Yesterzine

Yesterzine is a show about games and how well they may or may not have aged, told through flicking through a different old gaming magazine every episode.

 

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What's on the Cart?

Posted on 14th May, 2021

I found a cheap Chinese knock-off cartridge on ebay promising 25 things I can't read and a movie whose game never reached the Mega Drive. I showed the listing to @super_quincy and he did the only sane thing, bought one too so we could discover it together.

 

You join us one Friday night as we boot them up for the first time blind...

 

 

 

Christmas 1988, the Spectrum at the height of its powers. But Sinclair under Amstrad is still Sinclair and the gun is pointed firmly at the foot. The Gaming Heaven is the final game of a legendary trilogy with a lot to live up to. The gaming hell is a forgotten twin stick shooter without the twin stick. Elsewhere the 3rd most famous Pepsi themed game turns licencing on its head.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4sD_ARhYYk

New Master System Games 2021

Posted on 30th April, 2021

When any youtuber talks about the last game for a system they are almost certainly lying to you.  Depending on where you live, the last "Master System game" was between 1989 and 1998.  But actually there's at least 10 new things for 2021 you can run on your Master System right now. Here they are...

 

 

 
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2Minds Publisher Showcase

Posted on 9th April, 2021

Us retro gamers play new games too, just sometimes they're on old systems.  4 excellent such games have been released recently on the Master System by French Publisher 2Minds.  So I called up fellow Master System fan @super_quincy and introduced him to them.

 

 

 
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CDs! The new thing! Unimaginable amounts of storage for your magazine cover disk which... we then realised we had no idea how to fill.  PC Format launched their cover CD in mid-1994, see how they put enough on it to justify the extra quid on the cover price. While we do that, enjoy a strategy gaming heaven whose demo fitted on 1/3rd of a floppy disk and a point and click gaming hell that serves as an instructional video in the worst possible way.

 

 

 

 

VR before VR...

Posted on 19th March, 2021

The Master System did full 3D three decades before VR was mainstream but recreating that experience now requires expensive custom glasses, 8 rare games cartridges and an early model of the machine.  Or, you could just watch Yesterzine with your common as dirt red/blue glasses...
 

 

 
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Yesterzine 26 - 2 of them are Brown - DCUK 4

Posted on 26th February, 2021

The next, next generation was here, but the Dreamcast was dead in under 2 years.  While we trying to work out just what the bloody hell happened, the gaming heaven is a very un-Dreamcast game and the Gaming Heaven is a legend in disguise.  And elsewhere, the most infamous magazine coverdisk of all time.

 

 

7 Reasons you bought the same game twice

Posted on 26th February, 2021

You own a lot of games.  You own a lot of games twice.  But you always have a good reason and if you can't think of one quick enough here's 7 reasons you've bought the same game twice... or more.

 

 

 

 
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Master System Most Expensive - with Bloggo's Pow

Posted on 26th February, 2021

What Master System games will cost you the most to add to your collection?  Here, using the assistance of @super_quincy and the CEX sale prices are the 5 Master System games that are the most expensive in the UK. Can any of them possibly be worth the money?

 

 

 

Yesterzine 25 - "Afterthought Alley" - OPM 1

Posted on 26th February, 2021

The most important video game system launch of all time. Gaming's once and forever mainstream breakthrough. But as the Playstation hit the UK in late 1995 were the games there? And when are 9 Demos not 9 demos?