January 5, 2018 – 2017 Year In Review (Part 1)

Greetings friends, and welcome to 2018!  Hopefully, all of you out there survived the roller-coaster ride that was 2017, 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 2017 Year In Review.

The Big Topics of 2017:

  • Nintendo: What A Difference A Year Can Make
  • Microsoft Tries To Play Catch Up w/ Xbox One… Doesn’t Quite Get There
  • PlayStation 4 Plays It Steady
  • Loot Boxes: The Insidious New Way Game Companies Try To Get At Your Money

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man whose first nickname of 2018 is elaborate and expansive, much like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – a game he has been playing a lot of recently.

November 24, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wishes that more yule logs are like the Old Spice yule log
(see the exploding yule of madness for yourself!)

Blast From The Past:

October 20, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who fell down the Stardew Valley rabbit hole

Blast From The Past:

September 15, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

Nintendo Direct Recap:

Other News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who wonders if PewDiePie and Donald Trump both know something that we don’t.

Blast From The Past:

July 21, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks that home ownership doesn’t truly begin until you have to replace a bunch of major appliances

Blast From The Past:

July 14, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who doesn’t understand how a remaster of a 12 year old game is holding such power over him

Blast From The Past:

March 17, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who cautions that a trip down memory lane can be treacherous

Blast From The Past:

March 3, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can now truly proclaim that he is a homeowner

Blast From The Past:

September 9, 2016

Programming Note:  We’ll be taking the next three weeks off due to a little thing called “life” getting in the way of our recording schedule.  Mostly, it’s Dennis who is the one to blame for this.  Why?  He’s moving into a new place!  Though this is an exciting time, as anybody who has moved into a new residence can attest to, it’s a time-consuming and an all-encompassing task.  Having said that, let us reassure you that we will be back with a new episode for you on Friday, October 7th.

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is pretty sure he’s a homeowner?

Blast From The Past:

August 12, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can now officially declare that there are too many ways to kill time on the internet.

Blast From The Past: