The Electric Circus Episode #10- The Magical Mystery Podcast!

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Hey Arcaders!

Here it is- finally!

#10!

We’re in the double digits now!

And to celebrate, I thought we would post this podcast as a special “MYSTERY PODCAST!” There are clues on the page…

All I can say is- Get a bowl of your favorite cereal, and don’t sit so close to the pod-casting device- you don’t know what that does to your ears!

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Lets Compare Donkey Kong!

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With the Arcade Archives podcast almost here- I thought, RayGunn- why not whet the appetite a bit and and look at all the ports of Donkey Kong- everything from the arcade to the ZX Spectrum!

Thanks to wingnut4427 and The Gaming History Resource for this amazing video! And be sure to go to their YouTube channel check out more great games!

What versions did you own and/or  play on?

Let us know in the comments section, or on our Facebook page!

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The Electric Circus Episode #4- The Interactive Figure Review!

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Here it is-  Episode # 4 !  Are you a toys to life fan?  Whats that, you ask?  It’s those games with portals and the crazy characters you put on them-  allowing you to play AS THAT CHARACTER in a game! So, I thought, let’s talk about these games! So this episode is all about interactive figures and the games they live in! Enjoy!

The Electric Circus Episode #3- The Holiday Special!

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Join RayGunn and the  rest of the Arcade Archives gang celebrate the 2014 holiday season!

A Special Thanksgiving Starcade Memories!

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Hey Arcaders! Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! as a special treat, I thought we would present The two part Hawaii episode Of Starcade! This was a 2 day event with 8 previous winners of Starcade competing to win a all expense paid trip for two to HAWAII!!!! Some of these guys you will remember from season one- a few we haven’t seen yet. The best part- this was world premier of a little known game… maybe you’ve heard of it-

DRAGON’S LAIR!!!

Well, sit back with that fully loaded turkey sandwich, a tall glass of milk to wash it down, and enjoy!!!!!

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STARCADE MEMORIES SEASON 1 EPISODE 9!!!!

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Hey Arcaders!

Lets get in our time machine and go back to 1982- for another STARCADE MEMORY!!!!

This time it’s homemaker Kathy Sherwood vs future stand up comic David Brown! And they’re playing for an EXTREMELY RARE game today- SLITHER from GDI!

A few things in this episode-

1) You get to see some great little known arcade games getting some play- Blueprint is a great example of that, and if you haven’t played it before, check it out on MAME- it’s a great game!

2) A little bit of info on our grand prize game- Slither is a little known early 80’s Centipede style game. 

Slither was released by Destron/GDI out of Chicago, Illinois, in July 1982. GDI’s only other title, the cold war slide-and-shoot Red Alert, was released a few months prior in late 1981 (which was another great game- and it’s on MAME- give it a try!) Then GDI just disappeared- It’s a shame- having two great games like this, then to just shut down? Sadly,  Slither doesn’t work on MAME, but there is a home port- on COLECOVISION! it came boxed with their Roller Controller expansion pack, and it plays great!

3) Best of all- in this episode- THEY PLAY SWIMMER!!! Don’t get me started on SWIMMER!!!!!

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Got your favorite breakfast cereal ready? Yhen, let’s watch the fun!!! And Thanks again to RETROGAMECLIPS!!!

STARCADE MEMORIES EPISODE #8!!!!

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                       Time for another jump to the 80’s with another episode of STARCADE MEMORIES! This time its season 1 episode 8- Brian McGhie vs Jonah Coleman!!!!

Brian is from San Jose CA and he likes to play the recorder, and play video games!

Jonah likes to collect comic books and play video games!

The grand prize is what is special to me in this one- SWIMMER FROM CENTURI!

I have one in my personal collection! and who knows- it could be the one from that very show!

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And thanks again for Retrogameclips for taking the time and putting these shows up!

The Electric Circus Episode #2- E3 Stuff 2014!

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Hey Arcaders!

The big surprise is here!

Here it is- podcast #2! lots to talk about this episode, so let’s get started!!!

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The Electric Circus Episode #1- Beginnings!

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Hey Arcaders! Raygunn here… and its been awhile. Just wanted to get through the holidays and give Our new SCRIBES a chance to speak! That’s right, we have new authors on the site to give their insight in the video game world and more! Stay tuned for more of that!

But, lets talk about our new podcast, THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS! First- why so long between podcasts… well I liked my first one , but I wasn’t thrilled with it. I always wanted a podcast where it was more of a round-table discussion, rant, rave, etc. Kinda hard to do that alone.So that’s why I put the podcast on the back burner for so long. Then, something amazing happened… I started at Disney Quest! I was finally aligned with a crazy group of people that were like me!  So, after months of planing, we finally recorded two weeks ago.  Now the sound is a little wonky ( tried out some USB digital mics, we have to raise the volume more.) but this is just an introduction podcast, so that’s fine. Our future podcasts will have individual articles, reviews, more round-table discussions and FUN!

So enjoy our first of many ELECTRIC CIRCUS podcasts! This is episode one- “Beginnings”

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