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IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Spider-Man, and Firefly

    2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Spider-Man, and Firefly

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 42 min
    2001: Grand Theft Auto 3, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter

    2001: Grand Theft Auto 3, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 43 min
    2000: PlayStation 2, X-Men, and The Sims

    2000: PlayStation 2, X-Men, and The Sims

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 38 min
    1999: The Phantom Menace, The Matrix , and the Dreamcast

    1999: The Phantom Menace, The Matrix , and the Dreamcast

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 49 min
    1998: The Greatest Video Game Year Ever?

    1998: The Greatest Video Game Year Ever?

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    1997: Goldeneye, South Park, and Final Fantasy VII

    1997: Goldeneye, South Park, and Final Fantasy VII

    IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Ginjaninja!! ,

Simply Awesome!

Really enjoying this trip through memory lane. I'm following it through and can remember all these major events like the games and movies being released. Hope the next episode is up soon as it would be a shame to stop now!! Keep up the good work IGN💯

DanG2296 ,

WHERE'S THE REST?

Great podcast - can you put the rest on here please?!

Ben_Eaton ,

Enjoyable but unfinished

This is a great listen (I think there's a video version too?) but so far the only episodes go from 1977 to 2002. This is 25 - we're missing 2003 to 2015, and it's a shame as it is very fun. They've obviously been recorded because in the 2002 episode they make reference to the 2003 episode that they recorded earlier!

A criticism would be that it is understandably US-centric and unashamedly console focused. They do often delve into PC stuff and games but often miss out seminal moments such as Syndicate, The Sims, and so on. But then again it all depends on your definition of awesome. Warning: if you don't think the Mario games are actually that great, and if you were (as most Europeans tend to be) more of a Sega kid than a Nintendo one then you may find some parts of this epic journey just a bit boring. But even then, the hosts are so infectiously enthusiastic that you remember why you started to listen in the first place.

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