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Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0369: “Plumbers of Fire: A Mario 35th Anniversary Conversation”

September 16th, 2020

A small celebration of Nintendo’s Mario for his 35th Anniversary on Sovryn Tech for a special Gaming Grid! Dr. Brian Sovryn covers the latest announcements for the anniversary, the interesting releases, as well as a special Sovryn Top 8 covering nothing but Mario games! It’s a fun time discussing the company that has put more smiles on faces than perhaps any other: Nintendo! Listen in!

APPENDIX:

--"Mario 35th Anniversary Announcements” Link: https://bit.ly/2RviKZw

--“Emulation Concerns Around Super Mario 3D All-Stars” Link: https://youtu.be/BgK4siZzepI

Top 8 Mario Games of All-Time

  1. Super Mario Land
  2. Super Mario Bros.
  3. Super Mario Bros. 3
  4. Super Mario 64 DS
  5. Super Mario Bros. Lost Levels
  6. Dr. Mario
  7. Super Mario Maker 2
  8. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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Zomia One Underground Ep. 0367: “Sovryn Top 8: GameCube at its Finest”

August 20th, 2020

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for 2020 and beyond the greatest GameCube games of all time...and there are some things on this list you wouldn't expect, and you won't believe some of Dr. Brian Sovryn's opinions on...dunh dunh dunhhhh...Zelda! And it was requested by you, the listeners!

  1. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II & III (Rogue Leader/Rebel Strike)
  2. Skies of Arcadia Legends
  3. Super Mario Sunshine
  4. Wave Race Blue Storm
  5. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requim
  6. Soulcalibur II
  7. The Resident Evil Series
  8. Enter the Matrix

 

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Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0366: “The Complete Guide to PS2 Gaming in 2020”

August 4th, 2020

WOO! Time for another Gaming Grid special! This is a deep breakdown of how to rock a Playstation 2 (and play those precious PSone games, too) in 2020! Loaded with hard-earned tips on how to collect, burn properly, and play one of the greatest game libraries of all-time, this is a special not to be missed if you’re into retro gaming! There’s also a little conversation around the recent reveals for the Analogue Pocket…and maybe why you shouldn’t pick one up…but anyways…. Make sure you go through the shownotes on this one, there’s a lot on offer. Listen in!

OPENING AUDIO: Soul Blade Theme

APPENDIX:

--“PS2 Game Burning Software Kit” Link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/yx2r3fazc4q6pog/PS2+Burning+Kit.zip/file

--"7-Zip Extraction Tool" Link: https://www.7-zip.org/

--“Free McBoot” Link: https://bit.ly/3ftC8iU

--“How To Fake A Closed Optical Drive” Link: https://youtu.be/5N-nniLjnGg

--“How To Burn CD-based PS2 Games” Link: https://youtu.be/Q9_IF28b6sc

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Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0365: “Sovryn Top 8: Nintendo DS without the ‘i’”

July 22nd, 2020

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for 2020 and beyond the Nintendo DS Top 8 Games of All-Time! One largest game libraries in history (no DSiWare here, folks), and unique controls, it was time to talk about this venerable system once more. And it was requested by you, the listeners!

  1. Super Mario 64 DS
  2. Contra 4
  3. Metroid Prime Hunters
  4. Kirby Super Star Ultra
  5. Infinite Space
  6. StarFox Command
  7. Yoshi’s Island DS
  8. New Super Mario Bros.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Castlevania Trilogy: Order of Ecclesia, Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin

Chrono Trigger

Super Princess Peach

Dragon Quest 4-6

Retro Game Challenge 1&2

Mario Karat DS

Intellivision Lives! DS

The World Ends with You

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

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The Gaming Grid 0017: “Fury of Ions”

December 29th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the release of Mega Man Zero/ZX for new consoles delayed until February (https://bit.ly/35XHYVX), the new games released for Switch Online () New Super Mario Land for SNES is out (https://bit.ly/2MAqaIV), Sega Genesis Mini ROMs are out, the Ion Fury scandal (https://bit.ly/32kHcjH, https://bit.ly/2Lge4mB)! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0016: “Post-PC Gaming”

October 30th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the death of Kotaku, Archive.org adding thousands of DOS games to play online (https://bit.ly/2JCfxUh), Capcom Home Arcade news, a Switch update, and a not-so-casual conversation about the death of PC gaming...thanks to Windows 10. Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0015: “Switch Lite Edition”

September 27th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn reviews the mobile release of Mario Kart Tour...and his full review of the Nintendo Switch Lite! And he talks about why didn’t get the Sega Genesis Mini! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0014: “FU FTP”

August 6th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the Playstation Classic’s new price (https://bit.ly/2GTdjia), the release of WWE 2k20 and what it means for Windows PCs (https://2kgam.es/2YLAzVs), the Switch Lite is up for pre-order in the US, the 3DS is apparently (still) dead (https://bit.ly/2MJjeds), Square Enix dropping mobile games (https://bit.ly/2GQy4uB), and an interesting list of console games from the 90s you (supposedly) must play! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0013: “TurboGrafx-16 FTW”

July 20th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the full release info for the TurboGrafx-16 mini (https://bit.ly/2NRJaW8), the MegaSD (https://bit.ly/2JWwCHN), and updated Switch with better battery life! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0012: “Lite Switch”

July 10th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the release of Dr. Mario World on iOS and Android, more Google Stadio news (http://bit.ly/2XUKADg), and Nintendo’s announcement of the portable-centric Switch Lite (https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare/)! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0011: “Not E3…C64″

June 25th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the physical release of John Romero’s new DOOM levels Sigil (https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il), a THEC64 full-size release update is here and you can even pre-order in some countries (http://bit.ly/2RDiRRV), Intellivision Amico news from E3 (http://bit.ly/2ZMAd1G), Konami’s TurboGFX-16 Mini (http://bit.ly/2XzIbh5), Nintendo at E3, and a slew of Google Stadia details (http://bit.ly/2Yc8IhF). Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0010: “The Quest for Genesis”

June 6th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the release of John Romero’s new DOOM levels Sigil (https://www.romerogames.ie/si6il), a THEC64 full-size release update (http://bit.ly/2wD7Ruh), the SNES version of Gradius III has finally been fixed (http://bit.ly/2WJMW7q), we finally have the full list of Sega Genesis Mini games...and accessories(!) (http://bit.ly/31dU0bJ, http://bit.ly/2Kw6ZiZ), and a guest review by Jay Curios of the Oculus Quest. Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0009: “PC Gaming is Not Dead”

May 10th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about the platform release of Dwarf Fortress, the re-release of classic FPS Blood (http://bit.ly/2WzBA2u), “PC Gaming is Dead” again (http://bit.ly/2PXqKRc), a $2700 retro console is out there (http://bit.ly/2VOqBVO), and the Oculus Quest has official details on release (http://bit.ly/307zfhf). Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0008: “Capcom, Sega, iOS, and PS5…Who Wins?”

April 20th, 2019

The Gaming Grid is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on The Gaming Grid! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about Apple’s gaming plans (http://bit.ly/2KOIcbF), TWO new retro consoles (http://bit.ly/2Vgm1zg, http://bit.ly/2Pn13ct), and PS5 news (http://bit.ly/2DqSjgP). Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0007: “The Dent in the Universe Known as Stadia”

March 24th, 2019

GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Man of Tomorrow is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, Brian Sovryn talks about...Google’s entry into gaming with Stadia (http://bit.ly/2HReFLw) and how it’s going to literally change...everything. And that’s all! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0006: “Video Game Crash 2.0″

March 14th, 2019

GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Golden Stallion is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, the Man of Tomorrow talks about...well..Marvel for a second...then Microsoft’s plans to become the “Netflix of Gaming” (https://bit.ly/2VlCBdt, https://bit.ly/2GOdgpb), the gaming industry getting ready for the next “crash,” and GOG laying off team members en masse (https://bit.ly/2VmsHZa)! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0005: “The New Minus World”

March 14th, 2019

THE NEW SERIES CONTINUES! GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Golden Stallion is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, the Man of Tomorrow talks about Nintendo getting out of the console business (https://bit.ly/2Fix0Ay), the hidden “Minus World” in “The Legend of Zelda” (https://bit.ly/2TH1zmQ), Slightly Mad Studios developing a home console (https://bit.ly/2ADyelX), and the makers of THEC64 Mini announce a full size version of the retro console (https://bit.ly/2RKoRdY)! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0004: “MK 11, John Romero & The Donkey Kong ‘94 Review”

March 14th, 2019

THE NEW SERIES CONTINUES! GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Golden Stallion is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, the Man of Tomorrow talks about a new DOOM expansion pack release from John Romero (https://bit.ly/2PxpXVn), the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11 from Netherrealm Studios (https://bit.ly/2L0O4eD), and he reviews the 1994 Game Boy classic: Donkey Kong ‘94! And you haven't heard it talked about until you've heard Brian Sovryn talk about it! All the history! All the levels! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0003: “Playstation Classic Fiasco & The Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Review”

March 14th, 2019

THE NEW SERIES CONTINUES! GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Golden Stallion is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, the Man of Tomorrow talks about further flubs with the Playstation Classic, the release of the Neo Geo Mini Holiday Edition, and reviews the 1999 Game Boy Color classic: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe! And you haven't heard it talked about until you've heard Brian Sovryn talk about it! All the secrets! All the features! Listen in!

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The Gaming Grid 0002: “The C64 Mini Review”

March 14th, 2019

THE NEW SERIES CONTINUES! GameTalk is the real deal, talking classic games, present gaming news, and gaming culture at its finest! You're a nerd, the Golden Stallion is a nerd, and it's time to nerd out with him on GameTalk! WOOO!

In this episode, the Man of Tomorrow reviews a new entrant in the retro-console craze: The C64 Mini! That's right, the legendary Commodore64 is back! But is it worth getting? And has the magic been recaptured like on other retro-consoles? Listen in to find out!

 

APPENDIX:

--"Buy the C64 Mini" Link: https://amzn.to/2OMyA31

--"The C64 Official Website" Link: https://thec64.com

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