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Pat and Ian discuss the latest in video games, movies, retro game topics, and take Q and A from the audience! It's the Completely Unnecessary Podcast! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecupodcast/support

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    • 4.7 • 76 Ratings

Pat and Ian discuss the latest in video games, movies, retro game topics, and take Q and A from the audience! It's the Completely Unnecessary Podcast! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecupodcast/support

    #CUPodcast 292 - N64 Polymega Module, Wata NES Population Report, Atari Buying MobyGames

    #CUPodcast 292 - N64 Polymega Module, Wata NES Population Report, Atari Buying MobyGames

    Wata releases NES population report, N64 Polymega module announced, Atari to buy MobyGames, Intellivision Amico "in production," and more!

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #CUPodcast 291 - Wii 15th Anniversary, Hardest NES Games, Stolen Assets in Amico Game

    #CUPodcast 291 - Wii 15th Anniversary, Hardest NES Games, Stolen Assets in Amico Game

    A look back at the Wii for its 15th anniversary, stolen assets discovered in Intellivision Amico game, Analogue Pocket shipping in Dec., the hardest NES games, and more!

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    #CUPodcast 290 - GTA Remaster Trilogy Backlash, Atari XP Carts, Zelda Game & Watch Review

    #CUPodcast 290 - GTA Remaster Trilogy Backlash, Atari XP Carts, Zelda Game & Watch Review

    The GTA remastered trilogy has major issues, Atari XP carts announced, Zelda Game & Watch review, a deep dive into the Intellivision Amico controller, and much more!

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    #CUPodcast 289 - 8-Bit Christmas Trailer, Bootleg NES Classic Sold by Newspaper, Intellivision RFID Update

    #CUPodcast 289 - 8-Bit Christmas Trailer, Bootleg NES Classic Sold by Newspaper, Intellivision RFID Update

    A look at the 8-Bit Christmas movie trailer, bootleg NES Classic consoles sold by a newspaper, Intellivision RFID update, can Wata be redeemed (?), and more!

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    #CUPodcast 288 - Greatest Video Game Consoles, Insane Game Auction Results, Intellivision Amico Excitement

    #CUPodcast 288 - Greatest Video Game Consoles, Insane Game Auction Results, Intellivision Amico Excitement

    The top 10 greatest game consoles of all time, more insane game auction results, Intellivision Amico excitement (?), and more!

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    #CUPodcast 287 - N64 Switch Online Game Issues, Intellivision Amico Physical Product Details

    #CUPodcast 287 - N64 Switch Online Game Issues, Intellivision Amico Physical Product Details

    N64 game issues on Switch Online Expansion Pack, Intellivision Amico physical product RFID details, why we cover nostalgia-bait game projects, and much more!

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    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

kutski ,

Great podcast

Covers a wide variety of current nerdy pop culture topics. Usually with some hot takes haha! It’s refreshing how Pat and Ian are clearly good friends but often disagree and have banter over differing views. That aspect adds perspective to a lot topics and makes the conversations feel more authentic. Great work keep it up :)

Comicbookkid82 ,

Excited every time a new episode is released

The CU Podcast is (in my opinion) the best gaming / pop culture podcast out there. Pat is an amazing host and Ian is his perfect partner in crime. With a massive amount of experience in the world of gaming and with beautifully contrasting opinions the duo create a well paced, amusing and informative podcast. It’s the only podcast I get excited for every time I get a new episode and I’m always left wanting more. All the best dudes. Thank you

Simon in Teesside ,

Enjoyable but very US Centric

Overall I enjoy this straight talking podcast and the dynamic between the hosts.
I’m in the UK so some of the cultural references are lost on me and a non American perspective is often lacking to add some balance to topics. Also very little coverage of the retro gaming on huge platforms such as Spectrum, Amstrad, C64, Atari ST and Amiga which would be welcome (but weren’t as big in USA).
1 star is also taken off for me due to occasional discussions about wrestling which I skip through.

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