Binary Gamer Podcast

Binary Gamer Podcast
Every week Binary Gamer will teach you something you didn’t know about video games and video game culture. From lore, game mechanics, game theory, and the minds behind the games we love; prepare yourself to learn just a little more than you did about the games we love.

The Series Finale: BGP Ep. 107
Apr 15 • 5 min
Congratulations Class. There is nothing more i can teach you for now. Thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart.
Galaga: BGP Ep. 106
Apr 8 • 36 min
We have a shorter episode this week because there isn’t too much to say about one of the greatest games ever made. Tony also talks about M.A.S.S Builder and how it has reawakened his love of mecha and his son’s Rocket League rookie days. It’s a good time!…
Call to Arms Charity Stream Re-Cap: BGP Ep. 105
Apr 1 • 30 min
After a marathon stream in support of’s Call to Arms 2019 charity event Tony sits down to talk about playing Risk of Rain 2, Furi, and some others games. Thanks to everyone that came out and donated to the cause! Twitch:…
The Stadia of Games: BGP Ep. 104
Mar 25 • 51 min
After being gone in a far off land (The Field. It wasn’t that big a deal) Tony is back to talk about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Google Stadia. What does the future of online gaming hold? We’re not sure, but we’re gonna find out! Support Us on Patreon:…
Interview with Stephen Machuga of Stack-Up: BGP Ep. 104
Mar 18 • 54 min
In this special interview Tony sits down with Stack-Up CEO and Founder Stephen Machuga to talk about their mission and how Stack-Up is helping veterans from all branches of the military through the power of gaming. If you want to support Stack-Up head to…
From Wolfenstein to Halo: BGP Ep. 103
Mar 11 • 57 min
Tony sits down to discuss First Person Shooters and how early games like Wolfenstein 3D, Golden Eye 007, and Halo shaped the genre and how modern shooters carry on the legacy. Support Us on Patreon: YT:…
Gotta Catch Em All: BGP Ep. 102
Mar 4 • 48 min
This week Tony sits down with the class to discuss the Pokemon franchise and how it’s simple design has informed the basis of RPG’s since 1996. Support Us on Patreon: YT: Discord:…
Rock of Ages: BGP Ep. 101
Feb 25 • 61 min
This week Tony sits down to discuss some of the most memorable songs in video games. From Bloody Tears to The Song of Storms and a few other bangers, Tony brings us back to simpler times with a few classic songs from some classic games. Support Us on…
100th Episode Special: BGP Ep. 100
Feb 18 • 61 min
We made it to 100 episodes! Thank you all very much. Listen as Tony talks the history of Binary Gamer, takes some questions, talks about highlights and great moments and the plans and hopes for Binary Gamer’s future. The train can’t stop and it won’t…
The Communities That Made Us: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 99
Feb 11 • 52 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about the online ecosystems that shaped us as gamers, as well as get hyped for episode 100 of the Binary Gamer Podcast! Twitter: @BG_PodcastCrew YT: Discord: Instagram:…
Madden Football and Goodbye to the Wii Shop Channel: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 98
Feb 4 • 45 min
Super Bowl 53 has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about football video games! We also bid a sad farewell to the catchiest music in the world with the Wii Shop Channel going away forever. Watch live at…
DBFZ Season 2 and Essential Gaming Literature: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 97
Jan 28 • 40 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about the Dragonball FighterZ World Tour Finals and the announcements that came from the Season 2 reveal trailer as well as a list of amazing books that every person that considers themselves a lover of video games should…
Gaming as a Parent and the Online Landscape: Binary Gamer Podcast Ep. 96
Jan 21 • 40 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about gaming as a parent and how the internet scares the crap out of him because he has kids! We also discuss gaming solo vs online gaming and how it can sometimes lead to a bad experience. Watch live at…
Sim City Rediscovered and Bungie Leaves with Their Ball: BGP Ep. 95
Jan 14 • 43 min
After a long and glorious holiday break Tony sits down to talk about Kia entering the Esports arena, Bungie leaving Activision Blizzard and taking Destiny with them, and the rediscovery of a classic that could have been lost to time. It’s 2019! Let’s play…
Capcom Cup 2018 and Happy New Year from Binary Gamer: BGP Ep. 94
Dec 17, 2018 • 40 min
Tony closes out the year with a recap of the Capcom Cup, concluding this years Capcom Pro Tour. With a new season announcement and a great tournament behind us Binary Gamer closes out the year with some thanks and hopes for the coming year. Happy holidays…
The 2018 Game Awards: BGP Ep. 93
Dec 10, 2018 • 38 min
After moving into a new house and getting things (mostly) set up, Tony is back to talk about the 2018 Game Awards and the announcements that happened during the awards ceremony. From Game of the Year to Best Fighting Game and many more categories 2018 was…
Starting at Ground Zero with StarCraft: BGP Ep. 92
Nov 26, 2018 • 34 min
We start the Esports Series off the right way with the granddaddy of competitive games: StarCraft. From it’s Release by Blizzard in 1998 to it’s boom in Korea and the darker days of game fixing; StarCraft has been around since the begining, and it’s gonna…
Esports and the Rise of Pro-Gaming-Prelude: BGP Ep. 91
Nov 19, 2018 • 28 min
This episode starts Tony down the path of the Road Warrior, that is to say a series of episodes covering Esports and Professional Gaming. From Evo and Dreamhack to the start of the Korean Star Craft scene and beyond Binary Gamer is going to take you on a…
The Passing of Stan Lee: BGP Ep. 90
Nov 12, 2018 • 26 min
It is with a heavy heart that we talk about the passing of one of the greatest creative minds of all time: Stan Lee. From iconic characters like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-Men it’s hard to imagine video games without the Marvel universe.…
Let’s Talk Tomba!(PS1-1998): BGP Ep. 89
Nov 4, 2018 • 25 min
We are back in full swing this week folks and that means we’re ready to get back into the swing of things. This week Tony sit down to talk about Tomba, the action platform/rpg-lite/adventure game from Whoop Camp for the Sony PlayStation. From his pink…
Back in the States and Back on Track: BGP Ep. 88
Oct 28, 2018 • 12 min
We’re finally back in America(YEA!). Tony takes us through his trails coming back from Korea and future plans for the podcast, as well as ideas for up coming episodes. It’s time to get this show back on the road! It’s good to be back. Twitter:…
Saying Goodbye to Korea: BGP Ep. 87
Oct 1, 2018 • 5 min
As Tony’s time in Korea draws to a close a quick word is probably the best option. It’s been fun Korea, but it’s time for Binary Gamer to head back home. See you all next week for another educational, and hopefully funny, episode of Binary Gamer! Twitter:…
The PS1 Classic Shakes Things Up: BGP Ep. 86
Sep 24, 2018 • 29 min
Tony sits down to talk about the recently announced PS1 Classic Edition and spectulate on what games could come with the system as well as what the future of Classic Edition Consoles could mean for retro gaming and gaming in general. What console would…
Anime is Anime for a Reason: BGP Ep. 85
Sep 17, 2018 • 27 min
Going more off script than usual Tony sits down to talk about live action adaptations of anime and how some shows or movies just shouldn’t be made into live action productions. Most anime based off games are great, but what anime shows or movies could be…
Phantasy Star Online: BGP Ep. 84
Sep 10, 2018 • 34 min
This week Tony sits down to talk more about teh Sea Dreamcast, but more specificly Sega’s internet flaship Phantasy Star Online. PSO was a revolution in gaming that helped shapre what we know as online console gaming today, but we would be remise if we…
The Virtual Memory Unit: BGP Ep. 83
Sep 3, 2018 • 35 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about the Virtual Memory Unit or VMU, Sega’s innovative and short lived memory card that brough new life to a part of gaming that had no life at all before: Memory Cards. The VMU did some amazing things. From raising our…
Let’s Talk Shop a Little Bit: BGP Ep. 82
Aug 26, 2018 • 23 min
This week Tony sits down to chat about video production and the hurdles he’s ran into recently. It’s the classic story of Man vs Machine… only the machine is OBS and the man is Tony. So yeah… not off to a great start. Twitter: @IFlippaDaSwitch
EmuParadise is Changing: BGP Ep. 81
Aug 20, 2018 • 30 min
Tony sits down to talk about the expodential growth of Monster Hunter: World on PC and how things are looking very good for the franchise in the PC space. He also takes a hard look at the situation with EmuParadise and the future on games emulation. Does…
Troubled Waters Over at IGN: BGP Ep. 80
Aug 13, 2018 • 30 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about Monster Hunter: World’s release on PC and the troubles there, but more importantly to talk about the situation surrounding IGN and Boomstick Gaming. It’s been a hectic week folks, buckle up! Boomstick Gaming’s Video:…
Dead Cells and Evo 2018: BGP Ep. 79
Aug 7, 2018 • 31 min
This week Tony sits down to talk about some new releases coming out in August, including Monster Hunter: World on PC. Tony also talks about the 1.0 release of Dead Cells on PC, PS4 and XboxOne (Go check it out!) and the standings and results of Evo 2018.…
Taking A Second Pass on No Man’s Sky: BGP Ep. 78
Jul 30, 2018 • 31 min
This week we take another dive into the wild blue yonder in No Man’s Sky Next to see what’s new in the cosmos. As well as talk a bit about Magic the Gathering: Arena and the card game addiction slowly consuming his free time. (Help me) Did Tony find a…
What Does Metagame Mean?: BGP Ep. 77
Jul 23, 2018 • 38 min
Tony sits down to talk about sweet table slides in the newest update to Enter the Gungeon and jumping back into Collectable Trading Card Games with Magic the Gathering: Arena. This weeks topic brings us to a very important question in the world of games:…
Pulling My Hair Out Over Hardware: BGP Ep. 76
Jul 17, 2018 • 23 min
Tony sits down to discuss his excitement for the new Enter the Gungeon DLC as well as plans to play Super Mario RP: Legend of the Seven Stars, but his plans are hindered by his PC’s hardware limits. This one’s a little off the reservation. what are some…
Shining a Light on Moonlighter: BGP Ep. 75
Jul 9, 2018 • 36 min
Tony sits down this week to talk about recent developments in Warframe and how awesome hoverboards are, playing Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and how well retro and new sytlings can mix together perfectly, and how a game like Moonlighter can be a master…
BGP Ep. 74: Playing Catch Up
Jul 1, 2018 • 21 min
Tony sits down in a short episode regarding games he’s playing and projects he’s been working on. Things are changing over at Binary Gamer, and we want you along for the ride. Also, you should play Shovel Knight. That game is great. Twitter:…
BGP Ep. 73: Binary Gamer Talks E3 2018
Jun 17, 2018 • 77 min
Tony and Kurt come together after a long break to talk about E3 2018 and the games they’re looking forward to. From Nintendo to Sony, Cyber Punk 2077 to Battlefield V and everything inbetween. The Binary Gamer Crew have alot to look forward to in the…
BGP Ep 72: Binary Retrospective: Silver (Dreamcast 2000)
May 13, 2018 • 23 min
This week Tony sits down to talk findly about a game near and dear to his heart: Silver for the Dreamcast. What makes this game so great? The visuals? The combat? The goofy voice acting? Whatever it is Tony talks about it in this bite size retrospective.…
Can You Really Go Home?: BGP Ep. 71
May 7, 2018 • 32 min
Tony sits down after a week long warframe binge to ask the question: What makes a game hard to come back to? Is the amount of time away the deciding factor? Is it skill? Love for the game? The community surrounding the game? All of these things play a…
Tony Loves God of War!: BGP Ep. 70
Apr 30, 2018 • 39 min
Tony sits down to talk about Gow of War and how much he loves it. From an amazing story to compelling combat and a huge [redacted] it’s not hard to see why this game is on everyones list for game of the year. Come and listen as Tony takes you through the…
Esports and Gaming for a Living: BGP Ep. 69
Apr 23, 2018 • 36 min
Tony sits down to talk about professional gaming and esports. Has gaming as an occupation reached the edge of the main stream or is it still stuck in the corner? Competitive gaming has reached the highest out reach in it’s history and has only grown in…
Total Transperantcy: BGP Ep. 68
Apr 15, 2018 • 39 min
This week Tony is solo talking about Fortnite, Monster Hunter World, Rainbow Six Siege, and Vermintide 2. Tony sits down to have a heart to heart regarding his job, the podcast, what he hopes to accomplish in the future, and how he approaches his love of…
Modding is the Mother of Invention: BGP Ep. 67
Apr 8, 2018 • 71 min
Tony and Kurt sit down to talk about Overwatch League and Kurts fight to silver, Kurt becoming a Apple Master at work (Yep. That’s a thing), Vermintide 2 and Tony’s continuing addiction to the Warhammer universe, and ranking Indiana Jones Movies. They…
Favorite Fictional Worlds: BGP Ep. 66
Apr 2, 2018 • 54 min
This week Tony and Kurt sit down to talk about their favorite fictional worlds and why they love them. They also talk about Warhammer and Warhammer 40K, OverWatch, Halo, Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Advanced, The World of Ivalice, the origin of the…
Crypto Mining is Stupid and Pirates are Cool: BGP Ep. 65
Mar 25, 2018 • 76 min
Tony is joined by Kurt for a fun romp through Sea of Thieves being kinda like No Man’s Sky, killing rats and shoving in Warhammer: Verimtide 2, PUBG vs Fortnite, Streaming personalities vs just watching some games, crypto currency is the devil, a light…
What’s Your Greatest Hype in Gaming?: BGP Ep. 64
Mar 12, 2018 • 35 min
This week Tony sits down to discuss the Rainbow Six: Siege Chimera expansion, Finka and Lion, Hitting a Wall in Monster Hunter: World, the evolution of Dead Cells, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Warhammer and 40K in video games, the Super Smash Bros for Switch…
Is EA Actually The Worst?: BGP Ep. 63
Mar 5, 2018 • 42 min
Tony sits down to discuss Rainbow Six Siege news. Ubisoft buying Blue Mammoth (Brawlhalla). EA’s sordid history of shutting down game studios. Tony also poses the question of whether World of Warcraft could go away, ever? Reach Out on Twitter:…
Should Tenchu Have Gotten a Second Chance?: BGP Ep. 62
Feb 26, 2018 • 44 min
Tony sits down to discuss the false flag that was the “Shadows Die Twice” teaser. What started out as the possibility of a new Tenchu game comes to light as a new series by From Software. This leads Tony to wonder if some games should just stay dead or if…
Up Coming Games of 2018 and What Tony’s Playing Now: BGP Ep. 61
Feb 19, 2018 • 48 min
After missing a week due to work(jobs. Am I right?). Tony returns to catch us up on what’s going on in games, a list of games coming out in 2018 and why you should be hyped for them, and talks about his first outing into the world of Rainbow Six Siege and…
The Hunt Begins: BGP Ep. 60
Feb 6, 2018 • 39 min
Tony takes the show solo this week with a quick dive into the Monster Hunter franchise from its beginning to the most recent entry in the series, Monster Hunter: World. For years the Monster Hunter games have been considered an impenetrable series with a…
League of Legends Lore: BGP Ep. 59
Jan 28, 2018 • 71 min
The Binary Gamers Crew takes a deep dive into the lore surrounding League of Legends. From retcons and false starts to character origins flat out being rewritten on the fly; League of Legends is a complex world with a hardcore fan base that loves its…
PAX South 2018 and How Board Games became Cool: BGP Ep. 58
Jan 21, 2018 • 68 min
Tony and Kurt get together to discuss PAX South, the games they are currently playing (Dauntless, Rocket League, PUBG, MGSV, Brawlhalla, Summoners War) a brief history of PAX and Penny Arcade, the strange divide between Video Games and Board Games, and…
Dauntless, FireFall, and Escape from Tarkov: BGP Ep. 57
Jan 15, 2018 • 48 min
Chris and Tony sit down to discuss Betas and how some do good and others do really, really bad. Dauntless looks to make a big splash amoung Monster Hunter fans locked to the PC space. Escape from Tarkov is an Open World Survival game where attention to…
Favorite Games of 2017 and the PUBG Effect: BGP Ep. 56
Jan 7, 2018 • 72 min
The Binary Gamer crew are back together for the first episode of 2018! We discuss our favorite games of 2017, touch base on the good and bad of gaming in 2017, and discuss the effect PlayerUnknows BattleGrounds will have on gaming in the foreseeable…
Here’s to You, 2017: BGP Ep. 55
Dec 11, 2017 • 22 min
Tony sits down to talk about 2017 and what he’s been thankful for this year. Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year from everyone at Binary Gamer. Let Tony know what your thankful for this Holiday Season: @iflippadaswitch
The Wild Hunt Rides Again: BGP Ep. 54
Dec 4, 2017 • 32 min
This week Tony dives into the villains that make games compelling and drive the hero to…. well, be the hero! The Wild Hunt has its roots in a lot of real world mythology spanning Germany, Great Britain, Scandinavia and many other countries; but one thing…
Bricked Laptops and 5th Edition D&D: BGP Ep. 53
Nov 27, 2017 • 25 min
This week Tony comes to us via the power of the internet (His Cellphone) to discuss coming events with the Binary Gamer Crew as they embark on an adventure in 5th Edition D&D and beyond. Tony also discusses the link between The Witcher, Dragon Age:…
Evolution of Gaming Communities and Troubles at IGN: Binary Gamer Ep. 52
Nov 14, 2017 • 49 min
Tony sits down to talk about the evolution of gaming communities and how Games as a Service has risen from those older communities. Did the rise of guilds and game clans lead to the present culture of Devs and Publishers curating those communities…
Warframe, Destiny 2, and Free to Play: Binary Gamer Ep. 51
Nov 6, 2017 • 32 min
Tony sits down to discuss his recent(?) discorvery of Warframe and how it’s been an amazing stand in for his lack os Destiny 2. Has Free to Play been demonized and unfairly tossed aside as a cash grabbing crap fest? Or have we been too hars on a gaming…
Extra Life 2017, Harvest Moon 64, and Stardew Valley: Binary Gamer Ep. 50
Oct 30, 2017 • 38 min
Class is back in full swing as Tony sits down to talk about Extra Life 2017 and why it’s an amazing charity, read the heart warming tale of a boy and his love for Halo: Combat Evolved, and break down Harvest Moon and how it influenced Stardew Valley and…
BGP Ep. 49: We’re in Korea Now!
Oct 23, 2017 • 18 min
We’re finally back on the air waves in South Korea! Tony makes a short update to talk about the move to Korea, living without internet, and how emulators have saved his sanity. We’ll be back to the regular scheduled program next week.
BGP Ep. 48: Hitting Pause for a Little Bit
Sep 26, 2017 • 8 min
With Tony’s empending departure, this week is a quick preview of what is to come from Binary Gamer once Tony is no longer considered cargo. We’ll be back soon. Until then keep the submissions coming to [email protected] and Tony will get to them…
BGP Ep. 47: Let’s Talk About the Now.
Sep 18, 2017 • 23 min
This week Tony sits down to discuss PewDiePie dropping the N-Word on YouTube, Divinity: Original Sin 2 releasing on PC and all the reasons that game is awesome, and Jared Petty’s newest venture Pockets Full of Quarters and why you should support him in…
BGP Ep. 46: A Love Letter to Rapture -Bioshock/Bioshock2-
Sep 11, 2017 • 35 min
This week Tony reads a submission from a Bioshock fan that tugs the heart strings and brings to bear the important questions. Is multiplayer needed in story driven games? Does story over shadow everything in a game? All these questions and a lot more!…
BGP Ep. 45.5: Notes on the Door
Sep 5, 2017 • 9 min
Sorry for the absence kids, but next week we have a special treat with a very personal story about Bioshock and how it changed one man’s life. See you next week!
BGP Ep. 45: Sharing is Caring -Milon’s Secret Castle, NES, 1986-
Aug 28, 2017 • 28 min
After weeks of being gone for school and work and everything in between Tony is finally back behind the mic and class is going into overdrive. Tony talks about playing games between classes, attending ALC, community interaction, and bringing the community…
BGP Ep. 44: Early Access Woes and Pre-Purchase
Jun 26, 2017 • 43 min
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss pre-order culture, Early Access, and the future of Binary Gamer.
BGP Ep. 43: Post E3 Impressions
Jun 19, 2017 • 66 min
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss E3 2017 and the games they thought stood out and some of the games that they wish would just come out already. From Anthem, Destiny 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch and God of War; a lot…
BGP Ep. 42: An Interview with Denis Dyack
Jun 12, 2017 • 86 min
Denis Dyack of Silicon Knights and Quantum Entanglement Entertainment sits down with Tony to discuss Video Games, the game development process, the threat to Triple A games, cool board games, literature as inspiration in games.and where his journey in…
BGP Ep. 41: Sad Tales of Games That Were Never Released
Jun 5, 2017 • 70 min
The Binary Gamer crew sit down to discuss games that never got to be free and live in the wild. Chris spins the yarn of Ever Quest Next and the promise that game held to give players a hand in building a living world. Kurt dives deep into a Chrono Trigger…
Ep. 40: The Rise of PC Gaming and the Decline of the Console
May 29, 2017 • 56 min
The Binary Gamer crew sits down to discuss the rise of PC gaming and how it has surpassed the ability of consoles to keep up. They talk over their experiences with PC gaming over the years and how consoles have taken a hard turn toward keeping up with PC…
Ep. 39: Back From ST. Louis and Back in the Saddle!
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
The boys are back! The Binary Gamer crew sits down to talk Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy XIV, and talk some weapon stats and newest info for Player Unknow’s Battle Grounds. Don’t miss a beat! Take your seat!
Ep. 38.5: Hitting The Pause Button for Mother’s Day
May 16, 2017 • 5 min
Tony and the Gang are taking this week off for Mother’s day. Make sure to celebrate the special lady in your life.
Ep. 38: MMO’s and The Great Game Genre Debate
May 8, 2017 • 80 min
This week Tony is joined by Chris and Kurt to discuss MMO’s and how they have evolved. How the MMO genre has broadened over the years. Steam’s confusing definition on what a MMO is. Why is World of Warcraft so polished? Are MOBA’s MMO’s? Why was Phantasy…
Plug and Play Melee (NES Classic vs SNES Classic vs AT Gamers Mini Mega Drive)
May 1, 2017 • 63 min
This week Tony and Wally sit down with the class to discuss the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition, The possible SNES Classic Edition and the games they’d like to see on it, Nintendo’s repeated attempts to alienate their own audience, and the AT…
Ep. 36: Binary Gamer Strikes Out on It’s Own
Apr 24, 2017 • 21 min
It’s a different kind of class this week. Binary Gamer is striking out on it’s own and because of that Tony has been busy getting the show to stand on it’s own on the internet; and because of that a lesson plan was not created. So instead of radio silence…
Ep. 35: A Wild Wally Appears! and We Discuss Game Developers
Apr 17, 2017 • 71 min
This week Binary Gamer gets a new instructor to the classroom in the form of long time gamer and passionate retro video game enthusist Wally Jacobs. The Digital Due sit down to discuss Video Game Development Companies from EA, Froom Software, and even…
Binary Gamer Ep. 34: Emulation is the Greatest Form of Flattery
Apr 10, 2017 • 44 min
Tony sits down to break down how emulation is achieved, the history of how the medium came to be and why it’s important to the preservation of video games in years to come. If you’ve eer enjoyed a game on an emulator then you have taken part in a great…
Binary Gamer Ep. 33: Taking to the Skies with Ace Combat
Mar 27, 2017 • 28 min
Tony sits down with the class to discuss one of the best flight combat simulators in the biz Ace Combat. From it’s arcade roots to the promise of VR dog fights with PS VR and other platforms, it’s nothing but blue skies for virtual pilots in this arcade…
Binary Gamer Ep. 32: Take me Down to the River City…
Mar 13, 2017 • 26 min
Tony sits down with the class this week to discuss River City Ransom Underground from Conatus Creative Inc. and how it truly embodies the soul of the original River City Ransom. Tony also sits down to talk about why it’s important to be critical of the…
Binary Gamer Ep. 31: That Belongs in a Museum!
Mar 6, 2017 • 29 min
It’s a short show this week. Tony sits down to discuss his thoughts on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and tell the story of a little kid that should have kept his NES. The Video Game History Foundation is a group of people with the singular mission…
Binary Gamer Ep. 30: Theories and Hopes for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
Feb 27, 2017 • 47 min
This week Tony sits down in the class room with special guest Daniel Phoenix from Home of Nerds to discuss their hopes and some fan theories for The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild. With the Nintendo Switch coming on March 3rd and The Legend of Zelda…
Binary Gamer Ep. 29: Metal Gear Solid 4 Brings Home the Gold!
Feb 20, 2017 • 35 min
We’re getting close to the end of the Metal Gear Solid Series, but now it’s time to talk about Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. If there was ever a doubt that Hideo Kojima was a mad genius look no further than Metal Gear Solid 4.
Binary Gamer Ep. 28: Metal Gear Solid without a Metal Gear
Feb 13, 2017 • 31 min
Tony sit down with the class to go over Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and why it made so many people confused and even angry after Metal Gear Solid 2, but not before talking a good deal about why For Honor is going to be a game of the year contender for…
Binary Gamer Ep. 27: Playing A Movie with Metal Gear Solid 2
Feb 6, 2017 • 35 min
This week Tony sits down with Marek from Home of Nerds (His very first student!) to talk about Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PlayStation 2 and why it’s the best movie you’ll ever play. But seriously though, it’s a great game; but a much better movie. Metal…
BInary Gamer Ep. 26: Getting Sneaky with Metal Gear Solid
Jan 30, 2017 • 36 min
Tony sits down with the class this week to talk about Metal Gear Solid on the PSX and how it helped shape games so early into the birth of 3D gaming. You want stealth? Action? Espionage?! Metal Gear Solid has them in spades. From Sniper Wolf to Revolver…
Binary Gamer Ep: 25, Time to Meet Your Doom!
Jan 23, 2017 • 28 min
We’re back for the first episode of 2017 and Tony wants to talk about Doom! Not just where it came from, but why it’s possibly one of the greatest shooters ever made. Time to talk demons, guns, and game mechanics. Prepare for Doom! @iflippadaswitch Send…
Ep. 24: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
Dec 19, 2016 • 30 min
Tony sits down with the class to go over the last year of the podcast and how much it means to him. To everyone that comes to the class and listens every week: Thank you so much! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Check out Home of Nerds…
Binary Gamer Ep. 23: What’s Your Perfect Game Made Out Of?
Dec 12, 2016 • 32 min
Tony sits the class down to discuss game mechanics and how they help to make or break some of the best games out there. From Red Dead Redemption to Gears of War, all the way to Winback and Armored Core. What are the great game mechanics?…
Ep. 22: Let’s Hear it for the Nerds
Dec 5, 2016 • 16 min
No lesson plan this week, because life happens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come to class and hang out. Tony takes a moment to say thanks to the community and give credit to the hard working Nerds over at Home of Nerds.
Ep. 21: Handheld Series: -The Wonderswan
Nov 28, 2016 • 17 min
Tony sits down to discuss the Bandai Wonderswan, how it came about, and how it effected the handheld gaming since against the big, bad, Nintendo Gameboy.
Ep. 20: Live From The Grand Ole Game Room Expo 2016
Nov 14, 2016 • 47 min
This week we leave the classroom to head do to Franklin, TN for the very first ever Grand Ole Game Room Expo. Tony sits down with Lorenzo and Casey to discuss Day 1 and what they thought of everything they saw. From Pinball to Arcade to a Halo LAN party…
Ep 19: Handheld Series-The Gameboy
Nov 7, 2016 • 34 min
This week Tony sits down with the class to discuss Handheld Game Consoles, how they began, and their impact on the video game industry. Starting with the Gameboy and working our way to the present, it’s going to be a wild ride. Stay tuned. Support Home of…
Ep 18: Extra Life 2016!
Oct 31, 2016 • 21 min
Tony sits down to discuss Extra Life 2016 and Home of Nerds plans to stream for 24 hours on November 19th for the kids!
Ep 17: Throwing the Switch on Red Dead Redemption 2
Oct 24, 2016 • 34 min
This has been one crazy week and Tony sits down with the class to go over the reveal of the Nintendo Switch and Rockstar Games Red Dead Redemption 2. 2017 is looking like a pretty great year. Home of Nerds
Ep 16: VR is cooler, but You’re Cooler!
Oct 17, 2016 • 25 min
Tony sits down with the class to give a special shout out and thanks to the Home of Nerds community and the listeners of Binary Gamer. Thank you for Listening to the show, watching our videos over on YouTube and going to the Home of Nerds website to catch…
Binary Gamer Ep 15: The Blue Bomber is Back!!
Oct 10, 2016 • 28 min
This week Tony sits down to discuss the origins of Mega Man, why the series is one of the cornerstones in gaming, and how it’s evolution lead to it’s downfall.
Binary Gamer Ep 14: Floating Down the Twitch Stream
Oct 3, 2016 • 29 min
This week the class sits down to and the impact it’s had not only on gaming, but the effect it’s had on charities like Extra Life, Child’s Play ad so many others. Plus the wide spread exposure of gaming events like EVO and The International.…
Binary Gamer Ep. 13: Let’s Play!
Sep 26, 2016 • 26 min
This week Tony sits the class down to discuss Let’s Plays and how they have changed gaming culture for the better. It’s easy to find your personal flavor of Let’s Play on the internet, and Tony is here to set you straight on the places to look. Check it…
Binary Gamer Ep 12: Scars Fade, but Glory is Forever!
Sep 19, 2016 • 18 min
This week Tony sits the class down to remind them that while it’s important to seek knowledge, it’s just as important to enjoy the games we love to learn about. Copyright Tony Spears
Binary Gamer Ep 11: The Great Video Game Depression 0f ‘83
Sep 12, 2016 • 30 min
We’re coming home! Binary Gamer is proud to announce that we are officially a member of the Home of Nerds family over at If you want to be a part of a great community that loves games just as much as you do, there’s no place like Home.…
Binary Gamer Ep. 10: WarHammer and the RTS
Sep 5, 2016 • 43 min
This week Tony sits down with long time friend and fan of the show Casey Foye to discuss Warhammer 40K and how the table top game has influenced the origin and evolution of real time strategy games through out the years. They also discuss why the RTS…
Binary Gamer Ep: 9 The SNES Turns 25!
Aug 29, 2016 • 34 min
This week Tony sits down to discuss the Super Nintendo and how it single handily changed the video game landscape forever. From great games like Final Fantasy, Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and many more. It’s undeniable that the SNES shaped…
Binary Gamer Ep. 8: East vs West vs Tactical? Feat. Bobby Dawson
Aug 22, 2016 • 46 min
Tony sits down with Bobby to discuss Japanese RPG’s vs Western RPG’s vs Tactical RPG’s; the differences between them all and how they all find inspiration from Dungeons and Dragons as well as other video games. Copyright Tony Spears
Binary Gamer Ep 7: Classroom Status and No Man’s Sky Released
Aug 15, 2016 • 22 min
This week’s episode finds Tony still working on getting the classroom back in working order. The computer is fixed (YEA!), but there’s still a lot of work to be done before we get back to the lesson plan. In the mean time, Tony discusses the release of No…
Binary Gamer Ep 6: Hard Drive Down
Aug 8, 2016 • 35 min
On this week’s Binary Gamer disaster strikes as Tony’s faithful is brought down by a faulty hard drive. But as luck would have it Tony’s bro Bobby Dawson is in the house to join in on a very special off topic episode of Binary Gamer. Tony and Bobby…
Binary Gamer Ep 5: RPG’s 101
Aug 1, 2016 • 34 min
This week Tony sits down to cover the introduction to Role Playing Games and the parts that go into making a game into a proper RPG. Is it Story, Setting, Characters, Mechanics? From Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger and many awesome games…
Binary Gamer Ep 4: The legend of Zelda’s Cultural Impact
Jul 25, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode Tony sits down to discuss the cultural impact that has been left on the world thanks to the Legend of Zelda Series. From tee shirts to a classical music renaissance, it’s hard to deny that Hyrule has left a mark on the cultural landscape…
Binary Gamer Ep 3: The Game Mechanics of The Legend of Zelda
Jul 18, 2016 • 31 min
Tony sits down for the second round of a double header to go over the mechanics of the Legend of Zelda series and why it has helped to shape many of the games we play today. music:
Binary Gamer Ep 2: Lore Legend of Zelda edition
Jul 18, 2016 • 34 min
Tony sits down with two special students to learn more about the history and rich, storied lore from the awesome land of Hyrule to learn more about where and when some important events went down! Music: Alexander Munk
Binary Gamer Ep 1: The Legend of Zelda 101
Jul 4, 2016 • 39 min
In the first episode of Binary Gamer we sit down with Tony Spears to discuss the development history and impact of a little game called the Legend of Zelda. Music provided by
Ep 0: Mission Statement and Getting the Feet Wet
Jun 26, 2016 • 11 min
Welcome to the test feed for Binary Gamers Podcast! Buckle up, because we’re going to get deep and learn a thing or two about video games!