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Victor Lucas Discusses Electric Playground Classic Episodes

Victor Lucas joined us this week to discuss Electric Playground! Every Saturday morning, many of us would tune into the iconic show by Victor and his team, hoping to one day enter the video games industry. Now, we're discussing the legacy of the show Victor created in 1997 and how now is the perfect time to launch this massicve endeavour of bringing back Electric Playground Classic. Watch episodes live weekly beginning on March 23 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET on YouTube.com/EPNtv (0:00) Intro with Victor Lucas (1:50) Electric Playground Classic announcement (5:30) Partnering with the University of Toronto Mississauga (6:42) The impact of speaking with game developers (18:06) Showing the human side of game development in 2024 (23:18) The state of games media (40:46) Having fun covering games (45:25) Pushback against AI (46:45) Canada’s place in the games industry (53:44) Outro Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.consolecreatures.com⁠⁠ ⁠ Like and follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @ConsoleCreature YouTube: ⁠⁠⁠@ConsoleCreatures⁠⁠⁠ Facebook: @RealConsoleCreature Instagram: @ConsoleCreatures Threads: @consolecreatures Bluesky: @consolecreatures.bsky.social

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Phiidyn70d ago

Victor’s love of video games is a reminder for all of us to have fun.

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N64: Recompiled — Creating Native PC Ports Is A Godsend For Game Preservation

"In a time when companies don't care about preserving games, I have high respect for the creators of projects like N64: Recompiled." - Hanzala from eXputer.

gold_drake1d 8h ago

it is, i might be finally able to play Snowboard kids 1 full screen ha.

purple10111h ago

il beat you to the ski-lift,

framerate on snowboard kids was shocking, do you remember./?

talking of shocking framerate and kart racers style games,
Sony had a gem on ps3, with 'Modnation Racers' but again, framerate was so terrible, still fun though, indeed, when is drifting sideways not fun, the answer is never. we have not seen enough of that game, technically some people made race tracks/games in dreams and little big planet etc, but its just not the same,!!! grrrrr

morning rant over.

here, relive some ,memories. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

itBourne9h ago

The load time on ModNation where also excruciatingly long... But man oh man I wish that game took off more, so much fun! Could turn off garbage rubber banding, I had karts with 100's of stickers to design some crazy cool stuff, custom tracks. Fantastic undeappreciated game

gold_drake5h ago

SK1 had a fairly good framerate. sk2 maybe not so much ha

Redgrave5h ago

Some food for thought:

Would you donate your physical copy of a really rare/expensive cartridge (Conkers's BFD, Bomberman 64 Second Attack, Ogre Battle 64, the two Castlevania titles, etc) to those managing this project for the greater good of getting them preserved online for all to experience at some point?

UltimateOwnage5h ago

As long as it meant they never took money from Patreon and invited a DMCA takedown / lawsuit by Nintendo to take it all away. After seeing the whole debacle with Yuzu I now question how long any of these teams can maintain game preservation efforts through emulator development, or otherwise.

franwex1h ago

I mean. They may borrow them…

Inverno4h ago

The snippet of ray tracing at the end of the og trailer was low-key amazing. I found out thanks to Nerrel who also made a texture pack for MM, and i can't wait to see how much more great this game will be in the near future. With model swaps, ray tracing, retextures, and a more quicker process than decompilation, it's gonna bring new life to N64 games.

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How EA & Xbox Are Defining Gaming's Bleak Future

Xbox and EA have recently made baffling moves that define how bleak the future of the gaming industry is with major companies at the helm. Ryan Bates from "Last Word on Gaming" posits in this op-ed that maybe it's not ineptitude, but intention.

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Profchaos3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Name someone that isn't trying to look us these days maybe cdpr.

Take two, ubi and yes even PlayStation are pushing us to own nothing and be happy with our live service ad injected games on a sub so they can raise prices at will and take access away when they see fit.

If it keeps up I'll be a full time retro gamer and this industry will be crashing hard

As rediculas as it sounds we need government reforms to defend consumer rights

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XCOM's Jake Solomon Q&A - Building a Narrative-Driven Life Sim Game at Midsummer Studios

XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns director Jake Solomon has founded a new studio to make a life sim game. Here's a new interview with him.

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