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Every week Binary Gamer will teach you something you didn't know about video games and video game culture. From lore, game mechanics, game theory, and the minds behind the games we love; prepare yourself to learn just a little more than you did about the games we love.
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The Series Finale: BGP Ep. 107
Congratulations Class. There is nothing more i can teach you for now. Thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.
April 15, 2019
Galaga: BGP Ep. 106
We have a shorter episode this week because there isn't too much to say about one of the greatest games ever made. Tony also talks about M.A.S.S Builder and how it has reawakened his love of mecha and his son's Rocket League rookie days. It's a good time! Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify: Twitch:
April 8, 2019
Call to Arms Charity Stream Re-Cap: BGP Ep. 105
After a marathon stream in support of's Call to Arms 2019 charity event Tony sits down to talk about playing Risk of Rain 2, Furi, and some others games. Thanks to everyone that came out and donated to the cause! Twitch: Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
April 1, 2019
The Stadia of Games: BGP Ep. 104
After being gone in a far off land (The Field. It wasn't that big a deal) Tony is back to talk about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Google Stadia. What does the future of online gaming hold? We're not sure, but we're gonna find out!  Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
March 25, 2019
Interview with Stephen Machuga of Stack-Up: BGP Ep. 104
In this special interview Tony sits down with Stack-Up CEO and Founder Stephen Machuga to talk about their mission and how Stack-Up is helping veterans from all branches of the military through the power of gaming. If you want to support Stack-Up head to to make a difference in a veteran's life.  Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
March 18, 2019
From Wolfenstein to Halo: BGP Ep. 103
 Tony sits down to discuss First Person Shooters and how early games like Wolfenstein 3D, Golden Eye 007, and Halo shaped the genre and how modern shooters carry on the legacy.  Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
March 11, 2019
Gotta Catch Em All: BGP Ep. 102
This week Tony sits down with the class to discuss the Pokemon franchise and how it's simple design has informed the basis of RPG's since 1996. Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
March 4, 2019
Rock of Ages: BGP Ep. 101
This week Tony sits down to discuss some of the most memorable songs in video games. From Bloody Tears to The Song of Storms and a few other bangers, Tony brings us back to simpler times with a few classic songs from some classic games. Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord: Spotify:
February 25, 2019
100th Episode Special: BGP Ep. 100
We made it to 100 episodes! Thank you all very much. Listen as Tony talks the history of Binary Gamer, takes some questions, talks about highlights and great moments and the plans and hopes for Binary Gamer's future. The train can't stop and it won't stop. Class is in Session! YT: Twitter: @BG_PodcastCrew   Discord: Instagram:  Facebook: 
February 18, 2019
The Communities That Made Us: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 99
This week Tony sits down to talk about the online ecosystems that shaped us as gamers, as well as get hyped for episode 100 of the Binary Gamer Podcast!  Twitter: @BG_PodcastCrew YT: Discord: Instagram: Facebook:
February 11, 2019
Madden Football and Goodbye to the Wii Shop Channel: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 98
Super Bowl 53 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't still talk about football video games! We also bid a sad farewell to the catchiest music in the world with the Wii Shop Channel going away forever. Watch live at YouTube: Facebook:
February 4, 2019
DBFZ Season 2 and Essential Gaming Literature: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 97
This week Tony sits down to talk about the Dragonball FighterZ World Tour Finals and the announcements that came from the Season 2 reveal trailer as well as a list of amazing books that every person that considers themselves a lover of video games should read. From the Hyrule Historia to Console Wars there has never been a better time to be a advid reader and a gamer!  -- Watch live at
January 28, 2019
Gaming as a Parent and the Online Landscape: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 96
This week Tony sits down to talk about gaming as a parent and how the internet scares the crap out of him because he has kids! We also discuss gaming solo vs online gaming and how it can sometimes lead to a bad experience. Watch live at Twitter:@IFlippaDaSwitch
January 21, 2019
Sim City Rediscovered and Bungie Leaves with Their Ball: BGP Ep. 95
After a long and glorious holiday break Tony sits down to talk about Kia entering the Esports arena, Bungie leaving Activision Blizzard and taking Destiny with them, and the rediscovery of a classic that could have been lost to time. It's 2019! Let's play some games! Check out the Article here: Intro/Outro Song by Kurt Schoenberger Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
January 14, 2019
Capcom Cup 2018 and Happy New Year from Binary Gamer: BGP Ep. 94
Tony closes out the year with a recap of the Capcom Cup, concluding this years Capcom Pro Tour. With a new season announcement and a great tournament behind us Binary Gamer closes out the year with some thanks and hopes for the coming year. Happy holidays and Happy New Year from Binary Gamer! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch Music '8 Bit Seas!' Water Level Game Music by HeatleyBros
December 17, 2018
The 2018 Game Awards: BGP Ep. 93
After moving into a new house and getting things (mostly) set up, Tony is back to talk about the 2018 Game Awards and the announcements that happened during the awards ceremony. From Game of the Year to Best Fighting Game and many more categories 2018 was an amazing year for video games. Tony also discusses some of the game announcements that have him excited for next year.   Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
December 10, 2018
Starting at Ground Zero with StarCraft: BGP Ep. 92
We start the Esports Series off the right way with the granddaddy of competitive games: StarCraft. From it's Release by Blizzard in 1998 to it's boom in Korea and the darker days of game fixing; StarCraft has been around since the begining, and it's gonna be around for much longer still. Let's get this show on the road! Esports await! Twitter: @IFlippDaSwitch Music: 8 Bit Hero by The Heatly Bros
November 26, 2018
Esports and the Rise of Pro-Gaming-Prelude: BGP Ep. 91
This episode starts Tony down the path of the Road Warrior, that is to say a series of episodes covering Esports and Professional Gaming. From Evo and Dreamhack to the start of the Korean Star Craft scene and beyond Binary Gamer is going to take you on a wild ride as we learn the Past, Present, and maybe even the Future of Esports. Buckle up class. We're going on a field trip!
November 19, 2018
The Passing of Stan Lee: BGP Ep. 90
It is with a heavy heart that we talk about the passing of one of the greatest creative minds of all time: Stan Lee. From iconic characters like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men it's hard to imagine video games without the Marvel universe. Comic books have had a huge impact on video games, from early arcades and Atari to the current generation of hardware. Without visionarys like Stan Lee the world would be a much more boring and less colorful place. Thank you Sir. For everything you gave us. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
November 13, 2018
Let's Talk Tomba!(PS1-1998): BGP Ep. 89
We are back in full swing this week folks and that means we're ready to get back into the swing of things. This week Tony sit down to talk about Tomba, the action platform/rpg-lite/adventure game from Whoop Camp for the Sony PlayStation. From his pink hair to the hilarious characters and everything in between. Tony takes us over the finer points of why Tomba is a classic for the ages Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
November 4, 2018
Back in the States and Back on Track: BGP Ep. 88
We're finally back in America(YEA!). Tony takes us through his trails coming back from Korea and future plans for the podcast, as well as ideas for up coming episodes. It's time to get this show back on the road! It's good to be back. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
October 28, 2018
Saying Goodbye to Korea: BGP Ep. 87
As Tony's time in Korea draws to a close a quick word is probably the best option. It's been fun Korea, but it's time for Binary Gamer to head back home. See you all next week for another educational, and hopefully funny, episode of Binary Gamer! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitc
October 1, 2018
The PS1 Classic Shakes Things Up: BGP Ep. 86
Tony sits down to talk about the recently announced PS1 Classic Edition and spectulate on what games could come with the system as well as what the future of Classic Edition Consoles could mean for retro gaming and gaming in general. What console would you like to see brought back in a micro console form? Let Tony knon on Twitter. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
September 24, 2018
Anime is Anime for a Reason: BGP Ep. 85
Going more off script than usual Tony sits down to talk about live action adaptations of anime and how some shows or movies just shouldn't be made into live action productions. Most anime based off games are great, but what anime shows or movies could be transformed into great games that haven't already? It's about time we talked about it! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch            @BG_PodcastCastCrew
September 17, 2018
Phantasy Star Online: BGP Ep. 84
This week Tony sits down to talk more about teh Sea Dreamcast, but more specificly Sega's internet flaship Phantasy Star Online. PSO was a revolution in gaming that helped shapre what we know as online console gaming today, but we would be remise if we didn't think back on how tose days shaped us as gamers and how it shaped the gaming landscape of the future. Sega did alot of things wrong, but Phantasy Star Online was the right game at the right time. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
September 10, 2018
The Virtual Memory Unit: BGP Ep. 83
This week Tony sits down to talk about the Virtual Memory Unit or VMU, Sega's innovative and short lived memory card that brough new life to a part of gaming that had no life at all before: Memory Cards. The VMU did some amazing things. From raising our Choas to acting as a second screen for games like Power Stone and Rwesident Evil: Code Veronica; the VMU is a corner stone of gamings imaginative spirit. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
September 3, 2018
Let's Talk Shop a Little Bit: BGP Ep. 82
This week Tony sits down to chat about video production and the hurdles he's ran into recently. It's the classic story of Man vs Machine... only the machine is OBS and the man is Tony. So yeah... not off to a great start. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
August 27, 2018
EmuParadise is Changing: BGP Ep. 81
Tony sits down to talk about the expodential growth of Monster Hunter: World on PC and how things are looking very good for the franchise in the PC space. He also takes a hard look at the situation with EmuParadise and the future on games emulation. Does this signal the begining of the end or will this force a change in the games preservation scene? Only time will tell. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
August 20, 2018
Troubled Waters Over at IGN: BGP Ep. 80
This week Tony sits down to talk about Monster Hunter: World's release on PC and the troubles there, but more importantly to talk about the situation surrounding IGN and Boomstick Gaming. It's been a hectic week folks, buckle up! Boomstick Gaming's Video: Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
August 13, 2018
Dead Cells and Evo 2018: BGP Ep. 79
This week Tony sits down to talk about some new releases coming out in August, including Monster Hunter: World on PC. Tony also talks about the 1.0 release of Dead Cells on PC, PS4 and XboxOne (Go check it out!) and the standings and results of Evo 2018. Also, go and check out Dr. Sparkles over on YouTube at the Chrontendo channel. It's informative and pretty witty. Chrontendo: Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
August 7, 2018
Taking A Second Pass on No Man's Sky: BGP Ep. 78
This week we take another dive into the wild blue yonder in No Man's Sky Next to see what's new in the cosmos. As well as talk a bit about Magic the Gathering: Arena and the card game addiction slowly consuming his free time. (Help me) Did Tony find a black hole? Discover a new star? Marry an alien life form? All of these things and more. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch   8 Bit Space Groove! by HeatleyBros iTunes : Spotify: License: Twitter: Facebook:
July 30, 2018
What Does Metagame Mean?: BGP Ep. 77
Tony sits down to talk about sweet table slides in the newest update to Enter the Gungeon and jumping back into Collectable Trading Card Games with Magic the Gathering: Arena. This weeks topic brings us to a very important question in the world of games: What is the Metagame? How does Metagaming effect the games we play? How does it effect competitive gaming in things like Street Fighter V, DOTA 2, or Hearthstone? Is a game that doesn't change it's meta die on the vine? All these questions and more on this weeks podcast. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch 8 Bit Scrap! by HeatleyBros iTunes : Spotify: Twitter: Facebook:
July 23, 2018
Pulling My Hair Out Over Hardware: BGP Ep. 76
Tony sits down to discuss his excitement for the new Enter the Gungeon DLC as well as plans to play Super Mario RP: Legend of the Seven Stars, but his plans are hindered by his PC's hardware limits. This one's a little off the reservation. what are some of the things you hate about PC gaming? What are some of the things you love about console gaming? Let me know! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
July 17, 2018
Shining a Light on Moonlighter: BGP Ep. 75
Tony sits down this week to talk about recent developments in Warframe and how awesome hoverboards are, playing Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and how well retro and new sytlings can mix together perfectly, and how a game like Moonlighter can be a master class in game design in art, gameplay, and game mechanics. Some games are great for a lot of reasons. Moonlighter is great for the simplist reasons. Go and play this game! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
July 9, 2018
BGP Ep. 74: Playing Catch Up
Tony sits down in a short episode regarding games he's playing and projects he's been working on. Things are changing over at Binary Gamer, and we want you along for the ride. Also, you should play Shovel Knight. That game is great.   Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
July 2, 2018
BGP Ep. 73: Binary Gamer Talks E3 2018
Tony and Kurt come together after a long break to talk about E3 2018 and the games they're looking forward to. From Nintendo to Sony, Cyber Punk 2077 to Battlefield V and everything inbetween. The Binary Gamer Crew have alot to look forward to in the coming months. 2019 is looking to be a very, very good year. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
June 18, 2018
BGP Ep 72: Binary Retrospective: Silver (Dreamcast 2000)
This week Tony sits down to talk findly about a game near and dear to his heart: Silver for the Dreamcast. What makes this game so great? The visuals? The combat? The goofy voice acting? Whatever it is Tony talks about it in this bite size retrospective. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
May 14, 2018
Can You Really Go Home?: BGP Ep. 71
Tony sits down after a week long warframe binge to ask the question: What makes a game hard to come back to? Is the amount of time away the deciding factor? Is it skill? Love for the game? The community surrounding the game? All of these things play a part, but what makes the games we walk away from so hard to come back to? This week Tony sits down to ask that very question. Next week Tony will be headed back to the states to visit family; so the podcast will be pre-recorded. Submnit your games suggestions for Tony to take deep dives into while he's away. Send your suggestions over to Twitter! @IFlippaDaSwitch Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
May 7, 2018
Tony Loves God of War!: BGP Ep. 70
Tony sits down to talk about Gow of War and how much he loves it. From an amazing story to compelling combat and a huge [redacted] it's not hard to see why this game is on everyones list for game of the year. Come and listen as Tony takes you through the quick pitch on why YOU should be playing God of War. *Warning: Spoilers at 20:55* YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
April 30, 2018
Esports and Gaming for a Living: BGP Ep. 69
Tony sits down to talk about professional gaming and esports. Has gaming as an occupation reached the edge of the main stream or is it still stuck in the corner? Competitive gaming has reached the highest out reach in it's history and has only grown in popularity over the years. From Counter Strike: Global Offensive to DOTA 2 and everything inbetween; esports are here to stay. The only question remaining: How does it get bigger from here? Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
April 23, 2018
Total Transperantcy: BGP Ep. 68
This week Tony is solo talking about Fortnite, Monster Hunter World, Rainbow Six Siege, and Vermintide 2. Tony sits down to have a heart to heart regarding his job, the podcast, what he hopes to accomplish in the future, and how he approaches his love of video games. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
April 16, 2018
Modding is the Mother of Invention: BGP Ep. 67
Tony and Kurt sit down to talk about Overwatch League and Kurts fight to silver, Kurt becoming a Apple Master at work (Yep. That's a thing), Vermintide 2 and Tony's continuing addiction to the Warhammer universe, and ranking Indiana Jones Movies. They also talk a little about Ready Player One *LIGHT SPOILERS*. We dive into some of our favorite mods and how mods and the modding community have allowed for the growth of games in the indie space and how they've breathed new life into some games and even brought on the creation of new genres of games like MOBA's.   Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
April 9, 2018
Favorite Fictional Worlds: BGP Ep. 66
This week Tony and Kurt sit down to talk about their favorite fictional worlds and why they love them. They also talk about Warhammer and Warhammer 40K, OverWatch, Halo, Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Advanced, The World of Ivalice, the origin of the Skaven, why The Legend of Zelda's lore is hard to work with, and Megaton Rainfall. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch BG Discord Link
April 2, 2018
Crypto Mining is Stupid and Pirates are Cool: BGP Ep. 65
Tony is joined by Kurt for a fun romp through Sea of Thieves being kinda like No Man's Sky, killing rats and shoving in Warhammer: Verimtide 2, PUBG vs Fortnite, Streaming personalities vs just watching some games, crypto currency is the devil, a light smattering of Dragon Ball Super and the sad death of Toys 'R' Us. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch  Join Us on Discord:
March 26, 2018
What's Your Greatest Hype in Gaming?: BGP Ep. 64
This week Tony sits down to discuss the Rainbow Six: Siege Chimera expansion, Finka and Lion, Hitting a Wall in Monster Hunter: World, the evolution of Dead Cells, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Warhammer and 40K in video games, the Super Smash Bros for Switch announcement, and the most hype in video games. Reach Out: @IFlippaDaSwitch
March 12, 2018
Is EA Actually The Worst?: BGP Ep. 63
Tony sits down to discuss Rainbow Six Siege news. Ubisoft buying Blue Mammoth (Brawlhalla). EA's sordid history of shutting down game studios. Tony also poses the question of whether World of Warcraft could go away, ever? Reach Out on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
March 5, 2018
Should Tenchu Have Gotten a Second Chance?: BGP Ep. 62
Tony sits down to discuss the false flag that was the "Shadows Die Twice" teaser. What started out as the possibility of a new Tenchu game comes to light as a new series by From Software. This leads Tony to wonder if some games should just stay dead or if they should be brought back from the gaming grave yard? That's for you to decide. Let's talk games on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
February 26, 2018
Up Coming Games of 2018 and What Tony's Playing Now: BGP Ep. 61
After missing a week due to work(jobs. Am I right?). Tony returns to catch us up on what's going on in games, a list of games coming out in 2018 and why you should be hyped for them, and talks about his first outing into the world of Rainbow Six Siege and how he's actually not very good. Dark Souls Box Set: Binary Gamers Discord Server: Tony on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
February 20, 2018
The Hunt Begins: BGP Ep. 60
Tony takes the show solo this week with a quick dive into the Monster Hunter franchise from its beginning to the most recent entry in the series, Monster Hunter: World. For years the Monster Hunter games have been considered an impenetrable series with a fan base that definately falls into the hardcore. Those fans have had their wishes granted with the release of Monster Hunter: World, hands down the best entry into the series. Join Tony as we take a look at what makes these games great. *NOTE* For some reason the audio on this episode is a little harsh. Sorry:( Follow Us on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch Join our Discord Server:
February 6, 2018
League of Legends Lore: BGP Ep. 59
The Binary Gamers Crew takes a deep dive into the lore surrounding League of Legends. From retcons and false starts to character origins flat out being rewritten on the fly; League of Legends is a complex world with a hardcore fan base that loves its Champions and the tales surrounding them. The crew also discusses the games we've been playing such as Dauntless, Dead Cells, PUBG, League of Legends and more. Join us on Discord:
January 29, 2018
PAX South 2018 and How Board Games became Cool: BGP Ep. 58
Tony and Kurt get together to discuss PAX South, the games they are currently playing (Dauntless, Rocket League, PUBG, MGSV, Brawlhalla, Summoners War) a brief history of PAX and Penny Arcade, the strange divide between Video Games and Board Games, and the stuff that Kurt and KGB saw while in San Antonio for PAX South. On Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
January 22, 2018
Dauntless, FireFall, and Escape from Tarkov: BGP Ep. 57
Chris and Tony sit down to discuss Betas and how some do good and others do really, really bad. Dauntless looks to make a big splash amoung Monster Hunter fans locked to the PC space. Escape from Tarkov is an Open World Survival game where attention to detail wins the day and means you get to live to see another day. FireFall was a game with great potenial, but was killed by poor management and weak support. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch Check Us Out on YouTube! Search for Binary Gamers
January 15, 2018
Favorite Games of 2017 and the PUBG Effect: BGP Ep. 56
The Binary Gamer crew are back together for the first episode of 2018! We discuss our favorite games of 2017, touch base on the good and bad of gaming in 2017, and discuss the effect PlayerUnknows BattleGrounds will have on gaming in the foreseeable future. On Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
January 8, 2018
Here's to You, 2017: BGP Ep. 55
Tony sits down to talk about 2017 and what he's been thankful for this year. Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year from everyone at Binary Gamer. Let Tony know what your thankful for this Holiday Season: @iflippadaswitch
December 12, 2017
The Wild Hunt Rides Again: BGP Ep. 54
This week Tony dives into the villains that make games compelling and drive the hero to.... well, be the hero! The Wild Hunt has its roots in a lot of real world mythology spanning Germany, Great Britain, Scandinavia and many other countries; but one thing is for sure: the Wild Hunt is a force of nature in a world already teeming with creature of horror and mythological awe. How does the Wild Hunt make the story of The Witcher 3 more than a romp through an open world? Stay awhile and find out. Hit us up on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
December 5, 2017
Bricked Laptops and 5th Edition D&D: BGP Ep. 53
This week Tony comes to us via the power of the internet (His Cellphone) to discuss coming events with the Binary Gamer Crew as they embark on an adventure in 5th Edition D&D and beyond. Tony also discusses the link between The Witcher, Dragon Age: Origins, the Elder Scrolls series, and D&D.
November 27, 2017
Evolution of Gaming Communities and Troubles at IGN: Binary Gamer Ep. 52
Tony sits down to talk about the evolution of gaming communities and how Games as a Service has risen from those older communities. Did the rise of guilds and game clans lead to the present culture of Devs and Publishers curating those communities themselves. Tony also takes a more somber tone in discussing the current issues in entertainment concerning Sexual Harassment at IGN. Buckle up kids, it's a wold ride this week. Kotaku Article: IGN's Statement:   Music: "8Bit Let's Go!" By HeatleyBros Free Music For Your Youtube Video
November 15, 2017
Warframe, Destiny 2, and Free to Play: Binary Gamer Ep. 51
Tony sits down to discuss his recent(?) discorvery of Warframe and how it's been an amazing stand in for his lack os Destiny 2. Has Free to Play been demonized and unfairly tossed aside as a cash grabbing crap fest? Or have we been too hars on a gaming landscape that has evolved to serve players fairly and evoke good will, at times? Tony also fills us in on the grim reality of this years Extra Life for the Binary Gamer Crew.  It's an emoltional rollercoaster this week. Tune in! End song credited to The HeatleyBros for the end credits song. Check them out!
November 6, 2017
Extra Life 2017, Harvest Moon 64, and Stardew Valley: Binary Gamer Ep. 50
Class is back in full swing as Tony sits down to talk about Extra Life 2017 and why it's an amazing charity, read the heart warming tale of a boy and his love for Halo: Combat Evolved, and break down Harvest Moon and how it influenced Stardew Valley and the obvious changes that Stardew Valley inspired in the newest Harvest Moon game; Harvest Moon, Light of Hope! It's an action packed episode this week so buckle up kids. Support Extra Life: Binary Gamer Extra Life Video:
October 30, 2017
BGP Ep. 49: We're in Korea Now!
We're finally back on the air waves in South Korea! Tony makes a short update to talk about the move to Korea, living without internet, and how emulators have saved his sanity. We'll be back to the regular scheduled program next week.
October 23, 2017
BGP Ep. 48: Hitting Pause for a Little Bit
With Tony's empending departure, this week is a quick preview of what is to come from Binary Gamer once Tony is no longer considered cargo. We'll be back soon. Until then keep the submissions coming to and Tony will get to them once Binary Gamer relaunches in October.
September 26, 2017
BGP Ep. 47: Let's Talk About the Now.
This week Tony sits down to discuss PewDiePie dropping the N-Word on YouTube, Divinity: Original Sin 2 releasing on PC and all the reasons that game is awesome, and Jared Petty's newest venture Pockets Full of Quarters and why you should support him in his quest to let you know that Pirates! is a dope video game. Email Us: Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch FaceBook
September 19, 2017
BGP Ep. 46: A Love Letter to Rapture -Bioshock/Bioshock2-
This week Tony reads a submission from a Bioshock fan that tugs the heart strings and brings to bear the important questions. Is multiplayer needed in story driven games? Does story over shadow everything in a game? All these questions and a lot more! Email us! Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch FaceBook Binary Gamer on YouTube
September 11, 2017
BGP Ep. 45.5: Notes on the Door
Sorry for the absence kids, but next week we have a special treat with a very personal story about Bioshock and how it changed one man's life. See you next week!
September 5, 2017
BGP Ep. 45: Sharing is Caring -Milon's Secret Castle, NES, 1986-
After weeks of being gone for school and work and everything in between Tony is finally back behind the mic and class is going into overdrive. Tony talks about playing games between classes, attending ALC, community interaction, and bringing the community into focus for the podcast. Send in your stories: Binarygamer on Twitter: @BG_PodcastCrew Tony on Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch Binary Gamer on YouTube
August 28, 2017
BGP Ep. 44: Early Access Woes and Pre-Purchase
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss pre-order culture, Early Access, and the future of Binary Gamer.
June 26, 2017
BGP Ep. 43: Post E3 Impressions
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss E3 2017 and the games they thought stood out and some of the games that they wish would just come out already. From Anthem, Destiny 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch and God of War; a lot of awesome games came to E3, which ones did the guys like most? Music: "8 Bit Win" By HeatleyBros Free Music For Your Youtube Video
June 19, 2017
BGP Ep. 42: An Interview with Denis Dyack
Denis Dyack of Silicon Knights and Quantum Entanglement Entertainment sits down with Tony to discuss Video Games, the game development process, the threat to Triple A games, cool board games, literature as inspiration in games.and where his journey in games started. What does 30 years of industry experience add up to? A wealth of knowledge Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Denis Dyack on Twitter Tony Spears on Twitter Binary Gamer on FaceBook
June 12, 2017
BGP Ep. 41: Sad Tales of Games That Were Never Released
The Binary Gamer crew sit down to discuss games that never got to be free and live in the wild. Chris spins the yarn of Ever Quest Next and the promise that game held to give players a hand in building a living world. Kurt dives deep into a Chrono Trigger sequal that was squashed be for it was released in the wild. The guys discuss fan made games like Pokemon Uranium and how fan made games are treated in ther greater gaming space. Tony talks about StarCraft: Ghost; a game that held so muich promise, but could have been a stake to the heart of Blizzard and why Ghost death might have resulted in Blizzard sticking around as long as they have. All this and more, plus we continue playing The Game is Rigged. YouTube FaceBook @IFlippaDaSwitch
June 5, 2017
Ep. 40: The Rise of PC Gaming and the Decline of the Console
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss the rise of PC gaming and how it has surpassed the ability of consoles to keep up. They talk over their experiences with PC gaming over the years and how consoles have taken a hard turn toward keeping up with PC gaming. Is it already too late? Maybe. Maybe not. Only time will tell.
May 29, 2017
Ep. 39: Back From ST. Louis and Back in the Saddle!
The boys are back! The Binary Gamer crew sits down to talk Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy XIV, and talk some weapon stats and newest info for Player Unknow's Battle Grounds. Don't miss a beat! Take your seat!
May 23, 2017
Ep. 38.5: Hitting The Pause Button for Mother's Day
Tony and the Gang are taking this week off for Mother's day. Make sure to celebrate the special lady in your life.
May 17, 2017
Ep. 38: MMO's and The Great Game Genre Debate
This week Tony is joined by Chris and Kurt to discuss MMO's and how they have evolved. How the MMO genre has broadened over the years. Steam's confusing definition on what a MMO is. Why is World of Warcraft so polished? Are MOBA's MMO's? Why was Phantasy Star Online so unique? Did Sony kill Star Wars Galaxies prematurely?  Some of our favorite MMORPGs, and a whole lot more! Make sure to check out Binary Gamer over on YouTube Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch (Tony)
May 8, 2017
Plug and Play Melee (NES Classic vs SNES Classic vs AT Gamers Mini Mega Drive)
This week Tony and Wally sit down with the class to discuss the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition, The possible SNES Classic Edition and the games they'd like to see on it, Nintendo's repeated attempts to alienate their own audience, and the AT Games Mini Mega Drive, and why Batman: Forever ISN'T the worst Batman Movie. It's a Plug and Play Slugfest! Twitter: Tony (@iflippadaswitch) Wally (The RetroWall) Youtube:
May 1, 2017
Ep. 36: Binary Gamer Strikes Out on It's Own
It's a different kind of class this week. Binary Gamer is striking out on it's own and because of that Tony has been busy getting the show to stand on it's own on the internet; and because of that a lesson plan was not created. So instead of radio silence Tony decided to sit down and ask the class a few questions and talk about what he's been playing and what he has planned for Binary Gamer in the future. It's a crazy new world for Binary Gamer. Let's get this show on the road! YouTube
April 24, 2017
Ep. 35: A Wild Wally Appears! and We Discuss Game Developers
This week Binary Gamer gets a new instructor to the classroom in the form of long time gamer and passionate retro video game enthusist Wally Jacobs. The Digital Due sit down to discuss Video Game Development Companies from EA, Froom Software, and even Nintendo as they track down what makes these Dev Teams unique or not and how they have evolved over the course of time. Class is in session! HoN on YouTube Reach out! @iflippadaswitch(Tony) / @TheRetroWall(Wally)
April 17, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 34: Emulation is the Greatest Form of Flattery
Tony sits down to break down how emulation is achieved, the history of how the medium came to be and why it's important to the preservation of video games in years to come.  If you've eer enjoyed a game on an emulator then you have taken part in a great transition of the medium and can see how it helps to keep the soul of the games we all love alive for generations to come. Checkout Home of Nerds Help Support HoN on Patreon
April 10, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 33: Taking to the Skies with Ace Combat
Tony sits down with the class to discuss one of the best flight combat simulators in the biz Ace Combat. From it's arcade roots to the promise of VR dog fights with PS VR and other platforms, it's nothing but blue skies for virtual pilots in this arcade classic gone console treasure. Helps HoN make the best content on the inter-webs: Check out HoN on YouTube
March 27, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 32: Take me Down to the River City...
Tony sits down with the class this week to discuss River City Ransom Underground from Conatus Creative Inc. and how it truly embodies the soul of the original River City Ransom. Tony also sits down to talk about why it's important to be critical of the games we play and love and how we can appreciate the games we have today, because gamers have been critical in the past. Home of Nerds Patreon: River City Underground Trailer:
March 13, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 31: That Belongs in a Museum!
It's a short show this week. Tony sits down to discuss his thoughts on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and tell the story of a little kid that should have kept his NES. The Video Game History Foundation is a group of people with the singular mission of preserving video game history in all it's forms, but they need our help. Check out their site: Donate to the cause:
March 6, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 30: Theories and Hopes for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
This week Tony sits down in the class room with special guest Daniel Phoenix from Home of Nerds to discuss their hopes and some fan theories for The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild. With the Nintendo Switch coming on March 3rd and The Legend of Zelda launching with it we're excited for what the next week will bring. Is Link in the future? Is Zelda the Goddess from Skyward Sword? Is the Master Sword broken?! All these questions and then some in this weeks Binary Gamer!
February 27, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 29: Metal Gear Solid 4 Brings Home the Gold!
We're getting close to the end of the Metal Gear Solid Series, but now it's time to talk about Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. If there was ever a doubt that Hideo Kojima was a mad genius look no further than Metal Gear Solid 4.
February 20, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 28: Metal Gear Solid without a Metal Gear
Tony sit down with the class to go over Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and why it made so many people confused and even angry after Metal Gear Solid 2, but not before talking a good deal about why For Honor is going to be a game of the year contender for 2017.
February 13, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep. 27: Playing A Movie with Metal Gear Solid 2
This week Tony sits down with Marek from Home of Nerds (His very first student!) to talk about Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PlayStation 2 and why it's the best movie you'll ever play. But seriously though, it's a great game; but a much better movie. Metal Gear Solid Movie: Copyright Tony Spears
February 6, 2017
BInary Gamer Ep. 26: Getting Sneaky with Metal Gear Solid
Tony sits down with the class this week to talk about Metal Gear Solid on the PSX and how it helped shape games so early into the birth of 3D gaming. You want stealth? Action? Espionage?! Metal Gear Solid has them in spades. From Sniper Wolf to Revolver Ocelot the action never stops in this pivotal chapter in the history of Metal Gear Solid. Let's get started. The Metal Gear Solid Movie?: Copyright Tony Spears
January 30, 2017
Binary Gamer Ep: 25, Time to Meet Your Doom!
We're back for the first episode of 2017 and Tony wants to talk about Doom! Not just where it came from, but why it's possibly one of the greatest shooters ever made. Time to talk demons, guns, and game mechanics. Prepare for Doom! @iflippadaswitch Send us your thoughts:
January 23, 2017
Ep. 24: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
Tony sits down with the class to go over the last year of the podcast and how much it means to him. To everyone that comes to the class and listens every week: Thank you so much! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Check out Home of Nerds
December 19, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep. 23: What's Your Perfect Game Made Out Of?
Tony sits the class down to discuss game mechanics and how they help to make or break some of the best games out there. From Red Dead Redemption to Gears of War, all the way to Winback and Armored Core. What are the great game mechanics?
December 13, 2016
Ep. 22: Let's Hear it for the Nerds
No lesson plan this week, because life happens, but that doesn't mean we can't come to class and hang out. Tony takes a moment to say thanks to the community and give credit to the hard working Nerds over at Home of Nerds.
December 5, 2016
Ep. 21: Handheld Series: -The Wonderswan
Tony sits down to discuss the Bandai Wonderswan, how it came about, and how it effected the handheld gaming since against the big, bad, Nintendo Gameboy.
November 28, 2016
Ep. 20: Live From The Grand Ole Game Room Expo 2016
This week we leave the classroom to head do to Franklin, TN for the very first ever Grand Ole Game Room Expo. Tony sits down with Lorenzo and Casey to discuss Day 1 and what they thought of everything they saw. From Pinball to Arcade to a Halo LAN party for the ages, gaming is alive and well at The Grand Ole Game Room Expo.
November 14, 2016
Ep 19: Handheld Series-The Gameboy
This week Tony sits down with the class to discuss Handheld Game Consoles, how they began, and their impact on the video game industry. Starting with the Gameboy and working our way to the present, it's going to be a wild ride. Stay tuned. Support Home of Nerds Extra Life Campaign! Home of Nerds
November 7, 2016
Ep 18: Extra Life 2016!
Tony sits down to discuss Extra Life 2016 and Home of Nerds plans to stream for 24 hours on November 19th for the kids!
October 31, 2016
Ep 17: Throwing the Switch on Red Dead Redemption 2
This has been one crazy week and Tony sits down with the class to go over the reveal of the Nintendo Switch and Rockstar Games Red Dead Redemption 2. 2017 is looking like a pretty great year. Home of Nerds
October 24, 2016
Ep 16: VR is cooler, but You're Cooler!
Tony sits down with the class to give a special shout out and thanks to the Home of Nerds community and the listeners of Binary Gamer. Thank you for Listening to the show, watching our videos over on YouTube and going to the Home of Nerds website to catch up with every piece of video game news, reviews, tips, and tricks. You Guys Rock!
October 17, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 15: The Blue Bomber is Back!!
This week Tony sits down to discuss the origins of Mega Man, why the series is one of the cornerstones in gaming, and how it's evolution lead to it's downfall.
October 10, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 14: Floating Down the Twitch Stream
This week the class sits down to and the impact it's had not only on gaming, but the effect it's had on charities like Extra Life, Child's Play ad so many others. Plus the wide spread exposure of gaming events like EVO and The International. Class is in Session! Copyright Tony Spears
October 3, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep. 13: Let's Play!
This week Tony sits the class down to discuss Let's Plays and how they have changed gaming culture for the better. It's easy to find your personal flavor of Let's Play on the internet, and Tony is here to set you straight on the places to look. Check it out. Check out the site
September 27, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 12: Scars Fade, but Glory is Forever!
This week Tony sits the class down to remind them that while it's important to seek knowledge, it's just as important to enjoy the games we love to learn about. Copyright Tony Spears
September 20, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 11: The Great Video Game Depression 0f '83
We're coming home! Binary Gamer is proud to announce that we are officially a member of the Home of Nerds family over at If you want to be a part of a great community that loves games just as much as you do, there's no place like Home. This week Tony sits the class down to look over one of the darkest periods in gaming history: North American video game crash of 1983. If there was ever a time when it looked like gaming was against the ropes, 1983 was the year people were looking for a TKO. Everyone from Atari, Coleco, even Quaker Oats and Purina had a hand in one of the gravest periods in gaming history, but like every great story there came a hero to save the day. Copyright Tony Spears
September 12, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep. 10: WarHammer and the RTS
This week Tony sits down with long time friend and fan of the show Casey Foye to discuss Warhammer 40K and how the table top game has influenced the origin and evolution of real time strategy games through out the years. They also discuss why the RTS genre is slowly fading in the niche category and how smaller, quicker games have edged out games with a longer play style. Copyright Tony Spears
September 5, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep: 9 The SNES Turns 25!
This week Tony sits down to discuss the Super Nintendo and how it single handily changed the video game landscape forever. From great games like Final Fantasy, Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and many more. It's undeniable that the SNES shaped the gamers on the generation and lead to some of the best moments in games. Copyright Tony Spears
August 29, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep. 8: East vs West vs Tactical? Feat. Bobby Dawson
Tony sits down with Bobby to discuss Japanese RPG's vs Western RPG's vs Tactical RPG's; the differences between them all and how they all find inspiration from Dungeons and Dragons as well as other video games. Copyright Tony Spears
August 23, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 7: Classroom Status and No Man's Sky Released
This week's episode finds Tony still working on getting the classroom back in working order. The computer is fixed (YEA!), but there's still a lot of work to be done before we get back to the lesson plan. In the mean time, Tony discusses the release of No Ma's Sky and why some people need to temper their expectation when it comes to game, and how far we've come in the 30 years since the beginning of mainstream gaming and how things are getting better. Worry not! We shall be back to the learning and knowledge gathering next week!! Copyright: Tony Spears
August 15, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 6: Hard Drive Down
On this week's Binary Gamer disaster strikes as Tony's faithful is brought down by a faulty hard drive. But as luck would have it Tony's bro Bobby Dawson is in the house to join in on a very special off topic episode of Binary Gamer. Tony and Bobby discuss No Man's Sky, PC gaming vs console gaming, Steam Machines, Battlefield 1 and how it compares to Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, annoying bonus stages in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and why Tom Clancy's The Division fell short on it's shelf life. It's a bro out this week. We will be back to the regular class schedule next week. Enjoy!
August 8, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 5: RPG's 101
This week Tony sits down to cover the introduction to Role Playing Games and the parts that go into making a game into a proper RPG. Is it Story, Setting, Characters, Mechanics? From Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger and many awesome games in between. Tune in to find out.
August 1, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 4: The legend of Zelda's Cultural Impact
In this episode Tony sits down to discuss the cultural impact that has been left on the world thanks to the Legend of Zelda Series. From tee shirts to a classical music renaissance, it's hard to deny that Hyrule has left a mark on the cultural landscape of the world. Here are the links to the videos in this episode. All of these videos belong to their respective creators and do not belong to Tony Spears or Binary Gamer. Please support the original creators Thanks! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA RAP [MUSIC VIDEO] Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Second Quest-Toronto 2013 *FULL CONCERT* A Link to the Past OST
July 25, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 3: The Game Mechanics of The Legend of Zelda
Tony sits down for the second round of a double header to go over the mechanics of the Legend of Zelda series and why it has helped to shape many of the games we play today. music:
July 18, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 2: Lore Legend of Zelda edition
Tony sits down with two special students to learn more about the history and rich, storied lore from the awesome land of Hyrule to learn more about where and when some important events went down! Music: Alexander Munk
July 18, 2016
Binary Gamer Ep 1: The Legend of Zelda 101
In the first episode of Binary Gamer we sit down with Tony Spears to discuss the development history and impact of a little game called the Legend of Zelda. Music provided by
July 4, 2016
Ep 0: Mission Statement and Getting the Feet Wet
Welcome to the test feed for Binary Gamers Podcast! Buckle up, because we're going to get deep and learn a thing or two about video games!
June 26, 2016
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