Games You Deserve

Games You Deserve

By Games You Deserve
A weekly podcast that celebrates the digital art of video games. Join us for gaming industry interviews, insider perspectives, and interactive content. New episodes drop Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Central. Brought to you by Special Reserve Games.
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14. Gris, My Friend Pedro and Carrion, Oh My!
It's been a very busy week for Special Reserve Games. Smitty and Erik talk about the SRG-related announcements made during Devolver Direct. Plus, we ask the Dogfathers about their "White Whale" collectibles, and Producer Dan reveals his Top 5 Video Game Movies of all time.  Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main If you missed Devolver Direct, here it is: https://youtu.be/3RxdwhD_c88 Time Stamps 1:06 - The Dogfathers' White Whale collectibles 16:48 - Smitty and Erik talk about Devolver Direct and everything coming soon to Special Reserve Games 55:06 - Producer Dan's Top Five Video Game Movies of all time. Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel Sponsor
1:02:51
July 12, 2020
13. The Art of Special Reserve Games
Electric Monk Media Creative Director Mike Sanders joins the podcast to talk about what goes into the creation of Special Reserve Games packaging and add-ons. He also gets into his documentary filmmaking career, including his latest series on the magic of pinball.  Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Check out Carrion, a reverse-horror game coming soon to Special Reserve Games: https://youtu.be/o-L0_TJ4i-o Time Stamps 1:13 - Erik reads Mean Tweets 16:53- Interview with Mike Sanders 50:34- Fire Flower part 7 58:35- Coming up next...Devolver Direct! Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:01:48
July 5, 2020
12. Mother Russia Bleeds Sellout!
Smitty, Erik and Dan celebrate another successful Special Reserve Games launch, with Mother Russia Bleeds selling out on both Nintendo Switch and PS4. They then look at the 2020 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame and make their picks as to which games they'd like to see inducted in the future. Erik brings us the 6th episode of Fire Flower, his ongoing history of Nintendo. And finally, coming soon to Special Reserve Games: Carrion! Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Make your suggestions to the World Video Game Hall of Fame: https://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/ And check out Carrion, a reverse-horror game coming soon to Special Reserve Games: https://youtu.be/o-L0_TJ4i-o Time Stamps: 1:13 - Mother Russia Bleeds sells out 15:53 - Video Game Hall of Fame picks... 47:33 Chapter 6 of Fire Flower 55:10 Coming up next at Special Reserve Games Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:02:00
June 28, 2020
11. The Art of Collecting
Smitty, Erik and Dan talk about what games they've been playing lately, then dive into the DNA of collecting. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-mainTime Stamps: 1:12 - What games are you playing? 39:20 - What makes something collectible? 50:40 - Erik's collecting journey Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
59:48
June 21, 2020
10. The Future of Gaming (PS5 Reveal!)
Smitty, Erik and Dan react to Sony's big PlayStation 5 Extravaganza announcement, but Smitty can't stop talking about his new computer and seems a bit obsessed with ray tracing. Plus, the creators of "Minit" are in the Special Reserve Games Developer Spotlight and Erik brings us chapter five of his "Fire Flower" series on Nintendo. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Time Stamps: 1:12 - PS5 commentary 39:20 - MINIT interview 50:40 - Fire Flower part 5 Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
59:34
June 14, 2020
9. Tales from E3
Smitty and Erik crown a winner in their "video game remake" contest after listening to a few more excellent listener suggestions, AND Smitty makes an announcement about the upcoming Mother Russia Bleeds Special Reserve release. Plus, since there's no E3 this year, the guys reminisce about their past experiences at the iconic games conference. And Erik wraps things up with part four of Fire Flower, his audio documentary about the history of Nintendo. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:02:30
June 7, 2020
8. Limited Run Games!
Smitty and Erik sit down virtually with Limited Run Games founders Josh Fairhurst and Douglas Bogart to talk about how they got started and discuss their challenges and successes along the way. Plus, we check in with the Dogfathers on their most prized collectibles, and Erik brings us part 3 of Fire Flower, his ongoing series on the history of Nintendo. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Check out Limited Run Games: www.limitedrungames.com Timestamps: 01:10 - The Dogfathers share their most prized collectibles 15:17 - Interview with Josh and Douglas from Limited Run Games 53:15 - Fire Flower Part 3 Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:01:35
May 31, 2020
7. Smitty's South American Adventure
Erik explores the history of physical video game media, while Smitty regales Dan with a story about his (mis)adventures during a trip to South America. And, MOTHER RUSSIA BLEEDS is slated for physical release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. You can find more info at https://specialreservegames.com/ Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Timestamps: 01:10 - history of video game media 19:46 - Story time with Smitty 48:23 - Mother Russia Bleeds comes to Special Reserve Games Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:00:33
May 24, 2020
6. Gettin' Mini With It
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which video game would you want to have with you? Erik asks "The Dogfathers" this question on the Special Reserve Games Discord. Plus, as we wait for the eventual North American release of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, we ask the question: are these mini systems still worth buying? Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Timestamps: 01:10 - trading in games at GameStop 08:42 - games we would want while stuck on a deserted island 21:25 - Fire Flower, the history of Nintendo part 2 26:09 - TurboGrafx-16 Mini, and the value of mini systems in general 39:05 - Game of the week Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
57:22
May 17, 2020
5. Fighting COVID with Video Games
This week, Smitty talks to Rob Atkins about his nearly 30 years of working in the video game industry. Rob is a co-founder of Ritual Entertainment and CEO of Balanced Media Technologies. His video game roots include Duke Nukem, Terminal Velocity and Max Payne, and he now uses the processing power of video games to help with medical research in the fight against COVID-19, cancer, and other critical medical challenges. Download the HEWMEN client and do your part to help important medical research: https://www.balancedmediatechnology.com/projects/hewmen/ Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Timestamps: 02:07 - listener letters 12:31 - interview with Rob Atkins 34:39 - Fire Flower, the history of Nintendo part 1 41:09 - what's new at Special Reserve Games Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel Other music: "Magic Cloud" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
49:14
May 10, 2020
4. Hotline Miami Sellout!
The Special Reserve Games Hotline Miami Collection for Nintendo Switch sold out fast, and Smitty is ecstatic about it. He talks to Erik and Dan about how collectors who missed out can ensure they get a copy of a reserve game next time. The conversation shifts to eBay resellers and their impact in the video game collectibles market. Then, Dan takes a deep dive into the mind of Downwell creator Ojiro Fumoto, and Erik collects all the golden rings FAST! in the game of the week. Copies of the PS4 Reserve of Downwell are available at https://specialreservegames.com/pages/games-downwell, listen to this episode for a special promo code to receive 50% off shipping while supplies last. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Timestamps: 02:54 - Hotline Miami Collection sells out! 12:30 - eBay resellers, good or bad for collectors? 24:00 - tips on getting SRG games before they sell out 32:16 - Valve has a leak 40:10 - feature story on Downwell creator Ojiro Fumoto 48:52 - game of the week Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel Other music: "Go Cart" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
1:01:02
May 3, 2020
3. Quakes and Remakes
Smitty reveals some of the challenges he faces in running Special Reserve Games, while Erik reminisces about some of his favorite video game remakes. They both get shook up about the game of the week. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - instagram.com/specialreservegames Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
1:06:11
April 26, 2020
2. Packaging Pedro
So-called "real sports" has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that's not stopping people from watching video game sports instead. Smitty, Erik and Producer Dan also discuss Special Reserve Games' collectors packaging of My Friend Pedro and take a trip to the dungeon in the Game of the Week. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Join the Special Reserve Games community: Discord - discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Intro theme music by Jesse Hamel
54:00
April 19, 2020
1. Press Start
Smitty and Erik from Special Reserve Games, along with Producer Dan, kick off the podcast (and quarantine!) by talking about their video game origin stories. Sign up for our newsletter to get the inside scoop on everything happening at Special Reserve Games: https://mailchi.mp/specialreservegames/srg-main Join the Special Reserve Games community:  Discord - https://discord.gg/specialreservegames Twitter - https://twitter.com/specialreserves Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/specialreservegames Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/specialreservegames Buy Fetch, a game for dogs, and support The Street Dog Project. - https://specialreservegames.com/pages/games-fetch Podcast Production by Dan Vadeboncoeur Music by Jesse Hamel
56:22
April 13, 2020