VGBS Gaming Podcast — NES Aftermarket

VGBS 130 - TEVI + A History of RetroUSB: End of an Era!?

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In a grand New Year's episode, Tristan and Jeff delve deep into the annals of gaming history, celebrating the iconic NES Aftermarket luminary, RetroUSB. They journey through its storied legacy, chronicling pivotal game releases and unveiling the untold tales of the company's ascent in the gaming community. As whispers circulate of an era's twilight, our hosts ponder: Is this truly the culmination of a golden epoch? Amidst their exploration, they spotlight the enthralling TEVI—a Metroidvania masterpiece infused with the vibrant spirit of anime and the frenetic challenge of bullet hell. The duo also regales listeners with riveting tales from their...

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VGBS 128 - NESDEV COMPO 2023 Reviewing All 24 Games!

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Tristan and Jeff dive deep into the 2023 NESDEV Competition, meticulously playing through all 24 entries. Together, they offer insightful synopses for each game, discussing various facets and sharing their personal gameplay experiences. Assigning a letter grade to each entry, they also ponder whether these titles would have graced the shelves as full-fledged physical releases during the Nintendo Entertainment System era. Leveraging their collaboration with a licensed third-party publisher, they extend potential avenues and opportunities for aspiring developers to have physical releases on both modern and retro consoles. They also provide awards based on the following categories: Art and Style Sound...

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