Episode 5: Mobile Gaming, Motion Gaming, Cheating, PlayStation, MMOs

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It's so bad!It's so bad!We're back again with a month's worth of audio content for retrogaming fans of all makes and models. Clocking in at two and a half hours, this episode features exclusive content from Bill Loguidice, Rob Daviau, Chris Kennedy, Matt Barton, Nathan Tolbert, Andre Faucher, Rebecca Tolbert, Max Shelton, and special guest Chip Hageman.

Download the episode here (128 K format).

Segments and approximate times below:

  • Chip Hageman reviews Crystal Hammer, Death Worm, Annihilation, and Armalyte (4:02)
  • Bill Loguidice's first in a series of segments on motion gaming (13:23)
  • Chris Kennedy discusses cheating techniques and ethics (22:21)
  • Mark Vergeer reminisces about the Sony PlayStation (55:01)
  • Rob Daviau talks handhelds and mobile gaming (1:03:29)
  • Matt, Nathan, Andre, Rebecca, and Max discuss the ins and outs of MMORPGs (1:24:09)

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Enjoy the show!

Links mentioned in Chip's Segment:

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Chip Hageman
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Here is a link to request the

Here is a link to request the Lode Runner remake.

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Mark Vergeer
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links to Playstation emulators

pSX emulator - Windows 1.13 , and Linux 1.13 versions available!

ePSXe emulator - Windows version 1.7.0 available.

PCSX Releaded - Website of the PCSX reloaded emulator

Bleem - a web archive of the now dead Bleem website

Virtual Game Station - a Wiki of the now dead Connectix VGS

You can save your breath if you were thinking about asking for Playstation games or bios images! But of course we welcome any discussion on the original Playstation, its emulation both on PC, PSP and the PS3.

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Rob Daviau
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Well why not......

Since you heard me clicking my mouse to go to these sites here are the links related to my handhelds segment!

Info for Tomy Digital Derby and Parker Bros Wildfire Pinball:
Tomy Digital Derby
Parker Bros Wildfire Pinball
Original source Home page: The Handheld Museum

Good resource though with more of a UK perspective:
HANDHELD ELECTRONIC GAME MUSEUM (Dave's personal collection):
Original source Home page: Dave's Arcade

Info for Milton Bradley's Microvision:
Milton Bradley's Microvision
Original source Home page: Vintage computing

As mentioned, for collecting purposes search the necessary evil Ebay or maybe better yet first check Game Gavel

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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Good Show!

I liked the show, although, I will admit, that I didn't listen to the MMO part, as I am always uncomfortable about hearing my own voice. Great stuff everyone! I cannot wait for the next one!

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Really Good Show

Great podcast guys, really enjoyed the section relating to MMRPG's, as a genre I avoid it was nice to hear about other peoples experiences with those games.

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I’ve just finished listening to Armchair Arcade from Episode 1 to present after being recommended by Shane on Passenger Seat Radio at and I thought I'd leave some feedback. I really enjoyed the MMO talk and Shane’s interview an episode ago (although I’m biased being a DSR and PSR follower). I think Armchair Arcade would benefit from more games discussion between two or more people talking around a specific subject.

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nice idea
The SiO (gamertag) wrote:

I think Armchair Arcade would benefit from more games discussion between two or more people talking around a specific subject.
SiO on monroeworld.com forums

I must agree, I am a HUGE fan of the point/counterpoint thing.. and when they both agree on some stuff and not on others it really adds. Probebly not something easy to do with your format and locations. But I like the idea..

I kinda think of myslef as the counterpoint guy.. I might love a game (DUNEII may be may all time favorite) but I can always find flaws... :)

Bill Loguidice
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We definitely plan on having

We definitely plan on having roundtable discussions/arguments/analysis/etc. when our schedules permit, even if it's just two of us at a time. With that said, I think we'll primarily be individual segment-based out of necessity. There will also be lots of experimentation as time permits, as well, so the format shouldn't become stale.

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Episode 6 should hit in a few

Episode 6 should hit in a few more days...

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Hey everyone. I've listened since the beginning (and have commented a bit too)
and while this was a good episode - a lot changed and here are some thoughts I had:

(1) I think the major thing was that you got me used to these awesome informative 30-40 minute
segments. Half the segments were only 8 minutes this time. I know
you guys have busy lives and I understand. It was just unexpected to have
so many segments get chopped down all at once.

(2) Chip's segment. I hope Chip sticks around but I had 2 issues with it. First, he spent a
couple minutes apologizing that he might go off topic - but his segment was only 8 minutes long!
You should go off topic! These are games I've never heard of before, its not like we
want you to give the review and scram, go ahead and spiel. Second,
Chips segment is kind of an awkward opener (but would make a great "intermission" in the middle).
It's hard to imagine the games with
such a short segment and I guess Im used to settling in with one of Matts 40 minute
spiels, lol. (Positive: Loved the sound clips! And I give him
so much respect for crediting the artists at the end. That was really awesome.)

(3) Music. I know in the comments last time we all got into it about the music in between segments.
I think its cool that you decided to mix things up by using quotes between segments. That WAS nice,
but I really miss the music. The 30 secs or whatever between segments really helps clear the palette, lol.
It's cool that you switched it up. You should keep trying new things, but maybe they should be a bit
longer so it doesnt just jump into the next segment.

(4) In Matt's segment I liked the long discussion group format, but could you say peoples names
frequently in the beginning? These are people we don't know and with 5 people
it took me a while to follow along. It might help if you prefaced questions and comments with peoples
names for the first several minutes.

(5) Some of us have a bit of OCD and you are torturing us, lol. The filename conventions change and
look at these mp3 tags: "AAS - Episode #1" "AAS - August" "AAS - 3" "AAS - Episode 4". It's almost
like you're trolling us on purpose ;)

Most importantly: You guys always do a great job and I'm really looking forward for the next one!

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