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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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