richard Garriott!). Nick gives us a recap of his and Kyle's adventures at PAX East 2022. Al gives a rundown rave and gush on the awesomeness that is the Steam Deck, and more!

 

Stuff we're playing: Steam Deck. Steam Deck. Soundfall on the Steam Deck. W40K: Chaosgate: Demonhunters, Elden Ring

 

News: PAX East 2022 - not as packed as usual years. Several games delayed. 

 

Upcoming Game Releases:

  1. Evil Dead: The Game
  2. Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2
  3. Vampire: The Masquerade: Swansong - looks interesting, and a first good V:™ RPG in a long time

 

Stuff we're watching: Star Trek: Strange New World

 

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The Retro Rents — EP087 — Richard Garriott Comes to Visit!

The Retro Rents — EP087 — Richard Garriott Comes to Visit!

March 21, 2022

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, RICHARD FREAKING GARRIOTT, LORD BRITISH, GAME DESIGNER, ENTREPRENEUR, ASTRONAUT, WORLD EXPLORER, MODERN DA VINCI!

That's right folks! The moment you all know that I've been planning, hoping, waiting for since we started this podcast over four years ago! For any who many not know (though nearly all of you will) Richard is the creator of the Ultima series of video games. His company, Origin (and he as well) created the world's first officially titled MMORPG (Richard actually coined the phrase!) Ultima Online!

We take a ride through Richard's history in the Game industry, do a bit of a deep dive on UO as well. We also talked about many of Richard's incredible adventures as an Explorer and Astronaut. We talk about the recently discovered Endurance Shipwreck, and Shackleton being one of Richard's heroes.

Seriously. This episode is just GOLD for me and Nick, and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did talking to Richard!

Richard, thank you again for spending time with us, and as always, for sharing the worlds that you and Origin created. 

Links to peruse while you listen:

Richard's Wiki Page!

The Explorer's Club Homepage

Get the Ultima Series on GOG!

Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road To The Stars (Prime Video)

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The Retro Rents — EP086 — Interview With David Lee Homb

The Retro Rents — EP086 — Interview With David Lee Homb

March 14, 2022

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick, and special guest David Lee Homb!

What's up everyone! Welcome back to another episode of the Retro Rents Retro Gaming Podcast. We hope you've all had a great start to 2022, because we sure have! On this episode we sit down and chat with Actor and Author David Lee Homb! Fans of classic Sierra games will remember him as Don Gordon, the antagonist from the horror adventure game Phantasmagoria! We had a wonderful time with David talking about his acting roots, going for the role of Don Gordon, and also chatting about his new book (inspired by Phantasmagoria!) Awake, I Dream. 

 

If you're interested in grabbing a copy of David's book, you can do so here on Amazon

If you'd like to participate in the contest mentioned in the episode, go here to The Savepoint and look for the contest post! 

Wanna play the game we gush about on the episode?! You can grab Phantasmagoria here on GOG.

 

We hope you all enjoy this episode! We had a blast with David and can't wait to hang out again!

The Retro Rents — EP085 — Prepare For The February Deluge!

The Retro Rents — EP085 — Prepare For The February Deluge!

January 31, 2022

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

 

What's up everyone! We're back for another wild year of gaming chats, Happy 2022! On this episode, we recap the holidays, and then talk about the HUGE deluge of game releases coming out in February. We discuss our thoughts on the Microsoft/ABK acquisition and how this might be a REALLY good thing for fans of the old Sierra On-Line games catalogue. We also chat about just how much damn fun we had with our End of the Year ExtraviDanza show with the lads from the old BadFodderFigures podcast, along with our old co-host Travis! 

 

We hope you enjoy the show!

 

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The Retro Rents — EP084 — 2021 Holiday Spectacular ExtraviDanza Super Special!

The Retro Rents — EP084 — 2021 Holiday Spectacular ExtraviDanza Super Special!

December 28, 2021

What's up everyone! Nick and I wrap up the year in the only way we know how: With a party and some special guests!

 

Come hang out and hear about the games that helped 2021 suck less for all of us! We're joined by our old cohost Travis, and Mike, Matt and Jeremy of the former BadFodderFigures podcast!!! 

Easily one of our best shows yet! Thanks again to everyone who made time to come hang and end the year with us, and we hope all of you, our listeners, have a wonderful end to 2021. 

Here's to 2022!

Episode 83 - A Chat with Robert Holmes - Composer, Musician, Industry Pioneer

Episode 83 - A Chat with Robert Holmes - Composer, Musician, Industry Pioneer

December 6, 2021

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

Guests in the Chair: Composer Robert Holmes! (Gabriel Knight series, Jane Jensen's Gray Matter, Moebius: Empire Rising, The Scarlet Furies!)

What's up everyone! Nick and I were SO lucky to get a chance to sit down and chat with Musician and Composer Robert Holmes! Many of you will recognize his beautiful score in the Gabriel Knight series. But did you know he was ALSO the Producer for Gabriel Knight?! We dive into that amazing tidbit and more as Robert tells us his story in the PC Gaming industry, pushing the envelope of what music can and should be in interactive media, as well as his exciting Kickstarter project for Sequel! (link below)

We hope you enjoy this as much we did! 

 

Links You Totally Have To Check Out:

 

https://robertholmesmusic.com/ - Robert's main, personal website

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertholmesthemes/sequel-a-collection-of-new-game-themes-by-robert-holmes - Sequel: A Collection of New Game Themes - Robert's latest project! This album will be new themes inspired by Gabriel Knight! The Kickstarter goes until December 31st! So show Robert some love and let's get some new GK music!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lldd0ljt20 - Scarlet Furies - Safe In Arms music video - Al mentioned this during the interview. Absolutely fell in love with the song, music. The band consists of Robert, his old friends and bandmates, and his daughter Raleigh Holmes. Their catalog is gorgeous, and they also provided music for Jane Jensen's Gray Matter!!! 

Episode 82 - Extra Life 2021, and the Release Gauntlet

Episode 82 - Extra Life 2021, and the Release Gauntlet

November 15, 2021

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

Games in Play: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, Forza Horizon 5, Ziggurat 2, JP: Evolution 2, Superliminal

 

On This Episode: We are back, we are boosted, and totally swept up in the Fall release gauntlet cycle. Al participated in Extra Life Game Day 2021, and we recap the fun from that. Nick has been having fun with some Game Pass hidden gems. We gush over Dune, and how it is a real visual and audial masterpiece (even if the story has a lot of loose ends for Movie 2 to hopefully wrap. We also get a call from our pal Los! Host of @thetalkingplace podcast and a good friend of ours!

  1. Release Highlights 

    1. Age of Empire 4
    2. Forgotten City
    3. Halo - Dec 8th
    1. Dune
    2. Battlefield 2042 hits 11/11
    3. Forza Horizon 5
    4. JP Evolution 2
    5. Many good games hitting GamePass
    6. Icarus full launch Dec 4th
  2.  News
    1. Played Prison Simulator. Basically like being a guard at Shawshank
    2. Kids played Kill It With Fire
    1. Extra Life 2021 this past weekend. Plenty of FH5 and Snowrunner with DK
    2. Control and Tomb Raider available through twitch/amazonprime get those free games!

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The Retro Rents — EP081 — CitizenCon, Foxhole, Thanks BadFodderFigures!

The Retro Rents — EP081 — CitizenCon, Foxhole, Thanks BadFodderFigures!

October 11, 2021

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

 

Games in play: Foxhole, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (and Trails of Cold Steel 2!), Icarus Beta 4, Forewarned (Phasmophobia with Mummies!)

 

On this Episode: We are now entering the Q4 new release game deluge! Far Cry 6, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Metroid Dread, Alan Wake Remastered ALL RELEASED SINCE OUR LAST EPISODE! GAH!

 

In the news, we discuss more Tommy Tellerico and Intellivision hijinks, the massive leak of Twitch's source code...and probably the hardest news I've ever had to discuss on our cast: 

 

The BadFodderFigures Podcast have announced they are hanging up the mics on their weekly show. They started around the same time we did, and are a group of freaking all-stars from several other previous casts. I've shouted them out often on the show, and for good reason. They were definitely my favorite show in my podcast listening pile, and I really looked forward to the show each week. I also had the fun chance of being one of their regular voicemail callers! That's actually how I hooked up with the amazing regular caller Fred French, who calls into their (and our) show often. We not only carve out an appropriate chunk of the show to thank them (CapnMikeM, Glovebox, Hoody Ninja and DeviousMrMatt) for the years of friendship, technical help, shout outs, and really just being some of our favorite people on the internet. In our usual funny cuts in our show opener, I had to do my part to immortalize the "Stacking Paper" episode as I told the story (probably again) to Nick. Thanks fellas, will miss hearing your show, and look forward to anything y'all do next!

 

Don't Forget! Nick and I will both be streaming for Extra Life Game Day this year! Keep an eye out on our Twitch Feeds, Twitter, and here as we get closer to November 6th, 2021!

 

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The Retro Rents — EP080 — The Skin of the Onion

The Retro Rents — EP080 — The Skin of the Onion

September 28, 2021

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

What's up y'all! On this episode, Nick gives us an update on his progress in Hades. We also deep dive into the newly released Diablo 2: Resurrected remaster and what makes it the kind of remaster any game should aspire to. We also talk about the reveals at the latest Nintendo Direct, and what we're looking forward to seeing there. Come hang out, leave us a voicemail, have fun, play games, and don't be di*ks!

  1. Release Highlights 

    1. Castlevania Advance Collection
    2. D2: Resurrected - a masterpiece in remasters
  2.  News
    1. Nintendo Direct 

      1. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
      2. Nintendo Switch Online expansion pass - adding N64 games. I’d happily pay a couple bucks more for that
      3. Mario movie - kinda wish they’d use more VAs
      4. Bayonetta 3
      5. Splatoon 3
      6. Monster Hunter Rise expansion
      7. Animal Crossing and Smash bros getting their own directs
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