7 episodes

A podcast about the joy of rediscovering Good Old Games.
Hosted by Michael Saba (Dreaming in Neon) and Ragnar Ulricson (RagnarRox)

Each episode, we revisit and talk at great length about a single classic title - or a game series. New uploads every other week - we're aiming for a monthly schedule, but don't quote us on that.

Blast from the Past A podcast about classic video games by Ragnar Ulricson and Michael Saba

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A podcast about the joy of rediscovering Good Old Games.
Hosted by Michael Saba (Dreaming in Neon) and Ragnar Ulricson (RagnarRox)

Each episode, we revisit and talk at great length about a single classic title - or a game series. New uploads every other week - we're aiming for a monthly schedule, but don't quote us on that.

    Diablo (Blizzard, 1996)

    Diablo (Blizzard, 1996)

    Diablo, the start of Blizzard's iconic action role-playing series is the topic of today's episode of Blast from the Past -- we're very sorry that it took... damn, a whole year to get out a new episode. We sincerely hope you enjoy """Season 3"""!

    Diablo (+ Hellfire) is available on gog.com
    https://www.gog.com/game/diablo

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Jagged Alliance 2 (Sir-Tech, 1999)

    Jagged Alliance 2 (Sir-Tech, 1999)

    Jagged Alliance 2 is one of the most complex and intricate turn based strategy games ever made. Packed with an unparalleled amount and density of features, it's been a pure blast for Michael and Ragnar to revisit this glorious mercenary and "overthrow-a-dictator" simulator from the late 90's.

    How to get Jagged Alliance 2 to run properly on Windows 10:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZzuPGWNQgK1wmtg06pF-9taG1DOBE5y-RxVz85VFkdI/edit?usp=sharing

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Riven (1997 - Cyan Worlds) - Guest: Ian Danskin

    Riven (1997 - Cyan Worlds) - Guest: Ian Danskin

    Riven was the long-awaited, highly anticipated sequel to the adventure-blockbuster Myst from Cyan Worlds.
    Today, Michael and Ragnar talk about both Myst and its phenomenal sequel with the help of Ian Danskin... who brings the *LORE*

    Check out Ian Danskin's channel Innuendo Studios
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fdssPqmmGhkhsJi4VcckA

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Vagrant Story (Square - 2000)

    Vagrant Story (Square - 2000)

    Michael Saba and Ragnar Ulricson revisit Leá Monde on their journey through Vagrant Story, a 2000 Action JRPG by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) conceived and directed by Yasumi Matsuno.

    Also avalable on
    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD7w5i1T_NA
    iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blast-from-the-past/id1256148184
    Stitcher:
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/blast-from-the-past-podcast?refid=stpr

    This is a complementary podcast to the video essay Forgotten Gems: Vagrant Story on RagnarRox:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I96Z1AyGNnE


    Intro and outro song contain samples of "Turrican (Amiga) Soundtrack" by Chris Hülsbeck

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Resident Evil (1996 - Capcom)

    Resident Evil (1996 - Capcom)

    Michael Saba and Ragnar Ulricson overcome their fears and revisit Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil's newest HD Remaster together.
    This time live, together in the same room in Atlanta, Georgia, minutes after finishing the game in combined forces.

    Also avalable on
    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7agkDr_S44
    iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blast-from-the-past/id1256148184
    Stitcher:
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/blast-from-the-past-podcast?refid=stpr

    Intro and outro song contain samples of "Turrican (Amiga) Soundtrack" by Chris Hülsbeck

    • 56 min
    Master of Magic (1994 - Simtex)

    Master of Magic (1994 - Simtex)

    Michael Saba and Ragnar Ulricson rediscover a gem from their early MS-DOS time: Simtex' Master of Magic, a global (4x) strategy game in the vein of Civilization... but with magic! (and a lot more...)

    Also avalable on
    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7bfqd-f1jY
    iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blast-from-the-past/id1256148184
    Stitcher:
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/blast-from-the-past-podcast?refid=stpr

    Intro and outro song contain samples of "Turrican (Amiga) Soundtrack" by Chris Hülsbeck

    • 1 hr 8 min

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