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ARGcast - Another Retro Gaming Podcast

It's time for Another Retro Gaming Podcast! Join David Giltinan along with a rotation of guests as they discuss anything and everything in the world of old school video games. Subscribe and become an ARGonaut today!
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Jun 27, 2020

Enjoy this look back on a number of amazing ARGcast moments put together all in one episode! There are interviews with the likes of Grant Kirkhope, John Tobias, Warren Spector, and Trip Hawkins, plus awesome/hilarious stories with friends of the show such as Bill Gardner, Candice Shane, HipHopGamer, and RedinFamy.

Thank you to RetroZap for being a home for all these years. See you on the other side, ARGonauts!

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Jun 19, 2020

If you were a gamer in the '90s, chances are you had a magazine subscription (or two, or three). Electronic Gaming Monthly was a heavy hitter back then. And working for the magazine was as wild as you might imagine. Join David with EGM alum Dan "Shoe" Hsu, Shawn "Shawnimal" Smith, and Crispin Boyer as they chat about the wild moments that only they could get away with while working their dream jobs.

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Jun 12, 2020

In this very special episode of ARGcast, David steps down from the hosting chair to give black voices the floor. Join in this enlightening discussion with Tanya "Cypheroftyr" DePass of I Need Diverse Games, Twitch streamer PleasantlyTwstd, Andre "Otakuman5000" Tipton of Real Otaku Gamer, Video Games Professor and D&D DM Shareef Jackson, Taylor Lyles of The Verge, and Twitch streamer Zombaekillz talking about black representation in games and the gaming industry, their own stories facing racism, and more.

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Jun 5, 2020

David is joined by narrative game designer Xalavier Nelson Jr. to chat about his avian take on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games SkateBIRD! They also get into indie culture and the struggle behind game legitimacy.

This episode is part of our effort to support more black creators within the gaming industry. Stay tuned next week for what will be our all black episode with prominent black content creators sharing their concerns and hopes within gaming.

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  • Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾
May 29, 2020

David has game designer and FGC advocate Adam Heart AKA "Keits" come on ARGcast to discuss the accessibility of fighting games, what EVO 2020 needs to do as an online-only event, and more! Be sure to follow Keits and check out his video below.

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May 22, 2020

Get your pocket full of quarters, ARGonauts! We got "Pac-Man Fever" talking about the 40-year history of Namco's yellow muncher with world-class musician Jerry Buckner, Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, and fellow games writer Arjan Terpstra. Join us for conversations about everything Pac-Man including how it captured its audience, creator Toru Iwatani, and even a Dick Clark story!

This week's news covers the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Arcade1Up making big profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Mike Tyson fighting for another Punch-Out!! game. The Stage of History welcomes the unconventional platformer Pac-Land. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways with two chances to claim the Nintendo Switch title Dig Dog.

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May 16, 2020

Join David with game designer Shawn Alexander Allen to chat about his recently released turn-based beat 'em up RPG Treachery in Beatdown City! The conversation also turns to the beat 'em up genre, how New York is depicted in games like Double Dragon, stories of racial tension, and how those stories influenced the writing in his game.

You can pick up Shawn's game now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and itch.io.

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May 9, 2020

Let your fists do the talking, ARGonauts! David celebrates the beat 'em up genre with The Throwdown Show's Tony Polanco and Tetris 99 wizard Big Cheese. That includes the heavy hitters like Final Fight and Double Dragon to more obscure titles such as... Ninja Baseball Bat Man? You heard that right!

This week's news has us chatting about EVO 2020 getting flipped upside down because of the pandemic. That's followed by Robocop (and more!) coming to Mortal Kombat 11, Billy Mitchell fighting back for his Donkey Kong world record, and the Super Mario 64 PC port we deserve. The Stage of History has "turtle power" with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for Bookbound Brigade, then stay till the end for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this week?

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May 2, 2020

Feel the romance in the air, ARGonauts! Game designer Aenne Schumann joins David and Candice this week to chat about her retro gaming-inspired Switch title Arcade Spirits, as well as dating video game characters. It gets as intimate and crazy as you can imagine.

The news this week covers Ziggurat Interactive buying up more than a handful of 3DO titles, and Square-Enix putting retro Final Fantasy VII figures on sale. The Stage of History has us country living in the original Harvest Moon for SNES. Don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for magical girl shooter StarCrossed, then stick around (albeit briefly) for the shortest Random Select ever!

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Apr 24, 2020

Feel those knuckles burning, ARGonauts? It's time for our Streets of Rage episode in anticipation of the fourth entry in this beloved beat 'em up series! The Throwdown Show's Tony Polanco and Chris Sealy join David to call for cop cars, take down Mr. X, and celebrate a staple in the Genesis library.

The news this week gets into a couple of upcoming retro gaming remasters with Crysis and Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. That's followed by the original Leon Kennedy voice actor passing away, and Seinfeld getting the point-and-click adventure game treatment. The Stage of History completes the trifecta with the inclusion of Streets of Rage 3. Don't forget to nab the game code giveaway for Pawarumi, and then stay with us for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

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Apr 18, 2020

Watch out for parasites, ARGonauts! Chris Souza of Pixel River PR and Candice Shane swing on by to chat about Capcom classic Resident Evil 4. We discuss everything from the transition away from tank controls, whether or not it's a "zombie game", the one-liners, and more!

The news this week touches upon rumors of a Resident Evil 4 Remake that's in the works followed by a hospital using the Umbrella Corporation logo for tracking coronavirus cases. The Stage of History welcomes the limb-slicing, Resident Evil 4 inspired Dead Space, and don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for The Pit: Infinity. Then stick around for a one-man version of Random Select! Can Chris guess who David is this week?

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Apr 11, 2020

We gotta save the planet, ARGonauts! Join in for a chat about the PlayStation classic Final Fantasy VII, including its beginnings on a Nintendo console, its impact on Western love for RPGs, and reminiscings of Chocobo racing. David's guests include music artist Grimecraft, Raw Fury's Garnett Lee, and Candice Shane who all share their love for this beloved title.

The episode kicks off with console news both good (Intellivision Amico) and bad (Atari VCS), followed by some retro love in Streets of Rage 4, and the Pong RPG that's definitely no April Fools' joke. The Stage of History puts the spotlight on the broody Vincent Valentine in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. Don't forget to grab the Nintendo Switch game code giveaway, and stick around for a white knuckle round of Random Select! Who could David be this time?

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Apr 4, 2020

Time to get bloody, ARGonauts! Hunter Bond of Berzerk Studio joins the show, along with friend Jeremy Roughan, to discuss the NES influenced title Infernax. We get into its old school influences, and also what it's doing differently to separate itself from other retro-inspired indie titles.

Our news this week covers the coronavirus encouraging people across the country to play video games as well as the WHO recommending to do just that. We also discuss the rumors of Mario remasters coming to Nintendo Switch, and which pack-in titles we're expecting to see with the Intellivision Amico. The Stage of History has us set towards side-scrolling adventure in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. And rejoice for the return of our retro gaming character game show segment Random Select!

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Mar 28, 2020

It all comes down to this, ARGonauts! Our March Madness retro gaming tournament reaches the end. Join David along with GameXplain's Ash Paulsen, Prima Games' Liana Ruppert, BioShock game designer Bill Gardner, and The Throwdown's Tony Polanco as they decide on the greatest retro games from the N64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. And then we have the final bracket to decide upon the greatest retro game of all time! Can you guess which one wins?

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Mar 21, 2020

Time to make your choices, ARGonauts! We conduct a March Madness tournament of our own with GameXplain's Ash Paulsen, Prima Games' Liana Ruppert, BioShock game designer Bill Gardner, and The Throwdown's Tony Polanco. David and his roundtable of guests vote on the greatest retro games to move forward in their respective console brackets to inch our way closer to the greatest retro game of all time! This is the first half of the tournament with brackets for NES, Genesis, SNES, and PS1. Check out episode 201 next week for the second half.

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Mar 18, 2020

David chats with old school game designer Dan Kitchen! Join us to hear stories about what it was like working at Activision in the '80s, and how he and his brother Garry designed games early in their careers. You'll also learn about the games Dan worked on such as The Simpsons: Bart vs the Space Mutants, Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit, and the new Atari 2600 game he's working on - Dan Kitchen's Gold Rush!

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Mar 14, 2020

Time to shell out those bells, ARGonauts! David is joined again by Candice Shane as well as returning guest Taylor Lyles of The Verge to talk about the Animal Crossing franchise. We cover its humble beginnings as a Japan-only N64 title ported to GameCube, how it brings in a wide demographic of gamers, and the mental health benefits it brings.

We kick off the news on a couple of coronavirus related stories with E3 2020 canceled and the TurboGrafx-16 Mini delayed indefinitely. That's followed by former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime looking to save GameStop, the Nintendo PlayStation auction coming to an end, and Panzer Dragoon going VR.

The Stage of History celebrates Animal Crossing with a deep dive into the game that started it all. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaway for Azure Saga: Pathfinder for Switch!

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Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join the Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Mar 11, 2020

David sits down with famed game design couple The Coles (Corey and Lori) about working on the Quest for Glory series, keeping classic adventure games alive with Hero-U, and what the future of the genre looks like.

If you are a fan of adventure gaming, high fantasy, and puns, then you won't want to miss out on this talk with the adorable game design couple The Coles!

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Mar 7, 2020

Hit the ice, ARGonauts! ESPN esports commentator (and ARGcast fan) Arda Ocal comes on the show to share his thoughts on where retro games fit into the world of competitive gaming. And Candice Shane comes back on the show with her lovely commentary, including a story on how she catfished her brother through a create-a-player mode.

The news this week kicks off with our brutally honest opinions on the return of Tiger Electronics. That's followed by the Halo PC port bringing back retro sounds, DuckTales Remastered returning to digital stores, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare putting their own spin on Tamagotchi.

The Stage of History celebrates the beloved hockey title NHL ' 94 (along with Arda's own love for it). And don't forget to also grab our game code giveaway for 3,000th Duel for Nintendo Switch.

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Mar 4, 2020

Another PAX East bites the dust with no coronavirus in sight! Join David as he shares what he got to play and experience on the show floor from NES-styled indie titles to obscure professional wrestlers!

Stick around till the end also for the audio version of the Celebrating 35 Years of Tetris panel David was a part of. You can also watch the video below.

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Feb 28, 2020

Join David as he chats with Electronic Arts founder and games industry icon Trip Hawkins. Topics covered include the beginnings of EA, 3DO regrets, and even the age-old "violence in video games" discussion.

Be sure to also listen for Trip's thoughts on Nintendo's business practices, cyberbullying, and a conversation with a pirater of his games. There's a load of juicy nuggets here whether you're simply a gaming fan or are intrigued by the inner business dealings during major moments in the industry.

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Feb 26, 2020

Steer clear of that coronavirus, ARGonauts! It's time for our big preview before PAX East once again hits Boston. Evan Bourgault (Boston Bastard Brigade) and Andrew Peggs (Marooner's Rock) come on to look over the games we're planning to see on the show floor.

We also have interviews from Robert's visit with Tripwire talking about the upcoming titles Maneater and Chivalry II. You can also check these titles out on the PAX show floor. See you there!

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Feb 21, 2020

Clear those lines as fast as you can, ARGonauts! Tetris writer and overall fanatic Morgan Shaver joins us to celebrate the puzzle franchise that took the world by storm.

This week's news drops some real bricks on us starting with the shocking break-in at Pink Gorilla Games. That's followed by the equally surprising leak of Starcraft: Ghost, a couple of retro gaming mods for Doom II and Super Mario Sunshine, and the Evercade showing some Atari Lynx love.

The Stage of History welcomes the super popular Game Boy version of Tetris. Robert then looks at puzzle gaming in a new perspective with Blockout during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Family Tree and Blazing Beaks.

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Feb 15, 2020

Wonder no more, ARGonauts! Kelsey Lewin returns to drop some serious knowledge on the "swan song" of Gunpei Yokoi - the WonderSwan. Join in to learn about this series of handhelds that continued the spirit of the original Game Boy, and how Gunpei truly defined Nintendo's design philosophy.

The news this week kicks off with the auctioning of the Nintendo Play Station prototype as well as the drama surrounding it. That's followed by some obscure titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online, a new 2D Ninja Gaiden proposed, and the Atari VCS flirting with cross-play functionality.

This week's Stage of History celebrates the beloved Final Fantasy IV. Robert also shares his impressions of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways!

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Feb 11, 2020

Make your music retro, ARGonauts! Techno music artist Remute comes on to chat with David about how and why he releases albums on SNES/Genesis carts and even floppy disks.

Be sure to check out the album The Cult of Remute releasing on March 30th using the links below.

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