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ARGcast - Another Retro Gaming Podcast

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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Now you're playing with power, ARGonauts! We finally have an episode dedicated to all things Nintendo with Nintendo Enthusiast writer Tarah Bleier. She joins us to chat about the company's history including their 60+ years time as a trading card company and how they came into creating video games. We also get into our favorite consoles, games, and memories provided to us by the house that Mario built.

We first jump into the plethora of news this past week including the Telltale closure and the repercussions of that. Then we dive into the Bowsette phenomenon that has taken the Internet by storm. That's followed by announcements for Castlevania Requiem and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy, Nintendo Switch fans wanting Jet Set Radio, and a Diablo animated series coming to Netflix.

This week's Stage of History goes way back with Shigeru Miyamoto's first game Radar Scope followed by one of Nintendo's more modern hits Animal Crossing. Robert then sees red with Nester's Funky Bowling in Obscura. Don't forget to grab ahold of the game code giveaways for Rogue Aces and Deep Sky Derelicts, then stick with us for another round Random Select!

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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Sep 25, 2018

Think you know music? Think again! David speaks with video game composer Rob Hubbard to speak on his career. Learn about how he mastered creating complex compositions within the limits of the Commodore 64, and how he brought his talents to America to work for Electronic Arts.

Rob Hubbard was responsible for beloved music from games such as Monty on the Run, Skate or Die, Road Rash, John Madden Football, and so many more! This episode of ARGcast Mini is even filled with samples of his music for you to enjoy. Few musicians in the gaming industry have as wide or impressive of a body of work that spans across console generations from the Commodore 64 to the Sega Genesis.

Our conversation covers his beginnings in the gaming industry, how he comes up with such complicated pieces, his decision to make the move to America to work for Electronic Arts instead of working on Amiga titles, and more. He even gives his insight on how video game music has evolved over the years.

We are partnered with Don't Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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Sep 22, 2018

ARGcast is going to Japan! Well, maybe not literally. We welcome back on friend of the show Andre Tipton of Real Otaku Gamer to look into our favorite Japanese exclusive games for the Famicom and Super Famicom. Be ready for some spooky scissor men, kid vampires, Donald Duck, and more.

We're jammed with news at the top of the show starting with Sony "doing what Nintendoes" with the reveal of the PlayStation Classic. We then tackle the latest from Nintendo with highlights from the last Nintendo Direct. That's followed by Konami possibly doing right by Castlevania with a modern bundle, Capcom's talks to make new Okami and Viewtiful Joe games, and a couple of Mega Man titles getting the special cartridge treatment from iam8bit.

This week's Stage of History is turning Japanese with Konami Wai Wai World and Seiken Densetsu 3 (sequel to Secret of Mana), then Robert never says die with the Famicom title The Goonies in Obscura. Don't forget to nab our game giveaways, and finally stick around for some Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

We are partnered with Don't Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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Sep 18, 2018

Time to go on a globe-trotting adventure, ARGonauts! Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil charms us with his presence in this latest ARGcast Mini. Join us as we discuss the beginnings of his point and click adventure series, the state of the adventure genre in history, and the story on those Broken Sword movie rumors.

Along with talking all things Broken Sword, Charles also tells us a story about parallels to his games and The Da Vinci Code as well as how he got involved with The Da Vinci Code movie. Plus we spend some time gushing over our love for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul in terms of their storytelling structure.

We will have another ARGcast Mini very soon for you all, so stay tuned for that. It will have David speaking with game composer Rob Hubbard whose music was prominent during the Commodore 64 era. He also had an impact on EA games after moving from England to America. Until then, keep it retro!

We are partnered with Don't Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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Sep 14, 2018

Come on and slam, ARGonauts! We welcome back on the show HipHopGamer to chat about our favorite retro games that are about the sport of basketball. Join us for a debate on simulation vs arcade, talking about the first basketball games we played, and we even read your responses on favorite basketball games and memories.

We hit the news before the court starting off with the reveal of a new Samurai Shodown game (and HipHopGamer's very real reaction to it). Then there's the latest on retro consoles Polymega and whatever Intellivision has up their sleeve. And Robert brings up the return of a classic from the Oddworld franchise.

The Stage of History has us "on fire" with basketball classics Double Dribble and NBA Live 97. Robert then gets physical with the NBA Jam precursor Arch Rivals in Obscura. Be sure to stick around for our game code giveaways, then stick around for what is probably the shortest game of Random Select ever!

We are partnered with Don't Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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Sep 7, 2018

It's an ARGcast double feature! We welcome Mel Kirk of Zen Studios back on the show to talk about Pinball FX3 acquiring the rights for Williams/Bally pinball tables. What do they plan to do to make hardcore pinheads happy? We dig into that and more! Plus David speaks with the likes of Swery (Deadly Premonition, The Good Life), Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy, Super Meat Boy Forever), Greg Johnson (ToeJam & Earl franchise), and others at PAX West.

Having essentially two main topics this week means we had to cut down our usual format. Still, there was plenty of news to get into starting with Superman himself Henry Cavill being cast as Geralt of Rivia for The Witcher Netflix series. That's followed by news that the last Doom II secret has apparently been revealed after 24 years, and SNK teasing a new game. Could it be Samurai Shodown? The Last Blade? Either way, we're excited!

Don't forget to also grab hold of our game code giveaways. Then Robert has one more news story to drop on the return of Ninja Warriors that will make fans of co-op brawling happy. Stay tuned next week for our usual format, ARGonauts!

We are partnered with Don't Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming!

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