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Dec 24, 2016

It's our end of year special! We look over our top games and gaming moments of 2016, as well as what we're most looking forward to in 2017 with our friend Evan Bourgault of ElectricSistaHood and Boston Bastard Brigade. We have some obvious - as well as not so obvious - picks, so be sure to check 'em out. Also, let us know your choices!

After we make our picks for the year, we get into the retro gaming game show Starcade! They don't make shows like this anymore (sadly). Should a game show like this make a comeback? Does it make sense? Let us know your thoughts!

The Stage of History welcomes some beloved classics, such as the foul-mouthed cube hopper Q*bert, Nintendo's foray into Greek mythology Kid Icarus, and king of isometric dungeon crawlers Diablo. We also have game giveaways sprinkled throughout the episode. Be sure to grab copies of Party Hard, Thumper, the ENTIRE SEASON of Batman: The Telltale Series, and more while you can. Merry Christmas, ARGonauts, and see you next year!

GameStop's Most-Requested Retro Consoles Revealed
Nintendo sells nearly 200,000 units of its mini retro console
Retro gaming fan gets ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ up and running on a Game Boy Color
Starcade Archive

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Dec 17, 2016

Take a trip with your friendly neighborhood plague doctor in Plague Road! Game designer Conrad Zimmerman chats with David and Robert about his Kickstarter-funded roguelike title. Become a backer today!

Along with talking about Plague Road, Conrad also gets into working with the incomparable Jim Sterling, the reason why he can't play football games, and his experience with Wally Bear and The NO! Gang. You won't say no to this!

Afterwards we explore the backstory behind one of gaming's biggest blunders; the Action 52 game cartridge. Learn how the very idea of the game was conceived, and what the deal is with Cheetahmen. Don't run off before hearing that story!

The Stage of History this week welcomes the likes of the head-banging Bonk's Adventure, PC platformer Commander Keen, and gridiron favorite Tecmo Super Bowl. Bo knows retro! Don't forget to nab our game giveaways also with artsy puzzler She Remembered Butterflies, and cute but sneaky Stealth Inc Ultimate Edition. Grab 'em while you can, ARGonauts!

Watch The Late Show‘s Jimmy Fallon Freak Out Over Nintendo Switch
Unholy Night: New Fighter for SNES by ex-SNK developers Announced
Vivendi inches closer to hostile takeover of Ubisoft
Plague Road - A Roguelike Turn-Based Strategy Game
The Video Game That Promised to Contain 52 Video Games And Failed Miserably

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Dec 10, 2016

Unleashing his inner Donna Summer, our special guest Richard James Cook knows a thing or two on how to survive. He chats with us about his upcoming documentary Surviving Indie, as well as Capcom's plans to bring back forgotten franchises.

What goes on in the day-to-day life of an indie game developer? Some times the truth ain't pretty, at least according to the documentary Surviving Indie by our guest Richard James Cook. Get a taste on what it truly means to follow your passion no matter the consequences.

Could it be that Capcom has finally started listening to its fans? With word from the company itself that dormant franchises might be coming back, we all reflect on which ones we would most like to see. Be sure to let us know which ones you'd like to see also by emailing us!

The Stage of History starts off by going a little further back than last week's Pong with the educational classic The Oregon Trail. Things get fast and bloody quickly with id Software's big breakout hit Doom, then the kicking and punching (it's all in mind) comes out with PaRappa the Rapper. That and our usual game giveaways, this time for Punch Club and Thumper. Hit 'em hard and hit 'em fast, ARGonauts!

KONAMI FILES NEW TRADEMARK FOR TURBOGRAFX
Surviving Indie
After Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Capcom Could Revive Other "Dormant" Franchises

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Dec 8, 2016

In this special bonus episode of ARGcast, David and Robert record from Greg Miller's favorite meat stop Portillo's along with friends Jakejames Lugo and John Sylvester to chat about everything seen during PSX 2016.

We get into our favorite highlights from the PlayStation Experience weekend, including top games played on the show floor. You won't believe the amount of retro gaming love there was to be had during Sony's big event! Also interviews, interviews, and more interviews with some amazing developers, including the legendary Eugene Jarvis (Defender, Robotron: 2084, Smash TV).

The games discussed include:

The Last of Us Part II, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Pyre, Nex Machina, Sonic Mania, Horizon Zero Dawn, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Persona 5, Windjammers, Shakedown: Hawaii, Yooka-Laylee, Vane, Nidhogg 2, EarthNight, 3on3 Freestyle, and more!

PlayStation Experience 2016: The Complete Guide

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Dec 2, 2016

Have you been aching to see a beloved classic make its way to modern platforms? Gamepump founder Robert Bowling may have the answer for you! Join us as we learn how he's bringing back the preservation of classic games.

David and Robert are PSX bound! We go over the games which will be playable on the show floor, as well as what we are crossing our fingers to see. What are you wishing to see come out of PlayStation Experience? Let us know!

We also welcome some industry-shaking classics into the Stage of History, such as first commercially successful title Pong, the father of 3D fighting games Virtua Fighter, and Link's own first foray into the third dimension The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Bust out those flutes, ARGonauts! Don't forget that we also have game giveaways, this time for classic callbacks Xanadu Next and Duke Nukem 3D World Tour. Come get some!

Sources: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017
Nintendo to Open Areas in Three Universal Theme Parks
Gamepump
PlayStation Experience 2016: The Complete Guide

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Nov 25, 2016

The fur flies in this episode of ARGcast as we are joined by The Hashtagonist to discuss his recent claim to fame. We also get into our favorite GameCube games and memories, plus David speaks with cosplayer WolverSteve.

You may think it's easy being a cat on the Internet, but The Hashtagonist! David and Robert speak with this feisty feline posing as a human about his work with The Daily Crate, the Nine Lives Podcast, and his recent Twitter explosion with the famous Biden/Obama meme.

David also takes a moment to speak with Wolverine cosplayer (and friend of the show) WolverSteve. We get into his X-Men fandom, as well as favorite old school games starring the man in the yellow spandex. Don't miss out on this one, bub!

We close out the show celebrating the 15th anniversary of the GameCube reminiscing on our favorite games and memories. What were some of yours from Nintendo's "purple lunchbox"? Let us know!

The Stage of History this week welcomes some heartfelt favorites, including SNES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tails' big break in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and movin' and groovin' arcade staple Dance Dance Revolution. Don't forget our games to giveaway Blast Brawl 2: Bloody Boogaloo, and MechaZoo. Gobble them up before the turkeys pick them clean!

Burnout Paradise, Rayman Legends and Pure added to Xbox One Backwards Compatible titles
GamerCon: 20,000 set to attend gaming convention in Dublin
DKC Exposed - The Making of Donkey Kong Country
The Hashtagonist on The Daily Crate
The Hashtagonist on Twitter
WolverSteve on Twitter

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Nov 18, 2016

We get literary with writer David Craddock on his books, as well as our favorite games on the original Xbox! Plus David (the host that is) speaks with developer Alonso Martin on his upcoming Metroidvania title Heart Forth, Alicia.

As a published author, David Craddock has had a lot to say not only in video games, but also the world of fantasy writing! We get into his work, as well as what he's doing now as associate editor of Shacknews.

We also celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original Xbox by discussing our favorite (and not so favorite) titles from Microsoft's debut gaming console and memories. Groundbreaking first person shooters? Terrible fighting games? We got 'em both!

The Stage of History this week gets into some mega hits, such as the space rock shooting Asteroids, violent motorcycle racer Road Rash, and the Xbox "killer app" Halo: Combat Evolved. There are also giveaways for White Noise 2 and Potato Thriller. Not only that, Mr. Craddock has a special giveaway that you'll have to listen to get. So get while the gettin's good, ARGonauts!

How Bad Are NES Classic Edition Prices Getting On eBay? This Bad
Nintendo Is Trying To Replenish the NES Classic Edition For the Holidays
The Online Home of Author David L. Craddock
Heart Forth, Alicia

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Nov 11, 2016

Ape Law Games founder Justin Pappas reunites with his former Irrational Games brother Bill Gardner to get into what makes the creepy world of Albino Lullaby tick.

Just because Halloween has ended doesn't mean the spooks have to end! We dig into the twisted mind of Ape Law Games' own Justin Pappas to learn of his post-Irrational Games indie project Albino Lullaby. Bill Gardner also joins us to share stories from their time at Irrational Games.

Being a controversial political season, it seemed only appropriate to also get into the most controversial titles in gaming history! What made mothers gasp in the '70s? Which games shocked politicians in the '90s? Be sure to share some of your favorite memories of controversial games with us at argcast@retrozap.com!

The Stage of History this week also welcomes its fair share of retro gaming titles including the robot-smashing Berzerk, scimitar-swinging Aladdin, and genre-defining Half-Life! Beware of Half-Life 3 jokes, folks. We also have game giveaways for Ginger: Beyond the Crystal and Haunted: Halloween '85!

Blaster Master Is Returning To the Nintendo 3DS Next Year
Nintendo Power Line Returning This Weekend To Celebrate NES Classic Edition Launch
Four Rare Kirby Games Surface At Recent Auction
Albino Lullaby

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Nov 4, 2016

As a Chicago classic in her own right, Keisha Howard is doing big things in gaming from running her own businesses to making TEDx speeches! We chat about her accomplishments, and then Robert speaks with folks at Ubisoft about the upcoming Watch Dogs 2.

Keisha shares with us her contributions to the gaming industry, such as making Sugar Gamers an avenue for minorities, creating a brand building business out of Blazebreakers (alliteration FTW), and representing gamers everywhere in the show Robot Combat League.

After that, Robert stops by Ubisoft to chat Watch Dogs 2 with the likes of senior producer Dominic Guay and hacker journalist Violet Blue. You'll want to plug in for these!

The Stage of History includes some amazing titles, including '90s classics such as the car crushing Twisted Metal, blood sucking Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, and death dealing Grim Fandango! We also have game giveaways for the virtual board game Galaxy of Trian and a modern NES platformer Haunted Halloween '95. Jump right on it, ARGonauts!

Could Sega's Daytona USA Be Making a Comeback?
Deadly Premonition's Swery65 Retires From Access Games
Sugar Gamers

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Oct 28, 2016

Watch your back, there's a killer on the loose! That or it's just some nerdy guys chatting about retro gaming, one being Friday the 13th: The Game producer Randy Greenback. He goes in-depth about this highly anticipated title's recently announced single player mode, and more!

Before diving into Friday the 13th, David has a couple of awesome conversations to share! Twinfinite.net founder Yamilia (AKA Yami AKA Niero Jr.) chats about her website's 5 year anniversary and the journey to get here so far. Also, in light of the recent voice actors strike, Dave Fennoy and Erik Braa share their insights and answer questions. #PerformanceMatters

We also celebrate the 16th anniversary of the PlayStation 2 talking about our favorite titles from the console's robust library. What are some of your favorite games? Let us know!

The Stage of History this week has some real hard-hitting classics. This includes the multiplayer dungeon crawler Gauntlet, "combo-tastic" fighter Killer Instinct, and the first entry of a franchise that took the gaming world by storm Grand Theft Auto. We also have game giveaways from not only David and Robert, but also Randy for Saturday Morning RPG! Grab 'em while they're hot, ARGonauts!

Hamster Bringing Neo-Geo Games to PS4
Friday the 13th: The Game

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Oct 22, 2016

Join us and SWDTech Games producer Tim Robinson as we give our impressions and thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, the return of Destroy All Humans!, a fan-made arcade machine for The Legend of Zelda, and his current project Pixel Noir.

Our main topic dives deep into Tim's Kickstarter-funded callback to classic RPGs Pixel Noir. What are some of its main influences? How much of an influence are games like Chrono Trigger and Earthbound to it? Is there anything to learn from the recently released I am Setsuna? Let us know your thoughts!

In celebration of the 600th episode of The Simpsons, we also get into the history of video games based on the popular show! There were a lot of clunkers out there, but which one was our clear favorite? Chime in with your favorite also!

The Stage of History this week also gets into some great classics such as a double header of "Mario madness" with Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, GTA precursor Body Harvest, and more retro gaming! Plus we have some game giveaways you gotta "hop on" with Gravity Island and Pirate Pop Plus. ARG, indeed!

Nintendo Switch world premier
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
Destroy All Humans! Returns On PlayStation 4
Someone Made a Legend of Zelda Arcade Game
Pixel Noir - SWDTech Games

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Oct 15, 2016

Doom modder turned game publisher Dave Vogt joins us this week to discuss his project BOSS, a brand new game for the Atari 2600!

Dave goes into how he and developer Jason Santuci came up with their Atari 2600 shmup BOSS. If you've been dying to see a new game for this console, you gotta check it out! We also dive into the arcade urban legend that is Polybius. Did it really cause people to go ill and even die? Did it even exist at all? What's the deal with the new PSVR game of the same name? Join in on the conversation!

The Stage of History this week welcomes a trio of NES classics, including the knockout hit Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Also included are the early racing classic Night Driver, and controversial FMV romp Night Trap. Watch out behind you!

You also don't want to miss out on our game giveaways that includes obscure tapping game Toadled and puzzle platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. Grab 'em before they're gone!

Mario 64 Reinvented in New Hack
Lost SNES Game Socks The Cat Hits Kickstarter
BOSS- A Brand-New Atari 2600 Game
Polybius: The story behind the world's most mysterious arcade cabinet
Video Game Urban Legend Polybius Coming Soon to PlayStation VR

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Oct 7, 2016

Indie developer Danny Silvers comes on the show to chat about his game studio Lantana Games, artsy block-breaker Mondrian, and how he created the Boston Festival of Indie Games. That and lots of DOS gaming and Doom talk!

Have fond memories of playing DOS games? So do we! Join us as we share stories about some of our favorite old school games on the platform such as Doom, Jazz Jackrabbit, Commander Keen, Star Wars: Dark Forces, and more. Danny even shares a fun story where he met Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski! Let us know YOUR favorite DOS games too at argcast@retrozap.com.

We also have the Stage of History this week which celebrates LucasArts' point-and-click breakout hit Maniac Mansion, fluid platformer Prince of Persia (no Jake Gyllenhaal here), and the reason for the ESRB's existence Mortal Kombat! There are also game giveaways from all three of us for Solar Shifter EX, Star Vikings, and Danny's own game Mondrian. Grab 'em while they're hot!

VOODOO VINCE: REMASTERED ANNOUNCED
Space Ace HD DVD Indiegogo
Expand your universe with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s new video game
NES Classic Edition Hands-On Impression
Lantana Games

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Sep 30, 2016

Tony Polanco of The Koalition joins us as Robert hits the road with his impressions from the XPO Tulsa Games Festival! Listen in for his interviews with music artist Brentalfloss, Nintendo Play Station presenter Terry Diebold, and XPO founder Richard Mitchell. 

After Robert shares with us his impressions and karaoke stories from Tulsa, we pay tribute to the late great Arnold Palmer the way we know how - retro gaming! Join us as we share our memories of the legendary golfer through his own Genesis title Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf, as well as our own personal favorite golf games of all time. From Bandai Golf to Outlaw Golf, we cover it all!

This week's Stage of History includes some important titles from years past, such as space shooter Wing Commander, hellish shooter sequel Doom II, and the games that made "catching 'em all" cool Pokemon Red and Blue. We also have game giveaways that you can win for Japanese dancing game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, and highway jumping thriller Clustertruck. Grab them while you can!

N64 Love Letter ‘Yooka-Laylee’ Unveils Its Colorful Cast, Including A Surprising Cameo
An AI Was Taught to Hunt and Kill Humans In Video Games
Robert's XPO Tulsa Event Recap
RIP Arnold Palmer, the original video-game celebrity

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Sep 23, 2016

Take note, Mega Man and Game Boy fans! We welcome TRU FUN Entertainment's Chris Bryant to chat about his Mega Man style retro shooter Super Rad Raygun, Hideo Kojima throwing shade, and.... Harambe?

If you miss the look of Mega Man style platformers with Game Boy graphics, you are in for a treat! Chris Bryant joins us to chat about his game Super Rad Raygun. Learn why this is more than "just another Mega Man clone", especially on how the idea came for an energy mechanic!

Our other topic covers our thoughts on Hideo Kojima speaking out on Metal Gear Survive. Does the original creator make a fair point, or is the classic case of the kettle calling the coffee black (or however that saying goes)?

The Stage of History this week covers the monster mash classic Castlevania, Mac's killer app Myst, the precursor to story-driven action titles System Shock, and more! We also have game giveaways that you do not want to miss out on.

Brutal new FPS mixes Hexen, Doom, and Quake
Someone Put Harambe In Street Fighter, Because Why Not
SUPER RAD RAYGUN
KOJIMA CALLS OUT METAL GEAR SURVIVE'S ZOMBIES

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Sep 17, 2016

It's a Coleco episode! Learn everything you could ever want to know about the company that not only brought you the ColecoVision, but several other childhood-defining products.

Think you know Coleco? Think again! Our special guest Antoine drops knowledge about the company that brought us the ColecoVision and more. We even touch upon the controversial Coleco Chameleon that gets mentioned in Coleco: The Official Book.

David also got to attend the Boston Festival of Indie Games where he spoke with several amazingly talented people showing off some awesome games you should check out! We then close out the show looking back upon the career of Chris Metzen. The now retired visionary at Blizzard left behind a retro gaming legacy that just about everyone can appreciate.

This week's Stage of History celebrates the popular space shooter Galaga, tough-as-nails platformer Ghosts 'n Goblins, awesome arcade racer Out Run, and more. We also have our usual game giveaways, so snatch those up while you can, ARGonauts!

Kia's Bo Jackson 'Tecmo Bowl' ad is marketing perfection on multiple levels
Captain America: Civil War, Re-Imagined As the Marvel vs. Capcom Sequel We've Always Wanted
A fond look back at the GameCube on its 15th anniversary
The Sonic Mania Collector's Edition statue plays that beautiful "SEEGAAA" sound
Spider-Man in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Neuro-Motion Labs
Coleco: The Official Book
Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

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Sep 9, 2016

In this super-sized episode, we are joined by friend of the show and game programmer extraodinaire Trevor Stricker to discuss the console that started his career - the Sega Dreamcast! Robert also shares some words at Call of Duty XP.

It's the 17th anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast, so let's celebrate! Disco Pixel founder and former Dreamcast game programmer Trevor Stricker reminisces about the console that started his career with David and Robert. What were some of our favorite games and memories? How cool was SegaNet back in the day? Be sure to share with us your favorites also!

We take a break in the middle of the show as Robert shares some interviews and discussions with the fine folks at Activision during Call of Duty XP. If you're a big fan of the popular shooter franchise, you'll want to listen in to this! Going back to Dreamcast for our final topic, we discuss the trouble Sega is having remastering the first two Shenmue games. Are they valid reasons, or could this be a quick fix? Does it really matter if Coca-Cola machines are in the game?

The Stage of History this week includes some real legendary titles including the industry-saving NES hit Super Mario Bros, the bloody fighting game sequel Mortal Kombat II, and the very inspiration for this show segment Soulcalibur! There are also game giveaways as well as the announcement of winners for the Worms WMD physical copies.

'Duke Nukem 3D' re-release adds new levels from the original team
Nintendo Announces Super Mario Run For iOS
All the News From PlayStation Meeting Event in New York
Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Remakes Face Challenges, But Sega Wants Them to Happen

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Sep 2, 2016

Andre Tipton of Real Otaku Gamer chats with the boys about the drama unfolding around No Man's Sky, Nintendo games you may have never heard of, and the painstaking way Sega designed their games back in their heyday!

Does No Man's Sky developer Hello Games owe gamers an apology? Are gamers today simply too entitled to be asking for refunds? These are the questions we answer and more over this latest bit of industry shenanigans.

We bring the primary focus back to what we know best (retro gaming!) by getting into some one hit wonders by the Big N. Do these Nintendo deep cuts deserve followups? Which ones could have been successful given the proper marketing?

GIVEAWAY: We have TWO physical copies of Worms WMD for you lucky ARGonauts out there! Just let us know your favorite one hit wonder along with your console of choice (PS4 or Xbox One) on Twitter or Facebook for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on September 9th.

The show wraps up with a quick discussion over how Sega used their own custom made machines to create some of their most beloved classics. If you are a fan of history and how games were made back in the '80s and '90s, you won't want to miss this!

The Stage of History this week includes the near Tarzan knockoff Jungle Hunt, the RTS that put the genre on the map Command & Conquer, and "a Hideo Kojima game" Metal Gear Solid. Along with our big giveaway mentioned earlier, we also have game codes sprinkled throughout the show, so be sure to pick those up!

Renegade Kid Dissolving – Assets Being Divided
Creators of Netflix’s Stranger Things Inspired by The Last of Us, Silent Hill and More
STRANGER THINGS GETS A STYLIZED ’80S ADVENTURE GAME YOU CAN PLAY
Sierra Entertainment classics now available on Steam
No Man's Sky Vendors Issuing Refunds Regardless of Play Time
Nintendo’s best and most underrated one-hit wonders
Sega’s video-game artists had to draw pixels by hand on crazy, custom machines in the 1980s and 90s

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Aug 26, 2016

Former EGM alum Martin Alessi joins us to chat about old game magazine rivalries, creating a kid friendly publication, favorite Super Nintendo games and memories, plus NES console alternatives for hardcore retro gamers.

Martin shares with us some amazing stories from his time with Electronic Gaming Monthly as well as how he got started with his new family friendly video game magazine Little Player! Be sure to keep listening to learn the identity of the mysterious Sushi-X.

We also celebrate the Super Nintendo's 25th anniversary with some of our favorite SNES games and memories. We even read some tweets from some ARGonauts sharing their most cherished titles from the console. Be sure to let us know your favorites too! The show closes with a discussion about the Analogue Nt Mini. Is this NES clone for the modern era worth the cold hard cash? What other alternatives are out there?

The Stage of History this week welcomes the spooky sequel Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Mario and friends' first time hitting the tracks in Super Mario Kart, the fighting game that spawned a series still going strong today The King of Fighters '94, and more! Don't miss out on our game giveaways either with stellar titles Dogos and Worms WMD.

PlayStation Plus Bumping Up to $60 in September
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove partners with Adult Swim
Little Player Magazine
Analogue Nt Mini Release Is Huge For Classic Gaming
AVS console

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Aug 19, 2016

David and Robert are back in full force with Kinsey Burke of the MetalJesusRocks YouTube channel! Keep on listening also for Robert's interviews during Ubisoft's pre-Gamescom event.

Seattle's own "Queen of Retro Gaming" Kinsey Burke joins us in the show to chat about the retro scene in her native home, plus her YouTube success with MetalJesusRocks and now her own channel. Not only that, Robert shares some interviews he had with Ubisoft talent working on For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Watch Dogs 2.

But wait, there's more! Other topics we get into include the importance and direction we see in the newly branded THQ Nordic. Which franchises do we hope to see the studio work on? Let us know your thoughts! There's also an awesome fanmade remake of GoldenEye 007's multiplayer. How does it live up to some of our favorite N64 memories?

There's also this week's Stage of History which includes the 30 year old No Man's Sky demake Starflight, NES classic The Legend of Zelda, and the game that made vampires cool before they weren't anymore Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. There's also a couple of game giveaways, so hop on it to win those!

KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR SURVIVE
Kinsey Burke YouTube Channel
MetalJesusRocks YouTube Channel
THQ Returns as Nordic Games Rebrands
RELIVE THE GLORY DAYS WITH THIS FREE-TO-PLAY ‘GOLDENEYE: 007’ MULTIPLAYER REMAKE ON PC

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Aug 12, 2016

In this shortened episode of ARGcast, we share some QuakeCon interviews, chat about the rise and fall of a fanmade Metroid II remake, and question the possibility of a robopocalypse with a well made Virtua Fighter robot!

At QuakeCon, Robert had the pleasure to speak with Dave Oshry of New Blood Interactive, Steam Knight developer Paula Rae AKA Paula Tacos, and Shadow Warrior 2 PR Tadek Zielinksi. You'll want to join us on the ground floor to hear this!

We next get into AM2R - otherwise known as Another Metroid 2 Remake - which was a fan remake of the Game Boy classic 10 years in the making. Find out about its short lifespan in the public eye before Nintendo's lawyers put an end to it. Should the Big N work with these dedicated and talented fans to bring a 2D Metroid title back, or is Federation Force fine for now? How is this connected to that Nintendo Power archive that was briefly up? Listen up to find out!

The closes with us marveling at a robot made to look and act just like Akira of Virtua Fighter fame, polygons and all! Which other characters would you like to see get the same treatment? Be sure to let us know!

The Stage of History this week welcomes in the obscure arcade quiz game Professor Pac-Man, Sega's "welcoming to your gwave" Altered Beast, Yoshi's debut in Super Mario World, and more! We also have game code giveways GALORE, so be sure to grab them while you can.

THREE OF DISNEY'S MOST TREASURED 16-BIT PLATFORMERS RETURN
Nintendo Power Collection Removed
AM2R Creator Outlines Future Plans for Metroid Project
Man Creates Actual Fighting Robot Inspired by Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki

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Aug 5, 2016

You would think an episode with GameXplain's Ash Paulsen is enough, but we also have interviews with Melissa Hutchison (Clementine from The Walking Dead) and Kane Hodder (Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th) to make this a jam-packed show!

After kicking off the show in remembrance of late, great gaming journalist Joyce Worley, our main topic has us discuss with Ash Paulsen about his involvement with GameXplain, UDON Entertainment, and whether or not he considered following his dad Rob Paulsen's footsteps in the world of voiceover. What's the next gaming art book on his plate? You'll have to listen to find out!

Along with that, we also have a couple of interviews David recorded at Walker Stalker Con in Boston. Gasp in horror with the voice of Clementine from The Walking Dead, Melissa Hutchison! Tremble in fear over the imposing Kane "Don't Call Him Hodor" Hodder AKA Friday the 13th's Jason Vorhees! The show closes on Nintendo's recently revealed Play With Power book and their official backing of it. How does it match up against the NES Visual Compendium? Is this a case of apples and oranges? Let us know!

The Stage of History this week has some stellar old school titles joining the fold including Samus Aran's debut in Metroid, the 25 year old beat em up classic Streets of Rage, and the worm-whippingly good time that is Earthworm Jim! As always, we also have game giveaways with Lovely Planet Arcade and Super Fight (Robert's last code, so don't miss it!).

Game Journalism Pioneer Joyce Worley Passes Away
Bootleg Nintendo 64 development unit is a game collector's dream
New Playing with Power retro gaming book announced

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Jul 29, 2016

We learn more about what the Nintendo NX is all about plus look over the newly announced Sonic the Hedgehog games with The Deep End Games' Bill Gardner!

Are the rumors true? David, Robert, and special guest Bill Gardner discuss the latest rumblings about Nintendo's next console. How well can a handheld/home console hybrid work? Will it help Nintendo bounce back from the Wii U's failure? Let us know your thoughts also! argcast@retrozap.com

We also get into the return of Sonic the Hedgehog to his Genesis roots with Sonic Mania. How is this any different from the last attempt with Sonic 4? Also, how likely is Project Sonic 2017 a direct sequel to Sonic Generations? Will any of this help in Sega's campaign to make their spiky blue mascot relevant again? According to one listener, he always has been. You'll want to listen up for this amazing story.

Our last topic has us celebrate the closing of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 by bringing up noteworthy comic book themed retro titles. How many non Marvel and DC games can we come up with? Which ones are your favorite? Tweet us @ARGpodcast and let us know!

No, Sega Doesn't Have Its Own Mini-Genesis
Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers
Is Sonic Mania the sequel we've waited decades for?
And This Is Basically Sonic Generations 2
Lizzy Silvas' Sonic story

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Jul 22, 2016

Few guests we've had on the show really embody retro gaming like Adam Fitch of Natsume and The Geekbox podcast. Join us for some old school fun!

Adam gives us an inside look at studio Natsume's stellar gaming lineup with the return of classic franchises River City, Wild Guns, and Harvest Moon. Do kids even know what River City Ransom is? Listen to three old guys shake their fists in vain! There's also some love and inside jokes from Adam's involvement in The Geekbox podcast. If you enjoy sportsball talk, we even go a little off topic with that. It's a cornucopia of geekery!

We also get into Nintendo hitting another home run after their Pokemon GO success with the announcement of their own plug-and-play console the NES Classic Edition! Will this be a runaway hit during the holiday season? What other classic consoles do you want to see get the same treatment? Let us know! That then leads us to talking about Bible games developer Wisdom Tree looking to bring back unlicensed retro titles via Kickstarter such as Bible Adventures and Super Noah's Ark 3D. Prepare to shoot some goats and say your prayers.

The Stage of History this week continues the retro gaming love with titles such as the explosive debut of Bomberman, Capcom's swinging good time with Bionic Commando, and arguably the best game from a galaxy far far away Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Feel free to bug Adam for not having played that one!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC
Sega Saturn's Copy Protection Solved After 20 Years
Relive past glories with Nintendo's ultimate retro gaming experience
Wisdom Tree Gives the Classic Mini NES a Holy (and Wholly Unlicensed) Counterpart

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