January 9, 2022 – 2021 Year In Review

Come one, come all, as we here at The Arcade return to you for the first time in 2022! We hope all of you out there managed to survive the holidays, as well as the past 12 months, and are glad that we can be back together again. On this episode, we look back at the year that was 2021 with a focus on some of its bigger stories. In a strange twist, none of the big stories actually involve video games. I guess that just shows what a strange year it was, huh? Instead, we’ll discuss the rise of GameStop’s stock, NFT’s unfortunately, becoming a thing, and the market for collectible cards and video games (seemingly) losing its goddamn mind. We’ll also touch on the ongoing legal tussle between Epic Games and Apple, as well as the supply chain issues that are currently impacting pretty much all aspects of daily life.

The Big Stories of 2021:

  • GameStop’s Stock Punches The Moon or:
    Money Becomes Nothing More Than A Tool For Memes
  • Stupid Goddamn NFT’s
  • Collectibles Market Loses Its Goddamn Mind
  • Epic vs. Apple Lawsuit Continues, Concludes, Goes On
  • Supply Chain Issues Impacting Games Industry

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is being extremely cautiously optimistic about what the new year may bring

January 17, 2021 – 2020 Year In Review (Part 2)

Friends, this week The Arcade continues its look back on the past year with part two of our 2020 Year In Review.  In this episode, we’ll focus our attention on some of the other stories that you may have forgotten about, and that we’ve yet to have our say on.  Included in this is Atari continuing to do some strange things, Amazon failing in its first attempt at a game, Microsoft buying Bethesda, Sony buying into Epic Games, and Hasbro bringing back some old Tiger Electronics handheld games just to name a few.

Ludicrous Topics:

  • 90’s Cartoons Just Won’t Stay Dead
  • Atari Continues Doing Weird Things
  • Amazon Tries, Fails, Tries Again At Gaming Business

Gaming Business Deals:

Potpurri / Things That Make You Shake Your Head:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who will never understand the how, why, and “huh?” of things going viral

January 11, 2021 – 2020 Year In Review (Part 1)

Greetings friends, and welcome to the future that is 2021!  Hopefully, all of you out there managed to survive the past 12 months, while we here at The Arcade are glad to be getting back into the swing of things after our 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 2020 Year In Review.

The Big Stories of 2020:

  • The Wrath Of The Covids
  • Gaming For Good
  • CD Projekt Red Shits The Bed
  • Epic Games Picks A Fight With Apple
  • Sony and Microsoft Launch New Consoles

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who will forever feel like he’s giving a rough estimate when saying this year. ’20? ’21?