January 26, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who curses his yearly flu shot for not working this year

Blast From The Past:

January 19, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hi folks,

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!

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.