Retro Gaming, hosted by John Pio focuses on forgotten and not so forgotten classic Arcade games of yesterday. Each episode gives you an insightful review of the game as well as commentary, game history and a little humor thrown in.
John Pio is a 40something New York Native who grew up in the shadow of Coney Island and its dozens of Video Game Arcades throughout the 80’s. He is an unofficial historian of all things arcade related, from Pac-man to pinball machines. He has collected, maintained and restored his own personal arcade of over 25 full sized machines.
Favorite Home Systems: Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Commodore 64.
Favorite Games: Dragon’s Lair (Arcade), Spy Hunter (Arcade), Pitfall (2600) D&D (Intellivision), Ultima series (C64)
John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.
He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations.
Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood.
To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D.
Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES.
Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007