A Gamer Looks At 40

A Gamer Looks At 40

An exploration of the history of video games told through the stories of the every day people who lived it. Join me along with a rotating cast of friends, family, gaming journalists, and industry types as we share personal recollections from the last thirty years of gaming, one story at a time. 

Featured Episodes

Ep 98 - Final Fantasy 1: An Enduring Saga (Part 2)
April 08, 2024
98
01:35:0865.36 MB

Ep 98 - Final Fantasy 1: An Enduring Saga (Part 2)

On Part 1 of our two part exploration of the original Final Fantasy, we talked intros and firs...

Ep 97 - Final Fantasy 1: An Enduring Saga (Part 1)
April 01, 2024
97
01:35:3765.7 MB

Ep 97 - Final Fantasy 1: An Enduring Saga (Part 1)

When Final Fantasy hit North American shores in 1990, it sparked an RPG revolution in the West...

Ep 96 - Final Fantasy Distant Worlds w/composer Arnie Roth
March 25, 2024
96
00:42:0528.95 MB

Ep 96 - Final Fantasy Distant Worlds w/composer Arnie Roth

Outside of The Legenda of Zelda, no videogame franchise is more closely tied to music than Fin...

Tales From the Bargain Bin #18 - LJN Marvel NES Games
March 18, 202400:51:4735.62 MB

Tales From the Bargain Bin #18 - LJN Marvel NES Games

LJN The name alone brings shockwaves of terror to retro gamers everywhere. But what was it lik...

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I’m long overdue

Oh hey, you can finally write a review from the app instead of having to log in on your computer. WHAT A CONCEPT. Anyway, that means it’s time for me to finally write a review for this amazing show. As a follower of video game history it’s easy to fall prey to the revisionist histories you see in hot take articles or Y...

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Thoughtful and delightful introspection

I found out about Bill’s podcast thanks to Twitter. I have had the pleasure of guesting on his show to discuss EarthBound, and he is as kind and warm “in person” as he is hosting the show. I am thankful for his interview style. He lets his guests travel along in the conversation and lets listeners really get to know ...

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Don’t Sleep On This One, Folks

A Gamer Looks At 40 has become one of my favorite podcasts. It’s like poring over a family photo album in podcast form. A totem of treasured gaming memories from the people who lived them. Bill’s ability to guide us through a collection of memories from a varied cast of guests that all bring different perspectives is t...

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