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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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