January 12, 2018 – 2017 Year In Review (Part 2)

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
  • Crazy amounts of money in 2017
  • A look ahead to the games of 2018

Dennis’ Nickname:

The Reformed Caffeine Addict

January 5, 2018 – 2017 Year In Review (Part 1)

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

Dennis’ Nickname:

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.

December 15-29, 2017 – 11th Annual Christmas Music Special

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.

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

Dennis’ Nickname:

The Stocking Stuffer

December 8, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is on team Danny DeVito

Blast From The Past:

December 1, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The brownest of the brown liquors

Blast From The Past:

November 24, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wishes that more yule logs are like the Old Spice yule log
(see the exploding yule of madness for yourself!)

Blast From The Past:

November 17, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who still finds Wikipedia’s “Random Article” button amusing.

Blast From The Past:

November 10, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is shamelessly promoting the first Dissolution show in a while

Blast From The Past:

November 3, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoff:

Nintendo News Roundup:

Other News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who curses the Russians for inventing kettlebells

Blast From The Past:

October 27, 2017 – Halloween Music Special

Halloween season is upon us once again, which means that we here at The Arcade are back with our annual Halloween Music Special.  When it comes to this time of year, you always hear Thriller, Monster Mash, and the Ghostbusters theme being played everywhere you go.  Sure, they’re appropriate for the season and all, but sometimes, people are just lazy and fall back to those without a second thought.  Thankfully, we here at The Arcade are anything but lazy and have once again compiled a setlist of music you won’t hear anywhere else this Halloween.

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

Dennis’s Nickname:

The sexy costume