Posts Tagged ‘ Xbox

Episode 19 – How to Buy a Halo with Ed Fries

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Halo 2600
may just sound like the fan project you’d never see, but thanks to Ed Fries—current head of 3D imaging modeler Figure Prints and former VP of Microsoft Studios who can include an instrument role launching the original Xbox, creating Xbox Live and bringing Bungie on board as a first-party developer in his legacy—playing as an aesthetically anachronistic Master Chief is now possible. We had a chance to talk with him about his globe-trotting experiences during Xbox’s formative years, as well as Halo 2600 and his philosophy on game design, from an interview at the 2011 Portland Retro Gaming Expo.


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Episode 18 – Portland Retro Gaming Expo ’11

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We shopped, we played, we talked—another year and another successful Portland Retro Gaming Expo has passed. For our coverage from PRGE 2011, we talk with expo head Chuck Van Pelt about the challenges of organizing a retro gaming convention; game collecting legend John Hancock gives us some insight into effectively collecting video games from all eras, and Pink Gorilla‘s Gabe Hayward talks game retail and his experiences managing a game store in Seattle. Pat “the NES Punk” Contri also joins us to muse about the good and the bad that came out of the NES era (as well as his web series). Finally, we wrap up our expo coverage with Art Santana, friend of the podcast and manager of Portland’s premier arcade, Ground Kontrol . Go ahead, ask us what we bought.

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