The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 31 – Everything Old is New Again

Howdy, howdy, howdy and a warm welcome once again to The MoeGamer Podcast, featuring me and my good friend Chris Caskie of MrGilderPixels.

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In today’s episode, we follow our usual three-part format, kicking off with a look at the news. It’s been a fairly quiet couple of weeks, but there are still a bunch of interesting things to talk about — including a rare sighting of some Xbox news!

For our “What We’ve Been Playing” segment, both Chris and I go about as mainstream as you’ll ever see us go, with discussions of Death Stranding and Pokémon Sword and Shield.

And finally, our main topic of the day is the matter of “homage” games — games which go beyond just a simple pixel art and chiptune aesthetic in order to pay tribute to classic games, series and genres from over the years. We take in a variety of modern games that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of what made their inspirations great, including Freedom Planet, Cave Story, Kero Blaster, Satazius, Oniken, Joylancer and Oceanhorn.

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