Over the course of any year I listen to quite a few podcasts. In fact, my subscription list in Podkicker is over ten. One of them being the excellent comeback of the forever fantastic Retronauts. Always talking about the oldest of old school gaming classics!
However, my pick for winner of 2013 is Live Audio Wrestling’s Review-A-Wai. Just think of it as the Retronauts for pro wrestling. It really is that simple. John Pollock and Wai Ting always make for an interesting listen as they talk about past WWE (and WCW, etc.) events and compare how they felt then as opposed to today after rewatching these shows.
Of course I can’t end this 2013 awards article without selecting the best episode of my own creation, the Hart & Usagi Podcast.
Those were all great, but the winner for the episode I had the most fun on was definitely our discussion with first-time guest stripesonfire. I don’t need to mention why episode 29 was the best we did in 2013. Listen to it and find out for yourself!
The Hart and Usagi Podcast is back for the first episode of the new year to talk about the beat-’em-up genre of gaming. To do so we welcome back Anthony from the ++Good Games podcast.
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and also talk about today’s evolution of the beat-’em-up genre!
List of games talked about (a portion of):
* Streets of Rage
* Final Fight
* Double Dragon
* Riot Zone
* Rushing Beat
* The Punisher
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* Knights of the Round
* Magic Sword
* Devil May Cry
* Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
* Ninja Gaiden
* God Hand
* Target: Renegade
* Sword of Sodan
* Guardian Heroes
* Golden Axe
* Dungeons & Dragons
* Ikari III: The Rescue
* Rise to Honor
* The Bouncer
* The Combatribes
Did the PlayStation 4 really sell one million units on launch day? What’s that VCR looking thing? What are your favorite games of the seventh gaming console generation? All of these questions and more are answered in this edition of the Hart & Usagi Podcast.
The Hart & Usagi Podcast episode 39 brings you a lively discussion on the issue of a distributor blacklisting Indian gaming website Illgaming, story vs. gameplay, progress in Dark Souls, among other topics. Please join HartKnight (me), usagi704, and our guest lightnarcissus as we get to the bottom of Ludo Discobiscuits.
With lightnarcissus unable to join us this time due to Internet connection difficulties, you might expect to be bored, but don’t worry because we’re joined by daBlueWolfy to help fill the guest spot and we talk about our time playing Dark Souls for the Halloween season. Also on this episode you might be spooked by the new GameSpot site or the Steam controller. Don’t be afraid, though, because usagi704 and I will keep you company for the duration of episode 38 of the Hart & Usagi Podcast!
The Hart & Usagi Podcast has been uploaded to Chirbit since we started in 2009. As easy to use as it has been we’ve needed an easier way for listeners to download each damn fine episode of the show. This has now become a reality.
I uploaded all 37 episodes to the Internet Archive and created a Feedburner RSS feed for you to subscribe to. The Feedburner feed serves a double role for subscribing to the whole HartKnight’s Archive blog and in addition it can also be used to subscribing you to the Hart & Usagi Podcast on your favorite podcatcher. This includes compatibility with iTunes!
If you have any problems with the new RSS feed working correctly I urge you to please let me know in the comments section below this blog post, on Twitter, or via email.