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Now Homeless, the Retro Games Podcast Retronauts Wants Your Kickstarter Money

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After the tragic shuttering of 1UP alongside a few other publications last month, the retro games podcast Retronauts found itself without a home. Naturally its hosts, former and slightly-less-recently-former, have turned to Kickstarter to fund its revival.


Bob Mackey, Ray Barnholt and Jeremy Parish are asking for $12,000 for equipment and recording space, and in return they'll make at least another 26 episodes with a fourth, rotating guest host. Considering they've reached over $20,000 with 29 days left to go, I'm not sure why I'm even writing about this, besides the fact that Retronauts was one of my favorite podcasts.

We'd like to keep Retronauts going for at least another year, but we're in need of the equipment and resources necessary to produce the quality podcast you've come to expect. Sure, we could always use Skype, but nothing beats the intimacy of four people in a tiny room screaming at each other about Milon's Secret Castle.


Couldn't agree more. I don't even know what Milon's Secret Castle is, but that's part of the reason why I love listening to this podcast. I also love the fact that there are no ridiculous $10,000 reward tiers on this Kickstarter—the image above is the t-shirt design (subject to change) backers of $50 get, and the maximum contribution of $300 gets you a spot in that rotating fourth host chair to yap about classic games on the air. Some people (me) would argue that's worth it.

Disappointed that you missed out on one of those sweet rewards? Well, we just added a bunch more!

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If there were a GFW - THE BRODEO kickstarter - with the money going to FLYING them into the same city for a WEEKEND, and then recording like, 4 new episodes over that time, with a fifth drunken episode - I would totally contribute something like $500. I still have all their old episodes on my ancient ipod, and sometimes listen to them when I want to imagine that the Golden Age of 1UP never died.