March 22, 2019 – No Show This Week

Hi folks,

Unfortunately, there will not be a new show for you this week due to the fact that Mike has been knee-deep in work all week with no sign of it letting up either.  Actually, scratch that, it’s more like he’s hip-deep in work with it possibly coming out of his ying-yang AND his wazoo as well.  Okay, you get the idea by now.  Regardless, our thoughts on Google’s reveal of their Stadia project, along with all the other news coming out of GDC 2019, will have to wait for another 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.

March 15, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The Trivia King

Blast From The Past:

February 22, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week / Nintendo Direct Recap:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can confirm he is just “OK” at Tetris

Blast From The Past:

(Programming Note:  We will be away next week due to scheduling conflicts, but we plan on being back with you on Friday, March 8th.)

February 8, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is foolishly putting too much stock in the opinions of groundhogs this year

Blast From The Past:

January 25, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who looks forward to a day when he is no longer shackled to the arduous task of brainstorming a new nickname for himself every week

Blast From The Past:

January 18, 2019 – 2018 Year In Review (Part 2)

Friends, this week The Arcade continues its look back on the past year with part two of our 2018 Year In Review.  On this episode, we’ll focus our attention on some of the remaining big and big-ish stories that we’ve yet to have our say on from the year that was.  Included in this are Billy Mitchell and his disqualification from the Twin Galaxies record books, Telltale Games abruptly closing their doors, Epic Games and Discord tackling Steam head-on, and Atari doing some strange things, just to name a few.

What was discussed:

  • Telltale Games Shuts Down Out Of Nowhere
  • Epic Games, Others, Look To Challenge Steam In Digital Game Store War
  • Retro Companies Up To Some Odd Things
  • Billy Mitchell, Twin Galaxies, & Disputed High Scores
  • Ubisoft Opens A Studio In Winnipeg
  • Hello Games Finally Starts To Fulfill The Potential Of No Man’s Sky
  • Sony Releases Own Attempt At Retro Mini-Console, It Flops
  • Microsoft Is Busy Buying Game Dev Studios
  • Sony Announces It’s Plan To Skip E3 2019
  • The Vatican Launches Pokémon Go-Like Game Where You Collect Catholic Saints

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who shouldn’t be, but is always surprised by how outraged people become over clickbait

January 11, 2019 – 2018 Year In Review (Part 1)

Greetings friends, and welcome to 2019!  Hopefully, all of you out there managed to survive 2018, 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 2018 Year In Review.

The Big Topics of 2018:

  • Fortnite: The Game Sensation Sweeping The Nation
  • Nintendo: Switch Sales Still Staying Strong
  • Microsoft & Sony: Next Console Generation Already On The Horizon
  • Loot Boxes Finally Start To Get Their Cumuppins
  • Crowdfunding: Cautionary Tales Abound In 2018
  • eSports Continue To Grow In North America

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks 2019 should “gear down big-rig, you’re all over the road…. already”

November 23, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who no longer exists. Say hello to Miguel Sanchez!

Blast From The Past:

November 16, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can’t believe that in his mid-thirties he wants to go to see a Pokemon movie in the theatre.
(watch the trailer for Detective Pikachu here)

Blast From The Past:

November 9, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who never realized that Jeopardy! was a show he would want to binge watch, but thanks to Netflix, here we are!

Blast From The Past: