114 episodes

Anthony from the Bronx, Arnie from Puerto Rico, Geoff from the U.K., Ozzy from Cuba and Paul from Canada chat about video games both old and new, sharing their experiences from gamers around the world!

Visit our page at regionfreegamers.com!

Region Free Gamers: The Podcast Fluent in Gaming‪!‬ Region Free Gamers

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Anthony from the Bronx, Arnie from Puerto Rico, Geoff from the U.K., Ozzy from Cuba and Paul from Canada chat about video games both old and new, sharing their experiences from gamers around the world!

Visit our page at regionfreegamers.com!

    The Highs And Lows Of Video Game Kickstarter

    The Highs And Lows Of Video Game Kickstarter

    Kelly, Kelly's cat, Arnaldo, and previous guest now full time host Mike Doucet (!) are talking about the queen of crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter, and how it has contributed to the video game industry in ways both positive and negative. We start off talking about the beginning of Kickstarter and the ways it showed promise (4:00), and of course, the first big kickstarted video game, Broken Age (14:30). But it's not just games as we talk about as we delve into whether the OUYA was actually a successful console or not (32:30). We talk about one of the bigger successes, Pillars Of Eternity (51:00) and groan over the unending saga of Star Citizen (55:30). Nostalgia milkers Mighty No. 9, the Bloodstained series, Shenmue III and Yooka Laylee are up next (1:09:00) and we close out the show talking about which projects we've personally backed and whether they delivered (1:51:00).


     


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    Broken Age - March In The Clouds


    Towerfall - Flight


    Shenmue III - Forklift Race (yesss!!!)

    • 2 hr 14 min
    What Have We Been Playing? Axiom Verge 2, Metal Gear Solid V, Deedlit In Wonder Labyrinth, and more!

    What Have We Been Playing? Axiom Verge 2, Metal Gear Solid V, Deedlit In Wonder Labyrinth, and more!

    Today it's Geoff, Arnie, Kelly, and Paul talking about what great (and merely ok) video games we've been playing lately! We open things up with some big news for the show that then devolves into Paul's apathy towards his PS5 (4:30). Arnie saves the day with 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (25:30) and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (36:30) followed by Kelly breezing through Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (51:00) and slogging through World's End Club (1:03:00). The show wraps up with Paul and Atelier Ayesha (1:13:30) and Geoff with Metal Gear Solid V (1:36:30) and Axiom Verge 2 (1:52:30).


     


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    Music:


    SMT Strange Journey Redux - Battle 2


    Atelier Ayesha - Invitation Flower (Summer)

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Are Motion Controls Actually Terrible?

    Are Motion Controls Actually Terrible?

    Today we're working up a sweat as Anthony, Kelly, Arnaldo, and Paul are here with a special Patron request episode to discuss video game motion controls! First, we dive into the biggest question: why do we want motion controls in video games? (10:30). Some of the first motion control concepts are up next with arcade classics like Hang On (19:00). With the arcade in the rear view mirror, we move to the home market, first with the Atari Mindlink (27:00) and then the inspiration for the Infinity Gauntlet (probably) and antagonist of lefties everywhere, the Power Glove! (35:00) Pathetic flailing simulator the Sega Activator is lovingly discussed next (57:00) followed by the Sony Eye Toy (1:07:00) and the first big motion control success, Babysitting Mama! On the Nintendo Wii! (1:12:00) For the last segment we try to capitalize on the success of the Wii with the Microsoft Kinect (1:30:00) and Playstation Move/PSVR and talk about what the future of motion controls will look like (1:59:00).


     


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    Music:


    Terminator Theme - Arnaldo Perez


    Daytona Match - Super Spike V'Ball


    Mario Kart Wii - Luigi Circuit

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Why Compile Is History's Greatest Shmup Developer

    Why Compile Is History's Greatest Shmup Developer

    Today Arnaldo and Paul are joined by Youtuber, Shmup Junkie, to talk about our favourite shmup video game developer, Compile! We start off the show getting to know Ilya and hear his recommendations for the best shmups for beginners (spoiler: not Battle Garegga) before moving on to the early history of Compile (23:00) and a chat about Caravan shooter competitions (29:30). Our first experiences with Compile games are up next (36:00) followed by talking about Compile's early efforts Zanac and The Guardian Legend (43:30). We cover Compile's bread and butter, Aleste, in detail (1:10:00) followed by fan favourites Blazing Lazers and Spriggan (1:41:30) and wrap things up with Compile's end as a shmup developer (2:03:00).


     


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    Music:


    Blazing Lazers - Intro and Area 1


    Power Strike - The Challenger


    GG Aleste 3 - Dogfighter

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Our Unusual Top Picks For Couch Co-op!

    Our Unusual Top Picks For Couch Co-op!

    Kelly, Arnaldo, Anthony, and Paul are working together toward a common goal today: talking about our top picks for couch co-op video games! After discussing odds on Mario carrying the torch in the upcoming olympics and our preferred co-op gaming partners, Anthony gets the ball rolling with A Way Out (19:00). Paul is up next with oft ported arcade oddball Gain Ground (35:00) followed by wizard abuse simulator, Trine (57:00). Kelly keeps the party going with Children Of Morta (1:07:00) and divorce lubricator Overcooked 2 (1:21:30) before Arnie brings it home with action packed split-screen Stardew Valley (1:31:30) and Guncon killer app Vampire Night (1:45:30)


     


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    Music:


    Sega Ages: Gain Ground - Origin, Awaken, Theme Of Heroes


    Children Of Morta - Soundtrack Of Love


    Stardew Valley - Winter (The Wind Can Be Still)

    • 1 hr 56 min
    What Have We Been Playing? Nier Replicant, Astro's Playroom, Cat Quest, and more!

    What Have We Been Playing? Nier Replicant, Astro's Playroom, Cat Quest, and more!

    Arnaldo, Kelly, and Paul are joined by special guest from the future, Luke (@lukelikesgames on Instagram!) to talk about what video games we've been playing lately. Kelly starts us off with Sayonara Wild Hearts (12:30) and Nier Replicant (27:00). Luke is up next with Astro's Playroom (37:00) and Maquette (49:30). Arnie chips in with Tearaway (1:04:30), Cat Quest (1:13:50) and Earthbound (1:26:15). Paul rounds things up with video game tire fire, Time And Eternity (1:34:00), and the conversation devolves into a chat about other bad games including Michigan: Report From Hell, Battle Construction Vehicles, and Fight Crab (1:48:30).


     


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    Music:


    Sayonara Wild Hearts - Fighting Hearts


    Astro's Playroom - SSD


    Spiderman: The Arcade Game - BGM2

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

thegamedoc ,

Always a pleasure

A delight to listen to these characters whether they're waxing nostalgic about game from their childhood and joking over hot takes, or deep diving into game design or developer portfolios, both indie, aaa, and beyond. If you want something to scratch that "informal and comfy, yet still knowledgable and researched", this is it.

Xodyak ,

A lot of fun

Great for retro gaming fans. The rotating hosts all have a lot of natural chemistry and are fun to listen to!

capgamer ,

Great for fans of classic (non-Nintendo) games

Fun, entertaining chats about games. Anti-Nintendo bias which IMO is fine.

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