I went back and forth about releasing this episode, I put a lot of myself out there and tried to explain what is going on with me. So there's no game talk in it. :) I ran it by Sarah and she thought it was good, so here you go. If you listen to it or not, it's up to you, I won't hold anything against you.

 

Thank you once again to Kevin McLaughlin, I won't be able to do that enough. Thank you all for listening, and please be safe on New Year's Eve. I am so glad you are here.

Direct download: Happy_New_Year_The_State_of_Me__Thank_Yous.mp3
Category:Not Video Games -- posted at: 6:32am EST

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all enjoy your end of the year festivities. Thank you so much for all of your support, and I hope to give you as much as I can in 2016!

Kevin Zerbe's Christmas music (and more) on Bandcamp
Kevin Zerbe's Seasonal albums on Bandcamp
The Holiday Special Podcast
Doug McCoy's McCoyCast pages (Gamma Dev)
The Snowman. Watch at your own risk.

Direct download: Merry_Christmas_2015.mp3
Category:Christmas -- posted at: 8:31am EST

Hi everyone! I hope that you all are having a stress-free holiday season. I will be as soon as this is posted. :) And by this I mean my episode about Ms. Pac-Man and Centipede for the Atari 2600. I had a lot of fun, and even Mrs. Ferguson joins me for a new unfortunately titled segment! This will also probably be the only appearance of that segment. Thank you all again for your patience while I put this episode together.

On January 13th the games will resume with Seaquest and Spider Fighter, both by Activision. I will be putting a Christmas memories episode together this weekend, so I would need your submissions by December 19th. You can send your Christmas memories, feedback for Seaquest and Spider Fighter, or feedback for any game I've already covered (see Jose's handy list in the links down there) to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you so much for listening everyone, I really appreciate it!

Pertinent Links

First State Potion Masters Hufflepuff House Cup - Donate to Food Bank of DE here, and thank you!
Ms. Pac-Man on KLOV 
Centipede on KLOV 
Ms. Pac-Man Easter Eggs on 2600 Connection
Centipede Easter Eggs on 2600 Connection (includes Centipede flea ladder trick video)
Ms. Pac-Man on Atari Protos 
Centipede on Atari Protos
No Swear Gamer 138 - Ms. Pac-Man!
No Swear Gamer 111 - Centipede!
Trak Ball games thread on Atari Age (get the roms here)
Who Made Ms. Pac-Man thread on AA
Pie Factory and NARC developers at Galloping Ghost Arcade on AA
Dona Bailey interview by Andy Nealen
Centipede at Arcade History
Centipede $50,000 Tournament fiasco from All In Color for a Quarter 
Patricia Goodson's web site
Josh Littlefield on Moby Games
Mark Ackerman's web site
Atari Centipede comic on AA
Diagamblic on Soundcloud (the Galaxian remix is by him, I stole a snippet of it)
Centipede World Championship medal on Atarimania
Turmoil by Paul Robson on the iTunes store
SNES Podcast Contest announcement on FB
Holy Crap.

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Direct download: 113_-_Ms._Pac-Man__Centipede_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:54am EST

Hi folks, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The next show proper won't be out until the 16th (so he says), but I wanted to give you something to tide you over. Instead, you're getting a show in which I ramble on and on about my collecting habits and where they are headed. I hope you will enjoy it anyway. :)

The next show will of course be about Centipede and Ms. Pac-Man, both by Atari. I am also looking for your Christmas memories, which I will put together and put out the week of Christmas some time. If you'd like to send your feedback or thoughts for either of these shows, please get them in to me by the end of the day on December 13th. That should give me plenty of time to get both shows out on time. You can send it to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you very much for listening, enjoy your December!


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Direct download: My_Video_Game_Collecting_History.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:18am EST

Hello World! Today I check out Name This Game and Towering Inferno by U.S. Games. I also was very fortunate to speak with Ron Dubren, the designer of Name This Game. Big thank you to Ron for taking some time out of his day for me, and you can check him out on the interwebs at the links below.

I forgot to mention in the show that you can still donate to Wade or Rick for the Extra Life charity, up until the end of the year. So if you think you might have missed it, you didn't! Links to donate are below.

So. The next show will NOT be about Glib and Music Machine as I had originally planned. I am going to spend a little more time on the Centipede and Ms. Pac-Man episode, which will be out on December 16th. A Christmas show probably will not happen, but I haven't totally ruled it out. If you have feedback for Centipede or Ms. Pac-Man, or if you have an Atari related Christmas memory, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net no later than end of day on December 13th. Thanks very much for your understanding, and thank you all for listening!

Pertinent Links

Ron Dubren interview by Phil Wiswell
Ron Dubren's Toys and Games blog page
Ron Dubren's Art blog page
Ron Dubren's Vimeo page
Ron Dubren's Centipede book on Digital Press
Atari Protos: Name This Game
Atari Protos: Amiga Power Play Arcade
Paul Allen Newell interview by Scott Stilphen
Todd Marshall interview by Scott Stilphen
Towering Inferno on Random Terrain's site
Donate to Wade for Extra Life
Donate to Rick for Extra Life
No Swear Gamer 214 - Name This Game!
No Swear Gamer 216 - Towering Inferno!
Haunted House Pinball mod
Lock Is Lit podcast
For Amusement Only DAILY Pinball podcast!
Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park
The SNES Podcast
Wall Collisions in Adventure thread on AA
Louis Gorenfeld's Youtube reviewsCheck out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
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Direct download: 112_-_Name_This_Game__Towering_Inferno_by_U.S._Games.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Welcome to episode 111, where we discuss the very good 20th Century Fox games Turmoil and Fantastic Voyage. Make sure you save this episode, 111 will only come around once this century! Next episode will be on Name This Game and Towering Inferno (ironically a 20th Century Fox property) by US games. Please send your feedback for these games to 2600gamebgame@comcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Interview with 20th Century Fox' Frank O'Connell by Beau Urell
Mark Turmell Interview by Dan Gutman
David Lubar interview by Scott Stilphen
The No Swear Gamer Episode 212 - Turmoil
Digital Press 99 Classics
Donate to Wade for Extra Life
Donate to Rick for Extra Life
Lock Is Lit podcast 
This Guy's Retro Games Roundup blog 
Zlad. 

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Direct download: 111_-_Turmoil__Fantastic_Voyage_by_20th_Century_Fox.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:38am EST

Happy Halloween! This is your TREAT from me, get it? Just a short one, I'm not good at talking about pinball, even my favorite table of all time! One thing I discovered after I recorded was that the Alfred Hitchcock Presents theme is actually a piece by Gounod called Funeral March of a Marionette, which makes sense. It will make sense to you when you listen, and I thank you for doing that. Have a great day!

SCAAARY Links

System 80 explanation at PinWiki
Haunted House at Internet Pinball Database
Haunted House at KLOV
Haunted House at Pinside
Bally's Elektra on IPDB
Chicago Vending Company's Three Point ad
Bally's Xenon at IPDB
John Osborne at 2004 Pinball Expo
John Osborne interview on Topcast podcast

Direct download: Happy_Halloween_Haunted_House_by_Gottlieb.mp3
Category:Pinball -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Hi everyone, I am very sorry once again for getting this episode out so late. I knew there was a lot to research on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by Atari, but I just didn't realize how MUCH was out there until I started looking. It is now finished and is very long, and I really hope it was worth the wait! It was a lot of fun to go back through all that happened last year, and you guys sent in some GREAT feedback, thank you so much for that.

Next week I'll be discussing two 20th Century Fox games developed by Sirius Software, Fantastic Voyage and Turmoil. I know I said in the show to get your feedback in by November 1st, but at this point by November 3rd end of day will be great. I apologize to Nils and Bill, they did send E.T. feedback in after I recorded but before I finished the show, but I didn't get time to put it in this show. Next one for sure! You can send that feedback to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you all again very much for your patience, and I will see you next week! Fingers crossed. :)

Pertinent Links

HSW's website
HSW Interview on AV Club
HSW interview by Charles Gray
TONS of HSW videos on Youtube
Fixing E.T. thread on Atari Age
Fixing E.T. writeup by AA user recompile (get the rom here)
Random Terrain's E.T. pages
2600 Connection E.T. easter egg and bug page
Steven Spielberg on E.T. and HSW
James Heller interview by Scott Stilphen
No Swear Gamer 9 - E.T.! 
No Swear Gamer E.T. Easter Eggs!
Atlantic article by the "Punk Archaeologists" 
Punk Archaeologists' April Fools article
E.T. Book Cart on Atari Age
Tularosa Basin Historical Society eBay page (sold items)
How to Beat the Home Video Games - E.T.
American Hot Stuff with HSW
E.T. Book Cart by Charles Gray 
Atari IO forums 
Rick Reynolds' podcasts - GET SOME
Please support Rick and Extra Life!
Action Figure Blues podcast Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
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Direct download: 110_-_E.T._the_Extra-Terrestrial.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:06am EST

Hey everyone! Time to check into the hotel room and turn on the... oh, wait a minute. Wrong Spectravision. This episode deals with the other Spectravision's games China Syndrome and The Challenge of Nexar, both of which you'd think would be under the Ch section in a list of Atari 2600 games, but NOOooooooooooo. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the episode. Next time I'll be talking at length I'm sure about the Atari game E.T., by the inimitable Howard Scott Warshaw. Please try to get me your feedback by the end of the day on October 18th, I am really trying hard not to procrastinate. So of course now I'm putting it on you. :D And as always you can send that feedback to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Early Spectravision catalog - China Syndrome
Scott Stilphen's interview with David Lubar 
Random Terrain's Challenge of Nexar section 
Data Age Mindscape record on Youtube
Throwback Network on Facebook
Short, inconclusive AA thread about China Syndrome
Atari 2800 Challenge of Nexar on Atarimania
Colecovisions podcast!
The SNES Podcast Facebook page - contact Greg if you're interested in being a co-host
Rob O'Hara's podcasts
Holiday Special podcast on Facebook - please go and like the page!
The Classic Gaming Bookcast by Chris Federico

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Direct download: 109_-_China_Syndrome__Challenge_of_Nexar_by_Spectravision.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:08am EST

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay once again. This week it's Bugs and Journey Escape by Data Age, both are pretty decent games in my opinion. I hope you like them too! Next time I'll be looking at China Syndrome and the Challenge of Nexar by Spectravideo/-vision. I haven't tried these yet so I won't say anything. If you have any thoughts about the games, or any I've already covered (check out Jose's spreadsheet below!), please send them to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. You can always see what's coming up in the future by checking the calendar over on the blog page, which you may be on right now. Thanks very much for your continued patience and for listening!

Pertinent Links

Random Terrain - Bugs
Random Terrain - Journey Escape
Bob Rice interview by Lord Karnage (Part 3 of 4, Rice talks about Journey Escape)
J. Ray Dettling interview in Electronic Fun magazine 
Stanley Mouse Studios website
Journey talks about Journey Escape on MTV
Journey Escape commercial
Journey on KLOV
No Swear Gamer 194 - Bugs!
No Swear Gamer 195 - Journey Escape!
Ken Love's Data Age thread on Atari Age
Atari Lynx Game by Game Podcast, hosted by Christian!


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Direct download: 108_Bugs_and_Journey_Escape.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:27am EST



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