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The History of Awesome - IGN Presents

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IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

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IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

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By then verse now - Oct 18 2019
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This is a great podcast that I wish came back PLEASE MAKE MORE

“38 part trip” but only 26 parts. 😢😢😢

By Monolithic98755 - May 06 2019
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What happened to the rest of it?

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
5
0
0
0

More!

By then verse now - Oct 18 2019
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This is a great podcast that I wish came back PLEASE MAKE MORE

“38 part trip” but only 26 parts. 😢😢😢

By Monolithic98755 - May 06 2019
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What happened to the rest of it?

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The History of Awesome - IGN Presents

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IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Rank #1: 1997: Goldeneye, South Park, and Final Fantasy VII

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1997. Final Fantasy VII took RPGs mainstream, Goldeneye on N64 forged (and ruined) friendships, and South Park made its auspicious debut.

Other discussion topics Tamagotchi, Austin Powers, The Fifth Element, and Ultima Online.

Nov 23 2015

46mins

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Rank #2: 1996: Nintendo 64, Tomb Raider, and Independence Day

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1996. Nintendo came roaring back with the N64, while PlayStation answered with Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and more. Action movies also had a banner year with The Rock, Mission: Impossible and Independence Dy all hitting theaters.

Other discussion topics include Scream, A Game of Thrones, and more.

Nov 20 2015

47mins

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Rank #3: 1985: Nintendo, The Goonies, and Back to the Future

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1985. The Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut, The Goonies taught us all that it was our time down here, and Back to the Future encouraged us to ignore time paradoxes.

Other discussion topics include The Oregon Trail, Rambo: First Blood Part II, G.I. Joe, and ThunderCats.

Oct 19 2015

43mins

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Rank #4: 1987: Zelda, RoboCop, Predator, and So Much More

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1986, a contender for the greatest year in pop culture history. The NES hit its stride, with all-time classics like The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Contra, Mega Man and Castlevania all making their debut. It was a great year for movies too, thanks to the release of greats like The Princess Bride, RoboCop, and Predator.

Other discussion topics include Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, Ducktales, and Punch-Out.

Oct 23 2015

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Rank #5: 1984: Terminator, Ghostbusters, and The Karate Kid

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1984. The Gremlins and Ghostbusters blended the horror and comedy genres, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom took us to India, and the Transformers made their TV debut.

Other discussion topics include King's Quest, Neuromancer, and Secret Wars.

Oct 16 2015

44mins

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Rank #6: 1979: Alien, Asteroids, and Adventure

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up today is 1979 - the year that Alien and Star Trek: The Motion Picture took over movie theaters. Games like Asteroids and Galaxian made millions in arcades, while Adventure on the Atari 2600 showed what home gaming consoles could do.

Other discussion topics include The Dukes of Hazzard, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Choose Your Own Adventure books, and more.

Oct 05 2015

38mins

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Rank #7: 1983: Return of the Jedi, Dragon's Lair, and A Christmas Story

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1983. The Star Wars trilogy concluded with Return of the Jedi, Dragon's Lair presented a new vision for video games, and the A-Team and He-Man made their TV debut. 

Other discussion topics include the Star Wars arcade game, National Lampoon's Vacation, Fraggle Rock, and plenty more.

Oct 14 2015

42mins

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Rank #8: 1995: PlayStation, Toy Story, and Windows 95

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1995. The Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn kicked off the next console generation, Toy Story put Pixar on the map, and Windows 95 changed personal computing forever.

Other discussion topics include the very first E3, Chrono Trigger, Se7en, Ghost in the Shell, and more.

Nov 18 2015

42mins

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Rank #9: 1993: Doom, Myst, and Jurassic Park

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up next is 1993. Doom continued the video game violence debate, The X-Files began its impressive run, and fan-favorite games like Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and Myst all hit store shelves.

Other discussion topics include the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Beavis and Butt-head, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Nov 06 2015

49mins

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Rank #10: 1980: Empire Strikes Back, Pac-Man, ad Superman II

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History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Up today is 1980. Empire Strikes Back took us back to a galaxy far, far away. Meanwhile Superman II proved the superhero genre wasn't a fluke, Pac-Man further cemented the world's arcade fever, and Zork showed us a different kind of video game.

Other discussion topics include Airplane!, Friday the 13th, The Shining, the Rubix Cube, and more.

Oct 07 2015

40mins

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