Author: podouken

  • 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 […]

  • Street Fighter II – Episode 001

    READY… FIGHT! The Fighting Game Wars miniseries begins with the granddaddy of them all — Capcom’s Street Fighter II. What led up to the launch of this iconic arcade? What […]

  • A Brief Introduction to Podouken

    Get a quick feel for the show before you dive right in. Think of it like our version of an attract mode.