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A limited podcast presented as a mix of old and new recordings from 1997 and 2017, outlining select late 90's arcade games with a Namco-leaning focus. The podcast is a 25-episode series plus one introductory Day 0 episode. Each episode may include the following: *Simulating booting a newly arrived game and discussion of game elements. *Redemption Roundup: A feature on a ticket-based game and summary of new prizes items that have arrived at the arcade (every 2 episodes). *Incorporation of stories from the arcade during this time period. *Time-sensitive arcade industry news. *Three music specials featuring obscure music from the previous 5 games featured. *Game ratings: graphics, sound, playability, profitability, 2017 holdup score. *2017 emulation status: Is it playable, was it dumped, did it get a home version. Episodes should be listened to in order, 0-25.

A limited podcast presented as a mix of old and new recordings from 1997 and 2017, outlining select late 90's arcade games with a Namco-leaning focus. The podcast is a 25-episode series plus one introductory Day 0 episode. Each episode may include the following: *Simulating booting a newly arrived game and discussion of game elements. *Redemption Roundup: A feature on a ticket-based game and summary of new prizes items that have arrived at the arcade (every 2 episodes). *Incorporation of stories from the arcade during this time period. *Time-sensitive arcade industry news. *Three music specials featuring obscure music from the previous 5 games featured. *Game ratings: graphics, sound, playability, profitability, 2017 holdup score. *2017 emulation status: Is it playable, was it dumped, did it get a home version. Episodes should be listened to in order, 0-25.
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United States

Description:

A limited podcast presented as a mix of old and new recordings from 1997 and 2017, outlining select late 90's arcade games with a Namco-leaning focus. The podcast is a 25-episode series plus one introductory Day 0 episode. Each episode may include the following: *Simulating booting a newly arrived game and discussion of game elements. *Redemption Roundup: A feature on a ticket-based game and summary of new prizes items that have arrived at the arcade (every 2 episodes). *Incorporation of stories from the arcade during this time period. *Time-sensitive arcade industry news. *Three music specials featuring obscure music from the previous 5 games featured. *Game ratings: graphics, sound, playability, profitability, 2017 holdup score. *2017 emulation status: Is it playable, was it dumped, did it get a home version. Episodes should be listened to in order, 0-25.

Language:

English

Contact:

508-208-5776


Episodes

Day 21 - 8/12/1998 - D&D: Tower of Doom

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August 12, 1998 - Finally a new CPS2 title, and a fine beat-em-up at that. This cabinet holds a very special secret in this episode. We also recieve a new redemption title which shall be the last one covered. Revolting continues on, please send advice on what I should so about my work situation.

Duration:00:28:35

Day 20 - 7/30/1998 - Soul Calibur

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July 30, 1998 - We get in an incredible sequel, and encounter an irritable UPS man. We explore this game and the significance on my arcade experience so far. Management is getting worse, and I'm doing things maybe I should not be.

Duration:00:23:32

Day 19 - 6/18/1998 - Virtual On

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June 18, 1998 - Action games speak to me, and we welcome one with extra Time Crisis II profits. We have a ball with a new and challenging (in an ironic way) redemption game. There's new prizes, and things are becoming decidedly un-fun.

Duration:00:28:30

Day 18 - Music Special 3

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The final music special featuring music from the previous 4-5 games.

Duration:00:21:49

Day 17 - 5/26/1998 - Time Crisis II

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May 26, 1998 - We celebrate the inclusion of an instant classic into Cyberstation, one of the top arcade games of the late 90's spreads its wings. We also touch on a new ticket game, some new prizes, and get a little self-aware of things.

Duration:00:31:03

Day 16 - 5/1/1998 - Police Trainer

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May 1, 1998 - As the summer approaches us, we utilize a spare cabinet and some leftover funds to get a budget shooter. How will it affect Point Blank? Will it at all?

Duration:00:22:58

Day 15 - 4/8/1998 - Lucky & Wild

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April 8, 1998 - We welcome a new game to our little arcade here, and it's a childhood classic! A new challenger to the ticket game craze enters the battle, and we touch on some industry news also.

Duration:00:32:45

Day 14 - 3/16/1998 - Marvel vs. Capcom

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March 16, 1998 - We get in a brand new Capcom fighter and cover it briefly! Beyond that we cover some short and sparse arcade news with also a bit of reflection on life.

Duration:00:16:48

Day 13 - 2/23/1998 - Cyber Cycles

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February 23, 1998 - Venturing forth to fill our arcade floor with the best that Namco has to offer, we get in their deluxe racing game gem Cyber Cycles! Also touch on some new redemption games, and dive a bit further into the philosophical side of arcade life.

Duration:00:32:03

Day 12 - Music Special 2

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The second of three music specials featuring music from the previous 4-5 games.

Duration:00:22:35

Day 11 - 2/7/1998 - Point Blank

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February 7, 1998 - We pick up a fun shooting game for 2 players, and rattle off a really bad description of a new redemption games. We cover just a touch of news and new prizes in this early February episode.

Duration:00:26:14

Day 10 - 1/12/1998 - Tekken 3

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January 12, 1998 - Finally acquiring a game that's been at the top of our want-list, we're back with the first episode of 1998! We go over a little game rankings action as well, as we press on with building this arcade out.

Duration:00:26:17

Day 9 - 12/31/1997 - Alpine Racer 2

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December 31, 1997 - We complete our first year of shows with a classic winter arcade game, Alpine Racer 2! We discuss the game and also touch on some new redemption games and items, as well as a look towards the arcade business in 1998.

Duration:00:26:38

Day 8 - 12/03/1997 - Gunblade NY

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December 3, 1997 - Quickly coming to the end of '97, we get Gunblade NY onto the gaming floor. We discuss the game, along with part 1 of the 1998 preview! (Already?!)

Duration:00:20:33

Day 7 - 11/15/1997 - Soul Edge

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November 15, 1997 - We take a look at Soul Edge (Version 1), discuss Aftershock in Redemption Roundup, some new toys in, and also some regrettable trends in the industry.

Duration:00:22:36

Day 6 - Music Special 1

10/31/2017
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The first of three music specials featuring music from the previous 4-5 games.

Duration:00:19:21

Day 5 - 10/27/1997 - Cruis'n World

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October 27, 1997 - First racing game is here! We go over the game, talk about redemption games, some human resources changes, and behind-the-scenes arcade retail life!

Duration:00:16:51

Day 4 - 9/20/1997 - Tokyo Wars

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September 20, 1997 - Missiles! Tanks! Japan! We receive our first sit-down deluxe game, and it's a blast. Come for the combat and stay for the charm.

Duration:00:17:01

Day 3 - 8/6/1997 - Tekken 2

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August 6, 1997 - A new challenger enters! The release of Tekken 3 left a wave of old Tekken 2 boards, and guess who snagged one! We also have a new ticket game for you, and some lovely industry news.

Duration:00:21:19

Day 2 - 7/19/1997 - Killer Instinct

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July 19, 1997 - We get in our second game for this wonderful arcade here. We do a deep dive on a little of the background of KI, and relay some personal stories. We touch on some timely arcade news from the industry, all packaged up with a bow!

Duration:00:20:12