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New Episode: Boom Shakalaka!! What Happened to NBA Jam?

New Episode: Boom Shakalaka!! What Happened to NBA Jam?

Arnaldo, Ozzy, and Paul are joined on this episode by special guest Cam Lasby (@sixteen_bit on Instagram) to talk about the genre defining video game that was NBA Jam and its various spinoffs and clones. The guys start off introducing Cam before moving on to some of NBA Jam’s weird sports game predecessors like Cyberball, Arch Rivals, and Base Wars (13:00). The 16-bit era and how it led to NBA Jam is next, but not before discussing the evil Bill…

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2018 Video Game Year In Review – RFG Ep. 23

2018 Video Game Year In Review – RFG Ep. 23

Masa, Arnaldo, Ozzy, and Paul celebrate a year of the Region Free Gamers podcast by talking about the 2018 year in videogaming, and their favourite non-2018 releases that they played last year (25:00). The guys move on to their 2018 video game disappointments (1:04:00) punctuated by an epic rant from Ozzy about Red Dead Redemption 2 (1:17:00). The show is rounded out with their favourite video games released in 2018 (1:38:00) and some listener questions (2:06:00).

Super Mario Bros: Greatest Game Trilogy Ever? – RFG Ep. 22

Super Mario Bros: Greatest Game Trilogy Ever? – RFG Ep. 22

Ring in 2019 with Arnie, Masa and Ozzy as they come together for the inevitable discussion on the Super Mario Bros game trilogy on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The crew discusses the original Mario Bros, and the proceeds to the seminal Super Mario Bros (30:30). The Lost Levels is briefly discussed, but Super Mario Bros 2 (a.k.a Super Mario USA or Doki Doki Panic) then takes its rightful place as the proper sequel to the first SMB (1:1:12). The crew…

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Playstation Classic: What games would we have included? – RFG Ep. 21

Playstation Classic: What games would we have included? – RFG Ep. 21

Join Paul, Ozzy and Arnie as they are joined by Englishman in the Netherlands, Geoff, who regularly goes by @gspotgaming on the web, as they talk about the (at the moment) looming release of the PS Classic and ponder what games they would have removed and which they would have included in their stead. After digging into the enigma that is Geoff, the crew waxes nostalgic about their experiences with the PS1 and the impact it had on gaming (13:11),…

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Grand Theft Auto 3 – RFG Ep. 20

Grand Theft Auto 3 – RFG Ep. 20

Anthony, or as he is better known on on Instagram, @Polybits, joins Arnie and Ozzy to chat about the most influential video game of the 21st century, Grand Theft Auto 3. In what is decidedly not a family-friendly episode, a range of topics come up, including those lovely 1up ladies of the night that gave so many parents nightmares about what their kids were playing. The crew first chat about Anthony’s video-game and stand-up comedy experiences, then explore the early…

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Red Dead Redemption 2, Soul Calibur VI, Tetris Effect, listener questions and more! – RFG Ep. 19

Red Dead Redemption 2, Soul Calibur VI, Tetris Effect, listener questions and more! – RFG Ep. 19

Take in an episode of the Region Free Gamers on this lovely Thanksgiving holiday, as the entire crew gets together to discuss video games they have been playing lately. On this episode, Ozzy talks about the zen-like effect of Tetris and talks about his tragically short space career (06:03), Masa chats about his disdain for Dragon Quest’s MIDI music and becomes the most famous Finnish cowboy in the west in Red Dead Redemption 2 (28:51), Arnie talks about shooting down…

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Persona 4 – Best Persona Ever? – RFG Ep. 18

Persona 4 – Best Persona Ever? – RFG Ep. 18

Arnaldo and Paul are joined by guest host Kelly (@sierranight_gaming on Instagram) and start off talking about the Persona series followed by the setting of Persona 4 and how unique it is relative to other video games in general, and RPGs in particular. We then move on to the colourful cast of characters (33:00), and finish up with a bit of gushing over one of the all-time great video game soundtracks followed by the question – is Persona 4 the…

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Region Free Radio Vol. II – Halloween Horror Special

Region Free Radio Vol. II – Halloween Horror Special

As a supplement to our recent Resident Evil episode, we have a Region Free Radio Halloween special, in which we focus on video game music befitting of the season. Tune in as we go on a macabre journey with tracks that are eerie, spooky and in some cases, quite disturbing. You will listen to songs from games like Silent Hill, Legend of Zelda, Haunting Ground and many more. On behalf of the Region Free Gamers, we hope you enjoy this…

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Halloween Special – Resident Evil – Ep. 17

Halloween Special – Resident Evil – Ep. 17

The crew embarks upon their first Halloween special in a big way, as they explore the Resident Evil trilogy on Playstation 1 and on this episode they are joined by the German wunderkind, Dennis Strillinger, better known as @strillivanilli. The team first digs into the horror roots of the series with Sweet Home on the Famicom, then dig into the development of the first Resident Evil (35:44), and afterwards exploring their experiences with the first game (58:19). The episode is…

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