February 24, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can no longer scoff at hipstery beard products.

Blast From The Past:

February 17, 2017 – No Show This Week

Hi folks,

If you’re seeing this, it’s probably because you came here looking for a new episode of The Arcade.  Unfortunately, we’re off this week because work-related travel plans have made it impossible to find a time to record the show.  Don’t worry, we’ll be back with a brand-new episode for you next week.  In the meantime, you can get your fill of us by visiting our pages on iTunes and the Google Play podcast section to check out a great selection of past shows.  Hey, why not subscribe to us while you’re there?  That way, you can get all of our new shows delivered right to you.

February 10, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is free of Final Fantasy XV’s curse

Blast From The Past:

February 3, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wishes that Biff Tannen never acquired the Sports Almanac

Blast From The Past:

January 27, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can’t sleep because this damned doomsday clock is keeping him up

Blast From The Past:

January 20, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Nintendo Switch Recap:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who may have beaten Final Fantasy XV, but is vexed by the ending.

Blast From The Past:

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: