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Episode 32: Half-Life & Portal

Valve is one of the most well-known and respected developers around today, and their first game, Half-Life spawned one of gaming’s biggest franchises. When it hit the PC in 1998, Half-Life wowed critics and went on to become one of the most popular first person shooters ever released for both PC and console. A seamless mix of first person shooting action and science fiction storytelling, the adventure catapulted Gordon Freeman into the limelight and cemented Valve as a force to be reckoned with.

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Episode 30: SEGA Saturn Part 2

The SEGA Saturn needs little introduction. The controversy surrounding its launch not only took the media by surprise but also alienated a large amount of retailers. In short the launch was a disaster and coupled with the fact that the Sony Playstation was about to be released which boasted state of the art 3D visuals, the Saturn, even though it was a 2D powerhouse, was on the blckfoot from the get go. However even with the consoles glaring short comings it has gone on to be a much loved system of the retro gaming community.

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