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Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 7] : The Wasserman Sizzle

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What’s Doctor Doom up to now? It seems he’s been spotted while riding around in the Senate Council hover thing from the Star Wars prequels. Wait. False alarm. That’s just another Doombot.

In this episode, we tackle the genre known as brawlers after a night of heavy drinking and heavy arcade-playing. Our axes are golden, our streets are ragin’, and our ninjas are turtlin’. Does the genre still exist to this day? How much does the retro brawler have in common with the modern hack ‘n’ slash? What’s with all the kidnapped girlfriends?

Also, we reveal our favorite arcade games, the Reverend regales us with tales of the Minnesota pro wrestling scene, and the show gets its first arch-villain.

Listen to the goodness right here:

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Josh (The Defender of Modern Gaming)

Rev. Nate (The Defender of Retro Gaming)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Research Assistant)

And stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

To see a full list of games mentioned in this episode, visit the Half-Glass Gaming website.

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