I was so happy to see a new episode, and with my favorite guest Soul Blazer. Here are my thoughts on the episode.
First, the audio quality is excellent. It seems like you both are in the same room. I'd love to know how you achieved such great quality.
I rented 2600 games as a kid! There was this locally owned drug store where I grew up, in Broomall, PA, a Western suburb of Philly. It was called Mel's Drug Store, on West Chester Pike, near 320. I don't know how my family discovered that they rented 2600 games, but when we did, I loved it. I think it was $2.00 for 3 nights. I remember they put them in durable plastic VHS cases, and they did not quite fit well in there. They rattled around.
I finished listening to it today. It was a great episode and, perhaps, something Ferg can consider doing more often just to change the pace of the podcast. I never saw any video game rentals for Atari games when I live in Puerto Rico or when I was in college in Oklahoma. Heck, I don't even remember ever seeing NES games either. So, it was cool hearing about this and Soulblazer's experiences!
Another aspect pertains to the demise of video rental stores in general. This is the matter of the "genre favorites" section. If I had a taste for a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie, I would be able to go to the Blockbuster and easily pick one up. Now unless the title I want happens to be on a streaming service to which I subscribe, I simply can't see that movie that I would otherwise have been able to easily see. And don't talk to me about Redbox, they don't have a "genre favorites" section.
I enjoyed listening to this one. Would love to hear some sweet bonus episodes. Your voice is like sonic velvet. It's like a smooth boysenberry schnapps which soothes my jangled nerves and calms the darkness within.