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Cheerful Ghost Radio is a podcast about video games and other various bits of nerdery.

Cheerful Ghost Radio is a podcast about video games and other various bits of nerdery.
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Cheerful Ghost Radio is a podcast about video games and other various bits of nerdery.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 35: Infinity War Review, Part 2

9/24/2018
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In the newest episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio yet, we talk about the home release of Avengers: Infinity War, how our thoughts have changed since we saw it in the theater, and the extra stuff on the Blu-Ray. But because it's us, and we love talking about Star Wars... we talk about Star Wars first.

Duration:02:31:49

Episode 34: What Makes a Good Game Sequel?

9/12/2018
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In this episode we ponder what makes a good game sequel. This started as a conversation between Jon and Travis and as we discussed and debated sequels we decided this would be the perfect topic for an episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio! Have a listen and let us know what you think: what makes a good sequel, and what are some of your favorites?

Duration:01:24:17

Episode 33: Kirby's Adventure

9/3/2018
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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we're talking all about Kirby's Adventure! Kirby's Adventure was the sequel to Kirby's Dream Land, and is the first game to introduce Kirby's copy ability. It was developed by Hal Laboratory in 1993, late in the lifespan of the NES. Come check out our thoughts on the game and the legacy of the Kirby series in this episode! In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are doing bite-sized NES Classic review episodes. We want to make you all part of these...

Duration:01:59:19

Episode 32: Kid Icarus

8/27/2018
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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we play Kid Icarus! In Kid Icarus you play as Pit, and you're tasked with finding three treasures to save Angel Land and its queen, Palutena. Kid Icarus is a mash up of many styles of gameplay, but mostly action platformer. It's bizarre and pretty tricky, and has become a cult classic over the years. Come be a part of Cheerful Ghost Radio by discussing Kid Icarus with us! In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are doing bite-sized NES Classic review...

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 31: Ant-Man and the Wasp

8/20/2018
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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we visit the Quantum Realm and review the new cog in the Marvel Cinematic Universe machine, Ant-Man and the Wasp! We discuss our favorite things about the film and a few issues we had, and consider how it might affect Infinity War Part II and the wider MCU. While we have you here, after a brief hiatus Cheerful Ghost Games Club is back! We'll be reviewing Kirby's Adventure in an upcoming episode and we want your input. Come play Kirby's Adventure with...

Duration:01:37:44

Episode 30: Extinction

8/9/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the new Netflix sci-fi film, Extinction! In Extinction, Michael Peña plays a man who has recurring nightmares about a terrible disaster... and then disaster strikes! Will his dreams help him and his family stay alive? But first, we talk about what we've been playing and watching over the last month. Head over to https://cheerfulghost.com to let us know what you think of the show and check out our modern re-imagining of the old BBS systems we used to tinker on...

Duration:01:45:34

Episode 29: Deadpool 2

7/23/2018
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We're back in this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio with a look at Deadpool 2, just in time for next month's home release. In this episode, Jon attempts to predict the plot of Deadpool 2 without having seen it, and Tim and Travis struggle to keep talking about DP's antics through fits of laughter.

Duration:00:49:27

Episode 28: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Review, Part II

7/9/2018
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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we’re going to bring you the second and most important part of our two part Solo: A Star Wars Story Review. Tim couldn't make it for the last review, so we get his thoughts on Solo and some comments about what we said in the last episode. We also talk about the future Star Wars movies we may see, and how Solo's somewhat limited box office take might mean for those.

Duration:01:20:30

Episode 27: E3 2018 Breakdown

6/28/2018
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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we talk all about E3 and what we thought the highlights were. We’re not covering everything, just the parts that stuck with us. At the end of the show we hand out who we think came away with the best of show! If you like what we're doing, please consider supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/cheerfulghost

Duration:01:37:34

Episode 26: Apple Closes the Valve

6/12/2018
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In this episode we cover a variety of video game news. Will Steam Link ever get a release on iOS and Apple TV after Apple denied the app? How awesome does Rage 2 look? How long will Nintendo support the 3DS? Will we see an N64 Classic this year? Will No Man's Sky's Next update be everything we hope? What is the meaning of life? We dive into these questions and more in this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio!

Duration:01:59:27

Episode 25: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Review, Part I

5/29/2018
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Solo: A Star Wars Story is the new Lucasfilm prequel featuring everyone’s favorite Corellian smuggler Han Solo. Solo had a somewhat troubled production when Lucasfilm replaced the original directors Lord and Miller with veteran director Ron Howard. We’re now living in a world where we get a new Star Wars movie per year, is this a good thing or has Lucasfilm succumbed to the darkside? We'll be back next month with Part 2 of our review after things have had some time to settle in our minds. In...

Duration:02:37:04

Episode 24 - The Killing Snoke

5/21/2018
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When will Cheerful Ghost Radio finally jump the shark by talking about Star War way too many times? In this episode we’re going to circle back and talk a bit more about Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi was recently released on digital and Blu-ray and we wanted to revisit the discussion and talk the special features. The Last Jedi has received some mixed reviews by fans and this extra review isn’t really an attempt to change anyone’s thoughts on the movie, we are just big...

Duration:01:32:58

Episode 23 - Punch Out

5/14/2018
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Punch Out, originally titled Mike Tyson's Punch Out before a bit of ear-biting changed Nintendo's mind, was ported from the arcade in 1987 by Nintendo R&D3. In Punch Out, players take on the role of Little Mac, fighting through three circuits and eventually facing the impossible Mr. Dream. In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are doing bite-sized NES Classic review episodes. We want to make you all part of these episodes, so head over to https://cheerfulghost.com/events and join in the...

Duration:00:58:38

Episode 22 - Avengers Infinity War

5/3/2018
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Marvel Studios Avengers Infinity War is the latest Marvel Super Hero thing to punch the box office right in the face. If as a kid you wondered if there could ever be a comic book movie with all your favorite heroes this is the answer. Infinity War is the follow up to damn near every MCU film but more sequentially Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther. This one is coming quickly after the last episode but we wanted to get it out early while it's still fresh in everyone's minds.

Duration:02:12:26

Episode 21 - Chrono Trigger

4/30/2018
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Chrono Trigger is a classic RPG originally released in 1995 by Square-Enix back when they were still Squaresoft. It is considered by many as one of the greatest video games of the 16 bit era. Visitors to Cheerful Ghost have probably read Jon’s post about having recently played the game for the first time. This is one of Tim’s favorite games of all time, so the two of them sat down to discuss how they see the game coming at it at very different times in their lives.

Duration:01:29:02

Episode 20 - Donkey Kong

4/11/2018
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Donkey Kong is an arcade platformer created by Shigeru Miyamoto when he was tasked with converting the arcade game Radar Scope, a game that did poorly, into something that was more fun. In Donkey Kong the main character Jumpman, who would later be known as Mario, needs to climb a series of construction themed levels on his way up to rescue his girlfriend Pauline. Donkey Kong started out on the Arcade and has seen ports on the Game & Watch, NES, Atari 2600 and a ton of other systems. In...

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 19: Borderlands 2 Retrospective

4/2/2018
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Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter RPG that was released by Gearbox Software in 2012. It launched to nearly universal acclaim and won a bunch of awards including the Cheerful Ghost game of the year award for 2012! Borderands 2 got a junk ton of DLC and was one of the first games with a season pass that got even more DLC after that season pass DLC came out. Borderlands 2 dropped on PC, PS3 the XBox 360 and was later brought to Mac, Linux, PS4, XBox One, Vita and the NVidia Shield. We...

Duration:02:32:45

Episode 18: The Cloverfield Paradox

3/19/2018
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Netflix surprised everyone with the trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox during the Super Bowl, and released it that night! We were excited to see the next Cloverfield installment, and equally excited to talk about it. Does Paradox live up to previous Cloverfield movies? Do we find out where the monster came from in the original Cloverfield? Did someone spill Slusho on the particle accelerator causing a dystopian reality where the Slusho Corporation controls the Earth? Find out in this...

Duration:01:25:00

Episode 17: Black Panther

3/9/2018
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Black Panther’s claws are tearing it up the box office making this recording setting movie a main event in this review episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio! T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa

Duration:01:54:01

Episode 16: Excitebike

2/26/2018
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Excitebike is a Motocross racing game developed by Nintendo as part of the original NES launch lineup. In Excitebike you can choose to race Solo or against other computer players and you can qualify for the Excitebike championships by coming in at first or third place time. In Excitebike there is also a design mode, allowing you to build and race your own tracks. In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are doing bite-sized NES Classic review episodes. We want to make you all part of these...

Duration:00:39:28