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The one where Annie and Anthony say farewell to the Play On! Podcast to become parents as Pat ventures into a bright new future with an all new cast! The gang will talk about the passing of video game industry-legend, Satoru Iwata, e-sports drug usage and a very retro video game find from Pat. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Pat, Anthony and Joe review Batman: Arkham Knight and discuss the PC blunders. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where the gang mis-pronounces Aisha Tyler’s name repeatedly and gives their opinions on Micosoft, Sony and Nintendo’s E3 2015 conferences. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Pat talks sportsball at Joe, the upcoming E3, Joe and Pat’s incorrect opinion on the Fallout series, the great Amiibo heist of 2015, the Steam Summer Sale, the return of Dr. Mario, their excitement for Arkham Knight and more . Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Oculus Rift porn, EA executives leaving, Annie’s New 3DS grip, E3 excitement, Anthony’s review-in-progress of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Pat’s anticipation of Street Fighter 5 and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Anthony eats a Tokyo Banana, the gang opens mystery Game Boy games from Super Potato, ideas for Mortal Kombat X horror movie character DLC, Steam paid mods, Nintendo’s response to Amiibo shortages, Anthony’s review-in-progress of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Pat’s exciting retro gaming hardware discovery, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The 2015 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) extravaganza episode marks the return of the original Planet Arbitrary Podcast. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Guitar Hero Live, the new Star Wars: Battlefront, GTA: V on PC, Shang Tsungs Fight Night at Galloping Ghost Arcade, a new limited edition Nintendo 3DS, Pat’s retro flea market finds, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

This episode is brought to you by otcvideogames.com! The one where the gang talks about Don Mattrick leaving Zynga, COD: Black Ops 3 rumors, GTA: V for PC, the imminent implosion of Amiibos, Forza Horizon 2, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

This episode is brought to you by otcvideogames.com! The one where Pat and Anthony talk PlayStation Vue and Sling TV, Anthony’s review-in-progress of Bloodborne, Pat’s impressions of The Order: 1886, Nintendo’s recent announcements of going mobile and the Nintendo NX, our thoughts on game “remasters”, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

This episode is brought to you by otcvideogames.com! Annie talks about Kanye West’s proposed video game and her feelings on the New 3DS XL after a month of using it, the gang discusses all the virtual reality devices that came out of GDC 2015, Anthony blasts through video game news from the past few weeks […] Read More >>

This episode is brought to you by otcvideogames.com! Pat talks about his trip to “Bitty Bash”, gives his review of Dying Light, Joe shares his experience with Assassins Creed: Unity on PC and his excitement for Batman: Arkham Knight and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Pat talks about negotiations for a new addition to his retro console collection, Anthony bought something new and shocks Pat with it and Annie reviews her new, New 3DS XL. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk where Annie reviews Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the 3DS, Pat shares some Nintendo Sales figures, Anthony recaps the Windows 10 event, and Pat gives his Retro Recap for the week. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Microsoft’s new gameplay recording monetization, Sling TV for Xbox One, GTA: V for PC being delayed, all about Nintendo Direct including the announcement of the New 3DS, and a Pat’s Retro Recap. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we hand out our best and worst awards for gaming in 2014. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we talk to the wonderful Adam Heart, the creator of the popular fighting game Divekick… Anthony’s adventure with a reddit post about Nvidia color range patch that took users by storm… Pat’s new collecting obsession with Amiibos and the now rare and discontinued characters… Hatred getting out up, down and back up […] Read More >>

The one where we discuss the elusive Bosco Sticks, a giveaway of Wasteland 2 for PC,  PlayStation Experience currentlyy happening including a leak of Street Fighter 5, Xbox One’s potentially outselling PS4 over the Black Friday Weekend, GTA V being pulled off Kmart and Target shelves in Australia, Nvidia Shield Tablet and Portable updates, and […] Read More >>

The one where we have a lovely conversation with the founders of HDRetrovision.com and their now fully-funded Kickstarter campaign for retro console component cables. We’ll discuss Ubisoft’s blunders with the Assassin’s Creed: Unity launch, but Anthony will explain why he thinks it’s the best Assassin’s Creed yet. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some not-surprising […] Read More >>

The one where we retract the Xbox One sales figures from last episode, Grand Theft Auto V for current-gen and PC, Anthony’s review-in-progress of Sunset Overdrive and we’ll wrap-up with our thoughts of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we talk about Xbox One finally beating PlayStation 4 in sales, PlayStation TV’s launch in the U.S., Google’s announcement of their new Android game console, the controversial trailer for upcoming game “Hatred” and Pat will wrap-up with his Retro Recap. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we discuss the beginning of official gaming season with all the upcoming releases. Anthony gives his review-in-progress of Alien Isolation. Pat will give his review-in-progress of Shadow of Mordor. We’ll wrap-up with Pat’s Retro Recap talking about a crazy big game collection up for sale currently on eBay for a mere $164,000. […] Read More >>

The one where we discuss Anthony’s excitement about Alien: Isolation, upcoming Fall games, Pat’s opinion on Destiny, Microsoft officially buying Minecraft, and this week’s Pat’s Retro Recap with a dash of Ikea. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we discuss Microsoft possibly buying Mojang, Xbox One’s Japan release, Pat’s trip to Bit Bash, Anthony’s thoughts on Destiny, the controversial “Gamergate” and a special retro video game console turned 15 this week. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we are recording live from Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL with special guests Brandon from UGRGaming.com, Joe from the Game Classy Podcast and the founder of Galloping Ghost Arcade, Doc Mack. Enjoy!   Read More >>

  The one where we talk about the financial troubles of Candy Crush, Gamescom 2014 announcements, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer teaser, Anthony making money from Steam games, and a Pat’s Retro Recap of our recent journey to Galloping Ghost Arcade. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we talk about the lack of Neo Geo X news, new PlayStation sales figures, Electronic Art’s new “EA Access” program, Sony’s Beta PlayStation Now service, Nintendo’ archaic account management, Anthony’s Nvidia Shield purchase, and an interesting Pat’s Retro Recap. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we talk about the 2014 EVO Championship, newly announced gaming hardware, Xbox One June sales, Anthony joins the “PC Master Race”, and Annie and Pat swap stories from “The 7th Guest”. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one with a special shoutout to listener Angel, Crytek’s financial troubles, Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against Rockstar, the 2014 Steam Summer Sale, our new opinions on Emulators, and Pat’s special trip to the Mortal Kombat Actor Reunion at Galloping Ghost. Enjoy!   Read More >>

Ever wish you had a t-shirt for the Play On! Podcast? WISH GRANTED. Get the official Play On! Podcast T-Shirt, on sale, today! https://www.teepublic.com/show/36495-play-on-podcast Read More >>

The one with special guest Joe from Game Classy where we talk about Wolfenstein: The New Order, Watch Dogs. PS4 sales, the largest online video game collection sale, and some of Joe’s E3 excitements. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where we breakdown the “big 3’s” conference during E3 2014. Anthony reviews Microsoft, Pat reviews Sony, and Annie reviews Nintendo. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where Microsoft offers a Kinect-less Xbox One console, YouTube’s $1B bid for Twitch, our Watch Dogs concerns, Annie’s new 3DS grip,  and a very special Pat’s Retro Recap. Enjoy!   Read More >>

The one where Microsoft stays focused on games for E3 2014, Kevin Spacey’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Nintendo making lots of headlines, the findings from the recent Atari dig in New Mexico, Pat’s Retro Recap, and more. Enjoy!   Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary photographers Annie and Doug chased down as much cosplay that they could possibly find during C2E2 2014. This is the kind of creativity and geek-passion that we are proud to support 🙂 Check out the photos, and let us know your favorites! Read More >>

The one where Galloping Ghosts’ Kickstarter campaign, Pat’s experiences playing “Amnesia” and “Papers Please” for PC, the PS4’s Sales Figures vs Xbox One’s, jetpacks in GTA V, Watch Dogs opinions, a few handheld gaming systems birthdays this month, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Pat talks about his trip to Adepticon with Joe from Game Classy, Pat has also rejoined the PC Master Race, Atari’s landfill of gold in New Mexico, Phil Spencer’s promotion to head of Xbox, Twitch follow-up and listener feedback, Pat’s retro recap, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Pat getting “Trolled” by Game Classy, Annie’s new 3DS game purchase, Facebook buying Oculus Rift, Pat’s rage about Twitch, EA dropping out of the 2014 Worst Company poll, Q&A from GameCollecting.net, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about “Twitch Plays Pokemon”, Annie’s new 3DS, Jack Tretton’s departure from Sony (SCEA), Pat’s impressions of Stryder, Anthony’s love affair with Titanfall, Dark Souls 2, Q&A from game collectors on Reddit, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Thief’s PS4 review from EGM, Anthony’s experience with the Titanfall Beta, Nintendo offering Pokemon XY for free, Sony’s rumored virtual reality headset, Anthony’s review of his new SteelSeries Stratus wireless iOS controller, Pat answers questions from game collectors on Reddit, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about the rise and fall of the mobile smash-hit “Flappy Bird”, the PlayStation 4’s lack of console-exclusive games, Call of Duty no longer being annualized, Anthony’s excitement for Titanfall, Pat finally getting around to playing “The Walking Dead” and we’ll wrap-up with Pat’s Retro Recap. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one with special guest Brandon from UGR Gaming where we talk a lot about Nintendo and answer listener questions from a few different retro game collecting communities. Recorded at Play N Trade in Batavia, IL. Enjoy! Read More >>

Check out our new digital Play On! Podcast magazine on Flipboard. This magazine focuses on all the things you need to know right now related to video games, both retro and current! Experience beautiful pictures, videos and informative articles with the option to “+ Flip it” into your own magazine to enjoy and share later. […] Read More >>

The one where we hand out our best and worst awards for gaming in 2013, and answer some questions from the game collecting sub of reddit. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Anthony’s Xbox One, the new smart phone controllers, Forza 5’s micro transactions, PlayStation’s 20th birthday, Pat’s Retro Recap, and a cool Ted Talk from game designer Jane McGonigal (video below). Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about the PlayStation 4 and Pat’s midnight launch experience, plus Batman: Arkham Origins with return guest, Joe from the Game Classy Podcast. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about next-gen rumors and day-one patches, Ouya 2.0 coming next year, the survival of Neo Geo X, Pat and Anthony’s scariest games, people who are upset by GTA V’s violence, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

Game: Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath HD Remake Platform: PlayStation Vita (via PlayStation Network $14.99) Game Type: Third Person+First Person Action-Adventure Platformer Game summary: In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about the epic Grand Theft Auto V release and it’s online fumbles, the death of Neo Geo X, the Next Gen tug of war, and the retro gaming recap from Pat’s crazy journey through Europe. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we give a shout-out to the game collecting group on reddit, lots of Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox One news, new Vita hardware, claims of PlayStation 4 being 50% more powerful, mobile gaming past, present and future, JJ Abrams’ opinion on the Star Trek: Into Darkness video game, and this week’s Pat’s […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about the PS4 release date announcement, the Doritos Mountain Dew “every 2 minutes” promotion, Pat’s Call of Duty game night with the “hardcore”, the new Nintendo 2DS, the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, the PS4 third party support, and lots of random Xbox One and PlayStation 4 thoughts. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we reveal the winner of the SEGA prize pack giveaway, Sony’s plan to announce the PlayStation 4 release date at Gamescom, the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal including Annie’s reaction to the new female soldier feature, Dragon’s Crown sorceress controversy, Pat’s special trip to Galloping Ghost, and a Pat’s Retro Recap […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about the Nintendo WiiU indie explosion, the released Xbox One unboxing video, more micro consoles being farted out, a Neo Geo X update, and our very first SEGA PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY! Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Xbox One allowing self-publishing for indie games, Anthony’s feelings on the PS Vita after owning it for a few weeks, a financial update with Don Mattrick now overseeing Zynga, a special Xbox Live Bundle gem of Pat’s, a Super Nintendo blast from Pat’s past, this week’s Retro Game Recap, […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about Anthony FINALLY buying a PlayStation Vita, the PlayStation Network rewards vs. Xbox Live, some unfortunate negative things happening with Neo Geo X, a sleazy game hunter/reseller, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Microsoft’s DRM reversal, EA’s statement on cross-platform gaming, Sony’s comments on digital-downloading, The Last of Us, Pat’s trip to Control Freaks game store, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk all about e3 2013 and hand out awards for best and worst conference, most and least anticipated games, and overall show champion. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk a lot about the Xbox One announcement and all the Internet haters, Mirrors Edge 2 possible leak, Neo Geo news, this week’s Pat’s Retro Review, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about a prisoner upset he cant’ have a PlayStation 3, the impending Xbox Whatever announcement, Ouya being delayed, Neo Geo X news, Pat wants a Vita now, Pat getting into it with CNN, this week’s Pat’s Retro Review, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary photographers Annie and Doug chased down as much cosplay that they could possibly find during C2E2 2013. This is the kind of creativity and geek-passion that we are proud to support 🙂 Check out the photos, and let us know your favorites! Read More >>

The one where we talk about C2E2 2013 where we interviewed the wonderful Bruce Boxleitner and the minds behind Lantern City, the May 21st Xbox 720 event, Nintendo’s refurbishment plan, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and this week’s Pat’s Retro Review. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk a lot about retro gaming including rare Nintendo finds at Goodwill, Annie’s obsession with Sonic the Hedgehog, and our new “Pat’s Retro Recap” segment. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about the amazing Bioshock Infinite, Anthony’s weakness for video game hardware, the Ouya, Xbox 360’s failure in Japan, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about The Great SimCity Blunder of 2013, Xbox Durango rumors, Nintendo’s Lawsuit, Pat’s latest retro find, and more. With special guest, Joe, from the Game Classy Podcast. Enjoy! Read More >>

Game: Tomb Raider Platform: Xbox 360 Game Type: Third Person Action-Adventure Platformer Game summary: Tomb Raider is a re-imagining of the infamous action-adventure franchise and explores the visceral origin story of this character. In the game, Lara Croft ascends from a frightened young lady on her first adventure and emerges as a hardened survivor. With […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about Sony’s announcement of the PlayStation 4, Neo Geo X updates, Craigslist hook-ups, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

Game: Crysis 3 Platform: Xbox 360 Game Type: Action First Person Shooter Game summary: Crysis 3 is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) set within a frightening future New York City. The game is a sequel to the 2011 release, Crysis 2, continuing an unfolding adventure revolving around the symbiotic relationship between the wearer of the game's […] Read More >>

Game: The Walking Dead Assault Platform: iOS Read More >>

The one where we talk about GameStop threats, Valve layoffs, lots of next-gen console rumors, Annie’s iOS exploration, Pat’s writing struggles, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about PS4 and Xbox 720 specs, Neo Geo X Gold, Mobile Gaming, Steambox, Arcades, Adam Sessler’s video game violence interview, ass-coins, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

Famed DC artist Tony Daniel has drawn the powerful new image of Superman leaping up in front of the Hancock Building where the newly invigorated Man of Steel dominates the Chicago Skyline. This is the first time that Mr. Daniel has ever rendered a picture of Superman. Tony Daniel will also be a Spotlight Guest […] Read More >>

I have never been big into PC gaming, strictly due to the costs to buy a decent system, and then the costs to maintain/update the hardware to keep current with what developers come out with. When you buy a console like an Xbox or PlayStation you just know that the games that come out for […] Read More >>

The one where we talk about Neo Geo X AMA, THQ, Steambox, The New Xbox and Playstation, the NRA, Zombie Boobs, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about the end of Playstation 2, Zynga’s downfall, Supaboy, Black Ops 2 campaign, Mass Effect 3, and ASSassin’s Creed 3, with special guest Joe. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we give our favorite and least favorite video games of 2012. Oh yea, and someone stole 7,000 Nintendo Wii U systems. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Earthbound, Far Cry 3, WiiU sales, Bioshock Infinite, Pat’s disappointing Play & Trade find, mobile gaming and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Black Ops 2, the Wii U launch, Xbox 720 published details, Pat’s perfect bowling record, Wreck It Ralph, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Halo 4, Assasin’s Creed 3, Attack of the Show, Black Ops 2, Disney & Lucasarts, Neo Geo X, and more. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where we talk with the wonderful Kerri Branson, video game icon, model, artist, mother, soon-to-be politician, and all around great person. Enjoy! Please visit facebook.com/Kerri.A.Branson to support Kerri’s run for Kane County Board District 18 Read More >>

The one where we talk about the Mass Effect Trilogy bundle, Sony’s future including their new super-duper slim PS3, Dark Souls, Borderlands 2, Black Ops 2, Gambitious.com, Game Neo Geo Pocket Color, and more. Play on, players! Read More >>

The one where we talk about Steam “Big Picture”, GameStop selling retro games, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Pat’s collecting stories, and more. Play on, players! Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #31

by Anthony on September 1, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Play On! is the newest series in the Planet Arbitrary Podcast lineup. Play On! is a Podcast about all things video games, past, present, and future. In today’s episode we cover Ubisoft’s shocking piracy statistics, F2P games, and more while we kick back and sip on some Kool-Aid Jammers. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe always likes to talk about how he and Chris have been going to Chicago Comic Con for thirteen years. Usually joking about how when they first went the ratio of comic book-related booths to professional wrestlers and ICP fans were oddly imbalanced for an event called “comic con”. Today the ICP fans have been […] Read More >>

Pat B and Anthony talk about the retro game gems we found at the 2012 Chicago Comic Con and debut our interview with the wonderful D20 Girls. Enjoy! Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary photographers Annie and Doug chased down as much cosplay that they could possibly find during the 2012 Chicago Comic Con that took place August 8th-11th at the Rosemont Convention Center. This is the kind of creativity and geek-passion that we are proud to support 🙂 Check out the photos, and let us know […] Read More >>

Just in time for its longest-running and most-attended show, Wizard World today unveiled the “Official Wizard World Comic Con App,” a must-have for attendees to get the most out of events before, during and after each show, beginning with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #30

by Anthony on July 27, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #29

by Anthony on July 18, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #28

by Anthony on June 24, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #27

by Anthony on June 15, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #26

by Anthony on June 11, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #25

by Anthony on June 1, 2012

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks… cause we’re shallow like that. Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Ahh another year, another Hallmark Card Holiday! I’ll admit that Valentine’s Day is higher above other fake holidays, such as Sweetest Day, or Easter, but most people are just missing the point. Valentine’s Day isn’t about pushing chocolates and flowers around; it’s about the hilarious pranks you should be doing. Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the virtues of getting sued by the music industry all why trying to make sense of alternate universes and Woody Allen. Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

It’s the beginning of the new year and Joe and Kevin are trying to figure out why nothing’s happened the last two weeks. Is it Bigfoot? Or the Harlem Globetrotters? Read More >>

Am I the only one who likes to use the restroom in peace? The concept of having a conversation whilst pissing is just weird to me. You’re standing there, with your doodle in your hand, talking about your kid’s soccer game last night? That doesn’t seem gross to anyone else? We might as well kick […] Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the year that was in pop culture and look forward with dread at the next year in their first go at the Arbies! Read More >>

Tis the season to spend money! Did you get a fancy iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad for Christmas? If so, here’s my top 5 games to buy for both that’ll get you the most bang for your buck. Warning, Angry Birds is NOT on these lists; time to move on, folks… Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin worry about the future of the Internets, talk about why certain names need to be retired, and why they deserve some royalties for Trans4mers. Enjoy! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin try to figure out why The Three Stooges is happening, while lamenting the upcoming Christmas season. Enjoy! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

The Planet Arbitrary Game On! crew put forth their nominations for the best, the worst, and the wackiest video games of 2011. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the 2011 Grammies and serve up a side dish of some good ol’ Trek. Enjoy! Read More >>

Welcome to another edition of “Hotties of the Week”. A post where we simply call out one male and one female hottie to show our appreciation for their looks. See who we chose this week and let us know if you agree with our picks! Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and Pat B. delve into the latest Call of Duty game in this special edition Podcast episode, and Pat lets his frustrations on the threequel’s changes flow. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe, Kevin and special guest Jay talk about the ins and outs of working in the Internets and spend a surprising amount of time contemplating “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss why the rebellion was in the wrong, why women are hungry for The Hunger Games, and old-timey tech. Enjoy! Read More >>

Everybody has experienced this situation at some point in time; hell, you may have done it yourself and not even realized that you were crossing the street wrong. I know what you’re saying; how can someone cross the street wrong? Well in the words of the great John Hammond, “I’ll show you”. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin bitch about living in Chicago, Adele’s not so greatness, and blowing up meteors. Enjoy! Read More >>

This post is going to make me sound like an old man sitting on his front porch yelling at skateboarders who are rolling by him because they’re going “too fast” on “my street”. Good! That’s what I’m going for in this edition of “You’re Doing It Wrong”. Read More >>

Game On! Elder Scrolls: A Primer

by Anthony on November 8, 2011

Planet Arbitrary contributor, Joe, is good at making “Primers” for movies and TV shows. This Friday, November 10th, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is released into our realm and I debated tackling a Primer myself for the Elder Scrolls series. Then I realized that I would suck at it. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss their odds with Zooey Deschanel along with baby-poop, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Enjoy! Read More >>

Chris joins the podcast to discuss his favorite horror flicks with a nod to really obscure Italian cinema. Enjoy! Read More >>

Join Joe and Kevin for a haunted luau where they discuss why Halloween gets shafted on Pandora. Enjoy! Read More >>

Battlefield 3 Review (Xbox 360)

by Anthony on October 25, 2011

Before I start the review I want to get something off my chest. The animosity between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 fans is so thick that it’s easy to lose sight of what is exciting about both in the first place. Read More >>

Harrison Ford Plays Uncharted 3

by Anthony on October 19, 2011

Watch as Indiana Jones pretends to plays Uncharted 3 and giggle like a little girl over how “exciting” it is. Classic Indy… Read More >>

New screenshots from the Korean? version of the game shows, in my opinion, that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 is going to look pretty damn awesome. Read More >>

Joe, Pat B, and Kevin talk classic movie monsters, theme parks, and scary video games. Listen with the lights off for ultimate super scariness… Enjoy! Read More >>

What version of Windows needs to come out to make computers function like they do in movies? Almost every science fiction or action movie has some bizarre operating system that just slams images and animations at you no matter what the character is doing. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin share their favorite Halloween traditions, and have a frank and sobering conversation about trick or treating, holiday specials, burning witches, pumpkins wrapped in underwear, and Ghost Hunters. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin hit the modern master of horror with a car full of pop culture references to The Stand, Muppet Treasure Island, and Wings. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin talk about streaming media services and their thoughts the future of them. Enjoy! Read More >>

After 10-years of enjoying my Sony 5.1 surround system, it has finally kicked the bucket forcing me to explore alternatives. With my minor case of OCD, a love for new tech, and living-space restrictions I decided to give Sound Bars a try. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin give you the rundown of the Fall television lineup and which series they’re most excited about. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Kevin and Pat B explain what they feel makes a successful & enjoyable movie trilogy. Enjoy! Read More >>

Recently there’s been some scruff on the Internet that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 will have to be stored on two discs. While this can be frustrating for gamers to have to get up in the middle of the game to switch the CD it also asks a bigger question Read More >>

Joe and Kevin host a truly arbitrary episode filled with topics that they literally pull out of a hat. Enjoy! Read More >>

Dust off your key-swords and your weirdo Japanese Cosplay outfits, because a press release was just released officially announcing dates for the 2012 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)… Read More >>

How do you put a price on revolution? That’s what Steve Jobs has given the world with Apple’s recent innovations. It’s true that he isn’t the sole reason why Apple seems to be one of the few companies that are continuing to increase sales each year, but he sure was the catalyst. Read More >>

“A real man makes his own luck” -Billy Zane, Titanic. That quote, while silly, makes all the sense in the world when it comes to Poker. Ask anyone who plays regularly and they’ll tell you something similar as Poker is truly as much skill as luck. Read More >>

“We believe that human augmentation will give people every opportunity to improve themselves, making the world a better place to live. Guided by this principle, we will continue to innovate and produce the finest line of Human Augmentation products the world has to offer.” said David Sarif, CEO of  Sarif Industries. Read More >>

Today officially starts Chicago Comic Con! Here is the full schedule for your planning pleasures. Read More >>

Anthony,  Joe and Nic give a recap and share their thoughts on the 2011 summer blockbuster movies. Enjoy! Read More >>

Summer is always a drag when it comes to video game releases, but we’re only a few short weeks from that changing. Here are the games that will help you say “goodbye” to the warm sun and “hello” to Gaming Season! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B wax nostalgia over their favorite childhood toys from the 80’s. Enjoy! Read More >>

Just mere months after it’s launch; Nintendo has announced a price cut for the 3DS from $249.99 to $169.99 in the U.S. effective August 12, 2011. Read More >>

NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., July 18, 2011 – A total of 34 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners (19) and nominees (15) are among the more than 400 comic creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, August 11-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  […] Read More >>

A deleted scene from Season 1 that proves the whole plot was all planned from the start! Spoiler Alert… Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and special guests Annie, Chris, Michelle, Nic and Pat B have a literal round-table discussion about everything Harry Potter in this continuation of their biggest Podcast yet. Listen to Part 1 here. Enjoy! Read More >>

Remember when you upgraded to iOS 5 beta 3 with your daily iDevice and wish you could just go back to 4.3.x to avoid all the bugs and get your apps to work properly agian? Yeah, me too… Apple has said that downgrading is impossible, which I am happy to say is not true. Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and special guests Annie, Chris, Michelle, Nic and Pat B have a literal round-table discussion about everything Harry Potter in their biggest Podcast yet. Part 2 will be posted next week. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Kevin debate their top Simpsons episodes and discuss what made the show so great. Enjoy! Read More >>

Summer time means a guaranteed few things. Good barbeques, lots of outdoor activities, late nights, tv series hiatus’, happier people and glowing lightning bugs. Read More >>

We want to thank all of our visitors and fans who have helped make Planet Arbitrary a growing success! We enjoy writing and podcasting not only for your entertainment, but for our own as well! We would appreciate your support by “liking” us on facebook and spreading the word of planetarbitrary.com to your friends. Read More >>

What is Pottermore? If you visit Pottermore.com you’ll be greeted by a simple message that reads “Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.” Read More >>

NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., June 22, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 11-14, with superstar guests Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd, Morena Baccarin, Felicia Day, Academy Award Winner® Lou Gossett Jr. and James Marsters headlining the […] Read More >>

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!! Get out your boomstick and rev up your chainsaw! From the makers of PAPER TOSS and NINJUMP comes the definitive Army of Darkness game for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and Pat B. discuss the newly announced Nintendo Wii U console and their take on E3 2011. Enjoy! Read More >>

At E3 2011, the lucky folks over at G4 got an exclusive 14 minute gameplay preview of the upcoming epic RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled to be released on November 11, […] Read More >>

Tonight Sony held it’s E3 2011 Press Conference where they unveil the next year’s worth of Playstation 3 and NGP (Vita) goodness. Here were the hot, warm and cold announcements of the conference. Read More >>

Today Microsoft held it’s E3 2011 Press Conference where they unveil the next year’s worth of Xbox 360 goodness. Here were the hot, warm and cold announcements of the conference. Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat A. talk about the movies and comics of X-Men and why “First Class” excites them. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Beginning next Tuesday, June 7th through Thursday, June 9th the annual E3 expo will be taking place! Planet Arbitrary would like to formally announce our E3 coverage promises for the sexiest gaming expo around. Read More >>

The iPhone/iPod Touch is the new must-have handheld gaming device with literally thousands of titles to choose from. While there are plenty of original games that you can and should download, today I want to give my Top 5 classic console ports that you can now play on-the-go and on-the-potty. Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B. talk about current and older generation media formats, why they rocked and why they’re now dead. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

On May 16th, 2011 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released it’s tongue-in-cheek guidelines for surviving a zombie apocalypse. The goal was to help raise awareness on being properly prepared for any real emergency situation, including the inevitable zombie outbreak. Read More >>

Video Games are way worse than movies when it comes to recycling the same idea over and over again. The biggest culprit of this in my opinion is the Call of Duty franchise. Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and special guest Kevin share what they feel are the most overrated movies. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

In June of 2010, Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, announced a multi-year, two-title video game development deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. They secured the rights to create video games based on two of Universal Pictures’ most popular intellectual properties, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. […] Read More >>

Science isn’t just space, lab coats and pocket protectors you know. We interact with science more often than we even realize. Get your suspenders on because today were going to explore one of the most commonly used pieces of science, the Microwave Oven. Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B discuss the recent hack that’s crippled Sony’s PlayStation Network and has resulted in the alleged theft of over 2 million credit card numbers. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

There’s probably no science topic more heavily debated than the morality of cloning (aka stem cell research). One side of this debate strongly believes that stem cell research is the next scientific frontier for humans to conquer. The opposing side believes that it’s treading too close to playing God and that we shouldn’t meddle with […] Read More >>

What do you do when you’re too tired to record a full Podcast Episode? You make a few prank calls. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Stupid Sexy Science: Mechs!

by Anthony on April 27, 2011

This is 2011 people, how do we not have a poop load of workers and soldiers walking around in Mech suits? Now I’m no engineer, but to me it just seems that our current laboring equipment is kinda outdated. Things like forklifts should be replaced with more modern versions ala the Power Loader from Aliens. […] Read More >>

Well it damn well should be. *Sigh* Read More >>

Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. They do ‘Build’ episodes on Mondays and then a test film on Tuesday featuring the build. This special (friggin’ awesome) Test Film has every prop and effect that they created in April during their “war movie month” […] Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Pat A and special guest Brittany discuss the possibility of time travel and how we’d abuse it. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

In 1993 one movie had an idea that changed the world’s outlook on the future of going potty. The movie was Demolition Man. The idea was the three sea shells. Since John Spartan uttered the words “…the place where you’re supposed to have the toilet paper, you’ve got this little shelf with three seashells on […] Read More >>

Game On! – Portal 2 Review

by Anthony on April 19, 2011

“The cake is a lie”… Possibly the greatest inside joke of the gaming community, and it originated with hugely successful Portal. So how does Portal 2 stack up against the ridiculously high expectations for it? Extremely well. However, not “game of the year” well. Before I start the review, let me briefly bring new and […] Read More >>

Anthony, Chris, Joe and Pat B. discuss Scream 4 and the death of the 90’s horror film genre. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic first manned mission into the great beyond… Chop Shop is making their next iconic collection tshirt available for pre-order. 23 historic missions of man’s exploration of space from the very first satellites to man’s first permanent outpost in Earth orbit. Pre-order yours via their online […] Read More >>

Oh those crafty Soviets! And you thought altering photographs was just for models and celebrities in magazines… Read More >>

If you’re close the Midwest you’ve undoubtedly heard of Fermilab, home to the world’s second largest particle accelerator, and lots of secret tunnels. The 3.9 mile circumference particle accelerator known as Tevatron was due to be shut down at the end of this year due to lack of funding, but not before going out with […] Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Pat A. and Pat B. share their personal views on the continuous debate of marijuana legalization. Enjoy! Listen Now: . Read More >>

There’s a new Beastie Boys music video coming out in the form of a 30-minute film. It’s an ode to the “Fight For Your Right To Party” video and features some very big stars playing their favorite Beasties. Danny McBride and Jack Black play MCA, Seth Rogen and John C. Reilly play Mike D, Will […] Read More >>

Remember video stores? I do, but for a very different reasons. The rest of the world however has decided that it’s just not fun anymore to go out on a Friday night to your local video galleria with your best pals or your lady-friend only to stand there and have a hostage-esque negotiation of whether […] Read More >>

Keanu Reeves has finally embraced his roots and proudly announced that franchise writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are currently working on a script for Bill and Ted 3, the details of which the actor shared on Monday afternoon with MTV. Read More >>

Back To The Future game creator Telltale announced a special promotion that will give the complete first episode of Back to the Future for the PC and Mac free to everyone! Back to the Future Episode 1 “It’s About Time” is a point-and-click adventure game that let’s you play as Marty McFly back in the […] Read More >>

Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

by Anthony on April 1, 2011

Yes, I’m a huge Foo Figthers fan but I haven’t enjoyed a FF album this much since “The Colour and the Shape”. Have the Foo hit their sweet spot again? April 12th can’t get here fast enough… Listen to the entire album here and let me know what your thoughts are below: http://wastinglight.foofighters.com/ Also check […] Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Patrick give some very helpful advice on relationships, intercourse and more. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Game On! – Crysis 2 Review

by Anthony on March 23, 2011

(I Am Legend + Cloverfield) x Predator + Half Life 2 x Robocop / Star Kid = Crysis 2 Ok so I was never great with math formulas, but Crysis 2 gets an “A” in my grade book. There are a few names in first person shooter history that people easily recognize, even if they’re […] Read More >>

Anthony, Chris and Joe invite you to join us in this abridged journey through the 2011 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (c2e2) as we have some laughs, interview comic book artists, authors and Chris Hardwick! Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

I got to preview the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3/PC shooter, Battlefield 3, at c2e2 this weekend. This game will be the latest addition to EA’s Battlefield franchise and I must say that as of right now this game looks to take the cake for detailed graphics, smooth gameplay and intense action! I’m pretty geeked out over […] Read More >>

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  Interesting fact: Nowhere on the packaging does Apple refer to it as “iPad 2”. Let’s get it out of the way early; is the iPad 2 worth the $500 (at least) investment? The answer is sort of… If you’re in the market for Apple’s new shiny toy you’re in one of two camps. The […] Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Doug explore the various mediums of role playing gaming. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

c2e2 Ticket Reminder

by Anthony on March 12, 2011

c2e2 2011 is just a few days away! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do so now as the prices will increase this week. Anthony, Doug and Joe will be representing Planet Arbitrary at c2e2 as official press, so be sure to say hi if you see us walking around! See you nerds there […] Read More >>

My friend Nic has an extremely expressive face in his pictures, so I borrowed some to place on baby photos to see what would happen. The result? I dare you not to laugh… Read More >>

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Dearest friends, Please visit Planet Arbitrary Podcast in iTunes and give us a quick rating so we can hopefully make it to the front page of iTunes’ “New & Noteworthy” section! lol omg ttyl bbq ppo. Cheers, AM. Read More >>

Anthony, Doug and Joe will be representing Planet Arbitrary at c2e2 as official press! See you nerds there 🙂. Read More >>

Anthony, Eric and Joe talk about the recent boom of zombie subculture. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Game On! – iPhone Gaming

by Anthony on March 5, 2011

See full comic here One of my favorite things about owning an iPhone is the ability to feed my constant craving for wanting new video games to play. A few years ago I loved engaging in long, expansive console titles where I would dedicate literally weeks worth of hours to playing. Flash forward to 2011 […] Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Chris take a trip into the realm of science fiction movies and television. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil chat about the conspiracy of the most popular conspiracy theories. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil chat about the paranormal world of ghosts and hauntings. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Doug talk sports…and of course lots of other junk. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Albrecht talk superhero movies, carpentry, “hot or not”, time travel, and so much more. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil explore the wild and wonderful world of gaming. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, and Joe take you through a great “getting to know us” episode, and our first Podcast recording ever. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>