Game the System Podcast
Ep 47: Retro Gaming Updates, Steam Sales, and Twin Galaxies Discussion!

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

July 14, 2019

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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Dead Rising: Frank's Big Package (2017)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Rising_4

Sega Dreamcast (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast

Commodore Amiga 500 (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_500

R-Type (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type

Zachtronics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachtronics

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Beacon_Teaches_Typing

Space Pirate Trainer (2017)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/418650/Space_Pirate_Trainer/

SBS On Demand

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

Wave Race 64 (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_Race_64

Dragon's Fury (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Crush

The Rolling Stones (2011)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/rolling-stones-stern

Monster Bash (1998)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/monster-bash

Twin Galaxies

https://www.twingalaxies.com/

International Flipper Pinball Association

http://www.ifpapinball.com

Urban Strike (1994)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Strike

 

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

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

July 8, 2019

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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Phil Spencer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Spencer_(business_executive)

PC Engine / Turbografx 16 Mini

https://www.konami.com/games/pcemini/gate

Pete Hahn Karate Champ World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206422

Stephen Holmes Raiden World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206663

Stephen Holmes Psycho-Nics Oscar World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206706

Tenka Shock Troopers World Record

https://www.speedrun.com/Shock_Troopers

Summer Games Done Quick 2019

https://gamesdonequick.com

Battle of the Arcades AU/NZ 2019

https://www.battleofthearcades.net/Event/6

Amidar (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amidar

Blazing Star (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazing_Star

BurgerTime (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BurgerTime

Final Fight (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fight_(video_game)

Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins

Lady Bug (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Bug_(video_game)

Metal Slug 3 (2000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug_3

Pac-Man (1980)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man

Space Invaders (1978)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

Time Pilot (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Pilot

 

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

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

June 24, 2019

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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Snoopy Tennis (1982)

https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Snoopy_Tennis

Smash TV (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_TV

Dark Seal (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Seal

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Moonwalker

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe

Snow Bros. (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Bros

F-Zero (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Zero_(video_game)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_Illusion_Starring_Mickey_Mouse

Pilotwings (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilotwings

Star Fleet Battles Captain's Edition Basic Set (1990)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29663/star-fleet-battles-captains-edition-basic-set

Nightmare (1991)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5641/nightmare

Aliens (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(1990_video_game)

Creatures (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatures_(video_game)

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_III:_Dracula%27s_Curse

Turrican (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican

Funhouse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FunHouse_(pinball)

Wing Commander (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_(video_game)

MERCS (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercs

Stunts (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stunts_(video_game)

The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island

Centurion: Defender of Rome (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion:_Defender_of_Rome

Pool of Radiance (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_of_Radiance

Blood Bros. (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Bros.

Cabal (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabal_(video_game)

Magic Sword (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Sword_(video_game)

Super Mario World (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_World

Double Dragon C64 (1988)

https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Double_Dragon_(Melbourne_House)

Carrier Air Wing (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Air_Wing_(video_game)

Champions of Krynn (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_of_Krynn

Devil's Crush (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Crush

Gals Panic (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gals_Panic

James Pond (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pond

Mega Twins (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Twins

Out Zone (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Zone

Parodius! From Myth to Laughter (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parodius!_From_Myth_to_Laughter

Shadow Dancer (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Dancer

Columns (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columns_(video_game)

Sol-Feace (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol-Feace

Sex Vixens from Space (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Vixens_from_Space

MUSHA (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUSHA

 

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

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

June 16, 2019

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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The Shadow (1994)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/shadow

Veccy Bird (2014)

https://vectrex.fandom.com/wiki/Veccy_Bird

Space Harrier (1985)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Harrier

Crazy Taxi (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Taxi_(video_game)

Death Tank (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Tank

Gunstar Heroes (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunstar_Heroes

Game the System Discord!

http://gamethesystem.co/discord

Mike Lombardi Mat Mania Max Out

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/205748-Arcade-Mat-Mania-Points-9-999-990-Michael-Lombardi

Keanu Reeves

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keanu_Reeves

Games Done Quick

https://gamesdonequick.com

MegaDrive Mini

http://megadrivemini.sega.com

Arcade Attack Podcast

https://arcadeattackpodcast.podbean.com

PlayStation Classic

https://www.playstation.com/en-au/explore/playstation-classic/

R-Types (1999)

https://rtype.fandom.com/wiki/R-Types

Diablo (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_(video_game)

Wii Fit (2008)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Fit

Ghouls n Ghosts (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghouls_%27n_Ghosts

Ghosts n Goblins (1985)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins

Battle of the Arcades 2019

https://www.battleofthearcades.net/Event/6

 

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

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

June 6, 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!

 

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Brisbane Pinball & Arcade Collective Showcase Event

http://bnepac.org

The Walking Dead Pinball (2014)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/the_walking_dead

Streets of Rage 2 (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_2

Speedrun Leaderboard

http://speedrun.com

Sanwa Joysticks and Buttons

https://www.focusattack.com/brands/Sanwa-Denshi.html

MCA Joystick Discussion on Shoryuken

https://forums.shoryuken.com/t/mca-joysticks/29431

Ultimate 64

https://ultimate64.com/Ultimate-64

Commodore 64 SID Chip

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology_6581

Rob Hubbard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hubbard

Ben Daglish

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Daglish

Commodore 65

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_65

GTS Discord Channel (join us!)

https://discord.gg/y2g6S7F

 

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

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

May 30, 2019

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!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Our new Discord channel, join us!

https://discord.gg/y2g6S7F

Evan Weston Twin Galaxies

https://www.twingalaxies.com/evn/rankings#scores

Benn Banasik Twin Galaxies

https://www.twingalaxies.com/bennbanasik/rankings#scores

Tenka Speedrun.com

https://www.speedrun.com/user/Tenka

1989 Arcade Bar

http://1989.com.au/

Dennis Edmunds Twin Galaxies

https://www.twingalaxies.com/dedmunds/rankings#scores

Retrogamer Magazine

https://www.retrogamer.net/

Mortal Kombat 11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_11

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_vs._Capcom:_Infinite

Street Fighter IV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_IV

EXAPUNKS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exapunks

Atari Patches

https://www.atariage.com/2600/archives/activision_patches.html

Kaboom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom!_(video_game)

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

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

May 16, 2019

Game the System Podcast Episode 41. Join Marc Bell, John Pansini, and Matthew Tolhurst talking about all things gaming.

We are on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/game-the-system-podcast/id1341961411

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/httpgamethesystemcopodcast/game-the-system-podcast

And now Google Podcasts!

Podcast RSS

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Anatomy of Next Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/anatomy-of-next/id1123461944

EXAPUNKS (2018)

http://www.zachtronics.com/exapunks/

The X-Files Game (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files_Game

Robert Patrick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Patrick

Night Trap (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Trap

Double Switch (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Switch_(video_game)

Ground Zero: Texas (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_Zero:_Texas

Snatcher (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snatcher_(video_game)

Make My Video (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_My_Video

Mortal Kombat 11 (2019)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_11

Sanwa Parts on Focus Attack

https://www.focusattack.com/brands/Sanwa-Denshi.html?page=2&sort=featured

MCA Sticks Discussion on Shoryuken

https://forums.shoryuken.com/t/mca-joysticks/29431

Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Classics

https://store.steampowered.com/sub/102625/

Capcom CP System (CPS1)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP_System

The Shadow (1994)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/shadow

Bride of Pinbot (1991)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/machine-bride-of-pinbot

Ep 40: Billy Mitchell’s Coming to Australia. Plus Capcom’s Home Arcade, and the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Ep 40: Billy Mitchell’s Coming to Australia. Plus Capcom’s Home Arcade, and the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

May 12, 2019

Game the System Podcast Episode 40. Join Marc Bell, John Pansini, and Matthew Tolhurst talking about all things gaming.

We are on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/game-the-system-podcast/id1341961411

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/httpgamethesystemcopodcast/game-the-system-podcast

And now Google Podcasts!

Podcast RSS

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Game of Thrones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones

The X-Files

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files

24

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_(TV_series)

Twin Peaks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Peaks

Veep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veep

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer

Capcom Home Arcade

http://www.capcomhomearcade.com/home

Final Burn Emulator

https://www.fbalpha.com/

Focus Attack and Sanwa

https://www.focusattack.com/brands/Sanwa-Denshi.html?page=2&sort=featured

Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/320606265463578/

Bowen Kerins

https://www.patreon.com/pinball

Steve Ritchie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ritchie_(pinball_designer)

Billy Mitchell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(video_game_player)

Walter Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Day

Mortal Kombat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat

The Pinball Compendium

https://www.amazon.com/Pinball-Compendium-1982-Present/dp/0764341073

Sonic the Hedgehog Film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(film)

Jim Carrey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Carrey

John Wick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wick

Sonic the Hedgehog Series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sonic_the_Hedgehog_features

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedians_in_Cars_Getting_Coffee

UltrachenTV

https://www.twitch.tv/ultrachentv

Ep 39: A Fist of Wires. We chat about Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, pinball, Horizon Zero Dawn, Streets of Rage, and speedrunning!
Ep 38: Willy Wonka Pinball Announced! T-Shirts Given Away. And John’s Birthday Retro Game Bash!

Ep 38: Willy Wonka Pinball Announced! T-Shirts Given Away. And John’s Birthday Retro Game Bash!

April 25, 2019

Game the System Podcast Episode 38. Join Marc Bell, John Pansini, and Matthew Tolhurst talking about all things gaming.

We are on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/game-the-system-podcast/id1341961411

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/httpgamethesystemcopodcast/game-the-system-podcast

And now Google Podcasts!

Podcast RSS

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Metroid Fusion (2002)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_Fusion

Scene from Aliens (1986)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HbkcRAQhew

Columns (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columns_(video_game)

Tired Parents

https://www.twitch.tv/tiredparents

Vigilante 8 (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigilante_8

Vigilante (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigilante_(video_game)

Bank Panic (1984)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Panic

Galaga (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaga

Cactus Canyon (1998)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/cactus-canyon

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Pinball (2019)

https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-deep-dive-overview-rules-features-images-more/

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Film (1971)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Wonka_%26_the_Chocolate_Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Film (2005)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_and_the_Chocolate_Factory_(film)

Gene Wilder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Wilder

Johnny Depp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Depp

Young Frankenstein (1974)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Frankenstein

Mel Brooks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

Pat Lawlor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Lawlor

Road Rash Series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_Rash

Tony Hawk Series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_(series)

Pilotwings (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilotwings

Chelnov (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Runner_Chelnov