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

December 12, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is constantly amazed by the time distortion that always happens around every normal Christmas season

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November 28, 2021

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The man who is constantly amused, impressed, and a little freaked out by the diligence of the Wikipedia community

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November 21, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who continues to be baffled by the poorly-thought-out “get rich quick” schemes of others

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November 14, 2021

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The man who has finally had a “get off my lawn” moment with the new neighbour kids and their dog.

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October 17, 2021

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The man who will actually be buying Halloween candy this year…. For the kids, of course.

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October 3, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who curses ill-built kitchen appliances

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September 19, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is glad to see that people have finally come around to the comedic genius of Norm Macdonald

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September 12, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who isn’t against the idea of figuring out how to cash in on one of the stupid financial trends happening at the moment

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August 29, 2021

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man whose perplexment with original NES game difficulty continues

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