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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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?

 

 

Child's Play : http://childsplaycharity.org/
Desert Bus for Hope : https://desertbus.org/
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What is Desert Bus For Hope? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvU3KXtOg8Q
What is Child's Play? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGrvnSdRVug

The Nintendo SNES could not have happened without Sony.  The Sony Playstation is direct attributable to the actions of Nintendo.  Between these 2 events they made a console together, but you've never played it.  Just what in the hell happened there and how did the vision of one Japanese engineer give gaming it's most recognisible hardware brand?

 

Meanwhile our top scoring game is a Mario game that's not a platformer and doesn't start Mario and the lowest is a game even more past it than the man whose licence it carries.

 

 

Sega Mega Drive Mini Part 4

Posted on 27th September, 2019

And the final part. You now have all the information you need to make good life choices when you all buy a Mega Drive Mini next week.

Spoiler : The good life choices involve playing any game with "Street" in the title.

 

 

 

Sega Mega Drive Mini Part 3

Posted on 20th September, 2019

It's Friday so you know what time it is! (for the last 2 Fridays and next Friday anyway)

 

It's part 3 of the attempt to look at every game on the forthcoming Mega Drive Mini.

 

This video covers from Mega Man : The Wily Wars up until Space Harrier 2.

 

 

Sega Mega Drive Mini Part 2

Posted on 13th September, 2019

The 2nd bit of a marathon.

 

Leading up to the Euro launch of the Mega Drive Mini I play all 42 games over 4 bitesize parts in order to answer one question only "Which should you be playing when you get it?"

 

 

Yesterzine doesn't care if a game was good then, it cares if it's good now and there's some that have very much traveled in the wrong direction.

 

Part 2 covers Dynamite Headdy to Light Crusader.