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Matt Chat - the YouTube Channel You Should Be Watching if You Played Video Games in the 80s or 90s

Nerd service announcement:

If you played video games in the 80s and/or 90s and have never heard of, or watched Matt Chat, you you are in for a treat. One of my friends aptly described it as, “Behind the Music for vintage video games.”

Matt Barton (College Professor and Author) debuted Matt Chat in February 2009 with a low-production-quality, but loving, retrospective of SSI’s classic AD&D CRPG, “Pool of Radiance.” Since then, Matt has produced an additional 100 episodes, and has made leaps-and-bounds in production value. In addition to his editorial retrospectives, Matt began doing interviews with game developers around episode 40.

To whet your appetite, here is a listing of the first 101 episodes of Matt Chat:

  1. Pool of Radiance
  2. Myst
  3. Defender of the Crown
  4. M.U.L.E.
  5. Elite
  6. The Sims
  7. The Secret of Monkey Island
  8. The Oregon Trail
  9. Lemmings
  10. Civilization
  11. Metroid
  12. Adventure
  13. The Lost Vikings
  14. The PLATO Computer System
  15. Lode Runner
  16. Ultima VII, The Black Gate
  17. Summer Games
  18. Gauntlet
  19. Worms and Artillery Games
  20. Super Mario Kart
  21. Deja Vu, Uninvited, Shadowgate, and MacVentures
  22. Planescape Torment
  23. Star Control II and the Spacewar Legacy
  24. Knights of the Old Republic
  25. David Crane’s Ghostbusters
  26. Autoduel
  27. Maniac Mansion
  28. Wizardry
  29. Fallout
  30. A Rockstar Ate My Hamster
  31. Tomb Raider
  32. Jade Empire
  33. System Shock 2
  34. Alone in the Dark
  35. Starcraft
  36. Syndicate
  37. Legacy of the Ancients
  38. World of Warcraft Part One
  39. World of Warcraft Part Two
  40. Sword of Fargoal with Jeff McCord
  41. The History of Cinemaware with Bob Jacob
  42. Dragon Age Origins
  43. Archon
  44. Ralph Baer, the Father of Videogames
  45. Rogue
  46. Choose Your Own Adventure with R.A. Montgomery
  47. Quest for Glory
  48. Dungeons of Daggorath
  49. Nancy Drew featuring Jessica Chiang
  50. Part 1: Leisure Suit Larry featuring Al Lowe
  51. Part 2: Leisure Suit Larry featuring Al Lowe
  52. Interview with John Romero (Early Days)
  53. Wolfenstein 3D with John Romero
  54. Doom with John Romero
  55. Quake with John Romero
  56. Daikatana with John Romero
  57. Ocarina of Time
  58. Tunnels of Doom
  59. Heroes of Might and Magic
  60. The Settlers
  61. X-COM, UFO Defense
  62. Sid Meier’s Pirates
  63. Chris Avellone’s Early Days
  64. Planescape Torment with Chris Avellone
  65. Sean Cooper’s Early Days
  66. Syndicate with Sean Cooper
  67. Fallout with Tim Cain, Pt. 1
  68. Fallout with Tim Cain Pt. 2
  69. Arcanum and More with Tim Cain
  70. Howard Scott Warshaw’s Early Days
  71. ET and Yar’s Revenge with Howard Scott Warshaw
  72. The Bard’s Tale
  73. Deus Ex
  74. The Dig
  75. Dune II
  76. Interview with Megan Gaiser and Rob Riedl of Her Interactive
  77. King’s Quest
  78. Darklands
  79. Arnold Hendrick Interview Pt. 1
  80. Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 2
  81. Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 3
  82. Scott Adams’ Early Days
  83. Adventureland with Scott Adams
  84. Questprobe and More with Scott Adams
  85. Interview with Rebecca “Burger” Heineman Pt. 1
  86. Rebecca Heineman Pt. 2
  87. Rebecca Heineman Pt. 3
  88. Rebecca Heineman Pt. 4
  89. Bard’s Tale IV and Wasteland II with Rebecca Heineman
  90. Twilight Scene it with Don Kurtz (censored)
  91. The Donimator Gets His
  92. Bard’s Tale and Wizardry with Brian Fargo
  93. Wasteland and Fallout with Brian Fargo
  94. The Fall of Interplay with Brian Fargo
  95. Mail Order Monsters
  96. Scratches and Asylum with Agustín Cordes
  97. Interview with Agustín Cordes Pt. 2
  98. Skylanders and more with Paul Reiche and Fred Ford
  99. Star Control and More with Paul Reiche and Fred Ford
  100. The Horde and More with Fred Ford and Paul Reiche
  101. Scott Miller Interview Pt. 1
  102. Duke Nukem with Scott Miller
  103. Scott Miller will Live Forever
  104. Baldur’s Gate