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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MazokuRanma
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ARPANET

I just noticed the Bill joined Armchair Arcade in 1969! =O AA has been around since they created ARPANET! You learn something new every day... I only joined in 2011... Damn, I am SO late to the party... XD

Bill Loguidice
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1969!

And if I knew how to fix that, I would... ;-)

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MazokuRanma
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I don't know enough about these systems to know how you could do that, beyond completely deleting yourself from the system and setting up a brand new account. Of course, I assume you then lose all your post history and all that, making it completely not worthwhile. I think you should just maintain that Armchair Arcade was created for ARPANET. In fact, let's say that ARPANET was created to host Armchair Arcade! By extension, that makes you responsible for creating the internet. Step aside Al Gore, Armchair Arcade is here!

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This is the furthest into a month we've gone without a release. :(
February's release was really fantastic.

MAMECADE
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I'm sure Episode 8 will be posted soon.
Podcasts can be very time consuming to edit.

MazokuRanma
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Episode 8

On top of that, every episode so far has contained more and more content, which adds to all the preparation time. I'm betting it shows up within a week or two. Matt or Bill usually post a heads up as well, so you'll likely know for sure a few days ahead of time.

Side note: Has anyone else heard the rumor that Telltale Games has picked up the King's Quest license? I have no real information beyond a post on Kotaku, but if anyone has any other info, I'd greatly appreciate it if you shared it! =D

MAMECADE
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Episode 8

MazokuRanma, it's actually up already my friend. Refresh your browser.

Bill Loguidice
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Telltale and King's Quest
MazokuRanma wrote:

Side note: Has anyone else heard the rumor that Telltale Games has picked up the King's Quest license? I have no real information beyond a post on Kotaku, but if anyone has any other info, I'd greatly appreciate it if you shared it! =D

It's certainly interesting. I know they'll do a great job, but I must admit to having engine fatigue from the Telltale guys. I'd like to see them come up with a fresh gameplay engine/way to play the games. The Telltale adventure games remind me of the LucasArts style, so it will be interesting to see if that feeling remains with King's Quest, which would be rather jarring. In any case, like I said, while I believe it will be a quality product, I really hope they can start to innovate with their engine rather than deliver more-of-the-same. I don't think their economic formula allows for that, though...

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MazokuRanma wrote:

Side note: Has anyone else heard the rumor that Telltale Games has picked up the King's Quest license? I have no real information beyond a post on Kotaku, but if anyone has any other info, I'd greatly appreciate it if you shared it! =D

Actually...this was mentioned in the recently released Episode 8. :)

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