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(Listener Discretion Advised) The Sega Addicts have their very first live radio show, and god help us all. Every Tuesday night, join Brett, Stevie, and maybe some special guests as they deliver everything you came to expect from Sega Addicts After Hours, plus some choice tunes!
 
Welcome to Confessions of an Arcade Addict, a podcast about classic video gaming told from a more personal point of view. Join your host Brian, as he meanders through the years of classic arcade gaming through his own memories, insights, and personal stories of classic video games and arcades, from the middle to late 70s right up to the present day. FB: www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian Twitter: @ArcadeAddict_B IG: @arcadeaddictbrian Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/confessionsofanarcadeaddict S ...
 
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Welcome to Episode #54! In this one, Brian breaks down one of his favorite baseball games, reviews another arcade (sort of), gives the history of the Sega Dreamcast, and wraps up with some thoughts from the road. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to donate to th…
 
A discussion of Ghostwire: Tokyo - the latest from Horror innovator Shinji Mikami - and the ways in which it uses the ideas and tactics of J-Horror to create a slice-of-life horror game. Also discussed: ruined worlds, media in post-WWII Japan, the importance of drama in ghost stories and how East Asian Horror movies changed the way that I view and …
 
Welcome to Episode 53! In this one, Brian breaks down another top ten, gives a rundown on an arcade, goes on a mini-rant about his video gaming history, and gives another game the full Experienced and Stragedy treatment. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to …
 
Cole joins to talk about Dying Light 2, a game that feels a lot like its predecessor with all the fun parts taken out. We discuss the various ways in which they ruined a perfectly good game by filling it full of wonky mechanics, endless filler and tons of stilted dialogue. Also discussed: horny gamers, end of the world plans, slapping comedians, cr…
 
It's Elden Ring time! Tony rejoins for more Fromsoft talk, this time concerning their new joint Elden Ring. We talk about the many things we love about this game - as well as some things we don't - in this spoiler-free discussion of our first few dozen hours with the game. Also discussed: heavy metal, watching Berserk when you're way too young, pol…
 
Welcome to Episode #52! In this one, Brian answers a voicemail, gives another top ten, talks about the game Battlezone, shares another review of an arcade, and wraps up with another pinball machine from his youth. Voicemail from Mike Stewart (Battletech BattlePods) The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download …
 
Josh (drummer of the sludge metal band Serac) joins for a discussion of Hideo Kojima's games in reverse-chronological order. In this first part, we spend a lot of time talking about Death Stranding, as well as how the more recent Metal Gear Solid games (IV and V) directly lead into the that game. We also discuss the horror elements of Kojima's work…
 
Welcome to Episode #51! In this one, Brian wraps up his trip to Chicago with some final thoughts, talks about the game Race Drivin’, gives a rundown on one arcade, and brings it to a close with a review of another. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail for the show a…
 
I give you some introductory thoughts on Death Stranding, a game that will be discussed further in the future. I talk about the many ways that it perfects the Kojima style of storytelling, the influence of Super Sad Grim Dark YA anime series on the game, as well as the all-pervasive climate anxiety that makes it such an affecting story…
 
Welcome to Episode #50! This is a bit of a milestone episode, and its all because of you, the listener. Thank you!!! After he answers a voicemail, Brian continues relating his experiences with his trip to Chicago with a rundown of one arcade, a review of another, then he relates his third day in town, breaks down another arcade game, and wraps up w…
 
We discuss the sudden rise of various "Free Market" ideologies in the video games industry, including enthusiasm for crypto/NFTs and opposition to labor unions. We also discuss the ways that politics have changed over the last two years (including some discussion of Jordan "Kermit" Peterson's insane, recent Joe Rogaine interview) and how we think c…
 
We tackle Condemned: Criminal Origins, a frequently requested game that seems to be an early seventh-gen take on police procedurals and dark detective dramas. We talk about those dramas as well as the xbox 360 launch, revisionist history, early 00s nostalgia and why Dexter is the greatest TV show of all time.…
 
Welcome to Episode #49! In this one, Brian continues to relate his trip to Chicago through a short story about the Saturday he experiencd, an arcade rundown, an arcade review, a delve into one of the most popular driving games of all time, and some thoughts from the road in the moment of his trip. Email from Mike Stewart (Gorf thoughts and question…
 
Some thoughts on Silent Hill: Downpour, the last mainline entry in the series - one that ended up being a surprisingly engaging experience. I talk about the game's cool narrative moments and unique aesthetic, as well as it's less than stellar moments of frustrating combat and clunky weapon dropping. Put down that wood plank and hit play already, bu…
 
Welcome to Episode #48! In this episode, Brian continues to relate his experiences in Chicago. After he listens and responds to a voicemail, he talks about his misadventures just getting out of town to go to Chicago, then he shares some memories about one of his favorite driving games, gives a rundown of Logan Arcade, and then brings things to a cl…
 
We grapple with Silent Hill: Homecoming, the fifth game in the series and the first mainline entry developed by a western studio - a game with lots of ideas but no clue how to tie them all together. We discuss searching for ghostly children, janky souls-like combat, the early-00s obsession with Eli Roth and cramming way too many twists into your st…
 
Welcome to Episode 47, the first of five where Brian recounts his trip to Chicago, both in the moment and after some time has passed and he’s reflected on what he experienced. In this episode, Brian recounts how the trip came to be, reviews a classic game from his early arcade years, give a rundown on one of the arcades he went to in Chicago, and w…
 
We watched Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - the latest attempt at translating the venerable survival horror franchise from small screen to big screen - and actually had a super good time. We talk lore and story changes, fun casting, being a super villain's secretary, public bathroom etiquette, trying to watch Jurassic Park and why the song …
 
Welcome to Episode #46! In this one, Brian breaks down a top ten near and dear to his heart, gives another game the full treatment, reviews another arcade from his time in Florida, and shares some thoughts from the road. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to …
 
We talk about the recently re-released (and actually very, very good) Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, an unfairly hated-on game that still has its fair share of problems. Justin joins to discuss the joys of camera combat, modernizing the Fatal Frame series. schlocky J-Horror movies, whatever a Wii U is and the various factors that make the sexu…
 
Welcome to Episode #45! In this one, Brian gives a rundown and thoughts from the road about a staple of his childhood and adolescence, relates his memories about another pinball machine he loved, and gives a complete breakdown of Wizard of Wor. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcast…
 
Lucky episode 113 is a journey into the past as I invite you to join me on a Halloween Marathon of classic PS2 games and the Horror movies that seem to have inspired them. I'll be talking about and sharing views on Siren, Clock Tower 3, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented and Rule of Rose - including the things that make these slightly off-beat classics…
 
Welcome to Episode #44! In this episode, Brian breaks another top ten, gives another of his favorite games the full analysis, and winds up with a discussion of the Sega Saturn. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so at anchor.…
 
Photographer/Documentarian Tony joins for a discussion of the original Dark Souls, a classic game that stands as one of the most beloved and influential modern games despite being weird, obtuse, frequently janky and largely impenetrable to new players. We explore that duality while also discussing how the series progressed over time, our favorite c…
 
Welcome to Episode #43! I this one, Brian relates another story of his past, gives another of his favorite games the full treatment, and finishes up with some mkore thoughts from the road. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to donate to the show, you can do s…
 
Ali interviews an anonymous Activision employee (and member of @ABetterABK) about the recent developments at said mega-publisher and the movement spearheaded by employees to obtain better working conditions. We also talk about the nation-wide labor movement, why recent events have spurred people to advocate for better treatment of workers and the t…
 
Miguel of River Rats ( riverratsrock.bandcamp.com ) joins for a wide-ranging conversation about why Castlevania is the best video game series. We discuss the killer aesthetics and gameplay of many different entries in this long-running series while also touching on topics like failing to collect old cartridges, the unfairly-ignored portable CV game…
 
Welcome to Episode 42! In this one, Brian breaks down a top ten, gives another of his favorite games the full treatment, and wraps it up with some thoughts and info about another pinball machine he grew up with. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found wherever you download and listen to podcasts. If you would like to donate to…
 
Michelle returns to talk about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - the game that basically created the ecosystem that has allowed 2D and 3D Metroidvania games to flourish in the modern day. We talk about the huge influence it's had on modern gaming while also breaking down what makes SoTN such an amazing game, one that still holds up and plays bet…
 
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