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Maximum Power Up

A video gaming podcast that covers both retro gaming as well as modern systems. The show features discussion on various topics, reviews and more.
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Dec 18, 2015

Welcome to Maximum Power Up, a gaming podcast that covers retro and modern gaming.

 

Our latest episode covers two topics to close off 2015. Firstly Paul, Phil and Chris sit down to discuss the Sony Playstation Experience 2015 that was held on 5th and 6th December 2015. A lot of upcoming PS4 & Vita games were showcased as well as the Playstation VR. Find out what the team is looking forward to from Sony in 2016.

 

Sony Playstation Experience Keynote Speech :https://youtu.be/nCuMLqEiiws

 

For the second part Paul sits down with Andy Palmer, owner of Arcade Club, Europe's largest arcade. Based up in the North West Arcade Club currently has almost 200 arcade cabs and pinball tables to get stuck into. Paul and Andy discuss gaming history, collecting games and the Arcade Club itself.

 

Find all details to Arcade Club here: http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/arcadeclubuk

Twitter: @arcadeclubuk

 

If you enjoy the show please subscribe and if possible leave a review or rating as everyone we get helps the show grow.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

 

Also you can find our shows on RetroCollect site: http://www.retrocollect.com/Podcast/Maximum-Power-Up/

Dec 6, 2015

Love them or loathe them, racing sims are one of the most popular genres when it comes to gaming. The racing stable of a console can make or break it, and there are some simply stunning examples of vehicular competition going all the way back to the very first days of video gaming.

In this latest episode of Maximum Power Up, Phil, Chris and Tom take a look at some of the most important and defining arcade racers to grace both coin-op cabinets and the home systems. The team discuss their earliest memories of arcade-style racers with Pole position and Rad Mobile, and then take a journey through the 80s, 90s and 2000s reminiscing about the most memorable racers from the last 30 years. Sega Rally, Ridge Racer, Burning Road, The Need For Speed and Burnin’ Rubber on the lowly Amstrad CPC all get a mention, so buckle up and get ready to start your engines with episode of the Maximum Power Up podcast.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Nov 19, 2015

Welcome to episode 14 of the video gaming podcast that discusses both retro and modern gaming. We are very proud to now be associated with RetroCollect and look forward to providing some great content and feature some great guests on the show.

In this latest episode Paul interviews Jon Hare creator of Sensible Soccer to discuss Jon's new Kickstarter Sociable Soccer as well as some of Jon's earlier work. As well as this Paul, Phil and Chris look back on and discuss some of their own memories from playing some of Sensible Software's biggest games, Cannon Fodder, SWOS and more.

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

To back the Kickstarter for Sociable Soccer and keep on top of updates including the proposed game options screen as mentioned in the interview the link is here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/towerstudios/sociable-soccer?ref=nav_search

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Also find us on: www.retrocollect.com

Nov 9, 2015

Welcome to episode 13 of the video gaming podcast that discusses both retro and modern gaming. We are very proud to now be associated with RetroCollect and look forward to providing some great content and feature some great guests on the show.

In this latest episode Paul and Phil are joined by guest host Jake Smith who has already featured on some RetroCollect podcast episodes. We sit down to discuss some of our favourite games for the much loved 16bit giant, the Sega Mega Drive. As this is only part 1 there are many more games to discuss on a future episode but please feel free to tell us which are your favourite games.

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Also find us on: www.retrocollect.com

Links to other great sites:

www.megadrive.me - Jake's website, Twitter is: @jake74 to follow him😊

www.arcadeclub.co.uk

 

Oct 25, 2015

In this latest episode Paul and Phil sit down to discuss their favourite horror games from past and present in time for Halloween. Discussed are out and out horror games and maybe a few that can still fall into the horror genre.

As there's only so much time in an episode I'm sure some listener favourites have been missed out but if so please let us know some of your favourite horror games so we can check them out.

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Special thanks to Synoiz for creating our opening theme and fantastic background music. You can find more of his music and download releases from http://www.synoiz.com/?player=true

Oct 14, 2015

In this episode Paul, Phil and Chris talk the 20th anniversary of PlayStation, a games console that, without doubt, changed the landscape of gaming culture forever.

 

We look back at what led to Sony creating the PlayStation, the games we loved, the games that were overlooked and the legacy the system left behind

 

Do not underestimate the power of our babbling!

 

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Sep 27, 2015

In this episode Paul was lucky enough to sit down with ex Ocean software graphic artist Mark R. Jones. Mark started in the industry at a very early age and some of his most famous work is discussed as well as his time at Ocean, his massive games collection, running the Ocean Software Ltd Facebook page and so much more.

We hope you enjoy the episode, please find below the links for some of the things discussed in the show:

Keith Chegwin visits Ocean Part 1: https://youtu.be/s_I-wnX7ZPo

Part 2: https://youtu.be/MQeT24UNLjE

Part 3: https://youtu.be/DZDTJAaMXJc

Part 4: https://youtu.be/5WTAJea5cxk

Part 5: https://youtu.be/o04y4JnZq8o

Part 6: https://youtu.be/N2YNSb2ecoY

Ocean Software Ltd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OceanSoftwareLtd 

Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkRJones1970 

We are at Play Manchester on 10th/11th October 2015, so why not say 'Hi' & challenge us to a game. For more information on Play Machester, click on the following link: www.playexpo.net

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Sep 17, 2015

In this episode Phil and new Co-Host Chris discuss the legendary gaming series Metal Gear Solid.

We track the series from it's start in the 1980's with the MSX system and NES right up to the huge budget latest release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

We also discuss the bizarre characters, boss battles and easter eggs that really make this series stand out from any other.

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:
www.maximumpowerup.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw
www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl
@MaximumPowerUp

Aug 23, 2015

Welcome to another episode of Maximum Power Up. Join hosts Paul and Phil as well as special guests as they discuss both retro and modern gaming.

In this episode Paul and Phil sit down to discuss their personal top 5 SNES games as well as adding a couple of honourable mentions. As well as this Paul briefly discusses a few magazine memories of the SNES era and there's also the usual chat about what they have been buying and playing.

With it being our 1st proper episode about the SNES the Super Play Top 100 and Paul's mission to own it gets mentioned, the list itself can be found here:

http://www.rvgfanatic.com/7464/1450199.html

If you enjoy the show and can spare a few minutes please leave us an Itunes review. Also feel free to comment on the episode on your own top fives, always great to have a discussion.

 

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

@maximumpowerup

 

Aug 5, 2015

Maximum Power Up is a podcast that covers retrogaming as well as modern. Join hosts Paul and Phil as well as special guests as they discuss a mixture of topics, news, reviews and more.

In this episode we don our suits, check our team line ups and discuss our favourite Football Manager memories as well as the Championship Manager series before the split. Joining us to discuss everything is very special guest Tony Jameson, comedian, writer and performer of Football Manager Ruined My Life. Tony has also been featured in the Football Manager documentary and book.

We discuss some of our favourite players, our early CM memories as well as FM, superstitions and much more. As well as this we have had some listener mp3s sent in with their very own experiences with this long standing game series.

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Again thank you to Tony Jameson who took time out of his busy schedule preparing for the Edinburgh Fringe. For info on his tour dates, links to buy a dvd of Football Manager Ruined My Life:

www.tonyjameson.co.uk  and Twitter: @tonyjameson

Special thanks to the following listeners for their contributions to the show: Kevin Mason, Chris Roberts, Fraser Gilbert & Matt Lambourne.

Music used in this episode is:

Chase the Wind - Victory Goal

Jamie Cook - Gavin Osborn

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Jul 20, 2015

Join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this episode we return to our decade in review looking at 2001. Joining us this episode is Chris Smith from Retro Collect who helps us discuss some of our favourite games from 2001. If there are any we don't mention please let us know on Twitter or Facebook and join in the discussion.

Also after the closing music listen out for a small bonus....

The music in this episode is as follows:

Silent Hill 2 - Heaven's Night

Rez - Rock Is Sponge (Joujouka)

Devil May Cry - Lock And Load (Original)

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

For Chris: @ChrisSmithster @RetroCollect

Also if you live in the North West check out Retro Games Night At The Batcave in Blackburn, for details : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-Games-Nights-at-The-Batcave/1408934609370505?fref=ts

Jun 30, 2015

 Join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the recent E3 event. We cover all of the major up coming releases from the major studios and console manufacturers. Joining us this week is Tom of Dreamcast Junkyard & Dreampod fame.

Listen and find out what are our stand out highlights and lowlights from arguably the biggest event on the gaming calendar.

The music in this episode is as follows:

Doom - At Doom's Gate

Halo - Title Theme

Need For Speed 2015 - Chemical Brothers - Go

The Crew - Introductions

Uncharted - Nate's Theme

Star Fox - Corneria Theme

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Icarus (Main Theme)

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

Also please check out Tom's site, The Dreamcast Junkyard here: www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk

Jun 10, 2015

Episode 4 of the podcast about videogames, both retro and present day. Join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this episode we discuss our thoughts and memories of the Sega Saturn 20 years after it's UK release. Was this the beginning of the end for Sega back then or was it a console that had more potential than people give it credit for?

As well as this we discuss pick ups, our thoughts on the Gamecube and more.

Music this episode:

Thunderhawk 2 - Arms Running

Guardian Heroes - Rough And Ready

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

May 17, 2015

Episode 3 of the podcast about videogames, both retro and present day. Join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this episode we have the pleasure of interviewing Phil Murphy who is the organizer of gaming event NERG - North East Retro Gaming. We discuss how Phil got into games, what he collects as well as the planning of the NERG show itself. NERG takes place on 20th and 21st June 2015 and all details can be found at www.northeastretrogaming.com for info on tickets, the venue, the traders there and more.

As well as this we discuss our weekend at Play Blackpool from the start of the month, what we played, bought and more.

The music in this episode is as follows:

Daytona USA - The King Of Speed

Metroid Prime - Phendrana Drifts Shoreline Entry

REZ - Fear (Adam Freeland - Rez Edit)

We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

 

Apr 29, 2015

In this second mini episode we take a look at Bitmap Books' latest release, Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium.

Join us as we take an in depth look at the book (don't worry we have tried to keep it as spoiler free as possible) and discuss a few of our favourite Amiga games and memories of Commodore's greatest achievement.

If you would like to know more about current and up coming Bitmap Books releases you can visit their website at bitmapbooks.co.uk

As well as looking at the book we  also chat about our latest pick ups, what we are currently playing and the sorry story of the Silent Hills cancellation.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

Apr 20, 2015

Episode 2 of this new podcast about videogames, both retro and present day. Join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this episode a new series begins with part one of looking back at the last decade in gaming. Starting with the year 2000, Paul and Phil discuss some of their favourite games and memories from the year. Any further discussion and opinions on games we don't discuss is welcome - it's surprising how much there is to discuss in a 2hr show!

As well as this our latest gaming pick ups are discussed, carboots and of course our Played / Unplayed section. We hope you enjoy the show and if possible please leave us an Itunes review.

Links for us are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

Apr 6, 2015

The first of our mini episodes on short topics. On 4/4/15 Paul went along to a local retro gaming night in Blackburn held at local comic book store The Batcave.

The event was the 1 year anniversary of this great night held on the 1st Saturday of each month. During the night Paul was joined by Shaun Holley from Ten Pence Arcade podcast that looks at arcade gaming both past and present. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel for more retrogaming which also features several videos from the night.

Links for us and Ten Pence Arcade are:

www.maximumpowerup.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvUX61wemDeRZXOyFDScaw

www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Twitter: @MaximumPowerUp

Ten Pence Arcade podcast: www.facebook.com/tenpencearcade?fref=ts and @tenpencearcade

 

Mar 30, 2015

A brand new podcast about videogames, both retro and present day. join hosts Phil and Paul as well as guest hosts as the show will cover a wide mixture of topics, reviews, discussion and more.

In this first episode we're joined by Chris Smith from Retro Collect and we discuss our favourite scrolling beat 'em up games from the '80's upto present day. As well as this we discuss what we've been playing, the topic of DLC and more.

Just to make you aware the sound is a little muffled in a couple of places but we hope this doesn't affect your enjoyment of the show.

Follow the show on Twitter @MaximumPowerUp and on Facebook www.facebook.com/MaximumPowerUp?ref=hl

Also for more features and discussion our website is www.maximumpowerup.com

 

 

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