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Sean and Vinnk take to their microphones about the latest video game news, review Future Retro titles, and lament their growing Pile of Shame. Produced by That's Orange, LLC. Updated Fridays.

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    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

Sean and Vinnk take to their microphones about the latest video game news, review Future Retro titles, and lament their growing Pile of Shame. Produced by That's Orange, LLC. Updated Fridays.

    169: Incredibly Disappointing Sequels

    169: Incredibly Disappointing Sequels

    Video game sequels weren't like movie sequels. Technical improvements and customer feedback almost always mean better games, and more money to make them. But sometimes it doesn't work out that way.



    Sean and Vinnk try to one-up each other with progressively worse video game sequels, we take suggestions from live viewers, Vinnk's Future Retro is VERY retro, and Sean's Pile of Shame is inspired by his now-weekly live streams, but focuses on Night in the Woods.

    "One More Continue" and "RPG" theme songs by the Imari Tones: http://imaritones.net. Vinnk and SeanOrange pixel art by Louis Lloyd-Judson: https://louistrations.co.uk.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network. Listen to other great shows at http://nerdandtie.com.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    168: The Price of Gaming

    168: The Price of Gaming

    New console games have a standard price point every generation. With the introduction of the 9th generation, will that price eventually go up? What does that mean in a world of DLC, special editions, and a practice of dropping to $20 or $30 a few weeks after release?




    Sean and Vinnk discuss whether a raise to a $70 makes sense, or of games are already overpriced. Sean talks Riven: The Sequel to Myst in Future Retro, and Vinnk reviews a Cyan game from even before Myst.


    "One More Continue" and "RPG" theme songs by the Imari Tones: http://imaritones.net. Vinnk and SeanOrange pixel art by Louis Lloyd-Judson: https://louistrations.co.uk.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network. Listen to other great shows at http://nerdandtie.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    167: Genres That Won't Be Myst

    167: Genres That Won't Be Myst

    Why do some video game genres endure, when others fizzle out? What happens when one of the genres that dies is one that you really happen to love? Graphic adventure games gave us a scare for a while, but text adventures are toast.



    Sean and Vinnk talk about Myst, its remake realMyst, its re-remake (also) Myst, and try to pin down its categorization. Is it a walking similuator, or is Myst its own genre now? We discuss other genres that are gone or have changed fundamentally so as to no longer be any fun. And we answer your questions in our latest Denshimail segment!

    "One More Continue" and "RPG" theme songs by the Imari Tones: http://imaritones.net. Vinnk and SeanOrange pixel art by Louis Lloyd-Judson: https://louistrations.co.uk.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network. Listen to other great shows at http://nerdandtie.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    166: More Different With Age

    166: More Different With Age

    Gone are the days that shipping a game meant it was "done", and the development team would move on to a new project. In the 2020s, like other software, distributing games over the internet can mean spending more time and money creating a new experience than what lead up to the launch date. Games that were "finished" years ago can see updates that fundamentally change the experience. Sometimes this is by design. Sometimes it's because the game that was launched was a dud.



    Vinnk and Sean discuss whether this behavior is throwing good money after bad, or if it's a model that's here to stay... and whether that's a good thing, plus games we wish we could play as they used to be, but no longer can. In Pile of Shame, Sean describes getting back into No Man's Sky for the first time in nearly four years, and Vinnk shares his newfound love of Chess and 50 other worldwide classics with Clubhouse Games for Nintendo Switch.

    "One More Continue" and "RPG" theme songs by the Imari Tones: http://imaritones.net. Vinnk and SeanOrange pixel art by Louis Lloyd-Judson: https://louistrations.co.uk.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network. Listen to other great shows at http://nerdandtie.com.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Nerd & Tie Episode 157: The Best of the Secret Podcasts

    Nerd & Tie Episode 157: The Best of the Secret Podcasts

    Originally Broadcast 2020/07/28: Vinnk and Sean lead off this compilation with a visit Vinnk made back to the states with his family in 2017, making it a real-live Vinnk-Con 2017!



    On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast we dig out our biggest secrets. Those would, of course, be The Secret Podcasts. For those unaware, we often record secret ten minute shows while at cons which get posted to a hidden part of the site. Rather than make you hunt for them though, we've created this special of some of our favorites (including a never released episode which features Sean and Vinnk of Famicom Dojo). We've previously released some compilation episodes which were available temporarily, but this one's sticking around.

    • 56 min
    165: Nine Generations of Triangles

    165: Nine Generations of Triangles

    Another new generation of gaming is nearly upon us, but what value does it bring? What does it mean? And how the heck do you remember the progression of Xbox names?




    Sean and Vinnk feel their age as they discuss what the ninth generation of gaming may bring, try to differentiate from the "pro" versions of the eighth generation, and worry about yet another push towards digital-only consoles. We talk about Animal Crossing again in Future Retro, this time with Sean's perspective, and Vinnk surprises himself, and us, with his latest review.


    "One More Continue" and "RPG" theme songs by the Imari Tones: http://imaritones.net. Vinnk and SeanOrange pixel art by Louis Lloyd-Judson: https://louistrations.co.uk.



    This podcast is brought to you by the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network. Listen to other great shows at http://nerdandtie.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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Auccuatt ,

These guys deserve more viewers

I saw Famicom Dojo a couple months ago online and they are really informative when it comes to certain things coming up like when the Wii Shop closed down.

They are also really funny at times, I'd recommend them to anyone wanting to get into classic gaming.

jercon85 ,

Great show!

I just discovered famicom dojo on YouTube! These guys have made some really entertaining and informative content with regards to famicom and gaming in general! I’m really enjoying listening to the podcast and back episodes. Keep up the great work!

Disciple #18 ,

Very Enjoyable

Hey, these guys have fun talking past, present, and future video games. What’s not to love!

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