In the 80's and 90's, the video game console wars were just starting. Nintendo versus Sega. The Famicom/NES versus the Master System, the Super Nintendo versus the Genesis.

But that's not what we're covering this episode - no, this time around, we're talking about portable power! 

The Gameboy, the Game Gear, Lynx, Nokia Sidekick and more - they were the idea of what every kid wanted - the opportunity to play their favorite titles, from Sonic to Metroid to California Games and more.

This week, Neil Purcell from Neil's Classic Gaming joins Mike and I in discussing classic handhelds, from the many iterations of the Gameboy to Sega's journeys and even the Playstation Portable. Listen in, and feel free to comment if you get any itching of nostalgia!

Direct download: Retro_Handhelds.mp3
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21 years ago, in the mid 90's, we were brought a film that told us to "Damn the Man, Save the Empire!"

Ethan Embry, Anthony LaPaglia, Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger? They were names that basically had their careers launched by this film, about a day in the life of an indie record store...Yes kids, those giant things that looked like CDs, they were sold then.

I'm still not sure of everything going on - the film was somewhat disjointed, but I can understand its cult status because of the music, the bands (Dishwalla, Gwar, and more) were the hidden gems of this film.

Listen to Mike and I as we discuss an old school film from our generation that covers dying or dead stores, like Tower Records, Warehouse, Sam Goody, and more. Listen as we talk about the 1995 film, Empire Records.

Direct download: Empire_Records.mp3
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