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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 Go was not a magazine you could buy but was still very popular. As the only really successful handheld only magazine it was there as the portable gaming device came of age and there were 4 formats covered in this issue.

 

Our reviews though come from the original Nintendo Game Boy. With a licenced platformer whose pedigree is incredibly promising and an arcade classic that somehow contrived to be the gaming hell...

 

Also, did you know the Nintendo Game Boy only exists because of an American board game manufacturer? You will.

 

 

 

It's series 3!

 

 

 

In the series 3 premiere we look at EMAP's famous The One Amiga again except this time... it's not.  This issue is published by Maverick Magazines, the Vampire publisher and the cover feature charts the rapid decline of a once proud magazine.

 

But while we wait for that, we look at the Amiga's most unsubtle attempt to "do" Doom and and an extreme sports sim whose major problem is everything outside the extreme sportsing.

Yesterzine - Corrections Special

Posted on 21st February, 2020

So it turns out I'm not perfect.  Over the first year of Yesterzine I've apparently made a few minor bloopers and one absolute whopper.

 

So with series 3 on the horizon, it's time to set right some wrongs.

 

 

And we reach the finale!

 

In "The Now Years" we look at where the key people from DSI ended up, including how DSI founder Don Mattrick managed to become the most notorious man in gaming.

 

 

Reaching Endgame.

 

In Part 4 of "The Biggest Games Developer you've never heard of", Distinctive Software become EA Canada and go on to create 2 of the top 10 best selling video game series of all time...

 

 

In Part 3 DSI are homeless, destined to wonder the desert making ports and original driving games for various publishers, some more famous than others.  Will they find a new forever home? Find out in "The Wilderness Years"...

 

 

In Part 2, DSI are ready to unleash their first break through hit.  But it would start a chain of events that would eventually see a messy split with the publisher they called home.

 

Well they probably called them "Accolade" like everyone else but you get the point.

 

Find out how that happened in Part 2, The Test Drive Years.

 

 

Distinctive Software is a name you probably won't recognise but they were founded by one of the most notorious people in the industry and by some measures are now the biggest game developer on the planet. If you're posting on rllmuk you've played many of their games.  If you're breathing you've heard of at least 1.  Their games have been in movies, one of them has become a movie.  Their influence extends to most parts of the gaming industry.

 

Over 5 weeks I follow how they got from two blokes working in a computer shop in Canada to global games domination and the creation of 3 of the most famous game series on the planet.

 

 

Yesterzine 12 - "Elon's a busy man"

Posted on 25th December, 2019

It's the season 2 finale and we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Playstation by doing a PC Mag.

 

I am such a bellend. There is a Playstation in it though. Plus we find out what Charlie Brooker thought of Elon Musk in 1995.

 

 

But since we're already here we take a look at the genesis of one of the all time standout series in gaming, discover how the PC became the power gamer's system of choice and somehow find ourselves playing yet ANOTHER interactive movie.  But how many times in your life are you going to see Charlie Brooker review Elon Musk?

Christmas Special 2019

Posted on 25th December, 2019

If you've had enough of the family, take a 6 minute break to discover Bullfrog's least well known game!