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Level Zero

Level Zero

By Greg Griffith and Preston Willke

The video game podcast for you! Whether you are a big fan of video games or new to the hobby, there is something for everyone in this scripted, lovingly edited podcast. It covers video game history, gives helpful insight, answers listeners questions, and is a whole lot of fun!

Website: levelzeropod.com/
Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com
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Top 5 Games at PAX
Top 5 Games at PAX
PAX West 2022 just ended and there were a ton of great indie games shown off! Holden Hintz and Brian Keese join me to list our top five games that we want to talk about, even if they aren't our best in show. Many of them have demos, so make sure to check them out on Steam if they're new to you! Some of our big hits include: Lies of P System Shock Spiderheck Freshly Frosted Wanted Dead Anger Foot Socials: How to Waste your Time: https://anchor.fm/howtowasteyourtime twitter.com/howtowasteyour Draft Punks: twitter.com/realdraftpunks Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
01:33:35
September 15, 2022
LZ News: Did Gamescom disappoint? Not with Smurfs Kart!
LZ News: Did Gamescom disappoint? Not with Smurfs Kart!
James Smith, Mitch O'Brien, and Mahvl... Mahvlson? join me this week to recap all things Gamescom! We each bring three topics to the show and some honorable mentions to chat about!  Our big games: Dead Island 2, Atomic Heart, Lies of P, Callisto Protocol, Goat Simulator 3, and... Outlast Trials? That can't be right. Let us know what your favorite reveals were at some of the links below! Twitters: James: https://twitter.com/UntitledSmithy Mitch: https://twitter.com/mitchob1012 Mahvl: https://twitter.com/Mahvlson Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
01:56:53
August 31, 2022
The EVOlution of... Evo!
The EVOlution of... Evo!
The Evolution Championship Series brings all the greatest fighters from around the world together for one massive tournament that includes many of the greatest current fighting games available, such as: Street Fighter V TEKKEN Guilty Gear -Strive- Dragon Ball FighterZ Skullgirls: 2nd Encore And who could forget the GOAT: Multiversus Holden Hintz from How to Waste your Time joins me to explain a quick overview history of this tournament, from its beginnings as Battle by the Bay to its massive recent Evo 2022 return.  How to Waste your Time: https://anchor.fm/howtowasteyourtime The Score Evo Video: https://youtu.be/qppcyLgFuK0 Evo Moment 37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cNCa8PylLA Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
58:35
August 17, 2022
LZ News: Starfield Delayed? Play Superhero Games Instead!
LZ News: Starfield Delayed? Play Superhero Games Instead!
Sad about the Starfield delay? Even more sad about the Redfall delay? Well forget those massive RPGs because I'm joined by Chris Logan of Best of the Rest to share our top three favorite superhero games! You asked for em, you got em.  Are they all Batman games? You'll have to listen to find out! Best of the Rest links: www.twitter.com/botrcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/best-of-the-rest/id1257580702 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/718AedIWsYPhm0kN9mjKJt?si=ba4314d8932f4b50 Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
01:53:57
May 23, 2022
What is the Metaverse?
What is the Metaverse?
Have you been seeing this big industry buzzword everywhere and wondered why so many companies have jumped to using it? What do Crypto and NFTs have to do with video game worlds? Are we on the cusp on Internet 2.0? Why has the Zuck become so obsessed with the Meta verse? Preston and Brian attempt to answer these questions and more on this conversation-style episode. Let us know what you think of the next generation of VR immersion and what it might mean for how we interact with other people in our daily lives by joining us at any of the links down below! CNET YT Video:  https://youtu.be/7DEVfUk2zCk Nomads of Fantasy: https://thenomadsoffantasy.com/ Draft Punks: https://linktr.ee/draftpunks Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
55:10
May 05, 2022
Let's Close Up eShop and Travel to the Lands Between
Let's Close Up eShop and Travel to the Lands Between
I'm joined by Kaedhen of The Great Game Debate this week to talk all about the closure of the 3DS and WiiU eshops and the larger impact this has on games preservation! After, we spend a very long time talking about a very great game, Elden Ring. We hope you are enjoying it just as much as we are. If you want to join our endeavors, find the discord links below and drop on by Great Game Debate Links! Twitter: @greatgamedeb8 Discord: discord.gg/4mCBKxX Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
01:42:25
March 03, 2022
That's So Meta
That's So Meta
Hey there! You found the show notes section! Typically, you can find links to all the cool Level Zero stuff, like our twitter and website. Although, I'm never sure how many people actually read the show notes, much less click through these links. A nice experiment might be to email Greg at hi@levelzeropod.com and let him know how much you miss him. That sounds like a fun way to get you engaged and a wholesome way to support the show! You can also let Preston know how meta these show notes are. Oh wait. I put the episode subject in the show notes, thereby breaking the weird meta joke about not talking about what the episode is actually about! The jig is up! Cheese it! GameRants Top Meta Games: https://gamerant.com/best-meta-video-games-ranked/ Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
16:35
February 10, 2022
LZ News: Forget Studios, Acquire Pokemon
LZ News: Forget Studios, Acquire Pokemon
Trying to make sense of the insane amount of acquisition news in January? Wanting a bit of insight into the background and law related specifics on how these acquisitions work or could be discontinued? Pokemon Legends Arceus? Join Preston on the first episode of our new semi-regular news show as guest Haley McClean walks us through the finer details of these massive company purchases and their potential implications. Stick around for our Arceus impressions! For LZ News, expect a lightly edited conversational show where we chat with a guest about a recent news story. If you have a story you'd like us to cover, join our discord found below and come submit your ideas! Special Guest - Haley McClean Twitter - https://twitter.com/haleyfax Game and Make Up Twitter: https://twitter.com/gameandmakeup Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
01:36:22
February 03, 2022
The Making of HyperDot
The Making of HyperDot
We continue our chat with Charles McGregor! This time we focus in on the development of HyperDot from the initial idea all the way to release and the game awards. Some ideas that started out as "what ifs" grew until they were core components of the game!  Come find out Charles' reactions to his own game and the development process as well as what he dubs "The year of dreams." Website Post - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/12/13/the-making-of-hyperdot-with-charles-mcgregor/ Featuring: Charles McGregor of Tribe Games GDC Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzxf9pWpWx4 Hello Player: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YRQuZUQLXZe1JqOn1Y062?si=8d347e88812f4ed9 Itch.io page: https://tribe-games.itch.io/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkaysTG Tribe Games: https://www.tribe-games.com/ Download and play HyperDot! Xbox/Windows 10: http://bit.ly/2QTBMrR Steam: http://bit.ly/2NjDRfN  http://Itch.io: http://bit.ly/39Nm6z2 Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
45:29
December 09, 2021
Becoming a Game Developer with Charles McGregor
Becoming a Game Developer with Charles McGregor
Becoming a game developer is no easy feat. Especially when you're wearing all of the hats as an independent developer looking to create their own company. Charles McGregor joins Preston this week to tell us how he got into programming and how that interest at a young age grew to a successful career.  Even though his story is unique to him, there is plenty of great advice for those new to programming or anyone considering the field.  Website Post - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/11/28/becoming-a-game-developer-with-charles-mcgregor/ Featuring: Charles McGregor of Tribe Games Itch.io page: https://tribe-games.itch.io/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkaysTG Tribe Games: https://www.tribe-games.com/ Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
38:28
November 24, 2021
The History of Sega: Part 3
The History of Sega: Part 3
After the sloppy launch of the Sega Saturn in 1995, Sega was struggling. The second half of the 90’s would prove to be a challenge for the company, but there was one more shot at success: The Dreamcast.  Would it be enough to save the company? Journey back with us to second half of the 90’s to take a look at Sega’s internal struggles, the “most successful launch in entertainment history” with the Dreamcast, and what brought about the end of Sega in the console market. Greg dives into the details with the help of video game historian, Alexander Smith. Episode Transcript! - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/11/11/the-history-of-sega-part-3/ Featuring: Alexander Smith of “They Create Worlds” Bio: https://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com/about/ Website: https://theycreateworlds.com/ Podcast: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/They-Create-Worlds-Companies-1971-1982/dp/1138389900?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=storypodca-20&linkId=2P4S6EY6B462X4AR Twitter: @tcwpodcast - https://twitter.com/tcwpodcast For more on the downfall of Sega, check out “Dreams of Sega” - http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/dreams-of-sega/ Ken Horowitz Website: https://sega-16.com/ Books and Bio: https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod - https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod/ Bonus: LZ has been featured on this post! Check out this article, along with these other great shows: https://blog.feedspot.com/video_games_history_podcasts/ Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/hkxHc63x
51:35
November 11, 2021
The History of Sega: Part 2
The History of Sega: Part 2
By 1993, Sega was America’s leading video game company, but was everything as good as it seemed? This second part of our documentary-style series on the History of Sega explores the company's focus during the mid 90’s and the series of missteps that led to its troubled times. Journey back with us to the mid 90’s to take a look at Sega's hardware from the MEGA CD and 32X, to the Sega Saturn and its launch at the very first Electronic Entertainment Expo. Greg dives into the details with the help of video game historian, Alexander Smith. Episode Transcription - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/10/29/the-history-of-sega-part-2/ Featuring: Alexander Smith of “They Create Worlds” Bio: https://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com/about/ Website: https://theycreateworlds.com/ Podcast: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/They-Create-Worlds-Companies-1971-1982/dp/1138389900?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=storypodca-20&linkId=2P4S6EY6B462X4AR Twitter: @tcwpodcast - https://twitter.com/tcwpodcast Also featuring:  Bob Buel of 99 Questions 99 Questions - https://anchor.fm/99questions Twitter -  https://twitter.com/99questionspod Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo! Twitter - @clobberinthyme - https://twitter.com/clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ More from Level Zero: Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Corrections and Feedback: Feedback@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: @LevelZeroPod - https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod https://linktr.ee/levelzeropod Come hang out with us on the Draft Punks discord! https://discord.gg/mBDfbxRhMU
58:38
October 28, 2021
Bonus Level: Top 5 Sega Games
Bonus Level: Top 5 Sega Games
What are the best Sega games of all time? We assembled a panel of the biggest Sega fans and asked them to share their top 5 favorite Sega games. Spanning over 4 decades, Sega has created a lot of incredible video games, and these Sega experts are excited to talk about their favorite first party Sega produced games. Featuring esteemed Sega researcher, Ken Horowitz, 99 Questions podcast host, Bob Buel, and America’s number 1 Sonic fan, Alex Brinegar. Video Version - https://youtu.be/nqfTRbK8Ybk Featuring: Ken Horowitz - @Sega16 Site -  https://www.sega-16.com/ Books and bio- https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L Bob Buel - @bobbbackwards 99 Questions - https://twitter.com/99questionspod - https://anchor.fm/99questions Alex Brinegar - @clobberinthyme Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/ Werehog Review Club - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsf4hbVP0BHCLuDm-5dFLQ Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Check out Draft Punks and come hang out with us on the Draft punks Discord! https://linktr.ee/draftpunks
01:57:16
October 07, 2021
The History of Sega: Part 1
The History of Sega: Part 1
From slot machines and photo booths, to arcades, to America’s leading video game company, this documentary-style episode explores Sega’s history with the help of Ken Horowitz. Journey back with us to discover how an early 1930’s father-son shop became a 1990’s video game juggernaut that seemed too big to fail. Featuring: Ken Horowitz of Sega-16.com https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Bob Buel of 99 Questions https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/99-questions/id1504738284 Episode Transcript: https://levelzeropod.com/2021/09/16/the-history-of-sega-part-1/  Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPod.com Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Check out Draft Punks and come hang out with us on the Draft punks Discord! https://linktr.ee/draftpunks
01:04:44
September 16, 2021
Welcome to Level Zero!
Welcome to Level Zero!
This is the trailer for Level Zero, the video game podcast for you! It doesn't matter how much you love video games, there's something for everyone in this thoughtfully written, and sometimes obsessively edited podcast. Subscribe now! Hope you give the show a listen! More from Level Zero: Website: https://levelzeropod.com/ Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod
01:56
September 13, 2021
The History of E3
The History of E3
It's that time of year again! The time for video game fans around the world to get excited. It's the Electronic Entertainment Expo! But how exactly did E3 begin and how did it become this gaming destination as we know it today? New host, Preston Willke, has the story. Episode Transcript Sources: Polygon - The Story of the First E3 Drop a question or leave a suggestion here! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Website: LevelZeroPodcast.com
29:12
June 10, 2021
Zelda: A Link to the Forgotten Past
Zelda: A Link to the Forgotten Past
From the Phillips CDi games, to the 1989 TV Series, to Link's Crossbow Training, this episode explores the content from the Legend of Zelda series that has mostly been forgotten to time. This is the 4th and final part of The Legends Behind the Legend of Zelda series! This episode includes a detailed review of the entire Legend of Zelda TV series cartoon, covers the history and development of the three Philips CDi Zelda games (Zelda: Wand of Gamelon, Link: The Faces of Evil, AND Zelda's Adventure), as well as the other offshoot Zelda Games. Hyrule Warriors! Age of Calamity! Weird TV commercials! It's all here in this dive into Links somewhat troubled past. What happens when Nintendo licensed out Zelda without any oversight? What happens when Link is given a voice? Listen and you will find out. Episode Transcription Podcast recommendations! Hello Hyrule Draft Punks *New* SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/levelzeropod Ask a question or leave a comment and have it featured on the next episode! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Website: LevelZeroPodcast.com Sources and Other Links: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods Manual Translation Iawata Asks: Link's Crossbow Training
01:11:43
May 27, 2021
Reinventing a Classic: The Wind Waker to Breath of the Wild
Reinventing a Classic: The Wind Waker to Breath of the Wild
The Legends Behind the Legend of Zelda Series: Part 3! This episode covers the development of every mainline Zelda game from The Wind Waker to Breath of the Wild in order of release. It also gives details on game-play and shares music from all 12 of these great Zelda games.  Why Toon Link? What’s up with those weird multiplayer Zelda games? Was there really a Zelda game with a train?  This episode covers all these questions and a whole lot more.  Episode Transcription Timestamps: 02:37 - Nintendo Space World 2000 - 5:24 - Outsourcing to Flagship 9:35 - Oracle of Ages/Seasons 11:30 - Link to the Past / Four Swords 13:41 - Wind Waker 22:05 - Four Swords Adventures 23:40 - Minish Cap 25:53 - Wind Waker 2? 28:26 - Twilight Princess 38:07 - Phantom Hourglass 39:35 - Spirit Tracks 41:33 - Skyward Sword 50:31 - Link Between Worlds 54:28 - Triforce Heroes 55:20 - Breath of the Wild Ask a question or leave a comment and have it featured on the next episode!  Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com  Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Facebook: @LevelZeroPod  Twitter: @LevelZeroPod  *NEW* Website: LevelZeroPodcast.com  The Legend of Zelda: Links to the Included Content  Space World 2000 Show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FEeECj8DqA&t=324s Space World 2000 GameCube Highlight Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Swpn8qYhFs&t=7s   E3 2004 - Twilight Princess Reveal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BP1I9yz1bU  The Legend of Zelda: Links to the Extra Content  Eiji Aonuma Profile - Did You Know Gaming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPGnmkL4Nbw  From Pixel to Polygons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKJqPWLrUg
01:13:11
April 27, 2021
Majora's Mask: Aonuma's Terrible Fate
Majora's Mask: Aonuma's Terrible Fate
The Legends Behind the Legend of Zelda Series: Part 2! This "Audio Documentary" tells the story of Eiji Aonuma and how he created the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. From stress to nightmares to an impossible deadline, this episode explains how Eiji Aonuma and his team overcame all odds and managed to create the game in just one year. Changing the fate of the Zelda franchise in the princess. In addition to explaining the creation of Majora's Mask, this episode also provides a theory on the true meanings and intentions behind this bizarre game.  Episode Transcript  Ask a question or leave a comment and have it featured on the show!  Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com  Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Website: LevelZeroPodcast.com  For more information on Majora's Mask, check out these sources!  Text:  Iawata Asks: Majora's Mask 3D  Eiji Aonuma Interview Aonuma talks Majora’s Mask  Videos:  Did You Know Gaming: Eiji Aonuma Bio  Did You Know Gaming: Majora's Mask  Gaming Historian - N64DD  Fun Video with Aonuma and Koizumi  Majora's Mask Documentary  "SWEET ELECTRIC GUITAR!"
45:47
March 24, 2021
Zelda: The Adventure of Miyamoto
Zelda: The Adventure of Miyamoto
The history of The Legend of Zelda series, and the Legends behind it: Part 1! As part of the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise, this episode is Part 1 of a special Mini-Series on the "Legends" behind the Legend of Zelda franchise. This episodes dives into the origin of the original Legend of Zelda and the developers behind it. Focusing on the first two decades of Shigeru Miyamoto's career and how he created the action-adventure genre just one year after creating Super Mario Brothers.  But it wasn't just Miyamoto, two others were key in creating The Legend of Zelda. Takashi Tezuka and Koji Kondo played an instrumental role and Zelda could not have been made without them. It's not just an origin story though, this episode focuses on the first five entries in the Zelda series, including Zelda 2, Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, and Ocarina of Time.  Episode Transcript You can have your question answered on the show!  Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com  Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344 Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Website: LevelZeroPodcast.com
38:30
February 25, 2021
Physical or Digital Games: Which is Best?
Physical or Digital Games: Which is Best?
On this episode, Greg explains how buying video games now is just like buying music back in the early 2000's. You have options, but what is best? This episode explains the difference between physical and digital games and weighs the pros and cons. Convenience verses resale. A digital library verses sharing. Which is best? What is a digital licence and what on earth is DRM? Greg also answers questions about used games and discusses whether kid's should get into video games with retro games or modern games. You can have your question answered on the show! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Twitter: Twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: Facebook.com/LevelZeroPod NEW! TikTok: tiktok.com/@levelzeropod
24:35
February 09, 2021
Video Game Genres: What Arrrrr They?
Video Game Genres: What Arrrrr They?
On this episode, Greg explains the basics when it comes to video game genres. He goes through the most common genre terms, how they work, and what popular games go with each genre. Then a special guest calls in and...... Sea Shanty? Also this episode finally clears up the confusion on RougeLikes and RougeLites! Timestamps: 00:30 - Game Geners 14:12 - Special Caller 16:46  - Sea Shanty??? 20:30 - Corrections 21:39 - Listener Questions You can have your question answered on the show! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Twitter: Twitter.com/LevelZeroPod Facebook: Facebook.com/LevelZeroPod
30:32
January 27, 2021
Xbox Game Pass and How it Works
Xbox Game Pass and How it Works
On this episode, Greg explains Xbox Game Pass and how it works. This episode covers everything about this subscription service, from how to sign up, to the cost, and even lists the Top 5 Level Zero Game Pass games! This episode also answers listener questions, including questions about XCloud and whether a family should buy a Nintendo Switch or not. Also, hear a funny joke from a friend and frequent guest of the show! You can have your questions answered on the show! Submit questions or comments to: Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/levelzeropod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LevelZeroPod
24:51
January 12, 2021
Original Xbox Announcement Presentation - Level Zero Exclusive!
Original Xbox Announcement Presentation - Level Zero Exclusive!
This special bonus episode gives more detail from the History of the Xbox episode and plays more of the original presentation from the 2001 Consumer Election Show in Las Vegas. This features a never before heard musical number that was originally performed by The Rock and Bill Gates! (Well maybe its not real, but its a Level Zero Re-enactment at any rate). Enjoy! Original Video: Original Xbox Reveal – CES 2001 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu7o3exy00Q
09:48
January 05, 2021
The History of Xbox and its Unconventional Origin
The History of Xbox and its Unconventional Origin
In this episode, Greg explains the complete history of the Xbox along with a very special guest. The story of Seamus Blackley is an interesting one that involves a wild idea, a lot of conviction, and a Jurassic Park game? Seamus would push to create the Xbox and change the facing of video games as we know them today. Timestamps: 0:30 - Origin Xbox History  12:02 - Rest of Xbox History - Master Chief Co-Host?  24:23 - Closing  Your question can be answered on the next show!  Submit questions to: Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod  Facebook: Facebook.com/LevelZeroPod  Sources for this episode:  Original Xbox Reveal – CES 2001 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu7o3exy00Q  IGN Unfiltered – Seamus Blackley Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi7T80JJLsY  IGN Podcast Unlocked 201 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUODlNffWmU&t=1282s  GameSpot – Xbox Console Evolution - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcBg9GykSFU&t=99s
25:10
December 22, 2020
The History of the PlayStation and Its Unexpected Origin
The History of the PlayStation and Its Unexpected Origin
In this episode, Greg tells the crazy story behind the origin of the Sony PlayStation. Special guests abound in this exciting episode. Did you know that Nintendo created its own competition? There was a Nintendo Play Station?! Your question can be answered on the next show. Submit questions to: Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com  Twitter: @LevelZeroPod Facebook: @LevelZeroPod Website:  LevelZeroPodcast.com Special thanks to Bob Buel for his role in this episode! Check out his show 99 Questions! Links: 99 Questions: https://anchor.fm/99questions  Press X to Doubt: https://anchor.fm/pressxtodoubt  Sources for this episode:  https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/farewell-father-article Polygon videos: Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB0mgLo9lEw  Number That Led to the Downfall of Sega: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZL8V36tXK4  Dark history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKv7hgQIL3s&t=1s  Commonwealth - History of Nintendo PlayStation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJUrGSTHmLY SNES Sound Chip: https://mechafatnick.co.uk/2016/08/19/the-mysterious-legacy-of-the-snes-soundchip/#player1?catid=0&trackid=0
30:54
December 08, 2020
The History of Nintendo and the Perfect Console for Families
The History of Nintendo and the Perfect Console for Families
This episode explains the expansive history of Nintendo with the help of a special guest. It then dives into the Nintendo Switch and explains why it is the perfect console for families. It also answers a listener question regarding Fortnite V-bucks as a Christmas present. You can submit comments or questions and have them read and answered on the show! Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com Facebook.com/LevelZeroPod Twitter.com/LevelZeroPod
19:09
November 24, 2020