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Dec 4, 2019

Finish Him! Our Fighting Game Wars miniseries wraps up with Arcade Obscura. Each host presents a little-known, underappreciated, or underrated fighting game to the audience. The other hosts make fun of their love for it! This episode also includes discussion on Sea-Doos, fat shaming, Lionmen, Tenacious D-ragon, and...


Nov 20, 2019

All litigious hell breaks loose as Capcom takes on Data East’s game, Fighter’s History, on the biggest stage of them all - the United States District Court. What was it about Fighter’s History that caused Capcom to sue? Why is Data East already familiar with this setting? Who has even seen a Fighter’s History...


Nov 6, 2019

SNK doubles down on Neo Geo fighters with the release of Art of Fighting. It has all the things you love from other fighting games, but less! Why are these characters so big? Why are some of these characters so… familiar? Why does everyone that owns a Neo Geo arcade have this cart? The episode also covers Flerkens,...


Oct 23, 2019

A new challenger approaches! SNK calls “next” on Capcom as they launch their own Street Fighter II competitor -- Fatal Fury. Who are the Bogard Brothers? Does having fewer playable characters require a better story? What the hell are jiggle physics? The episode also covers trucker hats, the Titled Geese Game,...


Oct 9, 2019

Ready… Fight! The Fighting Game Wars miniseries begins with the granddaddy of them all -- Capcom’s Street Fighter II. What led up to the launch of this iconic arcade? What were the ramifications? Why was this the first arcade game two of the hosts ever bought? The episode also covers topics like coin cannibalism,...