January 23, 2022

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is glad that “Weird Al” is fulfilling his contractual obligation to make a movie once every 33 years

Blast From The Past:

January 16, 2022 – No Show This Week

Hi friends,

While many of us turned the calendar recently and entered a new year, it seems our old friend “Scheduling Conflicts” decided to do the very same thing and has joined us in 2022 as well.  Unfortunately, Mike’s available free time was spoken for this week, and thus, the recording of a new episode could not happen.  If it’s any consolation, it appears the tea leaves are lining up to allow for a new episode to be recorded next week.

In the meantime, we encourage you to get your fill of our smooth sounds by checking out the many past episodes available for download on both our iTunes and Google Play pages.

January 9, 2022 – 2021 Year In Review

Come one, come all, as we here at The Arcade return to you for the first time in 2022! We hope all of you out there managed to survive the holidays, as well as the past 12 months, and are glad that we can be back together again. On this episode, we look back at the year that was 2021 with a focus on some of its bigger stories. In a strange twist, none of the big stories actually involve video games. I guess that just shows what a strange year it was, huh? Instead, we’ll discuss the rise of GameStop’s stock, NFT’s unfortunately, becoming a thing, and the market for collectible cards and video games (seemingly) losing its goddamn mind. We’ll also touch on the ongoing legal tussle between Epic Games and Apple, as well as the supply chain issues that are currently impacting pretty much all aspects of daily life.

The Big Stories of 2021:

  • GameStop’s Stock Punches The Moon or:
    Money Becomes Nothing More Than A Tool For Memes
  • Stupid Goddamn NFT’s
  • Collectibles Market Loses Its Goddamn Mind
  • Epic vs. Apple Lawsuit Continues, Concludes, Goes On
  • Supply Chain Issues Impacting Games Industry

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is being extremely cautiously optimistic about what the new year may bring