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The Switch Sovryn Pro (Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0396)

July 13th, 2021

It's time for another Gaming Grid special! Nintendo has announced the their newest iteration of the Nintendo Switch family...but is it worth getting excited about? Or should you take your old switch and start playing with Sovryn Power? Listen in!

 

SHOW NOTES:

--"Nintendo Switch OLED Specs" Link: https://bit.ly/2Ua73fz 

--"10000mAh Battery Charger Case for Switch" Link: https://amzn.to/3yTLuyF 

--"Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro" Link: https://amzn.to/3r5rwyn 

--"Hyperkin RetroN S64 Console Dock for Switch" Link: https://amzn.to/2T65kr8 

--"RREAKA USB Type C to HDMI Digital AV Multiport Hub" Link: https://amzn.to/2VCTciq 

--"Hori Nintendo Switch Wired Internet LAN Adapter" Link: https://amzn.to/3wAC0Xp 

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How It’s Done: Nintendo E3 2021 (Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0391)

June 21st, 2021

WOO! The aftermath of Stink3...I mean E3 2021 is upon us! And Dr. Brian Sovryn has some thoughts (that's putting it mildly)! Get ready for the agony and the ecstasy in this event wrap-up as only the Man of Tomorrow can deliver. Listen in!

 

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Sovryn Top 8: Gaming Soundtrack Greatness (Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0387)

May 18th, 2021
WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re covering the entirety of gaming history with the greatest video game soundtracks of all time! And Dr. Sovryn even tells you where to get them! Because we could all use a little more music and fun in our lives. Listen in!
 

1. Star Fox (1993) - Takaya Imamura

2. The Legend of Zelda (1986) - Koji Kondo

3. Mega Man 3 (1990) - Yasuaki Fujita, Harumi Fujita

4. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) - Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer

5. Doom (1993) - Robert Prince

6. Final Fantasy VIII (1999) - Nobuo Uematsu

7. Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998) - Saori Kobayashi, Mariko Nanba

8. Soul Blade / Soul Edge (1995-97) - Masumi Itō

 
APPENDIX:
"Video Game Music" Link: https://downloads.khinsider.com/ 
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Sovryn Top 8: 386 Experiences (Zomia ONE Underground EP. 0386)

May 8th, 2021

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re going back nearly 30 years...to celebrate the era of 386DX PC gaming! The greatest games that can only be called "experiences," this is going to take you on a ride through memory lane that is a road you never should have turned off from. Listen in to find out what you should be playing right now from an absolute golden era...and some classic Doc Sovryn cultural commentary to boot!

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Sovryn Top 8: The Living Dreamcast (Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0379)

January 8th, 2021

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for the next decade the greatest Sega Dreamcast games of all time...along with theories about why the system failed, and why you should still have it in your collection today! A relic of the gaming past no longer! And it was requested by you, the listeners!

  1. SoulCalibur
  2. Heavy Metal: Geomatrix
  3. Jet Grind Radio
  4. Project Justice
  5. Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles
  6. Virtua Fighter 3tb
  7. Seaman
  8. Sega GT

 

APPENDIX:

--"Terraonion MODE" Link: https://terraonion.com/ 

--"Lazer Bear Industries" Link: https://laserbear.net/ 

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Sovryn Top 8: The Sega Saturn at 25 (Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0377)

December 13th, 2020

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for 2020 and beyond the greatest Sega Saturn games of all time...along with all the tips and tricks about how to get this system into your hands with pure class! A relic of the gaming past no longer! And it was requested by you, the listeners!

  1. Panzer Dragoon Saga
  2. Shining Force III
  3. Shinobi Legions 
  4. Virtua Fighter Remix
  5. Assault Suit Leynos 2
  6. Saturn Bomberman
  7. Tempest 2000
  8. Virtual On: Cyber Troopers Net Edition

APPENDIX:

--"Terraonion MODE" Link: https://terraonion.com/ 

--"Lazer Bear Industries" Link: https://laserbear.net/ 

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Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0372: “Sovryn Top 8: Now You’re Playing with Android Power”

November 1st, 2020

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for 2020 and beyond the greatest Android games of all time...and who knew there even were good games on smartphones? Well, it turns out, there are! Requested by you, the listeners!

1. Risk

2. Plague, Inc.

3. Riptide GP Renegade

4. Chess by AI Factory Limited

5. Missile Command Redux

6. Part Time UFO

7. The Astonishing

8. Rebel Inc.

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Zomia ONE Underground Ep. 0371: “Sovryn Top 8: N64, U64, Everything64”

October 19th, 2020

WOO! Time for another Sovryn Top 8! And this time we’re updating for 2020 and beyond the greatest Nintendo 64 games of all time...and you've gotta listen to it for all the surprises...and we don't just mean the games. Requested by you, the listeners!

  1. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  2. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  3. San Francisco Rush 2049
  4. Perfect Dark
  5. Doom 64
  6. WWF No Mercy
  7. Sin and Punishment
  8. Conker's Bad Fur Day

 

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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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