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Can a Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the 1980s be haunted? How did a virtual plague nearly wipeout the massive digital realm in the World of Warcraft? Did the music in Pokemon drive people insane? The Cabinet Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the creepypastas, urban legends, and ghost stories throughout the history of video games from the rise of the arcade to the modern console generation. The stories feature familiar names like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega. Every episode, host Tim Gibson brings you a new weird or terrifying story based on actual events highlighted through a dramatic narrative. At the end, he'll analyze the truth around the tale using media reports and other sources. Check back every other Wednesday for new episodes of The Cabinet Podcast.

Can a Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the 1980s be haunted? How did a virtual plague nearly wipeout the massive digital realm in the World of Warcraft? Did the music in Pokemon drive people insane? The Cabinet Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the creepypastas, urban legends, and ghost stories throughout the history of video games from the rise of the arcade to the modern console generation. The stories feature familiar names like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega. Every episode, host Tim Gibson brings you a new weird or terrifying story based on actual events highlighted through a dramatic narrative. At the end, he'll analyze the truth around the tale using media reports and other sources. Check back every other Wednesday for new episodes of The Cabinet Podcast.

Location:

United States

Description:

Can a Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the 1980s be haunted? How did a virtual plague nearly wipeout the massive digital realm in the World of Warcraft? Did the music in Pokemon drive people insane? The Cabinet Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the creepypastas, urban legends, and ghost stories throughout the history of video games from the rise of the arcade to the modern console generation. The stories feature familiar names like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega. Every episode, host Tim Gibson brings you a new weird or terrifying story based on actual events highlighted through a dramatic narrative. At the end, he'll analyze the truth around the tale using media reports and other sources. Check back every other Wednesday for new episodes of The Cabinet Podcast.

Language:

English

Contact:

(304)552-7646


Episodes

Episode 43: Tickets, Please!!!

10/27/2020
The rules of the haunted house are changing. That traditional Halloween tradition is moving online. Instead of a dark trail or a transformed school gym, the haunted attraction is now digital with developers imaginations running wild. Gamers can even watch their favorite streamers shriek in terror as they try to make it to the end of these virtual worlds. Follow one streamer in this adaptation of the creepypasta, the Theatre, as he buys a ticket to a haunted movie he'll never forget.

Duration:00:21:00

Grindhouse Movie: The Red Pinwheel

10/27/2020
A video game journalist needs his next great story. An obscure game from Japan with a creepypasta worthy legend promises just that. Yet, a dark presence haunts the game and threatens to drive this gamer mad. This Grindhouse feature presentation, worthy of the best of Japanese horror, is adapted from a story presented to us by Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast. Welcome to the Island of Red Pinwheels.

Duration:00:38:54

Grindhouse Trailer: Metroidvania

10/27/2020
It's vampires versus aliens as Bounty Hunter Samus Aran teams up with Vampire Hunter Simon Belmont. Dracula begins mixing demon blood with the Metroids in this Grindhouse mashup from the Cabinet Podcast. Welcome to Metroidvania.

Duration:00:01:54

Grindhouse Trailer: Yoshi's Island

10/27/2020
Dark magic sends Yoshi on a journey to rescue Baby Mario before the future of the Mushroom Kingdom is altered forever. Yoshi's Island gets a horror makeover in this Grindhouse trailer from the Descent Podcast.

Duration:00:01:06

Grindhouse Trailer: Donkey Kong Country

10/27/2020
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong face off against King K. Rool and his army of ninja lizard men. All the bananas are on the line in this Kung Fu inspired Grindhouse trailer from Opening a F---ing Book.

Duration:00:02:24

Grindhouse Trailer: Gears of War

10/27/2020
Marcus Fenix leaves a trail of alien entrails as he cuts his path of vengeance after the Locust burst forth on Emergence Day. Lit Gaming Arena gives this classic Xbox franchise the Grindhouse treatment. Featuring the music of Mecha Maiko.

Duration:00:04:08

Grindhouse Trailer: Crash Bandicoot

10/27/2020
A horrible lab experiment gives life to a hideous mutant bandicoot. Boxes will be broken as this classic Playstation game is given the Grindhouse treatment. Trailer by the Invasion of the Remake podcast.

Duration:00:01:11

Grindhouse Trailer: Turtles in Time

10/27/2020
Leo, Donnie, Mikey, and Raph face down thugs, aliens, and robots as this classic video game is reimagined as a noir thriller worthy of the Grindhouse. Presented by the Descent Podcast.

Duration:00:01:32

Episode 42: Gamer's Grindhouse (Remastered)

10/27/2020
It's Halloween and magic happens inside the Cabinet. One quarter transports you to the wonder years of B movie cinema-- The Grindhouse. Come see our collection of video game horror schlock from our friends in podcasting. Gore, popcorn, monsters... it's the Grindhouse, baby!!! Part of All the Horror 2020. Featuring the Descent Podcast, Lit Gaming Arena, Invasion of the Remake, Open a F---ing Book, and Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast. Music provided by Sean Faust, Mecha Maiko, and...

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 42: Gamer's Grindhouse (Halloween Special)

10/17/2020
It's Halloween and magic happens inside the Cabinet. One quarter transports you to the wonder years of B movie cinema-- The Grindhouse. Come see our collection of video game horror schlock from our friends in podcasting. Gore, popcorn, monsters... it's the Grindhouse, baby!!! Part of All the Horror 2020.

Duration:00:56:25

Gamer's Grindhouse Halloween 2020 Trailer

9/30/2020
The 2020 Halloween Special is going to the movies. Turn your favorite video game into a campy or dark grindhouse audio movie by submitting a 5-7 minute audio drama, 1000-1500 word short story, or 1-3 minute audio trailer. Entries must be horror and video game related and limit adult language to a PG-13 rating. Entries due October 12th to tgibson@thecabinetpodcast.com.

Duration:00:02:07

Episode 41: Full Circle

9/30/2020
Man, this seems familiar. A kid in Pacific Northwest is going for a video game record, but this is the Cabinet Podcast. You know it's not going to end well. We do, after all, feature cursed video games. They take a life for a score. Now, I know I've heard that somewhere before!!!

Duration:00:23:01

Episode 40: My Pandemic

6/24/2020
An infection rages across the world. People are quarantined in all the major cities. The Playstation 3 masterpiece The Last of Us has some eerie similarities to the current situation faced by many regions in the world struggling to fight the COVID 19 virus. This episode of the Cabinet Podcast examines the science behind the fungal infection that ravaged the United States in the game’s alternate reality. Host Tim Gibson also takes the time to reflect on the fresh perspective he gained while...

Duration:00:24:44

Episode 39: There Goes the Neighborhood

6/10/2020
Fresh faces, new blood. That's what your town needs after you forgot to give it some tender loving care. However, one villager is not happy with the changes you're making. You sunk all your time into Animal Crossing New Horizons for Nintendo Switch during the Corona Virus quarantine, but let's go back to the original game for Gamecube. Meet Brutus the Bulldog in the Season 3 premiere of the Cabinet Podcast. Let's hope you and your town survive his wrath.

Duration:00:22:05

Episode 38: The Dead Man's Pennies

1/8/2020
Arcades didn’t start with video games. The penny arcade was the first and only place people of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century could catch a quick movie. As you will see, those ancient arcades were not immune to the Cabinet’s curse when a young thief tries to spend his ill-gotten gains on some quick entertainment. You can’t escape death when you steal the pennies from a dead man’s eyes.

Duration:00:29:59

Episode 37: Ground Control to Major Tom

12/30/2019
Mysterious voices are coming from your Xbox. They don’t sound human. There’s only one explanation. ALIENS!!!

Duration:00:22:30

Episode 36: The Gray Man in Dreamland

12/3/2019
The monster wears a fedora and hides in the shadows. The gray man has invaded your dreams. Nobody knows what this digitized stalker wants from you. Conquer your nightmares as this shadowy figure pursues you in the obscure Playstation title LSD: Dream Emulator.

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 35: T2 Thanksgiving Day

11/28/2019
THE TURKEYS. The turkeys are attacking. Oh, the humanity!!! Can anybody stop the onslaught of mutant-robot turkeys in the 1984 lost arcade title Turkey Shoot? Let’s hope someone can save Thanksgiving and bring the bird back to the table. The Cabinet Podcast serves up a heaping-helping of weird video game goodness in this short Thanksgiving episode.

Duration:00:16:25

Episode 34: Blue

11/25/2019
PARENTAL GUIDANCE WARNING: The following episode contains scenes of violence. Mainly, a depiction of suicide based on the real world events surrounding this episode’s subject matter. It is not suitable for children. Some adults may even find this episode disturbing. Please use discretion if you believe you may be negatively affected by this content. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, we encourage you to seek help. You can start by calling the National Suicide...

Duration:00:26:34

Episode 33: Contraband

11/19/2019
There’s more than microchips and motherboards inside that classic Nintendo game. A few, quick turns of the screws and you’ve found clues leading to an international criminal conspiracy. It’s tidbits of true crime in this episode of the Cabinet Podcast as we explore the contraband found in video game cartridges.

Duration:00:18:59