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!
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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!
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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!
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!
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!