The Vintage View Podcast – Episode 06 – Role Playing Games

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the evolution of RPGs, from their humble beginnings in MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) to the modern consoles of today. Join us as we explore the progression of RPGs on classic systems like the NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis, as well as their evolution on PC gaming. Discover how these games have evolved over the years, shaping the genre into what it is today.

Discussion Points:

  1. From Text Adventures to Immersive Worlds:

    Delve into the origins of RPGs, tracing their roots back to text-based adventures and MUDs. Learn how early pioneers laid the groundwork for the expansive worlds and rich narratives we enjoy today.

  2. Console RPGs Through the Ages:

    Journey through the history of RPGs on classic consoles, from the pioneering titles on the NES and SNES to the groundbreaking experiences on the N64 and Sega Genesis. Explore the evolution of gameplay mechanics, storytelling, and character development.

  3. The Era of MMORPGs:

    Explore the revolution brought by MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) to the RPG genre. Witness how titles like World of Warcraft, EverQuest, and Ultima Online redefined player interaction, community building, and virtual worlds on a massive scale.


As we reflect on the evolution of RPGs, we’re reminded of the genre’s rich history and enduring impact on gaming culture. We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey through the annals of RPG history on Vintage View. Join us next time for more explorations into the world of retro gaming and nostalgia!

Posted March 27th, 2024

The Vintage View Podcast – Episode 05 – Game Collecting

In this episode, Scott and Samuel delve into the captivating world of game hunting and collecting, amidst the backdrop of technical difficulties during recording. Despite the challenges, we decided to leave them in as part of the experience. Join us as we share tales of our adventures, from exploring dusty retro game stores to the thrill of uncovering hidden gems.

Discussion Points:

  1. The Hunt Begins:
    Dive into our escapades as we recount the stores we visited and the excitement of tracking down coveted consoles. Hear about the strategies we employed and the camaraderie that comes with the hunt.
  2. Treasure Trove Stories:
    Get ready for a trip down memory lane as we reminisce about the consoles we’ve acquired over the years. From chance encounters to strategic trades, each acquisition comes with its own story of triumph and joy.


Despite the challenges and frustrations, the thrill of the hunt is what keeps us coming back for more. We hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the exhilarating world of game hunting and collecting on Vintage View. Tune in next time for more retro gaming adventures and captivating discussions!

Posted March 20th, 2024

The Vintage View Podcast – Episode 04 – Emulation

In this episode, Scott and Samuel dive into the fascinating world of emulation, exploring the history, controversies, and joys of playing retro games on modern platforms. Due to latency, Sam’s audio started to cut out, but we decided to leave it in as part of the experience.

Discussion Points:

  1. What is Emulation?:
    Scott and Samuel define emulation and discuss its role in preserving gaming history, allowing players to experience classic titles on a variety of devices.
  2. The Technical Side:
    Dive into the technical aspects of emulation, from the software and hardware requirements to the challenges and benefits of emulating different systems.
  3. Controversies and Legalities:
    Explore the ethical and legal implications of emulation, including discussions on copyright issues, ROM distribution, and the impact on game developers and publishers.
  4. Our Emulation Experiences:
    Scott and Samuel share their personal experiences with emulation, including memorable successes, frustrating glitches, and the decision to leave some technical hiccups in the episode.


Despite the technical challenges, we hope you enjoyed this deep dive into the world of emulation on Vintage View. Join us next time for more retro gaming adventures and thought-provoking discussions!

Posted March 13th, 2024

The Vintage View Podcast – Special Episode 01 – MAR10 Day!

In this special episode, Scott and Samuel celebrate MAR10 Day, also known as Super Mario Day, by diving into the iconic world of everyone’s favorite plumber.

Discussion Points:

  1. Super Mario’s Legacy:
    Scott and Samuel reflect on the enduring legacy of the Super Mario franchise, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the most beloved and recognizable series in gaming history.
  2. Memorable Mario Moments:
    The hosts share their favorite memories and experiences with Super Mario games, from classic platforming adventures to spin-offs and multiplayer mayhem.
  3. Exploring Mario’s Universe:
    Delve into the colorful and diverse world of Super Mario, from the Mushroom Kingdom to outer space, and the unforgettable characters and worlds that have captured our imaginations for decades.
  4. Looking Ahead:
    Discuss the future of the Super Mario franchise, including upcoming releases, potential remakes, and the continued impact of Mario on gaming and pop culture.


Thank you for joining us in celebrating MAR10 Day with Super Mario on Vintage View! Stay tuned for more retro gaming adventures and nostalgic discussions in future episodes.

Posted March 10th, 2024

The Vintage View Podcast – Episode 03 – Famiclones

Today, Scott and Samuel embark on an exciting journey into the realm of Famiclones, where they uncover a treasure trove of unique replicas inspired by the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System. Get ready for an adventure like no other as we explore these fascinating relics of gaming history. Plus, we’re trying something new with the video – watch out for an extra twist! The waveform may be lagging, but the excitement certainly isn’t!

Discussion Points:

  1. 🎮 What are Famiclones?:
    Scott and Samuel introduce the concept of Famiclones, discussing their origins and how they emulate the iconic NES experience.
  2. 🕹Varieties of Famiclones:
    The hosts explore the diverse range of Famiclones available, from faithful replicas to innovative variations with built-in games and additional features.
  3. Memorable Famiclone Experiences:
    Sharing personal stories and experiences with Famiclones, including memorable gaming sessions and discovering hidden gems among the clone libraries.
  4. 💡 The Impact of Famiclones:
    Reflecting on the influence of Famiclones on gaming culture, from preserving retro gaming history to providing accessible alternatives for enthusiasts around the world.


Join us next time for more retro gaming adventures and insightful discussions on Vintage View!

Posted March 6th, 2024