Episode 30 – SPORTSBALL!

Tatton, Becky, Chris and Linda take a trip the Louisville Slugger Factory to visit their Pinball to Pixel exhibit on the history of sports pinball and video games. Sports video games are the bane of game collectors. While the hate is mostly justified, sports video games play a critical role in the history of the industry, and there are several great classic video sports games that appeal to more than digital meatheads.

Now You’re Playing With Podcast Episode 28 – Metapod

A podcast about podcasts and podcasting with podcast critics and fellow podcasters. Join Chris, Ferg from 2600 Game by Game Podcast, S1500 from Classic Console Gamernews and RJ from the infamous 50+ page forum podcast thread on AtariAge as they talk shop and wrestle with talking over each other in Skype.

Now You’re Playing With Podcast Episode 27 – Wonderful 101 Part 5: Games #10 – #1

This is it!! The Top Ten Video Games of All-Time determined by our awesome eighty-three survey subjects.

Chris, Tatton, Becky, and Steve sit down to play these games along with Tori, Brad, Linda, Pinball Chris, and newcomer Chevonne.

Friends of the show / prior guests (votes from these surveys were used as tie-breakers):

Cory – Guest on episodes 1, 2, 5, and 18

Jesse – Owner of Arcade Legacy (episode 10)

s1500 – Host of Classic Console Gamernews podcast

ferg – Host of 2600 Game by Game podcast

Nicole – Master Mind of Pure Geekery blog

Stan and Aimee – The Electric Frankfurter blog

Thomas Greene – Editor of Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade channel and Wrestlefolks podcast

John Hancock – Cowlitz Gamers for Kids organizer

Ben Mullen – Tetris Champion (episode 9)

Mike Lawrence – Standup Comedian and host of Nerd of Mouth podcast

Rick Weis – Portland Retro Gaming Expo organizer

Scott – Guest/Host on episodes 6 and 14

UK Mike – Host of Retrogaming Roundup podcast

FocusRS – Host of ArcadeUSA

The list so far (11-170):

11 – Super Metroid
12 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
14 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
15 – Donkey Kong Country (SNES series)
16 – Final Fantasy III (SNES)
17 – Fallout 3
18 – Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
19 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
20 – Street Fighter II
21 – Mega Man 2
22 – Dr. Mario
23 – Pac Man
24 – Goldeneye
25 – Mortal Kombat (I and II)
26 – Space Invaders
27 – Super Mario 64
28 – Resident Evil 2
29 – Doom (I and II)
30 – Mass Effect (series)
31 – Galaga
32 – Donkey Kong
33 – Super Smash Bros. Melee
34 – Contra/Super C
35 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (Series)
36 – Bioshock
37 – Metroid
38 – Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
39 – Soul Calibur (I and II)
40 – Animal Crossing (Series)
41 – Super Mario Kart
42 – Halo: Combat Evolved
43 – Tecmo Bowl (Series)
44 – Resident Evil 4
45 – Gauntlet (2D Series)
46 – Civilization (Series)
47 – Metal Gear Solid
48 – Shadow of the Colossus
49 – Final Fantasy Tactics
50 – Dragon Warrior
51 – Final Fantasy II (SNES)
52 – NBA Jam
53 – Silent Hill
54 – Portal
55 – Super Mario Bros. 2
56 – Mike Tyson’s Punchout!!
57 – Earthbound
58 – Deus Ex
59 – Twisted Metal 2
60 – Final Fantasy X
61 – Silent Hill 2
62 – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
63 – Kaboom!
64 – Warlords
65 – Mario Kart 64
66 – Secret of Mana
67 – Half-Life 2
68 – Pitfall!
69 – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
70 – Shenmue (Series)
71 – Diablo (I and II)
72 – Final Fantasy
73 – Dance Dance Revolution (Series)
74 – Resident Evil
75 – Castlevania (NES)
76 – Mega Man X
77 – Paperboy
78 – Super Smash Bros.
79 – Minecraft
80 – Xenogears
81 – Batman: Arkham City
82 – Final Fantasy VIII
83 – Portal 2
84 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
85 – Borderlands 2
86 – John Madden Football (2D series)
87 – Berzerk
88 – Food Fight
89 – Crazy Taxi
90 – Bomberman (2D series)
91 – Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
92 – Phantasy Star Online
93 – Metroid Prime
94 – Zombies Ate My Neighbors
95 – Adventure (Atari VCS)
96 – Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
97 – Harvest Moon (series)
98 – Mega Man 3
99 – Tomb Raider
100 – Ninja Gaiden (NES series)
101 – Asteroids
102 – Super Castlevania IV
103 – Myst
104 – Super Mario Galaxy
105 – Guitar Hero
106 – Chrono Cross
107 – Killer 7
108 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
109 – Pong
110 – Centipede
111 – Call of Duty
112 – Red Dead Redemption
113 – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
114 – Gears of War
115 – Megamania
116 – Golden Axe
117 – Mario Kart Wii
118 – Rampart
119 – Dragon Warrior IV
120 – Strider
121 – Tales of Vesperia
122 – Blue Max
123 – Final Fantasy IX
124 – Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
125 – NHL 94
126 – Tempest
127 – River City Ransom
128 – Super Meat Boy
129 – WCW/nWo Revenge
130 – Streets of Rage 2
131 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
132 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike
133 – God of War
134 – Luigi’s Mansion
135 – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
136 – Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
137 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requim
138 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
139 – Mega Man X4
140 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
141 – WWF No Mercy
142 – Plants vs Zombies
143 – Bomberman 64
144 – Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
145 – Fallout 2
146 – Don’t Starve
147 – Oregon Trail
148 – Kirby’s Dream Land
149 – Mario Paint
150 – Star Wars (Arcade)
151 – Mega Man
152 – Kirby Super Star
153 – Rygar (NES)
154 – Starcraft
155 – Tetris Attack
156 – Batman: Arkham Asylum
157 – Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
158 – Mischeif Makers
159 – Perfect Dark
160 – Mario Kart 7
161 – Duke Nukem 3D
162 – Psychonauts
163 – Warcraft
164 – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
165 – Baldur’s Gate
166 – Bioshock 2
167 – Demon’s Souls
168 – Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
169 – Dark Souls
170 – Gears of War 2

Now You’re Playing With Podcast Episode 26 – Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2013 Debriefing

Before next week’s final Wonderful 101 episode, Chris and Steve attended the 2013 Portland Retro Gaming Expo and watched the dramatic finals in the Classic Tetris World Championship. After the show closed on Sunday night, they hung out and talked about the show.

Now You’re Playing With Podcast Episode 25 – Wonderful 101 Part 4: Games #30 – #11

We are approaching the summit of our countdown. Chris, Tatton, Becky, Steve chat about this group of games with Tori, Brad, and Linda.

Friends of the show / prior guests (votes from these surveys were used as tie-breakers):

Cory – Guest on episodes 1, 2, 5, and 18

Jesse – Owner of Arcade Legacy (episode 10)

s1500 – Host of Classic Console Gamernews podcast

ferg – Host of 2600 Game by Game podcast

Nicole – Master Mind of Pure Geekery blog

Stan and Aimee – The Electric Frankfurter blog

Thomas Greene – Editor of Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade channel and Wrestlefolks podcast

John Hancock – Cowlitz Gamers for Kids organizer

Ben Mullen – Tetris Champion (episode 9)

Mike Lawrence – Standup Comedian and host of Nerd of Mouth podcast

Rick Weis – Portland Retro Gaming Expo organizer

Scott – Guest/Host on episodes 6 and 14

UK Mike – Host of Retrogaming Roundup podcast

FocusRS – Host of ArcadeUSA

The list so far (31-170):

31 – Galaga
32 – Donkey Kong
33 – Super Smash Bros. Melee
34 – Contra/Super C
35 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (Series)
36 – Bioshock
37 – Metroid
38 – Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
39 – Soul Calibur (I and II)
40 – Animal Crossing (Series)
41 – Super Mario Kart
42 – Halo: Combat Evolved
43 – Tecmo Bowl (Series)
44 – Resident Evil 4
45 – Gauntlet (2D Series)
46 – Civilization (Series)
47 – Metal Gear Solid
48 – Shadow of the Colossus
49 – Final Fantasy Tactics
50 – Dragon Warrior
51 – Final Fantasy II (SNES)
52 – NBA Jam
53 – Silent Hill
54 – Portal
55 – Super Mario Bros. 2
56 – Mike Tyson’s Punchout!!
57 – Earthbound
58 – Deus Ex
59 – Twisted Metal 2
60 – Final Fantasy X
61 – Silent Hill 2
62 – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
63 – Kaboom!
64 – Warlords
65 – Mario Kart 64
66 – Secret of Mana
67 – Half-Life 2
68 – Pitfall!
69 – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
70 – Shenmue (Series)
71 – Diablo (I and II)
72 – Final Fantasy
73 – Dance Dance Revolution (Series)
74 – Resident Evil
75 – Castlevania (NES)
76 – Mega Man X
77 – Paperboy
78 – Super Smash Bros.
79 – Minecraft
80 – Xenogears
81 – Batman: Arkham City
82 – Final Fantasy VIII
83 – Portal 2
84 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
85 – Borderlands 2
86 – John Madden Football (2D series)
87 – Berzerk
88 – Food Fight
89 – Crazy Taxi
90 – Bomberman (2D series)
91 – Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
92 – Phantasy Star Online
93 – Metroid Prime
94 – Zombies Ate My Neighbors
95 – Adventure (Atari VCS)
96 – Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
97 – Harvest Moon (series)
98 – Mega Man 3
99 – Tomb Raider
100 – Ninja Gaiden (NES series)
101 – Asteroids
102 – Super Castlevania IV
103 – Myst
104 – Super Mario Galaxy
105 – Guitar Hero
106 – Chrono Cross
107 – Killer 7
108 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
109 – Pong
110 – Centipede
111 – Call of Duty
112 – Red Dead Redemption
113 – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
114 – Gears of War
115 – Megamania
116 – Golden Axe
117 – Mario Kart Wii
118 – Rampart
119 – Dragon Warrior IV
120 – Strider
121 – Tales of Vesperia
122 – Blue Max
123 – Final Fantasy IX
124 – Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
125 – NHL 94
126 – Tempest
127 – River City Ransom
128 – Super Meat Boy
129 – WCW/nWo Revenge
130 – Streets of Rage 2
131 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
132 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike
133 – God of War
134 – Luigi’s Mansion
135 – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
136 – Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
137 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requim
138 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
139 – Mega Man X4
140 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
141 – WWF No Mercy
142 – Plants vs Zombies
143 – Bomberman 64
144 – Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
145 – Fallout 2
146 – Don’t Starve
147 – Oregon Trail
148 – Kirby’s Dream Land
149 – Mario Paint
150 – Star Wars (Arcade)
151 – Mega Man
152 – Kirby Super Star
153 – Rygar (NES)
154 – Starcraft
155 – Tetris Attack
156 – Batman: Arkham Asylum
157 – Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
158 – Mischeif Makers
159 – Perfect Dark
160 – Mario Kart 7
161 – Duke Nukem 3D
162 – Psychonauts
163 – Warcraft
164 – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
165 – Baldur’s Gate
166 – Bioshock 2
167 – Demon’s Souls
168 – Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
169 – Dark Souls
170 – Gears of War 2

Now You’re Playing With Podcast Episode 24 – Wonderful 101 Part 3: Games #50 – #31

For part 3 of the countdown, Chris, Tatton, Becky, and Steve are joined by Scott and Sam.

Friends of the show / prior guests (votes from these surveys were used as tie-breakers):

Cory – Guest on episodes 1, 2, 5, and 18

Jesse – Owner of Arcade Legacy (episode 10)

s1500 – Host of Classic Console Gamernews podcast

ferg – Host of 2600 Game by Game podcast

Nicole – Master Mind of Pure Geekery blog

Stan and Aimee – The Electric Frankfurter blog

Thomas Greene – Editor of Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade channel and Wrestlefolks podcast

John Hancock – Cowlitz Gamers for Kids organizer

Ben Mullen – Tetris Champion (episode 9)

Mike Lawrence – Standup Comedian and host of Nerd of Mouth podcast

Rick Weis – Portland Retro Gaming Expo organizer

Scott – Guest/Host on episodes 6 and 14

UK Mike – Host of Retrogaming Roundup podcast

FocusRS – Host of ArcadeUSA

The list so far (51-170):

51 – Final Fantasy II (SNES)
52 – NBA Jam
53 – Silent Hill
54 – Portal
55 – Super Mario Bros. 2
56 – Mike Tyson’s Punchout!!
57 – Earthbound
58 – Deus Ex
59 – Twisted Metal 2
60 – Final Fantasy X
61 – Silent Hill 2
62 – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
63 – Kaboom!
64 – Warlords
65 – Mario Kart 64
66 – Secret of Mana
67 – Half-Life 2
68 – Pitfall!
69 – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
70 – Shenmue (Series)
71 – Diablo (I and II)
72 – Final Fantasy
73 – Dance Dance Revolution (Series)
74 – Resident Evil
75 – Castlevania (NES)
76 – Mega Man X
77 – Paperboy
78 – Super Smash Bros.
79 – Minecraft
80 – Xenogears
81 – Batman: Arkham City
82 – Final Fantasy VIII
83 – Portal 2
84 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
85 – Borderlands 2
86 – John Madden Football (2D series)
87 – Berzerk
88 – Food Fight
89 – Crazy Taxi
90 – Bomberman (2D series)
91 – Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
92 – Phantasy Star Online
93 – Metroid Prime
94 – Zombies Ate My Neighbors
95 – Adventure (Atari VCS)
96 – Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
97 – Harvest Moon (series)
98 – Mega Man 3
99 – Tomb Raider
100 – Ninja Gaiden (NES series)
101 – Asteroids
102 – Super Castlevania IV
103 – Myst
104 – Super Mario Galaxy
105 – Guitar Hero
106 – Chrono Cross
107 – Killer 7
108 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
109 – Pong
110 – Centipede
111 – Call of Duty
112 – Red Dead Redemption
113 – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
114 – Gears of War
115 – Megamania
116 – Golden Axe
117 – Mario Kart Wii
118 – Rampart
119 – Dragon Warrior IV
120 – Strider
121 – Tales of Vesperia
122 – Blue Max
123 – Final Fantasy IX
124 – Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
125 – NHL 94
126 – Tempest
127 – River City Ransom
128 – Super Meat Boy
129 – WCW/nWo Revenge
130 – Streets of Rage 2
131 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
132 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike
133 – God of War
134 – Luigi’s Mansion
135 – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
136 – Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
137 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requim
138 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
139 – Mega Man X4
140 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
141 – WWF No Mercy
142 – Plants vs Zombies
143 – Bomberman 64
144 – Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
145 – Fallout 2
146 – Don’t Starve
147 – Oregon Trail
148 – Kirby’s Dream Land
149 – Mario Paint
150 – Star Wars (Arcade)
151 – Mega Man
152 – Kirby Super Star
153 – Rygar (NES)
154 – Starcraft
155 – Tetris Attack
156 – Batman: Arkham Asylum
157 – Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
158 – Mischeif Makers
159 – Perfect Dark
160 – Mario Kart 7
161 – Duke Nukem 3D
162 – Psychonauts
163 – Warcraft
164 – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
165 – Baldur’s Gate
166 – Bioshock 2
167 – Demon’s Souls
168 – Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
169 – Dark Souls
170 – Gears of War 2