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ROM of the Week: A Retro Gaming Podcast

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Every week, we play through a retro game that you may have missed the first time around. We're not here to herald the classics that you remember, we're honoring the forgotten. We'll do our best to beat the game every week, and then tell you about our journey. Along the way, we're gonna make you laugh.

Every week, we play through a retro game that you may have missed the first time around. We're not here to herald the classics that you remember, we're honoring the forgotten. We'll do our best to beat the game every week, and then tell you about our journey. Along the way, we're gonna make you laugh.


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Every week, we play through a retro game that you may have missed the first time around. We're not here to herald the classics that you remember, we're honoring the forgotten. We'll do our best to beat the game every week, and then tell you about our journey. Along the way, we're gonna make you laugh.






S3E11 - Episode 106 -- Week of October 15, 2018 (Final Episode)

This is it! We're wrapping up the ROM of the Week by finishing our season of Madden '19. Will we take the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl before moving to Mexico City? What about that perfect record? Find out here! Also, thank you all so much for 106 episodes of some of the most fun we've ever had. We'll see you all again one way or another!


S3E10 - Episode 105 -- Week of October 8, 2018

The boys announce that the show is going on indefinite hiatus, but have no fear, Maddening of Buffalo fans: they're still going to finish off their miracle season in hopes of winning Buffalo a Super Bowl! Check out the first of the two-parter right here! Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E9 - Episode 104 -- Week of October 1, 2018

Grant's back, and he comes with tales from across the Atlantic Ocean. He surprises the boys with tales of a healthy retro gaming scene in France, why he didn't bother with seeing the Mona Lisa, and even offers up a few gifts for Ian and LeRoy. Plus, is Sony serious about their plans to offer cross play on the PS4? Finally, how is our "Maddening of Buffalo" Madden '19 season going? Are we Boca bound? Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- --...


S3E8 - Episode 103 -- Week of September 24, 2018

It's our final week without Grant, and Ian and LeRoy hold things together by talking about the mobile games they're paying. Next up a discussion of the death of Telltale Games, and what it means for the rest of the gaming world going forward. Finally, the boys introduce a new recurring feature for the podcast: a deep-dive called "On the Level." Check this...


S3E7 - Episode 102 -- Week of September 17, 2018

Quick! Grant's out of town, let's do all the stories he won't let us, like... ummm... maybe something about Yoshi? Is it Grant who doesn't like Yoshi? Does anyone LIKE Yoshi? Ian and LeRoy try to hold down the fort in Grant's absence as they talk Spider-Man, Nintendo Direct, Destiny, and CoD BlOPs 4's Blackout mode. Plus, an update on their Madden '19 season. Check it out! Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E6 - Episode 101 -- Week of September 10, 2018

The boys kick off their next hundred episode run with their reactions to the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout trailer and discuss a newly discovered secret in a 25 year-old game. Plus, all three of the gang have adventures in customer service! Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E5 - Episode 100 -- Week of September 3, 2018

We did it!!! 100 episodes! Thanks to every single one of you for sticking with us, and here's to 100 more! We've got a good one for you today! We talk Battlefield V's surprise announcement, a VERY expensive Megaman statue, and update you on our Madden '19 season. Plus, even PERFECTLY cast a Megaman movie. Check it out! Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E4 - Episode 99 -- Week of August 27th, 2018

This week, the guys talk all about the new game that's been taking up all their time: Madden NFL 19. Ian and LeRoy have been checking some of the various modes, plus the guys have decided to recreate the magic of the Silverlake Hipsters and started a new franchise that they'll be updating every week! Plus, LeRoy tries to get a special edition PS4 Pro, and Rare drops the curtain on those of us who play as Oddjob on Goldeneye. Twitter:...


S3E3 - Episode 98 -- Week of August 20th 2018

This week, the boys talk about a Steam employee who had a VERY bad day, and discuss Nintendo's ongoing crusade against ROM sites on the internet. What will it mean going forward? Who's in the right? Also, LeRoy takes us on a tour of... Mario's private island? AND... we've got teasey-weaseies! Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E2 - Episode 97 -- Week of August 13th, 2018

This week, the boys talk about Fallout 76's answer to griefing, Luigi's sudden death, and the IGN plagiarism scandal. Plus, find out what the guys have been up to lately, and who's our honorable and dishonorable mentions of the week? Find out! "Cherished Times" by Jay Man Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S3E1 - Episode 96 -- Week of August 5th, 2018

Season 3 Premiere! Welcome to the new era! Don't worry, it's not all that different. Same hosts, same jokes, even the same music. This week, we talk not only about what we're up to, but Nickelodeon's plan to use a game engine to animate a forthcoming show. Also, with the news that the NES classic outsold the PS4, XBOX, and the switch, we talk about its place in the console world. But is it a console?! Find out in this week's episode! Twitter:...


S2E17 - Episode 41 -- Wall Street Kid (NES)

SEASON 2 FINALE! It's a bittersweet episode for the boys as they close out this chapter of the podcast. But before they transition into a new era, they've got an important game to take a look at. It's one that holds a special place for them, as it was part of the inspiration for the podcast. It's also their first (and let's be honest, last) financial simulator. What could be more fun than buying and selling stocks? Find out by checking out our season finale! Twitter:...


Demosode 40.5 -- Announcement

Yes, some changes are coming, but they're all good, we promise! Listen to our latest demosode to find out what's going on and hear us tell you the name of the next game we'll be playing! Here's some social media stuff: Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S2E16 - Episode 40 -- Dragon Spirit (NES)

We're going to tell you about a game, and we SWEAR we're not making it up as some sort of prank. It's about a king and his children. The king has the ability to turn into a dragon using a sword, and also his son can do it? And then a wizard kidnaps his daughter and so his son goes to save her? Also there are two versions of the game? Oh, and did we mention that this was sold as a sequel even though it's literally a port of and arcade game with almost no changes? Seriously. THIS IS REAL. It's...


Demosode 39.5 -- Gaming Addiction, Friday the 13th, PS4 Cross Play

It's Demosode time again, and this week, we're talking about the WHO's recent report on gaming addiction. We've all got a take, but it may not be the one you expect. We also discuss the effect of the Friday the 13th lawsuit on the online game of the same name. Plus, how does it feel for Sony to be mocked BOTH Nintendo and Microsoft for refusing cross-play? Plus, it's time for LeRoy to reveal his game for our next episode. What will it be? Find out! Here's some social media...


S2E15 - Episode 39 -- Out of this World (Genesis)

Listen, we all know Grant is kind of the wildcard of the show, so we never know what the hell he's going to bring in for us to play. Imagine our surprise when he came in with something completely outside his wheelhouse -- Out of this World, one of the most revolutionary games of the 16-bit era. This game is the work of pretty much one man, and is considered one of the most unique games in history. Does it stand the test of time? Find out by listening! Here's some social media...


Demosode 38.5 -- We REALLY like this new Friday the 13th Puzzle Game

When a game comes along that we all LOVE, that's usually pretty big news, and this week is no exception. Listen to us gush over a free-to-play steam game. Also, we talk about PUBG suing Fortnie, James Marsden starring in an upcoming Sonic movie, and most importantly, we announce our next game! Here's some social media stuff: Twitter: @romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---


S2E14 - Episode 38 -- Colony Wars (PSX)

After a tumultuous E3, the boys are back to what they do best: playing through old-school games you may have missed! This week, the boys are going to space to fight for the freedom of the galaxy! It's Colony Wars for the Sony Playstation, and we're changing things up and playing it straight through: no cheats, no loads. Whatever ending we get, we get. How will we do? How many times will we be branded as traitors for shooting our own ships? Check out the episode to find out! Here's some...


Special Edition E3 -- Day 3 (The Final Day!)

It’s the final day of E3, and the boys tried (key word: tried) to make the most of it. We found new friends with “The Division”, Grant tried VR, and LeRoy may have been called up to the major leagues!


Special Edition E3 -- Day 2

We had an action-packed Day 2 at E3! We finally answered the Call of Duty, caught up with some Pokémons, and saw the saddest exhibit ever. Oh, and we did some hang gliding.