SGJ Podcast #188 – X-Wing/TIE Fighter Series

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Welcome to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast y’all! This week, Jim, Hunter (welcome back!) and I welcome back our buddy Joe Mastroianni — host of the Upper Memory Block Podcast, co-host of the Star Wars Stacks Podcast, and a Star Wars aficionado — to discuss one of the landmark series of space games, the X-Wing series, which includes:

  • Star Wars: X-Wing (1993)
  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994)
  • Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (1997)
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (1999)

We talk about what these games meant to us, their impact on the genre at the time, our memories of them, their legacy and much more. It’s a fun discussion that not only discusses the games themselves, but similar games before, during and after their release.

Next week on the show, it’s an early episode (6 AM Pacific) because our guest, the developer of the fun looking shoot ’em build ’em up, Avorion, is overseas! Yay! As always, if you have a question or comment, drop them below, email us at or hit us up on the forums. Thanks for watching/listening, my friends, and enjoy the show! :)

Author: Brian Rubin

2 thoughts on “SGJ Podcast #188 – X-Wing/TIE Fighter Series

  1. Hey guys I love the podcast.. listen to every episode. It’s great to have Hunter and Joe returning this week, they always come with interesting backstory elements about the games and other media properties surrounding them. But with Hunter’s return I also wanted to check if it would be possible to do some audio balancing. Hunter always sounds like he’s talking into an over-driven megaphone, while everyone else (especially Brian) is sitting 5 feet away from the microphone. I always get used to it throughout the episode, but every time Hunter comes on for the first time I have a mini-heart attack (while usually driving on the highway).
    Thanks again for the great content and keep it up.

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