Retrograde #19: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

55 mins - Published Wed, Feb 20, 2013 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen and Lysanne Fisher

Welcome mud-bloods to episode nineteen of Retrograde! This week the Retrograde team gets sorted into Slytherin as we play Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

Join me; Jack Marshall, and my fellow Hufflepuffs Lysanne FisherJames MacFadyen, and Anthony Hobday as we expelliarmus our opinions. In this episode, we discuss how well Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone has aged, the fact that the game was the biggest selling game of all-time on release, the legacy of the game, and dare each other to say “Voldemort”.

So; grab your wizard wands, that photo of your dead parents, and ride that broom with the Retrograde team as we play Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone! Also, don’t forget to head over to iTunes and pop a lovely review down for us. We’ll even send you a free spiffing Limited Edition Rare Special Edition Super Retrograde Badge!

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Retrograde is a fortnightly retro gaming show launched on the CSICON network in May 2012. Each episode focuses on one game from yesteryear chosen by one of our Retrograde team, who put the game under scrutiny as well as talk about the history and legacy of the game and its overall impact on the gaming world. Join your hosts as they suit up and brave the world of sprites and chip tunes.

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