November 2, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hey friends,

Alas… much like two weeks ago, the plan *was* to record a new show for you.  And much like two weeks ago, it was all assembled, and ready to be recorded.  However, *unlike* two weeks ago when Mike was traveling and didn’t get his suitcase until much later, he actually received his suitcase right when he landed this time.  The problem came when connecting all his gear to set-up for a remote recording session.  Apparently, some thing or some setting must have changed in the many months since the last remote recording session because when going back to it this time, the recording hardware and software refused to play nice with one another.  Despite all best efforts being made, it became clear that there was a bigger technical issue at hand that could not be solved in just one night.  Thus, no recording could take place.

Fear not, citizens, for next week will be a better week when both Mike and Dennis will be in the same physical location at the same physical time, reducing the number of things that could go wrong.  Until then, we apologize for not being with you this week.

October 19, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hey friends,

So… the plan *was* to record a new show for you this week.  It was all assembled, fine-tuned, sent to the necessary parties, and just waiting to be recorded.  BUT, a funny thing happened on the way to recording that show.  You see, Mike was traveling for work on the recording day, and brought the equipment with him to record a show remotely.  And, while Mike managed to get to his destination, his suitcase ultimately did not.  In that suitcase?  Yep, his recording equipment.  Needless to say, it’s a little difficult to record a show when you have nothing to record it with.

Unfortunately, our best-laid plans were blown to smithereens this week.  But, do not fret, for we will be back with a brand-new show for you next week.  Best of all, next week’s show will be our annual Halloween Music Special!  We hope you’ll join us for what is one of the most fun shows we do each year.

August 31, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hey friends,

Just wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that we’re off this week so that Dennis and I can enjoy the last throes of summer during the Labor Day long weekend.  Don’t worry, we’ll be back with a brand-new show for your listening pleasure next week on Friday, September 7th.

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.

July 6, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hey friends,

Sooooo, remember last week when we were off for the Canada Day long weekend and said that we’d be back with a new show for you this week?  Yeah, well… that’s not happening.  As it turns out, our old nemesis “Life” has reared its ugly head once again and is preventing us from getting together this week to record a new episode.  Unlike previous instances of “Life” getting in the way, illness and work are not to blame this week.  Instead, the culprit is home ownership.  As you may remember, Dennis is a homeowner now and, as such, finds himself needing them time to do some work on his abode.  Or he’s got guys coming over to do the work.  Or he’s getting an estimate on some work to be done?  Basically, it’s something to with Dennis and work needing to be done on his house.

In any event, hopefully, this week will allow him time to get done that which needs to get done, and we can be back with a new show for you next week.

April 6, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hi folks,

The unfortunate, as it has a number of times already this year, has reared its ugly head once again and there won’t be a new show for you to enjoy this week.  The culprit this time was work, or more specifically, the abundance which caused both Mike and Dennis to be up to their respective wazoos in it and not have any time left to record a show.  Things will hopefully calm down next week and allow Mike and Dennis to bathe you in their velvety, dulcet tones once again.

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

March 30, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hey friends,

Just wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that we’re off this week for the Easter holiday long weekend.  Don’t worry, we’ll be back with a brand-new show for your listening pleasure next week on Friday, April 6th.

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

March 2, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hi, folks.  I have the unpleasant task of informing you that there will not be a new show for this week.  Trust us, we are aware of the hiccups in releasing shows for you this year, and just when it appeared that we had some momentum in releasing shows with a new-found sense of regularity, we encounter another stumbling block.  The issue this week is not one of either life or illness as was the case with past weeks.  Instead, what we encountered were technical problems.  Specifically, our main computer used for recording, (along with many other important things), was seriously wanting to die.  The troubleshooting process is still ongoing, but we’re hoping to have this thing licked and be back again with you next week.

February 2, 2018 – No Show This Week

Hi folks,

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!

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