Sonic the Hedgehog Re-Hash

• January 18th, 2017

This is an update on a topic from the past.  This week Fred and Jam are re-hashing the original episode Blast Processing: The Story of Sonic (Part 1) and discussing Sonic the Hedgehog.  As a change of pace, they discuss the iconography of the blue hedgehog and how he evolved over time.  Be sure to listen to the end of the show for a very special message from Jamalais.

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Klonoa: Door to Phantomile Game Club

• January 11th, 2017

This week Fred and Jam discuss the action platformer Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.  Released by Namco in 1998, this was really a 2D side-scrolling title releasing when the industry had moved to 3D, but that doesn't hinder its ability to be a fun and enchanting experience.  As always, our hosts (along with chat) delve into the development, concepts, and gameplay.

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2017 on the 5s and 10s

• January 4th, 2017

In what has become an annual tradition, Jam and Fred delve into the past in 5 and 10 year intervals.  In 2017 that means any decade in gaming history that ends in either a "7" or a "2".  There's a great deal to be had and the time flies far too fast, but we guarantee you'll learn something you didn't already know.

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NES Classic Edition Games, Ranked

• January 3rd, 2017

You ask, we oblige.  Fred and Jam tackle the 30 games that come included in the US and European version of the NES Classic Edition and rank them.  Yep, all 30, in order.  Of course you'll probably and although we promise we aren't trying to mess with you, but this list is definitively how we feel about the lineup.

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Sleeping Dogs Game Club (Part 2)

• December 28th, 2016

It's time to wrap up the story of Wei Shin in our second half of the game club.  Fred and Jam pick up after "the wedding" and wrap up the main storyline along with side missions and impressions on the base game.  Then they delve into the relatively large bundle of DLC that released on the game (and is included in the Definitive Edition).

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Happy Holidays 2016 (and Gameboy Community Top 10)

• December 21st, 2016

This week Fred and Jam tackle technical difficulties and announce the community's Top 10 lists, and declaring the official winners.  After that there's plenty of community talk and plans for the future.  Happy Holidays everyone.  This amazing episode art is thanks to listener SieOne's Christmas card, which we scanned to show off for all.  You're all great. 

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Sleeping Dogs Game Club (Part 1)

• December 14th, 2016

This week Fred and Jam delve into the Triad underworld as an undercover cop in Sleeping Dogs.  They go over the creation of developer United Front Games, the sordid tale of development and name changes, complete with a cancellation and resurrection under a new publisher.  Finally they tackle the first half of the campaign, complete with side quests.

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Fundraising 2017: When and How?

• December 13th, 2016

It's that time of year again: fundraising.  We love to do this show but it costs a bit of money and we need all of you wonderful listeners/readers/community members out there help us pay the dues.  Fred goes into the many ideas we have going into this year's fundraiser and when to have it, along with the potential vision for next year's content.  Please give this a quick listen and shoot us your feedback either at contact@gaminghistory101.com or our Contact page.

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The First Annual GH101 Game of the Year Awards (1996)

• December 7th, 2016

Everyone's got a bunch of Game of the Year award shows starting around this time, but how many can say they are celebrating the titles that came out 20 years ago.  Fred and Jam take a bunch of retro games, a bunch of retro categories, and make the award show we should have gotten in 1996 but never did.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Xbox

• November 30th, 2016

It's about two weeks late, but the original Xbox is 15 years old now and we figured it was high time to celebrate.  As the first attempted console/PC hybrid, there's a lot to say and talk about surrounding the history, development, and release of the original Xbox.  Fred and Jam go through all of it, including the launch titles and gaming enthusiast opinions, before finishing strong with a slew of notable games for Microsoft's first console.

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