January 13, 2017 – 2016 Year In Review (Part 2)

Friends, this week The Arcade continues its look back on the past year with part two of our 2016 Year In Review.  On this episode, we’ll focus our attention on lighthearted topics from the last 12 months with a discussion on the ludicrous topics we saw come up during the year.

The Ludicrous Topics of 2016:

  • 2016 Brings Us Closer To The Robot Apocalypse
  • Completely Unnecessary Kickstarter Campaigns
  • Out Of Control Price Tags In The Video Game World
  • Both Silly & Impressive Video Game Accomplishments

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks the first workout is why most workouts don’t work out.

Blast From The Past:

January 6, 2017 – 2016 Year In Review (Part 1)

Greetings friends, and welcome to 2017!  We here at The Arcade are getting back in the swing of things after an enjoyable holiday break.  This week, we’ll take a look back at some of the bigger stories that played out last year for part one of our 2016 Year In Review.

The Big Topics of 2016:

  • Nintendo: Steady Newsmaker of the Year… Again
  • Pokémon Go: Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time
  • PlayStation 4 & Xbox One Have A Mid-Life Crisis, Buy A Sports Car
  • Virtual Reality: It Has Begun
  • No Man’s Sky or: How I Learned The Importance Of Having Professional PR People

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who never thought he would enjoy driving around as a boy band as much as he is.

Dec. 16-Dec. 30, 2016 – 10th Annual Christmas Music Special

Around this time of year, everybody has certain traditions that they look forward to and we here at The Arcade are no different, which is why we’re proud to present to you our 10th Annual Christmas Music Special.  Yes, you read that correctly, this is our tenth time doing a special show for the holidays and in all that time, our goal of bringing you Christmas music you’ve never heard before has never changed.  If anything, we’ve learned in these past ten years that the world of Christmas music is almost endless, and the amount we get exposed to each season represents only a small fraction of what’s out there.

As tradition dictates on these shows, we start off with the Ludicrous Leadoffs, those Christmas songs that are just an extra kind of special, and this year, we have Bill Murray and George Clooney crooning, a song about a zombie Christmas, and a ridiculous parody of the overplayed song Do They Know It’s Christmas.  From there, we go to a totally unique genre with dubstep covers of classic Christmas music, before showcasing something special for our friends of the Jewish faith with a collection of songs all about Hanukkah. We end off this year’s program by bookending our Halloween music show.  If you recall, that episode began with silly hip-hop songs which were lacking in street cred.  Well, on this show, we present seasonally-appropriate songs from hip-hop artists with immense street cred, such as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and even Eazy-E himself.  Yes, Eazy-E did a Christmas song, and yes, it’s every bit as explicit as you think it might be.  You’ve been warned.

As always, we encourage you to follow the iTunes links below to purchase these songs for yourself and add them to your collection.  We hope you this show as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together, and we wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

What Was Played:
(click on the links to buy!)

Dennis’ Nickname:

The giver of presents, the taker of souls

December 9, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who misses having all-wheel drive

Blast From The Past:

December 2, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who succumb to the sweet siren song of a Black Friday sale

Blast From The Past:

November 25, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks that Black Friday should slow its roll.

Blast From The Past:

November 18, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who keeps counting the omens of the end times.

Blast From The Past:

November 11, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The proud survivor of Extra Life 2016

Blast From The Past:

November 4, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who will foolishly be staying up for 24 hours this weekend for Extra Life

Blast From The Past:

October 28, 2016 – Halloween Music Special

It’s Halloween 2016 and The Arcade is back with our annual Halloween Music Special to fill up your auditory pillow case with treats of a musical sort. We strive to present a variety of songs and styles on these shows, and this year is no different.  Our adventure beings with the Ludicrous Leadoffs, which this year, is built around a central theme… haunting horror hip-hop! Did you know the Crypt Keeper did a rap song in the early 90’s?  Or that Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff made a song for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4? Have you ever heard Warwick Davis rap as the Leprechaun in Leprechaun V?  We’ve found all these oddities and play them for you in our opening block.  From there, we class the show up a bit and explore what the world of Creepy Classical and Spooky Symphonies for us.  The class, however, will only last so long as we have to include the obligatory heavy metal group.  What could be more Halloween than the image of blood raining down from the sky as sung by Slayer, or Peter Steele using his bass-baritone vocals to sing an ode to All Hallows Eve?  This Halloween show closes out by paying homage to some of the great musical talents who left their mortal coil and joined the afterlife this year as we’ll play seasonally appropriate selections from Motörhead, David Bowie, and Prince.  So tune in and let us be your soundtrack for this scary season.  As always, we encourage you to follow the iTunes links below to purchase these songs for yourself, to enjoy at Halloween and beyond.

What Was Played:
(click on the links to buy!)

Dennis’s Nickname:

The giver of chocolate, the taker of souls