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Rank #27 in Video Games category

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Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson discuss the latest in video games, movies, retro game topics, and take Q and A from the audience! It's the Completely Unnecessary Podcast!

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Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson discuss the latest in video games, movies, retro game topics, and take Q and A from the audience! It's the Completely Unnecessary Podcast!

iTunes Ratings

794 Ratings
Average Ratings
672
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15
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Great podcast

By inane diatribes - Apr 08 2020
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Great podcast! Always enjoy hearing Pat and Ian run down the latest gaming news.

I enjoy the NES guides

By Angry Hero - Mar 12 2020
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Pat and Ian are a delight.

iTunes Ratings

794 Ratings
Average Ratings
672
36
15
18
53

Great podcast

By inane diatribes - Apr 08 2020
Read more
Great podcast! Always enjoy hearing Pat and Ian run down the latest gaming news.

I enjoy the NES guides

By Angry Hero - Mar 12 2020
Read more
Pat and Ian are a delight.
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Completely Unnecessary Podcast

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Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson discuss the latest in video games, movies, retro game topics, and take Q and A from the audience! It's the Completely Unnecessary Podcast!

Rank #1: #CUPodcast 29 – Smash Bros. 3DS Demo, Dr. Strange & Deadpool Movies, Retron 5 Code Controversy, E.T. Landfill Carts, More!

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Smash Bros. 3DS Demo, Dr. Strange & Deadpool movies announced, Retron 5 code controversy, E.T. landfill carts, and more on this #CUPodcast!

The #CUPodcast now has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Sep 26 2014

1hr 52mins

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Rank #2: #CUPodcast 123 - Shenmue HD, Mega Drive Mini, Neo Geo Mini, Drugs in NES Games, Venom Trailer

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Shenmue 1 & 2 HD re-release, Mega Drive and Neo Geo Mini announced, drugs in NES games, new Venom trailer, and more!
 
The #CUPodcast has a Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!
 
Check out our sponsors:
 
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Apr 25 2018

2hr 22mins

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Rank #3: #CUPodcast 39 – Legend of Zelda Netflix series, Sega downsizing, Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Peter Molyneux controversy, and more!

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Spider-Man enters the Marvel Cinematic universe, Zelda Netflix series in development, Sega closing its San Francisco office, Peter Molyneux Curiousity prize controversy, Smash Bros. DLC, blind-folded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, and more!

Click here to reserve the first official #CUPodcast T-shirt, for a limited time!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Feb 13 2015

1hr 58mins

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Rank #4: #CUPodcast 30 – Tetris Movie, Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition, Retron 5 Price Increase, Big Lebowski Pinball, More!

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Tetris movie announced, Retron 5 price increase, Big Lebowski pinball prototype revealed, Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition, and more on this #CUPodcast!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Oct 09 2014

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: #CUPodcast 132 - 5th Anniversary Celebration, Streets of Rage 4, Classic 2 Magic, Return of Double Dragon Issues

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Aug 29 2018

2hr 13mins

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Rank #6: #CUPodcast 106 - SimCity NES Prototype, Miiverse Ending, SNES Classic Preorder Issues, H3H3 Lawsuit Won, More!

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SimCity NES prototype found, Miiverse ending, more SNES Classic preorder issues, H3H3 lawsuit won, Defenders review, and more!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!
 
Check out our sponsors:
 
Dollar Shave Club - $1 for razor with free shipping!Blue Apron - first three meals free!ThinkGeek - Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate SketchbookLoot Crate - use promo code PAT to save 10%!Listen to the #CUPodcast on Podbean! Listen on iTunes! Listen on Google Play Music!
Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are released throughout the week!
 
Want to advertise on the #CUPodcast? Email cupodcast@thepunkeffect.com for info and pricing!

Aug 30 2017

2hr 9mins

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Rank #7: #CUPodcast 49 – Batman Arkham Knight PC Version Pulled, Shovel Knight Physical Release, Super Mario World Blindfolded Speedrun, More!

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC version pulled due to bugs, Shovel Knight physical release, Super Mario World Blindfolded speed run, Sony’s First Flight internal crowd-sourcing, and more on this #CUPodcast!

This podcast sponsored by Loot Crate! Click here to sign up for the monthly geek/gaming box of goodies and save $2 a month by using promo code FRANK!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Jul 02 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: #CUPodcast 162 - Playdate Handheld, Gaming Disorder, Esports Bubble, NintendoAge Sold

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Gaming Disorder now official, Playdate handheld announced, NintendoAge sold, State of Retro Game Collecting 2019, and more!

Support us on Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!

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May 28 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #9: #CUPodcast 23 – IeSF Controversy, Shovel Knight Review, Sega CD Snatcher Scam, Denny’s Atari Promotion, More!

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On this #CUPodcast, Pat & Ian discuss Shovel Knight, the IeSF controversy, Sega CD Snatcher scam, the Atari Denny’s promotion, Crytek troubles and much more!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Jul 03 2014

1hr 40mins

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Rank #10: #CUPodcast 158 - Avengers: Endgame Review, Sonic Movie Trailer, 3DS Dead, Lost Atari ROM Saved

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Avengers: Endgame reviewed, Sonic movie trailer, the 3DS may be dead, a lost Atari ROM preserved, and more!

Support us on Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!

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May 01 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #11: #CUPodcast 152 - Google Stadia Game Streaming, Atari VCS Delayed, HiTen Bomberman Proto Found

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Google Stadia game streaming service announced, Atari VCS delayed, lost Hi-Ten Bomberman game found, Polymega drama, and more!

Support us on Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!

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Mar 20 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #12: #CUPodcast 20 – YouTube Acquires Twitch, Xbox One with No Kinect, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and More!

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On this #CUPodcast – YouTube acquires Twitch, Microsoft offering Xbox One without Kinect, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Godzilla review, and more!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week!

Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

May 23 2014

1hr 33mins

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Rank #13: #CUPodcast 161 - Game of Thrones Petition, GameStop Changing Rewards, Sega Genesis Mini Update

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Game of Thrones finale petition, GameStop changing rewards program, Genesis Mini update, Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary, and more!

Support us on Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!

Check out our sponsors:
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May 21 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #14: #CUPodcast 51 – Pixels Release, Street Fighter V DLC Unlockable, Dragon Quest XI, Hulk Hogan Fired, More!

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The release of the movie Pixels, Hulk Hogan fired, Dragon Quest XI on both 3DS and PS4, China lifting video game ban, Street Fighter V DLC, and more on the #CUPodcast!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Jul 31 2015

1hr 55mins

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Rank #15: #CUPodcast 160 - Downfall of ProJared, Tetris 99 DLC, Bill to Ban Loot Boxes

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May 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #16: #CUPodcast 163 - Xbox Game Pass on PC, R-Type Kickstarter, Atari VCS on Fox Business, NWC Sold

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Xbox Game Pass announced for PC, R-Type Final 2 on Kickstarter, Sega Saturn Star Wars game discovered, Atari VCS on Fox Business, NWC sold, and more.

Support us on Patreon! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!

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Jun 05 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #17: #CUPodcast 165 - Dr. Mario World Details, NWC Cart Found, MegaSD FPGA Flash Cart

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Jun 18 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: #CUPodcast 101 - E3: Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II, Xbox One X, Retron 77, More!

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On this E3 special: Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II, Xbox One X, Retron 77, an Earthbound NES prototype discovered, and more!
 
Check out our sponsors:
ThinkGeek - Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate SketchbookBlue Apron - first three meals free!Loot Crate - use promo code PAT to save 10%!Dollar Shave Club - $1 for razor with free shipping!
The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!Listen to the #CUPodcast on Podbean! Listen on iTunes! Listen on Google Play Music!
Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are released throughout the week!
 
Want to advertise on the #CUPodcast? Email cupodcast@thepunkeffect.com for info and pricing!

Jun 16 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #19: #CUPodcast 48 – E3 2015 Roundup: Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, NWC Recap, Last Guardian

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Recap of E3 2015 including Nintendo news, NWC, Shenmue 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Last Guardian, Rare Replay pack, and more!

This podcast sponsored by Loot Crate! Click here to sign up for the monthly geek/gaming box of goodies and save $2 a month by using promo code FRANK!

The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support us, please click here!

Listen to the Completely Unnecessary Podcast on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher!

Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are added throughout the week! Here is the RSS feed for the podcast: http://thepunkeffect.com/?feed=podcast

Jun 19 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #20: #CUPodcast 100 - Nintendo Switch Online, Friday the 13th Review, Wonder Woman, Coleco Attacks, More!

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Nintendo Switch Online membership details, Friday the 13th game review, Wonder Woman film review, Coleco Holdings goes nuts, and more!
 
Check out our sponsors:
ThinkGeek - Breath of the Wild Sheikah Slate SketchbookBlue Apron - first three meals free!Loot Crate - use promo code PAT to save 10%!Dollar Shave Club - $1 for razor with free shipping!
The #CUPodcast has a Patreon campaign! If you'd like to help support us and also be able to watch full videos of the podcast, please click here!Listen to the #CUPodcast on Podbean! Listen on iTunes! Listen on Google Play Music!
Want to see video clips? Check out the youtube page and the CUPodcast playlist! Video clips from the latest podcast are released throughout the week!
 
Want to advertise on the #CUPodcast? Email cupodcast@thepunkeffect.com for info and pricing!

Jun 07 2017

2hr 28mins

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#CUPodcast 213 - Pac-Man 40th Birthday, Justice League Snyder Cut, Empire Strikes Back Turns 40

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Pac-Man's 40th anniversary and its significance, Justice League Zack Snyder cut, Empire Strikes Back turns 40, G2A pays out $40K to game dev for stolen keys, and more!
 
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May 27 2020

1hr 29mins

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#CUPodcast 212 - Smash Bros. Dropped from EVO, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Nintendo Sues Switch Hack Sellers, NBA Jam Deep Dive

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Smash Bros. Ultimate dropped from EVO, Nintendo goes after Switch hack sellers, NBA Jam deep-dive discussion, Paper Mario: The Origami King trailer, and more!
 
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May 19 2020

1hr 32mins

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#CUPodcast 211 - Billy Mitchell Sues Apollo Legend, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remaster, Sega Saturn's Failure, Quibi Struggles

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remaster announced, Billy Mitchell sues YouTuber Apollo Legend, looking back at the failure of the Sega Saturn, examining Quibi's struggles, and much more!
 
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May 12 2020

1hr 44mins

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#CUPodcast 210 - Massive Nintendo Data Leak, N64 Collecting, Billy Mitchell Lawsuit, Atari 2600 Auction Results

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Nintendo suffers a massive data leak, Billy Mitchell vs Twin Galaxies, Atari 2600 auction results, is N64 collecting worth it, and more!
 
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May 05 2020

1hr 36mins

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#CUPodcast 209 - NEO GEO 30th Anniversary, Last of Us 2 Story Leaked, Good Games with Bad Stories, COD Cheaters

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The NEO GEO turns 30, the Last of Us 2 story leaks, COD cheaters forced to play each other, Game & Watch turns 40, good games with bad stories, and much more!
 
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Apr 29 2020

1hr 30mins

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#CUPodcast 208 - Super Mario Maker 2 Update, Switch Scalpers Using Bots, Pat's School Fight

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The Super Mario Maker 2 final update released, Switch scalpers using bots, the Intellivision Amico marketing video, Pat's epic childhood school fight, and much more!

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Apr 22 2020

2hr 6mins

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#CUPodcast 207 - Google Stadia Pro Free, Custom Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Colors, New ESRB Loot Box Label

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New ESRB loot box label announced, Google Stadia Pro now free, custom Nintendo Joy-Con colors, will we ever see another major game console that is not Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft, and more!
 
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Apr 14 2020

1hr 27mins

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#CUPodcast 206 - Atari Casino, Health Crisis Affecting Game Collecting, Cooking Mama Pulled from eShop

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Atari Casino announced, Cooking Mama pulled from Switch eShop, the potential coronavirus effect on game collecting, and more!
 
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Apr 07 2020

1hr 32mins

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#CUPodcast 205 - Nintendo Direct Mini, PC Engine Mini Released, Dragon's Lair Movie Announced

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A recap of the Nintendo Direct Mini, Dragon's Lair movie starring Ryan Reynolds announced, PC Engine Mini released, prototype N64 game preserved, and more!
 
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Apr 01 2020

1hr 49mins

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#CUPodcast 204 - GameStop Acts Dumb, Atari VCS Production Update, Sega Pluto Console Prototype

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An Atari VCS production update, GameStop acts dumb, Sega Pluto console prototype repaired, World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists announced, Amico controller info, and more!
 
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Mar 25 2020

1hr 52mins

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#CUPodcast 203 - LEGO Super Mario, Intellivison Amico Gameplay, World Health Crisis Thoughts

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We discuss the world health crisis, LEGO Super Mario, the Intellivision Amico gameplay trailer, a hand sanitizer Scumbag Seller of the Week, and lots more!
 
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Mar 17 2020

2hr 1min

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#CUPodcast 202 - Nintendo PlayStation Sold, Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins GameStop, Bad Video Game Ideas from Movies

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The Nintendo PlayStation sells at auction, Reggie Fils-Amie joins GameStop's board of directors, bad video game ideas from movies/TV, and lots more!

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Mar 11 2020

1hr 34mins

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#CUPodcast 201 - Analogue Nt Mini Returns, DOA 6 Hair Rental DLC, NES Creator Speaks Out, DOOM Discussion, Gamer Bed

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The Analogue Nt Mini is returning, Dead or Alive 6 hair rental DLC, the NES creator speaks about the console's strange design, a gamer bed for sale, DOOM deep-dive discussion, and more!
 
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Mar 04 2020

1hr 32mins

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#CUPodcast 200 - Animal Crossing Direct, Tiger LCD Handhelds, GameStop Morale Low, Limited Run Sega CD

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Tiger LCD handhelds return, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, low morale at GameStop, Limited Run Sega CD games, Xbox Series X specs, #CUPodcast memories, and more! 
 
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Feb 26 2020

1hr 54mins

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#CUPodcast 199 - Sonic Movie Review, Nintendo PlayStation at Auction, Starcraft Ghost Leaks, Nintendo Airport Lounges

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Nintendo PlayStation up on auction, canceled Starcraft Ghost leaks, a review of the Sonic movie, Nintendo airport lounges, and more!
 
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Feb 18 2020

1hr 30mins

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#CUPodcast 198 - Greedy Game Franchises, Game Store Documentary, Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Brawler Bundle

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Game franchises ruined by greed, Nintendo clamps down on third-party game codes, Double Dragon & Kunio-kun brawler bundle announced, Not for Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary discussion, and more!
 
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Feb 12 2020

1hr 23mins

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#CUPodcast 197 - Animal Crossing Switch, Warcraft 3: Reforged Controversy, Three NWC Carts on Ebay

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Animal Crossing Switch announced, Warcraft 3: Reforged controversy, three NWC gray carts on Ebay, Switch sales surpasses SNES, Flash games preserved, more!
 
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Feb 04 2020

1hr 39mins

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#CUPodcast 196 - Atari Hotels, Nintendo Logo Change, Brady Rookie Card Traded for NWC Cart

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Atari hotels announced, Nintendo logo almost changed, Brady rookie card traded for NWC cart, New York Times article on graded games, and more!
 
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Jan 29 2020

1hr 39mins

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#CUPodcast 195 - N64 Controller Screen Prototype, Cooly Skunk SNES Game Discovered, Super Retro Champ, Rap Snacks

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Cooly Skunk SNES game discovered and dumped, Super Retro Champ handheld, N64 controller screen resurfaces, Rap Snacks, and more!
 
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Jan 22 2020

1hr 20mins

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#CUPodcast 194 - Super Nintendo World Trailer, Pokemon Direct, Retron Jr., Xbox Series X News

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The Super Nintendo World trailer, Pokemon Direct news, Xbox Series X news, Hyperkin Retron Jr. and much more!
 
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Jan 15 2020

1hr 36mins

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iTunes Ratings

794 Ratings
Average Ratings
672
36
15
18
53

Great podcast

By inane diatribes - Apr 08 2020
Read more
Great podcast! Always enjoy hearing Pat and Ian run down the latest gaming news.

I enjoy the NES guides

By Angry Hero - Mar 12 2020
Read more
Pat and Ian are a delight.