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An exploration of the history of video games told through the stories of the every day people who lived it. Join me along with a rotating cast of friends, family, gaming journalists, and industry types as we share personal recollections from the last thirty years of gaming, one story at a time.

A Gamer Looks At 40 Bill Tucker

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

An exploration of the history of video games told through the stories of the every day people who lived it. Join me along with a rotating cast of friends, family, gaming journalists, and industry types as we share personal recollections from the last thirty years of gaming, one story at a time.

    Ep 58 - Music to Our Ears: A Look Inside Symphony of the Goddesses w/Andrew Craig

    Ep 58 - Music to Our Ears: A Look Inside Symphony of the Goddesses w/Andrew Craig

    Before 2011, Zelda music was relegated to the world of chiptune themes, YouTube creator covers, and the occasional red herring download from Kazza or LimeWire. So, when Symphony of the Goddesses arrived in 2012, it not only gave fans the chance to hear timeless music the way it was intended to be enjoyed, it let non-gamers understand what us Zelda heads were raving about. 

    And in the midst of it all, frequent guest Andrew Craig was a part of it. From starting as an E3 photographer to brushing shoulders with Reggie Fils-Amie and Koji Kondo, Andrew's unique experience not only provides a back stage view to the concert, it shed light on what makes Nintendo, as a company, special and timeless.

    Starring Andrew Craig

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    Ep 57 - A Live Read of the Nintendo Power Legend of Zelda Comic w/Gamers Week Podcast

    Ep 57 - A Live Read of the Nintendo Power Legend of Zelda Comic w/Gamers Week Podcast

    In 1993, Nintendo ran a Legend of Zelda comic, in 12 parts, in Nintendo Power Magazine. The  comic was amazing. Not only was it a way for us to experience the 16 bit exploits of Link without bothering our parents for a new cartridge, it expanded on the lore for existing LttP pros. It's classic, cheesy, and perfect for a dumb idea.

    In this episode, Blue, Ryan and Donnie join me in an unrehearsed, unplanned live table read of the first three chapters of this super 90's comic. What follows is a bizarre experiment that I think largely works thanks to these supremely talented (and silly) individuals.

    Read along with us at http://www.zeldalegends.net/files/other/comics/alttp/l_zelda_comic.pdf

    To listen to Gamers Week, check out @GamersWeekPC on Twitter.

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    Ep 56 - The Top of the Triforce (Part 2): The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Ep 56 - The Top of the Triforce (Part 2): The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    On this continuation of last week's Part 1, we talk more memories, Link to the Past's legacy, various odds and ends, and a final word on the very nature of what makes a game timeless.

    Starring (all handles from Twitter):

    Steve Luzader
    Andrew Craig
    Blue (@wytersview), Donnie (@donniegretro) and Ryan (@retrogamebrews) of @gamersweekpc
    Greg Sewart (@sewart) of @p1podcast
    Trevor and Jeff of @newdadgaming
    Lord Reverend D (Knightfall247) of Rulebooks Anonymous Podcast
    Seth (@twodollarhero) of @allnpodcast
    Mike Albertin of Games My Mom Found (@mom_found)
    @redauxpdx
    Ryan aka @gameswithcoffee


    Music Credits:

    Zelda Piano Medley - A Link to the Past by Laurence Manning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZJdyHHeQ9M&t=141s

    Dark World Theme on 7 Ocarinas (Zelda: Link to the Past Cover) by David Erick Ramos - Ocarina
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gA6PLqzXdo&t=23s

    [Progressive Rock Cover] Light World Dungeon - Zelda: A Link to the Past by Frank Pirok
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9a1r4XN-qY

    Hyrule Castle (A Link to the Past) Guitar Cover by DSC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loqtXTpjelw

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Ending Theme (Credits) - Piano Cover by Laurence Manning
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbqQM8Ul4oQ
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    Ep 55 - The Top of the Triforce (Part 1): The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Ep 55 - The Top of the Triforce (Part 1): The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    What can you say about one of the greatest games ever made? How do you cover a game that's been the topic of hundreds, maybe thousands, of articles, review shows, and Twitter arguments? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past falls into this rarified category. Universally beloved and investigated to death.

    The answer is surprisingly easy: tell people stories and personal recollections. On this episode of A Gamer Looks at 40, a  cast of Zelda fans and I share stories of our first impressions and favorite moments of this landmark title.

    Starring:

    Andrew Craig
    Blue (@wytersview) and Donnie (@donniegretro) of @gamersweekpc
    Greg Sewart (@sewart) of @p1podcast
    Trevor and Jeff of @newdadgaming
    Lord Reverend D (Knightfall247) of Rulebooks Anonymous Podcast
    Joe Corio
    Seth (@twodollarhero) of @allnpodcast
    Mike Albertin of Games My Mom Found (@mom_found)
    Moses aka @thewellredmage of www.the-pixels.com
    @redauxpdx

    Music Credits:

    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Hyrule Castle by Sam Griffin Guitar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9UBqnx8IWM

    Zelda A Link to the Past: Dark World - Jazz Cover by insaneintherainmusic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjo-y_v5Jr0

    Zelda Cello - Link to the Past - Credits Theme by CelloBassett
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xuuvbQVeo
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 54 - Halloween 2022: A Brotherly Retrospective

    Ep 54 - Halloween 2022: A Brotherly Retrospective

    In my family growing up, Halloween was a lesser holiday. We did the standard trick-or-treating, costumes, and careful inspection of candy looking for sharp objects everyone did. But as we grew older, our appreciation for both the holiday and the scary media that comes from it grew and grew. On this loose and easy episode of A Gamer Looks at 40, my brother and I share stories of childhood Halloweens, scary games that made an impression and don our film nerd hats to chat about our favorite horror directors. Happy Halloween!

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    • 54 min
    Ep 53 - The Game That Everyone Loves to Hate (Zelda 2:The Adventure of Link)

    Ep 53 - The Game That Everyone Loves to Hate (Zelda 2:The Adventure of Link)

    Growing up, Zelda 2 was known as the "bad Zelda game". As the sentiment evolved from friends on the playground to angry gamer dude YouTubers, my thoughts were in line with the crowd, even though I had never played the game. And why would I? Loud voices online all agree, the thing stinks. Why waste time on a terrible experience?

    On this episode, I shed my preconceived notions and backed by a panel of Zelda fans, all with their own takes and memories, dive in and form my own opinions. The end result may surprise you. 

    Starring (all handles from Twitter):

    Andrew Craig
    Seth Sturgill of the All N Podcast (@allnpodcast)
    Allen Petrozzi
    Greg Sewart of @p1podcast
    Moses aka @thewellredmage of www.the-pixels.com
    Ryan aka @gameswithcoffee
    Ian aka @TeacherBloke85

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    My Phone Number: Ehhhhh, not gonna happen. :-D
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

TheMuff1nMon ,

A blast from the past

Love shows looking back on older generations of games, such a nostalgia filled trip. Great show.

Kai Bobbi ,

Super NES move!

That sneaky shopping cart move tho! So much respect for that. I checked out the Now You’re Playing With Power, Super Power episode and loved it. The hosts are great and share space well. Such fun! Had me all up in my feels about that paper route money. Also y’all need a warning for the Santa content though. :P

User 695432167 ,

A Gamer Close to 40 Loves A Gamer Looks At 40

Thank you for this podcast. So well done and nostalgic. Brings back lots of great memories.

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