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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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!




Yesterzine 11 : "3DOh no!"

Posted on 22nd November, 2019

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Saturn today!


So here's a show about  the 3DO.  It's this kind of top quality click bait that got me where I am today.



But this is a show about late era 3DO as we experience both a machine and magazine in sharp decline clutching at any straws that might indicate the machine, and thus the magazine may actually have a future.


The Gaming Heaven is a simulation of that most high level of famous football tournaments, the Olympics.  The Gaming Hell is one the 3DO's few sequels and just as few console exclusives.  But how lucky are we it stayed there.


Fundamentally though this is a story about launching a format while not being one of the big names.  But while also being a big name.  And a lament to the variety we lost.

Penn, Teller and The Desert Bus for Hope

Posted on 6th November, 2019

In 1995 Penn and Teller wrote a game.  It was never released.

But by 2019, that game had raised $5million for children in hospitals.

How did that happen? What would a Penn and Teller game even be like? And how can you help them raise the next $5million?



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