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Welcome to Game the System podcast. A podcast about people that play. Retro, arcade, modern, pinball, board games, and all things gaming.

    Ep 63 1/3: Three Special Guests! Jimmy from Netherworld, Ben from 1989, and Benn from GameTraders Discuss COVID19 Business Impacts

    Ep 63 1/3: Three Special Guests! Jimmy from Netherworld, Ben from 1989, and Benn from GameTraders Discuss COVID19 Business Impacts

    In this very special episode, Marc, Matt and John are joined by three luminaries of the retro arcade and pinball scene: Jimmy Nails from Netherworld Bar Arcade, Benn Banasik from GameTraders MacArthur Square / GameCenter, and Ben Campbell from 1989 Bar Arcade! The six of us discuss the terrible health and economic situation with COVID19 and how each of their small business are managing through this unprecedented time.
    Netherworld Bar Arcade
    https://www.netherworldarcade.com/
    Game Center
    http://gamecenter.store/
    1989 Bar Arcade
    http://1989.com.au/
    Game the System Discord - join us!
    https://gamethesystem.co/discord
     
     

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Ep 63: Corona Impact on Arcades, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a Bunch of Arcade Repair!

    Ep 63: Corona Impact on Arcades, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a Bunch of Arcade Repair!

    Lockdown is in effect! Marc Matt and John record the first ever remote podcast where we chat about the impact on bar arcades and events and small businesses. We also chat about what we've been doing in isolation including some comfort games like Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a whole bunch of arcade repairs! Our thoughts go out to everyone effected by the coronavirus situation.
    Tattersalls Hotel
    https://www.tattersallshotelpenrith.com.au/
    Elvira’s House of Horrors (2019)
    https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/elviras-house-of-horrors-le
    Pirates of the Caribbean JJP (2018)
    https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/jjp-pirates-of-the-caribbean-le
    Austrojoy Amusements
    http://austrojoy.com.au/
    Netherworld Arcade
    https://www.netherworldarcade.com/
    1989 Arcade
    http://1989.com.au/
    The Game Center
    https://thegamecenter.store/
    Rumble in the West
    https://www.rumbleinthewest.com/
    Black Tiger (1987)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Tiger_(video_game)
    Out Zone (1990)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Zone
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night (1997)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania:_Symphony_of_the_Night
    Diablo (1997)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_(video_game)
    Dragons Fury (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Crush
    Sega Retro
    https://segaretro.org/
    Crue Ball (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%BCe_Ball
    Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_3_(2020_video_game)
    Bubble Bobble (1986)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_Bobble
    Monkey Ball (2000)
    https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8736
    Mouser
    https://au.mouser.com/
    The 8-bit Manshed
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh488zNQKqoyrwjZZZEz_qQ/videos
    Noodle Shirt
    http://www.noodleshirt.com/
    Dead Rising (2006)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Rising

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep 62: Battle of the Arcades 2020, Rumble in the West, and Live Questions from the Discord!

    Ep 62: Battle of the Arcades 2020, Rumble in the West, and Live Questions from the Discord!

    Before the world went into lockdown, Marc Matt and John got in some arcade gaming and talk about the games announced for Battle of the Arcades 2020, tournaments and events at Rumble in the West, and answer a whole bunch of questions from you, The Readers, in the Game the System Discord!
    Super Bomberman (1993)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bomberman
    Golden Axe (1989)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Axe_(video_game)
    Progear (2001)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progear
    Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_vs._SNK_2
    Neo Turf Masters (1996)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Turf_Masters
    Alien Vs Predator (1994)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_vs._Predator_(arcade_game)
    Black Tiger (1987)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Tiger_(video_game)
    Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2 (2006)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_Classics_Collection
    Battle of the Arcades 2020
    https://www.battleofthearcades.net/
    Gyruss (1983)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyruss
    Demon Front (2002)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_Front
    Out Zone (1990)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Zone
    Rygar (1986)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rygar
    Ms. Pac-Man (1982)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Pac-Man
    New Rally-X (1981)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Rally-X
    Last Blade 2 (1998)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Blade_2
    Metal Slug 2 (1998)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug_2
    Netherworld
    https://www.netherworldarcade.com/
    Pincadia
    https://pincadia.com/
    1up Arcade
    https://www.1uparcade.com.au/
    1989 Arcade Bar
    http://1989.com.au/
    Game Room Essentials
    http://www.gameroom.com.au/
    Arcadia
    https://www.arcadia.net.nz/
    Rumble in the West
    http://rumbleinthewest.com
    Driver (1999)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver_(video_game)
    Crazy Taxi (1999)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Taxi_(video_game)
    River Raid TE
    https://gamethesystem.co/forum?p=post%2Friver-raid-tournament-edition-9614404
    Olympic Gold (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Gold_(video_game)
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (2000)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_Pro_Skater_2
    Point Blank 3 (1994)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Blank_(video_game_series)
    Mario Kart 64 (1996)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64
    GoldenEye 007 (1997)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoldenEye_007_(1997_video_game)
    NBA Jam (1993)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Jam_(1993_video_game)
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Street_Fighter_II_Turbo
    Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (2001)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_Alpha_3
    Tekken Tag Tournament (1999)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekken_Tag_Tournament
    Ghouls n Ghosts (1988)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghouls_%27n_Ghosts
    Donkey Kong (1981)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game)
    Kaboom! (1981)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom!_(video_game)
    The Last Ninja (1987)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ninja
    Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (1989)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy_III:_The_Dragon%27s_Trap
    Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(8-bit_video_game)
    Rock Band (2007)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Band_(video_game)
    Mortal Kombat II (1993)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II
    Street Fighter II Turbo (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II_Turbo:_Hyper_Fighting
    Super Mario Kart (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Kart
    Toe Jam and Earl (1991)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ToeJam_%26_Earl
    Streets of Rage 2 (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_2
    Road Rash II (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_Rash_II
    IK+ (1987)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Karate_%2B
    Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_4_Dead_2
    Micro Machines
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Machines_(video_game_series)
    Rock and Roll Racing (19

    • 2 hrs
    Ep 61: Retro Meets, Arcade Wars, BPAC 2020, and Rumble in the West!

    Ep 61: Retro Meets, Arcade Wars, BPAC 2020, and Rumble in the West!

    After a little break Marc, Matt and John are back to talk all things retro games! There's the Best C64 Game coming in episode 64, a retro game meet at friend of the show Benn Banasik's place, Arcade Wars, the full BPAC 2020 calendar of events, the MiSTer FPGA platform, Elvira's House of Horrors pinball thoughts, and the new Sydney retro game event: Rumble in the West!
    Super Bread Box (2012) - http://superbreadbox.com/
    Theatre of Magic (1995) - https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/theatre-of-magic
    Tony Hawke’s Pro Skater 2 (2000) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_Pro_Skater_2
    Popeye (1982) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popeye_(video_game)
    Typing of the Dead (2001) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Typing_of_the_Dead
    Xeno Crisis (2019) - https://shop.bitmapbureau.com/
    Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2001) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtua_Fighter_4#Virtua_Fighter_4:_Evolution
    In the Hunt (1993) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hunt
    Magical Night Dreams: Cotton Boomerang (1998) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_(series)
    Vaboom! (2000) - https://vectrex.fandom.com/wiki/Vaboom!/Vectrace
    Bubble Bobble  (1986) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_Bobble
    Arcade Wars - http://www.1uparcade.com.au/arcade-wars/
    Aliens vs Predator (1994) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_vs._Predator_(arcade_game)
    Galloping Ghost Arcade - https://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/
    1up Arcade - https://www.1uparcade.com.au/
    Arcade Club - https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
    BPAC 2020 - http://bnepac.org/bpac-2020/
    New Astro City - https://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/Sega_New_Astro_City
    Mister FPGA - https://www.retrorgb.com/mister.html
    Elvira’s House of Horrors (2019) - https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/elviras-house-of-horrors-le
    Rumble in the West - https://www.rumbleinthewest.com/
    NattyB_Art - https://www.facebook.com/NattyBArt/
    CheckPoint - https://checkpointorg.com/

    • 2 hrs 52 min
    Ep 60: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Holiday Gaming Memories

    Ep 60: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Holiday Gaming Memories

    It's the Christmas and New Years holidays! Marc, Matt and John sit down to talk about their fondest memories of the gift giving season. As well as latest news including Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland pinball, Rick and Morty pinball, Stranger Things pinball, latest world records, and BPAC 2020 announced!
    Intro music from www.bensound.com
    RAZA (2019)
    https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2019/11/17/retro-atomic-zombie-adventureland/
     
    Rick and Morty (2020)
    https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2019/12/17/rick-and-morty-pinball-revealed/
     
    Stranger Things (2019)
    https://sternpinball.com/game/stranger-things/
     
    Pinside
    https://pinside.com/
     
    Martin Tain Taylor - Metal Slug 2 World Record
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/metal-slug-2-super-vehicle-001-ii/arcade/
     
    1989 Bar Arcade
    http://1989.com.au/
     
    Stephon Holmes - Raiden II World Record
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/raiden-ii/arcade/
     
    Pete Hahn - Black Tiger World Record
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/black-tiger/arcade
     
    BPAC 2020
    https://www.facebook.com/bnepac/
     
    Xbox Series X (20XX)
    https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/consoles/xbox-series-x
     
    Tired Parents
    https://www.twitch.tv/tiredparents/videos
     
    World Grand Prix Master System (1986)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Grand_Prix_(video_game)
     
    Commodore 64 (1982)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64
     
    Alien Kill (1988)
    http://pirates.emucamp.com/a/a/alienkill/c64/main.html
     
    Wizard of War (1982)
    https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875
     
    International Soccer (1983)
    https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875
     
    Lemans (1982)
    https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875
     
    Resident Evil 2 (1998)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_2
     
    The Last Ninja (1987)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ninja

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 59: Review of the Capcom Home Arcade, Game Room Repairs, and the Classic Tetris World Championship

    Ep 59: Review of the Capcom Home Arcade, Game Room Repairs, and the Classic Tetris World Championship

    The Capcom Home Arcade has landed and Marc gives it a thorough review. The guys then chat about some arcade repair thanks to some tips given by the friendly readers on the Discord channel. Finally, Matt gives a full rundown on the Classic Tetris World Championship, recently held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo!
    Intro music from www.bensound.com
    Capcom Home Arcade
    http://capcomhomearcade.com/home
    Digital Foundry
    https://www.eurogamer.net/digitalfoundry
    1989 Bar Arcade
    http://1989.com.au/
    Johns Arcade
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0zwTpEMt8IsETC7mv9Tt3g
    Netherworld
    https://www.netherworldarcade.com/
    The Henson Hotel
    http://www.thehenson.com.au/
    1up Arcade
    https://www.1uparcade.com.au/
    Jaycar
    https://www.jaycar.com.au/
    Highway Entertainment
    https://www.highway.net.au/
    Portland Retro Gaming Expo
    https://www.retrogamingexpo.com/
    Classic Tetris World Championship
    https://thectwc.com/
    Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecstasy_of_Order:_The_Tetris_Masters
    Game the System Discord
    http://www.gamethesystem.co/discord
     

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Taggsta ,

Great Aussie Gaming Podcast

Marc, Matt and John catch up and discuss the latest news in the gaming world, gaming events, interviews and have sections on the best game of a certain the year.

Lots of banter and fun along the way!

SKT73 ,

Solid rambling skillz.

Good company. Some of the most solid rambling I’ve heard in a long long time. Perfect to help me pass a couple of hours of my usually drudgerous (yes it’s a word now) day. And the discussion of retrogaming is light and informative and entertaining. Keep em coming guys.

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