Did you know… just before he got his gig presenting Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson was a video game journalist/reviewer? Well this episode of GYCW, I take a look at his short lived career in the world of vidya.
Our celebration of the art of this wonderful book continues. Over the last few weeks we have looked at the Babylonian Mythos, American Mythos, the Arthurian Heroes and the Celtic Mythos, today I would like to show you the art from the amazing section, Central American Mythos.
I ran an adventure as a DM that borrowed heavily from this section with a group of elf, dwarf and gnome adventurers finding themselves in a human dominated Central American mythos-based world. I didn’t know a ton about the history or even the mythology outside of “Deities and Demigods”, but I used my imagination and popular culture to fill in the blanks. It would become a very memorable set of adventures and one that the survivors would talk about for years afterwards.
So now, lets take a look at the art that inspired these adventures…
When I picture Magnum, P.I. as an animated series, which I do a lot more often than you might expect, I tend to visualize a lush style with vivid colors and details actions. That being said, I kind of like this sparser look that Pat McMullen has used in his ode to one of the greatest shows in TV history. His take on Higgens, with his tiny downturned mouth is PERFECT and I loved how toy-like the cart and helicopter look.
This brilliant and award-winning ad is new to me (thanks internet) and captures the wonderful music and break dancing trend that I thought might never end in the mid-eighties. This ad is guaranteed to make you want to pop, lock and drink Pepsi.
Welcome back friends to the Retro Radio Memories podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will briefly discuss a classic old time radio show before sharing said program with you listeners. This week we present a fun episode from the 1936 Popeye radio series entitled “Popeye Meets Robin Hood”!
If you have any suggestions for radio programs you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook of course. The Projectionist may be reached at https://www.facebook.com/projectionist.haunteddrivein if you have any comments or questions for the shadowy cinephile from Haddonfield.
Welcome friends to the third episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to work at the Arkadia Retrocade. This episode I discuss 1989’s Hack and Slash classic, Golden Axe. I am also joined on this show for an interview segment by my good friend and co-worker at the arcade, Andy Pickle!
If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by “Liking” their Facebook Page!
For more info on the film clips that were used in Golden Axe, make sure to check out the Retroist’s post from back in November of 2014!
I have taken a break from the “specials” format of the podcast recently, but I put 3 on the schedule for this year and I am looking for folks who might want to participate. To participate you will need:
- The ability to record yourself speaking and a decent microphone to do it on
- A story to tell about yourself that you are willing to share with a bunch of people
- Joy in nostalgia
Two of these specials will be related to upcoming holidays, while the other will be more general interest. If you submit a recorded segment, I cannot guarantee I will use it, but I will try to spell out exactly the format and tone before you record to reduce the likelihood of this occurring. If you are interested please email me at email@example.com and tell me a little about yourself.