A Sydney Classic Gaming Club appears! Marc Matt and John talk about all the classic games in the first tournament. Plus we go over the 42 games released on the MegaDrive Mini, John mods a PlayStation Classic, and it's time for the Battle of the Arcades 2019!
In this episode Marc practices some Walking Dead pinball in preparation for the Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championship, and the Brisbane Pinball Masters. John's still rushing and mashing his way through Streets of Rage 2. Marc switches out an MCA joystick and buttons for a full Sanwa set and gives it the business. Plus the Ultimate 64 arrives, is built, configured, and firing on all SIDs!
Game the System Podcast Episode 42! We read feedback from you, the readers, with more detail about Spider-Man's balls than anyone ever needed to know. John finishes Mortal Kombat 11 and lets us know what he thought. Matt finishes EXAPUNKS and has something in his pants. Plus live broadcasting on our new Discord channel, Master System top 25 from Retrogamer magazine, and a bunch more!
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In episode 41, we somehow talk at length about FMV games (blame John), and the value* they give the gaming community. We also chat about MCA vs Sanwa joysticks, some arcade and pinball repairs, and a whole lot more retro!
Ever wanted to tell Marc Matt and John how wrong they are? Or even give live feedback for the podcast? Or maybe just chat about retro gaming, modern, arcades, and pinball 24/7. Now you can do all that on our new Discord channel! Join us all over here:
It’s fun, AND educational!*
*Your educational development may vary
In episode 40, Marc Matt and John discuss the controversy that may or may not be Billy Mitchell coming to Kong Off 3 in Brisbane Australia. The controversy that may or may not exist with Capcom's Home Arcade, and the controversy that most certainly exists with the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Plus much more retro shenanigans!
In episode 39, we chat about what we've been up to in games. Including some Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Streets of Rage, JAMMA harness repair, a bit of pinball, and a bunch more!
This week we give away a bunch of t-shirts (thanks to AMD) to you, the readers! We discuss the brand new pinball machine announced from JJP: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Then we muse nostalgically about John's birthday bash, and all the retro goodness we played.
With a new research paper released in February 2019 revealing new insights into the 'violence in video games' debate, Marc Matt and John wipe the smiles off their faces and have a serious discussion on the topic. Of course, that's not entirely true because we have far too many uneducated opinions and conjecture to remain completely straight down the line... But hey, we tried.
Marc, Matt and John get stuck into a bunch of reader feedback including more Cary's than you can throw a flaming soul at! Plus we talk about Google Stadia, Apple Arcade, MegaDrive Mini, and the new Black Knight Sword of Rage pinball! iTunes, Stitcher, and Google.
Obscure games much? Well, maybe not entirely. While John's been travelling down the well shot path of Galaga (Galahgar), Matt plays programming (?) and Marc gets all excited about a game no one's heard of using Google Translate.
On this episode of Game the System podcast, Marc Matt and John talk a boat load of pinball! Including impressions of the brand new Munsters pinball machine from Stern, the news that 1989 Arcade Bar is getting three pinball machines, Link's Awakening remake (not a pinball machine), a new Australian number 1 ranked pinball player, and EVO Japan 2019 (also not pinball)!
Marc Matt and John are back to discuss listener feedback, motion sickness in games, co-op and couch games, Overcooked, and impressions of the new Beatles pinball machine from Stern!
Podcast Episode 32! Marc Matt and John play games that are... less than 10 years old? Not retro? Crazy times! Cats, dogs, living together... John gets stuck into and finishes Resident Evil 2 Remake, Marc becomes addicted to The Walking Dead pinball machine, despite his waning obsession with the steel ball. And Matt turns his house into a giant VR Experience Lab(tm), and loses himself in the Matrix, or Tron. Daft Punk? What's going on again?
Podcast Episode 31! We get stuck into reader feedback and chat about Star Trek, podcasts, and… the Munsters movie? Then we discuss the state of barcades in Australia, and Z Ball Amusements’ quest to find a barcade venue in Sydney. Plus the announcement of the Australian Arcade Championships in Brisbane, along with Kong Off 3 and Brisbane Pinball Masters 2019!
Marc Matt and John celebrate a new Twin Galaxies World Record holder on Kaboom! for the Atari 2600. John plays some Wonder Boy Dragons Trap remake on Switch and Sega Heroes on mobile. Matt creates magic with a custom EEPROM programmer, and Marc gets into some Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbone.
We're back in episode 29! Marc Matt and John chat about the recent Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 speedrun charity event. Plus the newly announced Munsters pinball machine from Stern, including The Beatles and Primus retro inspired pinball machines. Then they get into some tabletop action with Star Trek and Star Wars Attack Wing, as well as The Resistance and Avalon tabletop games.
Game the System is now on YouTube! Our first video is 7 hours of Marc Matt and John playing a boat load of retrogames including Road Rash, Super Monkey Ball, Micro Machines, River Raid, Final Fight, Kaboom, Ghouls n Ghosts, Streets of Rage Remake, Skitchin, and many more!
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