Video Gaming’s Rich Legacy at CES – Episode 012

This week the global electronics industry descends on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  These days, the show is dominated by televisions, the Internet of Things, and 5G smart toasters, but it wasn’t always so… in this episode of Masters of Unlocking, we take a look back at the rich history of video gaming at CES.

Show Notes

  • Gaming Archaeology:
    • Caleb and VGCollectaholic recap their recent game pickups
    • VGCollectaholic adds a new complete game set to his collection
  • Epic Set List:
    • Discussion of what we’ve been playing recently & our spoiler-free thoughts
  • 2018 Gaming Goals
    • We discuss our gaming-related goals for 2018
  • What’s News:
    • Flog Gets Sacked
    • How Wolfenstein II’s Hero Draws on his Jewish Heritage for Strength
    • Platinum Games get Delisted from Online Marketplaces
    • Microsoft Officially Kills Kinect Adapter
    • World Health Organization (WHO) to Recognize “Gaming Disorder” as a Mental Health Condition in 2018
    • Mad Catz – Back from the Dead
  • Main Event:
    • We look back on the history of the Consumer Electronics Show and the many gaming introductions it brought us

Happy 30th Birthday Final Fantasy – Episode 011

It’s that time of year – Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and Final Fantasy’s birthday.  Want to feel old?  The Final Fantasy franchise turns 30 years old this month. We discuss some of our memories from the landmark franchise.

Show Notes

  • Gaming Archaeology:
    • Caleb and VGCollectaholic recap their recent game pickups, including Soedesco indy games and Playstation VR rarities.
  • Epic Set List:
    • Discussion of what we’ve been playing recently & our spoiler-free thoughts
      • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch
      • Geometry Wars Evolved
      • Playstation VR fun with friends
  • Main Event:
    • The Final Fantasy franchise turns 30 years old this month.  We discuss what the franchise meant to our own personal histories with gaming.