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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.

 

I will post the show notes from the first five episodes, and future show notes will be posted here as well.

 

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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.
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[email protected] 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!

 

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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[email protected] 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

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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[email protected] 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

Edited by Rendclaw

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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[email protected] 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

Edited by Rendclaw

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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[email protected] 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

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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[email protected] 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

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How do I get these in my firefox browser on the PC?

best way is to go to anchor.fm/coaa. There should be a player on the right side of the page, if you have flash player enabled or installed in your browser.

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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 [email protected] 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

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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 [email protected] 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

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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 [email protected] 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

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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, 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 [email protected] 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


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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 [email protected] 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

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best way is to go to anchor.fm/coaa. There should be a player on the right side of the page, if you have flash player enabled or installed in your browser.

 

Maybe there's a simple link where I can click and download an mp3 without going from page to page and jumping through apps and hoops and all that? We're all oldschool here.

 

We don't do social media. And we use an older (but working!) version of iTunes. We use firefox, and while not the absolute latest ver, it works for many things. Not sure the "use favorite app" button works however.

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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 [email protected] 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

And because it was asked for: https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-11---When-I-Leave--I-Dont-Know-What-Im-Hoping-To-Find-e42r73

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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 [email protected] 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

 

https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-12---Intelligent-Television-e4bvag

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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 [email protected] 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!

 

https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4i9u6

 

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

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Episode 14 – Right Hook!

 

Welcome to Episode #14! In this episode, Brian breaks down another set of top tens, tells a rather embarrassing story from his arcade/mall rat days, goes in depth on the game Super Punch-Out, and brings it home with another review of an arcade from his childhood.

 

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 [email protected] 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 1985

Story Time – My Arcade Nickname

Are You Experienced? – Super Punch-Out

Arcade Review – Spanky’s Arcade

 

https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4p1dp

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Episode 15 – Greetings, Program!

 

Welcome to Episode #15! In this episode, Brian describes a pair of arcades he frequented when he lived in Florida, breaks down the tactics to beating Super Basketball, talks about the legendary arcade games Tron, and finishes up with some memories about the Colecovision Video Game 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 [email protected] 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 – Fashion Square Mall/Florida Mall Arcades

Time For Some Stragety – Super Basketball

Are You Experienced? – Tron

Home Systems – Colecovision

 

https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-15---Greetings--Program-e53acf

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Episode 16 - Wilt Chamberlain Ain't Got Nothin' On Me!

 

Welcome to Episode #16! In this episode, Brian breaks down another Top Ten, goes into a full court press on one of his favorite basketball games of all time, and shares 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 [email protected] 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 1986

Are You Experienced? – Double Dribble

Time For Some Stragety – Double Dribble

On The Road – September 21st, 2018 (Dreams of owning an arcade)

 

Voicemail from Mike Stewart (Colecovision)

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Episode 17 - And When I Leave, I Don't Know What I'm Leaving Behind..

 

Welcome to Episode #17! In this one, Brian recalls when he moved to his current home state, briefly breaks down the few arcades that he found there, gives a full rundown on the game Phoenix, and talks about another arcade run.

 

https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e7a19c

 

The Show’s homepage is at www.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 [email protected] 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), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Email from Anuj Agarwal (making the top 15 arcade podcasts list on feedspot.com)

Email From Mark Ross (The Ross Arcade)

 

Story Time – Moving to Michigan

Arcade Rundown – Arcades When I Moved To Michigan

Are You Experienced? – Phoenix

Time For Some Stragety – Phoenix

On The Road – Arcade Run, September 23rd, 2018

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Episode 18 - A Great Home Computer, But A Better Game Machine!

 

Welcome to Episode #18! In This episode, Brian breaks down another Top Ten, gives tips and strategies on the classic game Defender, reviews another arcade from his childhood, and gives his thoughts on the best-selling computer of all time, the Commodore 64.

 

The Show’s homepage is at www.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 [email protected] 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), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Top Tens – Arcade Game of 1987

Time For Some Stragedy – Defender

Arcade Review – Connecticut Post Mall Arcade

Home Systems – Commodore 64

 

https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-18--A-Great-Home-Computer--But-A-Better-Game-Machine-e8l4dk

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Episode 19 - You Spent HOW much??!?

Welcome to Episode #19! In this episode, Brian gives a rundown on a local arcade he has been frequenting for the past 16 years, tells a rather embarrassing story from his teenage years, and expresses his experiences and strategies for the classic arcade game, Vanguard.

The Show’s homepage is at www.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 [email protected] 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), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon!

And a shout out to Benjamin Broedel for being the first donator to the podcast! Thank you very, VERY much, and you will certainly get a mention when I record Episode 20!

 

Arcade Rundown - Pinball Pete's

Story Time - Christmas 1982 (aka The Binge)

Are You Experienced? - Vanguard

Time For Some Stragety - Vanguard

 

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Episode 20 – Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!

 

Welcome to Episode 20! In this episode, Brian breaks down another top ten, reminisces about the game Berzerk then gives tips on the game, and then closes out with his thoughts (and rant) about the Atari 7800. Happy Holidays!!!

 

The Show’s homepage is at www.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 [email protected] 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), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Top Tens – Arcade Games from 1988

Are You Experienced? – Berzerk

Time For Some Stragedy – Berserk

Home Systems – Atari 7800

 

http://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-20---Intruder-Alert--Intruder-Alert-e9puv9

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