Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category


Episode 99 – Cyber Empires (feat. Troels Pleimert)

February 12, 2017

Hey Blockers!

One more guest show before I’m back in episode 100. This time around my good buddy Troels, the Space Quest Historian is here with a hidden gem, the 1992 Silicon Knights action/strategy game Cyber Empires (or Steel Empire in Europe).

Not only does Troels do a great job with the show, he also interviews the game’s creator, Denis Dyack! This episode contains an abridged version of the interview, for the whole thing, check out Troels’ mixcloud:

Watch Troels play Cyber Empires:

You can also find Troels on Twitter at

Also check out his awesome YouTube channel over at

Next time, for episode 100 I will be back for good with the long awaited Final Unity episode.

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Episode 98 – A Mind Forever Voyaging (feat. Chris Olson)

December 29, 2016

Hello Blockers!

Here comes episode 98 where friend of the show Chris “CGOApps” Olson takes the big chair to discuss our inaugural text adventure, A Mind Forever Voyaging by Infocom, released in 1985.

Digital Antiquarian:

Get Lamp Documentary:

AMFV Infocom Cabinet:

Find Chris at:


His blog/developer site:

Next time, we will hit the long awaited show on Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity.


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Episode 96 – Sid Meier’s Colonization (feat. Father Beast)

November 27, 2016

Hey Blockers!

Here comes another guest show! Father Beast has been kind enough to put together an episode on the 1994 Microprose strategy game, Sid Meier’s Colonization!


Colonization on

Colonization on Steam:

Freecol, an open source remake of Colonization:

Article: “Is Colonization offensive enough?”:

Next time, we’ll be having our 6th Patreon hangout discussing game music & sound! Also, we have another guest show in the hopper on I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream so if you’d like to drop me comments about that one, we’ll get them into the show!


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Episode 95 – The Neverhood (feat. Amayirot Akago)

September 28, 2016

Hey Blockers!

Time for episode 95! Originally we were scheduled to cover A Final Unity, but what with the UMBaby coming, I’ve been thrown all out of whack so friend of the show Amayirot Akago has graciously stepped in with a guest show!


He’ll be covering the 1996 adventure, The Neverhood! In true UMB fashion, he hits all the major points and takes us through the very cool world of The Neverhood.

For more from Akago, check him out on the Internet!



Postman’s Quest:

Next time, we’ll be talking about our favourite music & sound in games on out 6th Patreon Hangout, followed by the long awaited Final Unity podcast.


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Episode 94 – Tyrian

August 24, 2016

Hey there Blockers!

Time for episode 94 where I cover the 1995 Eclipse Software / Epic Megagames shoot ’em up, Tyrian!


First though, I read through some emails I missed out on in the last show discussing Day of the Tentacle.

Then we do as we do and dive deep into the various versions and game modes of Tyrian!


Steam Regional Prices:


Remastered Graphics (From Daniel Cook):

Get Tyrian FREE on GoG:

My Tyrian Research on YouTube:

Ending music:
“Data Flux” by Magellanic

Next time, we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the Spectrum Holobyte adventure Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity.


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Episode 93 – Extended Memory – DOOM 2016

July 22, 2016

Rip and tear Blockers!

DOOM art

It’s time for episode 93 where I’ll be covering a newer game in my Extended Memory format. This time we’ll be talking about the newly released version of DOOM.

I discuss all the usual UMB stuff but with a more modern twist, then hear from some of you guys!

Buy DOOM on Steam:

DOOM Demo:

Next time we’ll be hitting a shoot ’em up, I think our first, Tyrian!

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Episode 92 – Extended Memory – Warcraft (2016)

June 20, 2016

Zug zug blockers!

In this super special surprise episode, I get together with my friends Brian and Bianca of the Square Waves FM podcast for an unprecedented, never before done joint episode!


Why would we perpetrate such an occurrence you ask? Well, the three if of ventured out to the theatre and saw Warcraft on opening night. At the time, we thought it’d be a great idea to get together and record our thoughts. Brian and Bianca were kind enough to run the board while I was travelling, so I called them from Seattle/Tacoma International airport and we got our thoughts down live to hard drive.

I hope you enjoy the show (and please forgive my less then ideal audio from my iPhone headset).

Square Waves FM:
Square Waves on Twitter:

Brian on Twitter:
Bianca on Twitter:

Still forthcoming, yet another “extended memory” podcast discussing the recently released DOOM remake/sequel/whatever it may be.

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Episode 91 – Day of the Tentacle

June 7, 2016


Welcome to episode 91 wherein I continue my journey through the so-called “Maniac Mansion series” with the sequel, 1993’s Day of the Tentacle.


A ton of email and voicemail this week makes for an extra long show, thanks to all for their participation!

Buy Day of the Tentacle Remastered on GOG:

Buy Day of the Tentacle Remastered on Steam:

Check out Thimbleweed Park:

and especially their amazing development blog:

and their weekly standup meeting podcast:

Next time, we’ll be doing an Extended Memory episode on a newer game, the recently released DOOM (2016).

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Episode 90 – Hangout #5 – Diamonds in the Rough

May 29, 2016

Time for yet another Patreon hangout!

This time around, Brian, Troels, Tomer and I get together to talk about “Diamond in the Rough” games! We discuss a huge number of games that didn’t receive the attention they deserved for one reason or another.
Here’s an incomplete list of games covered, see how many you’ve heard of!

Rise of the Robots
Round 42
Black Dahlia
Death Rally
Labyrinth of Time
High Octane
Nuclear War
Cyber Empires / Steel Empires
Castle of Dr. Brain
Spiderman & Venom: Separation Anxiety
Tron 2.0

and that’s not even all of them! Thanks to the guys for participating and remember, if YOU want to join in on these great hangouts, you just need to give to the show at the 5 dollar or higher level over at

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Episode 89 – Maniac Mansion

May 2, 2016

Howdy Blockers!

Here’s big episode 89 wherein I discuss the primordial Lucasfilm Games adventure game, Maniac Mansion!


Play Maniac Mansion in DOTT Remastered:

Play Maniac Mansion on

Maniac Mansion Deluxe (free enhanced fan game):

The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion for the Nintendo Entertainment System:

Next time, we’ll have the second part in this series with Day of the Tentacle!

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