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This is a show about three thirty-something dads and their quest to collect and play as many games as possible while attending to family responsibilities.




Episode 19 - Sega CD, a hidden gem platformer, Android Assault, Mountain Dew Xbox and Gamecube Kiosk pick-ups, and kids growing up

Hello again! In this episode, we discuss the VGBK picks of Plok and Android Assault, profile the Sega CD, talk about kids and family, and detail our recent pickups in addition to a few other surprises. Android assault: Plok!

Duration: 02:32:46

Episode 18 - Maniac Mansion, Ben Cradles Rare Prototype, MoGameCon, SNES Classic Pwn'd, Sonic Mania, N-Gage

Join us as we discuss the VGBC picks of Maniac Mansion and Silent Debuggers, we talk about Missouri Game Con and our experience there, and we share the trials of obtaining the elusive SNES classic preorder. Also, a Lexie update with good news! Maniac Mansion: Silent Debuggers: Lexie:

Duration: 01:37:35

N64 mini classic, Turbografx 16, BLANKIE!!, Blazing Lazers, and Walmart pranks the world

Hello again! In this episode we discuss our VGBC picks of Blazing Lazers and Dragon Spirit. We also talk some Turbografx 16 and PC Engine. We discover Benjamin's blanket obsession. Also up for discussion is our picks for the rumored Mini N64! Did you hear about the greatest prank ever pulled off by none other than Walmart? Support Lexie: Blazing Lazers Dragon Spirit...

Duration: 01:45:11

Episode 16 - Starfox 2, Shadowrun, giving up on cool and buying a minivan, Skip-It injuries, Hand held minute, and new Dad of the Week

Join us as we discuss Starfox 2 and Shadowrun on the SNES, Demolition Man, Timecop, getting lame and buying a minivan, our new "Dad of the Week," John Riggs, and the introduction of our new "handheld minute" segment. Support Lexie with her fight against Cancer! John Riggs: Star Fox 2: Shadowrun: Grip Shift:...

Duration: 02:17:38

Episode 15 - SNES Mini Classic, E3 2017, Wild Guns, and Robotrek!

In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the newly announced mini SNES Classic, E3 highlights from the 2017 show, and discuss our videogame book club picks of Wild Guns, and Robotrek for the SNES.

Duration: 02:36:45

Episode 14 - A Fireside Chat with Norm "The Gaming Historian"

We are joined by Norm, "The Gaming Historian!" Listen to us talk games, friendship, collecting, and life. This is the last episode recorded prior to Shane's daughter being diagnosed with cancer. We are going to continue recording new episodes, and hope you all continue to enjoy them. We wish to thank everyone for their awesome support! Listen to our new episodes or visit our Facebook page to learn how you can help. Download on iTunes, Google Play, or get our RSS feed by visiting our...

Duration: 02:42:26

Important Podcast Update! Please Listen!

In short, Shane's 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer this week and is slated to begin chemotherapy and radiation. They need your thoughts and prayers. If you are able, please donate to their fight at: Also, if you have time please send Shane and his family your words of encouragement:

Duration: 00:02:52

Episode 13 - Pocky & Rocky, Altered Space, and Early Console Memories

In this episode, we talk about our video game book club picks of Pocky & Rocky for the SNES, Altered Space for the Game Boy, and discuss our earliest console memories. Pocky: Altered Space:

Duration: 01:47:26

Episode 12 - Sky Blazer, Harrier, SuperBitCon, and Tornados! Oh my!

In this episode, we discuss our Videogame Book Club picks of SkyBlazer for the SNES and Harrier for the Genesis. We also talk about our first video game convention, Super BitCon, which was a very interesting outing indeed. SkyBlazer: Harrier:

Duration: 01:39:15

Episode 11 - Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Peeps, Game Buying/Preservation, and Playstation Crying Baby

In this Episode, we discuss our Videogame book club pick of Zombies Ate My Neighbors for the SNES and dish out tips on game buying and preservation. Creepy PS3 commercial: How Conker got made:

Duration: 02:14:03

Episode 10 - Zombie Rabbits, San Francisco Rush, PS3 mega haul, and Come See Us at SuperbitCon!

In this episode we discuss our Videogame Book Club game, San Francisco Rush, talk about plans for SuperBitCon on 4/29, detail our recent pick ups, and Ben gives updates about being a new dad! Next shows VGBC pick: Zombies at my Neighbors! San Francisco Rush: Zombies at my Neighbors: SuperBitCon: BitHead1000: (explicit)

Duration: 01:31:27

Mini Episode 9.5 - The Vectrex!

This is our first mini episode. Adam goes solo for this one to take a brief talk about a little known console from the early 80's, the Vectrex! We'll be back soon with a full episode. In these mini episodes, we will take a brief look at a piece of history, specific game, or whatever else we think is cool. Check out the following links for more info about the Vectrex: Game Historian Classic Game Room

Duration: 00:19:35

Episode 9 - Switch Release, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ben is a New Dad, and General Chaos!

In this episode, we talk about the birth of Ben's first child, the Switch release, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, and our Video Game Book Club pick of General Chaos! Next book club pick is San Francisco Rush for the N64.

Duration: 01:43:39

Episode 8 - Stepping in poop, MC Kids, New Dad of the Week

In this episode, we discuss trials of parenting, our videogame book club pick of MC Kids, a bunch of PS4 exclusives, new pickups, and a bunch of other stuff. Dad of the Week:

Duration: 01:51:41

Episode 7-Eternal Champions, Tales of the Stay at Home Dad, and our Favorite Videogame Magazines

In this episode we discuss the video game book club game "Eternal Champions," discuss stay at home dadding, listener feedback and emails, and go down memory lane with our favorite gaming magazines of years past (before the internet screwed everything up). Eternal Champions:

Duration: 01:31:58

Episode 6 - Arcade memories, birthing class, Ninja Turtle pee pants, and Legend of Kage

Legend of Kage: Switch presentation: Turtles Arcade: Cover project:

Duration: 01:58:48

Episode 5 - Shinobi III, Monster Trucks, and Breast Feeding

This weeks “Videogame Book Club” pick Shinobi III. The next pick is “Legend of Kage” for NES. Shinobi III Action 52 Street slam with scottie pippen Charles Barkley Shut up and Jam Shaq Fu Funniness Gameboy Macro

Duration: 01:35:14

Episode 4 - Christmas, New Years, and Friday the 13th!

In this episode, we discuss our Christmas experiences, look forward to the new year, and discuss our videogame book club pick of Friday the 13th!

Duration: 01:44:26

Episode 3 - Nintendo Red Tent, Playstation Experience, Mario Run, and Dusty Diamond!

In this episode we discuss the recent PlayStation Experience, Beyond Two Souls, Until Dawn, the Nintendo Red Tent arcade, Super Mario Run, and plans for Christmas. We also discuss Dusty Diamond's Softball for the NES for our videogame book club. Red Tent: PlayStation Experience: Mario Run: Until Dawn: Beyond:...

Duration: 01:37:05

Episode 2 - Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Black Friday, and Bucky O'Hare!

In this episode we discuss Shane and Benjamin's trip to Portland, our Videogame book club pick of Bucky O'Hare, and Black Friday madness. Portland Retro Gaming Expo Bucky O'Hare Soundtrack Radical Reggie Metal Jesus Rocks Kacy da Game Nerd Gaming Historian...

Duration: 01:12:14

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