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

June 1, 2018

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is excited that Weird Al’s upcoming concert is starting at a more reasonable time than Slayer’s concert did.

Blast From The Past:

March 23, 2018

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who still can’t believe that Bo Jackson was the athlete that he was

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Programming Note:  We’ll be off next week for the Easter holiday weekend, but should return with a new show for you on Friday, April 6th.

February 23, 2018

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is most disappointed with Mainframe Entertainment

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February 17, 2018

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is done with this cold, and what it does to his car.

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January 26, 2018

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Dennis’ Nickname:

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

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December 1, 2017

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The brownest of the brown liquors

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October 20, 2017

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who fell down the Stardew Valley rabbit hole

Blast From The Past:

September 29, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoff:

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is hoping against hope that he can get a SNES Classic Edition without having to wait in any lines.

Blast From The Past:

August 11, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks that Dragons are better than Ed Sheeran

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