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Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta dive into the history of video games from the beginning. From pinball to PlayStation, Tyler and Mike cover it all! Check out new episodes every Monday!

Codex History of Video Games with Mike Coletta and Tyler Ostby Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta

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    • 4.8 • 159 Ratings

Tyler Ostby and Mike Coletta dive into the history of video games from the beginning. From pinball to PlayStation, Tyler and Mike cover it all! Check out new episodes every Monday!

    Episode 224 - Mike and Tyler's FPS Franchise Tier List Part 1

    Episode 224 - Mike and Tyler's FPS Franchise Tier List Part 1

    Mike and Tyler make a tier list out of first person shooter franchises. Since they're all good (hence why they're franchises) they rate off of which is the most consistent, and which they want to see rise again. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 223 - Console Wars Part 13: The End of an Era

    Episode 223 - Console Wars Part 13: The End of an Era

    Tyler and Mike finish their book club of Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. They discuss the release of the Saturn in the US, success of the PlayStation, Nintendo gaining the most valuable commodity, and all the people that resigned or were fired in between. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.

    • 46 min
    Episode 222 - Console Wars Part 12: Project Mars and Project Saturn

    Episode 222 - Console Wars Part 12: Project Mars and Project Saturn

    Tyler and Mike talk chapters 57 through 60 in their book club of Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. They discuss SoA and SoJ tensions surrounding two future projects, Nintendo going on the offensive, and a little game called Donkey Kong Country. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.

    • 40 min
    Episode 221 - Parades, Congress, and Night Trap

    Episode 221 - Parades, Congress, and Night Trap

    Mike and Tyler talk chapters 52 through 56 in their book club of Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. They discuss the Senator Joseph Lieberman going after video games, but mostly Sega. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.

    • 47 min
    Episode 220 - Console Wars Part 10: Big Changes

    Episode 220 - Console Wars Part 10: Big Changes

    Mike and Tyler talk chapters 44 through 51 in their book club of Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. They discuss the big changes happening at Sega, Nintendo, and Sony as they move into the 32-bit generation of consoles. The theme music is by RoccoW. The logo was created by Dani Dodge.

    • 58 min
    Episode 219.5 - Codex Remastered: Episode 12 – The Nintendo Famicom (NES) Part 2

    Episode 219.5 - Codex Remastered: Episode 12 – The Nintendo Famicom (NES) Part 2

    Tyler and Mike talk about the moment the Nintendo Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) broke into the United States. Our primary source is the book "The Ultimate History of Video Games" by Steven L. Kent. The theme song is by RoccoW. Our logo was designed by Dani Dodge.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

tomplease nomorequotes ,

One of my fav shows, great hosts, love it

Tyler and Mike,

You guys make such a great podcast. I’ve fallen in and out of interest with podcasts but I always check weekly for one of your episodes. The discussions lately have been my favorite, but before it used to be the book reads. I’ve listened to every episode now, some more than twice. The music is awesome, the dynamic between you two is great, my only complaint is that I want more episodes lol. Would love to see some more discussions. Thanks for staying committed to the podcast for so long.

Cheers,
Eduardo

TalentlessPiano ,

Super chill and interesting show

Really easy to listen to and enjoyable as well. I find myself learning something new about video games often. Would love for them to make a series on Paper Mario.

Davidstarsky76 ,

Not your average Video Game Podcast

Fantastic Podcast. You guys have really great taste in games that span so much more than just the FPS centric mainstream schlock, which is a breath of fresh air. Listening to you guys banter and talk is almost like hanging out with my friends and talking games.

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