Why does this site exist? That is actually a really good question. Probably the best way to explain it is to say that it was started by a group of friends with a mutual obsession for video games. At one point in time we all worked at the same company as software engineers. While most people would sit by the water cooler and discuss the latest episode of Survivor, we would often find ourselves talking about video games. Not just the latest and greatest games, but the classic games that shaped our childhoods.
We quickly came to the realization that the discussions we were having seemed to be lacking in today's mainstream media (magazines, television shows, or podcasts). Therefore, we decided to start a podcast in hopes of filling that void. What are some of the differences you ask? First, we truly strive to be unbiased. Unbiased in terms of classic versus modern games, unbiased in terms of company A versus company B, and finally unbiased in terms of game genre. In addition, we will always include both modern and classic gaming segments within each podcast. Finally, we have seen the progression of games from their earliest incarnations (Pong, etc.), and with that, we believe we can provide a unique insight that is sorely lacking in today's video game media.
Chris has been playing games ever since he stumbled upon a Space Invaders cocktail at a Cattle Company restaurant. Since then he has owned several systems including the Atari 2600, Colecovision, NES, Turbografx-16, and most modern systems. In addition, he has owned several computers including the VIC-20, C-64, Atari ST, Amiga, and modern PCs. Chris is currently obsessed with restoring classic arcade games. Check out www.zerostatus.com to see his current collection.
Tom started playing video games with Pong and has been at it ever since. He got into computer programming at an early age because of his interest in electronic games and computer graphics. During the 90's he worked as a developer on some obscure PC CD-ROM games, and even composed music for a few CD-ROM titles. Eventually he realized that playing games was a lot more fun than working on them.
Woody was introduced to the exciting world of video games by playing Pong at a local arcade. His current focus is playing RPGs on the PC (World of Warcraft, etc.), and attempting to get his RC helicopter to hover for more than 30 seconds.