ARGcast: Hacked Retro Games with James Kochalka

ARGcast #117: Hacked Retro Games with James Kochalka

Indie cartoonist and musician James Kochalka graces us with his presence to chat about hacked versions of retro titles, and his own history in gaming.

Good morning, ARGonauts (and Glorkian Warriors)! With us this week is cartoonist and musician James Kochalka to talk with us about our favorite ROM hacks of classic games, his own take on hacking games, and the impressive body of work that makes up his career so far.

ARGcast #117: Hacked Retro Games with James Kochalka

The news this week has us possibly looking at a resurgence of the Konami we once knew and loved, coupled with the fan service filled update to Super Bomberman R. We also look into some Switch related news with an easier way to play games vertically, and some new retro title releases to look forward to.

In the Stage of History, we look at the introduction of everyone’s favorite super fighting robot Mega Man, and one of James’ all time favorite handheld titles Metroid Fusion. We then earn our black belt with Karateka in Obscura. Be sure to also grab our game code giveaways for Speedrunners and Hunt: Showdown, then stick around for another round of Random Select! Who could Robert be this time?

We are partnered with Don’t Feed The Gamers! Be sure to check them out for fan-focused gaming content.

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