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Hey, folks. We’re working on a special episode of Animation Aficionados for next week. In the meantime, I have a podcast recommendation for the gamers out there. It’s the final episode of 1UP’s flagship podcast, formerly known as Games Dammit, In This Thread, 4 Guys 1UP, Listen UP, 1UP Yours, and The 1UP Show. Regardless of what you call it, host Jose Otero wraps up ten years of 1UP, the best gaming website ever.
1UP was a gaming editorial website that came up out of Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, of which I had long been a subscriber. EGM/1UP gained a lot of respect for me by being one of the few outlets where I felt the opinions of its editors were genuine. These were people who loved the industry but were never afraid to trash a game that deserved it. Often it cost them ad revenue in their magazine, but at least 1UP had their integrity, even as Ziff-Davis was crumbling down around them.
As EGM faded away, the podcasts became the new focus of 1UP. Many great shows have come and gone. The Oddcast, EGM Live, @1UP, and Active Time Babble were among my favorites. But it was Retronauts that became my favorite, mostly due to my on-going denial that the 16-bit era ended in 1996. Nevertheless, Retronauts is my most-often recommended podcast, and I hope the archive is preserved somewhere, perhaps on Archive.org. If not, then maybe IGN will allow Bob and Jeremy to host the old episodes on the new Retronauts website. It’d be a shame if 160 episode of retro gaming’s finest podcast simply went away.
But this write-up is about the final podcast on 1UP. Joining Jose is a staggering number of guests from the last ten years of 1UP. You’ll hear the voices of Jeremy Parish, Skip Pfister, Tina Sanchez, Ray Barnholt, Bob Mackey, Karen Chu, Seanbaby, and many, many more. I cannot recommend this enough.