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ARGcast - Another Retro Gaming Podcast

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Aug 10, 2018

All you need in life some times is to run to the right and blast everything in sight. At least that's what we know makes the Contra franchise so great! David and Robert look back on all things Contra (from the good to the oh so bad), define what it means to be a Contra game, and what we would hope to see in a modern day revival. Plus we read responses from listeners like YOU!

Before spreadshotting our way to victory, we tackle a number of news items from this past week including the love letter to Castlevania in the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There's also some media news with updates on the Showtime Halo series and Metal Gear Solid movie, major cameos announcements for the current lineup of fighting games, a long lost South Park game for Game Boy Color that recently leaked, and what Sega has in store for the 30th anniversary of Altered Beast. Be sure to stick around the end of the show for the story on an Earthbound cartridge that was truly out of this world!

The Stage of History puts us in that Contra mood with Contra III: The Alien Wars and Contra: Hard Corps. Robert then reminds us of the download only Wii title Contra: ReBirth in Obscura. Don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for Evergarden and Pankapu!

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Aug 3, 2018

Gaming... gaming never changes... well, unless you're the Fallout franchise! We welcome Taylor Lyles on the show this week to chat about the Fallout franchise, how much it has changed over the years, and our favorite memories from the games. We even read over memories from listeners like YOU!

In the news this week, we discuss the second season trailer release for the Netflix Castlevania series, Crash Bandicoot getting his own super limited Nintendo Switch, and what it could mean with Valve rehiring the co-writer for Portal 2. Near the end of the show, we hit more news on the possible return of Def Jam in gaming, and the implications of the NES Classic becoming the best selling console of June.

The Stage of History welcomes a couple of post-apocalyptic classics with Wasteland and Fallout 3, then Robert looks back on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel in Obscura. We also have game giveaways you'll want to pick up on, and then finally another round of Random Select. Who could Robert be this time?

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Jul 27, 2018

What better way is there to use your modern gaming console than to play old school games? David and Robert look over previous and upcoming titles on the Nintendo Switch that'll be sure to scratch that retro itch. We got monkeys, boxers, and radical ninjas galore! What's not to love?

Before that, we jump into the news on the Commodore 64 Mini being a real thing finally. We then get into a pretty deep discussion over the positives and negatives of game ROMs as Nintendo recently went after a couple of hosting sites. Then we close out with official word that Stewart Copeland of The Police will in fact be returning to his gaming claim to fame in Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

The Stage of History welcomes a couple of arcade classics with the "beary" lovable Crystal Castles, and classic city destroyer Rampage. Robert then flies off with the rare arcade release Sky Skipper in Obscura. There's also game giveaways for Tangledeep and Garage: Bad Trip that you'll want to get your hands on. No Random Select this week, so we finish off with extra news items on N64 Forsaken making a return, and a Battletoads challenge that had us both impressed!

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Jul 20, 2018

Take a (Shonen) jump into the world of anime style video games in history, ARGonauts! We welcome back "King Baby Duck" Evan Bourgault of the Boston Bastard Brigade to tap into our power levels of anime video game knowledge. What makes the art style work so well in games? Where does it work (not work) so well? What does Robert have against Wheaties? We get into all that PLUS we read and react to responses from listeners like YOU!

First we dive into the news about the Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion, and what we'd really love to see in a proper Uncharted movie. We then take a look at the announcement for a western release of Return of Double Dragon, Stewart Copeland of The Police lending his expertise to Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and a Final Fantasy XV mod that will surely please PS1 fans.

The Stage of History has us welcome a couple of newer retro RPGs that sport an anime flair with Dragon Quest VIII and Persona 4, plus Robert takes us back to the truly obscure anime shooter Ordyne in Obscura. Be sure to pick up our game code giveaways for Lost Technology and Sonic Mania, then stick around a bit longer for another round of Random Select! Where (or when) would you find David's character this week?

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Jul 13, 2018

Don't have a cow, ARGonauts! We're diving into the retro gaming library that makes up our favorite yellow-skinned family The Simpsons. Returning guest Bill Gardner joins us to talk about the good (and downright awful) titles based on the long-running show. We even have plenty of responses from listeners like YOU that we read on the show. Let us know your favorite Simpsons games in history also at our Discord.

We kick off with the news on the reveal of a Battletoads game for Game Boy that was completed, but never released. We then get into some Switch-centric news on Nintendo stating how they'd like 20-30 new indie games released per week, and a special edition for the Toki remaster that will please arcade fans. Then we take a look at an amazing fan-made trailer for the PS4 Spider-Man game that gets our old school bones tingling.

The Stage of History this week feeds our yellow fever with Bart vs the Space Mutants and The Simpsons Arcade Game. Robert then hits the mat with Simpsons Wrestling in Obscura. Be sure to grab our game code giveaways for Aftergrinder and Dungeon Stars, then stick around for another round of Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

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Jul 6, 2018

Let's cute 'em up, ARGonauts! We welcome onto the show Twitch streamer Starlight Skyes to talk about cute retro games, and how cute characters in games may hide more than meets the eye. Not only that, we also have responses from listeners like you! Let us know your favorite cute games in history also at our Discord.

We first hit the news this week with word that the World Health Organization has decreed video game addiction as a disease which sparks quite the debate. That's followed by the latest rumors over Google joining the gaming hardware race, OG Xbox system architect Rob Wyatt joining the Atari VCS team, a Namco combo pack worth checking out, a Darius collection making it's way to Japan, and (finally) Shenmue HD Collection getting a release date.

In the Stage of History, we welcome some cute titles to get us in the mood with Yoshi's Story and Pikmin. Robert then picks up the beat with Patapon in Obscura. Be sure to nab our game code giveaways for Dead by Daylight and Just Shapes & Beats, and then stick around for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

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Jun 29, 2018

Good morning, ARGonauts (and Glorkian Warriors)! With us this week is cartoonist and musician James Kochalka to talk with us about our favorite ROM hacks of classic games, his own take on hacking games, and the impressive body of work that makes up his career so far.

The news this week has us possibly looking at a resurgence of the Konami we once knew and loved, coupled with the fan service filled update to Super Bomberman R. We also look into some Switch related news with an easier way to play games vertically, and some new retro title releases to look forward to.

In the Stage of History, we look at the introduction of everyone's favorite super fighting robot Mega Man, and one of James' all time favorite handheld titles Metroid Fusion. We then earn our black belt with Karateka in Obscura. Be sure to also grab our game code giveaways for Speedrunners and Hunt: Showdown, then stick around for another round of Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

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Jun 26, 2018

Finish him, ARGonauts! Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias graces us with his presence to discuss the franchise he helped build into a pop culture sensation, as well as what went behind the development of the characters and lore we all love.

What were the main inspirations behind Mortal Kombat? How did John become friends with Ed Boon, Eugene Jarvis, and other all stars from Midway's past? What did John work on prior to Mortal Kombat? Where did the idea from Goro come from? We get into these questions, and more!

It's not just all Mortal Kombat, though! We also get into John's days after Midway with Studio Gigante and releasing Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, plus his involvement in the upcoming documentary Insert Coin. There's even some discussion on the Star Wars fighting game John was working on that never saw the light of day. 

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Jun 22, 2018

Hold onto your stones, ARGonauts! Returning guest and art director Rob Duenas AKA "Sketchcraft" joins us to celebrate the Power Stone franchise. We discuss what we loved about these games, what we hope to see from a hypothetical sequel, and how it ties into what Rob is doing now with Mega Visions Magazine.

The news this week takes us to a new retro gaming console that aims to play almost all of your physical titles, as well as GameStop buyout rumors running rampant. We then get into the character direction of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie being made, and the return of the original Donkey Kong arcade game after all these years.

The Stage of History has us take a look at the original Power Stone which acts as a precursor to our main topic, and then we get into another Capcom fighting game gem - Project Justice. Robert keeps the Dreamcast train going in Obscura with the vertical shmup Mars Matrix. Don't forget to grab our game codes for Juicy Realm and Just Shapes & Beats, then we jump into another round of Random Select! Who could David be this week?

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Jun 17, 2018

The show must go on, ARGonauts! Despite some major technical issues, we still break out a great show for you where we give our impressions of the E3 2018 conferences and games we saw during the convention. Plus Robert shares a bunch of interviews he got with new Intellivision president Tommy Tallarico, God of War voice actress Danielle Bisutti, and more.

The interviews don't stop there! Robert also took to Denver Comic Con where he spoke with The Monster Squad about the new documentary Wolfman's Got Nards. He also catches up with gaming host extraordinaire Jessica Chobot to close out.

After that, we talk more E3 games with friend of the show Randy Greenback of Friday the 13th. What is Randy most excited to play? Which title was a palette cleanse for him after working on one of the most violent games released recently? Who even won E3? Listen up and join in the discussion!

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Jun 8, 2018

We're headed to E3, ARGonauts! David and Robert are joined by returning guest Will Powers to get nitty gritty into the games industry before the big week. Join us for a look into what we're expecting to be shown on the big stages, as well as the long shots we hope to see.

First we jump into some news starting off with a look back on Atari co-founder Ted Dabney who sadly passed away recently. Then there's a look at a new retro gaming show by wrestler AJ Styles, and new GameCube controllers that will be out in time for Smash Bros on Switch.

The Stage of History welcomes the only other title starring our favorite green dudes Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, and Sam Fisher's finest moment Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Robert then goes meta with a look back on Street Fighter The Movie The Game in Obscura. Don't forget to nab our game codes for Way of the Passive Fist and Shaq Fu, then stay a bit longer for another game of Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

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E3 2018: Every Game Confirmed for the Show

E3 2018 Rumors: Crackdown 3 Delay, Hitman 2, Fortnite Switch, More

Arena of Valor Beta Signup

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Jun 1, 2018

ARGcast goes to MomoCon! Robert has the pleasure to interview some big names in gaming including voice actors Troy Baker, Nolan North, and Richard Epcar, legendary game designer Warren Spector, and Shovel Knight programmer Ian Flood. It's a long one, but that just means more time to hear these amazing people.

Before we jump into MomoCon, we get into some news including the announcement of new Pokemon games Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. That's followed by talk over the new Fallout related news, and Sega officially revealing Team Sonic Racing in light of the Walmart leaks.

After the MomoCon interviews, we get into more news on game composer Tommy Tallarico becoming president of Intellivision and spearheading a new console there. Meanwhile the Atari VCS officially hit Indiegogo to take preorders, so we give our take on what we expect with that. Could it be a success, or just another Ouya?

New Pokémon Game Announced For Switch, Has Multiplayer & Poké Ball Controller

Sources: Fallout 76 Is An Online Survival RPG

Team Sonic Racing Revealed With New Trailer

Tommy Tallarico to Relaunch Intellivision Video Game Console

Atari VCS: Game, Stream, Connect Like Never Before

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May 25, 2018

Ever wished it was easier to hook up your old consoles to newer TVs? Well our good buddies Justin Chou and Justin Scerbo of EON have an easy solution for you! We welcome them on ARGcast to discuss their awesome product the GCHD, and how it makes GameCube gaming better than ever. Plus we get into our favorite titles to be released on the platform. Listen up, bro!

The news this week has us discussing the short-lived wonder that was Sega World, Nintendo potentially making moves for an N64 Classic console, new Yakuza remasters being announced, and Best Buy discontinuing their Gamers Club program.

During Stage of History we bring up some GameCube heavy hitters with the fan favorite Super Smash Bros Melee, and the birth of Toon Link in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. We also "Switch" things up a bit with retro shooter Ikaruga in Obscura. Don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for Tokyo 42 and Overgrowth, and then stick around for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

SONIC, SALLY AND THE QUEST TO SAVE THE LAST REMAINING PIECES OF SEGA WORLD

Nintendo Applies For New N64 Trademark - Is Another Classic Edition On The Way?

SEGA ANNOUNCES YAKUZA 3, 4 AND 5 REMASTERS FOR PS4 IN JAPAN

Best Buy Shuts Down One Of The Best Deals In Gaming

GCHD - GameCube HD Adapter

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May 18, 2018

Our show is relatively obscure as is, but we get even moreso with our special guest (now her third appearance!) Kelsey Lewin. Join us this episode for our main topic that is all about obscure consoles and peripherals in gaming history, some of which Kelsey herself has personal experience with.

Before getting too weird, we dive right into the news which includes details on new Star Fox and Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch. We also get word on new shipments of NES and SNES Classic coming in this summer, discuss the official reveal of Rage 2, and welcome Nolan North and Troy Baker in the retro gaming show family!

The Stage of History this week adds a couple of oddball titles with the basketball themed platformer Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, and Sega hodgepodge Fighters Megamix. Robert then brings up the unique LaserScope enhanced title Laser Invasion in Obscura. Don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Sundered and Quake Champions, then join us for another game of Random Select! Who (or what) could Robert be this time?

Rumor: Star Fox Racing Spin-Off Coming to Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Switch Rumors Hit Fever Pitch as New Details Allegedly Leak

NES Classic and SNES Classic back in stores on June 29

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer And More Details Revealed By Bethesda

Nolan North and Troy Baker Launch Retro Replay

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May 11, 2018

Stay in the shadows, ARGonauts! We're finally doing an episode all about stealth games with our special guest Dan Hindes. Not only is Dan an expert on the stealth genre, but he's even making his own game that is a unique take on it. We get into all that, and more!

Before we sneak off towards our main topic, we got plenty of hot news to talk about! We start off with the latest details revealed on the online plans for Nintendo Switch, and what this means for Virtual Console (RIP). There's also the Pokemon bombshell on Pikachu's third form that was cut, and Wal-Mart having a bombshell of their own with a leaked list of AAA titles that we could be seeing at E3.

The Stage of History crouch walks in with one of the original stealth games Castle Wolfenstein, and the introduction of Sam Fisher with Splinter Cell. Robert then takes the more direct approach with the super suit enabled Crysis in Obscura. Don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for Antihero and Pit People, then join us for a spin in Random Select! Who could David be this time?

Virtual Console Games Aren’t Coming To Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Online Features and Details Revealed

Pikachu had a monstrous third evolution that unbalanced the game

Gorochu fan art

Huge, Unannounced AAA Games Leak From Walmart Listing

Wildfire on Steam

Sneaky Bastards

SNK Announces The Neo Geo Mini, Will Play 40 Games

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May 8, 2018

The seasons change, but not our love for retro gaming! We are joined by game director Rupert Ochsner to talk about his soon to be released action platformer Fox n Forests. Ready your crossbow, kick around a partridge, and ready yourself for adventure, ARGonauts!

Join us as we discuss the inspirations for Fox n Forests including Rupert's favorite games Ghosts n Goblins and Actraiser II. We also get into the nitty gritty of game mechanics that includes a changing of the seasons which would make The Byrds proud, why the decision was made to go with a fox protagonist, and what Rupert's game industry experience has been like before tackling his dream project.

If you are interested to learn even more about Fox n Forests, be sure to check out the official website. Be sure to also follow @FOXnFORESTS on Twitter where you can potentially earn game codes and make origami out of the main character.

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May 4, 2018

Welcome to the adventure, ARGonauts! We welcome content creator and Marvel hype man Chris Baker onto the show to talk about retro games with your favorite superheroes from the Marvel universe. We also have responses from listeners like YOU on the all time best games that did these characters justice, and get into which Marvel characters are long overdue for their own game. Chris's answer might surprise you!

We first fly into the news which includes some re-releases of Ikaruga and Stars Wars: Episode I Racer. Then we get into the latest information on the upcoming Atari VCS (please be good), Capcom's mystery titles to be shown at E3, and the crazy story on a brand new copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Game Gear being sold this year. WHOA!

The Stage of History is looking Marvel-ous with the inclusion of Spider-Man for Atari 2600, and one of the all time great beat 'em ups X-Men for arcade. Robert then busts out the last title to be released for the 32X, Spider-Man: Web of Fire, in Obscura. Don't forget to web swing in for our game giveaways of Antihero and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, then stick around for another game of Random Select. Who could Robert be this time?

GameCube Shoot-Em-Up Ikaruga Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Coming This Month

Star Wars: Episode I Racer Getting a Re-Release On PC This Week

Atari Reveals New Console Pre-Sale Date, Price, and More

Capcom E3 Info Hints At Two New Mystery Games

Somehow, someone bought a brand new copy of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' in 2018

Disco Dodgeball

Superhero Video Games with Chris Baker

WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker

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Apr 27, 2018

What does it mean for a video game to be "perfect"? Is perfection even a thing? We are joined by special guest John AKA Mister Megative from the SDGC podcast to explore what could be considered "perfect" video games according to our arbitrary rules. We also have a butt load of listener responses on this very topic!

Before kicking things off with our main topic, we run through the news which includes rumors of the Wave Race franchise making a splash on Nintendo Switch, and a fan project that mashes together the worlds of Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We also discuss a blind speedrun of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out someone recently completed, and other equally impressive feats.

The Stage of History this week has us bring up some of the highly rated games in history with the controversial Grand Theft Auto III and the controversial for a different reason Metroid Prime. Robert then reminds us all of the cult favorite Alice: Madness Returns in Obscura. Don't forget to grab our game giveaways for Evil Glitch and Warhammer: Vermintide 2, then join us for another game of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

ARGCAST MINI #12: THE BILLY MITCHELL SITUATION AND TWIN GALAXIES

Wave Race Producer Teases Series Revival For Switch

'Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time’ is the perfect Nintendo mashup

This Speedrunner Managed To Beat Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Blindfolded

Galaxy of Hope - An Unofficial Star Wars Documentary

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Apr 24, 2018

Our ARGcast news sections as of late has been leading up to this. Billy Mitchell has had his high scores taken down, and is banned from submitting more in the future. Where does that leave Billy and Twin Galaxies? David catches up with Twin Galaxies head of editorial Jesse Collins and the writer who broke the story Alex McCumbers to discuss.

Join us as we get into what went into reporting the story under the Twin Galaxies name, and the tricky balance that TG editorial had to play with the situation. There's also talk about Walter Day, Steve Wiebe, the mainstream media's reaction, and what is being done to ensure high score credibility is maintained. How will Billy Mitchell be remembered? Let us know!

Thank you to Jesse and Alex for joining me in this discussion! Be sure to check out their work on TwinGalaxies.com.

Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong & All Other Records Removed

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Apr 20, 2018

When looking back on console releases in history, few are bypassed more than the TurboGrafx-16 (and its little buddy the PC Engine). Our buddy Andre Tipton comes back on to share with us his expertise on Hudson Soft's firecracker of a run in the console race during the '80s and '90s.

Before Andre's lovefest on all things TurboGrafx and PC Engine, we dive into what ended being a busy news week in the world of retro gaming! The first two Shenmue games are finally getting a re-release, Sega could potentially bring back Saturn and Dreamcast titles, a new 2D Castlevania game gets announced (although not in the way we hoped), and SNK has potentially really cool hardware coming out soon. Finally, we give our 2 cents on the Billy Mitchell / Twin Galaxies situation so far. The drams are for reals!

This week's Stage of History features the best that the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 has to offer respectively with Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Air Zonk. Then Robert kicks into action with the surprisingly rare Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu in Obscura. Don't forget to pick up our game giveaways for Evil Glitch and Poker Night at the Inventory, then stay with us for another tense game of Random Select. Does Robert sing his way to victory?

Shenmue and Shenmue 2 coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Sega Ages Coming To Nintendo Switch, Includes Classic Master System and Genesis Games

New Castlevania is a multiplayer mobile game

SNK Announces New Neo-Geo Hardware In Time For 40th Anniversary

Billy Mitchell responds: ‘We will show ... everything was done according to the rules’

Battlezone launches on Nintendo Switch this summer

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Apr 17, 2018

With the evolution of first person shooters over the years, it can be easy to forget where they largely came from. One thing for certain is that David Craddock, author of Rocket Jump and countless other video game related books, hasn't forgotten! Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of id Software during the time they released Quake, and changed the FPS landscape forever.

In this discussion, we get into Mr. Craddock's relationship with John Romero, what was happening behind the scenes at id Software, how the new Quake Champions is trying to make what's old new again, and more. Also be sure to check out his book Rocket Jump for the most in-depth information you could ever hope for on id Software and the Quake franchise. You could say it's enough to make you go on a reading spree!

Rocket Jump on Unbound

DavidLCraddock.com

Rocket Jump on Shacknews

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Apr 13, 2018

Let's stomp on some koopas, ARGonauts! It's high time for our Mario episode, so we welcome friends of the show Andre Tipton and the "Muscle Mario" himself Nick Castro to discuss Nintendo's plucky plumber. We cover A LOT of Mario games here, including Japanese exclusives and cancelled titles.

Before making our way to the Mushroom Kingdom, we cover news on the latest batch of OG Xbox games coming to the Xbone, and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 getting announced. We also get hyped for a Street Fighter tabletop game that simply looks amazing, and look into the reason why we don't see Contra reissued these days.

The Stage of History looks into the non-jumping Mario game Wrecking Crew, and Luigi's first starring role in Mario is Missing. Robert then continues on the path of edutainment with Donkey Kong Jr. Math in Obscura. Also be sure to grab our game code giveaways, then join in for the rowdiest game of Random Select yet! Which video game character could David be this time?

Next Round of Original Xbox Games Confirmed For Xbox One, Including Star Wars Games

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Release Date Trailer Revealed

Street Fighter Board Game Crushes Funding Goals on Kickstarter

Here’s Why the Original Contra, Nor Konami Genesis Games, Didn’t Get Digital Re-Releases

Shigeru Miyamoto discusses his thinking process for making World 1-1

Rampage Getting a Three Pack of Old-School Funko Pops At Walmart Next Month

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Apr 10, 2018

It's the massive PAX East 2018 episode! Our buddies Andre and Aaron join us to discuss all the games we saw and played on the show floor, and there were indeed plenty. Find out which games to look forward to that range from a Ninja Gaiden-like action platformer to a dungeon crawling dating sim.

On top of all the games discussions, we also have SO MANY interviews! David and Robert hit the floor to speak with all sorts of prominent figures within the gaming industry. Listen to chats with the likes of Supergiant Games composer Darren Korb, YouTubers Jesse Cox, Matt McMuscles, and Rising Superstar Liam, Suda51, 3D Realms VP Frederik Schreiber, and many more!

There will also be our regularly scheduled podcast this week, so stay tuned for that. We will be celebrating the Mario franchise (finally, eh?) with our good buddies Andre and Nick. Until then, some much needed rest is in order.

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Apr 6, 2018

The past couple of episodes have been leading us up to this point! We welcome special guest Joe Tavano of RetroZap to discuss his favorite console - the Sega Master System! Join us for a look back on the hardware, peripherals, and our favorite (and not so favorite) titles. Our listeners even join in for the Sega lovefest.

Before we dive into Sega goodness, the news this week has us discussing a modern day Easter egg found in a newer Atari Jaguar cartridge, rumors of a brand new Donkey Kong game coming to Nintendo Switch, a Galaga tournament that went all out, and the NES Splatoon game we apparently don't deserve.

The Stage of History kicks off the Master System love with Fantasy Zone and Ninja Gaiden, then we get into the Sonic the Hedgehog title that you likely didn't play in Obscura. Don't forget to nab our latest game code giveaways, then join us for another (short) round of Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

An actual gaming Easter egg was unlocked on an Atari Jaguar cartridge today

Nintendo Might Be Teasing a New Donkey Kong Game

Jon Klinkel holds a Galaga world record. Now, he's playing for the world championship.

Battle Creek's 'Galaga God' places third at classic video game world championship

Here’s What Splatoon Would Have Looked Like On the NES

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Mar 30, 2018

We're shipping up to Boston, ARGonauts! Join us along with special guests and friends of the show Andre Tipton, Bill Gardner, and Amanda Gardner as we chat about everything that will be shown at PAX East 2018. Bill and Amanda also tease a surprise they're going to show at their booth.

The news gets us started with word that Bitmap Books is making a Sega Master System visual compendium, plus a whole string of rumors including a new Wario Land for Switch, Ikaruga making a comeback on modern platforms, and Capcom bringing back Puzzle Fighter in a way we might not be hoping for.

The Stage of History this week has us celebrate a couple of great platfomers with Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. Robert then takes us back to the beginning of a franchise with the first Far Cry in Obscura. We also have a couple of game codes to give away for MidBoss and PC Gaming Simulator, and then another round of Random Select. Guess who David is before he skates away!

Bitmap Books Preparing a Sega Master System Compendium, Kickstarter Coming In May

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a New Wario Land

Treasure’s Classic Shooter Ikaruga Could Be Headed To PlayStation 4

Rumor: Capcom's Puzzle Fighter Could Be Coming To Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

INDIE MEGABOOTH PAX EAST 2018 LINEUP REVEALED

Darksiders: The Documentary

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