Game Buoy Podcast Episode 125 – Tragic Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of Roller Coaster Tycoon

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the GAMEBUOY.ORG video game podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, November 20, 2016, First Mate Slagkick and Captain Spike discuss the rise and fall of the Roller Coaster Tycoon genre and the recent revival of the theme park simulation genre.

FOLLOW UPS

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/10/nintendo-wii-u-production-ending-japan/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/16/persona-5-delayed-april-4-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/07/sephiroth-announced-dissidia-final-fantasy-arcades-newest-character/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/16/ea-games-says-will-bringing-one-bigger-games-nintendo-switch/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/sd-gundam-g-generation-genesis-add-master-phoenix-halphas-via-free-dlc/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/07/north-americas-getting-100-new-nintendo-3ds-systems-november-25-2016/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/06/akuma-join-street-fighter-v-playable-playstation-experience/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/08/dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia-gets-delayed-early-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/18/danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls-heading-playstation-4s/

RELEASE INFOS

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/17/djmax-respects-release-date-moved-july-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/17/north-america-gets-digimon-world-next-order-january-31-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/hatsune-miku-project-diva-future-tone-coming-north-america-europe/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/super-mario-run-launch-iphone-ipad-december-15/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/dragon-ball-fusions-release-three-weeks-earlier-north-america-november-22/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/attack-titans-3ds-visual-novel-survival-game-releases-march-30-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/11/fairy-fencer-f-advent-dark-force-headed-pc-via-steam-summer-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/11/mary-skelter-nightmares-headed-westward-summer-2017-ps-vita/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/11/hukoki-kyoto-winds-announced-west-spring-2017-ps-vita/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/11/black-rose-valkyrie-headed-westward-spring-2017-dark-rose-valkyrie/

OMG NEWS

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/18/operation-babel-new-tokyo-legacy-headed-westward-spring-2017-ps-vita-pc/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/18/operation-abyss-new-tokyo-legacy-headed-pc-via-steam-early-2017/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/17/dynasty-warriors-godseekers-coming-west/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/15/cladun-returns-sengoku-coming-west-2017/
http://kotaku.com/1789189328
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/10/bravely-default-fairys-effect-announced/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/14/monster-hunter-stories-getting-smartphone-puzzler-based-anime/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/14/new-kunio-kun-game-announced-playstation-4-blazblue-director-helping/
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/12/early-mega-man-x3-prototype-made-available-download/
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-releases-swapdoodle-like-swapnote-but-with-mo-1789091777

CULTURE CLUB

– http://kotaku.com/chris-metzen-on-leaving-blizzard-i-started-having-pani-1789047653
– http://kotaku.com/indie-games-most-cryptic-mystery-apparently-just-a-fro-1789010586
– http://kotaku.com/watch-dogs-2-s-fake-ubisoft-employees-arent-psyched-abo-1788931749
– http://kotaku.com/who-did-this-to-you-assassins-creed-1789115051

SMASH HIT

http://kotaku.com/inside-the-taboo-world-of-teen-pregnancy-in-the-sims-1789049889

DISCUSSION

This week, First Mate Slagkick and Captain Spike discuss the theme park simulation genre with a focus on the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise, which started from one man’s newfound love of roller coasters and grew into a cult hit, but later derailed as Atari struggled to find the right creative talent to develop further titles. The original games helped to spawn a subgenre of sim games that eventually gave rise to the new heirs to the RCT throne: Planet Coaster and Parkitect.

RUMOUR HAS IT

– http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/18/rumor-suggests-pokmon-sun-moon-are-headed-to-the-nintendo-switch/

WHAT’S UP

First Mate Slagkick has been playing Pokemon Moon and Planet Coaster. Captain Spike has been playing Pokemon Sun and Moon, Overwatch, and FFXV Judgment Disc.

SOCIAL LINKS

This week we talk about the downfall of the once great Roller Coaster Tycoon series! What has been your personal experience with RCT?

Bonus question: do you have any thoughts on any of the other theme park sims, old or new?

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