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Episode 462 - The Modern Incarnation of Action 52

11/13/2018
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Black Friday is quickly approaching, so we went looking for deals on retro gaming gifts. What we found has left us bitter, disappointed, and cynical. We are almost as bored with these inflated prices as John Madden was with the last Sega Genesis game to bear his name. We've been feeling frustrated while trying to emulate MS-DOS games and NES light gun games, so it's a good thing Questing for Glory is back to entertain us with RPG speedruns. This Week in Gaming History November 12, 1982 -...

Duration:01:47:52

Episode 461 - MechWario

11/5/2018
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This week we're being bombarded by online ads and we watched a 1990's movie that blends horror, action, romance, and revenge. We're surprised by bad translations but not surprised by the sales figures for the NES & SNES classic minis. Pottery Barn has PlayStation Furniture and Vanilla Ice almost had a Game Boy game. Good luck trying to wrap your brain around those two things. This Week in Gaming History November 5, 1964 - Birthdate of game developer David Marsh Virtually Retro Old School...

Duration:01:51:37

Episode 460 - Signage

10/29/2018
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The Mega Drive has turned 30 years old, and we now know which games will be on the PS1 Classic console. Is the world ready for a mash-up of all Data East games? The Grandson of a former Toys'R'Us manager has an incredible story to tell about the placement of signs that have Nintendo and Sony logos on them. We've got to avoid being burned by Satan in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History October 29, 1988 - Sega Mega Drive released in Japan Virtually Retro ACA...

Duration:01:47:29

Episode 459 - New Consoles, Seattle Grunge, and the Undead

10/22/2018
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Among the growing mountain of new consoles being announced are a couple new ones that promise no DRM and no in-app purchases. One has the Intellivision brand behind it and the other is from a random dude who claims to have done countless hours of research. We're stealing the Addams Family's money and getting heartburn medicine for Christmas in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History October 22, 1961 - Birthday of Mark Morgan, musician and score composer for video...

Duration:01:40:56

Episode 458 - The Iconic Rendition of Frankenstein's Monster

10/15/2018
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This week we remember a famous Sega CD game and are introduced to a little-known Neo Geo platform-puzzler. Rare is selling Banjo Kazooie plushies and someone uncovered a terrible PS2 game based on An American Tale. We've got more Halloween games and more Shenmue talk in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History October 15, 1992 - Night Trap released for Sega CD Virtually Retro C64 games added to the internet archive C64 mini now available in the US Luigi’s Mansion...

Duration:01:40:00

Episode 457 - Paranormal Catfishing with Mega Man

10/9/2018
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This week we remember Geocities and the GBA e-Reader, and are puzzled by the idea of a live-action Mega Man movie. There's a project setting out to make a new Colecovision-compatible console, and we try to understand the Japanese perspective on Shaquille O'Neal. We've got classic Atari spooks and a monster mash-up that's made from many retro platformers in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History October 8, 1992 - Mortal Kombat released in arcades Virtually Retro ACA...

Duration:01:26:38

Episode 456 - Drowning in a Sea of Classic Minis

10/2/2018
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This week AtGames is preparing to dump a large number of plug & play systems onto store shelves for the holiday rush, but the recent NEO GEO mini console has some puzzling button placement. The split between 'hardcore gamers' and 'casuals' goes back much further than some of us thought, and we try yet again to talk about battle royale games without knowing the first thing about them. We've got a couple of mediocre Halloween games and a new fastest time for Super Mario Bros. in this episode...

Duration:01:30:21

Episode 455 - The 100 Dollar Question

9/24/2018
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This week we find out what griefing is and we try to muster up any excitement for the upcoming PS1 Classic console. The team behind the Polymega has more evidence to present in response to the skepticism and there's a couple of new ports headed to the Atari Jaguar. We've got 90's-style 'tude and 80's-style duck hunting in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History September 24, 1997 - Ultima Online launches. The game's client has been upgraded over the years, allowing...

Duration:01:16:04

Episode 454 - The Creepy Doll Room

9/18/2018
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This week we find out from our listeners that a dog was actually the mastermind behind all the creepy events in Silent Hill. We don't remember much of the Saturday Supercade, but we do remember the Pac Man cartoon from the same era. MegaCat Studios has a new game you can kickstart to get a physical NES cart of or play on your PC. We've got a Game Boy fighting game and a 16-bit sports game in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History September 17, 1983 - Saturday...

Duration:01:30:09

Episode 453 - Where's the Holodeck?

9/10/2018
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This week we're blurring the line between software piracy and software preservation. We find out in real time how someone could play US Super Nintendo games on a Japanese console. We waited so long to see Gohan go Super Saiyan that now we can't help but be disappointed. We're talking about Mortal Kombat's role in the console wars and playing Atari games from a slip of paper in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History September 10, 1941 - Birthdate of Gunpei Yokoi,...

Duration:01:37:44

Episode 452 - The Butter Cow

9/3/2018
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This week we coincidentally picked two games of the week that have neat ideas but are a little too hard for us to enjoy. We find out how much Wacom tablets are worth and what games were designed for use with the N64 mouse. Nintendo is continuing to crush people's creativity with legal action but one site isn't scared. We've got a neo-retro ninja game and the final secret of Doom 2 in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History September 3, 1946 - Minoru Arakawa was...

Duration:01:42:39

Episode 451 - High Fantasy and Crypto-Football

8/28/2018
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This week some single player NES games have been upgraded to multi-player, but if you played as Oddjob in GoldenEye 007 then the developer of the game would disapprove. Classic game music has been retooled to put you to sleep and we're putting buzzwords next to fantasy sports. We've got fantasy films from the 80's, Mega Man from the 90's, and a Pac-Man collection from the 00's in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History August 31, 1998 - Capcom releases Mega Man...

Duration:01:12:51

Episode 450 - Tom Clancy's Sugary Water

8/20/2018
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This week we remember one of the earliest tactical FPS games as well as one of the most successful 32-bit platformers. You can use your SNES Classic Mini to play actual SNES carts, and if you loved Smash TV then we might have a game you'd like, but we can't be sure of that since we had never even heard of Nitro Ball before this show. We're talking a lot about the Kool-Aid man, and our listeners have found some great retro game stores in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming...

Duration:01:20:38

Episode 449 - Cast Out of Paradise

8/13/2018
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This week we found out Jim Carrey will be in the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film and all the questions we have about that leave us confused and befuddled. We wish a Happy Birthday to Chrono Trigger while someone launched Earthbound into space. Nintendo's crusade against software piracy has hit one of the big rom sites, and we learn life lessons from The Dude in the episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History August 11, 1995 - Chrono Trigger released in...

Duration:01:29:20

Episode 448 - Build Your Own Video Rental Store

8/5/2018
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This week we have joke news articles about GameStop and lazy creators, but real news about the NES outselling modern systems. High-tech cars are getting a software update that will include Atari games and EA is stomping out a SimCity fan game. We've got Harry Potter fan theories and a sub-par PS1 game in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History August 5, 1965 - Birthday of video game composer Motoi Sakuraba Virtually Retro Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Shoot Out...

Duration:01:24:04

Episode 447 - The Greatest List of All Time

7/30/2018
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This week you could buy a brand new arcade machine and there's an edutainment parody game awaiting crowdfunding. We question Wikipedia's list of greatest games, and remember college bowling alley arcades. We find more emulator boxes trying to grab your money and Russian eBay scammers in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History July 30, 1998 - Namco first releases SoulCalibur to arcades. It earned high critical praise and its home port became one of the best selling...

Duration:01:18:26

Episode 446 - Chasing the Popular Trends

7/24/2018
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This week we're making our controllers wireless and researching a Super Famicom game with a generic title. We wonder if kids these days are so impressionable that they would rush out and buy luxury cars just because they saw one in Mario Kart. We remember Suncoast stores and the Rock is looking back on his younger self in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History July 26, 1967 - Birthday of Tim Schafer Virtually Retro DOOM PIT - Exclusive physical release has been...

Duration:01:22:03

Episode 445 - Ban All Coin-Operated Amusement Devices

7/16/2018
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This week we have evidence that the mythical NES Classic Mini is actually a real product that consumers could buy and not just a scam perpetrated by eBay resellers. We might have to expose our stomachs to cheap burgers in order to get some Mario toys but we were completely perplexed for several minutes by the face of Trog. We've got a Sega CD adaptation of a comic book super hero and a staple of the SNES on this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History July 14, 1983 - Court...

Duration:01:12:02

Episode 444 - Gamer Motivations

7/9/2018
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This week we've found the wordiest video game listing on Craigslist and we watched the history of the Betamax camcorder. Sixteen years ago Nintendo had people carry televisions and video game consoles around for an entire weekend in the summer heat and we took a personality test to find out why we play games. Our listeners have picked their favorite movies from 1998 and we've picked some 1980's arcade classics in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming History July 10, 2002 -...

Duration:01:17:46

Episode 443 - Accidentally Religious

7/2/2018
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This week we are having trouble understanding any non-American sports and maybe some American sports too. We've found one of the best pinball arcades that happens to be in a laundromat, but the Atari name-holders have dropped to a new low. Our listeners have picked their favorite movies from 1998 and one of our games-of-the-week is a game released by a book publisher instead of the game publisher who usually releases games based on it's TV series. This Week in Gaming History July 3, 1992 -...

Duration:01:14:20