Episode 419 – The Pac And The Furious

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This week we react to the World Health Organization recognizing excessive gaming as a mental health issue and we have a physical re-release of a classic SNES sh’mup. We strongly advise against trying to play Pac Man in VR near moving trains, but we do think it’s cool when someone constructs a small arcade in their backyard. We’ve got 8-bit Virtua Fighter and TRS-80 comic books in this episode of the Retro League.

This Week in Gaming History

January 7, 1963 – Ivan Sutherland Introduces the Sketchpad, a precursor to computer GUI

Virtually Retro

King of Monsters (Switch)

News

Retro-Bit Announces R-Type Returns For Super Nintendo

World Health Organisation recognises ‘gaming disorder’ as disease

Let’s Interview; Dragon’s Lair, Doom and Bleem Developer Randy Linden

Caveat Gamer

Pac-Man goes AR with Pac in Town

Random Links

Speedrun world record claimed for N-Gage

Atop the Fourth Wall – Superman and the TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids: Victory by Computer

Arcade Shed

Games of The Week

Virtua Fighter Animation (Sega Master System)

Pacar (Colecovision)

Freeloader Game of the Month

Pacar (Colecovision)

 


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