May 12, 2017

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who doesn’t understand why lower cost classified ads become the most complicated

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April 7, 2017

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The man who can say definitively that the Canadian Niagara Falls is better than the American Niagara Falls.

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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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July 8, 2016

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The man who wonders if you really Gotta Catch ’em All?

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May 13, 2016

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who understands America less by the day

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April 1, 2016

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who says: “Great Googly Moogly!  I may contribute to a Kickstarter after all!”
(check out the Frank Zappa Kickstarter page for yourself here)

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January 29, 2016

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who prefers when internet subcultures remain subcultures.

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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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June 5, 2015

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The man who is going to try to live as much of his life as he can…. until Fallout 4 comes out.

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Also Worth A Look:

ArnoCorps playing their Total Recall-inspired song, “Total Recall”

May 3, 2015

We apologize for the lateness in posting this show.  Trust us, it was totally worth it though!

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World of Warcraft Patch Adds Super Bowl “Left Shark” As Companion

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wants to scream Akira Toriyama’s name to the heavens in both curse and praise… but mostly curse.

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