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Podcast Episode 51: An Interview With Gaming Luminary Walter Day! Courtesy The Warped Zone Podcast

Marc Matt and John are at the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase Event 2019, and so is Benn Banasik from the Warped Zone Podcast! As part of Benn's PhD, we sit down for an interview with the legendary Walter Day. Prepare for a mind expanding discussion on video games and the people that play them! The Warped Zone Podcast have their own release of this interview and further exploratory discussion, so check them out here: https://anchor.fm/warpedzone

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Podcast Episode 48! The Best Game Released in 1990!

It's time! The best game released in 1990 will be decided right here in this marathon episode! Marc, Matt and John debate the 9 nominations for the best 1990 game, and then run down the results of the reader vote across our social media feeds and Discord!

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The Best Game Released in 1990 - In 24 Hours Time!

Marc Matt and John will record episode 48 of the podcast in just 24 hours time (Thursday night Sydney time), and will finally decide the best game released in the year 1990! There were 9 nominations, and that 9 will soon be ranked, named and shamed!

Before those 24 hours are up, you - yes, you the reader - can choose your favourite of the 9 too, and the reader votes will be called out on the podcast. Go vote either at the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/gamethesystemco/), the Twitter feed (https://www.twitter.com/gamethesystemco/), or even better, head over to the Discord chat and join everyone else debating them all! Head over to http://www.gamethesystem.co/discord/ and join the fun!

The games are: Aliens (arcade), Speedball 2 (Amiga), Smash TV (arcade), Snow Bros (arcade), Castlevania 3 (NES), MERCS (arcade), Creatures (C64), Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (MegaDrive), and Dark Seal (arcade). An unusual mix if ever there was one!

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Podcast Episode 47: Retro Gaming Updates, Steam Sales, and Twin Galaxies Discussion!

This episode Marc Matt and John chat about what they've been doing in gaming. Marc's been buying stuff he will never use, again, Matt gets tempted by the Steam sales and buys games he will never play, and John goes for a Dragon's Fury world record! We close out the show with some discussion on the state of Twin Galaxies, and the world of competitive play.

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Podcast Episode 46: Battle of the Arcades Australia New Zealand 2019 Wrapup!

it was the war to end all wars - the Battle of the Arcades AU/NZ 2019! Marc Matt and John chat about this epic event, with Marc and Matt reflecting on the games that were, and new friends won or lost. We also discuss the newly announced PC Engine Mini, the recent Summer Games Done Quick, and anything else that piques our gaming spider senses!

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Podcast Ep 45: The Best Game Released in 1990 - Nominations Episode!

It's time... to battle! Marc Matt and John sit down for an entirely non civil discussion about the best game released in 1990. Nine games will be chosen as nominations, three games each. With the nine nominations agreed upon, the trio of diligent gamers will play all of the games and later come back in a future episode to decide which is the best game released in 1990!

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Podcast Ep 44: The Birth of the Sydney Classic Gaming Club, The MegaDrive Mini, PlayStation Classic, and Battle of the Arcades!

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!

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Podcast Ep 43: Streets of Rage 2 Speedrunning, Joystick Jostling with MCA and Sanwa, and The Ultimate 64!

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!

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Podcast Episode 42! Feedback from The Readers! Plus Mortal Kombat 11, More EXAPUNKS, and Live on Discord!

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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Podcast Episode 41 - The X-Files? FMV Games? Sounds Like the 90s! Throw in Some Joysticks and Pinball Repair, and it's Gotta be Retro!

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!

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Podcast Episode 40: Billy Mitchell's Coming to Australia. Plus Capcom's Home Arcade, and the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

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!

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Podcast Episode 39 - A Fist of Wires. We chat about Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, pinball, Horizon Zero Dawn, Streets of Rage, and speedrunning!

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!

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Podcast Episode 38 - Willy Wonka Pinball Announced! T-Shirts Given Away. And John's Birthday Retro Game Bash!

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.

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Podcast Episode 37 - Video Games is Serious Business Ep1 - Violence in Video Games

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.

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Podcast Episode 36 - The Sega MegaDrive Mini, Google Stadia, Apple Arcade, and Black Knight Sword of Rage Pinball

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.

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Podcast Episode 35 - What's a Zachlike? Well, have you asked him? And something about Vampires...

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.

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Podcast Episode 34 - We Play The New Munsters Pinball Machine, and Pinball Arrives at 1989 Arcade Bar!

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)!

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Podcast Episode 33 - The New Beatles Pinball Machine, Co-op and Couch Games, Overcooked, and Battle of the Arcades 2019

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!

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Podcast Episode 32 - Resident Evil 2 Remake, The Walking Dead Pinball, Oculus Rift, Beat Saber, and Super Hot!

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?

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