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Dec 29, 2017

In what could be considered the Video Game Awards on a much smaller scale, the Bit Awards aims to celebrate video games and the people who make them with a focus on the indie scene. David joins in the festivities to chat with honoree and legendary game designer Warren Spector, Yi and the Thousand Moons creator David Su, and Game of the Year winner (and friend of the show) Bill Gardner.

While speaking with Warren Spector, David digs deep with some burning questions on his involvement with System Shock 3, working on a Half-Life game when Valve still cared for the franchise, and his original interest to be a movie critic!

David and Dominique created something that both looks and sounds beautiful with Yi and the Thousand Moons. Learn what this unique experience is all about, as well as their own experiences playing music games.

Finally, David catches up with Bill not long after winning Game of the Year for Perception. Find out what was racing through his head accepting the award from one of his main idols in the industry, and also his kids chime in on their dad taking home the top prize of the night!

The 2017 Bit Awards

Yi and the Thousand Moons

Perception

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Dec 26, 2017

Why go to PlayStation Experience when we can bring it to you? Robert makes the rounds on the PSX 2017 show floor to chat with the likes of Dan Adelman for Chasm, Mathieu Cote for Dead by Daylight, Tommy Refenes for Super Meat Boy Forever, and more. Come join us in the "Experience" together!

Learn how horror icon Freddy Krueger fits the mold in Dead by Daylight. Take a trip back to your childhood through Knights and Bikes. Stay alive for as long as possible in Super Meat Boy Forever. Experience the kind of tactical gameplay you thought was long forgotten in Tiny Metal. Explore a new kind of Metroidvania in Chasm. Bring a friend along for some Mega Man-like action in 20XX. Put together the guns of your dreams (and your enemies' nightmares) in Mothergunship.

Click on the links below for more information on all the games talked about in this episode. Stay tuned for another Mini episode very soon!

Dead by Daylight

Knights and Bikes

Super Meat Boy Forever

Tiny Metal

Chasm

20XX

Mothergunship

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Dec 22, 2017

It's the end of the year, ARGonauts! That means it's time for us to look back at everything that happened and was released in 2017. Our good buddy Tony Polanco joins us to reflect on what ended up being a great year for game releases, and a huge year overall for the future of the gaming industry.

Before kicking things off, Robert breaks some interesting news on what could be the return of classic Sega consoles for the modern gamer. Being the holiday season, we also have TWICE the amount of game codes to give away including Psychonauts and A Hat in Time.

The last Stage of History of 2017 welcomes in the start of a franchise with Duke Nukem (not 3D), as well as one of the best selling games of all time Wii Sports. Robert then brings to light The Mummy Demastered in Obscura that is worth your attention. We then end the show with a quick game of Random Select. Try to guess faster than our contestants, and we will see you again next year!

Retro-Bit Partners With Sega To Bring Sega Genesis, Dreamcast And Saturn Consoles Back To The Gaming World

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Dec 19, 2017

Who knew one of the people that brought you such titillating titles such as Duke Nukem would be trying to make you use your brain for more constructive uses? That's what Apogee and 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller is trying to do with his brain supplement GodMode!

Join David on a chat with Scott about the latter's esteemed career that has brought to life a number of hard-hitting games such as Duke Nukem, Max Payne, Prey, and many more. There may be some things about some of your favorite titles you never knew about, such as what would have been in store for the Max Payne franchise had 3D Realms held control of it. Oh, the potentially awesome possibilities!

After taking a trip down memory, we boost our brain power talking about Scott's new aptly named supplement GodMode. What prompted Scott to get into this line of business? Could it be something used in the modern esports scene? Is it intended for more than just gamers looking to get a brain boost? We answer all of it.

GodMode Brain Supplement

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Dec 15, 2017

Time to bomb some dodongos, ARGonauts! We're finally having our episode on The Legend of Zelda (finally, eh?) along with Zelda fanatic and cosplayer Katie da Silva. If there was ever a time to fan out and geek hard, it's right here.

Before we get to the lovefest, we get into some news starting off with the announcement of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. Celebrate one of Capcom's marquee franchises with an impressive compilation of 12 games! That's followed by talk on the latest Ready Player One trailer, Ataribox preorders opening, and a new makeup line (oh yes) that has all retro gaming fans in mind.

This week's Stage of History leads off with Legend of Zelda clone Neutopia followed by the apocalyptic Groundhog Day-like entry in the franchise The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. We then get into some true horror with the trilogy of CD-I games in Obscura. Don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for 1bitHeart and Orbital Racer, then join us for a mind-racking round of Random Select! Can YOU guess who David is this time?

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Brings 12 Classics To Switch, PS4, Xbox One

A Guide to the Ready Player One Trailer Easter Eggs and References

Atari plans to open preorders for its Ataribox home console this Thursday

Retro Video Game Cartridge Makeup Brings A New Meaning To Classic Games

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Dec 12, 2017

Step into the mysterious, German town of Truberbrook, ARGonauts! David chats with technical artist Hans Bohme to get down to the core of what makes this visually appealing indie point and click adventure title tick, as well as the types of gameplay elements and music that fans can expect.

With an amazing art direction and stop motion animation style, Truberbrook is shaping up to be an indie darling worth the hype purely for its visuals alone. Learn how the sets are put together, what is used in making them, and the level of detail painstakingly achieved to create one of the more ambitious Kickstarter gaming projects yet. Even acclaimed game developer Ron Gilbert of Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion fame is impressed!

If you wish to support Truberbrook, either by sharing on social media and/or backing it yourself, feel free to make use of the link to the Kickstarter campaign below. You can also find more information via the official website linked below that.

TRÜBERBROOK – A Nerd Saves the World (Kickstarter)

Truberbrook official website

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Dec 9, 2017

Put on your helmets and Mega Busters, ARGonauts! This week's episode has us celebrating all things Mega Man with our good friend and resident "Mega Fan" Ash Paulsen of GameXplain. We share our first memories with the Blue Bomber, favorite games in the franchise, as well as YOUR responses. Which super fighting robot rules over all?

We kick off the show with some MEGA news on the announcement of Mega Man 11. What are you hopeful in seeing from the latest entry in this much beloved franchise? There's also news on Nintendo Switch ports of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2, plus some love for the Mega Man X series making their way to modern platforms.

This week's Stage of History welcomes in fan favorite Mega Man 2, as well as the true gem of the franchise Mega Man Soccer! Robert then goes on a bit of an offshoot with The Misadventures of Tron Bonne in Obscura. Be sure to grab hold of our game code giveaways for DmC: Devil May Cry and Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival. Then stick around longer for a real brain teaser round of Random Select. Who could Robert be this time???

Mega Man 11 announced for 2018 release

Mega Man Legacy Collections 1 & 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

Mega Man X Games Coming To PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

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Dec 2, 2017

Things get weird as we welcome guests Andre Tipton and Chase (just Chase!) from Twitch to chat about the strangest and rarest games to be released on the Sega Dreamcast. What better way to celebrate an oddball number for an anniversary than with some oddball games?

We start off with some news on a Doom modder making a statement by adding loot boxes in the classic shooter. Then join us in awe at the custom made Cuphead arcade cabinet, and in puzzlement at the VR sequel to Desert Bus. I bet Penn & Teller didn't expect that one!

The Stage of History this week kicks off strange Dreamcast titles with Seaman (starring none other than Leonard Nimoy), and Capcom all star shooter Cannon Spike. Robert then finds his rhythm with the musical rail shooter Rez in Obscura.

Not only do we celebrate the lesser mentioned Dreamcast titles, but Chase also shares with us a bunch of awesome stories from his time working on titles all throughout the console's lifespan. Plus we have plenty of listener responses from you guys, game codes to giveaway, and another game of Random Select! Who could David be this week?

New mod adds loot boxes to classic DOOM

This guy built his own Cuphead arcade cabinet

‘Desert Bus’ was once dubbed the ‘worst video game ever made.’ Now there’s a sequel.

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Nov 24, 2017

The GameStop PowerPass program sounds like a sweet deal for consumers, as well as an intriguing turn for the company into the world of video game rentals. What does this mean for game developers, though? Could this potentially effect their livelihood? Former BioShock developer and Perception creator Bill Gardner chats with David in this special "mini" episode to discuss.

As described by the GamesRadar article below: "For $60, PowerPass will grant you a 6-month, all-you-can-play ticket to GameStop's pre-owned stock of games. You'll take one pre-owned game home, play it as much (or as little) as you like, then swap it for another. There's no limit to how many games you can effectively 'rent' using PowerPass, but you can only take one one home at a time. When the 6 months are up, you can choose to keep one of the games."

But Bill has some concerns with what this could mean for developers and publishers who have no say and see no profit in this program. The preowned games market alright cuts into revenue of the game creators, but could this be the Mario that breaks the Yoshi's back? Let us know what you think!

GameStop is introducing a 6-month binge program called Power Pass - here's how it works

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Nov 18, 2017

Go off into space and romance some aliens, ARGonauts! We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mass Effect franchise with guest Liana Ruppert of Comicbook.com and Don't Feed The Gamers. If you are a fan, then prepare to be overwhelmed by this SUPER fan here who has played through the main trilogy over 20 times!

We kick it off with some news on Call of Duty: World War II allowing you to get your retro gaming fix within the game. Then we discuss the Hulu series based on the Hitman franchise that's in the works, followed by some Black Friday deals that have come up already.

The Stage of History dives into some sci-fi classics to whet your appetite before the Mass Effect main course, wherein we talk about the Don Bluth animated Space Ace and highly influential adventure title Space Quest. Robert then reminds us all of the oft-forgotten BioWare classic Jade Empire in Obscura. We also have giveaways for Geneshift and Ultimate Fishing Simulator, then a quick game of Random Select. Energize those minds and guess who Robert is this week!

Call Of Duty: WWII Lets You Play Retro Games To Relax

The Hitman Video Games Are Getting A TV Series From John Wick's Creator

THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY 2017 VIDEO GAME DEALS

Mass Effect Indoctrination Theory

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Nov 11, 2017

Ready to get controversial, ARGonauts? We bring our friend HipHopGamer of HOT97 who is no stranger to controversy himself. Join us for a discussion on games such as Mortal Kombat, Doom, Leisure Suit Larry, Custer's Revenge, and other titles that would upset your mom. HipHop also gets into the recent bit of controversy he's recently been embroiled with involving the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II.

We kick things off with the stunning (or not so stunning) news that Telltale Games has released a quarter of their workforce. This is followed by talk on Amazon opening up a retro gaming portal on their site, as well as Overwatch skins based on classic Blizzard franchises.

The Stage of History this week welcomes some controversial titles including the screaming good time that is Death Race, and one of the only games that allows you to pee on people Postal 2. Robert keeps it creepy with the ultra violent Chiller in Obscura. There's also more game codes to win, this time for Raiden V and (say it with me now) Doomwheel!

Telltale Games lays off 25 percent of workforce

Amazon launches retro gaming portal

All The New Overwatch Skins Based On Diablo, StarCraft, And Other Blizzard Games

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Nov 3, 2017

The future is now, ARGonauts! We welcome Sam Dyer of Bitmap Books on the show to give an audio companion with his new book Neo Geo: A Visual History talking about the console family under the brand name, favorite games from these platforms, and whether or not Nintendo stole the idea for the Nintendo Switch right under SNK's nose.

We leave the news section for the end, but expect discussions on Housemarque sadly moving away from arcade style games, Nintendo's billion reasons to keep supporting the Switch, and PlayStation's showing during Paris Games Week. Oh, and the controversy swirling around "hard-hitting" trailers? That's covered too.

The Stage of History this week keeps with the Neo Geo theme by welcoming war shooter NAM-1975, and chibi fighter SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millenium. Robert then busts loose with old school manga turned game 8 Man in Obscura. Don't miss out on our game giveaways (as well as our iTunes review game giveaway!)

NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY ネオジオ〜目で楽しむ軌跡〜

Acclaimed PS4 Developer Housemarque Changes Course, Saying Arcade Games Are ‘Dead’

The Switch is powering Nintendo toward a $1 billion profit

ALL THE NEWS AND TRAILERS FROM PLAYSTATION'S MEDIA SHOWCASE AT PARIS GAMES WEEK 2017

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Oct 27, 2017

Time to hit those bumpers, ARGonauts! We're diving into our long awaited pinball episode this week with Zen Studios VP of publishing Mel Kirk. Not only do we share our own favorite tables, but also yours with listener responses! We also get into what Zen Studios is doing to make virtual pinball work, as well as some hints on what to expect in the future.

After all the pinball talk, we also have some interviews for your listening pleasure. Join David at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo speaking with Guinness world record holder Michael Thomasson, video game box artist Marc Ericksen (including a candid story on the Mega Man 2 cover), and others! We then join Robert as he has a chat with some of the people working on Star Wars Battlefront II, including one of the cowriters.

There were so many news items to get to this week that we split it up! We first get into Amazon selling an exclusive SNES edition of the Nintendo 3DS, the Analogue Super Nt having an "exclusive game" of their own to compete with the SNES Classic, and 13 OG Xbox games that got the enhanced treatment for Xbox One. Later in the episode, we discuss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning to arcades, an adapter that allows GameCube controllers to work on the Nintendo Switch, and Samba de Amigo's director making clear his desire to return to the music franchise.

The Stage of History welcomes some portable pinball titles in Sonic Spinball and Kirby's Pinball Land, then Robert welcomes a couple more (Space Cadet and Devil's Crush) in Obscura. Then, of course, we have our game giveaways. Grab 'em while they're still hot!

Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition is an Amazon exclusive
Unreleased Super NES game to come packed with every Analogue Super Nt
FIRST 13 ORIGINAL XBOX GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR XBOX ONE COMPATIBILITY
Zen Studios
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Returning To The Arcade For The First Time In Over Two Decades
GameCube Controller Adapter Works on Nintendo Switch After Update
Sonic Team Designer Wants Samba De Amigo On Nintendo Switch

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Oct 20, 2017

Being Halloween time it's only proper we get our spook on with the franchise that started the survival horror genre - Resident Evil! David and Robert take a look through Capcom's scary good franchise which includes games, movies, and even a restaurant. Where's our Nemesis Burger?

Before we get to the frights, we have a horde of news that would make a gang of zombies blush! First is the news that Dead Space developer Visceral Games is shut down after working on their Star Wars title for 4 years. That's followed by what could possibly be an SNES Classic killer, tiny arcades done right, a point and click adventure collection worth owning, Star Ocean making the splash to PC, and finally the return of egg-shaped babysitting with Tamagotchi celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The Stage of History sets the tone with jurassic jump scares in Dino Crisis, as well as Leon Kennedy's epic return in Resident Evil 4. Robert then redirects us down to the pits of hell in Obscura with a look at Dante's Inferno. Stay tuned for an idea how a pinball RPG works as David interviews the developer of Pinball Invaders. Finally there's our game giveaways, so snatch them up before Wesker does!

Electronic Arts Shuts Down Visceral Games, Star Wars Game Moving To New Studio
Analogue's Super Nt retro console wants to be the perfect SNES
Mini Atari Centipede Arcade Game Slithers Its Way To Kickstarter
Get your retro Halloween gaming fix with 8-Bit Adventure Anthology
Star Ocean is coming to PC for the first time on November 28
REJOICE, ’90S KIDS! THE TAMAGOTCHI IS COMING BACK!
Pinball Invaders: Space Warfare

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Oct 13, 2017

If you grew up with LucasArts and Sierra games, then you're in for a treat! Nathan Ortega, formerly with Telltale and now an indie game dev, joins us to chat about the point and click adventure genre. We then go into some details on his recently announced adventure title Slipstream Scalawags.

This week's episode kicks off with a slew of news starting with the latest word on a Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Deadpool director Tim Miller on board. We then chat about the announcement of Capcom lending their titles to the Super Retro-Cade, Nintendo supposedly coming out with a Game Boy Classic Edition, and official confirmation that Mario punches Yoshi in Super Mario World. No wonder they fight in Smash Bros!

The Stage of History gets our point and click juices flowing with the highly loved and influential King's Quest, and also the all FMV Sierra hit The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery. There's also game codes we give away that you'll want to get your hands on, plus the shortest game of Random Select ever! David really needs to make this harder.... Perhaps YOU can offer us suggestions.

Paramount Acquires The Movie Rights For 'Sonic The Hedgehog'
Super Retro-Cade Launches This Year, Packs Capcom And Data East Classics
Nintendo Could Be Working On A Game Boy Classic Edition
Confirmed: Mario Was Originally Punching Yoshi
Daxnd Studios
Slipstream Scalawags

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Oct 6, 2017

In what is undoubtedly our longest distance call yet, Japanese indie game developer Alvin Phu joins us to chat about the indie, or "dojin soft", gaming scene, and how different it is from indie game development in the West. We also get into the documentary he was a part of that dives right into this very topic - Branching Paths.

This week's news kicks off our show with the reveal of a miniature Commodore 64 in the works. Retro gaming has truly never been more accessible! We also chat about the release of a spiritual successor to Genesis classic Road Rash, and the insanely low budget behind Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

The Stage of History has the best of both old and new with NES adventure title The Goonies II, the title that set the in motion the ESRB Mortal Kombat (happy 25th anniversary!), as well as the very first Japanese indie game to be sold on Steam Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. Robert then gives a history lesson on how BMX XXX was a game company's final nail in the coffin in Obscura. Make sure to jump on top of our game code giveaways, and then stick around for a monstrous game of Random Select. Was Robert's choice fair, or foul?

The C64 Mini
Blow off steam with the road rage-filled 'Road Redemption' game
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Had A Shockingly Low Budget
Branching Paths
Hanaji Games

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Sep 30, 2017

Ever wanted to play PlayStation games on Dreamcast? Bleem made that possible! Learn about the company that took on Sony, and showed how far game emulation would go as a full time business. Also David speaks with developers at the Boston Festival of Indie Games about their experience using the recently unveiled Steam Direct, and what kinds of challenges they face in the current gaming market.

We kick off the news with more details on the Ataribox from the creator himself, including price. Then we discuss the viability of a retro gaming console purposely made to be art in limited supply.

This week's Stage of History goes really old school with the first human vs human game Gun Fight, as well as the "fantasy Pac-Man" The Tower of Druaga. Robert then brings up Star Fox 2 in Obscura which leads into an interesting chat about if it was worth the wait. No Random Select this week, but do please enjoy the BFIG interviews in its place!

Ataribox runs Linux on AMD chip and will cost at least $250
Data East Revival Project
This Is A $2,200 Retro Gaming Machine
Atlus hits emulation group with copyright claim over Persona 5

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Sep 23, 2017

We're back with our regularly scheduled ARGcast in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Atari 2600! The Otakuman himself Andre Tipton joins us again to share his retro gaming expertise and memories owning this iconic console. Keep an ear out for Andre's unbelievable childhood story where he worked with Pitfall creator David Crane! We also have plenty of great games and memories shared by our listeners.

On top of all the Atari love, we also share some love for NES Golf which is hidden inside your Nintendo Switch. There's also some affection shown for the recent PS4 release of Final Fantasy IX, and the announcement of a Kunio-kun (River City) collection. Try not to BARF from excitement!

We also welcome some Atari 2600 classics and a beloved Square RPG in this week's Stage of History. Robert then brings up one of the most notorious pornographic games on the console in Obscura. We then close out the show with a rather intense game of Random Select. Who could David be this time? Don't end up with the short end of the stick when making your guess, ARGonauts!

Nintendo's Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES 'Golf'
Final Fantasy IX Is Out Now For PlayStation 4
Kunio-kun World Classics Collection Announced

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Sep 16, 2017

Technical difficulties be damned! We roll out a show for you against all odds no matter what, ARGonauts. In this episode, we join Robert in a number of interviews with the talent available at QuakeCon 2017 who are responsible for some of the most highly anticipated titles coming out. Get a behind the scenes look at titles such as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and more! If you didn't know better, the run time would suggest this is a full time episode.

There are a great number of new entries from beloved old school franchises making the rounds this time around. What is your most anticipated game talked about at QuakeCon? Let us know either on Twitter or by email

We hope you enjoy these interviews, and apologize for the issues we had this week. We plan to make next week much smoother for your listening pleasure. Expect the usual Stage of History, Obscura, Random Select, and more retro gaming next time. Thanks for understanding!

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Sep 7, 2017

We bring PAX West 2017 right to your ears, ARGonauts! Our friends from the GameHounds podcast join us to chat about all the good (which there were plenty of) and the bad (*cough* BioShock party *cough*) that we experienced during the big Seattle event. What were our games of show? Which friend of the show did David beat at Dragon Ball FighterZ? Listen up and find out! 

You will also want to keep listening for a whole bunch of amazing interviews with the likes of Koji Igarashi (Bloodstained), Suda51 (Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes), and more. There's also some key information we dig up on BioMutant and the Planet of the Apes game that were both recently announced. This is a PACKED episode, so buckle up and enjoy!

We plan to have another interview heavy episode next week also with Robert's QuakeCon recordings and David's interview with a very prolific music composer. After that, we should be back to our usual format. Thanks for listening!

GameHounds Podcast

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Aug 31, 2017

Saddle up for Seattle, ARGonauts! David and Robert are going to PAX West. Before hitting the road, we chat with Twitch streamer and returning guest Justin Brunelle about everything we plan to see on the show floor. Secret of Mana? Dragon Ball FighterZ? Tiny Metal? Oh yes, we plan to play it all!

Even out news this week are primarily PAX related, such as the announcement of a Secret of Mana remake. Let's hope this means a Chrono Trigger remake is right around the corner as well! We also get into Nintendo giving out collectible Nintendo Power themed posters of SNES Classic games at the show. Not only that, we devote some time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the N64 smash hit shooter GoldenEye 007! What was a favorite memory of yours from this 3D classic? Let us know!

The Stage of History this week welcomes a couple of Italians (although one certainly more unsavory than the other) with Mario Tennis and Mafia! What kind of gangster would Waluigi be if mixed in the world of Mafia during the Prohibition era? Things then take a twisted turn as Robert brings up Swery's Twin Peaks inspired romp Deadly Premonition in Obscura. We also have our game giveaways, and finally another game of Random Select. Justin killed it the last time, but how does he fair in this round? Spoiler alert: pretty damn well.

A SECRET OF MANA REMAKE IS COMING IN 2018
GoldenEye is 20: Raise a Martini to a classic game
PAX WEST 2017: NINTENDO DEBUTS SNES CLASSIC-THEMED NINTENDO POWER COVERS
Deadly Premonition’s Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro Will Announce His New Game at PAX West
List of games at PAX West 2017

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Aug 25, 2017

Take a trip to an underwater utopia gone wrong. Irrational Games alum and friend of the show Bill Gardner joins on as special cohost to go in-depth on what made BioShock a modern day classic. Listen up for an intricate look into what made one of the best games in recent memory and why it is still beloved 10 years since release.

Before we venture into Rapture, David and Bill dive into some hot news from the past week. Nintendo pulls the same stocking shenanigans with the SNES Classic, and we're all not all too pleased about it! Good thing the news on Shenmue III getting a publisher and new teaser helps alleviate that a bit. Then we scratch our heads over the legal dispute between Atari and Nestle. Does Breakout really move candy bars?

This week's Stage of History helps set the stage for BioShock with other amazing FPS titles. Take a twisted turn in Heretic, a sci-fi romp in Deus Ex, and a gravity-defying adventure in Half-Life 2. David also has a couple of game codes to giveaway, and we have another game of Random Select. Can Bill nail a character who is near and dear to his heart?

SNES Classic Edition Pre-Order Madness Is Nintendo At Its Worst
Shenmue III Gets Its First Teaser Trailer
Atari sues Nestle, says Kit Kat video game ad violates Breakout copyright
The Deep End Games / Perception

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Aug 18, 2017

We step back into a time when Sega was king and giving Nintendo a run for their money! Special guest Ross Jaynes comes on board to celebrate all things Sega Genesis in celebration of the console's 28th anniversary. We got plenty of listener memories to share also. Let us know YOUR favorite Genesis games and memories!

We kick things off with a short news cycle on the upcoming Starcade marathon, as well as a Kickstarter campaign for a modern redesign of the N64 controller. Is it sacrilege to mess with a classic design, or is this a much needed change? Hit us up!

This week's Stage of History is all about the best of the Genesis with hack and slasher Golden Axe, run and gunner Gunstar Heroes, and underrated puzzler Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine! Robert then shares with us a single player Contra-like shooter Midnight Resistance in Obscura. We have our game giveaways to grab hold of, and another game of Random Select. Seems the tables have turned on Robert this time! Can you guess faster than our contestants, ARGonauts?

Geek & Sundry’s Erika Ishii goes retro during the Starcade Marathon, starting August 28th
Nintendo 64 Controller Gets A Modern Update Courtesy Of A New Kickstarter Project
RossJaynes.com
LEGENDARY EARTHWORM JIM SOUNDTRACK IS GETTING A GORGEOUS VINYL RELEASE

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Aug 12, 2017

Boogie on down, ARGonauts! Special guest and The Metronomicon creator Danny Garfield joins us in a musical episode about his rhythm/RPG hybrid title. Not only that, but we also reminisce over our favorite games in the music and rhythm genre. 

Before we hustle on down to the dance floor, there are some news to discuss! A new Tempest title is coming out (much to Robert's delight), Sonic Mania brings back the classic 2 player versus mode, and the creator of Spelunky announced a 50 pack of games! Hopefully we won't find any Cheetahmen in here.

The Stage of History gets into the groove with minimalist PS1 title Vib-Ribbon, and a true "mover and shaker" Samba de Amigo. Then Robert reminds us of PaRappa's spinoff followup UmJammer Lammy in Obscura. Be sure to jump on our game giveaways, and then finally an admittedly simple game of Random Select. You can probably guess who David is right now, couldn't you?

Tempest 4000 is real, Jeff Minter is developing it and Atari is publishing it
Sonic Mania Will Re-Introduce A Two-Player Competitive Mode
Spelunky creator finally returns with a new game—er, 50 of them
The Metronomicon

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Aug 4, 2017

We go handheld with returning guest Jakejames Lugo of The Koalition to celebrate 28 years of Game Boy memories! Even our listeners get in on the conversation with some awesome games like Fortified Zone and Super Mario Land 2. Which Game Boy games do you remember playing? Let us know!

Before we jump into nostalgia, we give the lowdown on the controversy surrounding the Gamer Gauntlet cruise. Jake interviewed both parties involved, so be sure to listen up for an in-depth look on what happened. We also discuss the mint copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES that sold for over $30,000. Imagine the amount of McNugget sauce you could get with that!

This week's Stage of History welcomes a Game Boy classic that is soon getting a fresh coat of paint - Metroid II: Return of Samus! Learn why this supposed black sheep of the franchise actually holds a lot of weight in the making of fan favorite Super Metroid. Robert also welcomes handheld pinball title Revenge of the Gator in Obscura following up from his discussion of it in a previous episode. You also don't want to miss out on our game giveaways, and our round of Random Select! Robert really shakes it this time around.

MoneyMatches pulls sponsorship of gamer cruise amid hoax speculation
The Gamer Gauntlet Cruise Controversy – Curtis Smith Exclusive Interview
Gamer Gauntlet Controversy: PART 2 – Money Matches CEO Exclusive Interview
Super Mario Bros. Game Sells For Over $30,000

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