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Demosode 29.5 -- Google's Console?

2/14/2018
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It's time to find out the next game the gang will be playing, but first, we'll talk about what we've been playing lately, as well as some thoughts on an unintended economy that's sprung up in one of Ian's favorite games. Also, with news that Google is actively hiring Xbox and Playstation executives and developers, can a gaming console be far off? What must Google do to make it work? All this and more in this week's demosode! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:31:00

Episode 29 -- Bomberman Hero (N64)

2/7/2018
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It's listener request time! We got an email from a fan named Kyle who really wanted us to check out this game and thought it never really got a fair shake. We live for you, the fans, so we played through (almost) all 72 levels. This is a long episode, but we felt like the game deserves it to really dig into things like "how did a race of bombermen evolve?" "How close did Lucasfilm come to suing Hudson Soft and Konami?" and "Why do the bad guys always laugh in video games?" Thanks again to...

Duration:01:37:42

Demosode 28.5 -- So We've Pretty Much Fixed Toys R Us

1/31/2018
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Is this week's demosode, the boys talk about what they're playing, give some thoughts on Nintendo's Labo, and oh yeah, come up with a completely foolproof plan on how to fix Toys R Us! Feel free to use this idea, Toys R Us people! It's all in a days work for your favorite retro gamers. Oh, and it's out first listener request of the year! Whose suggestion are we taking and what are we playing? Find out! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:34:29

Episode 28 -- Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (PC)

1/24/2018
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If you thought we've been a little too easy on ourselves when it comes to game selection, this is your episode! If you thought we had never really been HURT by a game, look no further! If you want to hear our collective wills be sapped, you're in luck! That's right, we actually did it. We played Plumbers Don't Wear Ties for the PC, and none of us will ever be the same. Want to take a peek at the game? No? What about the whole playthrough? Check it out here Here's some social media...

Duration:01:10:25

Demosode 27.5 -- Story Time!

1/17/2018
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Another week, and it's time for our next game. But first, we'll catch up with the boys. What are they playing? What's going on in their lives? Plus, LeRoy tells us a story about growing up that you need to hear! All that and more in this week's demosode! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:39:22

Episode 27 -- Taz-Mania (Sega Genesis)

1/10/2018
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Was your New Year's Resolution about traveling? That's weird, us too! That's why we decided to start 2018 off by heading down under to play through a game starring everyone's favorite psycho animal! It's Taz-Mania for the Sega Genesis, a game we've all heard of, but very few have played. Is this another crappy cash-in? Listen and find out! Want to take a peek at the game? Check it out here! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:02:47

Demosode 26.5 -- Happy New Year!

1/3/2018
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Happy New Year from the ROM of the Week! In this week's demosode, we not only talk about our next game, but also what we've been up to now that the holidays are over. Ian's been checking out some 'cons, Grant's finally stepping into the present in his game playing, and LeRoy got a new pet! Check out all that and more in this week's demosode! Plus, we've got one more big surprise for you! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:27

Episode 26 -- Wayne's World (NES)

12/27/2017
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No way! Way! That's right, Ian's first pick is a cash-in that has little to do with its source material! It's Wayne's World for the NES, and this one is a real doozy. Is the whole thing a dream sequence? Why does the Rob Lowe character look like a skinhead?! AND WHY WON'T ANYONE CONFIRM IF WE'RE MINIATURIZED?!?!?! Want to take a peek at the game? Click it out here! Here's some social media stuff: romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. ---...

Duration:00:51:34

Demosode 25.5 -- Happy Holidays!

12/20/2017
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Happy Holidays from the ROM of the Week! On this week's demosode, we talk about our plans for the holiday season, black friday purchases, and the worst gifts we've ever given and received. What's that? You want to know what game we're playing? Well, we've got that too! Plus, we explain how we picked who's going first this year! Check it out! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 25 -- Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi

12/13/2017
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It's our season premiere, and what better way to kick things off (and celebrate the release of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi) than to play a Star Wars game you probably haven't heard of! That's right, it's time to jump back into our search for gems and turds with a playthrough of Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi! Officially Star Wars characters, music and sound effects? A fighting game? What could go wrong? (So, so, much) Want to take a peek at the game? Click here!

Duration:00:52:42

Demosode 24.5 -- Season 2 Begins!

12/6/2017
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The wait is finally over! Welcome to ROM of the Week season 2! In our first demosode, the boys talk about some of the changes you can expect in season 2, and of course, reveal the first game we'll be playing this season! Thanks for being patient with us during our break!

Duration:00:22:49

Special Edition 7 -- So Many Guests!

11/29/2017
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Things go quickly off the rails when the boys try to break some white-hot gaming news. Suddenly, the studio is filled with guests from Season 1, and everyone has a LOT to say. Check it out! Season 2 begins NEXT WEEK!

Duration:00:49:33

Special Edition 6 -- Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2017
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Happy Thanksgiving! While we're all busy with food, family, and football, we here at the ROM of the Week wanted to tell you a quick video game story from our past about the king of football games, Madden football. It's a fun little peak into the kind of things happen when the three of us get together to play a game.

Duration:00:22:11

Special Edition 5 -- SNES Classic Hands On!

11/15/2017
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Even in hiatus, we can't get away from our reviewing roots! We couldn't go this many weeks without playing classic games and telling you all about them, and this week, we review 21 of them at once! That's right, we're talking all about the SNES Classic console. We take it for a spin and tell you what we like, don't like, and don't understand. Season 2 coming soon! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:42:21

Special Edition 4 -- Looking Back at Season 1!

11/8/2017
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We're still on hiatus, but that doesn't mean we've gone away. Join us for our 4th special edition episode, and in this one, LeRoy has brought in a magical document that tells us pretty much everything we could ever ask about season 1. As long as you define "everything you could ever ask" as "how did we rate each game," which is all you would ever ask, so we cool? Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:34:23

Special Edition 3 -- Get to Know Us!

11/1/2017
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In our third special edition hiatus episode, the boys talk about growing up, how they met, their mutual love of retro gaming, and the genesis of the podcast! Check it out! Season 2 coming soon! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:40:11

RotW Special Edition LA PODFEST -- Part 2

10/25/2017
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Once again we recorded LIVE at the L.A. Podfest, and this week we talk about what current games we're playing, what games we're looking forward to, and all matter of other gaming news and views! Check it out! Season 2 coming soon! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:15:53

RotW Special Edition LA PODFEST -- Part 1

10/18/2017
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Our first stop in our hiatus is the LA Podfest, where we met some awesome people, had a ton of fun, and actually learned a lot about the world of podcasting. Bonus: if you listen closely you might here some other podcasts being recorded behind us! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:24:35

Episode 23 -- Primal (PS2)

10/11/2017
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The boys bring the first season to a close with their first listener request! We got a great email from Jayne, who wanted to see us play a game she loved that she thought needed to be brought to the public's attention. We do all of this for you, our listeners, so we jumped in and played the newest game we've ever done. There are some advanced mechanics at play, and we're in 3D for one of the few times this season! How'd we do? What did we think? Find out by listening to the season...

Duration:01:23:43

Demosode 22.5 -- Last of the Season!

10/9/2017
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For our season 1 finale, we're doing something a little different. You've heard Ian pick, you've heard Grant pick, and you've heard LeRoy pick. Now, it's time to let one of you, our listeners, pick our last game of the season! What will it be? Listen and find out! Check us out at romoftheweek.com Twitter: @romoftheweek facebook.com/romoftheweek morse code: .-. --- -- / ---

Duration:00:03:42

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