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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 24, 2016

Too slow! Listen to this podcast fast before Sonic gets the better of us all. We welcome special guest Jake James Lugo of The Koalition who joins our celebration of the N64's 20th anniversary. What were our favorite games and memories? Did the N64 have the best lineup of wrestling titles? Which was the better first person shooter - GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark, or... Turok: Dinosaur Hunter? Sound off to us on your thoughts!

Our main topics of discussion include the emergence of the incomplete Ecco the Dolphin II: Sentinels of the Universe for Dreamcast. Learn why we may have missed out on one of the best entries in this franchise. We also get into the return of Crash Bandicoot from Sony's press conference and what it could potentially mean for 3D mascot platformers in the future. The show closes with the topic that we absolutely could not avoid which was the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account throwing some "mad shade, yo" right in Mighty No. 9's face. Fair or foul? Let us know!

Of course there's also the Stage of History which includes the unique food-based arcade game BurgerTime, Don Bluth's debut in gaming Dragon's Lair, and Mario's big splash into 3D Super Mario 64!

Ecco the Dolphin II: Sentinels of the Universe Prototype Released for Dreamcast
Crash Bandicoot Back—Is the Video Game Industry Out of Ideas?
Sonic's Tweet to Mighty No. 9

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Jun 20, 2016

Keep those ears glued, ARGonauts, because this is our live at E3 show! We are joined by a roundtable of fellow industry buddies from Electric Sista Hood and The Zero Review to share our impressions straight from the show. Which games stood out? What are we most hyped over? How did part of this discussion turn to anime? This is one roundtable discussion you want to join in on!

There are also a handful of interviews we got with some big names in the industry. Telltale Games' Job Stauffer divulges into the Batman title his studio is releasing as well as tease us about The Walking Dead Season 3. Natsume's Adam Fitch fires away answers to our questions about the new Wild Arms Reloaded coming to PlayStation 4. Voiceover actor extraordinaire Erik Braa gives us his E3 (and vocal) impressions from the show floor. PR "Big Boy" Alex Verrey gets into what he's been up to with passion and flair. Finally, we were fortunate enough to be joined by the father of Castlevania himself Koji Igarashi talk about the "Igavania" style of games he popularized, how his new game Bloodstained blew up on Kickstarter, and the story behind that Internet famous line "What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets!"

Keep on listening till the end to give yourself a chance to snag our giveaway alpha code for the upcoming Cliff Bleszinski title Lawbreakers. We can assure you won't be breaking any laws by doing so, but it is a crime to miss out on this packed and super fun episode. Keep it classy!

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Jun 10, 2016

Stack up those quarters, ARGonauts! David and Robert are joined by Josh Tsui who was a part of the rock star staff at Midway Games during the '90s. He chats with us about his time at the legendary studio, hanging out with wrestling superstars, and the current status of his Midway documentary Insert Coin. If you were a big fan of '90s arcade culture, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and WWF wrestling, you can't miss out on this.

We continue the show with more E3 talk, specifically about the recent wave of leaks coming out of the woodwork. Could this be the year we FINALLY get a new Battletoads game? We're crossing our fingers! The show then closes out with a fan topic where we share our favorite Commodore 64 games and memories. If you would like to share yours with us or have a topic/game suggestion for the show, drop us a line at argcast@retrozap.com!

There are also some great retro games we welcome into the Stage of History, including everyone's favorite Russian export Tetris, Link's debut on the small screen The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and the little RPG that could EarthBound. This along with giveaway codes for Alan Wake: American Nightmare and Kick & Fennick await you, so listen up!

Ali and Me – Sharing Irish Blood with The Greatest
New Kojima Productions Picture Reveals Face of Studio's Mascot
INSERT COIN: INSIDE MIDWAY'S 90s REVOLUTION
PERSONA 5 WESTERN RELEASE DATE, COLLECTOR’S EDITION ANNOUNCED

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Jun 3, 2016

High society we are not, but that doesn't stop us from appreciating the world of art (at least in the world of retro gaming!). David and Robert are joined by super talented artist and graphic designer Rob "Sketchcraft" Duenas to chat about his career as well as what makes for "good art" in the world of gaming. We also all share our favorite art styles in gaming over the years. As if that wasn't enough, the art talk continues with a brief discussion on the late painter H.R. Giger and his influence on gaming, including his direct involvement with the classic psychological horror point-and-click adventure title Dark Seed.

There are also some primo games to be discussed on the Stage of History, including a couple of golden age era titles in Space Invaders and Frogger, as well as the start of a sports franchise giant with John Madden Football. BOOM! These games are tougher than Tinactin.

That's not all! We also have some amazing game giveaways for you ARGonauts with a PS4 code for the upcoming remake of a PS2 classic Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and not one but TWO Steam codes for the tinyBuild published post-apocalyptic survival title The Final Station. Snag these amazing games while you can, and keep listening for more giveaways!

Mega Man redesigned for 2017 animated series
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: a visual compendium (Kickstarter)
I Am Setsuna – E3 2016 Trailer
Sketchcraft (Tumblr)
H.R. Giger And His Influence On Classic Video Games

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