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:

July 20, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is still enjoying his air conditioning

Blast From The Past:

June 1, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

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:

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

December 1, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The brownest of the brown liquors

Blast From The Past:

June 3, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can’t stop watching long critically-acclaimed series.

Blast From The Past:

March 6, 2015

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is now completely sure that the classic era of Maxis is truly over.

Blasts From The Past:

Also Worth A Look:

[NUREN] – The New Renaissance

January 30, 2015

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News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is now certain that humanity will not survive a major disaster.

Blast From The Past:

March Of The Penguins (Movie / Jan. 26, 2005)

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