On the Classic Gaming Podcast, incredibly handsome people with incredibly handsome voices play and discuss — you guessed it — classic video games. Each episode, we discuss at least one classic game each, looking at them from a modern perspective but also remembering where they stand in the evolution of game development. Sometimes they’re games we played and loved growing up. Sometimes they’re games we missed and are experiencing for the first time. Though we each have our core beloved genres, we all play a variety of games of various styles, eras, and platforms.
Robert Ring is the author of The Year in StarCraft II: 2011 and a lover of point-and-click PC games like the Monkey Island series and pretty much any other game made by LucasArts in the early ‘90s. He is also the author of Sci-Fi Movie Freak, a book of sci-fi film reviews. When he’s not doing things purely for fun, he works as a web developer.
Jay is a once-hardcore World of Warcraft player, reaching Gladiator status five times from 2009 to 2012. He was also an esports caster for the StarCraft II division of the IGN Pro League. Jay is the Classic Gaming Podcast’s resident RPG expert and has more Final Fantasy X playthroughs than your mom.
From 2013-2017, Blake was part of the Classic Gaming Podcast and could pretty much outplay the rest of us blindfolded. Blake comes from the world of super-difficult sidescrollers like Castlevania. In the modern-day gaming world, he is a well-known Binding of Isaac and Binding of Isaac: Rebirth player. In 2014, he advanced to the semifinals of season 2 of the Binding of Isaac League Racing after an undefeated regular season. He is also a regular streamer at Twitch.tv/slackaholicus. Follow Blake on Twitter @Slackaholicus.