Episode 40: Record Scratch

This week, we dive into the history of virtual reality and augmented reality, which is a history filled with failures.

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Episode 38: Keanu Reeves Would Be Like, “What?”

This week, the Half-Glass Gaming podcast breaks open some fortune cookies and talks licensed games.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Brütal Legend
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008 video game)
  • Death Race (1976 arcade game)
  • Fonz (1976 arcade game)
  • Moto-Cross (1976 arcade game)
  • Pedestrian (Death Race working title)
  • Chase the Chuck Wagon (Purina dog food game)
  • Pac-Man
  • E.T. The Extraterrestrial
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Cool Spot
  • Yo! Noid
  • DuckTales (NES)
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man: The Video Game
  • SpiderMman
  • Sneak King
  • Darkened Skye
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Back to the Future (NES)
  • Chex Quest
  • M.C. Kids
  • Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Enter the Matrix
  • Dong Dong Never Die
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
  • Die Hard Trilogy
  • Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  • Donda Ascending (Kanye West game)
  • The Simpsons: Bart vs.the Space Mutants
  • The Simpsons (1991 arcade game)
  • The Simpsons Game
  • Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole
  • Metro (series)
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • The Darkness (series)
  • Silent Hill (series/movies)
  • Resident Evil (series/movies)
  • Assassin’s Creed (series/movie)
  • BioShock 
  • Max Payne (series/movie)
  • Halo (series/books/television)
  • Zero Escape (series)
  • Fallout (series)
  • Batman: Arkham (series)

Episode 35: Sticks to Snakes W

Inspired by the recent Fire Emblem debacle, the Half-Glass Gaming podcast talks about localization.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • MTV Music Generator 2
  • FunkMaster Flex’s Digital Hitz Factory
  • Beaterator
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Jurassic Park (SNES)
  • Mario Paint
  • Harvest Moon
  • Stardew Valley
  • Fire Emblem (series)
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
  • Yakuza (series)
  • Hot Shots Golf (series)
  • Fairy Fencer F
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Pac-Man
  • Tales of (series)
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Tomb Raider
  • Zero Wing
  • Lux-Pain
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (series)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials & Tribulations
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Street Fighter III: W Impact
  • .hack (series)

Episode 34: Dear Diary, Today I Got Bit in the Face by a Wolf (Low-Fi)

This week, the gang talks over the history of survival games, beginning with everyone’s favorite 1971 educational classic, The Oregon Trail.

You can also listen to this episode on Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Steins;Gate
  • Tomb Raider (2013)
  • The Last of Us
  • Batman: Arkham (series)
  • The Witcher (series)
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Don’t Starve
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • ArcheAge
  • Rust
  • How to Survive
  • How to Survive 2
  • This War of Mine
  • The Sims (series)
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Oregon Trail Deluxe
  • The Yukon Trail
  • The Amazon Trail
  • Odell Lake
  • Spellevator
  • Dino Park Tycoon
  • Wilderness: A Survival Adventure
  • Unreal World
  • Survival Kids (series)
  • Lost in Blue (series)
  • S.O.S.
  • Raw Danger!
  • Disaster Report (series)
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Metal Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Minecraft
  • The Long Dark
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • DayZ
  • H1Z1
  • The War Z
  • Infestation: Survivor Stories
  • Pathelogic
  • We Happy Few
  • State of Decay
  • Mass Effect (series)

Episode 33: Bobby Always Rides His Big Wheel (Low-Fi)

This week, the gang walks the plank into the deep blue topic of video game piracy.

You can also listen to this episode on Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • The Witness
  • Frogger
  • Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tetroid
  • The Steepler Dendy (game console)
  • Bucky O’Hare
  • EarthBound
  • The Great Word Adventure Starring Howie Mandel
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Enter the Matrix
  • Just Cause 3
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Garage: Bad Dream Adventure
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru
  • Mother 3
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Braid
  • Gone Home
  • Pokémon X&Y
  • Minecraft
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Skullgirls
  • Age of Empires III
  • Age of Empires Online
  • The Sims (series)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Episode 32 : Shoot the Dumb Bear

This week, the gang talks about Trophies and Achievements.

You can also listen to this episode on Retrovolve.com.

Here is a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Denny’s Atari Remix
  • Asteroids/Hashteroids
  • Centipede/Centipup
  • M. C. Kids
  • Sneak King
  • Men’s Room Mayhem
  • Long Live the Queen
  • A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Metroid
  • E-Motion
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • God of War
  • Skylanders (series)
  • Fallout (series)
  • Minecraft
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • The Last of Us
  • Transformers: Devastation
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Dark Cloud 2
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • Shadow of the Colossus HD
  • Portal 2
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Cocoron
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
  • Aelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland
  • Jurassic Park: The Game (2011 Telltale game)
  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Catherine

Episode 31: Love Bomb

The gang gets all mushy and talks about dating sims.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a complete list of games we mention in this episode:

  • Nintendogs
  • Kirby (series)
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon
  • Softporn Adventure
  • Mystery Date (board game)
  • Dream Phone (board game)
  • Girl’s Garden
  • Leisure Suit Larry
  • Tokimeki Memorial
  • Harvest Moon
  • Edgar’s Dream
  • Shall We Date?
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Fire Emblem (series)
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Persona/Shin Megami Tensei (series)
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Stardew Valley
  • The Sims
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Knights of the Old Republic
  • Long Live the Queen
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Saints Row IV
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Bully
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Frog Fractions
  • Summer Session
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Far Cry 4
  • Yakuza
  • Yakuza 5
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic Dating Sim RPG
  • Sonic Inflation Adventure
  • Sonic: Sim Date
  • Macro Sonic Dating Sim
  • God of War
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Girlfriend Construction Set

Episode 30: It Terraformed My Body with Battery Acid

The group takes a in-depth look at handheld gaming devices.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Minecraft
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The God of War Collection
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Fallout 4
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Star Ocean
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
  • The Swindle
  • Hotline Miami
  • Wild Arms
  • Tiger handheld games (Hook, Double Dragon, Beauty and the Beast)
  • Mario’s Cement Factory
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)
  • Pokémon HeartGold
  • Double Dragon
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Kirby’s Dream Land
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • Tetris
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Lunar: Walking School/Lunar: Samposuru Gakuen
  • Columns
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Pokémon
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Resistance: Burning Skies
  • The Lion King
  • Monster Hunter X
  • Animal Crossing
  • Candy Crush
  • Bejeweled Blitz
  • Danganronpa
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Uncharted 3: Among Thieves
  • Tearaway
  • Rockstar Games and Timbaland Presents: Beaterator
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Scrolls
  • Quake 2
  • Mario Kart
  • Berzerk
  • Legends of War: Patton
  • Legends of War: Patton’s Campaign

Here’s a list of the game consoles (and accessories) mentioned in this episode:

  • Cragstand Periscope
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Nintendo Game & Watch
  • Milton Bradley’s Microvision
  • The Power Glove
  • Video Driver
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo DS
  • Game Shark
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Nintendo Game Boy Pocket
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sony PSP
  • Atari Lynx
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Sony Vita
  • PSP Go
  • Super Game Boy
  • Nintendo GameCube

Episode 29: If They’d Gone to Video Game High School, They Would Know This

This week, we tackle our most requested topic: video game voice acting.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Michigan: Report from Hell
  • Monster Monpiece
  • Roundabout
  • Resident Evil
  • SOMA
  • Stratovox (1980 arcade game)
  • Berzerk (1980 arcade game)
  • Sinistar (1982 arcade game)
  • Bomb Squad (Intellivoice)
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  • Super Metroid
  • Bubsy
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog CD
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Last Alert
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mega Man 8
  • Gabriel Knight (series)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo
  • Fox Hunt
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • The Last of Us
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Destiny
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Fallout 3
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Resident Evil 5
  • BioHazard
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Yakuza
  • Shenmue
  • Mad Max (2015)
  • Final Fantasy (series)
  • The Legend of Zelda (series)
  • Super Mario Bros. (series)
  • Pac-Man
  • Castlevania
  • Journey

Episode 28: Every Video Game Is a Castlevania Remake

The gang talks video game remakes, remasters, and re-releases.

You can also listen to this episode on Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a complete list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • PaRappa the Rapper 2
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
  • La Pucelle: Tactics
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Silent Hill 3
  • UmJammer Lammy
  • Gun Fight (1975 arcade game)
  • Western Gun (1973 arcade game)
  • Double Dragon (1987 arcade game)
  • Double Dragon (NES)
  • King’s Quest (1983)
  • King’s Quest I: Quest for the Crown (1990)
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy V
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Metal Gear Solid (series)
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • ICO
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy Chronicles
  • Final Fantasy Anthology
  • Metro Redux
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story
  • Lunar: The Silver Star
  • Castlevania (NES)
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Don’t Starve
  • Far Cry (series)
  • Disney’s Aladdin (SNES)
  • Disney’s Aladdin (Genesis)
  • The Pirates of Dark Water
  • Final Fight
  • Earthworm Jim (Genesis)
  • Earthworm Jim (SNES)
  • Bully
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy
  • State of Decay
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Resident Evil
  • Sweet Home
  • Devil May Cry
  • Resident Evil 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Akumajō Dracula
  • Castlevania Chronicles
  • Haunted Castle
  • Vampire Killer (MSX)
  • Perfect Dark
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Castlevania: Dracula X
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Fallout 4
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Episode 27: I Thought I Smelled a Little Wasserman on You

This week, the Half-Glass Gaming podcast tries to come up with a concrete definition of the term “arcadey.”

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 4
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Yakuza 5
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (series)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
  • SSX (series)
  • SSX: Deadly Descents (renamed SSX)
  • FIFA series
  • FIFA 2015
  • NFL Blitz (1998)
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • WWE (series)
  • WWF Warzone
  • WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
  • NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
  • Arch Rivals
  • Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition
  • Pigskin Footbrawl
  • NFL Blitz (2012)
  • NBA Jam (2010)
  • Burnout (series)
  • Need for Speed (series)
  • Gran Turismo (series)
  • Forza (series)
  • Forza Horizon
  • Skate (2007)
  • Just Cause (series)
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Saints Row IV
  • Grand Theft Auto (series)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Pocket RPG
  • Bejeweled Blitz (Facebook game)
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Treasures of Montezuma Blitz
  • Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
  • The Combatribes (1990 arcade game)
  • Top Gun (1987 arcade game)
  • Candy Crush
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 arcade game)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993 arcade game)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (1996 arcade game)
  • Golden Axe (1989 arcade game)
  • Crackdown
  • Pac-Man
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Rocket League
  • World of Tanks
  • Upcoming Burnout successor

Episode 26: BigBallz McNuttersquash

This week, the gang talks about online multiplayer and the Internet’s reaction to Star Wars Battlefront.

You can also listen to this episode at Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games mentioned in this episode:

  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (series)
  • Resistance (series)
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • The Last of Us
  • Ratchet & Clank (series)
  • Fuse
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Star Trek Online
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
  • World of Warcraft
  • Gears of War 3
  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Kingdom of Loathing
  • Call of Duty (2003)
  • Rocket League
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (series)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Battlefield (series)
  • Starhawk
  • Warhawk (2007)
  • Warhawk (1995)
  • Just Cause 3
  • Hitman (2016)