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Every week, join Erik Robinson and Zane – sometimes known as the Man With No Voice – as they discuss all things gaming – from the classics to the contemporary, from the human faces behind the games to the nostalgic memories that keep us playing to celebrations and satires of the medium we love. ARCADE TIRED is the video game comedy podcast the regular folk ain’t ready for!
 
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The much-hyped Evercade dropped earlier this year and appears to have been a commercial success but is the thing any good? Nathan's sent us a unit to review which Adrian promptly bought off him (bit of a clue how this is gonna go there). James joins us in Keith's absence for a chat about said item and also the worth of physical media in this day an…
 
Our Mega Drive Top 25 was such a disaster we thought we'd do it all again for its older brother! No spoilers (as usual) but we can divulge that we've brought in our resident 'Master System' specialist to make up the numbers and mix it up. Please welcome our good bud James to the podcast! Rob takes up hosting responsibilities for this one. Fancy dis…
 
*Warning - this podcast contains adult themes (LOL) so it's up to you to shield your offspring or those of a sensitive disposition. Or let them loose on the madness!* Adult theme jokes aside we're back! With another gaming myths podcast! I'd like to say it's because the first one went so well but it's due to the fact that Adrian found too many to f…
 
This has been a long (ish) time coming. Covid poses its own problems but it also opens up new opportunities. We invited three of our mates from the other side of the world - ...Since Spacies (Brian); Sega Master Tim (Tim); and The Top Loader (Todd) - to do battle with us over the airwaves. Well, not quite... The boys join Ade and Dylan for a chat a…
 
Blaze's Evercade handheld is a fantastic way to enjoy a curated, physical collection of officially licensed retro games -- including some rare, unusual stuff that hasn't previously been localised. Pete and Chris delve into the first ten cartridges and pick out some favourites.0:00 - Welcome1:39 - News (Tormented Souls, Astro City Mini, Go! Go! 5D G…
 
Oh we've a real treat for you SEGA fans this week! SEGA's 'Mr No' Michael Latham, the Eternal Champions creator had a mammoth chat (over two hours) with our Adrian about everything and anything! We won't spoil the surprise too much but our highlights include Michael covering his time working at Activision (Ghostbusters/Power Drift), meeting (and wi…
 
*Warning - this podcast contains adult themes so the little uns probably shouldn't be present. Or maybe so, it's up to you!* Oh you'd better believe there's a second volume of this in a few weeks! Adrian has come up with podcast gold to present to you a menagerie of gaming myths (retro and current) to sink your teeth into. Well, for Dyl and Rob to …
 
This week's guest may be the only person we've ever interviewed who's worked for Atari, Nintendo and SEGA - the magic three! Faran Thomason kindly gave us some of his time a while ago for a text interview but we simply had to chat to him to get more of those stories out. Especially a treat for Atari Jaguar fans, Adrian talks to the producer, QA tes…
 
Why on earth do we do this to ourselves?! Ha ha! It's of course a pleasure every time! This week we tackle the Mortal Kombat Movies... Rob summons every ounce of strength to bring forward this critique of both movies with lots of trivia thrown in for good measure. One of the team is dragged along against his will (guess who) so it's up to the other…
 
Pete and Chris settle down for a nice long chat about one of their favourite developers: Inti Creates. Plus all the usual news and "what we've been playing" talk.Table of Contents:0:00 - Welcome1:40 - News (Dual Gear, Atelier Ryza 2, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Shin Megami Tensei V, Cadence of Hyrule, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Moon, Shantae, …
 
We expect nothing less than an almighty ton of vitriol from you and the entire retro gaming community! Our Amiga Top 25 went so well we thought we'd do it again with our favourite console and without Tim's "lovely and highly complex algorithm", it could have gone better... But kudos to Adrian for coming up with a (tweaked a bit by Dylan, so let's b…
 
Forgive the long title, I really couldn't think of a way to shorten it, ha ha! We haven't put Chris off since last week so he's back to chat comic book heroes/villains and favourite comic-based video games with us. But not before Rob tells us a bit of comic book history and how they and video games are a match made in heaven. Comic book films even …
 
We thought it's about time we introduced you to our second-newest member (Retro Faith just pips him as the newest), Chris McAuley! Chris has done a lot of colouring work for Marvel and some of you may have bumped into him at a comic convention or two. His road to working for them and dev house Utomik is quite something! We've dragged him along to c…
 
Adrian's guest this week is Sami Vanhatalo of Max Payne and Alan Wake fame! The Remedy co-founder chats about almost his entire back catalogue, what he really thinks about the Max Payne movie, whether there's scope for more games in the series and also updates us on Sociable Soccer - the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer which he's working on …
 
Pete, Chris and Joe get together to talk about the recent happenings in the gaming industry in the absence of E3 for the first time in 26 years.0:00 - Welcome1:56 - What We've Been Playing (Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Final Fantasy V, Indivisible, The Wonderful 101, Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy, Ion Fury22:51 - The Happenings, Part 1…
 
The things we do for you lot! We've all had a lovely watch of the Double Dragon movie thanks to someone tweeting us at Christmas to do it (as part of our Secret Santa reveal, of course). Rob was gifted said movie so here he is after many weeks of painstaking research, withered and worn, to give his take on Billy & jimmy's excellent adventure. Spina…
 
Stylishly late to the party as ever, here's our take on Resident Evil 3 old and new. Keith (who else) guides us through the PlayStation original and what he (re)makes of 2020's effort. And we try not to draw parallels between Jill's fight in Raccoon City and current events. Try. Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversatio…
 
With the PC Engine Mini, Turbografx-16 Mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini or whatever you want to call it now on the market, Pete and Chris take some time to explore its library and pick out some essentials. Plus the usual news and "what we've been playing" talk.0:00 - Welcome2:19 - News (Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, Clockwork Aquario, 13 Sentinels: …
 
Warning: This pod contains adult themes, adult language and not our usual lovely selves (mostly our lovely selves). It's the moment you've been waiting for! Indeed, Rob throws everything he's got into supporting Streets of Rage 3 much to Dylan's disgust (he'll blame it on the beer, we'd probably say Dyl was just being an ass, ha ha!) The gang turn …
 
The first of our Streets of Rage double bill features the seminal Streets of Rage and its bigger, badder sequel. You'll have to wait until next week for Dyl and Rob's bickering about SOR3, Ade's take on SOR Remake, and what Dyl makes of SOR4 (as no one else could be bothered to play it!) Just another brawler? Just another Final Fight clone? The Str…
 
Adrian loves Another World. Hell, all of us (except Rob, grrrr) do! And he's shown that persistence pays off. After months of harassment - I mean, er, nice messages - the legendary Eric Chahi finally agreed to a chat. Certainly one for all you Amiga aficionados! Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet u…
 
A few of you may have noticed that our Tim has been releasing vids counting down our favourite Amiga games. Spoiler alert: they're all here! We chat to Tim about how this came about, his crazy algorithm times our individual choices, and voila! An AA Top 25! We also get to know a little bit more about the man himself! Fancy discussing this podcast? …
 
Pete and Chris like RPGs, if that wasn't already abundantly clear; with that in mind, it's time to spend another podcast waxing lyrical about our favourite RPG combat systems from over the years. Plus the usual news and "what we've been playing" talk.3:17 - News (Toaplan shoot 'em ups, Thunder Force AC, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Nexomon Extinc…
 
Warning: this podcast contains strong language so probably best to listen when the little uns aren't about. Yes, THAT Eugene Jarvis. He's kindly answered an email Q&A before but this time he's agreed to take on our Adrian in one of our most delightful podcasts to date. From Defender to Robotron, Stargate to Smash TV, his work continues to entertain…
 
So here is the last of our pre-coviddy lockdown backlog podcasts and it's quite apt that we discuss the console that really brought people together. Even your grandparents. Nintendo struck gold with their motion-driven console, the Wii. But why was it so popular? We (wii?) discuss our favourite Wii moments as well as some of the console's key title…
 
Don't worry, this one (and next week's pod) were recorded in a much simpler time. A time when people could hang out in the same room and smell rotting flesh, courtesy of Keith's REmake 2 candle! Dylan invites the gang to discuss the weird and wacky merchandise available for us retro gaming lovers; Royal Mail's UK-dev gaming tribute and what weird A…
 
We did it! We finally got him! The GTA and Lemmings creator has been a friend of ours on social media for many years but he's an incredibly busy man. Our Adrian, ever the sniper (see what I did there), got in and grabbed Mike for an hour-long chat. Lots of Lemmings, GTA and Amiga goodness among many, many other lovely retro gaming anecdotes. Fancy …
 
The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake prompts Pete and Chris to talk about the fine art of remaking games: the different techniques that have been used over the years, the challenges developers face when doing so -- and why it's something they even bother with in the first place.2:26 - News (Jaleco's back catalogue, Rogue Legacy 2, SNK Gals' Figh…
 
Another remote podcast just to keep things ticking over! Adrian gets the boys to chat about the wondrous Half-Life 2, a game so good it's won more awards than I have appendages! The game's development, critical acclaim, gameplay and plot line (complete with spoilers) all discussed in length. The gang also discuss Half-Life: Alyx and their hopes/wan…
 
This week, Adrian has a lovely chat with Dr David Doak! David is mostly known for his work with the Rare team that created GoldenEye and Perfect Dark. He talks to Adrian about how this opportunity came about, converting GoldenEye from a rail shooter to a first-person shooter, rubbing shoulders with the stars and creating Timesplitters among many, m…
 
In bad taste? Probably. But we're here to keep your spirits up as much as you do ours! The AA boys are trapped in Dylan's underground bunker as the world falls prey to coronavirus, but what do they need to survive? We've basically rehashed the Desert Island Diskettes episode (sorry Andy) with a multiplayer, coviddy, Norman Reedus twist. Our first e…
 
Pete and Chris dive deep into the two Psikyo Shooting Stars collections for Nintendo Switch. Plus all the usual gaming news and "what we've been playing" talk.2:30 - News (Datawest, Them's Fighting Herds, Reggie Fils-Aime x GameStop, Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Mary Skelter Final, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classi…
 
Dylan has a good cathart and talks about a bunch of other alternative retro consoles from his beloved Retro Trio to the Retron 5 and handheld options. We try out and review the Mega SG in real time, and it’s revealed almost everyone was in a famous band in the early 2000’s. Don't believe me? Have a listen... Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy sug…
 
Mike Clarke was Psygnosis' trusted sound guru. A lot of their hit titles like the WipEout and Lemmings games were given the gloss they deserved from this man. His stories about how the company worked are fascinating but the main flavour is brought by the Walker game that never was. Yes, there was a PS3 Walker game in the pipeline and Mike divulges …
 
Back of the box makes its return as Adrian takes us through the creation and gameplay of one of the most (ahem) iconic games on the PS2. No Rob, it ISN’T boring and grey! Have a read of Adrian's text review here. Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet us @arcadeattackUK or catch us on facebook.com/arca…
 
What game blew you away the most at first sight? Rob throws his cap to the crowd this week and dives into Sega’s 90’s arcade peak to talk about his choice. Dire Straits get a mention too but don’t worry, it’s brief. Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet us @arcadeattackUK or catch us on facebook.com/a…
 
Age of Empires (AoE) is one of the most important video games ever made. The series had sold 15 million units even before the third instalment! Matt Pritchard was a key cog in the Ensemble machine for the first two AoE games, his programming expertise vital in making them what they were. Lots of AoE chat and he also touches on his time at Valve and…
 
We love you lot so much we've brought next week's podcast forward just so you can hear what we think about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The first half is a spoiler-free review but the second half contains a LOT of spoilers. Rob introduces the action... Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet us @arcade…
 
Rebellion have recently acquired the back catalogue of The Bitmap Brothers so we thought it fitting to pay the defunct company a tribute. Well, Dylan and Adrian anyway. Yep, it's one of those heart-to-heart episodes you "love" so much! From Speedball to Chaos Engine, Xenon to Gods, the lads have a good ol' chinwag about the East London dev house wi…
 
Wanna hear Dylan's attempt at winging a music podcast? Well, here ya go! Months have passed since Keith's amazing Mega Drive/Genesis Boss music podcast so Dyl took it upon himself to put together his favourite retro gaming tracks for those drives down to the shops. He talks a bit, you're probably not going to learn much about the games chosen (Lotu…
 
The id Software legend Tim Willits joins our Adrian for a no holds barred chat about creating the Quake games, leading design on DOOM 3 and what he really thinks about some of his former id colleagues (you've probably guessed who we're on about). Greener pastures await him at Saber Interactive after around 24 years at id. Think you've heard all the…
 
Friend of the show Andy came up with a lovely idea for us to rip off a popular Radio 4 segment, we'll leave you to guess the rest ;) Adrian, Rob and Dylan venture their choices and there's only a bit of Atari Jaguar stuff in there. Kidding, obviously... Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet us @arcade…
 
Do yourself a favour and for the first minute or so crank the volume UP! Ian Dunlop and Neill Glancy's side-scrolling shooter captured the imagination of our Adrian and Dylan when they were teenagers. It struck such a chord with Adrian that he's structured a whole podcast about it! Also channelling Scott Johnston's supreme mech animations, Raymond …
 
I really don't think we've interviewed enough Bullfrog employees so in addition to Sean Cooper and Mark Webley we've now sent Adrian to seek out the legendary Alex Trowers, level designer on awesome games such as: Syndicate; Magic Carpet; Hi-Octane; Populous II and PowerMonger! Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation…
 
How wrong can Arcade Attack be about something? Well, confirming many of yours suspicions, quite a bloody lot, especially as far as the PlayStation Classic is concerned! Listen to the podcast that was scheduled to come out before the final lineup for the console was announced only for Sony to get the jump on us! We luckily pulled it at the last min…
 
As we face a brand new decade full of the promise of the new we’ve naturally decided to look backwards, at 10 years when retro gaming really staked a claim in the mainstream. Revamps, reissues, tournaments, bars and, of course, the characters that helped cement retro gaming's place in culture. Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic…
 
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