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Adventure (Atari VCS/2600)

Grandson: Grandpa, what were fantasy-adventure games like back when you were young? Way back in 1979? Grandpa: Well, sonny, there was this one particular game on the Atari VCS called Adventure that was kind of like your own grandpappy but in video game form. Today we...

The Last Official Release: Game Boy – Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Kanji/Keisan no Tatsujin

Greetings fellow retro gamers and welcome to a new series called The Last Official Release. Dramatic, I know. As you can likely imagine, in these articles I will be focusing on the last ever games released for consoles – highlighting a different system each post. It...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Warren Davis

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Warren Davis, who is displayed on card number 239, from the Superstars of 2012.  The designer and programmer of Q*Bert, Warren has been around the gaming industry for decades.  He has worked at such companies and Gottlieb,...

Old School AV Network

No 49 – Controversial Gaming Opinions

Have we gone mad? Rob thought it best to prise our most "controversial" gaming opinions out so we can all have a massive argument, er, I mean debate. Zool cooler than Sonic? Keith hates Mario (well, not quite, but...) and Dylan has a massive chip on his shoulder about...

RoundUp 125 – The Horse Flips In Out Run

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (30:51) Guinness Gaming Records - (1:23:43) Idlewild: A Ghost In The Arcade - (1:25:59) Steve McNeil Interview - (1:28:47) Top Ten Games You Should Complete - (2:15:39) Gaming Trivia - (3:59:09) Gary Revel: PacMan On Her...

No 48 – Rampage vs King of the Monsters

Ohhhhh we've got a real rumble in the jungle for you tonight! Two outstanding arcade smash em ups, there can only be one winner! Fancy discussing this podcast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation? Please tweet us @arcadeattackUK or catch us...

Episode 69: Gravitar and Bosconian

What? You thought Sean and Jim would let January end without you getting another episode in your podcast player?! Pshaw! Here with the long-awaited episode 69 are your beloved hosts waxing philosophical about two early ’80s space games. We’re sure to sell a million...

212 The 2018 Catch Up Show

Garron, Matt L and Gordon chat about their retro gaming experiences and highlights from 2017 and look forward to the year ahead, chatting about some games and events that they are looking forward to.  Also there is an interview with Andy Brown from @ReplayEvents who...

Factory Sealed – Ep. 151: Metal Gear Solid 2

Bundle up, pile on, and protect your ribs! It’s time to polish off Metal Gear Solid 2 (this time with less David Hayter and more nonsense.) Like the show? Take a minute to show your support by dropping a review and a rating on iTunes. The post Factory Sealed – Ep....

No 47 – Weird Dreams – Amiga/PC Classics

To say Weird Dreams is weird is an understatement. Adrian tells us more about this hidden gem that quite frankly we all want to have a go on now! Giant wasps, bushes with teeth and little girls with steak knives are all in store for the AA crew as we take a closer...

Episode 68: Battlezone and Juno First

Everybody’s fourth-favorite midwestern video game podcast hosts have returned from their monthlong tour of Europe, Scandinavia, and the subcontinent with deep thoughts about Battlezone and Juno First. Certainly this episode will go down in history as “The Show Notes...

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

A Look at Super Mario Land’s 1-Up Hearts

This seemed thematically appropriate for today. In adapting the popular Super Mario franchise to the Game Boy, Nintendo's developers made numerous changes along the way which have helped the titles to stand out -- especially over the last decade or so, as the New...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: This is Starcade!

There were times in my childhood where I was unable to make it to the local arcade or the local corner store just to play a game for a couple minutes.  There were even times when I couldn't make it down the street to play pinball at one of houses of a friend of my...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Arda Ocal

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Arda Ocal who is displayed on card number 2813, from the Superstars of 2018 Collection.  Arda is a broadcaster whose resume includes ESPN, NHL, WWE, MSG Network and many more. From being the weather reporter or a report for...

The Atari 2600 Joystick

              The Atari 2600 “Joystick” to me is the father of them all.  There have been controllers made before the little black stick with the red button, but this controller changed the way gaming was played on what is considered the birth of home console era. ...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Always Wear Protection

There is a lot of things that are happening in the next couple of months.  The Super Bowl was today and good thing we didn't see any wardrobe malfunctions.  But the half time show wasn't bad.  We were introduced to a few new movie trailers that are making me happy and...

Wizard Mode: Pinball With Heart

Different from your average video game, pinball, which has been around for a lot longer, has been and always will be one of the greatest challenges in the arcades.  You never know where the ball is going to go or what will happen next.  The same holds true in the...