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.
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?
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.
Podcast Episode 27! John has a baby (congrats John!). Marc and Matt head up to Brisbane for the awesome Kong Off II tournament at Netherworld barcade, as well as get soundly beaten in the Z-Ball Pinball League Final in Sydney. We also chat about high level play in Ghouls'n Ghosts, and Kaboom! Controllers are frustrating!
Join adversaries Marc, Matt and John as they continue their battle to decide the best Gameboy Advance game of all time! The fight for number 1 gets very very close by the end...
It’s the final day wrapup of PAX Australia 2018. Marc and Matt check out a bunch of indie games, get annihilated in the Atari Pong tournament, and enjoy the PAX after party a little too much!
Day 2 wrapup of PAX Australia 2018! This time panels were replaced with playing a bunch of games, including Houdini pinball, IK+, and the debut of River Raid Tournament Edition, tournament!
It's PAX Australia 2018! The largest gaming event in the southern hemisphere and Marc and Matt report in on day 1. There were panels with Rhianna Pratchett, Bethesda and id Software, Duke Nukem Forever, and more!
Why do we play retro games? Are we stuck in the past, or is there more to it than just experiencing that pang of nostalgia? We tackle this contentious topic and explain our own reasons for playing classic games! Oh, and PAX Aus 2018 is here! Now!
We go way into depth on the whole Billy Mitchell and Todd Rogers Twin Galaxies controversy, where both legendary players were banned for life! We also discuss Marc's marathon 9 hour game of Ghouls n Ghosts, Star Wars Rogue Leader, and “everyone's favourite segment”: Atari River Raid Tournament Edition Update!
Game the System Podcast Episode 18! We announce the winners of our amazing T-Shirt giveaway, courtesy of Amusement Machine Distributors! We also talk about the newly released Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle, our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Online service, and the Sony Playstation Classic Mini, and more!