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Two guys sit back and talk gaming. Be it retro, modern or indie, we discuss news, what we're currently playing and our regular gaming "book club".

Two guys sit back and talk gaming. Be it retro, modern or indie, we discuss news, what we're currently playing and our regular gaming "book club".


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Two guys sit back and talk gaming. Be it retro, modern or indie, we discuss news, what we're currently playing and our regular gaming "book club".






Episode 18 - Driver: San Francisco

After a month off, we're back to talk about Driver: San Francisco! Check out XF Drive here: https://t.co/rxwRUi46P6 Visit us at www.podemup.net, on Twitter @podemup or send us emails to podemup@gmail.com.


Episode 17 - Music of the Mega Drive

A one-off solo episode this month that is completely different from our planned show (which will now go ahead in November). Instead, Ollie takes you through a selection of 50 of his favourite Mega Drive tunes, including music from all the main Sonics, most of the Streets of Rages, some of the Thunder Forces, and bits of Aladdin, Gunstar Heroes, Sunset Riders, Ristar, Mega Turrican, Lotus II and a whole load more! It's Pod 'Em Up Radio, and it's on the air right now! All music from:...


Episode 16 - Metal Gear Solid

We finally get around to playing not-so-hidden gem Metal Gear Solid for the PS1! Tibbs is already a big fan, but what did Ollie think of his first experience with this legendary stealth series? We also discuss Astrobot, Control, Shenmue II, Nintendo Direct, Aladdin/Lion King "remasters", two new Incoming Indies, and how to keep a guinea pig in your drawer without your boss knowing! Robot Champions: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prospectgames/robot-champions Guinea Pig...


Episode 15 - Drill Dozer

Cult GBA classic, Drill Dozer, is the focus of this month's episode. Plus, we discuss Super Mario Maker 2, the Nintendo Switch Lite and talk about some incoming indie titles! Sonic Studio: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Jo-LsA04_rms601MTE1lQ 198X: https://198xthegame.com (In case any one is interested..) Ollie’s Mario Maker 2 Levels: HC9-6JM-6RF G2R-T10-VSF


Episode 14 - Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies

This month in the book club, it's the frenetic rail shooter sequel for the Wii, Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies (aka Star Successor)! Also on the table for discussion, Mario Maker 2, Team Racing (of both Crash and Sonic varieties), Dangerous Driving and E3, including Project Scarlett, Nintendo and FF7 remake. We also debut a new feature, in which we throw a spotlight onto a couple of upcoming indie games! Please check out: Exception - https://exceptiongame.com/ -...


Episode 13 - Undertale

This month we're filled with determination to bring you one of the finest games we've looked at so far in the book club, Undertale! An excellent, seemingly bite-sized (at first) RPG that is deceptively complex and wonderfully witty. Also in the show, we discuss Team Sonic Racing, the Sonic movie delay and the PS5. Don't forget to drop by our brand new website, http://podemup.net - it'll be your go to place for episodes and some stuff in between! (we haven't worked out what yet...


Episode 12 - Super Mario Land 2

We revisit a Game Boy classic this episode with our book club pick, Super Mario Land 2. We also discuss the upcoming Mega-Drive Mini and give our thoughts on the rise of game streaming services like Google Stadia. Music: Athletic Theme - Super Mario Land 2 Muda Kingdom - Super Mario Land Email us at podemup@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @podemup.


Episode 11 - Herzog Zwei (with Vic from Retro Electro!)

For the first time ever, we're thrilled to be joined by a special guest! Vic from console model maker, Retro Electro joins us for a fascinating chat about his new business, with the launch of his first scale model, the European Sega Mega Drive! As if that wasn't enough, he also picked the gaming book club pick this month from the very same console - the initially baffling, yet quickly enthralling early RTS, Herzog Zwei! Retro Electro website: https://retroelectromodels.com Twitter:...


Episode 10 - ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove

We've got a special episode this month, as we've been granted early access to one of 2019's great retro revivals, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! We've played the new game ahead of release to give you our thoughts! As if that weren't enough, we precede this with a look at the rest of the series in our ToeJam & Earl retrospective! Hopefully useful to any newbies to the series looking to dip their toe in, or anyone looking to find out about the new game. Go and check out some of our...


Episode 9 - Tembo the Badass Elephant

This episode, we are talking about Tembo the Badass Elephant, Shenmue,thoughts on the RetroElectro_UK Mega-Drive, The Adventure Pals and we reveal our next book club pick. Email us: podemup@gmail.com Twitter: @podemup Find Retro Electro online at http://www.retroelectromodels.com


Episode 8 - Diddy Kong Racing

In this bumper Christmas episode, we not only look at our final book club game of 2018, Diddy Kong Racing, but we also host the first annual Pod 'Em Up Awards, in which we pick our favourites from all of the games we've played this year! Plus, we discuss the recently released Sonic the Hedgehog movie posters and Ollie has a shocking update for us on his progress through Chrono Trigger! Join us on what is sure to be the most professional and well-planned podcast you're ever likely to listen...


Episode 7 - MediEvil

Controversy! We play MediEvil this month and come away with rather different opinions. Also, we discuss what we've been playing this month, our thoughts on the Playstation Classic Mini and more!


Episode 6 - Power Stone

Better late than never, October's book club pick is none other than popular Sega Dreamcast brawler, Power Stone! Also, Tibbs attempts to get Ollie excited about the PlayStation Classic, and reveals his initial impressions of Nintendo's new online service for the Switch. Bunch o' ROMs, innit. Power Stone Music: Tetsuya Shibata - Londo Stage Tetsuya Shibata - Oedo Stage Send us Tweets! - @podemup Send us email! - podemup@gmail.com


Episode 5 - Ghost Trick

We discuss Streets of Rage 4, Nintendo's war on ROMs and try our best to convey our love of Ghost Trick without spoiling anything. Tibbs makes a mess of pronouncing everyone's Twitter handles. Music: Masakazu Sugimori - Ghost Trick Main Theme Masakazu Sugimori - Trauma Send us Tweets! - @podemup Send us email! - podemup@gmail.com


Episode 4 - Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

We discuss what we've been playing, our thoughts on digital distribution and video game preservation and discuss our game of the month, Klonoa. Music: Junko Ozawa - The Windmill Song (Klonoa OST) Talk to us on Twitter! @podemup or send email to podemup@gmail.com!


Episode 3 - The Firemen

This episode we battle through a plethora of technical difficulties to bring you our thoughts on E3 2018 and discuss our book club game of the month, The Firemen (SNES). Join us, won't you? Music: DigiE - Breaking the Ice (OCRemix #1588) Kazumi Totaka - Mii Theme


Episode 2 - Sunset Riders

In this episode we discuss what we've been playing since the previous show, we share our thoughts on our 'book club' game, Sunset Riders, and we pick a new game to play and discuss on our next show. Music: DJ Mystix - Bleeding Guns


Episode 1 - Introductions

The very first episode of Pod 'Em Up! We discuss our history with video games and talk about five games/franchises that mean a lot to us. Then, we discuss what we have been playing this month and select a game to play for the next show. Intro and Outro music: Amphibious - Marble Clouds in Azure Skies - http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03155 Twitter: @podemup Email: podemup@gmail.com