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Welcome to the Video Wizards podcast

Video Wizards is a monthly podcast about the arcade games of the 1980s and 1990s and their cultural context, by two survivors of the scene.

Every month, Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder take a look at what arcade games came out or were popular in that same month, in a random year from the last two decades of the 20th century.

We discuss what was going on in the arcades, restaurants, pubs, cafes, snack bars and fish ‘n chips shops that housed the games we played, but also what was going on in popular culture and the world around us, with Ben bringing the UK perspective and Michiel looking at things from a Dutch point of view.


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VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 10: November 1992

In the 10th numbered episode of the Video Wizards Podcast, the stage for November 1992 is set by U.S. president George H.W. Bush smoothly transfering power to the political face of the ’90s, Bill Clinton, as SEGA brings about a revolution with their introduction of Virtua Racer to the arcade market. Toaplan enlist “mangaka” JokerContinue reading “VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 10: November 1992”


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