Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Grab your mushrooms and trust the fungus, dear listener, because like the accident-prone vehicles of Dinohattan, we’re screeching and flipping our way into the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993! A flawed diamond is still a diamond, so despite its many faults and the tumultuous production, we love this weird adaptation of the famous video game series. Joey swoons over Princess Daisy, Ron is in love with Bob-omb’s shoes, and (like Mario falling through an interdimensional portal) Paul is head over heels for Yoshi’s cuteness. We chat about the stellar cast and the earnestness with which many of them deliver their performances, the hit-or-miss visuals, the extended cut deleted scenes, Bertha, hair, music, behind-the-scenes shenanigans, and so much more. Check it out and let us know your thoughts on the movie (you can check out the extended cut for free here: Joey also laments (kinda?) a long lost love, we share recent GTA hijinks, gastrointestinal problems, and more.

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00:06:54: Joey’s sob story about a long-lost love

00:13:48: Sony is setting up a game preservation team to “ensure our industry’s history isn’t forgotten” (Game Developer:

00:18:38: Meta is spending around $3 billion a quarter on Metaverse development. Are we excited for this (or Epic’s) meta future? (Game Developer:

00:28:43: Ron’s been playing San Andreas and his digestive tract has been playing him

00:33:00: Paul’s been loving the eff out of Elden Ring

00:38:55: Joey is so close to platinum with Chrono Cross

00:41:20: Paul betrays Joey and, well, Ron also betrays Joey in GTA Online

00:51:14: Super Mario Bros. (1993)! We start with basic info and then sort of jump around, covering thoughts on the cast, Daisy, Mario’s mustache, Yoshi’s cuteness, poor Toad, Koopa as Trump, and so much more




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Indie Swap Part II

Do The Indie Swap! *breaks into an old-timey 1960s style beach blanket bingo dance* I’m sorry for that. That was, as the kids say, cringe. This week we report on the indie games we swapped on last week’s episode! Joey’s talking about Ridiculous Glitching, Paul’s talking about Art Sqool, and Ron’s talking about Who Stole My Lunch! They all turned out to be great games and we had a lot of fun playing and chatting about them. Check them out at the links below! We also chat a little about what to expect from upcoming episodes, a 4K restoration of the 1986 Super Mario Bros. anime (link below), Elden Ring, Chrono Cross, more GTA Online shenanigans, and more! After more than a year it really feels like we’re starting to hit a groove. Next week we’re watching the Super Mario Bros. movie! You can find an extended version on the Internet Arcade ( or purchase a DVD copy from Amazon (currently $3.99) and watch along with us! Send us questions and comments and we’d be excited to read them on the show. Thanks for listening!

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00:08:48: Future segment idea: Pretty Pixels After Dark?

00:10:37: FemboyFilms ( has restored the 1986 Super Mario Bros. anime and it looks awesome: (via IGN:

00:14:00: Ron’s been pinballing it up and is determined to get the third highest score ever in a game called Ice Cold Beer

00:27:20: Paul’s been absolutely crushing it in Elden Ring

00:40:35: Joey is on playthrough number two of Chrono Cross

00:50:30: The whole gang has been pulling off heists with flair and fashion in GTA Online

01:00:18: Indie Swap!

01:04:30: Ridiculous Glitching: 

01:23:17: Art Sqool: 

01:45:13: Someone Stole My Lunch!:

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This week, Paul, Joey, and Ron discuss reboots/remasters/remakes, or what we like to call “revisits” or “seances.” How do we distinguish between them? What makes a “good” revisit? What are some notable examples? Will the current and upcoming classic library streaming services affect the quality or frequency of revisitations at all? We talk about all of this and more. We jump around a lot, so we don’t have specific timestamps, but we touch on Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, The Last of Us, Quake, Sony’s “Director’s Cuts,” Demon’s Souls, and more! It takes us a while to get to that discussion, though, because we really got in the weeds talking about the new Max Payne reboots, Kingdom Hearts 4, Elden Ring, and we set up an indie swap for next week’s episode! It’s a big ol’ episode but we had a lot of fun making it. Hope you enjoy!

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00:11:55: Indie Swap roulette! You can find these games here:

00:26:54: Remedy remaking Max Payne 1 and 2 for next-gen consoles/PC

00:43:00: Kingdom Hearts 4 announced

01:11:19: Joey’s been sinking a ton of time into Chrono Cross (more to come)

01:13:45: Paul’s been wringing every last ounce of excitement from Elden Ring

01:30:18: Ron and the whole Pixels crew have been playing GTA Online (we did our first heist!)

01:45:03: “Revisitations” or “Seances”: Remakes/Remasters/Reboots

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Forgotten/Underappreciated Gems

At the Alabama National Faiiiiiiir! In addition to an update about the Alabama National Fair jingle saga, Paul, Ron, and Joey discuss forgotten/underappreciated gems! These games may or may not be big hits, but we think they deserve(d) more love, regardless. We also chat about tutorial videos, a pretty decent Amazon sale, the new Tomb Raider, and so much more! Wow, this show description is so much shorter than usual. We also, uh, talk about what we’ve been playing. And… there are some dumb jokes about… stuff… maybe this doesn’t NEED to be longer, right? Maybe I should embrace the short description. I say that as I continue to ramble on, adding little to nothing of value. Sigh. Okay, I’ll shut up.

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00:08:00: Crystal Dynamics announces new Tomb Raider game that’s “just started” development

00:14:15: Amazon is having a pretty great buy-2-get-1 sale

00:20:10: Update on the Alabama National Fair saga

00:33:33: Paul finished Cyberpunk 2077 and has lots of feelings!

00:39:28: Joey’s been playing Persona Q and Arena Ultimax, and is continuing construction on Wayne Manor in Minecraft

00:42:14: The gang discusses YouTube game tutorials, good and bad

00:52:50: The Pixel gang is starting to form in GTA Online

01:01:22: Ron’s been getting nostalgic with Loaded

01:04:09: Forgotten/underappreciated gems!

01:07:20: Blast Chamber [Ron]

01:15:26: Ultimate Spider-Man (PS2) [Paul}

01:23:53: Onimusha (PS2) [Joey]

01:30:35: Trap Gunner (PS) [Ron]

01:36:32 Batman Begins (PS2) [Paul]

01:45:32: Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy – Starship Bridge Simulator (SNES) [Joey]

01:56:23: Chrono Cross (PS) [Joey]

02:01:03: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (GOG) [Paul]

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Video Game Twenty Questions Round 2

Do players dream of electric games? That’s one of the questions we ponder this week, though with less convoluted language and a lack of allusion to a classic science fiction novel. It’s… it’s just “do we ever dream of video games when we’ve played them a bunch.” That’s what I was… trying to… Anyway, we’re playing Video Game Twenty Questions again! We had some real nail-biters last time, so will we continue our streak and emerge victorious once again? Play along and let us know how dumb we are! There was a lot of interesting news this week, too, so we talk about Rockstar’s new GTA Online subscription, Breath of the Wild 2’s delay, E3’s cancelation, the new PlayStation Plus tiers, and much more. It’s a pretty jam-packed episode!

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00:02:54: Rockstar announces “GTA Plus” subscription service

00:04:20: Breath of the Wild 2 is delayed to 2023

00:10:36: E3 is cancelled

00:13:38: Sony finally unveils its upcoming PlayStation Plus subscription tiers

00:32:59: Judge approves Activision Blizzard harassment settlement

00:35:22: Joey’s still summoning his Persona in Persona Q and Arena Ultimax, plus he’s building Wayne Manor in Minecraft

00:36:15: Do we dream of games when we’ve played them a bunch?

00:41:17: Paul’s been hitting that Halo grind and is nearing the end of Cyberpunk 2077’s story

00:45:15: Ron’s also been Haloing just a bit

00:47:22: Video game twenty questions!

00:50:30: Game 1

01:11:11: Game 2

01:33:47: Game 3

01:47: Bella starts purring around here, so that lasts several minutes and I couldn’t bear to edit it out

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