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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 27, 2018

For us, it was Tuesday! Book author Luke Owen joins us for a special ARGcast Mini episode to chat about his newly released publication Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made. The book is great, but in all honesty it gives us a great excuse to geek out over our favorite big screen films based on video games and gaming culture.

Learn about some awesome behind-the-scenes stories from films such as Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and that Halo movie which we almost got. Hear about Jean-Claude Van Damme on angel dust, other actresses besides Angelina Jolie considered to play Lara Croft, and the kind of philosophy being implemented to make a Tetris movie (oh yes, that's really happening!).

Be sure to check out Luke's book using the link below. Everything we discussed and more can be found there. Also check out Robert's text interview with Luke on comicbook.com/gaming.

Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made

Interview: Lights, Camera, Game Over! - Author Luke Owen Discusses Video Games To Movies

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Feb 23, 2018

When you have run a podcast for 13 years like Danny Pena has and you're still making history, then you know you've made it. We welcome the brainchild and host of Gamertag Radio to discuss his beginnings when podcasting was barely a blip on the radar, plus the documentary that chronicles his struggles and triumphs.

Before celebrating all things Gamertag Radio, we hop into the news starting off with the release of Burnout Paradise and Vanquish to more contemporary consoles. We then get topical regarding the gun reform movement and how the discussion on violent video games has been dredged up from decades past. Then join us for a discussion on how online only games should be preserved.

The Stage of History this week welcomes the sword-spinning Kid Niki: Radical Ninja, and the street-brawling Final Fight. Robert then takes off with Sparkster in Obscura. Don't forget to grab our giveaway codes for Super Rude Bear Resurrection and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, and then join us for another round of Random Select. This time Robert is showing no mercy!

Burnout Paradise Remastered Trailer Revealed, Coming March 16

Kentucky governor says video games are to blame for school shootings

Watch Man Destroy His AR-15: 'Guns, Not Games, Cause School Shootings'

Game Preservation Groups Ask for Exemptions Regarding Online Games

Gamertag Radio

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Feb 20, 2018

If there's one game franchise that truly inspires with its music, it's Jet Set Radio. David welcomes back music artist 2 Mello to discuss the music from Sega's popular series, and how it prompted him to make his own original album in the same vein.

This conversation also doubles as a musical journey of the Jet Set Radio franchise and Mello's own album Memories of Tokyo-To: An Ode to Jet Set Radio. Join us as we admire the work of composer Hideki Naganuma, and what Mello's experience with the man has been like so far.

Also be sure to check out 2 Mello on ARGcast #68 where he talked about his Streets of Rage mashup album, and listen to his other music including the soundtrack to Read Only Memories and the smash hit mashup Chrono Jigga.

Memories of Tokyo-To: An Ode to Jet Set Radio by 2 Mello

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Feb 16, 2018

We talk about romance... and everything in retro gaming! Join us along with special guests Nick Shively of MMOGames and his wife (and everything) Lori Dierinzo as we dive into our favorite love stories and couples in gaming history. You'll pick up on the inside joke (and everything) soon enough!

We first hit the news where we have a followup from Billy Mitchell on the Donkey Kong high score scandal that is rocking the retro gaming landscape currently. Then there are some cool new retro related products that have hit the crowdfunding circuit including the micro-sized PocketSprite, the long (not-so-)awaited N64 port of 40 Winks, and brand new Genesis platformer Tanglewood.

In this week's Stage of History, we cover the gamut of love stories from the romantic love triangle in Final Fantasy VIII to the hard-boiled tragedy that is Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. Robert then welcomes the most obscure title to hit Obscura - the PS2 pucker-upper Chulip! Be sure to also grab our game code giveaways, and stay awhile longer for another game of Random Select. This one truly takes our contestants to the brink!

Embattled Donkey Kong Record Holder Billy Mitchell Wants To Clear His Name

PocketSprite is a tiny open source ‘Game Boy’ for retro games

40 Winks - A New Nintendo 64 Game

Sega Genesis Gets its First New Game in Two Decades

SWITCH FACE-TO-FACE TABLETOP ARCADE STAND RELEASING IN MAY

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Feb 10, 2018

Seek a higher power, ARGonauts! We welcome our very special guest Eric Bailey AKA "Nintendo Legend" to discuss a couple of things near and dear to his heart - video games and religion! Learn how uptight Nintendo was in having no Christian themes in ALMOST all games on its platforms. All faiths point to the Triforce!

Before we test our faith, we hit the news with big revelations, such as the mystery of Toad's debunked by Nintendo, and King of Kong villain Billy Mitchell having his high scores put to question. We also take a look at a really fun new Doom mod that Overwatch fans will definitely want to check out.

In this week's Stage of History, we break bread with Wisdom Tree's title that almost became Hellraiser (for real) Super 3D Noah's Ark, as well as the over-the-top violent franchise-starter God of War. Robert then gets Biblical with the Hell-touring title Dante's Inferno in Obscura. Pray that you're the first to grab our game code giveaways, then test your gaming faith in another round of Random Select.

Toad's mushroom head is in fact his head, not a hat, Nintendo confirms

‘King of Kong’ star Billy Mitchell lied, claims Donkey Kong world-record analysis

This Mod Lets You Play With Overwatch Weapons In the Classic Doom

A Look At The Religious Censorship in Nintendo of America's Games

Eric Bailey on Twitter

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Feb 2, 2018

Time to hit the Turbo Tunnel, ARGonauts! We are looking back at one of our all time favorite franchises in this episode - Battletoads! We go from the 1991 NES game's memorable release to the 1994 gorefest that was the arcade game, and beyond with the recent cameo appearances by the slimy trio. Plus David and Robert ponder what a brand new Battletoads game would look like today. We can only hope!

Before we start the lovefest, we break down the latest retro gaming news including discovery of a lost Donkey Kong music game for the Famicom! That's followed by some controversial topics regarding the longstanding Dragster world record, and also Nolan Bushnell's rescinding of a GDC award.

The Stage of History hits hard this week with the additions of the ultimate teamup Battletoads & Double Dragon, and the "decapithon" that is Battletoads Arcade! Robert keeps the momentum going afterwards with Battletoads in Battlemaniacs in Obscura. You also won't want to miss out on game code giveaways for Nongunz and Wulverblade. Grab 'em like flies out of the air!

Nintendo's (First) Lost Donkey Kong Game - The Video Game History Foundation Patreon

Longest-standing video game record declared ‘impossible,’ thrown out after 35 years - Polygon

#NotNolan: why game creators are speaking out against the founder of Atari - The Verge

Game Developers Conference Rescinds Atari Founder's Award Nom Amid Outcry - Rolling Stone

A Tale of Two Paddles – An Atari Pong TV Show Is In the Works - Comicbook.com

I Made Getting Over It's Bennett Foddy Play The Hardest Level Of Battletoads, Because He Deserved It - Kotaku

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