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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 mak...Show More

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Remaster 20: The PlayStation VR Review

1:07:50 | Oct 15th, 2016

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.

Remaster 73: Delays

1:26:24 | Feb 9th

In the light of Nintendo delaying Metroid Prime 4, we take a deep dive in to what results in a game being delayed, and how developers move forward.

Remaster 72: Epic Games Store

1:05:31 | Jan 11th

What’s Epic up to with the Epic Games Store, and what have we all been playing recently?

Remaster 70: The iPad Pro’s Potential as a Console-Level Game Platform

43:45 | Dec 1st, 2018

Federico is joined by his MacStories colleague John Voorhees to discuss the potential of the iPad Pro as a console-level game platform and share some of their favorite iPad games.

Remaster 69: PokéMaster

48:26 | Nov 16th, 2018

Our first impressions of Pokémon: Let's Go.

Remaster 66: Playing on our Nostalgia

59:30 | Sep 20th, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online launches, Sony gets in to tiny consoles, and we have some more thoughts on Spider-Man.

Remaster 65: Spider-Man: Initial Impressions

1:02:04 | Sep 7th, 2018

Our first-look at Spider-Man for PS4, and Federico's experiences with an Xbox One X.

Remaster 64: Interview with Martin Jonasson, Developer of Holedown

46:21 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Considering everyone is totally obsessed with Holedown, Shahid decided to sit down with its developer Martin Jonasson, to find out how the game was created.

Remaster 63: The Tax

1:03:22 | Aug 9th, 2018

Hardware shake-up at Sony, Fortnite on Android, and 'Holedown'.

Remaster 61: Teaming Up and Future Tech

40:48 | Jun 28th, 2018

Microsoft backtracks on VR, but gets serious about cross-play, and what if the games you love today were given technology that's on the rise?

Remaster 60: E3 2018

1:05:07 | Jun 14th, 2018

Who were the winners, and who were the losers?

Remaster 59: A Wild Press Conference Appeared!

46:16 | Jun 1st, 2018

There was a Pokémon Press Conference, and Myke is hooked on PC gaming.

Remaster 58: Finally...

57:18 | May 17th, 2018

Nintendo news roundup, impressions of God of War and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Myke built his gaming PC.

Remaster 57: Take all Sides

56:01 | Apr 19th, 2018

Federico considers buying an Xbox One X, Myke is super excited about some cardboard, and Shahid interviews Michael French about _The London Games Festival_.

Remaster 55: GDC Royale

53:04 | Mar 22nd, 2018

GDC news, Nindie News and Battle Royale games on mobile.

Remaster 53: Remaster's Odyssey

54:19 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The news of the Burnout Paradise remaster starts a conversation about what games would be ideal candidates for the same treatment. Also, Alto's Odyssey is out, so it must be reviewed.

Remaster 52: Always Bet on Mario!

58:20 | Feb 7th, 2018

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?

Remaster 50: 2018 Expectations: Sony and Nintendo

51:27 | Jan 12th, 2018

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.

Remaster 49: The Engine Decision

55:45 | Dec 17th, 2017

What are game engines? Shahid attempts to explain, along with the help of Alex Evans from Media Molecule.

Remaster 46: A Farm and an Odyssey

41:55 | Oct 24th, 2017

Stardew Valley review, Mario Odyssey preparations, and details on the new Nintendo Switch console update.

Remaster 45: Water Is So Much Better When It's Blue

41:36 | Oct 6th, 2017

Federico has (mostly) completed Breath of the Wild, and Shahid gives a personal history of the SNES.

Remaster 44: You Don't Want to Be the Camera Operator

44:48 | Sep 21st, 2017

News and updates from the September Nintendo Direct, and a look at the first crop of ARKit games on iOS 11.

Remaster 43: Surprising Games

1:17:24 | Sep 7th, 2017

News of Shahid's first VR game, thoughts on upcoming and recent Switch releases, and an interview with Mike Bithell to discuss Subsurface Circular.

Remaster 42: What is Crunch?

40:51 | Aug 24th, 2017

Pre-order systems fail because of the SNES Classic, Microsoft readies sale of the Xbox One X, and arguments for and against 'Crunch'.

Remaster 41: No Desire to Stream

50:42 | Aug 9th, 2017

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.

Remaster 39: Selfish Follow-Up

42:47 | Jul 13th, 2017

Some upcoming games for the Switch, thoughts on the Zelda DLC, and a discussion about PlayStation PlayLink

Remaster 38: SNES Classic

47:11 | Jun 28th, 2017

Have Nintendo learned from their previous foray in to tiny nostalgia?

Remaster 37: E3 2017

1:05:44 | Jun 15th, 2017

What we're most excited about from E3 2017.

Remaster 36: We Learn By Imitating

58:43 | Jun 1st, 2017

A short history lesson on 'Game Mods', and some wishes for E3.

Remaster 35: Super Illegal and Super Awesome

50:07 | May 18th, 2017

Fan made games, and how copyright owners react to these projects.

Remaster 34: Drifting all the Way

46:44 | May 5th, 2017

Nintendo earnings report news, new Zelda DLC info, and a review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Remaster 33: Switch News Roundup

46:17 | Apr 19th, 2017

Switch sales figures, and updates to the accessories and game lineups. Also why did the kill the NES Classic?

Remaster 32: First Party

57:54 | Apr 6th, 2017

Microsoft unveil specs of their upcoming Project Scorpio, and Shahid explains what makes a developer 'First Party'.

Remaster 31: 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Review

1:13:02 | Mar 24th, 2017

Federico and Myke give their review of _The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild_.

Remaster 30: Nintendo Switch Review

1:20:47 | Mar 10th, 2017

Our review of the Nintendo Switch, including a discussion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (with no story spoilers).

Remaster 29: Waiting for the Switch

1:07:55 | Feb 23rd, 2017

We are just one week away from the Nintendo Switch. What do we know?

Remaster 28: The Current State of Games on the iPad

1:05:37 | Feb 9th, 2017

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?

Remaster 27: The Year Ahead

57:47 | Jan 26th, 2017

Federico and Myke talk about what they're excited for in 2017.

Remaster 26: The Nintendo Switch Presentation

1:30:48 | Jan 13th, 2017

Myke, Federico, and Shahid break down Nintendo's Switch presentation.

Remaster 25: 2016 in Review

55:49 | Dec 17th, 2016

Federico and Shahid discuss some of 2016's biggest trends.

Remaster 24: PSX and Pokémon

1:03:09 | Dec 6th, 2016

Federico and Myke break down the announcements from PSX, and give their review of Pokémon Sun/Moon so far.

Remaster 23: Console Devkits

48:04 | Nov 25th, 2016

Myke got an NES Mini, and Shahid explains the wonderful world of Console Devkits.

Remaster 22: Development Hardware

43:22 | Nov 8th, 2016

Shahid establishes the current landscape of game development hardware, in the light of Apple's recent Mac announcements.

Remaster 21: The Nintendo Switch

51:02 | Oct 25th, 2016

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.

Remaster 19: A New Reality

35:42 | Sep 27th, 2016

Shahid is going all-in on VR development.

Remaster 18: Going Pro

44:51 | Sep 15th, 2016

This week Federico and Shahid discuss Shigeru Miyamoto being on-stage at the Apple iPhone event, and Sony's new PlayStation hardware.

Remaster 17: No Man's Sky: Review

57:09 | Aug 30th, 2016

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.

Remaster 16: How No Man’s Sky Came To Be

55:55 | Aug 12th, 2016

No Man’s Sky and its path to PlayStation, told by the man who brought it there.

Remaster 15: The Power of Nostalgia

53:07 | Aug 2nd, 2016

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?

Remaster 14: Pokémon Go

40:48 | Jul 27th, 2016

This time the guys discuss why Pokémon Go has been so successful, and what this means for Nintendo.

Remaster 13: Nintendo: If Not VR, Where?

1:00:10 | Jul 5th, 2016

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.

Remaster 12: E3 2016

1:06:59 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Just back from E3 2016, Shahid shares his personal history with E3, and gives the lowdown on what was announced this year.

Remaster 11: Uncharted 4

39:38 | May 25th, 2016

Federico and Myke discuss their thoughts on the final instalment of Nathan Drake's journey.

Remaster 10: Nintendo’s plans for E3 and the NX

42:02 | May 11th, 2016

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...Show More

Remaster 9: Incremental Improvement

44:35 | Apr 28th, 2016

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?

Remaster 8: State of the Union: Sony

53:44 | Apr 21st, 2016

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...Show More

Remaster 7: Interviews from GDC

33:14 | Mar 31st, 2016

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.

Remaster 6: PlayStation VR Special

48:25 | Mar 18th, 2016

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...Show More

Remaster 5: State of the Union: Steam

1:04:27 | Mar 1st, 2016

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.

Remaster 4: State of the Union: Microsoft

46:21 | Feb 19th, 2016

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.

Remaster 3: State of the Union: iOS

56:37 | Feb 8th, 2016

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.

Remaster 2: State of the Union: Nintendo

1:05:04 | Jan 21st, 2016

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.

Remaster 1: Passion in a Can

1:03:54 | Jan 8th, 2016

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.