In the latest episode of Backlog & Beyond, friends and hosts Nathan and Jeff list out their top 10 games from when they were 10 years old (1997 in this case). As they go down their lists one of the hosts reveals that a few of his entries and honorable mentions were demos from PlayStation Jampack discs that he played over and over sometimes for a long stretch until he could afford the full titles. It’s a testament to how often those demos or games we’d only be able to rent when we’re younger end up influencing our tastes later.
After their lists they play game description Mad Libs. The hosts takes a game description from Wikipedia, blank out the words, have the other host fill those in Mad Libs-style, and then they try to guess the other’s game. If they miss, one of the Mad Libs words is restored to the original description, making it a little easier, but of course not worth as many points. It’s a fun concept and enjoyable to play along with the guessing game as a listener.
The podcast is also streamed via Nathan’s Twitch channel—but it does not appear they archive those on YouTube afterward. A bit of a shame as some of their older episodes have evergreen topics that I’m sure some would appreciate being able to rewatch.