August 11, 2017

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The man who thinks that Dragons are better than Ed Sheeran

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July 21, 2017

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The man who thinks that home ownership doesn’t truly begin until you have to replace a bunch of major appliances

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July 7, 2017

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The man who can’t help but be amused when old, out of touch people are in charge of social media accounts

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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.

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December 9, 2016

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The man who misses having all-wheel drive

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January 15, 2016 – 2015 Year In Review (Part 2)

Friends, this week we’ll continue our look back on the past year with part two of our 2015 Year In Review.  On this episode, we’ll focus our attention on lighthearted topics from the last 12 months with discussion on the ludicrous topics we saw come up during the year.

The Ludicrous Topics of 2015:

  • Ludicrously Big Numbers Of 2015
  • Ludicrous Displays of Unbridled Decadence
  • Video Games Being Used To Help Develop AI, Bring About The End Of Humanity
  • Random, Completely Unnecessary Happenings In 2015
  • Timeliness And Relevancy Be Damned!

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks that 2016 is not off to a good start

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October 16, 2015 – NES 30th Anniversary Special

Friends, we’re using this week’s show to celebrate an important milestone in the history of modern video gaming: the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System releasing in North America!  To celebrate, we interviewed some really smart people to discuss the NES, its history, and some interesting information you might not have known about the machine itself.

  • Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, (which is available for purchase here), discussed the legacy of the NES and Super Mario Bros.
  • Blake J. Harris, author of the book Console Wars, (which is available for purchase here), spoke with us about Nintendo of America and the people involved with helping to bring the console to North American homes in 1985.
  • Nathan Altice, author of I AM ERROR, (which is available for purchase here), shed some light about the actual hardware of the NES, and what went in to making it work.

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wonders who died and put the librarians of the Chicago Public Library in charge of replacing the traditional anniversary gifts.

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September 4, 2015

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The Responsible Adult

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November 7, 2014

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The man who encourages all listeners to check out and support their local production of Evil Dead: The Musical

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September 19, 2014

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The man who is glad he can always count on Microsoft for “Striking while the iron is hot”

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