From Worms Knowledge Base
Nick Simberg (episodes 0-23)
|Pilot:||24th October, 2011|
|Latest:||January 18th, 2014|
PortsCenter is a webseries which looks at interesting and unique ports, conversions and rereleases of video games. The pilot episode launched on 24th October, 2011 alongside a Kickstarter campaign which failed to raise the needed funds. A second, successful Kickstarter was launched in August 2012.
The show was created and is hosted and co-written by Ben Paddon, better known to the Worms community as Squirminator2k. Presently, the site is part of the Retroware TV network of shows. Retroware's website gets the show on Tuesday mornings, twenty-four hours before its general release on Wednesdays.
The first full season began on January 28th, 2013 and wrapped up on December 28th, 2013, with a mini-followup episode posted on January 18th, 2014. A second season was originally scheduled to begin on February 12th, 2014, but has been pushed back to the 26th.
Links to the Worms series
Episode 1.12 of the show's first season looks at the entire Worms series, from the game's initial release up to Worms Reloaded, omitting handheld releases. Special attention is given to the console ports of Worms, Worms Armageddon and Worms World Party. Worms: The Director's Cut is also briefly touched upon.
Episode 1.18 of the first season focuses entirely on Worms: The Director's Cut and speaks on a technical level about the enhancements added to the game. The episode features usage of WormPrefs, the Sheep-on-a-Rope in use, and of Ben using the Graffiti Mode to draw what he describes as "a massive cock." This episode also includes footage from Worms 2, captured by GreeN. Episode 1.24 corrects an error mentioned in this episode with regards to the game's customization features.
In addition to this, episode 1.10 takes a look at the MS-DOS port of Team17's cult platform game Superfrog. Team17 are mentioned in jest during episode 1.03 as the only company who cared about the Amiga circa 1994, and episode 1.07 looks at the Amiga port of Mortal Kombat, the music for which was produced by Allister Brimble who provided the music for many of Team17's early titles.