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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 29, 2017

We celebrate the most well-known cheat code of all time in this episode of ARGcast. Twitch streamer Justin Brunelle AKA "swiftsh0t" joins us to talk all about the Konami Code. Learn how it not only made its way outside of Konami games, but pop culture as a whole!

We first cover a handful of news stories such as the return of the schlocky, yet controversial Night Trap. There's also new info on Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the secret origin of Super Mario Kart, and Call of Duty returning to World War Two. Just beware of high-tech vampires!

The Stage of History this week welcomes Life Force which was David's first time using the Konami Code, as well as the beat 'em up classic River City Ransom. BARF! Robert's new segment Obscura gets us into another FMV Sega CD title Supreme Warrior.

There's also another game of Random Select which goes by so quick that you may miss the answer if you blink! Can you guess faster than our contestants? Also our usual game giveaways are up for grabs, so get 'em while they're hot, ARGonauts!

Night Trap Getting 25th Anniversary Release On PlayStation 4
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Gets A September Release Date
Super Mario Kart Didn’t Really Start Out That Way On The SNES
Everything We Just Learned About 'Call of Duty: WWII'
Justin Brunelle on Twitch

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Apr 21, 2017

Let's get musical, ARGonauts! We welcome special guest Brent "Brentalfloss" Black to chat about his party game Use Your Words. Get a group together and unleash your inner comedian! We also get into a conversation about video game music from past to present. When did we first notice music in games? How did programmers add music in the '70s?

The top of the show gets into some news on the potential of a Pac-Man Maker, what games we hope to see on the rumored SNES Mini, and the crowdfunding campaign for a video game documentary on GoldenEye 007.

The Stage of History welcomes the NES classic DuckTales in celebration of the release of the Disney Afternoon Collection. Grab your pogo canes and search for treasure.... on the mooooooon! Robert also introduces a new segment called Obscura which celebrates obscure games in history starting with Genesis mascot platformer High Seas Havoc.

Don't forget too that there are game codes to grab, including one for Brent's game Use Your Words on PS4! You also don't want to miss out on Robert's *ahem* "pick" for this week's game of Random Select.

PAC-MAN Maker Could Be in the Works
Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year
GoldenEye 007 Making-Of Documentary Is Looking For Funding On Indiegogo
Use Your Words

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Apr 15, 2017

Can you believe that the ARGcast has been around for one year? We celebrate this special occasion with our guest and good buddy at Nerdfensive Jason "Skelly" Belec as we share what the one game from each console we would bring with us on a desert island (assuming there's power, of course).

Before getting into that, we share dive into some news. There's the early success of the SNES / Super Famicom visual compendium Kickstarter, and a KOTOR remake/reboot rumor that's not strong with the Force. We also discuss the puzzling decision by Nintendo to discontinue the NES Classic, and a hot new way to play Pong.

The Stage of History gets into a classic favorite of Skelly's with Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. We also come full circle from our very first episode with a look back on the sexually marketed title Fear Effect. Robert also shares new school classic Fez as it celebrates its 5 year anniversary.

In celebration of our own anniversary, we have FOUR game codes to giveaway! Be sure to nab copies of Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic for Xbox One, and Mr. Shifty for Nintendo Switch and Steam. Even Skelly joins in on the fun with a Steam code for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Finally, join us for another game of Random Select. Which character is David this time? The guys just get this one at the skin of their teeth!

The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium (Kickstarter)
That Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Rumor Isn't Quite True
The NES Classic Edition Will Soon Be Discontinued
This Ingenious New Game Table Brings Pong to Life

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Apr 7, 2017

Do you smell what ThaBass is cookin'? Don't be a jabroni and join us with our friend Jason Bassett on a trip down memory lane (or Know Your Role Boulevard) as we talk about wrestling games, both good and bad, from the past. Create-a-Wrestler memories? Our first entries in the genre? Ways wrestling games can be memorable? We got it all, brother!

At the top of the show, we look over some April Fools Day pranks in the gaming industry, the very real announcement of a We Happy Few movie, and our prayers being answered with a new NBA Street / NBA Jam like title. Oh yes, it's happening!

The Stage of History rolls out with a new look focusing this week on WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game, and WWE All-Stars. Get some new with the old! We also have our game giveaways, this time for the Breakout-like VR title Super Pixel Smash and another chance at Streets of Rogue. Plus there's another game of Random Select that may be our quickest round yet!

April Fools' Day 2017 Video Game Joke Roundup
We Happy Few is becoming a movie
NBA Playgrounds Brings Slam Dunk Basketball Action Next Month

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