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Comedian Adam Blank hosts "Remember The Game?", a retro gaming podcast. Each week, Adam and his guest will select a video game that they grew up playing, and spend time reminiscing about what they loved (or hated) about it.

Not intended to be a history lesson, "Remember The Game?" is more like a conversation you'd overhear on the playground as a kid. The discussions are all over the place, and are guaranteed to fill you with that warm, nostalgic feeling. (Or rage, like you felt with the underwater level in the original Ninja Turtles game). Either way, it's gonna be fun!

New episodes every Wednesday!

Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast Adam Blank

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Comedian Adam Blank hosts "Remember The Game?", a retro gaming podcast. Each week, Adam and his guest will select a video game that they grew up playing, and spend time reminiscing about what they loved (or hated) about it.

Not intended to be a history lesson, "Remember The Game?" is more like a conversation you'd overhear on the playground as a kid. The discussions are all over the place, and are guaranteed to fill you with that warm, nostalgic feeling. (Or rage, like you felt with the underwater level in the original Ninja Turtles game). Either way, it's gonna be fun!

New episodes every Wednesday!

    Remember The Game #175 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Part II)

    Remember The Game #175 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Part II)

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I've never hidden the fact that I have very mixed opinions of this game. I played it when it came out in 1998 (pre-ordered one of the gold cartridges!), but it wasn't until this past couple weeks that I finally beat the Nintendo 64 version for the first time. Before then, I'd only ever finished the 3DS port. And going back to the original version in preparation for this podcast, I was reminded of why I can't decide whether or not I like Ocarina of Time as a whole. 
     
    The nostalgia this game triggers is off the charts. And I respect the hell out of it's legacy and what it did for 3D gaming, Nintendo, and the Zelda franchise. But I can't be convinced that it doesn't control like a shopping cart, and Navi and that stupid owl are co-favourites in the "Most annoying character ever" championship tournament. 
     
    So revisiting this game is a slippery slope. I'm not gonna come in here and crap all over a game thats beloved by so many of us, but I'm not gonna pretend it's perfect when it just isn't, either.
     
    My buddy Bradley McCue returns to the show this week, as a card carrying Zelda fanboy, and we break down the 'yays' & 'nays' of one of the most iconic video games ever created; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (It's pronounced 'Oak-a-rhine-ah of Tim', FYI).
     
    And before we risk alienating half our listeners, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about trying to focus on a game with so many other screens around to distract you while you're playing. Someone asks why sports games seem to be getting worse every year. And are you willing to look by a game that ships full of bugs and glitches, if it's still fun to play?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of the "middle of the pack" Zelda games - Zelda 2, The Minish Cap, and Twilight Princess.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
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    And you can check out Bradley's movie podcast 'Little Movie Dates' wherever you get podcasts, or on Instagram @LittleMovieDates

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Remember The Game? #174 - Mega Man V

    Remember The Game? #174 - Mega Man V

    I love Mega Man. And I love the Game Boy. But Mega Man on the Game Boy? It shouldn't work. And the first four times they tried it, it doesn't really look like it did. But as the old saying goes, the fifth times the charm!
     
    Because Mega Man V...is...awesome.
     
    It looks good. It controls well. It sounds great. It has a different story with different robot masters. And it has a robotic cat. He kinda sucks, but still. This game takes that NES Mega Man goodness we all knew and loved and puts it in your pocket on a puke green screen, and it works so damned well. I would argue this game is better than a couple of the NES Mega Man games, to be honest.
     
    My buddy Patrick is a Game Boy super fan, and he returns to the show this week to combine his handheld nerdiness with my Mega Man obsession, and we churned out a podcast that's almost as good as Mega Man V itself.
     
    And before we fight planets and Tango, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about games that I never would have tried without GamePass. A listener challenges me to read a comment full of ten dollar words (and I fail miserably). And which Metroid villain would you rather run into in a dark alley? SA-X, or an E.M.M.I?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring what might be the three best Mega Man games ever created - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, and Mega Man X.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And you can check out Patrick Discount Lion Safari (shout out to anyone that get's that reference!) here:
     
    Instagram:
    @burgerfinger
    @discount.lion.safari
     
    DiscountLionSafari.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Remember The Game? #173 - Tomb Raider

    Remember The Game? #173 - Tomb Raider

    We're finally talking Tomb Raider. I missed these games back in their prime, but I sure remember them. Lara Croft was EVERYWHERE back in the day, and if people weren't talking about her games, they were talking about certain "codes" that we thought were in the game...
     
    And while I'm sure the powers that be figured "If we give her big triangle boobs, people will talk about them" (which was true), the fact remains that these were pretty important games on their own. I adore the modern Tomb Raider trilogy and the Uncharted series, and I don't know if either would exist without the original Tomb Raider games. 
     
    They may not have aged all that well, but I still had a great time raiding my first tomb with Lara. My friend Kait grew up playing these games, and we had a great time talking about how hard it was to jump from platform to platform and killing a T-Rex with a pair of pistols. And yeah, we talk triangle boobs, too.
     
    And before we get into all that, it's another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about how we're entering a new golden age in gaming (in my opinion). I read and respond to a negative review of the podcast. And what are some 'wing and a prayer' games we want to see added to the Nintendo 64 Online service?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of the OG PlayStation's best - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid, and Vagrant Story.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Remember The Game? #172 - Mortal Kombat II

    Remember The Game? #172 - Mortal Kombat II

    I say this every time we cover a fighting game, but this genre intimidates the hell out of me. I respect people that play these games at a high level so much, but even at their easiest difficulties, they're out of my league. Mortal Kombat II is a rare exception. I still suck at it, but I owned it growing up, and I played it quite a bit. I might even go as far as to say this is the game that convinced me I suck at fighting games. 
     
    Fortunately, I don't have to be good at a game to talk about it. And my buddy Mike The Ref makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week to carry me through another conversation about fighting games. He killed it on our Killer Instinct episode (no pun intended), and he brought the heat again this time around. 
     
    I still don't understand how people knew how to do fatalities, either.
     
    And before we talk Johnny Cage and guts, it's another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I give some game advice to a new PlayStation 5 owner. Someone asks if I hate the sound of my own voice when I hear it (yes, very much). And is it a pro, or a con, when games come with all the playable characters/levels unlocked day one?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the..."lesser known" fighting classics - TMNT: Tournament Fighters, Clayfighter, and Power Stone.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And Mike is raising money for Jack.org, who works to reduce youth suicide in Canada. It's a great cause, show him some love!
     

    Donation link: https://tiltify.com/@miketheref/be-part-of-the-solution
    Merch Link: miketheref.live/merch

     
    And find the rest of Mike's work here:
     

    Personal Twitter: @miketheref
    Twitch Channel: miketheref.live or twitch.tv/miketheref
     
    Wrestling YouTube: youtube.com/c/Backbreakermedia
     
    Gaming Twitter: @BackbreakerGame
    Gaming YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IHuDfLwrqF_GCt2nkLzVQ

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Remember The Game? #171 - Diddy Kong Racing

    Remember The Game? #171 - Diddy Kong Racing

    I don't know if there's a game we've had more requests to cover on the podcast than Diddy Kong Racing. And the reason it took so long was because as a kid, I never played it. I had Mario Kart 64, and damned if I was gonna waste a Christmas or Birthday present on another kart racing game (that I always assumed wasn't as good, anyway). 
     
    Well, I've finally played it. And it turns out I was just a dumb kid. This game is absolutely as good as Mario Kart. It might even be better, to be honest. The single player certainly it, at least. 
     
    My buddy, and former Hall of Famer Mark McCue gave me a call this week, and we gushed about that time Diddy Kong and a bunch of weird animals went racing to try and defeat an evil pig (by racing him, too). It's way better than it sounds, I promise.
     
    And before we talk Diddy Kong, it's another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about what levels I hate most in games; swimming, ice, or desert. We also get into what we'd like to see in future WWE games, and if it's reasonable to pass on the new GTA remastered trilogy if they don't include the original soundtracks.
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the best run and gun titles ever made - Gunstar Heroes, Contra III: The Alien Wars, and Metal Slug 3.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Remember The Game? #170 - Strategy Guides WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Former Strategy Guide Author, Doug Walsh

    Remember The Game? #170 - Strategy Guides WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Former Strategy Guide Author, Doug Walsh

    Did you use strategy guides growing up? Of course you did. These books were the holy grails of gaming in the 90's and 2000's. Even if you weren't looking for tips on how to save princesses or find material, they were just a blast to read. Like instruction manuals on steroids. But did you ever think about where those guides came from?
     
    Some poor bastard must have spent days and days sitting in a room playing all those games, finding all the coins, the secret doors, the Knights of the Round materias, right? Well, we found one of those poor bastards, and he agreed to come on the show!
     
    Doug Walsh spent eighteen years writing strategy guides, before the industry fell apart at the hands of Youtube and the internet. He wrote a fantastic book about his time as a gaming guru, The Walkthrough: Insider Tales from a Life in Strategy Guides, and he's my guest on the podcast this week. We talk about his time in the industry, some of the highlights and lowlights of his career, and he gives us an idea of what went into writing those guides we all grew up with. 
     
    This is one of my favourite episodes to date, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (Check out Doug's socials at the end of this description and show him some love.)
     
    And before we talk to Doug, I squeeze in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I weigh in on Kotaku telling people they can emulate Metroid Dread already (with a guest appearance by Angry Adam). I talk about how I balance my gaming time and what motivates me to finish as many games as I do. And with Halloween right around the corner, I reveal the one horror movie franchise I watch fairly religiously.
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some zombie-centric titles  - Dead Island, Resident Evil 5, and DeadRising!
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And show our special guest Doug Walsh some love:

    The Walkthrough: https://dougwalsh.com/book/the-walkthrough/

    Author Site: www.dougwalsh.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dougwalshwrites/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DougWalsh.Author
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/doug_walsh75

     

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

BrandonNB ,

Awesome

It’s fun hearing about all the games I grew up with . That mixed with the different segments, interacting with the community, and an oddly long and entertaining intro makes it a blast ! Keep it up

Random buyer27 ,

More than just a podcast

Great podcast and the host Adam truly goes above and beyond to make this feel like a community. From the interactive Infamous Intros to the discussions in his discord Adam connects with his fans and has always made RTG Industries a welcoming space for gaming fans of all ages.

Lexiax ,

Good concept, poor execution

I was really excited to find this one and queued up a bunch of episodes. Shame I had to delete them all - I couldn’t make it past about 25 mins of the first one I tried. It’s such a great concept, but the constant swearing gets tiresome really quickly. When every other word is the f-word it’s just distracting and lame. Plus the episodes are way too long for what they are. Most of it just seems to be filler. Needs an editor.

I’m not against swearing, but this one is just boring.

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