Game & Gadget Podcast #22 – Arcades, Xbox 360 Live Camera & More…

I am joined by Tony Warriner who is one of the founders of Revolution Software and Aaron Fothergill previously from Argonaut Games and now with Shifty Eye Games as we discuss more gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern.

Topics include:

  • Tony’s ‘Revolution: The Quest for Game Development Greatness‘ book passed its goal on Kickstarter
  • Our experience and love of the arcade
  • The addiction and gameplay style of the arcade to get you hooked
  • Why the arcade typically had just 3 characters for your name / initials
  • The virtual on-screen keyboard for signing into TV apps – yuck
  • Not playing too much online gaming and then getting a chance only to die over and over again
  • Early VR headsets, cardboard VR and modern VR
  • The Xbox 360 Live Vision camera
  • Using your face likeness on the Xbox 360
  • What games we have been playing
  • How 16-bit games captured James’ imagination
  • AI generated pixel art
  • Tony’s new game is no longer a Shmup
Xbox Live vision camera with my scanned face in Rainbow Six

James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications. View his portfolio for more information.

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