A show about playing games and making games. Federico and Myke have long been thoughtful observers of the games industry, an industry Shahid has been a part of for over 30 years. Coupling this life-long love of games with a lifetime of experience makes Remaster a show you don’t want to miss. Hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Shahid Kamal Ahmad.
52: Always Bet on Mario!
Feb 7 • 58 min
Is it a good idea for Microsoft to buy a publisher? What are Sony up to with the next PSVR? Can Nintendo break all console sales records? What will happen to Sony without Kaz Hirai?
51: 2018 Expectations: Microsoft, Apple, VR, and Steam
Jan 25 • 56 min
Let’s finish off our expectations for gaming in 2018.
50: 2018 Expectations: Sony and Nintendo
Jan 12 • 51 min
It’s a new year, and we have lots of things we want from the gaming world. Let’s start by looking at Sony and Nintendo.
49: The Engine Decision
Dec 17, 2017 • 55 min
What are game engines? Shahid attempts to explain, along with the help of Alex Evans from Media Molecule.
48: Game of the Year 2017
Dec 5, 2017 • 65 min
Our picks for the best games we’ve played in 2017.
47: Super Mario Odyssey Review
Nov 2, 2017 • 57 min
Mario is back! Is he better than ever?
46: A Farm and an Odyssey
Oct 24, 2017 • 41 min
Stardew Valley review, Mario Odyssey preparations, and details on the new Nintendo Switch console update.
45: Water Is So Much Better When It’s Blue
Oct 6, 2017 • 41 min
Federico has (mostly) completed Breath of the Wild, and Shahid gives a personal history of the SNES.
44: You Don’t Want to Be the Camera Operator
Sep 21, 2017 • 44 min
News and updates from the September Nintendo Direct, and a look at the first crop of ARKit games on iOS 11.
43: Surprising Games
Sep 7, 2017 • 77 min
News of Shahid’s first VR game, thoughts on upcoming and recent Switch releases, and an interview with Mike Bithell to discuss Subsurface Circular.
42: What is Crunch?
Aug 24, 2017 • 40 min
Pre-order systems fail because of the SNES Classic, Microsoft readies sale of the Xbox One X, and arguments for and against ‘Crunch’.
41: No Desire to Stream
Aug 9, 2017 • 50 min
Buying streaming hardware for non-conventional purposes, looking at how the iOS 11 App Store could change game development, and what games are left to come for the Switch in 2017.
40: The Death of Flash
Jul 27, 2017 • 49 min
Myke has been playing Superhot and Splatoon 2, Federico is buying every amiibo he can find, and Shahid interviews developers about the announced end of Adobe’s support of Flash.
39: Selfish Follow-Up
Jul 13, 2017 • 42 min
Some upcoming games for the Switch, thoughts on the Zelda DLC, and a discussion about PlayStation PlayLink
38: SNES Classic
Jun 28, 2017 • 47 min
Have Nintendo learned from their previous foray in to tiny nostalgia?
37: E3 2017
Jun 15, 2017 • 65 min
What we’re most excited about from E3 2017.
36: We Learn By Imitating
Jun 1, 2017 • 58 min
A short history lesson on ‘Game Mods’, and some wishes for E3.
35: Super Illegal and Super Awesome
May 18, 2017 • 50 min
Fan made games, and how copyright owners react to these projects.
34: Drifting all the Way
May 5, 2017 • 46 min
Nintendo earnings report news, new Zelda DLC info, and a review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
33: Switch News Roundup
Apr 19, 2017 • 46 min
Switch sales figures, and updates to the accessories and game lineups. Also why did the kill the NES Classic?
32: First Party
Apr 6, 2017 • 57 min
Microsoft unveil specs of their upcoming Project Scorpio, and Shahid explains what makes a developer ‘First Party’.
31: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Review
Mar 24, 2017 • 73 min
Federico and Myke give their review of _The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild_.
30: Nintendo Switch Review
Mar 9, 2017 • 80 min
Our review of the Nintendo Switch, including a discussion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (with no story spoilers).
29: Waiting for the Switch
Feb 23, 2017 • 67 min
We are just one week away from the Nintendo Switch. What do we know?
28: The Current State of Games on the iPad
Feb 9, 2017 • 65 min
The gaming scene on iOS is a vibrant place, but what about the iPad specifically? Is the App Store the right market for games on larger screens? Where are all of the tailor made gaming experiences?
27: The Year Ahead
Jan 26, 2017 • 57 min
Federico and Myke talk about what they’re excited for in 2017.
26: The Nintendo Switch Presentation
Jan 13, 2017 • 90 min
Myke, Federico, and Shahid break down Nintendo’s Switch presentation.
25: 2016 in Review
Dec 17, 2016 • 55 min
Federico and Shahid discuss some of 2016’s biggest trends.
24: PSX and Pokémon
Dec 6, 2016 • 63 min
Federico and Myke break down the announcements from PSX, and give their review of Pokémon Sun/Moon so far.
23: Console Devkits
Nov 25, 2016 • 48 min
Myke got an NES Mini, and Shahid explains the wonderful world of Console Devkits.
22: Development Hardware
Nov 8, 2016 • 43 min
Shahid establishes the current landscape of game development hardware, in the light of Apple’s recent Mac announcements.
21: The Nintendo Switch
Oct 25, 2016 • 51 min
After months of speculation, Nintendo’s next big console has been unveiled and named. This week on Remaster, we discuss whether the Nintendo Switch is shaping up to be what we always wanted.
20: The PlayStation VR Review
Oct 15, 2016 • 67 min
After months of waiting, the PlayStation VR has been released. Federico, Myke, and Shahid share their views on the hardware, the experience, and the launch lineup.
19: A New Reality
Sep 27, 2016 • 35 min
Shahid is going all-in on VR development.
18: Going Pro
Sep 15, 2016 • 44 min
This week Federico and Shahid discuss Shigeru Miyamoto being on-stage at the Apple iPhone event, and Sony’s new PlayStation hardware.
17: No Man’s Sky: Review
Aug 30, 2016 • 57 min
The Remaster trio are reunited to give their thoughts and experiences of playing No Man’s Sky, and also take a look at why there’s such a backlash against the game.
16: How No Man’s Sky Came To Be
Aug 12, 2016 • 55 min
No Man’s Sky and its path to PlayStation, told by the man who brought it there.
15: The Power of Nostalgia
Aug 2, 2016 • 53 min
How do video game companies use nostalgia to repackage and remaster games for new audiences? Are established and well-loved characters a strength or weakness? And what are the latest hardware rumors on the Nintendo NX?
14: Pokémon Go
Jul 27, 2016 • 40 min
This time the guys discuss why Pokémon Go has been so successful, and what this means for Nintendo.
13: Nintendo: If Not VR, Where?
Jul 5, 2016 • 60 min
Federico is back to discuss his thoughts on his first VR experience. This leads to a discussion on what Nintendo’s VR plans could be, before wrapping up with some thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
12: E3 2016
Jun 22, 2016 • 66 min
Just back from E3 2016, Shahid shares his personal history with E3, and gives the lowdown on what was announced this year.
11: Uncharted 4
May 25, 2016 • 39 min
Federico and Myke discuss their thoughts on the final instalment of Nathan Drake’s journey.
10: Nintendo’s plans for E3 and the NX
May 11, 2016 • 42 min
Nintendo has announced that they are only bringing Zelda to E3, and that their next console will launch in March. How is this going to effect the company, and what do their launch plans look like for the NX? Oh, and the new Pokemon trailer is out.
9: Incremental Improvement
Apr 28, 2016 • 44 min
Both Microsoft and Sony appear to be working on updates to their current console lineup. What will that look like, and why would they do it?
8: State of the Union: Sony
Apr 21, 2016 • 53 min
This episode completes the State of the Union series, by focusing on Sony. Your hosts take a look at what has led Sony to have successful year with the PlayStation 4. Shahid interviews developers Mike Bithell and James Austin, and from Sony, Jim Ryan.
7: Interviews from GDC
Mar 31, 2016 • 33 min
At GDC, Shahid also conducted a selection of interviews with amazing people from the games industry. On this episode, you’ll get to hear what GDC means to some fantastic individuals.
6: PlayStation VR Special
Mar 18, 2016 • 48 min
We’re covering all things PlayStation VR. Federico and Myke run-through all the news from the GDC presentation, and share their thoughts. Then Shahid brings us an exclusive interview with Shuhei Yoshida, President of World Wide Studios at PlayStation.
5: State of the Union: Steam
Mar 1, 2016 • 64 min
This week your hosts discuss what Steam means to them, and to the wider development community. They take a look at the advancements they have made to their platform, and what the Vive could do. They also discuss their experiences with Firewatch.
4: State of the Union: Microsoft
Feb 19, 2016 • 46 min
This week your hosts focus on Microsoft in 2015, and try to understand why the Xbox One is lacking behind the PS4. Discussion then turns to whether Hololens, more platform exclusives, and Minecraft could push Xbox ahead in 2016.
3: State of the Union: iOS
Feb 8, 2016 • 56 min
The Platform State of the Union series continues. This week your hosts focus on how Apple has fared in 2015, taking a look at all of their current platforms and where games fit within them.
2: State of the Union: Nintendo
Jan 21, 2016 • 65 min
This week begins the platform ‘State of the Union’ series, in which your hosts will discuss the how each platform has performed in 2015, and look forward in to 2016. First up is Nintendo.
1: Passion in a Can
Jan 8, 2016 • 63 min
For their first episode, the guys discuss Shahid’s return to video game development, whilst taking a look at how team sizes, abundance of choice, and attitudes to shipping have changed over the last 20 years.