ARGcast - Another Retro Gaming Podcast

David Giltinan & Robert Workman

Another Retro Gaming Podcast, or ARGcast for short, is a celebration of the video games we grew up with. Listen up for the latest in retro gaming related news, an onslaught of amazing guests, loads of game code giveaways, and more. Subscribe and become an ARGonaut today!

All Episodes

Enjoy this look back on a number of amazing ARGcast moments put together all in one episode! There are interviews with the likes of Grant Kirkhope, John Tobias, Warren Spector, and Trip Hawkins, plus awesome/hilarious stories with friends of the show such as Bill Gardner, Candice Shane, HipHopGamer, and RedinFamy. Thank you to RetroZap for being a home for all these years. See you on the other side, ARGonauts! Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Jun 27

109 min

If you were a gamer in the '90s, chances are you had a magazine subscription (or two, or three). Electronic Gaming Monthly was a heavy hitter back then. And working for the magazine was as wild as you might imagine. Join David with EGM alum Dan "Shoe" Hsu, Shawn "Shawnimal" Smith, and Crispin Boyer as they chat about the wild moments that only they could get away with while working their dream jobs. Shoe on Twitter Shawn on Instagram Crispin on Amazon Mock EGM review for Ninjatown Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Jun 19

62 min

In this very special episode of ARGcast, David steps down from the hosting chair to give black voices the floor. Join in this enlightening discussion with Tanya "Cypheroftyr" DePass of I Need Diverse Games, Twitch streamer PleasantlyTwstd, Andre "Otakuman5000" Tipton of Real Otaku Gamer, Video Games Professor and D&D DM Shareef Jackson, Taylor Lyles of The Verge, and Twitch streamer Zombaekillz talking about black representation in games and the gaming industry, their own stories facing racism, and more. Black Lives Matter Carrd Cypheroftyr.com PleasantlyTwstd on Twitch Real Otaku Gamer ShareefJackson.com Taylor Lyles articles on The Verge Zombaekillz on Twitch Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Jun 12

62 min

David is joined by narrative game designer Xalavier Nelson Jr. to chat about his avian take on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games SkateBIRD! They also get into indie culture and the struggle behind game legitimacy. This episode is part of our effort to support more black creators within the gaming industry. Stay tuned next week for what will be our all black episode with prominent black content creators sharing their concerns and hopes within gaming. Xalavier on Twitter Strange Scaffold Patreon Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Jun 5

39 min

David has game designer and FGC advocate Adam Heart AKA "Keits" come on ARGcast to discuss the accessibility of fighting games, what EVO 2020 needs to do as an online-only event, and more! Be sure to follow Keits and check out his video below. Keits on Twitter Talking Netcode With Adam "Keits" Heart (YOUTUBE) Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

May 29

39 min

Get your pocket full of quarters, ARGonauts! We got "Pac-Man Fever" talking about the 40-year history of Namco's yellow muncher with world-class musician Jerry Buckner, Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, and fellow games writer Arjan Terpstra. Join us for conversations about everything Pac-Man including how it captured its audience, creator Toru Iwatani, and even a Dick Clark story! This week's news covers the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Arcade1Up making big profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Mike Tyson fighting for another Punch-Out!! game. The Stage of History welcomes the unconventional platformer Pac-Land. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways with two chances to claim the Nintendo Switch title Dig Dog. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Arcade game cabinet maker Arcade1Up sales surge during coronavirus pandemic Mike Tyson Wants to Make A New Punch-Out!! Game Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

May 22

74 min

Join David with game designer Shawn Alexander Allen to chat about his recently released turn-based beat 'em up RPG Treachery in Beatdown City! The conversation also turns to the beat 'em up genre, how New York is depicted in games like Double Dragon, stories of racial tension, and how those stories influenced the writing in his game. You can pick up Shawn's game now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and itch.io. Treachery in Beatdown City Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

May 16

74 min

Let your fists do the talking, ARGonauts! David celebrates the beat 'em up genre with The Throwdown Show's Tony Polanco and Tetris 99 wizard Big Cheese. That includes the heavy hitters like Final Fight and Double Dragon to more obscure titles such as... Ninja Baseball Bat Man? You heard that right! This week's news has us chatting about EVO 2020 getting flipped upside down because of the pandemic. That's followed by Robocop (and more!) coming to Mortal Kombat 11, Billy Mitchell fighting back for his Donkey Kong world record, and the Super Mario 64 PC port we deserve. The Stage of History has "turtle power" with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for Bookbound Brigade, then stay till the end for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this week? EVO 2020 will be an online-only event due to the pandemic RoboCop is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' on May 26th The fight over Donkey Kong’s former world record is going to court Super Mario 64 PC Port Supports 4K Resolution, Ray Tracing Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

May 9

102 min

Feel the romance in the air, ARGonauts! Game designer Aenne Schumann joins David and Candice this week to chat about her retro gaming-inspired Switch title Arcade Spirits, as well as dating video game characters. It gets as intimate and crazy as you can imagine. The news this week covers Ziggurat Interactive buying up more than a handful of 3DO titles, and Square-Enix putting retro Final Fantasy VII figures on sale. The Stage of History has us country living in the original Harvest Moon for SNES. Don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for magical girl shooter StarCrossed, then stick around (albeit briefly) for the shortest Random Select ever! Arcade Spirits PUBLISHER ZIGGURAT INTERACTIVE ACQUIRES 3DO GAMES CATALOG FROM PRISM ENTERTAINMENT These charming retro Final Fantasy 7 figures are now available to order Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

May 2

88 min

Feel those knuckles burning, ARGonauts? It's time for our Streets of Rage episode in anticipation of the fourth entry in this beloved beat 'em up series! The Throwdown Show's Tony Polanco and Chris Sealy join David to call for cop cars, take down Mr. X, and celebrate a staple in the Genesis library. The news this week gets into a couple of upcoming retro gaming remasters with Crysis and Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. That's followed by the original Leon Kennedy voice actor passing away, and Seinfeld getting the point-and-click adventure game treatment. The Stage of History completes the trifecta with the inclusion of Streets of Rage 3. Don't forget to nab the game code giveaway for Pawarumi, and then stay with us for another round of Random Select! Who could David be this time? ‘Crysis’ Remastered Officially Revealed Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is coming to Switch and PS4 next month Paul Haddad, voice of Resident Evil 2’s Leon Kennedy, has passed away This pitch for a Seinfeld video game would make Larry David proud Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Apr 24

75 min

Watch out for parasites, ARGonauts! Chris Souza of Pixel River PR and Candice Shane swing on by to chat about Capcom classic Resident Evil 4. We discuss everything from the transition away from tank controls, whether or not it's a "zombie game", the one-liners, and more! The news this week touches upon rumors of a Resident Evil 4 Remake that's in the works followed by a hospital using the Umbrella Corporation logo for tracking coronavirus cases. The Stage of History welcomes the limb-slicing, Resident Evil 4 inspired Dead Space, and don't forget to grab our game code giveaway for The Pit: Infinity. Then stick around for a one-man version of Random Select! Can Chris guess who David is this week? A Resident Evil 4 remake is coming in 2022 from a new studio, new reports say Hospital Is Using Umbrella Corporation's Logo from Resident Evil for Their COVID-19 Updates Folder Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Apr 18

72 min

We gotta save the planet, ARGonauts! Join in for a chat about the PlayStation classic Final Fantasy VII, including its beginnings on a Nintendo console, its impact on Western love for RPGs, and reminiscings of Chocobo racing. David's guests include music artist Grimecraft, Raw Fury's Garnett Lee, and Candice Shane who all share their love for this beloved title. The episode kicks off with console news both good (Intellivision Amico) and bad (Atari VCS), followed by some retro love in Streets of Rage 4, and the Pong RPG that's definitely no April Fools' joke. The Stage of History puts the spotlight on the broody Vincent Valentine in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. Don't forget to grab the Nintendo Switch game code giveaway, and stick around for a white knuckle round of Random Select! Who could David be this time? Retro console Amico receives 10,000 pre-sales in one week VCS Console Designer Suing Atari Over Breach of Contract Streets of Rage 4 includes retro music and character art Atari Is Developing an RPG Based Around the Legendary Classic 'Pong' MAKO ▸ Final Fantasy VII by Grimecraft (YOUTUBE) Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Apr 11

100 min

Time to get bloody, ARGonauts! Hunter Bond of Berzerk Studio joins the show, along with friend Jeremy Roughan, to discuss the NES influenced title Infernax. We get into its old school influences, and also what it's doing differently to separate itself from other retro-inspired indie titles. Our news this week covers the coronavirus encouraging people across the country to play video games as well as the WHO recommending to do just that. We also discuss the rumors of Mario remasters coming to Nintendo Switch, and which pack-in titles we're expecting to see with the Intellivision Amico. The Stage of History has us set towards side-scrolling adventure in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. And rejoice for the return of our retro gaming character game show segment Random Select! Lots of people are playing video games during coronavirus lockdowns WHO Encourages Playing Video Games Sources: Nintendo Switch 2020 line-up dominated by Mario games old and new INTELLIVISION AMICO LAUNCHING WITH SIX PACK-IN GAMES Infernax Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Apr 4

87 min

It all comes down to this, ARGonauts! Our March Madness retro gaming tournament reaches the end. Join David along with GameXplain's Ash Paulsen, Prima Games' Liana Ruppert, BioShock game designer Bill Gardner, and The Throwdown's Tony Polanco as they decide on the greatest retro games from the N64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. And then we have the final bracket to decide upon the greatest retro game of all time! Can you guess which one wins? Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Mar 28

113 min

Time to make your choices, ARGonauts! We conduct a March Madness tournament of our own with GameXplain's Ash Paulsen, Prima Games' Liana Ruppert, BioShock game designer Bill Gardner, and The Throwdown's Tony Polanco. David and his roundtable of guests vote on the greatest retro games to move forward in their respective console brackets to inch our way closer to the greatest retro game of all time! This is the first half of the tournament with brackets for NES, Genesis, SNES, and PS1. Check out episode 201 next week for the second half. Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Mar 21

145 min

David chats with old school game designer Dan Kitchen! Join us to hear stories about what it was like working at Activision in the '80s, and how he and his brother Garry designed games early in their careers. You'll also learn about the games Dan worked on such as The Simpsons: Bart vs the Space Mutants, Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit, and the new Atari 2600 game he's working on - Dan Kitchen's Gold Rush! Dan Kitchen Games Support ARGcast Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Mar 18

78 min

Time to shell out those bells, ARGonauts! David is joined again by Candice Shane as well as returning guest Taylor Lyles of The Verge to talk about the Animal Crossing franchise. We cover its humble beginnings as a Japan-only N64 title ported to GameCube, how it brings in a wide demographic of gamers, and the mental health benefits it brings. We kick off the news on a couple of coronavirus related stories with E3 2020 canceled and the TurboGrafx-16 Mini delayed indefinitely. That's followed by former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime looking to save GameStop, the Nintendo PlayStation auction coming to an end, and Panzer Dragoon going VR. The Stage of History celebrates Animal Crossing with a deep dive into the game that started it all. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaway for Azure Saga: Pathfinder for Switch! E3 2020 is officially canceled due to coronavirus TurboGrafx-16 Mini delayed after coronavirus shuts down production GameStop appoints Reggie Fils-Aimé to board of directors Rare Nintendo Play Station console sells for $360,000 at auction Sega Saturn classic 'Panzer Dragoon' is getting the VR treatment Animal Crossing and Mental Health (YOUTUBE) Follow David (Twitter / Instagram) | Follow ARGcast (Twitter / Facebook) Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join the Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! 👾

Mar 14

111 min

David sits down with famed game design couple The Coles (Corey and Lori) about working on the Quest for Glory series, keeping classic adventure games alive with Hero-U, and what the future of the genre looks like. If you are a fan of adventure gaming, high fantasy, and puns, then you won't want to miss out on this talk with the adorable game design couple The Coles! Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Mar 11

47 min

Hit the ice, ARGonauts! ESPN esports commentator (and ARGcast fan) Arda Ocal comes on the show to share his thoughts on where retro games fit into the world of competitive gaming. And Candice Shane comes back on the show with her lovely commentary, including a story on how she catfished her brother through a create-a-player mode. The news this week kicks off with our brutally honest opinions on the return of Tiger Electronics. That's followed by the Halo PC port bringing back retro sounds, DuckTales Remastered returning to digital stores, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare putting their own spin on Tamagotchi. The Stage of History celebrates the beloved hockey title NHL ' 94 (along with Arda's own love for it). And don't forget to also grab our game code giveaway for 3,000th Duel for Nintendo Switch. These '90s handheld games are making a comeback and available for preorder right now Halo: Combat Evolved PC Players Are Getting New Retro Sound Options DuckTales: Remastered is quack… we mean, BACK on digital storefronts! The most disturbing video game cosmetic is this Call of Duty Tamagotchi that feeds off your kills Follow David | Follow ARGcast Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join the Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Mar 7

81 min

Another PAX East bites the dust with no coronavirus in sight! Join David as he shares what he got to play and experience on the show floor from NES-styled indie titles to obscure professional wrestlers! Stick around till the end also for the audio version of the Celebrating 35 Years of Tetris panel David was a part of. You can also watch the video below. PAX East | Celebrating 35 Years of Tetris (YOUTUBE) Who is Robert Workman? (YOUTUBE) Follow David | Follow ARGcast Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join the Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Mar 4

115 min

Join David as he chats with Electronic Arts founder and games industry icon Trip Hawkins. Topics covered include the beginnings of EA, 3DO regrets, and even the age-old "violence in video games" discussion. Be sure to also listen for Trip's thoughts on Nintendo's business practices, cyberbullying, and a conversation with a pirater of his games. There's a load of juicy nuggets here whether you're simply a gaming fan or are intrigued by the inner business dealings during major moments in the industry. Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 28

58 min

Steer clear of that coronavirus, ARGonauts! It's time for our big preview before PAX East once again hits Boston. Evan Bourgault (Boston Bastard Brigade) and Andrew Peggs (Marooner's Rock) come on to look over the games we're planning to see on the show floor. We also have interviews from Robert's visit with Tripwire talking about the upcoming titles Maneater and Chivalry II. You can also check these titles out on the PAX show floor. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 26

75 min

Clear those lines as fast as you can, ARGonauts! Tetris writer and overall fanatic Morgan Shaver joins us to celebrate the puzzle franchise that took the world by storm. This week's news drops some real bricks on us starting with the shocking break-in at Pink Gorilla Games. That's followed by the equally surprising leak of Starcraft: Ghost, a couple of retro gaming mods for Doom II and Super Mario Sunshine, and the Evercade showing some Atari Lynx love. The Stage of History welcomes the super popular Game Boy version of Tetris. Robert then looks at puzzle gaming in a new perspective with Blockout during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Family Tree and Blazing Beaks. World-Famous Gaming Store Pink Gorilla Was Robbed Last Weekend Someone reportedly uploaded a playable build of StarCraft: Ghost online Doom II gets Zombies Ate My Neighbors makeover in new mod Modder Manages To Recreate Super Mario Sunshine In Super Mario 64 Atari Lynx Cartridge Confirmed with 17 games for Evercade Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 21

59 min

Wonder no more, ARGonauts! Kelsey Lewin returns to drop some serious knowledge on the "swan song" of Gunpei Yokoi - the WonderSwan. Join in to learn about this series of handhelds that continued the spirit of the original Game Boy, and how Gunpei truly defined Nintendo's design philosophy. The news this week kicks off with the auctioning of the Nintendo Play Station prototype as well as the drama surrounding it. That's followed by some obscure titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online, a new 2D Ninja Gaiden proposed, and the Atari VCS flirting with cross-play functionality. This week's Stage of History celebrates the beloved Final Fantasy IV. Robert also shares his impressions of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways! Nintendo Play Station Super NES CD-ROM Prototype (AUCTION) February’s Nintendo Switch Online update includes two SNES games previously unavailable in US and two NES oddities Blazing Chrome developer wants to make a 16-bit Ninja Gaiden 4 ATARI, WONDER BRING US THE CROSS-PLATFORM GAMING OF OUR DREAMS Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 15

62 min

Make your music retro, ARGonauts! Techno music artist Remute comes on to chat with David about how and why he releases albums on SNES/Genesis carts and even floppy disks. Be sure to check out the album The Cult of Remute releasing on March 30th using the links below. Remute on Bandcamp Remute on Facebook Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 11

26 min

Put those boots on the ground, ARGonauts! We're storming the Call of Duty franchise this week from its World War II beginnings to its rebirth in the modern age. Modern Warfare, Black Ops, handheld spinoffs - we cover them all, plus reading off memories playing these popular games from listeners like YOU! This week's news kicks off with the surprise that Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company. That's followed by Platinum Games going to Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101, a Double Dragon / Kunio-kun bundle that has us hyped, and techno artist Remute putting his music on retro cartridges. The Stage of History welcomes the mega-popular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Robert then takes war on the go with Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified during Obscura. And be sure to grab our game code giveaways for Black Paradox and One Finger Death Punch 2. Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company Platinum calls The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter 'an original case,' will not rely on it frequently Double Dragon and Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle Announced Techno artist Remute is launching an album on a SNES cartridge Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Feb 8

64 min

Take out Jason once and for all, ARGonauts! 8-Bit Steve is our guest this week to talk about speedrunning and the community around it. He also tells us about his upcoming strategy guide series called The Easy Way that teaches you how to beat hard games no matter your skill level starting with the infamous NES title Friday the 13th. This week's news starts with word that Atari is opening its own line of hotels for gamers. That's followed by returning favorites coming to Samurai Shodown and a long lost Super Famicom game sees the light of day. The Stage of History has us battling the purple-clad Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th. Robert then goes swashbuckling in The Pirates of Dark Water during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Blazing Beaks and OMG Zombies! 8-Bit Steve The Easy Way: Friday the 13th | An Unofficial NES Guide ATARI HOTELS FIRST EVER VIDEO GAME-THEMED HOTEL IS COMING “Samurai Shodown” Reveals Second Season DLC Characters Cooly Skunk: how a lost Super NES game was miraculously recovered via satellite download Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Jan 31

65 min

We got a bone to pick with you, ARGonauts! David sits down with Fabraz founder Fabian Rastorfer about Skellboy which is the next game being released under his company's umbrella. They also discuss the state of indie games on Nintendo Switch and in the foreseeable future. [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/argcast/ARGcastMini35.mp3" artist="ARGcast" social="false" image="https://www.retrozap.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ARGcast-newRZlogo.jpg"] Listen to the episode to learn about this unique action RPG where you swap body parts and save the day as an unlikely hero. Check out the links below to learn more and preorder. Skellboy for Nintendo Switch Skellboy for Steam Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Jan 29

22 min

Let's rock out, ARGonauts! We're joined by our good friend "StarSlay3r" Ciji Thornton to chat about the Guitar Hero franchise. Hear us chat about what made this series so great, how Clone Hero has kept the community going, and how Ciji got into the competitive scene. The news this week kicks off with presidential candidate Joe Biden expressing his disdain for game developers. That's followed by a heartwarming tale of a father helping his disabled daughter play video games, a Mortal Kombat collection potentially leaked, and the Kunio-kun / River City franchise breaking into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Stage of History has us raising our plastic instruments for the first time with the original Guitar Hero. Robert then lets his hair loose in Guitar Hero: Van Halen during Obscura. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for She Remembered Caterpillars and One Finger Death Punch. Joe Biden says video game makers are 'little creeps' who make 'games to teach you how to kill people' Dad builds Nintendo games controller for disabled daughter Mortal Kombat Kollection Online Rated By PEGI, And It's Bringing The "Klassics" To Switch Smash Bros. Ultimate Hosts Kunio-kun Event Later This Week, Four New Spirits Up For Grabs Follow David | Follow Robert Find episode clips on our YouTube playlist! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming.

Jan 24

70 min

Take us on the go, ARGonauts! We're joined by Polygon and Kotaku founder Brian Crecente in this heavily informative episode on the history of handheld gaming. We talk about Nintendo (of course), but also shine a spotlight on the lesser-known consoles. Gizmondo? N-Gage? Cybiko? We cover them all! This week's news is jam-packed starting with PlayStation skipping E3 (again) and new details on the Super Nintendo World theme park. That's followed by Awesome Games Done Quick shattering records, Limited Run releasing Streets of Rage 4, Super Mario Bros. running on an Intellivision II, and Rogue One writer Gary Whitta eyeing Star Fox. The Stage of History shows some Neo Geo Pocket Color love with Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure. Robert then takes to the skies with After Burner: Black Falcon for PSP during Obscura. And if you're a PlayStation Vita fan, don't forget to grab our game codes for NightCry and Collar X Malice. PlayStation is skipping E3 2020 Japan’s Super Nintendo World theme park will feature smart Mario-themed wristbands Awesome Games Done Quick Shatters Fundraising Record at Its 10th Anniversary Event Limited Run Games announces Streets of Rage 4 physical release (TWITTER) Super Mario Bros on Intellivision (YOUTUBE) Rogue One’s writer wants to make a Star Fox film The Evolution of Handheld Video Gaming in 17 Consoles Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Jan 18

101 min

Our first recording of 2020 has us look back at one of the first CD-ROM systems in history, the 3DO! Tony Polanco, Emilio Lopez, and Adam Vale of The Throwdown Show join us to share their personal thoughts and history on the shortlived console that had big dreams but an even bigger price tag. Plus 3DO memories from listeners like YOU! Our news this week covers what happened for retro gaming at CES starting with Arcade1up cabinets revealed for NBA Jam, Burgertime, Zen Studios pinball tables, and more. That's followed by Super Retro Champ making your SNES and Genesis carts portable, as well as Retron Jr. putting Game Boy games on your TV. The Stage of History celebrates 3DO platformer Gex. Robert then gets spooky with Doctor Hauzer during Obscura. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for Nogalious MSX and Freedom Finger. Arcade1up Introduces Online-Enabled NBA Jam Cabinet, Burger Time Special Edition, 3/4 Scale Pinball Machines and More The Super Retro Champ Plays SNES and Sega Genesis Cartridges, Bringing Peace to Retro Gaming New Console Lets You Relive Game Boy's Glory Days on Your TV Rediscovering Guitar Hero Live (YOUTUBE) Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Jan 11

103 min

It's the year 2000, ARGonauts! And we're only going forward from there as Ash Paulsen (GameXplain), Evan Bourgault (Boston Bastard Brigade) and Andre Tipton (Real Otaku Gamer) join us to chat about our favorite games from 2000 to 2009. Which year wins out in the end? 2020 has finally come upon us which means the 2000s are now officially retro (according to us at least)! Halo: Combat Evolved, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Minecraft, and more are discussed here in this super-sized ARGcast Mini. Happy New Year! Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Jan 4

95 min

Yippee ki yay, ARGonauts! Join us with RetroZap podfather Joe Tavano as we look back at the Die Hard video games in history. John McClane would be proud of this one. Just watch out for the glass! We look back to all the titles from the NES disasterpiece to a long lost N64 shooter that never saw the light of day. Enjoy our retrospective, and Happy Holidays! the video games of Diehard - retrospective (YouTube) Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Dec 2019

29 min

It's the end of the year, ARGonauts! That means it's time to get a group of our buddies (and nuggies) together for a look back at what we loved and hated in 2019. It's not quite retro gaming, but plenty of games certainly gave us that nostalgic feel. The news this week has us checking out big gaming announcements such as Resident Evil 3 Remake, Axiom Verge 2, and more. That's followed by Kojima and Konami possibly reconciling to make a new Silent Hill, Bayonetta and Vanquish coming back in a package deal, a Disney remake in the works, and Death Stranding gets the "demake" treatment. In Stage of History, we celebrate gaming coming together with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Robert then goes portable with the Game Boy Color title Resident Evil Gaiden during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Corporate America and ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. Resident Evil 3 Remake Announced, Out In April Nintendo Switch - Indie World Showcase - 12.10.2019 Hideo Kojima is in Talks With Konami to Work on New Silent Hill, Says Rumor Bayonetta and Vanquish anniversary bundle is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next year Disney action game remake apparently in the works for Switch Death Stranding Remade as Retro Video Game Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Dec 2019

92 min

Blow out the candles, ARGonauts! PlayStation is now 25 years old. And what better guests to have on than the king and queen of the brand HipHopGamer and REDinFamy? We discuss what makes PlayStation special, our first experiences, favorite games, and a "video game desert island" with the lineup of Sony's consoles. Plus we have responses from listeners like YOU! Our news kicks off with more trouble for the Atari VCS console. That's followed by a leak for Resident Evil 3 Remake, Super Mario Maker 2 getting a LEGENDARY update, and Game Grumps discovering a long lost piece of gaming history. The Stage of History inducts the legendary Lara Croft with Tomb Raider II. Robert then puts on his Phil Hartman impression with Blasto during Obscura. And don't forget to also check out our game code giveaways for Niffelheim and Mutant Football League. Atari delays crowdfunded VCS console deliveries until spring Resident Evil 3 Remake cover art leaks ahead of official announcement Super Mario Maker 2’s Zelda Update Gives the Game Whole New Life Lost piece of gaming history UNCOVERED (YouTube) Soviet Jump Game OFFICIAL TRAILER Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!! coming to Nintendo Switch Online in December Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Dec 2019

104 min

Better brush up on your Simlish, ARGonauts! MeToo Kit co-founder Madison Campbell joins us to talk about why The Sims games are not only fun but important also. We get into the spark that started its mega-popular reign, our favorite moments, and listener responses. This week's news starts off with word that Amazon is coming out with its own streaming console a la Google Stadia. That's followed by rumors of Metroid titles for Switch, as well as a couple of Pokemon fan projects for old school fans of the franchise. The Stage of History takes us into the neighborhood with The Sims 2. Robert then goes undercover with MySims Agents during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Evergarden and ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. Amazon Could Enter the Game Streaming Race Next Year Google Stadia wants to be the future of gaming. So do Microsoft, Sony and Amazon Rumor: Super Metroid Remake and Metroid Prime Trilogy HD are coming to Nintendo Switch Pokemon Sword and Shield Player Gives Games Retro Openings Artist makes awesome 3D models out of Game Boy Pokémon sprites The Sims 3: The funniest patch notes Activision May Be Working On Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remakes Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Nov 2019

57 min

Get revenge and collect those capsule toys, ARGonauts! Game developer Matt Conn comes back on the show to look back at the 20-year-old Shenmue series in celebration of the long-awaited third title's release. Why was the original game so important? How was Yu Suzuki keeping the franchise alive despite inadequate sales? What makes Shenmue III feel like no time has passed? We get into all that plus responses from listeners like YOU! Our news this week starts with a new Half-Life game announced... but for VR. That's followed by N64 sales soaring, R.O.B. making a comeback, and Chrono Cross gets the orchestral treatment. Robert also brings up a late-breaking story on a new Crash Bandicoot possibly in the works. The Stage of History takes us to Hong Kong in Shenmue II. Robert then jumps into his forklift in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles and ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. Half-Life: Alyx: What we know about Valve’s upcoming full-length VR game Nintendo 64’s eBay consoles sales rocket up 205% over 2018 Tiny Goggles Turn Nintendo's R.O.B. Accessory Into the Worst Smartphone-Controlled Personal Assistant Materia Collective Releases Chrono Cross Tribute Album to Celebrate the Game’s 20th Anniversary A NEW CRASH BANDICOOT GAME IS REPORTEDLY IN DEVELOPMENT Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert

Nov 2019

80 min

Are you OK, ARGonauts? BUSTAH WOLF! Andre Tipton of Real Otaku Gamer joins us late for our in-depth discussion on the Fatal Fury franchise in celebration of Terry Bogard being added in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. We get into the Game Gear game as well as responses from listeners like YOU! Just beware of any high-rise buildings. Robert kicks off our news roundup with his fresh takes on Xbox announcements from XO19. That's followed by reactions of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, the #GameFreakLied controversy surrounding Pokemon, and 8BitDo releasing a mouse for NES fans. The Stage of History has us talking about the now 20-year-old Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Robert then lets it all loose with Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for One Finger Death Punch 2 and 3000th Duel. Everything Announced at X019 Sonic the Hedgehog’s movie look is fixed following fan outcry #GAMEFREAKLIED TRENDS ON TWITTER: 'POKÉMON SWORD AND SHIELD' DATA LEAK SUGGESTS REUSED MODELS 8BITDO'S NES-THEMED MOUSE IS LEGITIMATELY COOL Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Nov 2019

75 min

From Metal Gear Solid to Boktai, we look back at the career of esteemed game developer Hideo Kojima. Tony and Emilio of The Throwdown join us to decipher what makes a Kojima game special, our personal favorites, and responses from listeners like YOU! This week's news has us catching up with what happened at BlizzCon 2019.  That's followed by Terry Bogard officially landing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a Pac-Man maze you can experience in real life. The Stage of History looks back at the beloved and controversial Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Robert then praises the sun with Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand during Obscura. Don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for The Spectrum Retreat and Zone of the Enders. BLIZZCON 2019 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 'DIABLO 4' AND 'OVERWATCH 2' OVERSHADOWED BY HONG KONG CONTROVERSY Terry Bogard From the FATAL FURY Series Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today Pac-Man-inspired maze coming to Orlando next year Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Nov 2019

95 min

Do you fight for the Alliance or the Horde, ARGonauts? Twitch streamer AbsoluteKaty chats with us about her favorite moments and memories from the hugely popular World of Warcraft 15 years since its launch. We also talk about the much-maligned movie and read responses from listeners like YOU! The news this week starts with the leaks from BlizzCon 2019 before the event's start including Overwatch 2 and the next WoW expansion. That's followed by the Fatal Frame producer wanting to bring his series to Nintendo Switch, and also a mini arcade cabinet of Dragon's Lair hitting Kickstarter. The Stage of History appropriately enough dives into World of Warcraft before Robert goes back to its roots with Warcraft: Orcs & Humans during Obscura. Don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for One Finger Death Punch and Ash of Gods. Art For Overwatch 2 and New World of Warcraft Expansion Leaked Fatal Frame Producer Wants To Make A New Game For The Switch RepliCade: Mini Dragons Lair Arcade Machine Replica (Kickstarter) Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Nov 2019

75 min

Retrotainment Games' Tim Hartman makes history by releasing the first homebrew game on Nintendo Switch! Listen to us chat about Haunted Halloween '86, his upcoming release Full Quiet, how he's helping bring Earthworm Jim back, and having a band's album on an NES cart. You can pick up Haunted Halloween '86 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam, or NES cartridge. Check out the links below for more information. Retrotainment Games HAUNTED: Halloween '86 for Nintendo Switch Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

30 min

Happy Halloween, ARGonauts! We get spooky scary talking about the Castlevania franchise with whips fan Andrew Moretti. Join us for a talk on what makes this beloved Konami franchise so special and how it can be great again! This week's news kicks off with a pricey but impressive handheld console by Analogue. That's followed by a dentist acquiring the most expensive retro gaming collection and WWE NXT champion Adam Cole sharing his favorite retro titles. The Stage of History whips us into shape with Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Robert fast forwards to Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for Rising Hell and Blazing Beaks. No tricks, only treats here! Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate retro gaming portable Dentist Acquires Treasure Trove Of Rare Retro Games For $1.02 Million Adam Cole Talks Retro Gaming, WWE 2K20, And The Pressure Of Live NXT Aladdin and The Lion King Switch ‘Retro Editions’ and iam8bit ‘Legacy Cartridge’ editions announced Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

62 min

We're getting deadly and sexy, ARGonauts! Patron MegaDaffy comes on the show again to chat about the Dead or Alive franchise with us. That includes the main fighting game series as well as the spinoff beach volleyball titles. Fan service, ahoy! The news starts with a Galaga-like shooter which was temporarily added into Fortnite. That's followed by League of Legends expanding its horizons, Limited Run catering to Star Wars fans, and a rhythm fighting game with a gay pride theme (and pixelated Vladimir Putin?). This week's Stage of History pregames our main topic with the first Dead or Alive. Robert then hits the sand with Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball for Obscura. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for Fantasy Strike and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid! Here’s how to play the Fortnite minigame while you wait for season 11 League of Legends is officially getting a fighting game League Of Legends Announced For Console And Mobile Limited Run Games re-releasing Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Star Wars Racer Revenge Premium Edition (PS4) Pride Run is a party-popping rhythm game with Vladimir Putin as a final boss How can you help Hong Kong protests from abroad #StandwithHongKong Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

64 min

You're surrounded, ARGonauts! Rose City Games founder Will Lewis joins us to chat about his upcoming twin-stick shooter Cat Lady as well as the history of the genre. Get ready hold onto those sticks and never let go! The news this week starts off with the major announcement that PlayStation 5 is releasing on holiday 2020. That's followed by the Nintendo PlayStation prototype going on sale, the Atari VCS architect quitting, Bully 2 canceled, and how a teenager got Doom working on a McDonald's cash register. This week's Stage of History has us blasting robots in Robotron: 2084. Then Robert goes over the top with Total Carnage in Obscura. And don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for Big Drunk Satanic Massacre and Assault Android Cactus. PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020 The Rare Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Is Going Up For Sale Atari VCS architect quits, citing six months of missed payments Bully 2 Development Has Allegedly Ceased, Game Scrapped Guy Gets Doom Running On A McDonald's Cash Register Adi Shankar working on another video game TV series, this time for Far Cry 3 Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

83 min

Feeling nostalgic, ARGonauts? You're in the right place! We welcome our friends and past guests Jakejames Lugo, Taylor Lyles, and Ash Paulsen of GameXplain to share our earliest gaming memories. Get ready to feel old with this one if you remember these titles! Also, JJ and Tay tell us about their new gaming podcast BootUp. The news this week starts with the Atari VCS getting thousands of games through Antstream. That's followed by a retro racer by Honda, the prototype N64 controller discovered, The House of The Dead coming back, and more Aladdin retro gaming than we bargained for! This week's Stage of History has us on the chase with Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Robert then takes up a construction job with Hard Hat Mack during Obscura. And don't forget to also grab our game code giveaways for Captain Cat and Freedom Finger. BootUp: A Video Game Podcast Atari VCS is getting thousands of retro games Honda partners with Reddit for retro racing video game Video Game Preservationist Finds Rare Prototype N64 Controller and the Joystick That Should've Been The House Of The Dead 1 and 2 remakes officially announced Disney Classic Games Includes Final Cut Version Of Aladdin With All-New Level Sections PlayStation Now Subscriptions Start at $9.99 Monthly Don't Copy That Floppy Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

96 min

Get ready to BARF some coins, ARGonauts! David sits down with the game directors of River City Girls in this ARGcast Mini. Adam Tierney and Bannon Rudis of WayForward chat about what went into creating a whole new game in the longrunning Kunio-kun franchise. They also share what made the series successful and loved for over 33 years. Be sure to check out more information on River City Girls using the link below. River City Girls Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Oct 2019

27 min

Ready those Koopa shells, ARGonauts! GameXplain head honcho Andre Segers power slides his way onto the show to talk about Nintendo's beloved racing franchise Mario Kart. We also give our impressions of the just-released mobile title Mario Kart Tour and also read your responses on favorite Mario Kart games. This week's news kicks off with the announcement of games included in the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro. That's followed by Bandai-Namco suing over Ms. Pac-Man, the frontman of Korn professing his love for gaming, an 89-year-old grandma doing the same, and the discovered origins of the Punch-Out theme! The Stage of History offers double the fun with the GameCube hit Mario Kart: Double Dash. Robert then gets kooky with Konami Krazy Racers during Obscura. And don't forget to nab our game code giveaways for Contra: Rogue Corps and Renzo Racer. NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro title lineup, key features announced Bandai Namco sues throwback console maker over Ms. Pac-Man mini-cabinet Korn's Frontman Wishes More Games Had Easy Modes 89-Year-Old Grandma Says Video Games Keep Her Mind Sharp The “Punch-Out!!” intro theme was lifted from a 1950s boxing show Mario Kart: Virtual Cup - Gameplay Footage (Cancelled Virtual Boy Game) Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Sep 2019

80 min

Ready that spread shot, ARGonauts! Robert dives in with an all-new Contra in this special Mini episode. He speaks with friends of the show Tony Polanco and Emilio Lopez at the event held by Konami. There's even a word in with esteemed series director Nobuya Nakazato about the new game, his previous work with Contra III: The Alien Wars, and more! You can find more information on Contra: Rogue Corps using the link below. Contra: Rogue Corps (Konami) Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice

Sep 2019

40 min

We are joined by none other than MetalJesusRocks himself Jason Lindsey to chat about all things Sierra! The company that was near and dear to his heart was at the top of the PC gaming industry back when he worked there, and so he chats with us about its history, stories, and library of games released.  The news this week starts off with early word on what to expect from the format of E3 2020. That's followed by a leaked video of GameStop's new redesign, remasters of Splatterhouse and Klonoa possibly coming our way, and Analogue giving new life to your CRT TVs. This week's Stage of History welcomes Sierra's crown jewel Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. Robert then squishes some "cockaroaches" in Scarface: The World is Yours during Obscura. And don't forget to grab our game code giveaways for The Thin Silence and ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. E3 2020 could be massively different from previous game shows GameStop's Store Redesign Leaked Bandai Namco Trademarks 'Encore' Editions for Splatterhouse, Mr. Driller, Klonoa, and More Only Die-Hard Retro Gamers Will Want This Box That Lets Modern Consoles Connect to Old-School Tube TVs Here’s why crusty, old CRT monitors are still better than modern gaming displays Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice  

Sep 2019

104 min

Candice Shane officially joins us as the third head of the ARGcast hydra celebrating 20 years of the Sega Dreamcast! We talk about what made the console ahead of its time, what modern gaming still takes from it to this day, and our favorite games. Plus we read comments from listeners like YOU! We catch up with the news this week starting with SNES games landing on Nintendo Switch Online. That's followed by SNK's latest NEOGEO hardware, a new ChuChu Rocket coming to Apple Arcade, Colonel Sanders getting sexy in a KFC dating sim. The Stage of History welcomes in the unique online multiplayer game ChuChu Rocket. Robert rushes into battle with Alien Front Online during Obscura. Be sure to grab our game code giveaways, then stick with us for the FINAL (for now) round of Random Select! Who could Candice be? Got a question, comment, or suggestion for the show? Email us or send a tweet! Check out our Patreon to help support the show and get cool perks along the way. Also, join our Discord room to chat all things retro gaming. See you there! Follow David | Follow Robert | Follow Candice  

Sep 2019

85 min

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