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Pac-Man Merchandising: The King of Merchandising in the Early 80s – By David Oxford

It may be difficult to imagine for someone who wasn’t there at the time – or heck, even someone who was – but following its North American arcade release by Midway Games on October 26th, 1980, Pac- Man became huge. Like, stupidly huge. One could draw comparisons to...

It’s Godzilla vs. Ultraman in Battle Baseball for the Famicom

If I were to make a Venn diagram of the relationship between American fans of shows like Mobile Suit Gundam and baseball fans, it would be two circles with the edges barely touching. That tiny, almost imperceivable area of overlap is my friend Steve. Steve owns a...

My Experience at Midwest Gaming Classic 2018

The first video gaming convention I ever attended was the inaugural Missouri Game Con held in St. Louis (where I live) in 2016. Gaming conventions always seemed like cool events that other people attended. Those lucky people that lived within a 2 or 3 hour drive of...

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Episode 74: Midwest Gaming Classic 2018

That rough, ragged trip down I-94 brings forth some thoughts and interviews from one of the biggest gaming conventions in the country. If this doesn’t get you excited for what will be happening again in about 51 weeks, then…we dunno, maybe something else will??...

218 Controller Evolution

In this episode of RGDS, we discuss the Gateway into any game its controller and how since its beginning it has evolved over time. The Drisk hosts with Andy and Garron as we chat all about the many great (and not so great) controllers there has been over the years....

No 59 – Matt Costello – Interview

It's an honour to present Adrian's chat with Matthew Costello, the scriptwriter for Trilobyte's bestselling CD-ROM interactive dramas The 7th Guest, its sequel The 11th Hour and also the amazing Doom 3. Sit back and enjoy... Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy...

Bonus Ep – Ready Player One – Spoilercast

In this bonus episode Garron, Kingy and The Drisk discuss all about the new film by Steven Spielberg.   Written by Ernest Cline a fellow retro geek, the film and book celebrates all of popular culture of our childhood. So come and listen as we talk about the film and...

Episode 73: Turbo and I, Robot

It’s Monday! And when a new episode of Pie Factory Podcast comes out on a Monday, it means Monday’s FUNday, Charlie Brown! In their last episode before Midwest Gaming Classic, Jim and Sean discuss, well…two arcade games and reveal a common theme. Duh. If you’re in...

The Untold Story Of Virtual Reality On The Sega Genesis - The Unreleased The Sega VR Headset

Shenmue I & II Re-Releasing Later This Year

In what has been a good few weeks for remasters and re-releases, it’s been announced that the original Shenmue along with its sequel is to be re-released together later this year. This makes loads of sense since the much anticipated, Kickstarter-driven Shenmue III is...

Stern Pinball Arcade: Close to the Real Thing

I am a person that loves video games, hands down.  In case you didn't know that. But my all time dream and love is to own my own pinball machine.  Problem is, they are big and expensive.  And there really isn't an alternative to having one.... or is there? Farsight...

Tax Avoiders for the Atari 2600

Happy Tax Day everyone! Did you get your refund yet? I did. Ten big ones. Ten United States dollars, deposited directly into my bank account by Uncle Sam himself. And what better to spend my newfound wealth on than the game inspired by the IRS, conceived by a licensed...

The Best Superman Video Games

Sadly we seem to have reached a point at which we can say the modern version of Superhero cinema is underwhelming. It’s a bit of a bummer for comic lovers everywhere. Even if some of the DC/Warner Bros. films have actually been quite true to the comics, the...