Author: podouken

  • Sinistar – Episode 011

    Beware, I live! The untold (until now) history of Sinistar is explored with the help of the co-creators of the game: John Newcomer and Noah Falstein. Get the inside information […]

  • Galaga – Episode 010

    We revisit Namco to talk about what they built on with Galaxian to bring us (arguably) the best arcade game ever – Galaga! What does an extinct species of shark […]

  • Defender – Episode 009

    Williams breaks into the arcade scene (and record books) with Defender. Find out how a pinball company entered into the video game race and nurtured some thrilling talent that is […]

  • Asteroids – Episode 008

    My God, look at the size of that thing! Atari makes a cultural impact with Asteroids and introduces the masses to high scores. When did the golden age of video […]

  • Galaxian – Episode 007

    Mission: Destroy Aliens! Arcade games enter the world of color (or so the non-colorblind tell us). We dig into the history of NAMCO which started with rocking horses and – […]

  • Space Invaders – Episode 006

    Across the gulf of space… intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. The Invaders from Space […]

  • Arcade Obscura (Fighting Game Wars) – Episode 005

    Finish Him! Our Fighting Game Wars miniseries wraps up with an Arcade Obscura. Each host presents a little-known, underappreciated, or underrated fighting game to the audience. The other hosts make […]

  • Fighter’s History – Episode 004

    All litigious hell breaks loose as Capcom takes on Data East’s game, Fighter’s History, on the biggest stage of them all – the United States District Court. What was it […]

  • Art of Fighting – Episode 003

    SNK doubles down on Neo Geo fighters with the release of Art of Fighting. It has all the things you love from other fighting games, but less! Why are these […]

  • Fatal Fury – Episode 002

    A new challenger approaches! SNK calls “next” on Capcom as they launch their own Street Fighter II competitor — Fatal Fury. Who are the Bogard Brothers? Does having fewer playable characters […]