Most gaming podcasts lately do the identical factor: spherical up the information and discuss in regards to the huge releases of the week. There may be 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 off-the-cuff participant who solely has time for a choose variety of video games a yr, the rationale you fell in love with this medium is that you simply beloved one recreation first. We wish to put the main target again on a few of our favourite franchises, discover how they modified through the years, and study 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 study one recreation in that sequence (beginning with the primary entry), speak about its lore, manufacturing historical past, and the affect it left on those that performed it.
There is not any scarcity of nice trade franchises we hope to cowl: God of Battle, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Doom, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and many others. Nonetheless, 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 Sport Boy? Or that she was initially named after the legendary Soccer/Soccer legend Pele? Or that Metroid Fusion is the one recreation within the sequence that may be accomplished with an merchandise assortment share of zero?
Be a part of hosts Ben Reeves, Marcus Stewart, and a set of rotating company as we study your favourite gaming franchises. New episodes drop each Saturday, beginning on October 16. It will be a wild journey.
For extra Sport Informer podcasts, remember to take a look at the GI Present, which covers weekly information and all the small print on the massive recreation releases, and All Issues Nintendo with host Brian Shea which deep dives into Nintendo’s library of video games each week.