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Mar 16, 2018

Has it really been 18 years since the launch of the PlayStation 2? We look back on cherished memories with the games we loved on Sony's beloved console. Does the PS2 stand the test of time? Let us know your thoughts!

The news are flowing this week starting with the debut of Atari's new console at GDC. We then cover some key retro releases including Sega Genesis Collection, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Moon Patrol, and more! Then there's the release of a smartphone case that doubles as a portable retro gaming device, and a hacker on YouTube shows how he got a Sony Watchman to work with a Nintendo Switch.

The Stage of History this week swings for the fences with Nintendo's Tennis, then jumps back to the future with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Robert brings the mood down with the PS2 deep cut Darkwatch in Obscura. We also have our usual game giveaways, as well as the big 100 episode giveaway for the SNES Classic!

Instead of Random Select this week, Robert springs on some interviews during the Far Cry 5 event he attended, so don't miss out on those either.

Ataribox Will Make Its Debut At GDC, Atari Flashback Classics Coming To Nintendo Switch

Sega Genesis Collection Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC This May

Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Other Consoles, Coming Next Week

Hamster bringing World Heroes 2 Jet, Moon Patrol to Switch next week

THIS CASE TURNS YOUR IPHONE INTO AN OLD SCHOOL GAME BOY

This YouTuber Hacked a Nintendo Switch To Work With an Old Sony Watchman

DAVID'S PAX EAST PANEL - Educate Yourself! What Schools Need to Teach in Game Design

ROBERT'S PAX EAST PANEL - Retrospective: The Golden Age of Retro Gaming

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Mar 9, 2018

There's no way David and Robert alone could name the greatest retro game ever, so we invite with us returning guests Andre Tipton and Tony Polanco along with ARGcast superfan (and the most buff Mario you will ever meet) Nick Castro!

Join us as we go through several tournaments that break down the greatest games in their respective genres. The winners of each genre then randomly get tossed into championship brackets until only one survives. You don't know true pressure until you hear this! The agony even brings us to the point of tears eventually.

Don't forget to nab our game codes, especially since we're giving away twice as many as we usually do! Don't miss your chance to own Tiny Metal, Crossing Souls, Human: Fall Flat, and H1Z1. There's also the big SNES Classic giveaway, so be sure to check out both our Twitter and Facebook for details on that.

We want to thank everyone who has been there for us as guests and/or listeners. We are truly grateful to be part of your lives and listening pleasure, and will be looking forward to providing more retro gaming love in the next 100 episodes.

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Mar 2, 2018

The women have taken over! Join us along with guests Mandy Paez, Amanda Farough, and Liana Ruppert for a very special episode where they share their personal stories working in the gaming industry. Some of these may shock you! We also discuss empowering female characters throughout video game history.

This is a jam-packed episode, and not in small part to the news this week! We cover the Chrono Trigger Steam release that "steamed" and "triggered" many fans, the announcement of old school style FPS Ion Maiden, the reveal of a long-lost Donkey Kong game, the new retro inspired title Fox n Forests hitting Kickstarter, and the discovery that Alex Kidd in Miracle World was almost a Dragon Ball game!

The Stage of History this week includes the female-led classics Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, and Beyond Good & Evil. Robert then gets his groove on with Space Channel 5 in Obscura. Don't forget to grab our code giveaways for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, and My Lovely Daughter. Finally, we close out this lengthy episode with another round of Random Select. Can you guess who David is in time for lunch?

Chrono Trigger Gets a Stealth Release on Steam

3D Realms' new but old-school FPS Ion Maiden on Steam Early Access now

Long Lost Donkey Kong Game Resurfaces

Fox N Forests Officially Headed to Nintendo Switch This Spring

Sega’s Alex Kidd In Miracle World Was Originally Conceived As a Dragon Ball Game

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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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Jan 31, 2018

Duke it out in a galaxy far, far away, ARGonauts! David speaks with Will and Lee of Sector-K Games about their slick-looking fighting game Punch Planet. Join us as we discuss its main influences, gameplay elements, and kooky cast of characters. Yes, there is a dog!

Fighting games lately have not been in a better place than they are now. From heavy hitters like Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X to brand new entries like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Skullgirls, there seems to be room for a new challenger to enter the ring. That's exactly what the team at Sector-K are hoping for in Punch Planet, and so far it's landing all of its blows.

Learn all about the mechanics in Punch Planet, the story mode that's in progress, as well as what goes into balancing a character like the four-legged assassin Dog. If you're tired of brawling on the streets, then learn to take a punch in space!

Punch Planet

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Jan 26, 2018

Before you watch the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, join us for a trip down memory lane with Tecmo Bowl! Head Tecmo Bowler Dave Murray chats with us about the football franchise that was king during the 8-bit and 16-bit generations, and still holds an audience today. We also have fond memories shared by listeners like YOU! Let us know your favorite Tecmo Bowl memories.

We take care of the news before hitting the field which includes Duke Nukem movie rumors with John Cena attached, and Kodi getting into tricky legalities with adding a retro gaming service.

This week's Stage of History serves two retro pigskin classics that each shared separate NFL licenses at the same time - LJN's NFL and Tecmo Bowl. Robert then warps us back to the '70s with Atari Football in Obscura. Don't forget to pick up a game code for Mutant Football League (we got 2 more!), and then join us for another game of Random Select.

John Cena In Talks To Portray Duke Nukem On The Big Screen

Kodi 18 Leia update will bring in retro gaming but with a piracy risk

Tecmo Bowlers

TecmoBowl.org

Tecmo Madison Tournament

Tecmo Bowl vs. RBI Baseball

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Jan 23, 2018

Ready for some razzle dazzle, ARGonauts? We continue our Mutant Football League coverage by welcoming Michael Mendheim back on along with the man who puts the BOOM in the SHAKALAKA Tim Kitzrow! Things get weird fast, so buckle up for this wild ride.

The drinks pour freely throughout this short discussion with Mutant Football League designer Michael Mendheim and colorful game announcer Tim Kitzrow. We go into the struggles behind making a dream project into a reality, as well as the shocking death of Tim's partner-in-crime on and off the digital field.

Never one to turn down an opportunity to put guests on the spot, Robert also asks Tim about the recent rumors that he's working on a brand new NBA Jam game. Could this be a rejuvenation of the arcade sports genre? It's sure shaping that way!

Be sure to watch out for more football love later this week as we cover the Tecmo Bowl franchise. If you're a pigskin fan, we got you covered!

Mutant Football League

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Jan 19, 2018

Are you ready for some football, ARGonauts? We stain the gridiron with blood and guts alongside the mind behind the Mutant League franchise Michael Mendheim! Get a behind the scenes conversation about what went behind the Genesis classics Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey, as well as what would have been with Mutant League Basketball. We even give some love for the animated kids show!

Before we get Michael on the show, David and Robert cover a couple of news items. We get into the reveal of a new Game Boy being made by Hyperkin, as well as some great discounts on quality 3DS games you need in your library.

This week's Stage of History puts us in the pigskin mood with Mutant League Football, and the just as over-the-top title NFL Blitz. Robert keeps the mutant love going in Obscura with his personal favorite Mutant League Hockey. Be sure to also grab hold of not one, but TWO code giveaways for Mutant Football League!

Stay tuned for our next ARGcast Mini as we continue our chat with Michael along with game announcer Tim Kitzrow of NBA Jam and NFL Blitz fame.

The Game Boy Is The Next Classic Nintendo Product Coming Back To Stores
Three classic Nintendo 3DS games are now only $19.99 each
Mutant Football League
Mutant League on MichaelMendheim.com
An NBA Jam Revival Could Be Happening This Year

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Jan 13, 2018

Unleash your artistic side while scratching that retro gaming itch, ARGonauts! We welcome game designer and good buddy Danny Silvers to chat about his artsy brick breaker title Mondrian. We also look back on the brick breaker genre with titles such as Breakout, Arkanoid, and more!

Before we aim to bust some blocks, we cover the latest retro gaming related news. We talk about some new mini handhelds coming out based on classic Bandai Namco properties, and also a possible return of the 1080 Snowboarding franchise for Nintendo Switch. We also cover the games we've been playing lately which quickly spirals into a followup to our Mega Man episode.

In this week's Stage of History, we shine the spotlight over some classic brick breaker titles such as the pinball hybrid that is Gee Bee, and the Game Boy launch title Alleyway. Robert then brings up Atari's return to their original idea with Off The Wall. Don't forget to also nab our latest game code giveaways, then join us for another game of Random Select! Who could Robert be this week?

MY ARCADE DEBUTS NEW COLLECTIBLES LICENSED FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AT CES 2018
New Nintendo Trademark for 1080° Snowboarding Series Sparks Rumors
Mondrian - Plastic Reality

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Jan 5, 2018

We kick off 2018 with even more retro gaming for your ears, ARGonauts! This time we welcome back previous guests Joe Granato and Rob McCallum to talk about Joe's projects - The New 8-Bit Heroes documentary, his NES game Mystic Searches, and the tool he's creating to make NES games NESmaker. Now you too can make that Launchpad McQuack simulator of your dreams!

Things kick off with the news on a Jet Set Radio game that was pitched and shot down by Sega. Does it deserve a chance, or could Sega make a better return for the franchise themselves? We also discuss Retro-Bit releasing something to please R-Type and Holy Diver fans, and Konami appeasing the retro crowd with some Contra and Castlevania love on the Nintendo Switch.

The Stage of History keeps in theme with Joe's game where we talk about a couple of NES RPGs - Faxanadu and Crystalis. Robert then brings up the technical marvel that was the NES port of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters in Obscura. Be sure to also stay tuned for game giveaways for Advance Wars-like Tiny Metal and a night out with the craziest characters in Poker Night 2, along with another game of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

Dinosaur Games shares Jet Set Radio Evolution visual proof of concept turned down by Sega

Retro-Bit Releasing R-Type Compilation, More For Original Nintendo Consoles

Konami Could Be Bringing Castlevania, Contra WiiWare Games To Nintendo Switch

The New 8-Bit Heroes, Mystic Searches, and NESmaker

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