Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast
Ed Fries - Interview

Ed Fries - Interview

November 15, 2019

Xbox owners, it's time to pay homage to the man who led the team that created the first ever iteration of the console. Microsoft/FireAnt supremo Ed Fries joins our Adrian for a chat encompassing the early gaming days at Microsoft, bringing life to the Masterchief and acquiring dev houses like Bungie, Rare and Ensemble to ensure Xbox's success.

The video game crash, Flight Simulator and so much retro gaming gold discussed for your entertainment. Enjoy!

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Dragon’s Lair & Space Ace

Dragon’s Lair & Space Ace

November 8, 2019

Dragon's Lair is the game that put the Quick Time Event genre firmly on the map whilst Space Ace was its plucky younger sibling.

Rob's done a lot of research, so him, Adrian and Dylan sit down to discuss the game's inception, the weird and wonderful tale of Don Bluth (and his many companies) and what sort of legacy both games have left.

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The Retro Hour - Gaming Chat

The Retro Hour - Gaming Chat

November 1, 2019

A few months ago The Retro Hour kindly invited us on for a chat, it's about time we returned the favour!

Dan and Ravi join Adrian and Dylan for a lovely gaming discussion covering how they got started, who their favourite guests are, how great the Atari Jaguar/Jag CD is and what awful games they love (time to pay them back for the Rise of the Robots question) as well as much much more.

And there's only a bit of Atari ST bashing. Honest.

Retro Hour Site - https://theretrohour.com/

Retro Hour Twitter - https://twitter.com/retrohouruk

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Jaguar CD & Sega (Mega) CD Final Thoughts!

Jaguar CD & Sega (Mega) CD Final Thoughts!

October 25, 2019

Well, the time has come for Dyl and Adrian's final chat about these legendary CD peripherals (mainly because Adrian has run out of Jag CD games). 

This week takes focus on the Jag conversions of Myst and certain quick-time (real-time?) event games whilst Dylan has had a lot of "fun" with Sega's foray into FMV gaming.

We also have a chat about the Jag SD and Mega SD solutions which mean you never need to own a Jag or Mega CD. But why would you do that? ;)

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Sean Cooper (Syndicate Creator/Bullfrog) - Interview

Sean Cooper (Syndicate Creator/Bullfrog) - Interview

October 18, 2019

The Syndicate creator and outstanding Bullfrog employee (Populous, Hi-Octane, Magic Carpet, Dungeon Keeper - to name a few) chats to our Adrian about what it was like working for Bullfrog, the birthing of Syndicate, the eventual demise of the legendary company and much much more.

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Electronic Arts Tribute & Tim’s Quiz

Electronic Arts Tribute & Tim’s Quiz

October 11, 2019

As many of you will know we had quite a big dig at EA a few weeks ago because of their current day practices but it got us thinking, how much do we actually owe them as a company (see what I did there)? We had an off-the-cuff chat about our Electronic Arts memories and dig up more great games than you can shake a stick at.

And, as a treat, long time listener (and newest Arcade Attack writer) Tim Wilson has put together a lovely musical "guess that Electronic Arts" game that you can all play along to at home/the train/the bus stop. Can you guess more than us? Spoiler alert: yes.

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Stephen Sexton - Interview

Stephen Sexton - Interview

October 4, 2019

Something a bit different today. To mark national poetry day here in the UK Adrian caught up with upcoming poet (who The Sunday Times described as the new Seamus Heaney) Stephen Sexton to talk about his book titled "If All the World and Love Were Young".

Why is this important for retro gamers? The book is a wonderful compilation of poems about Stephen's late mother that mirror the levels in Super Mario World and is receiving critical acclaim across the board. So, get those tissues at the ready and prepare yourself for this lovely chat.

You can buy the book here:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/311/311078/if-all-the-world-and-love-were-young/9780141990026.html

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The Panasonic/Goldstar/Sanyo 3DO

The Panasonic/Goldstar/Sanyo 3DO

September 27, 2019

Keith played a "what's in the box game" with us which we've kinda given the surprise away to via the title of the pod... Nevertheless, we introduce our first ever 3DO chat but is Keith happy with his purchase? You'll have to listen to find out and don't worry. plenty of fact and initial opinions there are (and Dylan also saying poohed a lot - sorry, not sorry)! This will not be our last 3DO chat by any means as we need to discuss our thoughts on the many many games Keith got with it. Enjoy!

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Mortal Kombat Co-Creator John Tobias - Interview

Mortal Kombat Co-Creator John Tobias - Interview

September 20, 2019

As we promised last week here is 80 minutes of pure retro gaming gold chat between our Adrian and the MK legend that is John Tobias! How did the Mortal Kombat phenomenon come about? John goes into absolutely everything and the journey on which he and Ed Boon went on to create a game that went toe to toe with Street Fighter 2.

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Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

September 13, 2019

On the 26th (yes, we're crap at planning stuff) anniversary of Mortal Monday we finally discuss the fighting game that would be king. The history, the facts, our memories of the original game all discussed at length.

And we've totally got an interview with John Tobias for you to look forward to next week. I guess there's nothing left to say except MORTAL KOMBAAAAATTTTT!!!!

Our Q&A with Master Daniel Pesina.

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