Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast
PS2 - The Greatest Console of All Time?

PS2 - The Greatest Console of All Time?

July 5, 2019

Is it? The PS2 came into our lives in 2000 and life has never been the same. The highest selling console of all time is arguably the most loved, but why?

The gang (including the return of AA's prodigal son...) celebrate the life of Sony's second console now that the closure of the last online servers means it is officially dead. But is it? Are you even listening to this podcast? What is the meaning of life? PS2?

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Starr Long - Interview

Starr Long - Interview

June 28, 2019

The Origin Systems legend had a chat with our Adrian about the many, many games he has developed. Directing Ultima Online and being QA lead for the revolutionary BioForge are just two of his countless achievements. Named regularly as one of the most influential figures in the MMO scene there's not much this guy doesn't know. Was an honour to have him on the show. Enjoy.

Check out Starr's latest project Shroud of the Avatar here.

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The SEGA Master System

The SEGA Master System

June 22, 2019

We've mentioned it in passing on many other podcasts but SEGA's first successful console has never gotten an AA outing, until now! We've pretty much done the Game Boy episode again but with a different console! Lots of stories, lots of facts, and a shoutout to all babysitters who own(ed) Master Systems (you'll see what we mean).

Picture from this lovely Den of Geek article.

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Game Boy Memories

Game Boy Memories

June 14, 2019

We've set about resolving a lot of things this year at Arcade Attack and this one has been on the redemption list for quite a while... The world's most beloved handheld console has never featured on an AA podcast, until now! Adrian, Dylan and a long lost friend/former AA podcaster drink and get merry whilst telling tales of the fabled console. But beware, not all of them are happy...

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Mega Drive/Genesis Mini - Hyped or Not?

Mega Drive/Genesis Mini - Hyped or Not?

June 7, 2019

It's here! The Mega Drive/Genesis Mini and its three variants have had their full lineups announced! But what do we think? Better have a listen...

That Nintendo Life article

Our bad predictions/dream lineups

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Iain Lee - Interview

Iain Lee - Interview

June 1, 2019

An instantly recognisable face for our UK-based listeners, maybe even our British listeners abroad, TV and radio celebrity Iain Lee is also a massive retro gaming fan! He spoke to our Adrian about his major gaming loves (namely the Saturn and the Dreamcast), what happened with his TV career, working with the likes of Ricky Gervais and Sacha Baron Cohen, his new home on talk radio and what he really thinks of his "co-stars" on I'm A Celebrity. He also has porn recommendations for cowards so this one is probably not safe for listening to when the kids are in the car...

Iain's Twitch Channel:

https://www.twitch.tv/iainlee

Iain's Official Page:

https://www.iainlee.com/

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BioForge

BioForge

May 23, 2019

A lot is owed to Origin Systems's BioForge, a weird and wonderful tale of a man turned into a cyborg seemingly against his will. It pioneered a lot of techniques used in subsequent mid-90s console gaming and is well worthy of a look. Adrian tells us all, thankfully without beating us with our own limbs (you'll see what I mean...)

Ken Demarest (Origin Systems) - Interview

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DOOM - The Greatest FPS Ever Made?

DOOM - The Greatest FPS Ever Made?

May 18, 2019

DISCLAIMER: In no way, shape or form does this podcast do the awesomeness that is DOOM any justice, but we love it, so we'll talk about it. To say it took the FPS genre to another level is an understatement, id's monster is adored by millions.

We discuss the synthesis of the original DOOM, what it meant to us and the controversies that followed it. We also take a quick look at all the titles up to DOOM Vfr. So grab your BFG and join us in hell...

DOOM (Jaguar Review)

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Another World - Out of This World

Another World - Out of This World

May 10, 2019

Éric Chahi's masterpiece needs little introduction. Another World (or Out of This World in the US) is considered by many to be the first true cinematic gaming experience not relying solely on FMV. Adrian tells the gang all about the development's ups and downs as well as some of the key moments of the game itself. Dylan then offers his less-than-complimentary opinion on its sequel Heart of the Alien, whilst Rob finds himself constantly infuriated by alien slug death. There's something here for everyone!

RGC Another World Feature

Another World - Jaguar Review

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Super Mario Bros. The Movie

Super Mario Bros. The Movie

May 3, 2019

Our chat about Street Fighter The Movie went down so well we thought we'd put ourselves through similar "torture" again for your listening pleasure. Rob had never seen Super Mario Bros. The Movie before last month, sixteen years of ignorant bliss, all down the drain... He goes through his findings whilst we all pile in to discuss what could have been a great homage to a great series of games but instead turned out to be a bit of a mess. 

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