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! email@example.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
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