Death Race – Episode 040

Warning: Listening discretion is advised. We hold a serious discussion about the first truly controversial arcade game – Death Race. What led Exidy to release this death simulator upon an unsuspecting public? How did something so outrageously graphic make its… Read more

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Arcade Obscura : Sportsball – Episode 039

It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice of underrated or underappreciated sports-based arcade game. PastBlaster serves up a gorgeous attract mode, but may not deliver on the gameplay. Mr. SNK comes out of… Read more

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NFL Blitz – Episode 038

It all comes down to this! We hit the highlights from the best arcade football game – Midway’s NFL Blitz. The Jamming of sports continues as Midway hunts for their next hit and scores a touchdown with a new technology…. Read more

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NBA Jam – Episode 037

It’s our 37th episode (in a row) and we’re crashing the net with our most requested sports game – NBA Jam. We break down all the boomshakala basics and dig deep to uncover some little known facts with the help… Read more

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Neo Turf Masters – Episode 036

It’s time to hit the links with maybe the best arcade golf game, but definitely the best Neo Geo golf game – Neo Turf Masters! We put skin in the game by exploring the Major Titles that led up to… Read more

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Punch-Out! – Episode 035

It’s (somehow) our first Nintendo episode! And just like real life we wait until our mid-thirties to get into Nintendo games. We talk about a sports game way before its time – Punch-Out!! How did a company directive to use… Read more

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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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