Unfortunately, there will not be a new show for you this week as Mike was tied up with work all week and unable to get away to record with Dennis. It has been a bit of wonky schedule for the show so far this year, but life happens sometimes and things should be returning to normal after this. Plus, next week isn’t all that far away and will be here before you know it!
Unfortunately, there will not be a new show for you this week as both Mike and Dennis have fallen ill in recent days. Don’t worry, it’s nothing major and isn’t anything to worry about. Mike has simply come down with an unpleasant stomach bug, while Dennis is suffering from a case of the flu that’s been going around. Hopefully, with this week off, both will be back up and close to 100% to deliver a new show for you next week.
However, this unforeseen week away does make for an awkward pattern in our release calendar as we will be away once again the week of Friday, February 2nd as Mike will be pre-occupied with work that week. But, life doesn’t always go according to plan and getting sick is something beyond our control. So all we can do is make up for the lack of shows by increasing the awesome in the ones we are releasing!
Friends, this week The Arcade continues its look back on the past year with part two of our 2017 Year In Review. On this episode, we’ll focus our attention on some of the ludicrous speedrunning and gaming accomplishments from the past year, stories involving crazy amounts of money, as well as a recap of the year in eSports. We’ll also take a look ahead to the upcoming year in games, and what we can expect to see from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and some third-party companies.
What was discussed:
The world of eSports in 2017
Ludicrous speedrunning and gaming accomplishments in 2017
Greetings friends, and welcome to 2018! Hopefully, all of you out there survived the roller-coaster ride that was 2017, and we here at The Arcade are glad to be getting back into 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 2017 Year In Review.
The Big Topics of 2017:
Nintendo: What A Difference A Year Can Make
Microsoft Tries To Play Catch Up w/ Xbox One… Doesn’t Quite Get There
PlayStation 4 Plays It Steady
Loot Boxes: The Insidious New Way Game Companies Try To Get At Your Money
The man whose first nickname of 2018 is elaborate and expansive, much like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – a game he has been playing a lot of recently.
Friends, the holiday season is now upon and what better way to celebrate than with our 11th annual Christmas Music Special. It’s easy to get bored and tired of the same Christmas songs year in and year out, which why we’ve have our noses to the grindstone working hard to dig up some rare gems you won’t hear anywhere else.
On this year’s program, we turn to the world of video games for the first-time ever for some new seasonal favorites from Nights into Dreams, Super Mario 3D World, Blue Stinger, Sonic 3D Blast, Mario Kart 8, and Parasite Eve: The 3rd Birthday. Yes, you read that right, music from a Parasite Eve game has found its way onto one of our Christmas specials. From the new, modern art form of video games, we pivot and dabble in the art form of classic comedy from the National Lampoon. After starting life as a successful comedy publication, the National Lampoon branched out and began a syndicated radio show in the 1970’s. During its brief run, the National Lampoon Radio Hour gave us two Christmas specials, which we’ll share some of the best clips from. Cold winter weather got you down? Don’t frown, because we’ll be giving you warm vibes with a few reggae holiday songs from Yellowman. Rounding out this year’s program, we turn the show into a drag queen Christmas, because yes, that’s totally a thing. If you’ve watched any of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re likely already familiar with names such as Jackie Beat, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bob the Drag Queen. But did you know a number of contestants from past seasons of Drag Race have come together to form the Christmas Queens? And they have released a few, highly entertaining Christmas albums? Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in on all that you’ve been missing.
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.