Pong – Episode 034

A new miniseries kicks off with “the dumbest, simplest game ever made” – Pong! You’ll want to sit in on this history lesson as we recount the origin of video arcade games which includes hippy candles, Nolan Bushnell, celestial bodies,… Read more

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Podouken Does Insert Coin

Insert Coin is a new Documentary released by Director Joshua Tsui and Writer Andrew Hayward that discusses the history of the Midway arcade teams responsible for several smash hits of the 90’s. The Podouken Crew watched this together and provided… Read more

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Pac-Man 1984 Plus – Episode 033

We hit the Pac-pot of obscure Pac-Man games as we cover the Pac arcade games from 1984 to current: Pac smuggles fairies across borders in Pac-Land, enters the isometric 3D world in Pac-Mania, goes virtual in Pac-Man VR, fights to… Read more

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Pac-Man 1983 – Episode 032

We go Pac in time to review the Pac-Man games of 1983: Pac & Pal, Professor Pac-Man, and Jr. Pac-Man. Namco and Bally/Midway are not happy with each other and it’s leading to a messy divorce. Pac-Man gets a pal… Read more

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Pac-Man 1982 – Episode 031

Our Pac-xploration continues as we talk about the remaining Pac-Man games of 1982: Pac-Man Plus, Super Pac-Man, and Baby Pac-Man. Bally and Midway get into “quantity over quality”, Namco follows up Puck-Man with their first official sequel, and pinball (which… Read more

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Ms. Pac-Man – Episode 030

Honey, doncha you know, she’s more than Pac-Man with a bow! The Pac series continues with the ultimate genderbend – Ms. Pac-Man. We waka-waka-walka through the crazy origins of the best Pac-Man game (don’t AtGames us) as we explore its… Read more

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Pac-Man – Episode 029

It’s time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man with the start of all Pac miniseries! Podouken finally talks about the big yellow ball in the room, NAMCO’s Pac-Man. We delve into the often recounted (and often incorrect) history of… Read more

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Virtual On – Episode 028

We get in the damn robot and play some of Sega’s Virtual On! The final Listeners’ Choice episode takes on your second/third/fourth favorite brand of giant, bipedal, murder robots. Listen as Borelo, Madlle, and Rod-TGH tell of the history and… Read more

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The Outfoxies – Episode 027

I OFFER YOU 80,000 SWISS FRANCS TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE.* The second Listeners’ Choice is all about the first arena fighter – the precursor to Super Smash Bros. – NAMCO’s The Outfoxies. Join a full house of co-hosts as… Read more

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Quiz & Dragons – Episode 026

Shall we play a game? For the first episode of the Listeners’ Choice miniseries we distill Capcom’s trivia arcade game, Quiz & Dragons, back to its truest form – a board game! Who will win the trivia battle of 80s… Read more

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Arcade Obscura (2P Brawlers) – Episode 25

HOLY SH…EBOYGEN! It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice for underrated or underappreciated two-player beat ‘em up game. PastBlaster brings us a game from a familiar company that uses six-buttons to possess and… Read more

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The Combatribes – Episode 024

CYBORGS AIN’T LADIES!! We grab Technos Japan’s ultra-violent and over-the-top The Combatribes by the heels and take it for a spin – and have a lot of fun doing it! Join us as we rediscover this often overlooked beat ‘em… Read more

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Final Fight – Episode 023

  Episode 023 – Final Fight   The Mad Gears must pay. We are joined by special guest co-host Chris Antista to discuss Capcom’s Final Fight! Capcom goes “huge and cool” to bring us one of the best beat ‘em… Read more

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Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja – Episode 022

Are you a bad enough dude or dudette to listen to this episode? That’s right, we’re talking about the game that sounds like it was made by an 80s word generator (and probably was) – Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja. The… Read more

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Golden Axe – Episode 021

What do you get when you mix a little Rambo, a lot of Conan, some Altered Beast, throw in some swords and sorcery, and put it all on a PCB that likes to kill itself? Golden Axe! Somehow this is… Read more

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Double Dragon – Episode 020

A new miniseries kicks (and punches) off with twin brothers trying to rescue their one lover — Technos Japan’s Double Dragon. What 1970s film did Technos use for inspiration to bring about the age of the arcade brawler? How many… Read more

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Arcade Obscura (Puzzlers) – Episode 019

It’s time to put all the pieces together and finish the Puzzlers miniseries with our choices for the overlooked or obscure games in the genre. What virtual insanity leads us to consider Jamiroquai a villain? Can Windows screensavers make compelling… Read more

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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo – Episode 018

Capcom brings us the perfect mix of fisticuffs with gem debuffs – plus a heavy dose of chibi – with Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. What is the connection between puzzles and violence that makes us love this game so… Read more

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