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After surviving the console wars of the 1990s, the Bit War Veterans are here to bring you current and retro gaming news and discussions, connecting games of the past back to the future! Join the hosts, Meow Te Ching and Max Inventory on Twitter @BitWarVets to share your video game memories!
 
Once a boot always a boot right? I'm going to be talking with veterans and active duty military, telling the everyday stories of what it's like to be in the military. From enlisting, deploying, the hurry up and waiting, you name it! Ever wonder what happens during a deployment to Afghanistan, serving on a ship in the middle of the Persian Gulf, sitting on base, in a barracks, or the ridiculous entertainment we make for ourselves to sane!? Well you're in the right place! We also talk about th ...
 
The fans of today's comic books are a multi-generational crowd. “Panel By Panel” is the podcast made ESPECIALLY for them! “PxP” examines the length and breadth of comic history through the eyes of two comic book veterans. Our hosts are George Doro, who picked up his first book from a spinning rack in the dawn of the Silver Age and Charles McFall, who bought his first issue when direct sales comics stores first began popping up on the landscape. They’ve been reading reading comics for decades ...
 
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This week I had the pleasure of speaking with my good friend Mike Rineck about all things from our time in the Navy. We served on the same ship together and became great friends during a challenging time. Mike is one the nicest people I've had the pleasure of serving with. Hear about how Mike first entered the Navy, some of the timidness he experie…
 
This week I have Chris Bourg joining the show. Chris did over 10 years in the Navy as a Gunners Mate. We talk about his time dropping out of Navy engineering school, to then going undesignated to a Seabee command. Listen to his story about how he struck Gunners Mate, and what life was like both with the Seabees as well as on the ship. We get in to …
 
This week I have the host of the Voices of America's Veterans podcast; Joey Verhalen on the show. He tells of starting a family young, joining the Navy, and the trials and tribulations that come later. From being in the Nuclear pipeline for the Navy, to being then sent conventional machinist mate, the stories that ensue are great. Have you ever you…
 
This week I have Marine veteran David Therrien on the show. Listen how he triumphed and overcame from being an emancipated teen, to a marine, becoming addicted, and coming out the other side with a positive outlook ready to help other veterans who are struggling. Of course we can't have an episode without the funny stories in between like getting d…
 
CEO, speaker, writer, podcaster, wife, mother, and retired Army veteran (yes all one person!) Annette Whittenberger joins the show this week! Hear the journey from being in a small catholic school to retiring from the army as a high ranking officer! Hear about Annette immediately being sent to Germany, her multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanist…
 
This week I have a very special and beautiful guest: Ashley Galsband a.k.a. my wife. We delve into what makes a "dependa". Hear the hilarious stories of military spouse and the spouses we have encountered over the years. We talk how to make a marriage and family in the military work, compare "boots" and dependas", talk the importance of independenc…
 
This is a different episode this week of Once Upon A Boot. This is a short talk about some of mental issues I've dealt with, as well as different ways to seek out help. As September is Suicide Awareness Month, I wanted to take an episode to remind everyone to reach out to those they love. Don't let your brothers/sisters suffer in silence! . Want to…
 
This week I have 23-year retired Senior Chief Edwin Rodriguez on the pod! We talk about everything from him playing minor league baseball in Puerto Rico and joining the Navy, all the way to retiring as a Senior Chief! Hear the great stories such as redeeming himself after a DUI, and even how he had a sailor who faked cancer!? We also talk about his…
 
From breaking an arm at hardcore show, to getting in trouble on base with a Master at Arms, these two boots reminisce about the good ol' days of the Navy. We're talking funny stories from training, the ship, and deployment stories featuring Star Wars on a mountain in Spain!? You don't want to miss this great episode of Once Upon A Boot! Once Upon A…
 
On the first episode I talk with my good friend, Navy veteran, and exceptionally talented content creator D.J. White. We're talking embarrassing out of boot camp moments, what it was like coming to our first ship in the Navy, some deployment tales, and naturally which cereal is best. Be sure to check out everything D.J. is doing on all his social m…
 
For the final episode of Season 1 of Branching Narratives, Jeff welcomes Brenda Romero, a pioneering developer in the games industry with a long resume that includes Jagged Alliance, a BAFTA award, and the upcoming Empire of Sin. Jeff talks to Brenda about all these accomplishments, how she got her start in the games industry in the 1980s, and much…
 
USgamer's Kat Bailey turns the tables and interviews Jeff Green this week, so it's his turn to share how he got his first job in the games industry in 1996, days spent rolling into the office at 10:30am to play '90s PC games, GFW Radio memories, and what it means to get older in the games industry. This week the spotlight is on the Black Dragon, so…
 
This week's guest is Cloud Chamber Studio Head Kelley Gilmore, who spent nearly 20 years at Firaxis before moving on to run the studio tasked with rebooting BioShock. She talks about the enormous responsibility of rebooting a beloved franchise; how the studio is handling challenges like motion capture amid COVID-19; the importance of hiring for div…
 
Gary Whitta—screenwriter (Star Wars: Rogue One, The Book of Eli), comic book writer, and novelist—talks about what it's like to go from being a video game magazine editor to being the guy who wrote a Star Wars movie. He also discusses the trials and tribulations of being a Hollywood writer, the joy and craziness of hosting the wildly popular Animal…
 
Jeff is joined by Kahlief Adams, host of the Spawn on Me podcast, to discuss the long fight to get more Black voices in the games industry; what it's like to be on the other side of a negative game review; Kahlief discovering games with the help of his grandmother, and his fight to get notice for podcasts about people of color in games. Hosted by U…
 
In this week's episode of Branching Narratives, we're joined by Bethesda's Pete Hines, who talks about his early days at Bethesda "bullshitting ad copy" with Todd Howard [10:00]; how Morrowind helped keep the company in business [20:00]; the Fallout license acquisition [29:00], and the lessons of Fallout 76 [42:00]. Hosted by USgamer: http://usgame…
 
In the second episode the newly-renamed Branching Narratives, Jeff welcomes Samantha Kalman, the indie developer, musician, and technologist behind the unique rhythm game Sentris. She talks about why she never thought she'd make it as a game developer; meeting her heroes; her journey as a transgender woman, and the influences of Loom and Rock Band.…
 
For our first episode, we're joined by Austin Walker, host of the popular podcasts Friends at the Table and Waypoint Radio and formerly of Giant Bomb. He's here to talk about his journey from academia to the games industry, the rise of D&D, editorial battles with sales and PR, and much more in this extended conversation with host Jeff Green. Hosted…
 
The Bit War Veterans are BACK and re-mastered! We talk about the current and upcoming remasters, re-releases, and remakes. We cover some recent news like the Sony Playstation auction and GameStop shenanigans. For the "Tells the Tale" section, we ask our Twitter followers which games they would like to see remade.…
 
The Bit War Veterans are back from ANOTHER trip to Japan. This time we explored the game stores and retro arcades of Osaka and purchased a Sega Saturn. We also talk about the Square Enix Cafe Osaka, Space Station Retro Game Bar, the Kirby Cafe, Pokemon Center, Akihabara, the new SEGA Arcade #5, Luida's Dragon Quest Bar, UFO Catchers/Crane Games, Fu…
 
We have not one, but TWO former SEGA Tips & Tricks Hotline employees sharing their experiences in this episode. SinceSpacies (Brian Costelloe) and Tim Gadler join us for two very entertaining and exciting interviews where they discuss what it was like working for the hotline, how they became employed by SEGA, and crazy callers. Then we "Tell the Ta…
 
The Bit War Veterans celebrate video game movies all the way from the beginning, Super Mario Bros., to the latest, Detective Pikachu, and everything else in between. We cover the good, the (mostly) bad, and the Uwe Boll. After discussing some breaking gaming movie news and critiquing the Sonic Movie design, we give you our two bits, and your tweets…
 
The Bit War Veterans are back from Japan with exciting stories about arcades, retro game shops, game cafes, Akihabara, and more! We visited various Sega arcades, Taito Stations, Super Potato, retro game stores, the Gundam Cafe, the Square Enix cafe Artnia, Container the SNK Neo-Geo store, Luida's Dragon Quest bar, and other fun locations. We go in-…
 
Press START to hear all about the history of video game controllers! We have a special guest Kevin Harbin on the show talking about his new book "The Evolution of Gamepads" We also discuss some new technology by Hyperkin allowing the use of a new NES Zapper-like controller, the Hyper Blaster HD, to be used on HDTVs, and other companies making new c…
 
We review the year of 2018 in RAPID FIRE. Our topics are: Detective Pikachu/Sonic Movies, Mini Consoles and Soulja Boy, Loot Boxes, Nintendo Switch Online, Telltale Games going under, Fallout 76, Super Smash Bros., Epic Store, Blizzard/Diablo Immortal, Microsoft's Buying Spree, Nintendo vs. ROMs, AAA Gaming Stocks, New Console Rumors, Old Franchise…
 
On this episode of the Bit War Veterans we look in to Prima game strategy guides, and other companies like Brady and Versus. When did they start? How are they made? And why did they go under? We read tweets from our followers about the guides they owned and the memories they had of flipping through their pages. The guides we had are precious to us.…
 
It's the Bit War Veterans Halloween Special! We cover spooky Vaporware, games which disappeared from development. Our titles include Ghostwire, Starcraft: Ghosts, Chuckie: Wanna Play, Fifth Phantom, Matrix Runner, and Zombie High. Next, we interview Steven Long of IndieWatch.net about his new book, "Why Your Indie Game is Doomed to Fail." He talks …
 
There's a treasure trove of rare games and consoles in Video Game Alley in Seoul. We visit and share our experiences of seeing lots of hard-to-find collectibles as well as our purchases. Then we talk about our time at ComicCon Seoul and all of the wonderful cosplay and art we had the privilege of viewing. If you could own any rare, odd, or obscure …
 
Max Inventory and Meow Te Ching are BACK and broadcasting from South Korea. In our return episode we talk about a few arcades we visited in Korea and our experiences with a bootleg NES Classic Mini. Then we explore new ways to emulate Xbox, PS3, and the Switch. Next, we talk about games we bought on the Steam Summer Sale and upcoming games we're ex…
 
Meow Te Ching is back with a brand new SNES Mini Classic Edition. Hear her first impressions on the console and game choices. Then we hear our twitter follower's tales of games that were disappointing but still had some redeeming qualities. Next episodes "Tell the Tales" question is: Did you have any gaming traditions or superstitions as a child? Y…
 
Meow Te Ching and Max Inventory re-cap some of their favorite announcements and lesser known games (and more!) from San Diego Comic-Con, Disney's D23 event, and E3 2017. Some of the upcoming titles we talk about are: Metroid: Samus Returns, Metroid Prime 4, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario Odys…
 
The Bit War Veterans share your tweets about your favorite weapons in video games. We talk about the new Contra movie, a Battletoads mod, Sonic Mania, an odd Nintendo Switch decision, and two upcoming titles Lost Sphere and Tiny Metal. Meow Te Ching and Max Inventory also have a very important and special announcement for everyone, so please listen…
 
We say goodbye to our fallen comrade MadCatz, the third party peripheral company, and the NES Classic Mini, taken before it's time. We explore why Bioware, a beloved company, has fallen out of favor with its latest release of Mass Effect Andromeda. Next we share our Twitter follower's opinions of game guides and see if they are still relevant or no…
 
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