Most gaming podcasts lately do the identical factor: spherical up the information and discuss concerning the huge releases of the week. There’s nothing improper with that, however our love of video games is not tied to a launch schedule. Whether or not you are a hardcore fan or an informal participant who solely has time for a choose variety of video games a yr, the explanation you fell in love with this medium is that you just liked one sport first. We need to put the main target again on a few of our favourite franchises, discover how they modified through the years, and look at why they left a mark on the trade.
Video Gameography is a serialized podcast. Every season we’ll discover a brand new franchise and why it is important. In each episode, we’ll look at one sport in that sequence (beginning with the primary entry), speak about its lore, manufacturing historical past, and the influence it left on those that performed it.
There is not any scarcity of nice trade franchises we hope to cowl: God of Conflict, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Doom, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and so on. Nevertheless, our first season zooms in on Nintendo’s iconic Metroid franchise. Do you know that Samus’ iconic huge shoulder design was a results of the restrictions of the Recreation Boy? Or that she was initially named after the legendary Soccer/Soccer legend Pele? Or that Metroid Fusion is the one sport within the sequence that may be accomplished with an merchandise assortment proportion of zero?
Be part of hosts Ben Reeves, Marcus Stewart, and a set of rotating visitors as we look at your favourite gaming franchises. New episodes drop each Saturday, beginning on October 16. It is going to be a wild experience.
For extra Recreation Informer podcasts, make sure you take a look at the GI Present, which covers weekly information and all the main points on the large sport releases, and All Issues Nintendo with host Brian Shea which deep dives into Nintendo’s library of video games each week.