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Confessions of an Arcade Addict

59 EpisodesProduced by BrianWebsite

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 … read more

59 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Episode 57 - Yer Goin' Down, Minotaur!

August 1st, 2022

1:40:57

Welcome to Episode #57! In this one, Brian reviews an arcade, waxes poetic about his favorite Intellivision game, and regales you with tales from the road.

The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa and can be found …

Episode 56 - It's All About The Experience, Man!

June 26th, 2022

1:32:11

Welcome to Episode #56! In this one, Brian reads an Instagram DM, breaks down another top ten, talks about one of his favorite games on the Atari 2600, goes in-depth about the 3DO, and brings you some more thoughts from …

Episode 55 - Battling The Beast!

May 31st, 2022

48:28

Welcome to Episode 55! In this one, Brian speaks about a childhood friend who recently passed away, then he shakes it off and gives a rundown on …

Episode 54 - Sega's Last Stand

May 2nd, 2022

2:24:44

Welcome to Episode #54! In this one, Brian breaks down one of his favorite baseball games, reviews another arcade (sort of), gives the history of the Sega Dreamcast, and wraps up with some thoughts from the road.

The …

Episode 53 - Two Warps To Neptune

April 8th, 2022

44:03

Welcome to Episode 53! In this one, Brian breaks down another top ten, gives a rundown on an arcade, goes on a mini-rant about his video gaming …

Epsiode 52 - You Can Get To The Volcano, Dude!

March 18th, 2022

1:00:35

Welcome to Episode #52! In this one, Brian answers a voicemail, gives another top ten, talks about the game Battlezone, shares another review of an arcade, and wraps up with another pinball machine from his youth.

Episode 51 - The Chicago Trip, Part Five

March 6th, 2022

36:15

Welcome to Episode #51! In this one, Brian wraps up his trip to Chicago with some final thoughts, talks about the game Race Drivin’, gives a rundown on one arcade, and brings it to a close with a review of another.

If …

Episode 50 - The Chicago Trip, Part Four

February 6th, 2022

1:14:31

Welcome to Episode #50! This is a bit of a milestone episode, and its all because of you, the listener. Thank you!!!

After he answers a voicemail, Brian continues relating his experiences with his trip to Chicago with a …

Episode 49 - The Chicago Trip, Part Three

January 19th, 2022

1:36:19

Welcome to Episode #49! In this one, Brian continues to relate his trip to Chicago through a short story about the Saturday he experiencd, an arcade …

Episode 48 - The Chicago Trip, Part Two

December 29th, 2021

1:36:35

Welcome to Episode #48! In this episode, Brian continues to relate his experiences in Chicago. After he listens and responds to a voicemail, he talks about his misadventures just getting out of town to go to Chicago, …

Episode 47 - The Chicago Trip, Part One

December 10th, 2021

55:52

Welcome to Episode 47, the first of five where Brian recounts his trip to Chicago, both in the moment and after some time has passed and he’s reflected on what he experienced. In this episode, Brian recounts how the …

Episode 46 - Meet Me Down At Church Street

November 18th, 2021

54:40

Welcome to Episode #46! In this one, Brian breaks down a top ten near and dear to his heart, gives another game the full treatment, reviews another …

Episode 45 - Burwor, Garwor and Thorwor Will Do You In!

November 4th, 2021

1:04:50

Welcome to Episode #45! In this one, Brian gives a rundown and thoughts from the road about a staple of his childhood and adolescence, relates his …

Episode 44 - Condition Red!

October 24th, 2021

1:08:21

Welcome to Episode #44! In this episode, Brian breaks another top ten, gives another of his favorite games the full analysis, and winds up with a …

Episode 43 - Blasting Your Way Through Time!

October 6th, 2021

1:11:24

Welcome to Episode #43! I this one, Brian relates another story of his past, gives another of his favorite games the full treatment, and finishes up …

Episode 42 - Secret Agent Man

September 15th, 2021

1:06:00

Welcome to Episode 42! In this one, Brian breaks down a top ten, gives another of his favorite games the full treatment, and wraps it up with some …

Episode 41 – I’m Going To Have To Put You On The Game Grid

August 5th, 2021

1:30:34

Welcome to Episode #41! In this one, Brian breaks down another arcade from his years in Florida, breaks down another top ten, gives a breakdown about a rather rare game, gives an arcade review, and wraps up with some …

Episode 40 – Bad Move, Space Cadet!

June 22nd, 2021

1:21:15

Welcome to Episode #40! In this one, Brian shares some good news, breaks down another top ten, relates a story about some thoughts he had about a …

Episode 39 - Truth In Advertising!

June 2nd, 2021

1:07:09

Welcome to Episode #39! In this one, Brian reads an Instagram message, talks about the Nintendo Vs. System, gives some love to another of his favorite strategy guides, reviews another arcade and brings it home with an …

Episode 38 - Bond Who?

May 3rd, 2021

1:53:21

Welcome to Episode #38! In this one, Brian gives another top ten, gives another of his favorite games the full treatment, talks about the Nintendo …

Episode 37 - Why Did The Frogger Cross The Road? He Had To Get Home!

April 8th, 2021

1:41:55

Welcome to Episode #37! In this one, Brian gives another top ten, talks about Frogger, gives an arcade review, and then finishes things off with another rant from the road.

The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa

Episode 36 - Microsoft Is Making A Gaming Console?? Really??!?

March 5th, 2021

1:07:09

Welcome to Episode #36! In this one, Brian reveals another top ten, gives a rundown on a pizza joint/barcade he found in Detroit, talks about the original Xbox, and brings the show to a close talking about another …

Episode 35 - I'll Never Turn To The Dark Side!

February 8th, 2021

54:27

In this special episode, Brian relates some of the bad times his addiction got him into and the things that he used to do to feed it. From there, he tries to recover with another Experienced/Stragedy combination and …

Episode 34 - I'm In A Bad Headspace, Man!

January 17th, 2021

54:29

Welcome to Episode #34! In this one, Brian reads an email, dishes out another top ten, gives a full breakdown of the classic game Star Castle, and …

Episode 33 - I'll Put You To Sleep With My Million Dollar Dream!

December 14th, 2020

50:40

Welcome to Episode #33! In this one, Brian covers one of his favorite wrestling arcade games, presents another arcade for review, and then talks about one of the best home game systems of all time. Enjoy!

The Show’s …

Episode 32 - Use The Force, Luke!

November 16th, 2020

42:38

Welcome to Episode #32! In this one, Brian gives a list of arcades he has plans on visiting in the Chicago area, gives another top ten, gives tips and tricks to one of his all time favorite arcade games, and wraps …

Episode 31 - Friendly Competition

October 20th, 2020

59:16

Welcome to Episode #31! In this episode, Brian talks about some of the friendly battles he’s had in video gaming, gives a full breakdown of the game …

Episode 30 - Have You Played Atari Today?

September 7th, 2020

1:09:35

Welcome to Episode #30! In this one, Brian gives his top ten games for the Atari 2600, and gives breakdowns and information about the sequel to Tower of Doom, Shadow Over Mystara, and the ubiquitous Playstation 1.

The …

Episode 29 - Fight Over Gold Pieces!

August 16th, 2020

56:31

Welcome to Episode #29! In this one, Brian gives another top ten, talks about a game that pushed more than one of his buttons, reviews another arcade from his time in Florida, and introduces a new segment to the show!

Episode 28 - Simply Marvelous!

July 15th, 2020

2:02:16

Welcome to Episode #28! In this one, Brian talks about an arcade near his place of work, breaks down another Top Ten, gives tips and tricks on how to play and get better at Ms. Pac Man, and wraps up with some thoughts …

Episode 27 - Working and Gaming Actually CAN Mix!

June 28th, 2020

52:35

Welcome to Episode #27! In this one, Brian talks about a job he had in the mall, gives a full breakdown of the game Pleiades, and talks about an …

Episode 26 - Those Dang Yllabians!!

May 30th, 2020

1:09:33

Welcome to Episode #26! In this episode, Brian reads an email, breaks down another top ten, talks about the game Stargate, and reviews an arcade from his time in Orlando.

Email from Dana E. (Black Tiger, Alien Syndrome, …

Episode 25 - My First Barcade!

May 2nd, 2020

1:06:06

Welcome to Episode #25! In this episode, Brian describes going to his first barcade, the 1up, shares his memories and strategies for the classic game Missile Command, delves in the history and memories of the Super …

Episode 24 - Like A Vegas Casino, But It's An Arcade!

April 16th, 2020

55:59

Welcome to Episode #24! In this episode, Brian breaks down another top ten, discusses and gives tips on a rather obscure video game from his youth and reviews an arcade from that area, as well.

The Show’s homepage is at

Episode 23 - Welcome Aboard, Captain!

March 28th, 2020

1:10:29

Welcome to Episode #23! In this episode, Brian talks about one of his all-time favorite arcade games, Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator, then …

Episode 22 - A Clown With A Power Ball?

March 7th, 2020

1:07:39

Welcome to Episode #22! Join Brian as he gives another top ten, talks about the game Mr. Do! and gives tips and tricks as to get good at it, and then winds things down with a segment from the road.

The Show’s homepage …

Episode 21 - The Mecca

February 15th, 2020

1:07:07

Welcome to Episode #21, and thank you for your patience. In this episode, Brian talks about and gives tips on one of his favorite beat-em-ups of all time, Kung-Fu Master. From there he tries to give an objective review …

Episode 20 - Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!

December 26th, 2019

1:17:58

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 a rant) about the Atari 7800. Happy …

Episode 19 - You Spent HOW much??!?

November 23rd, 2019

46:50

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 …

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

November 3rd, 2019

1:44:34

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 …

Episode 17 – And When I Leave, I Don’t Know What I’m Leaving Behind..

October 13th, 2019

1:20:04

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, …

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

September 15th, 2019

2:21:43

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 …

Episode 15 - Greetings, Program!

August 25th, 2019

50:27

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 …

Episode 14 - Right Hook!

July 29th, 2019

1:04:38

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 …

Episode 13 - How Brian Got His Groove Back

July 8th, 2019

1:07:03

  

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 …

Episode 12 - Intelligent Television!

June 17th, 2019

1:41:55

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 …

Episode 11 - When I Leave, I Don't Know What I'm Hoping To Find...

May 18th, 2019

1:07:28

 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 …

Episode 10 - Feeding The Beast...

April 21st, 2019

1:27:51

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 …

Episode 9 - How High Can You Get?

March 23rd, 2019

49:38

  

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 …

Episode 8 - Steep Learning Curve!

February 14th, 2019

1:58:37

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, …

Episode 7 - You're Still Playing That???!

January 13th, 2019

2:02:21

  

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 …

Episode 6 - When The Circus Came To Town....

December 21st, 2018

2:07:31

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 …

Episode 5 - Twice the Firepower, But Twice the Size

December 1st, 2018

1:05:15

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 …

Episode 4 - A New Hope

November 13th, 2018

1:30:02

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 …

Episode 3 - Cool Kids Never Have The Time...

October 23rd, 2018

1:42:10

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 …

Episode 2 - It all began at the mall...

October 6th, 2018

1:06:35

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 …

Episode 1 - Dude, you're Invading my Space!

September 8th, 2018

46:45

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 …

Episode 0 - Who I am, and what this is

July 14th, 2018

18:03

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 …

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