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The one where the crew discusses Destiny 2 launch day woes and the more than abundant micro-transactions and busy work found in the game. To celebrate the release of Destiny 2, the crew plays another round of their favorite Destiny game, Destiny or Death Metal. The crew also celebrates Cole being the #1 player in […] Read More >>

The Otokonoko of Weeb Town, Steve-san and Giuseppe-san, make their triumphant return with an all new episode! Time has passed and they’ve had time to catch up on all things Anime! Tanoshinde! WeebTown is and always will be a Podbean exclusive! Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about how Nintendo yet again, has botched the pre-orders for one of its nostalgia machines, the Super Nintendo Classic. Steve tells us why he’s breaking up with Nintendo and retiring his AmiiPro status. Pat gives us a review of Ace Combat 7on Playstation VR why for the moment, it’s […] Read More >>

The one where the gang records another late night session and talks Limited Run Games release of Night Trap for PS4. They also go deep on the Kickstarter failure of Unsung Story, Loot Crates in Call of Duty, Dream Daddy, No Mans Sky latest update, Esports being considered for the Olympics, Sex Bots, and more! […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses another possible botched Wal-mart preorder fiasco with a Nintendo product. They also talk deeper Nintendo business as Nintendo has discontinued certain models of the 3DS which opens up questions about Nintendo’s handheld juggernaut. The gang also talks Atari Box and what it could possibly be. PokeMon Go Fest disappoints, […] Read More >>

Steve and Giuseppe keep things rolling with another new episode of Weebtown. All things Anime are discussed among other goings on in the world of WeebTown. WeebTown is and always will be a Podbean exclusive! Read More >>

After a brief hiatus, Steve and Giuseppe are back with an all new episode. The boys catch up on the Anime they’ve been watching while on break, enjoy! WeebTown is and always will be a Podbean exclusive! Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses the announcement of the Super Nintendo Classic mini and it’s questionable roster of games. The crew also gives their full E3 review and talk about the unveilings, games, and new hardware that was shown. Plus, there’s talk of zombies, Dragon Ball Z, and more! Enjoy! Be sure to check […] Read More >>

The one where Steve, Kyle, and Pat B. play each other on over 90 fighting games in one night at Galloping Ghost Arcade to determine who will win the official Harley Davidson bandana of victory and who is the fighting game champion of Play On! The crew is joined by special guest and tournament host, […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Destiny 2’s inevitiable release and whether or not to play it or just download Warframe for free and get a much better gaming experience. Giuseppe give us further insight into the world of Warframe and why it just might be better than both Destiny games combined. Steve gives […] Read More >>

The one where the crew talks about the NES classic and the shady lengths people are going to in order to profit off your nostalgia. The crew also talks about the juggernaut that is the Nintendo Switch and its unstoppable sales numbers. Steve and Kyle call it early and declare Nier Automata the game of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang grieves over Madcatz filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Kyle gives his review of the Nintendo Switch thus far, Pat talks VR and the troubles at Facebook with Oculus Rift, Steve gives a brief review of Nier: Automata, and Play On! Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, shows off his Destiny knowledge as him and […] Read More >>

The gang records their latest episode ever! Much happens after 10 pm as the entire crew sits down to discuss the rapidly approaching Nintendo Switch, Steve and Kyle tell us all about how they fared at Frosty Faustings, Kyle and Giuseppe give us a full review of For Honor, and Kyle also gives us his […] Read More >>

Steve and Giuseppe breakdown one of the season most popular anime and other non-sense. Remember, Felix is best girl! WeebTown is and always will be a Podbean exclusive! Read More >>

The gang is joined by special guest Kevin and new Planet Arbitrary family member, Jacky, writer of Pretty, Pretty, Games, Yay, to talk about all things gaming. We go over the end of year sales figures for 2016 and talk about why Call of Duty is still so dominant much to Steve’s shagrin. They also […] Read More >>

The crew of Play On! hands out the prestigious Arbie Award to their winners and losers of video gaming in 2016! Who will win Best Developer or Biggest Loser or the biggest honor of the year, Best Game of the Year? Tune in to find out! Be sure to check out the all new Play […] Read More >>

The one where the whole gang gets together to talk about the wonder and majesty that is Final Fantasy XV. Kyle and Giuseppe break the game down and talk about what it gets right and why limited open-world is a good thing. Steve continues his march to domination as he trains in BlazBlue. Cole talks […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about their experiences with Watch Dogs 2. They also discuss the Rocket League documentary on Youtube. All this plus reveals! Reveals! Reveals! Last of Us 2, Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, and a new Death Stranding trailer. The crew also looks back on 100 episodes and talks about some of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about the much anticipated NES Classic, it’s shit show of a launch, and how Nintendo is going to wreck the reseller market. We also talk about another highly anticipated game, Watch Dogs 2. All this plus, Xbox One sales numbers, the Xbox family of consoles, and Steve’s review of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang shares their feelings about the new Nintendo Switch. Pat B. gives a brief review of Battlefield 1 and it’s horrible flight mechanics. Steve gives a review of the ultra violent, Corpse Party. The gang covers all this plus the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, how glorious Best Buy is, […] Read More >>

The one where Pat B. comes to terms with being an older gamer and reverses his staunch position on Twitch with the help of a fellow gamer. We cover late news like the unveiling of Twitch Prime and talk about the continued drama surrounding No Mans Sky on Reddit. We also talk about what would […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses the reveal of the Playstation 4 Pro and it’s lack of native 4K support. They also discuss a recent interview with Sony Executive, Andrew House, where he debates the semantics of being a true 4K game console or one that simply upscales to it. Steve and Cole talk about […] Read More >>

The gang returns after a long absence. We cover the latest news in gaming a few weeks late and also discuss Sony’s big announcements at the Playstation event in New York. Pat B. talks about his retro game hunting in Germany and No Man’s Sky is hotly debated yet again. Steve and Kyle lay out […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses the deep moral and ethical debates spawned by the release of No Mans Sky. Cole bought a New Nintendo 3DS and tells us about the stack of games she’s about to dive into. Cole also gives us her regular update on Mobile gaming. Steve and Kyle try to explain […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks a little Ghostbusters 2016, Giuseppe recaps all the action of EVO 2016, and Pat B. discovers the truth about a Youtube kids video. The gang then discusses the leaked technical specs for the Nintendo NX and debates whether it’s a hardcore enough game console or if it can stand […] Read More >>

The one where the gang completely breaks down the hugely popular and hugely terrible Pokemon GO app. Full Steve rants ahead! The gang also hits the news, does a brief Facebook live cast, and then answers YOUR questions posted to the Play On! Facebook page! Enjoy! Be sure to check out the all new Play […] Read More >>

The one where the gang reviews the winners and losers of E3 2016! Kyle breaks down Microsofts attempt at getting back into the console race with Project Scorpio, Giuseppe talks about the ONE game that made the entire Ubisoft presentation, Pat B. covers Sony’s current and projected future domination with EVERYTHING they showed, Steve talks […] Read More >>

The one where Kyle reports back from Combo Breaker and fills us in on what was good at the tournament and unfortunately, what was bad…very, very, bad. Also, Kyle gives us a full review of Stellaris to help out a fellow Facebook fan. Steve and Cole give their reviews of some very awesome video game […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about the terrible state of Esports and about how awful they are in general. A mighty rant ensues. Also, Pat B. gives his review of Doom and talks about why you need to stop what you’re doing and go out and buy it right now. Cole gives us a […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Sony’s ridiculous sales numbers, THE RETURN OF SNK, and a full review of Star Fox Zero from Kyle. Also, The official Play On! Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, shares his experience seeing the new Ratchet and Clank movie at midnight on release day. All this plus the gang answers your […] Read More >>

The one where the crew pays tribute to and says farewell to Prince. The crew then discusses the latest details on the Playstation NEO, PS4K, PS4.5, PS5, etc, etc,… They also talk best ways to display your retro games, Microsoft ending production of the Xbox 360, LOTS OF DARK SOULS 3, and then answer your […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about all the ongoing scandals and controversies in gaming including Nintendo’s firing of Alison Rapp, Butt-Gate in the Overwatch Beta, and the broken PC port of Quantum Break. Cole gives us a complete break down of Miitomo and tells us why we ALL need to join and Pat B. […] Read More >>

The one where the gang digs deep into the troubles with Lets Play videos on the internet. Pat B. and Cole talk retro arcades and world record scores and Steve, Kyle, and the official Play On! Podcast Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, give their review of Pokken Tournament. Here’s a little preview, it’s better than Street Fighter […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Nintendo’s mysterious new mobile app, Miitomo. Apparently, Nintendo wants a piece of the social media pie and will be launching it’s new app, Miitomo, soon. We also talk about Nintendo’s new console, NX, Pokken Tournament, and Mirrors Edge 2. We also share our reactions to Street Fighter V […] Read More >>

The one where Steve and Giuseppe completely break down Pokemon from top to bottom. You wanna know what it’s all about? Thinking about doing some Pokemon breeding? Need to know some advanced tactics? Curious about Pokemon SUN and MOON? This is the episode for you. We also talk Tron Run/R, Street Fighter V, The Warcraft […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about the very first bad Amiibo game, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival. The Play On! Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, fills us in on Bayonetta joining Super Smash Bros. Steve gives us a full review of Star Trek: Timelines and is joined by Kyle to tell the world about the worst Star […] Read More >>

The one where Play On! Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, rejoins the show and hands out his first Game of the Year Arbie Award for 2015. Also, the gang discusses the rapidly approaching release of Street Fighter V, Koreans and MMO’s, and a brand new game for Dreamcast. The gang wraps up with the first ever Play […] Read More >>

The one where the gang reviews the year in gaming that was 2015. They breakdown each months big releases and then unveil their Arbies winner for Game of the Year! Enjoy! This episode brought to you by www.SaturdayMornings.co. Check out www.SaturdayMornings.co for Video Games, pre-orders, video game accessories, comic books, and more! Be sure to […] Read More >>

The one where the gang welcomes special guest, Kyle, to the podcast and shares their Thanksgiving memories and talk about just how great Cool-Whip is. They also delve into the Triple A games of the holiday including Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront. The Play On! youth correspondent fills us in on League of Legends […] Read More >>

The one where the gang is drawn into peace talks between non-RPG players and RPG players by Undertale, a charming little indie RPG available on Steam. The gang is given a new perspective on the matter from a surprising source. Also, remember when the gang posted Hour One of episode 77 but never posted Hour […] Read More >>

In this first hour of a two hour episode, the gang discusses Destiny: The Taken King and plays America’s favorite Destiny quiz game, Hair Band or Destiny? Steve and Cole give us a full review of Super Mario Maker on Wii U, and we close the first hour discussing all of the drama with Konami, […] Read More >>

The one where we finally fix our sound in this special extra long episode, we introduce our brand new youth correspondent, Giuseppe, we talk about the IGN.com Top 25 PS3 games countdown, the battle between Youtube Lets Players and Jimmy Kimmel, and discuss the factors behind the rise of retro gaming. Enjoy! Read More >>

The one where Pat, Steve, and Nikki talk about the official drug testing policy of Esports, Fallout 4 leaked game footage taken at Gamescom finds a home on Porn Hub, GameBoy Roms, buying Japanese Dreamcast games at a flea market in the middle of Illinois, and the wide availability of the latest release of exclusive […] Read More >>

The one where Steve from Game Classy joins Pat B. as the brand new co-host of Play On! The guys talk formal drug testing at eSports events, the problems with AAA game development, Pure Nintendo Love, and the War of the Roses. Enjoy! Read More >>

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 >>

Play On! Podcast Episode 51: Destiny

by Pat B on September 13, 2014

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 >>

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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 >>

Play On! is out for E3!

by Pat B on June 7, 2014

The Play On! Podcast will return next week with a special E3 episode! Until then, check out our fancy new logo! 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 >>

We open with a little girl in a white dress, humming to herself and gathering flowers in the forest. She’s either going to turn into a hideous fucking demon or die a horrible fucking death. I’ve seen enough TV to know this. At first, I thought it was a young Abbie, then I realized I […] 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 >>

While on vacation in Europe, I saw the sights, ate some amazing food, got robbed, and found some great video game stores. It was tough, but I managed to settle on a small selection of games to bring back to the States with me, just enough to fit in my carry-on luggage. This week, I’m […] 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 >>

We open with a weird fish-eye blurred edges camera shot to show we’re in the past (just in case the fact that the characters are in colonial garb and the date December 16, 1773 flashes across the screen are too ambiguous), which reminds me of the snake vision from Snake on a Plane, but I […] 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 >>

This week I’m reviewing a game that honestly, I’ve been dreading to review. It’s a game that, until recently, was lost in my past and forgotten like high school Algebra. When my friends and I would play it together, the games were so intense and competitive that anyone that won a game felt like they […] 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 >>

What happens when a game developer that mainly creates golf games takes a swing at developing a game for the Nintendo Virtual Boy? They make a space shooter with wire frame graphics of course. What did you think I was going to say “Make a golf game”? Well, they did that too but the Virtual […] 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 >>

  Hello, my fellow readers, watchers, blinkers and breathers.  It has been a little over a half a year since I have written anything into this particular nard of cyberspace.  It feels good to be doing it right now.  Sometimes I go through long periods of inactivity, creatively and otherwise.  I don’t know if this […] Read More >>

I was recently playing a little Sega Master System when I decided to pop in After Burner. It’s easily one of my favorite Master System games as I’ve always had a fascination with it after I saw the original arcade version for the first time. It was one of the first sit down arcade games […] 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 >>

I’m finally back and it feels so good to be getting back into the swing of things. I posted my last review back in early June and since then, I’ve played a lot of games that I was hoping to do reviews on. Unfortunately, I was playing games like Porky’s: The Video Game for the […] 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 >>

After last weeks “Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi debacle”, I decided to give fighting games a shot at redemption this week. I’m glad I did because the game I chose not only redeems fighting games, it redeems an entire game console. A few weeks ago, I picked up Galaxy Fight for the Sega Saturn […] 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 >>

Until recently, video games based on movies have always been historically bad. Games like Top Gun for the NES, Lethal Weapon for the Super Nintendo, Enter the Matrix for the Playstation 2, or the grand daddy of them all, E.T. for Atari, are considered some of the worst games ever made. It’s not the games […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, here we are, the 100th retro video game review. Now, I don’t want to spend the whole review getting all sappy reminiscing about reviews gone by but, I do want to take a moment to thank all of you guys, and by guys, I mean that one guy that commented on one […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! In honor of the upcoming C2E2 Comic and Entertainment Expo later this month in Chicago, I’m going to review another game based on the world of comic books. Last week was Marvel’s turn with my review of X-Men: Children of the Atom. Now it’s DC’s turn as I review Acclaim’s Justice League: Task […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This weeks review is a very special one. I’ve been waiting six months to do this review and now the time has finally come. Why six months? Well, I ordered the game I’m reviewing from Japan and, due to a shipping error and a couple failed resend attempts, it took a total of […] 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 >>

Several new guests were added over the past few days to Reed Pop's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo lineup. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week, I’m slowing things down a bit after struggling through my last review on Power Drome. That game’s insane speed left me with knots in my stomach and chunks in my throat that dangerously approached the point of no return. I figured a top down shooter would be a nice break this […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This weeks review is kind of a special one since it’s the first time I’m reviewing an original Xbox game. I guess I sort of overlooked the original Xbox as a retro console because well, it still holds its own against today’s consoles. Yet, the original Xbox was discontinued 6 years ago and […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I posted my review of Alien Breed 3D. If you heard the latest episode of the Play On! Podcast, then you heard me talk about how that was the hardest review I’ve ever written. I had to write that review from the perspective of a person that’s never […] Read More >>

Updates for Reed Pop’s C2E2 continue to roll in, with a few notable comic and media guests added to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo lineup.   Read More >>

Play On! 1 Minute Reviews: Crysis 3

by Pat B on February 18, 2013

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 >>

Reed Pop’s latest update confirms that The Guild’s Felicia Day will be attending C2E2, or Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, for all three days fom April 26-28, 2013. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Writing these game reviews over the past two years has been a very fun and educational experience for me. Not only have I learned more about the American gaming culture that I grew up in, but I’ve also learned about the gaming cultures others around the world have grown up in. I’ve learned […] Read More >>

A press release today from Reed Pop announced some Marvel names will be attending C2E2, or Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, from April 26-28, 2013. Read More >>

Guest updates are starting to arrive  for  Reed Pop’s  C2E2, or Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, which be hitting Chicago’s McCormick Place from April 26-28, 2013. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Wow, do I have a treat for you for this week. I was out game hunting the other day and came across a Sega CD game I had never seen before, Road Avenger. Since I had just reviewed Road Rash last week, I still had a taste for battle driving video games so, […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! It always sucks to play a bad video game. It sucks even more when that game turns out to be the worst video game you’ve ever played. What’s worse than that is when it’s on a console that you love. This was the case last October when I reviewed “Hell: A Cyber-Punk Thriller” […] Read More >>

Official C2E2 2013 Poster Debuted

by Pat B on January 18, 2013

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 >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the first retro game review of 2013! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to work. I’m excited about this year-opening review because I get to welcome a new game console to the retro gaming community. If you didn’t see the news, Sony ended production of the […] Read More >>

2013 is here….three years after we make contact but two years before Jaws 19, and convention season is nigh.  It’s a time for excitement, speculation, and multiple refreshes per day to see who has been added to the guest list. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, this is my last retro game review of 2012. This past year flew by as it seems like it was only yesterday that I was kicking the year off with my Captain Skyhawk review. It was a great year for retro video games and retro video game collecting. The video game collecting […] 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 >>

Shinobi – Where it all began

by Pat B on December 8, 2012

Hello Everyone! Oh yeah, shits getting real now. Anyone that was a big fan of video games back in the late 80’s and early 90’s knows the name “Shinobi.” It’s a legendary name in the gaming community, so much so that speaking ill of it, or the games that followed it, is considered blasphemous. Shinobi […] 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 >>

I feel as though I have misspent a great deal of time.  When I say that, I do not mean strictly my own time, but ours as a whole.  Too many wasted seconds that could have been used to achieve amazing things for all of us.  I fear that my entire existence is composed solely […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m finally back after a long Thanksgiving break. So, I’m gonna get back in the groove with a game that I’ve been meaning to review for a while. Space Harrier was the very first Sega Master System game I ever played. I remember the first time I saw it like it was […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Over the past three decades many, many, Star Wars video games have been released. Consoles from the Amstrad CPC all the way up to the PS3 have featured their own Star Wars titles. Over the years, gamers have taken to their favorite game like they’ve taken to their favorite Star Wars movie. Games […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Over the past year I’ve reviewed a handful of space shooter games. Games like Ikaruga, Super R-type, and Raiden have been given the retro review treatment. One thing all these games have in common, besides being space shooters, is that they don’t like you. These games are hard, ridiculously hard, like hard to […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week, I’m taking it easy as I’m still recovering from last weeks review of Hell: A Cyberpunk thriller, for the 3DO. Being that it’s the worst game I’ve ever played, I wanted to play a game this week that would act as a video game palette cleanser of sorts. You know, Something […] Read More >>

Tony Cheddar’s eyes were glassy with exhaustion.  His men had been working for the better part of a year when they completed the The Jade Staircase.  The ‘The’ is repeated for emphasized respect.  At the summit was a dwelling fit for an emperor or a shogun warlord or something.  At the time, Cheddar did not […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m reviewing the worst game I’ve ever played, Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller for the 3DO. I know in the past I’ve said games like The Final Gate and Virtuoso are some of the worst games I’ve ever played but Hell hands down beats ’em all. This game represents everything bad about […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m tackling a game that I’ve been meaning to review for a long time, The Daedalus Encounter. I used to play the PC version of this game back when I was a kid and I remember it being a frustrating experience. Manually configuring video and audio drivers was new to me […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! You didn’t think I was going to review just one Neo Geo Pocket Color game, did you? I’ve got the Pocket Color back in my hands this week to review a staple of SNK gaming, Metal Slug. The Metal Slug series had a decent run in the late 90’s spanning three handheld titles […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! The wait is finally over and this week I get to review a game and system that I’ve been wanting for a very long time. If you’ve ever read any of my previous reviews then you know how much I love the Neo Geo CD. In my opinion, it’s the perfect system. What […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m reviewing a game that, as a kid, I always wanted to like. Back when the local video store was still a thing, I used to rent this game over and over again desperately trying to like it. It features two of my all time favorite cartoon characters, Wile E. Coyote […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m fast forwarding a couple decades from the games of 80’s to the games of the early 2000’s. Actually, I’m stopping right on the year 2000 for this weeks review and playing Sword of the Beserk – Guts’ Rage for the Sega Dreamcast. This was a tricky game for me to […] Read More >>

Ghost House – The Sega….card?

by Pat B on September 5, 2012

Hello Everyone! In this weeks review, I’m going to stick with the Sega Master System and review Ghost House, a game that was released for the its card reader. Yes, you heard me right, card reader. The Master System has a separate card slot that allows you to play games that were released on the […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #31

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This weeks review is an exciting one for me since I finally reviewed a game for my newly purchased Sega Master System. The only bad thing is that I chose to review Alex Kidd in Shinobi World. This game has so much going on both in the game and behind the scenes 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 >>

24 years people. For the last 24 years Nintendo Power has been gracing our mailboxes telling us the latest news from Nintendo. Well, no more shall we see that classic Nintendo Power banner fly atop the cover of Nintendo’s only printed word magazine. Nintendo is pulling the plug on Nintendo Power with an undetermined number […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Back in February, I wrote a review on three classic Tron games for the Intellivision and Atari 2600. However, those weren’t the only Tron games released for the home consoles back in the day. There is another game that was released for the Intellivision back in 1982, Tron: Solar Sailer. A few months […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This past weekend, I went to the 2012 Chicago Comic-Con know as “Wizard World.” This was my second year going to the convention. Last year, I posted a game review after the convention talking about what it offers the video game community. Being that this is the Chicago Comic-Con and not the San […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Growing up, one of my all time favorite movies was Innerspace. You know, the movie where Dennis Quad pilots a small pod that gets miniaturized and injected into Martin Short’s body. Well, not long ago, I found a game for Intellivision that’s pretty much the same as Innerspace, Microsurgeon. Playing this game, I […] 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 >>

  Welcome to the second part of the Spider-Man birthday celebration! The first part kicked off with a look back on the classic “Spider-Man and the X-men in Arcade’s Revenge” for the Super Nintendo. Now we get to move into the present day and believe me, a lot has changed since the days of Super […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! It’s July 31st and that means tomorrow starts the Amazing Spider-Man’s Birthday! In the month of August way back in 1962, Spider-Man made his comic book debut in Amazing Fantasy #15. The rest is history from that point on. Spider-Man is one of the biggest and most recognizable comic book heroes of all […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #30

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m reviewing a game that I was very anxious and excited to play and review. Once I played it though all that excitement went bye-bye. I’m talking about Demolition Man for the Panasonic 3DO. This game had me all worked up in a tizzy since it’s a video game adaptation of […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #29

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! It’s good to finally be back! Over the last two weeks, my wife and I have been moving into our new place. It’s nice, we like it, unfortunately though, I had to disassemble my gaming setup which meant nothing to game on which also meant nothing to review. Since the consoles were packed […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Last week I talked about the Battletoads Double Dragon crossover video game and about how the awful game play killed the crossover novelty of the title. Well, this week I’m reviewing a game that teams up two comic book super powers in one game to create one of the most epic crossover games […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #28

by Pat B 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 >>

We experience joy in many forms.  We endure pain in even more.  A slipping scale that teeters indefinitely until death.  It would help to know which side we’ll end up on in that last moment.  If nothing else it would soothe the anxiety over dying prematurely or post-peak.  I cannot speak for you, but I […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m going back to one of the greatest, or at least it could have been one of the greatest, crossover moments in video game history, Battletoads Double Dragon – The Ultimate Team for Super Nintendo. Crossovers are always fun whether it’s in movies, TV shows, comics, or video games. We always […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #27

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! As you may have noticed last week, I’ve been doing a little tinkering with the way my reviews are formatted. It’s in an effort to deliver more information to the gamers and the game collectors. I’ll still include my own personal thoughts and feelings about each game but at the same time, I’ll […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #26

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Over the last couple weeks, fellow Planet Arbitrarian, Joe, and myself, have taken a couple video game adventures to some game stores in the Chicago-land area. Check out this weeks Retro Game Review Podcast to hear all the flamboyant and scary details of the trips. On the scarier adventure, one of the games […] Read More >>

Tsunamocaust, Part One

by Pat B on June 5, 2012

Water.  Mankind’s most trusted resource.  The structure of our planet and the survival of our bodies depend on it.  In abundance or in absence, water dominates our lives.  Though it contains traces of blood and betrayal from natural disasters entrenched in history, we trust it to behave as it has.  That is, submissive.  We rely […] Read More >>

Hotties of the Week #25

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, I can’t believe I forgot about this game. U.N. Squadron was one of my all time favorite SNES games back in the day. It was one of the first SNES games I ever played as it belonged to that group of games that came out shortly after the Super Nintendo was released. […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m finally getting back to the Neo Geo CD. Ah yes, the Neo Geo, one of my most beloved video game consoles. I always love firing it up to play a game I’ve never played before because first, I know it’s going to be good, and second, you never know what […] Read More >>

Alright chanchos and chanchettes, here we are, as we are.  Summah is upon our asses and I believe it’s time to take stock of a few things.  I should start by reiterating my disclaimer that nothing I am saying should be taken as the gospel truth.  I’ve caught wind of a recently formed cult in […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Do you guys remember Dragon’s Lair? Yeah, me too. Any time I was in an arcade as a kid, I would stop to stare in wonderment at the game. It looked like my Saturday morning cartoons yet it was a video game, a hard video game. This game took more Quarters from kids […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! The Genesis has done it again. I don’t even know what to think about this thing anymore. While I was growing up, all I ever saw from the Genesis was crap. Sure, Sonic was good along with a couple other games but as for the rest of the game catalog, it was all […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! On the last Retro Game Review Podcast, you heard fellow Arbitrarian, Joe, and myself talk about fantasy video games. Well, last week my big brother gave me a fantasy video game as a gift for standing up in his wedding. At the grooms dinner, he gave me a gift bag that included an […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! When I was a kid, one of my favorite things about getting a new game console was getting the pack-in game that came with it. These pack-in games were meant to introduce the gamer to the new console and show off what it was capable of. Pack-ins are meant to be the introductory […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This past weekend, I attended the 2012 C2E2 Comic and Entertainment Expo in Chicago with the Planet Arbitrary team. Check out this weeks Planet Arbitrary podcast recorded at C2E2 to hear the gang share some of their highlights and experiences from the convention. For me, I went into the convention representing the video […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Woah, finally got this one done. This weeks review was a tough one since the game I picked made me question what I consider a retro game and a modern game. Read More >>

Remember all that shit that happened?  Yeah, I bet you do.  At this very moment, there is a whole mess of hoopla going on, but that doesn’t even come close the amount of silliness that led up to now.  I mean, when you stop and think about the sheer number of stabbings since the dawn […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! So, if you listened to last weeks Retro Game Review Podcast then you know what’s coming. If you missed it, I’m going to tell you about the other game system I purchased along with my Jaguar CD a couple weeks ago. When I was a kid, I thought this system only existed in […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! At the end of last weeks review, I told all of you that two more game consoles would be calling my collection home. Well, I finally have them and this week I’m going to introduce you to one of them, the Jaguar CD. Not long ago, I saw a review of the Jaguar […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week is kind of an off week for me since I’m working on something special for the next two reviews. A year has gone by since I started doing these reviews so I figured this week I would finally show all of you what I’ve been playing on to research the games […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week, we leave the early 80’s behind and travel forward in time to the mid 90’s, 1995 to be exact. Ah yes, 1995, the O.J. Simpson trial, The Soup Nazi, TLC warning us about chasing waterfalls, and of course, The Virtual Boy. Who could forget that big red head gear that Nintendo […] Read More >>

The twinkling of the night’s first star was dwarfed by the glimmer in adventurist Tony Cheddar’s eyes as he gazed out onto the horizon.  The sky became scorched as the sun made its way below the dense Amazonian treeline.  Nestled between the Achubunko River and Mount Dungan sat a vacant stretch of land that extended […] Read More >>

What is Mondo Mucho?  Well it’s big.  Like, majorly, bra.  A bunch of bigness.  Abundant largeness.  Massive mass.  But still small enough to delve into every orifice and fill every crack.  It’ll caulk up your holes and stick to your ribs.  It’s everything you’ve ever wanted, lusted after, loathed, or been touched inappropriately by.  It’s […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m staying in the early 80’s so I can review another classic game for the Mattel Intellivision. I briefly talked about this game on last weeks Retro Game Review Podcast. I talked about how just the pure uniqueness of this game caught my eye and ultimately led to me buying it. […] 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 >>

  Unemployed is the follow up concept album to The Employee’s “See the Shadow.” On Unemployed, The Employee’s delve into the ideas of the death of the American dream and the corrupt and paranoid state of our country. While these are pretty heavy ideals to begin with, the band does a good job of blending […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m going back to two truly retro and classic consoles, the Atari 2600 and the Mattel Intellivision. This journey back in time is necessary if I’m going to review one of the classic video game franchises of all time, Tron. I’m going to assume most of you are familiar with the […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Bonk’s Adventure, I can’t believe I haven’t talked about this game already. Back in the day, Bonk was the face of the Turbo Grafx 16, a video game console owned by no one. Seriously, I didn’t know a single person growing up that actually owned a Turbo Grafx 16. I don’t even remember […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m finally going to review a game that I’ve been meaning to review for a long time. It’s a game that I love but one that I also have a serious problem with. It’s a game that does so much right that I’ve decided to give it a free pass which […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, here we are, the 50th retro video game review. It’s hard to believe that 50 reviews have gone by already. I guess time flies when you’re getting brutally raped by Raiden, or discovering the fucked up truth behind Micro Machines, or just trying to imagine how Matthew McConaughey would have a conversation […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Another Star Wars re-release is upon us and this time it’s one of the good ones, Episode 1. What? What’s wrong with Episode 1? Oh, not a fan of all that Jar Jar business? I wasn’t either but that wasn’t the worst thing about Episode 1. No, I didn’t even realize what the […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Ok, before we begin let me throw a couple disclaimers out there for this review. First, I know very little about the Pokemon universe so keep that in mind when you read this. Second, I hate Pokemon and I especially hate Pokemon video games. There, now that I got those out of the […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! You may have noticed in some of my previous reviews that I like to compare side scrolling beat ’em up games to Final Fight. The reason for that is because the developers at Capcom got everything right with the game. I do have a couple minor gripes about it but none serious enough […] 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 >>

Golden Axe – A true classic

by Pat B on January 9, 2012

Hello Everyone! This week lets keep the 8-bit ball rolling with a review of another 8-bit gem, Golden Axe. If you’ve even looked at a video game in the last 25 years or so then you’ve probably seen or maybe even played this game. And if you owned a Sega Master System or Sega Genesis […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! Welcome to the first game review of 2012! I hope all of you had a great holiday and are fully recovered from the holiday hangovers. It’s a new year and I’m kicking it off on a high note as I’m finally done reviewing the Media Megadrive. When I finished last […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! First, I would like to say Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope your holiday was full of Christmas cheer and 24 hours of The Christmas Story on TBS, I know mine was. Well, here it is, the final game review for the Media Megadrive. Thank god I only have two cartridges […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Last week I introduced the Planet Arbitrary world to the Media Megadrive, a mysterious little knock off Sega console from India. Since there isn’t a damn thing on the Internet about this system I had to figure out as much as I could about this console just by looking at it. Last week […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Over the last couple of years I’ve spent my time tracking down my favorite game consoles one by one. Whether it’s a shady trip to Calumet City for a Craigslist meeting or a friendly encounter with a fellow collector, I’ve acquired game consoles in a number of ways. And no, I did not […] 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 >>

Starfox – Do a barrel..NOOOO!

by Pat B on December 5, 2011

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m gonna do it, I don’t want to do it, but I have to. I will be honest, Starfox wasn’t my first choice when I was trying to decide which game to review this week but I was forced into it. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Remember back in the early 90’s when freedom of movement within a 3D environment in a video game was a new thing? There were tons of FPS games blowing up at the time that featured their own unique maps to navigate. Doom had Hell, Wolfenstein had a castle, and Quake had its different […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, it’s time for another installment of my ongoing series “What I’ve played so far” for the Neo Geo CD system. What can I say? I love the Neo Geo CD. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for another retro review. I imagine most of you are fairly exhausted and short on sleep after October and November’s marathon of game releases. From Arkham City to Modern Warfare 3 to Uncharted 3 to Skyrim this has been a extremely busy fall for us gamers. I’m right there with 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 Pat B 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 >>

Love Bites – 3DO porn? really?

by Pat B on November 7, 2011

Hello Everyone! Gotcha! You saw the word “porn” and clicked without thinking, right? Well, your natural instincts didn’t let you down because this week I’m going to talk about video game porn. Read More >>

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

Hello Everyone! Lately I’ve been exploring the world of full motion video gaming on some of the classic CD consoles from the 90’s. I don’t know why I’m continuing on with these games after I played one of the worst FMV games of all time and probably the worst video game ever made, The Final […] 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 Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! In last weeks review I talked about how I recently added an Amiga CD32 to my game collection. I talked about how this console frustrates me because of how inconsistent the games are. Some are good and some are really, really, really, bad…just awful. Read More >>

This past Wednesday Metro posted an interview with Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu. In this interview Mr. Liu was asked about the Battlefield release planned for the Wii U. After reading this interview I got the feeling that a planned release is the only thing thats been planned so far. Read More >>

Harrison Ford Plays Uncharted 3

by Pat B 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 Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Images

by Pat B on October 19, 2011

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 >>

Well, one of the most anticipated games of the year was released today, Batman Arkham City. As far as game play goes, Arkham City picks up right where Arkham Asylum left off. So far, I only have a couple extremely small gripes about the game. Other than those things the game is INCREDIBLE! Lets get […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This past week was an exciting one for my game collection as I welcomed a new game console to it, the Commodore Amiga CD32. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for another retro review. I’ve been out of town for the past two weeks so it’s nice to get back into the swing of things. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Doing my top 20 list brought back a lot of good memories of playing some of my favorite games. One game on the list that I almost completely forgot about was Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for the conclusion of my top 20 favorite games. Last week I covered 20-11 so this week it’s on to the top 10 so lets do this! 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Well, I did what I’ve always said to myself I would never do, a top 10 or 20 ranking of my personal favorite video games. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! In my last few reviews you may have noticed I’ve been a little harsh on the Sega Genesis. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! In this weeks review I’m going to talk about one of my favorite games, Faceball 2000. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Last week I talked about unlicensed NES video games and I learned a lot about the game studios back in the day that tried to screw over Nintendo. One studio in particular stood out. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This weeks topic is kind of a strange one. It’s about those NES games you saw as a kid that you never saw a commercial for and you never saw covered in Nintendo Power. Yet, one or two of these games probably managed to sneak their way into your game collection. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This past weekend the crew of Planet Arbitrary took a field trip to the Chicago Comic-Con. This was my first Comic-Con experience as the rest of the crew has quite a few of these notched on their utility belts. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! This week I want to talk about a game that gamers either love or hate, Rise of the Robots. Whether you love it for the music or hate it because of the game play, this game brought out strong feelings from gamers from both sides. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Pat here to tell you about a little field trip myself and fellow Planet Arbitrary contributor Joe took down to Downers Grove, Illinois to check out a place called Game Pazzo. Game Pazzo is the video arcade evolved, the arcade of tomorrow, today! 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for part 2 of my series “What I’ve played so far” for the Neo Geo CD console. Its been a while since I posted the first part of this series so it’s time to dive back into the magical world of Neo Geo games. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! I’m very excited about this weeks review since it’s going to cover a game that I had to play on my Sega Megadrive. Dynamite Duke was the first game I bought for my Megadrive and since I bought it without the original box, the artwork on the cartridge had to seduce me into […] 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 >>

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7 Lion from its cage. And as expected, it came with friends. Earier this morning, Apple officially released Mac OS X 10.7. For the first time ever though, it’s not available via disk. At this time, it is only available as a download through the Mac App Store. It’s […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Throughout the history of home video game consoles each console has seemed to have one unique game franchise that kind of becomes the face of that console. Nintendo has Mario, Sega has Sonic, Turbo Grafx has Bonk, and even the Xbox has Master Chief from Halo. As for the Panasonic 3DO, it has […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Back in my very first retro review I talked about what I believe to be the hardest video game in the world, Raiden. In that review I talked about how Raiden could easily be the crown jewel of Noah Vanderhoff’s “Noah’s Arcade” due to its ridiculous level of difficulty and my blossoming belief […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Today is the 4th of July and what better way to spend a nice summer day than to sit inside and celebrate your freedom by playing some video games. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! In this weeks review I’m going back to ’89 to talk about one of the great hand held video game systems, The Nintendo Gameboy. 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 >>

By now, you’re probably aware of the DC Universe relaunch coming this September. Hell, even if you don’t read comics, there’s a strong chance you’ve caught wind of it. And with each passing day, we get more and more information regarding what it all entails. There have been screams of anger mixed in with those […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This week I’m going back to one of my favorite game consoles, Neo Geo CD. This review is gonna be separate from the ongoing series “Neo Geo CD – What I’ve Played So Far” and instead focus in on just one great title for the console, Crossed Swords II. Read More >>

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

Hot Toys have officially announced that they have procured the license to make Not Another Teen Movie figures, and are starting with the Chris Evans character.   Read More >>

Sideshow Collectibles has released photos and pre-order information for the next in their Star Wars line of Premium Format statues. Hopefully your eyesight has returned from hibernation sickness long enough for you to see that it is Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, as he was displayed in Jabba’s palace. Read More >>

Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place fans rejoice!  Hot Toys, creators of some of the best licensed 1:6 scale figures, recently secured the license for Green Lantern. No pictures or other information is available at this time, but Hot Toys track record for accurate face sculpts is unparalleled. Read More >>

Hello Everyone, Well, last Tuesday we all got a glimpse of Nintendo’s new gaming creation, the Wii U. Of course, Nintendo always has to be a little a different than everyone else so for their new gaming console they’ve taken the controller to the next level and made it a tablet. With its touch screen […] 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 >>

Today at the Nintendo E3 briefing Nintendo rolled out the usual classics like new Mario and Zelda titles but then kicked things up a notch and wowed the crowd with the unveiling of and brief look at their new next gen console, Wii U. 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 >>

Earlier today, Steve Jobs took the stage at WWDC to unveil the iCloud. There are many pieces that make up the iCloud but none more impressive than iTunes in the Cloud. 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Mario Party. At my house this game is known as Conflict Resolution when my fiance and I play it. 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 >>

Game On! – Our E3 Promises

by Pat B on June 3, 2011

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 >>

Apple has announced that Steve Jobs will be on hand to unveil iOS 5, Lion and iCloud; Apple’s new “cloud services offering” on Monday, June 6th. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Well, this week I’m gonna pick a little of the low hanging fruit and talk about Virtuoso on the 3DO. This game has been taunting me every week from its place in my game collection when I’m trying to decide which game to review. 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 >>

Well you have finally worked up the courage to ask your crush out. And as nervous as you are, you couldn’t be more excited about spending the evening with them. But this anxious feeling and your lack of experience could lead to disaster. So lets take this moment to educate yourself on the proper manner […] Read More >>

Happy Birthday, YouTube

by Pat B on May 25, 2011

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 >>

Hello Everyone, So, if you’ve been reading my reviews you may remember a while back I reviewed the Neo Geo CD console. In that review I went over the background of the console and raved about its true to arcade graphics and sound. I also talked about how pumped I was about finally finding and […] Read More >>

That’s right folks…Pogs are back.   For those of you that aren’t in the know, Pogs were little cardboard discs that featured colorful pictures of random licensed characters. Like Alf. 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 >>

There are many options out there to remotely connect to your computer via phone or tablet. However, there’s one that stands out from the others. Read More >>

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

Hello Everyone! Remember when you had a limited number of lives and continues in a video game? Remember having limited amounts of health, money, or ammo? Do you remember wishing that you had unlimited amounts of everything in a game? If you remember all that then you probably remember the first time you started using […] Read More >>

Earlier today, Sony released a mandatory system update (v3.61) for the PS3 to prepare for the (wait for it) restoration of the PlayStation Network. 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 >>

This week’s Netflix Pick of the Week puts a spin on the classic superhero flick in a way that only Troma films could possibly do; elegant, engaging and heartfelt.  The Toxic Avenger, the first in a series of 5, (yes, 5 of these incredible films) follows the life of the loveable mop boy, Melvin Ferd […] 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 >>

Game On! – Brink Review

by Pat B on May 10, 2011

Hello Everyone! Well, I don’t know about everyone else but I am fucking disappointed with Brink. Read More >>

Earlier today, Google officially announced Music Beta; a cloud service that allows you to upload your own music to their server and play it back on your Android device. To the (Google) cloud!! Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Throughout the history of video games there have been games that have been so huge that they have been considered landmark games that pushed the industry as a whole forward. Pong, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Mortal Kombat, and of course, Grand Theft Auto were games that did just that. 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 >>

Dave was always my favorite of the early to mid-90’s movie Presidents.  Sure, he didn’t make a declaration of Independence like Bill Pullman. Or hook up with Dick Tracy’s wife like Michael Douglas. But he did manage to balance the budget with the help of Charles Grodin. 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 >>

Happy Hump Day, and May the Fourth Be With You!  After some serious web traffic slowed down Fox Video’s big Star Wars reveal site, the details have finally be revealed for the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray set.  No original cuts of the film or Holiday Special, but fans should be happy to see some of […] Read More >>

HBO has gone mobile. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Well, here we are on day 11 of the Great Playstation Network Outage. For those of you with just a PS3 as your main gaming console, let me just say that my heart goes out to you. Your Playstation account information is now in the hands of what I believe are jilted communist […] 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 >>

Toy giant Mattel and collector based subsidiary, Matty Collector, have released information on their uber-cool 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.  Mattel broke the news on G4’s Attack of the Show, revealing all of their Comic-Con exclusive goodies.  Fanboys and girls in their 30’s will especially be excited for all 80’s nostalgia Mattel will be throwing […] Read More >>

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why our country is going to hell in a hand basket?  I mean really pondered that question, not in a biblical sense or anything just in terms of the question: what the fuck is wrong with some people?  If not, then hopefully watching this week’s Netflix Streaming pick […] Read More >>

Kotobukiya,  purveyor of various American and Japanese nerd warez, are expanding their line of Star Wars kitchen goods.  This line started 4 years ago with their R2d2 glass, which was a collectible glass utilizing the traditional Japanese Kiriko process. Read More >>

Stupid Sexy Science: Mechs!

by Pat B 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 >>

Nic’s Movie Chop Shop: Casino

by Pat B on April 26, 2011

I’m hijacking movies.  Old, new, shit, and gold — all are susceptible.  I’m gonna tear them apart, tweek, and reassemble them into something new.  Three elements will appear in every column of Nic’s Movie Chop Shop: removal, addition, and the unrecognizable. This week, I’m venturing into the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas by kicking Martin […] Read More >>

Society 6 has released a fun, new case for your iPhones. Steve Jobs frozen in carbonite. Which asks the question: If Steve Jobs is in the carbonite then who the hell is Vader? -Doug Follow me on Twitter @MrDougRobinson Source: Society 6 , TUAW Read More >>

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

Hello Everyone! Well, by now I’m sure most of you have already heard about Nintendo’s big announcement. At Nintendo’s investors meeting the other day they officially announced their new gaming console. This console is to go on sale in 2012 but a playable prototype will be unveiled at E3 this June. This is extremely exciting […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Who needs to keep those dusty old classic rock records when all the classic rock hits you love from the 70’s can be found in one plastic Super Nintendo cartridge? You heard me, In 1993 Interplay games released Rock ‘N’ Roll Racing featuring the sweet sweet sounds of Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, […] 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 >>

So, if you have been reading the tech sites lately you may have been seeing more and more press about a rumor saying Nintendo is working on a new game console. There are all kinds of wild rumors and speculations being thrown out there, none of which Nintendo is confirming, but the rumors are getting […] 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 >>

Chris here with my second “Serious Movie with Action Figures.” Don Cheadle has been on my radar since Boogie Nights, where he was a fan of the cowboy look.   Read More >>

You’re Doing it Wrong: Flying

by Pat B on April 21, 2011

  The world seems easily conquered now that flying has become a part of life. When you can start your day in one country and by lunch be in a new one, well that’s just a testament to how far we have come as humans. But the flight itself, has shown how primitive we are. […] Read More >>

The wizards at Hot Toys have put up for pre-order the first in a series of 12″ figures based on Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Some of you naysayers may feel the need to question whether we need another Johnny Depp action figure.  Afterall, we have versions of the Deppster […] Read More >>

It’s more than meets the eye. No? Fine… Has ASUS figured out how to compete with Apple in this Post PC market? Only time will tell but it seems they’re at least moving in the right direction. So if you like your tablets with more of an “open” OS and without a piece of partially eaten […] Read More >>

When randomly watching a Netflix instant, as I frequently do, I have an unwritten 5 minute rule that I give all films.  During these five minutes, I’m usually able to tell if I’m going to be able to handle the subsequent 100-130 minutes with little to no discomfort.  I’m not counting Dear John, where I […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone, Pat here to give you a quick review of the new Mortal Kombat. This version of Mortal Kombat is a semi-reboot of the first game in the series. Almost every character from all previous MK titles is in this game with the ability to unlock others. All special moves and combos are intact […] Read More >>

Game On! – Portal 2 Review

by Pat B 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 >>

Apple is suing again. Have you recovered from that shocking news? Ok, good. The idea of Apple going after some other company isn’t really news at all anymore. They filed lawsuits against HTC and Motorola last year alone. But this time, well, it is news. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Well, the time has come to talk about my favorite game on the Nintendo 64, GoldenEye – 007. For those of us that played FPS (first-person shooter) games back in the 90’s, this was the game where shit got real and showed us what a great FPS could be. Not only did it […] Read More >>

For years, Joe, co-host of Planet Arbitrary Podcast, and I have had the discussion of how many random celebrities have their own action figures from different movie toy lines.   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 >>

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 day you feared the most has finally come. And no, I’m not talking about walking in on your parents banging it out. This is it. Zombie apocalypse. End of days type shit. Where survival is all you need to worry about anymore. And this may cause a lot of confusion. Because not everyone can […] Read More >>

Apes Will Rise!

by Pat B on April 14, 2011

I make no qualms about loving all incantations of Planet of the Apes, even the shitty one with Marky Mark.  I love the shift from brilliant social commentary to straight up Blacksploitation.  I love the man/ape love.  I love the music.  I love everything about these films. I’d be a liar (a damn, dirty liar?) […] Read More >>

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

this time they mean it...maybe

Bloomberg is reporting that the mythical white iPhone 4 will be shipping within the “next few weeks” according to sources. Should you care? Yes. Maybe. Read More >>

This weeks Netflix pick of the week is a little more of a sobering film than last week’s atrociously orgasmic Troll 2. For this week, I am going to recommend the documentary, Collapse. For all we know, the current economic situation that we are facing could be the beginning of the end of the modern economic system we know. […] Read More >>

Zod on Zod

by Pat B on April 12, 2011

I came across this over at joblo and wanted to share. When I saw that Michael Shannon was announced as Zod, I had a little fangasma.  I’m fairly new to the wonderment that is Michael Shannon, Boardwalk Empire being my introduction.  Read More >>

Beware of the Buscemeyes

by Pat B on April 12, 2011

I know this sits on the periphery of movie news, but it was too funny/weird not to share.  Things like this appear on deviantart.com or from our very own Anthony and Joe, so I know there is some interest in the weirdness that Photoshop brings the world. This is one of the weirdest. 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 >>

Movie Chop Shop: Inception

by Pat B on April 11, 2011

I’m hijacking movies.  Old, new, shit, and gold — all are susceptible.  I’m gonna tear them apart, tweek, and reassemble them into something new.  Three elements will appear in every column of Nic’s Movie Chop Shop: removal, addition, and the unrecognizable. Welcome to this, the inaugural post to Nic’s Movie Chop Shop, where I get […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! This weeks review is a special one. It will be kind of a belated birthday card to a game that I love so much, I almost consider it a family member, Street Fighter II. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago this game turned 20 years old. Read More >>

Kneel Before Zod!

by Pat B on April 10, 2011

Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie. 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 >>

          It’s Hammer Time… Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum have released pics of the upcoming movie Thor and Loki figures from their always great Marvel Selects line.  If these toys are anything like the Iron Man Mark VI and War Machine movie figures from last year, they are going to […] Read More >>

My selection for this week’s Netflix streaming pick of the week has to go out to, hands down the greatest worst movie ever made, Troll 2.  If you ever had to make a conscious effort to try and create the worst movie possible using the worst script, actors, music and costumes (and no, I’m not […] Read More >>

Check out what George Lucas’ adopted daughter, Amanda Lucas is up to as a hardcore MMA fighter.  Bet she could pull the ears off a gundark.   Click here for article. 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 >>

  This past weekend, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Geoff Johns were all on hand at WonderCon to unveil a new 4 minute trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern movie. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Yeah! Now that is a video game commercial! With an ad campaign like that, how could the Sega Dreamcast fail?  I will try and explain.  In my last review I promised to switch gears and talk about a different era of gaming other than the early ’90s. So, Lets take a look at […] Read More >>

I was thinking about it recently, and I am the LAST person who could ever give relationship advice. If you are looking to self-destruct a relationship, well maybe i could lend a tip….or ten. But most normal people just go the route of a “break up”, where as people not right in the head (me) try […] Read More >>

The Planet Arbitrary “Hottie of the Week” goes to Modern Family actress, Sarah Hyland. Young, hot, probably very DTF, what more do you want. The kind of girl you don’t mind getting that “Im late” text from. Got ya bitch! 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 >>

Ok, so this video has been in the news for a few weeks now. The number of views on Youtube have skyrocketed from 1,000 to a reported 75 million as of April 1st. It has been slammed by negative reviews, and has been the subject of numerous parodies. Read More >>

This is the trailer for Something Untitled’s soon to be released “Saint Nik” written and directed by Ryan Stasell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydCfC1jAJM. Agatuncomgey Read More >>

Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

by Pat B 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 >>

Hello Everyone! Soooo excited! This review is going to be an intro review that will have many game reviews to follow. First, let me explain my excitement. Two months ago, I began pursuing the next game console to add to my collection. Two long months of registering on video game message boards, scouring forums, being […] Read More >>

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

Hey guys, I stumbled across this, and decided that this kid is kick-ass and needs to be on the Planet Arbitrary podcast.  Given this kind of exposure, I’m sure he’ll be a little tough to get on, but it’s worth a shot. -Nic. Read More >>

I don’t have cable.  Not because I’m poor, not because I wear skinny jeans and think I’m too good for TV but because really between Netflix and the internet these days, cable is becoming obsolete.  Nevertheless, because of this, I watch Netflix.  Here I’m going to try to bestow my Netflix experience upon you and […] Read More >>

This means something.

by Pat B on March 28, 2011

This means something.. Read More >>

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to start with. On my first go around, I wanted to pick something that I’ve heard before, but haven’t heard in a long time. I also wanted to start off with something that I would enjoy listening to, as opposed to something that I […] Read More >>

Hello, Planetarians! Geek Girl Jana here, reporting for duty. You may remember me from the slanderous first episode where I was the victim of an outrageous accusation that I had left a toilet unflushed in our otherwise immaculate hotel room while at a convention. You may also remember Joe valiantly standing up for the appropriate […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another retro video game review! So, if you have been reading these reviews you may have noticed that I have a bit of a soft spot for the games and consoles from the early ’90s. The early ’90s were a great time for video games as video game technology was rapidly […] Read More >>

There is no greater (or more annoying) road to drive on than the tollway. Out of everyone I know (except for my old man) there is no one that drives on it more than me. I put a minimum of 100 miles a day on it, and for the last 2 years that’s been 7 […] Read More >>

Game On! – Crysis 2 Review

by Pat B 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 >>

When asked to help contribute to Planet Arbitrary, I couldn’t have been more excited. But, by no means am I a writer. Or am I’m going to sit here and tell you that I know everything….that should already be assumed. I have spent most of my adult life watching and observing the people that surround me […] Read More >>

The Tupac Conspiracy

by Pat B on March 22, 2011

Has Tupac Shakur pulled off one of the greatest stunts in the history of modern media since convincing us that Michael Jackson wasn’t gay?  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but come on!)  Read More >>

C2E2: DC Universe Panel

by Pat B on March 21, 2011

My day two of C2E2 consisted mostly of browsing and standing in line for Ivan Reis. They capped his line before he even showed up. Crazy. But the most important part of my day (no offense to Mr. Reis) was the DC Universe panel. On hand were Gail Simone, Kevin Maguire, Chris Burnham, Scott Snyder, […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another retro videogame review. In this review I’m going back to the early to mid 90’s again to talk about one of my favorite first-person shooter games, Wolfenstein 3D. We’re going back to 1992, the year which I believe was the birth year of hardcore realistic violence in video games. […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Today is a special day! When I was first asked to contribute game reviews to www.planetarbitrary.com (visit the site, since you’re already here open a new browser tab and go to it again) two things that I wanted to cover first was Raiden and how it’s been raping me so hard it’s painful […] 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 >>

Hello Everyone! My name is Pat and welcome to my very first retro video game review!  First, I would like to thank the guys of Planet Arbitrary for inviting me to join them on their spankin’ new website and for letting me share with all of you my feelings for the electronic joy that is […] Read More >>

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Con Season Is Upon Us!

by Pat B on March 16, 2011

C2E2 MARCH 18th-20th

Have you picked out your favorite superhero t-shirt yet? Decided which comics you want to get signed? Packed your favorite satchel? If not, then you better hurry the hell up because C2E2 is just around the corner! This year’s ReedPop Chicago event opens its doors to the public Friday, March 18th. And the Planet Arbitrary […] Read More >>

  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 Pat B 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 >>

Planet Arbitrary Invades c2e2

by Pat B on March 7, 2011

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 >>

It’s my job, Harry.

by Pat B on March 6, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddv-gNK0Er0. Read More >>

Game On! – iPhone Gaming

by Pat B 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 >>