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Passion for Pixels Retro Gaming Podcast

Danny and Stian share stories from a lifetime of playing videogames, with an emphasis on retro games and retro gaming. We talk Nintendo, Sega, PC, and more, and how gaming has changed through the years.
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Apr 1, 2014

On this episode Stian and Danny talk about the godfather of gaming Shigeru Miyamoto and his indelible impact on the industry. Did you know that Nintendo's programmers meant Miyamoto's ideas for the original Donkey Kong were impossible to recreate with the hardware they had available? We talk about this and much more regarding Shigeru Miyamoto's early career.

Also, we cover video game journalists and spitball on the conspiracy theory that they're all corporate shills. Stian claims that the term journalist does not describe the job most people who write about videogames do - they are merely reviewers and not the watch dogs of the gaming community.

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Mar 18, 2014

What is the difference between an evolution of a videogame series and a reboot? Danny and Stian look at differences between the Mario and Sonic series in this regard, and talk about how much the gameplay has to change to be considered a reboot.

While a reboot in other media, like movies and comic books, is a reboot of the storytelling, this is not necessarily true of videogames, where the game mechanics is what gets changed. While games like Punch-Out and Street Fighter have not been rebooted, classic gaming series like Metroid and Mega Man have, with variying degrees of success.

We also look at the Zelda series, and whether A Link Between Worlds is a reboot of A Link to the Past, how Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS differ from the rest of the series and how Zelda made the transition from 2D to 3D with Ocarina of Time.

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Mar 4, 2014

Stian and Danny talk about the appeal of retro graphics and try to define what old school graphics are. Most people think of pixels and sprites, but how about those clunky old polygons? The guys also talk about why retro games has such catchy and memorable songs and melodies, and why the SNES destroyed the Genesis in sound quality. Lastly Stian and Danny reminisce about Street Fighter, and talk about their memories of playing what was the most popular game of it's time.

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Feb 18, 2014

Talking old school graphics, emulators, Square-Enix (or Squaresoft as it used to be known back when Final Fantasy was all pixelated or polygony) and more! Want to weigh in with your own opinion or have a topic you would like us to cover? Leave us a comment below!

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Feb 4, 2014

The inaugural Passion for Pixels Podcast is finally here! Stian and Danny talk about what it means to be 'retro', some of our early gaming memories, and Mario as the mascot for all gaming. It's early going and a bit rough around the edges, so leave a comment to let us know where we can improve.

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