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The King Of Games 2000!  Crazy Taxi vs.Jet Set Radio

The King Of Games 2000! Crazy Taxi vs.Jet Set Radio

January 23, 2022

Although we said goodbye to Geoff late last year, he'll always be in our hearts, and also on mp3s of King of Games 2000 episodes we recorded months ago and are finally releasing now.

Including this one, co-hosted by Anthony and Chris Coplien of the Retro Hangover podcast - a Dreamcast only battle featuring Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio! If you're wondering where Jet Grind Radio is, please understand that here at RFG, we don't believe Jet Grind Radio ever existed.

 

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Music:

Jet Set Radio - Sweet Soul Brother

2021 Year In Video Games!

2021 Year In Video Games!

January 20, 2022

Today, Arnaldo, Kelly, Mike, and Paul are here to talk about the year we all thought would be great, but in fact, was not: 2021! Except when it comes to video games, where we had a lot to celebrate! The show starts off on a bizarre tangent with tales of hypothermia and river survival before moving on to our first GOTY category, our favourite non-2021 video game of the year, aka: The Backlog Award (16:30). Our most pleasant gaming surprise of 2021 is up next (44:00) followed by our biggest gaming disappointment of 2021 (1:13:30). Finally we wrap things up with our very, extremely, official 2021 Video Game Of The Year awards (1:49:30).

 

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Music:

Sayonara Wild Hearts - Wild Hearts Never Die

Pyre - Surviving Exile

Persona 5 Scramble - Sophia's Shop

The King Of Games 2000!  Pokemon Gold/Silver vs. Counterstrike

The King Of Games 2000! Pokemon Gold/Silver vs. Counterstrike

January 9, 2022

The King Of Games is back, baby! This time we're holding a no holds barred tournament to determine the best video game of the year 2000! And we're doing it as a collaborative effort with the Retro Hangover podcast! So today, please join Arnaldo, Paul, and special guest Shane Koski of Retro Hangover as we determine which game gets the boot in this first matchup of the round of 16. Will Arnie cry when Pokemon loses? Or will Paul quit video games altogether when Pokemon wins? Listen to find out!

 

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Pokemon Gold/Silver - Come On

The Bizarre Adventure of Alternate Reality Games

The Bizarre Adventure of Alternate Reality Games

January 6, 2022

Today it's Arnaldo, Mike, and Paul diving deep into the weird world of Alternate Reality Games! After reminiscing about the previous Christmas, the crew starts off talking about what exactly Alternate Reality Games are (19:15) followed by what is considered the first ARG, Majestic, and arguably the most famous one, the Halo 2 ARG, ilovebees (33:50). The insanity that is Portal 2's ARG is up next (1:07:30) followed by the dedicated ARG you can play today, The Black Watchmen (1:23:30). We wrap up the show talking about what makes for a successful ARG and whether we would play one today (1:40:30).

 

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Music:

Halo 2 - Halo Theme (Mjolnir Mix)

Portal - 4000 Degrees Kelvin

The Black Watchmen - Power And Influence

Collecting Video Games In 2021

Collecting Video Games In 2021

December 23, 2021

Today it's Kelly, Arnaldo, Mike, and Paul talking about the roller coaster that is collecting video games over the last ten years. We start off talking about how we became game collectors and what kind of video games we collect (3:30), before moving on to a discussion about the past and future of the collector's edition video game (30:00). Next up we talk about how collecting video games has changed over the years, from the retro store itself to garage sales, flea markets and everything in between (1:12:00) and wrap things up with with talk about why retro video game prices have skyrocketed and whether we think this trend will continue (1:42:30).

 

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Music:

.hack Infection - Forest Field - Battle

Vambrace: Cold Soul - Cold Soul

Battle Out Run - Boss 1 Pursuit - Capture

The Reasons Why Rock Band And Rhythm Games Vanished

The Reasons Why Rock Band And Rhythm Games Vanished

December 9, 2021

Today it's Arnaldo, Kelly, Mike, and Paul talking about the meteoric rise and fall of the rhythm video game; most notably, Rock Band. After spending some time praising the existence of the private karaoke room, we start off with the most important question: Rock Band or Guitar Hero? (8:00) With some answers in tow we talk about the creation of the company most responsible for the rhythm game wave, Harmonix (21:00) and their PS2 games, Frequency and Amplitude (27:00). The publisher Red Octane and their role in the DDR mat market and their plastic guitar dreams are up next (36:30) followed by the creation of the phenomenon, Guitar Hero (44:00). Next we talk Rock Band itself (57:00) and our own band names (1:11:00) and wrap things up with the sad list of reasons the genre has fallen off a cliff (1:30:00)

 

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All music by the Arnaldo Perez Experience

What Have We Been Playing? Metroid Dread, Shin Megami Tensei V, and more! ft. Matt Levy

What Have We Been Playing? Metroid Dread, Shin Megami Tensei V, and more! ft. Matt Levy

November 25, 2021

The Hall Of Fame Games and Movies Podcast host Matt Levy joins Arnaldo, Kelly, and Paul to talk about what video games we've been playing lately! Arnie starts us off with the announcement that ends an era (5:00) before talking about Yuppie Psycho (21:30) and paying tribute to Mara with Shin Megami Tensei V (25:00). Matt is dodging E.M.M.I.s in  Metroid Dread (43:30) and figuring out how to load the PS5 enhanced Ghost Of Tsushima (1:00:30). Kelly takes a trip back to the future with Final Fantasy IV: Pixel Perfect Remaster (1:16:30) and prepares some tissue for Imposter Factory (1:32:00). Paul wraps things up with a callback to our Compile episode and GG Aleste 3 (1:47:00) followed by the unique pain of For The King (1:57:00).

 

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Hall Of Fame Video Games and Movies Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/4itnRYUlzHUOrRBiPAhvyz

 

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Music:

Shin Megami Tensei V - Tokyo (Daybreak)

FFIV Pixel Remaster - Mt. Ordeals

Aleste Collection - Menu

Has EarthBound Stood The Test Of Time? ft. Stephan Reese

Has EarthBound Stood The Test Of Time? ft. Stephan Reese

November 11, 2021

Today it's Arnaldo, Kelly, Paul, and special return guest, Stephan Reese of Art Of Nintendo Power (Twitter @ArtofNP) picking up our frying pans and baseball bats while we talk about the Super Nintendo's quirky classic, EarthBound! We start off the show catching up with Stephan and talking about his nonprofit, The Interactive Art Collection before moving on to the video game du jour and its creator, the world's most interesting man, Shigesato Itoi (14:00). EarthBound's Famicom predecessor Mother gets a mention (36:00) before moving on to EarthBound itself and its infamous ad campaign (48:00). Our first experiences with EarthBound are up next, including how we reacted to its underwhelming graphics (54:00) followed by the story and our favourite parts and characters (1:08:30). And we wrap things up talking about the legacy EarthBound left behind (1:51:00)

 

Links!

Art Of Nintendo Power - https://twitter.com/ArtofNP

The Interactive Art Collection - https://twitter.com/GameArtCollect

 

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Music:

EarthBound - What A Great Picture!

EarthBound - Sunrise and Onett Theme

EarthBound - Sanctuary Guardians

EarthBound - The Sky Runner

Our Top Indie Horror Video Game Picks!

Our Top Indie Horror Video Game Picks!

October 28, 2021

Today it's Mike, Arnaldo, and Paul talking about some of our favourite Indie horror video games! The show starts off with an unexpected appearance by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick! (2:50) We capitalize on this explosion of charisma by talking about some of our spookiest movie and gaming memories (15:00) followed by first recommendation, Yuppie Psycho (32:30). One man homage to Shadowgate, The Horror Of Salazar House is up next (49:30) followed by grotesque run n devour game, Carrion (1:02:30). The show is taken over by HAL 9000 with Observation (1:19:00), and we close things out with the geometric horror of Oxenfree (1:30:30) and unusual pick, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (1:46:30).

 

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Music:

Yuppie Psycho - A Great Place To Work

Carrion - Appetite For Destruction

Oxenfree - The Beach, 7am

What Have We Been Playing? Psychonauts 2, Contra Rogue Corps, Hong Kong ‘97, and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Psychonauts 2, Contra Rogue Corps, Hong Kong ‘97, and more!

October 14, 2021

Today it's Arnaldo, Paul, Mike, and special guest Rick (@ashevent on instagram) talking about what video games we've been playing lately! The show begins on a high brow with a debate about Denny's vs. IHOP before we get into Mike's picks, Contra: Rogue Corps (10:50) and much better game, Psychron (23:50). Paul is up next talking about meeting up with some friends of the show in Toronto (38:30) and some of the tire fires they played, including Bible Adventures (45:45) and BAFTA award winning (not really.. but it also hasn't been nominated yet...) bootleg SNES classic, Hong Kong '97 (1:00:00). Rick moves us along touching on No More Heroes 2 and Catherine before a deep dive on Psychonauts 2 (1:25:30) and Arnie brings us home with Evan's Remains (1:50:00) and Learn Japanese To Survive: Hiragana Battle! (2:00:30).

 

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Music:

Psychron - Boss Fight

Hong Kong '97 - I Love Beijing Tiananmen

Psychonauts 2 - Noodle Bowl

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