Episode 7: Adventures, Arcades, Female Avatars, The Gamer Revolution, and more

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Fierce. Green. Dragon.Fierce. Green. Dragon.It's the month of love. Nope, we're not sending you valentines and a heart-shaped box of assorted fine chocolates, but you do get a podcast sealed with a kiss! We have a humongous show clocking in at nearly three hours, with special guests Jay Barnson of Rampant Coyote, John Pio of MAMECADE, and Alex Layne of Not Your Mama's Gamer. We're also joined by almost all of the regular AA team, including Bill Loguidice, Christina Loguidice, Mark Vergeer, Rob Daviau, Chris Kennedy, and yours truly, Matt Barton.

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Segments and approximate times below:

  • Jay Barnson (aka Rampant Coyote) and the fierce green dragon (4:44)
  • John Pio (aka MAMECADE) on classic arcade machines (16:00)
  • Bill Loguidice's third and final segment on motion gaming (45:15)
  • Christina Loguidice on Plants vs. Zombies (1:00:06)
  • Alex Layne on Samus Aran (1:08:51)
  • Chris Kennedy and the results of AA Favorite Arcade Machine Poll (1:18:26)
  • Rob Daviau on the Dreamcast (1:34:12)
  • Mark Vergeer on the Commodore 64 (2:10:06)
  • Matt Barton on Gerald Celente's Predictions of a Global (Gamer) Revolution

As always, we'd really appreciate any feedback you have to offer on the episode. You can leave comments here, email us, or review the show on iTunes. You can also subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Matt's Show Notes

  • Dan Carlin. I highly recommend both of Dan's podcasts, Common Sense and Hardcore History.
  • Gerald Celente. It's fun (and perhaps scary) to read this close combat expert's predictions of the near future.

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Chris Kennedy
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Aaron Wegner wrote:

Hey guys-
Just got around to listening. Very entertaining. Keep up the good work.
-Aaron

Thanks, Aaron. All feedback is appreciated, and suggestions are welcomed.

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Thomas Gaskill
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Just finished listening to

Just finished listening to the podcast, great as always!

AmigoMike
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Fantastic work

I am really enjoying the podcast. The guests this month were excellent and I really enjoyed listening to the stories they had to tell.
It was nice to hear Chris Kennedy's story about the arcade machines. Very interesting. I also really enjoyed Bill's segment on motion gaming. I really learned a lot from his well researched segment.(Can't remember if he mentioned the running pad that came with the NES back around 89. It came bundled with a track and field type game and it was really fun. Does that qualify for motion control?)
I also really like listening to Maximum RD. I knew next to nothing about the Dream Cast and now I am interested in learning more about it. I also just enjoy his style of speaking. Very natural and friendly.
To be honest, I haven't finished the entire podcast but I am looking forward to the next segments. Keep up the great work! It is appreciated.

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AmigoMike wrote:

I am really enjoying the podcast. The guests this month were excellent and I really enjoyed listening to the stories they had to tell.
It was nice to hear Chris Kennedy's story about the arcade machines. Very interesting.

Glad you enjoyed it!

sin_1987 wrote:

i will put my feelings about this episode into an analogy.

Chocolate combined with guitar combined with sex combined with a cuddly hug near the wood burning fire on a wonderfull snowy winter day.

Dang. I don't know how we are going to top that one.

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sin_1987
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I dont know what to say about

I dont know what to say about this Episode of the podcast its hard to put into words how awesome it is much better than last time i especially like the fierce green dragon segment however i will put my feelings about this episode into an analogy.

Chocolate combined with guitar combined with sex combined with a cuddly hug near the wood burning fire on a wonderfull snowy winter day.

Also im sorry about being a little mean on the last podcast however i think the results justify the means and i had been holding off commening on this podcast because i dont know what type of response i was going get however please continue the podcast because i really like listening to it alot.

Matt Barton
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Damn, Sin, you should work

Damn, Sin, you should work for Hallmark!

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sin_1987
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I hope thats a complement Mr.Barton otherwise i will get mad ..... and you wouldnt like it when i get mad.

(guitar solo!!!!!)

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sin_1987 wrote:

I hope thats a complement Mr.Barton otherwise i will get mad ..... and you wouldnt like it when i get mad.

(guitar solo!!!!!)

dont you mean the sound of purple pants ripping and green body paint being applied? oh wait.. you said mad... not "angry" totally different meaning (is my comic book geek showing?)

sin_1987
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mad is better than angry

mad is better than angry because it sounds more uncontrollable :)

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Thank You!

Hey guys, it's a little late, but just wanted to stop by and saying yet another great job. I loved the podcast and can't wait for the next one. I'm assuming early March, seems like you guys are settling on a monthly format, which seems to work pretty well given the sheer length and content (and ever increasing at that) of each episode. Thanks again for all the hard work you guys put into providing a podcast for our entertainment.

Edit: This was a much different post before, but in retrospect it seemed more appropriate to turn it into a PM, so now it's just a thanks to all the great staff at Armchair Arcade.

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