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

October 12, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is consistently impressed with The Hard Times

Blast From The Past:

September 28, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who realizes that the older he gets, the more surprising and expensive the things he wants to collect also get.

Blast From The Past:

December 9, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who misses having all-wheel drive

Blast From The Past:

November 18, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who keeps counting the omens of the end times.

Blast From The Past:

December 11, 2015

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is entering his own “Panicked 12 Days Of Christmas”

Blast From The Past:

October 2, 2015

Ludicrous Leadoff:

Pokémon Co. Selling Pokemon Butt Merchandise In Japan
(if you can read Japanese, visit the official site here)

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who inexplicably wants to remind you of Téléfrançais

Blast From The Past:

August 28, 2015

Ludicrous Leadoff:

Dutch Nightclub Planning Actual Blood Rave For Halloween Party
(visit the actual Facebook event page here)

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is knuckling down and finally working through his PS1 queue, apparently.

Blast From The Past:

February 27, 2015

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News Of The Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The  man who has discovered the secret to long life: Being a voice actor on DuckTales

Blasts From The Past: