This week, I'm joined by Jord Odell, E-commerce and Social Media Manager at SEGA Shop Europe, which includes both the UK and European storefronts. Jord is the marketing wizard that connects the fans and Numskull, the people running the shop. She kindly agreed to have a chat with me about her career and her love for video games and was also kind enough to let me put her through another brutal edition of The SEGA Lounge Challenge.
In the distant year of 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Davies, a programmer, SEGA fan, and the creator of RetroAchievements, a project that intended to add achievements to old games. This week, I'm joined on The SEGA Lounge by Meleu, a staffer over at RetroAchievements. We talk about the site's inception, Meleu's work with the RA community and what's in store for the future. Do you love collecting trophies or achievements in modern games? Ever wished you could get achievements in your favorite retro games? Keep listening to find out how you can make that happen thanks to RetroAchievements.
This week's guest is the amazing Bex Trista, aka TristaBytes. Presenter, interviewer, gamer, voice actor... You name it, she can probably do it. Trista hails from the UK and is well-known for her YouTube and more recently Twitch channels and she is a very entertaining person. Whenever you drop by her Twitch streams you'll be greeted with tea, biscuits and stickers and she's a delight to watch as she covers everything gaming, comic book, movie and TV related. And much more. Listen to this episode to find out more about her journey and see how she fares against one of the most brutal SEGA Lounge Challenges to date.
This week's guest is Mikael Tillander, the Swedish developer behind a fairly recent Mega Drive game called Tänzer. It's a blend of different genres, the most notable ones being platformer, hack 'n' slash and shoot-em-up. A fast-paced action game with an amazing soundtrack that you can get for your Mega Drive or Genesis in physical format. I talk to Mikael about his hobby as a video game developer, his newfound love for the SEGA Mega Drive and what to expect from him in the future. Check it out.
Celebrating International Podcast Day in advance, this week's guests are James and Dan, aka The SEGAGUYS, a couple of veteran SEGA fans who host The SEGAGUYS RetroPod. I had a great time recording this interview and learning about the guys' love for SEGA and how they got together to start the podcast. I also learned a lot about how playing Sega Rally can be a meditative experience. Listen to the episode if you want to know more about this awesome SEGA podcast.
This week, we have a legendary vgm composer, the marvelous Matt Furniss, known for many iconic game soundtracks, including The Terminator, Alien 3, The Lost Vikings and many more on SEGA systems. Enjoy the interview and come back next week for another bite-sized chat.
Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge! This week's guest is Andrew Dickinson, author of the upcoming Dreamcast: Year Two book
Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge. After a break of two weeks, we're back with Maciej Baron, of Good Praxis and lead dev and composer of ASAP PLZ, a new game for the Mega Drive. Find out more about Maciej's history, including his love for Sonic and hacking Sonic games, as well as the story behind this free 16-bit that centers around office work.
Patrick Hickey Jr., author of the series of books The Minds Behind the Games, joins KC for a chat on The SEGA Lounge. Learn more about this multi-talented man and his future projects, including a Genesis book.
It's time to welcome our second YouTuber in a row! This week's guest St1ka, host of "St1ka's Retro Corner" on YouTube and a man with an interesting background as a gamer. Learn more about his channel and find out if he's got what it takes to earn The SEGA Lounge Seal of Approval.
We're going old school this week with Daz and Taggsta, hosts of Aussie-based show, Arcade Perfect Podcast. Learn more about their search for the best and worst arcade game conversions and find out if they can get an arcade perfect score of their own in our challenge.
Happy #SOR4DAY, everyone! Celebrating the release of Streets of Rage 4, KC interviews Cyrille Imbert (Dotemu), Executive Producer, and Ben Fiquet (Lizardcube), Art Director, on Streets of Rage 4. Why not listen while you play the game which is, by the way, out now?
It is finally time to welcome The Saturn Junkyard to The Lounge. This week, Brian and Simon join KC for a chat about their blog and community and play a technically troubled edition of The SEGA Lounge Challenge. Tune in to find out the winners of our Space Channel 5 VR giveaway.
Welcome to a very special episode of The SEGA Lounge. A conversation with two of the people behind one of your host's favorite series: Space Channel 5. Straight from Japan, this week's guests are Mineko Okamura, CEO and founder of Grounding Inc., Takumi Yoshinaga of SEGA of Japan, and Takako Sakuma of Grounding Inc.
A week after the world has celebrated 25 years of the release of the original Panzer Dragoon and with its remake looming on the horizon, KC chats to Benjamin Anseaume from TA Publishing, part of Forever Entertainment, and producer of the upcoming game. Find out the answers to some of your questions and play along as Ben tries to guess "What's That Sound?".