Video Game History Foundation welcomes DCJY

It's not often we get invited to guest on other podcasts, but when we do it's always a pleasure. In this case, those lovely folks at the Video Game History Foundation reached out to us and asked if we'd like to join them for episode 99 of the Video Game History Hour podcast to share our memories of the Dreamcast launch from the perspective of gamers on opposite sides of the pond. That pond being the Atlantic Ocean, naturally.

So in episode 99 of the Video Game History Hour, Tom and Brian joined Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin to discuss what it was like for Dreamcast fans waiting for the release of the system in both the US and Europe, the significance of 9/9/99, the delayed release in Europe, the different packaging and advertising campaigns on the two continents and just why the Dreamcast has such a lasting appeal all these years later. Listen at the link below, or on all the usual podcast services.

It was an honour to be asked to appear on the Video Game History Hour, even moreso considering how much great work the Video Game History Foundation does to help preserve the heritage of the hobby we all love. On a personal level I've followed the work of Frank and Kelsey and the Video Game History Foundation for quite some time, so it was a privilege to be able to converse with them both over the course of the podcast episode.

I should also add that the Video Game History Hour is a podcast that I regularly listen to, with each episode featuring a guest that has their own niche or area of expertise. There are some absolutely fascinating topics covered in the back catalogue, so I would implore anybody with an interest in obscure gaming topics to explore previous episodes. After you've listened to episode 99, of course.

Thanks again to Frank, Kelsey, Robin, Brian and eveyone else involved. Visit the Video Game History Foundation here, find the all episodes of the Video Game History Hour here, follow on Twitter here.


bludr said...

I found out about this website thanks to this podcast interview. So here you have one new reader. Thanks for great job and for bringing so many great memories. Cheers.

Tom Charnock said...

Hi bludr - thanks for listening and commenting, it was a lot of fun chatting with Frank and Kelsey. Glad to have you as a new reader, please do stay a while and check out the vast array of articles :)