Confessions of an Arcade Addict

Confessions of an Arcade Addict

By Brian
Welcome to Confessions of an Arcade Addict, a podcast about classic video gaming told from a more personal point of view. Join your host Brian, as he meanders through the years of classic arcade gaming through his own memories, insights, and personal stories of classic video games and arcades, from the middle to late 70s right up to the present day.

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Episode 13 - How Brian Got His Groove Back
   Welcome to Episode 13! In this episode, Brian answers a voicemail, gives a rundown of the arcades he frequented when he lived in Orlando, Florida, breaks down the boxing game Punch-Out!, and wraps things up with some thoughts after an arcade run. Enjoy! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Voicemail From Mike Stewart – Video Game/Pinball Combos Machines Arcade Rundown – The Fun Machine/Rocky’s Replay Are You Experienced? – Punch-Out! On The Road – Arcade Run, August 12th, 2018
1:06:08
July 8, 2019
Episode 12 - Intelligent Television!
Welcome to Episode #12! In this episode, Brian breaks down his top tens from 1984, gives strategy tips for one of his favorite arcade games, reviews one of his childhood arcades, and talks about the Intellivision home system. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1984 Time For Some Stragety – Karate Champ Arcade Review – Lafayette Plaza Arcade Home Systems – Intellivision
1:40:59
June 17, 2019
Episode 11 - When I Leave, I Don't Know What I'm Hoping To Find...
 Welcome to Episode #11! In this episode, Brian tells the story about the changes in his life and moving to Florida, gives a rundown on the arcades in Melbourne, Palm Bay and Orlando, Florida, talks about the classic Star Wars arcade game, and wraps things up with a short segment from the road. Enjoy! Voicemail from Mike Stewart: Aladdin’s Castle The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Story Time – Moving to Florida Arcade Rundown – Arcades in Florida that I used to go to Are You Experienced? – Star Wars On The Road – Arcade Run, July 18th, 2018
1:06:32
May 18, 2019
Episode 10 - Feeding The Beast...
Welcome to Episode #10! In this episode, Brian talks about a locally owned video store that was crucial to his love of video games, counts down his top ten games from 1983, breaks down a day in the midst of his teenage arcade addiction, and reviews a strategy guide that was very important to him back in the day. Enjoy! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown – The Video Connection Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1983 Story Time – A Day In The Life of an Arcade Addict Time For Some Stragety – Score! How to beat the top 16 video games, by Ken Uston
1:26:56
April 21, 2019
Episode 9 - How High Can You Get?
   Welcome to Episode #9!, In this (kind of) short episode, Brian talks about Arnie’s Place, an arcade in Westport, CT, and reminisces about Donkey Kong and the Atari 5200. Enjoy! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown – Arnie’s Place Are You Experienced? – Donkey Kong Home Systems – Atari 5200
48:42
March 23, 2019
Episode 8 - Steep Learning Curve!
Welcome to Episode #8! Join Brian as he brings you another episode of classic arcade gaming goodness! First he starts off with top ten list of games from 1982, then he goes on to a game that he was intimidated by, Robotron. Then he gives an honest review of his “home base” arcade growing up, then closes the show with a segment from the road. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1982 Are You Experienced? – Robotron Arcade Review – Trumbull Mall Arcade
1:57:41
February 14, 2019
Episode 7 - You're Still Playing That???!
   Welcome to Episode #7! Join Brian as has his first correspondence to the show, and then talks about another area where there were arcades aplenty back in the day, breaks down another Top Ten list, reminisces about the game Tempest, and bring things to a close another segment from the road. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). If you wish to support the show, make sure to tell a friend! Also, if you wish to support the show directly, you can donate to the show at anchor.fm/coaa/support. Hope to hear from you soon!   Voicemail from Orbital Albert Arcade Rundown – The Milford Area (CT Post Arcade, Milford Recreation, Gompers, Showcase Cinemas) Top Tens – Top Ten Games of 1981 Are You Experienced? – Tempest One The Road – Arcade Run, November 27th, 2017
2:01:26
January 13, 2019
Episode 6 - When The Circus Came To Town....
Welcome to Episode #6! Join Brian as he shares his memories of the Midway coming to his town when he was a kid, then does a complete breakdown of the Atari 2600, including a story of when he got his system in 1981. From there he talks about Ms. Pac-Man, and brings things to a close with a segment from the road about games rooms versus arcades. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown - The James E. Strates Shows (The Midway) Home Systems - Atari 2600 Story Time - Christmas 1981 On The Road - Game Rooms vs. Arcades
2:06:36
December 21, 2018
Episode 5 - Twice the Firepower, But Twice the Size
Welcome to Episode #5! Join Brian as he talks about two seminal arcades in his hometown, and does a full breakdown of the classic game Galaga! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown - Spanky's/Wizard's in Bridgeport Are You Experienced? - Galaga Time To Use Some Stragety - Galaga
1:04:19
December 1, 2018
Episode 4 - A New Hope
Welcome to Episode 4 (Sorry, I just could not resist)! Join Brian as he breaks down a pivotal year in arcade gaming in his Top Tens, talks about the game Defender, and wraps up with some thoughts from the road. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens - Top Ten Arcade Games from 1980 Are You Experienced? - Defender On The Road - Arcade Run, November 17th, 2017
1:29:07
November 13, 2018
Episode 3 - Cool Kids Never Have The Time...
Welcome to Episode #3! Join Brian as he talks about two of his favorite mall arcades, then he does a rundown on his favorite games from 1979, then he reminisces about Pac-Man, and brings things to a close with a review on one of his currently local arcades. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown - Trumbull Mall Arcade/Lafayette Plaza Arcade Top Tens - Top Ten Arcade Games from 1979 Are You Experienced? - Pac-Man Arcade Review - Pinball Pete's, Ann Arbor
1:41:14
October 23, 2018
Episode 2 - It all began at the mall...
Welcome to Episode #2! In this episode, Brian talks about his favorite ten arcade games from 1976 to 1978, regales a story about when he first found the arcade in his local mall, goes in-depth about the game Asteroids and his experiences with it, and then wraps up with his thoughts about an arcade run he made last year. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens - Top Ten Arcade Games from 1976-1978 Story Time - The day I discovered my local mall had an arcade! Are You Experienced? - Asteroids On The Road - Arcade Run, December 18th, 2017
1:05:39
October 6, 2018
Episode 1 - Dude, you're Invading my Space!
Welcome to the first episode of the podcast! In this episode, Brian touches on the arcades he grew up with, delves in a video game strategy book he used back in the day, and talks about Space Invaders, and the impact that it had. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at arcadeaddictbrian@gmail.com or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown - Arcades Growing Up in Connecticut Time to Use Some Stragedy - How to Master The Video Games, by Tom Hirschfeld Are You Experienced? - Space Invaders
45:49
September 8, 2018
Episode 0 - Who I am, and what this is
This is the introductory episode of Confessions of an Arcade Addict. This episode explains who I am and why I am doing this, break down the segments, and gives you, the listener, ways to contact and be a part of the show.
17:08
July 14, 2018
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