Coulrophobia – Vidjagame Apocalypse 337

Once-beloved children’s entertainers become blazing nightmare fuel in videogames, where white makeup and red noses are all but synonymous with sadism and murder. While this week’s Laser Time explores evil clowns in wider pop-culture, we’re drilling down to find five… Read more

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Clowns: Can They Be Killed? – Laser Time #392

It had to be done, Coulrophobics! With two new disturbing clown movies in theaters, we’re examining how this once wholesome embodiment of family amusement became a default icon of pure terror. Is it earned or is it irony? We’ll get to… Read more

By C.Ant | 0

Street Fighter II – Episode 001

Ready… Fight! The Fighting Game Wars miniseries begins with the granddaddy of them all — Capcom’s Street Fighter II. What led up to the launch of this iconic arcade? What were the ramifications? Why was this the first arcade game… Read more

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Haunted Arcade – Vidjagame Apocalypse 336

It’s our first show of October, and tradition dictates spooky content. So join us in welcoming Podouken cohost Adam, who’ll help us navigate through some of the most memorably fun horror-themed games ever to hit arcades. Then it’s on to… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 11

A Lesson in Corpsing – Laser Time #391

Kicking off yet another Laser Time Spooktober with a bit of a cheat, yet a wonderful excuse to return to one of our favorite topics: Saturday Night Live. The latter half of SNL’s almost fifty years on the air has… Read more

By C.Ant | 1

Introducing Podouken – An Arcade Podcast

A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and… Read more

By PastBlaster | 1

Full-Motion Audio – Vidjagame Apocalypse 335

Whether you think of them as “full-motion video,” “FMV,” or “a regrettable trend in game design,” cheesy interactive movies once seemed poised to take over the game industry – and with the help of MacWorld’s Leif Johnson, we brave stilted… Read more

By Wikiparaz | 6

Behind the Voice – Laser Time #390

Rejoice, cartoon lovers! This episode we’re talking about the animated inspiration behind your favorite cartoon characters. And no, we’re not just rattling off factoids you may already know, we’re letting the legendary voice actors explain themselves in their own words!

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Far From Hyrule – Vidjagame Apocalypse 334

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening makes its adorable comeback this week, so with the help of not one, but two towering guests – Chris Baker and Brett Elston – we dig into five of the best Zelda games that… Read more

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Making Fun of Hippies – Laser Time #389

Don’t like the way your generation or cause gets depicted by the mainstream media? Well, imagine being a hippie, perhaps the world’s safest target of ridicule throughout the last half-century. From the scorn of their late sixties heyday, to the… Read more

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