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!
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!
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!
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!