The RetroActive Podcast is a labor of love for me. Who am I? I am a lifetime gamer and all around lover of gaming. Even though I don't have a ton of time in my life to devote to my passion I still stay up to date (and out of date) with gaming's greatness. I have a long history with gaming and it all started in 1980!
It was Christmas and my parents bought my brother and I an Atari 2600 along with Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Frogger. This was an absolute amazing time for us and introduced us to home gaming in a big way. Sure not all the games were stellar but there were some stand-outs in our library, in addition to the ones we got with the system above there was Yar's Revenge, Adventure and Keystone Kapers. Oh what a time!
Then in 1986 our parents bought us the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now this was gaming at its greatest. Near arcade
quality and some of the greatest games in gaming history. Some of my picks would be the Zeldas and Marios of course but also some more obscure titles like Trojan, Faxanadu and The Goonies II. It was a great time!
The first system I bought on my own was the Sega Genesis in 1989 and this was where my love for sports gaming was started. With the Sport Talk Series, John Madden Football and NBA Live fueled my passion for competitive gaming! But you can't forget great RPGs like the Phantasy Stars, Shining Series and of coure Sword of Vermillion! This was such a well rounded system in all genres and I feel it hasn't been replicated since.
So yeah, I have a passion for gaming and hope to share that with everyone who listens and visits the site!
- The Big Geek