Pixel Gaiden Gaming Podcast

Episode 48 - It’s A Very Retro Christmas! + 6 Good “Christmas” Games

December 15, 2020

We're back for Episode 48

In this episode Cody and Eric catch up on the news and discuss "6 Good "Christmas" Games". 

We are doing news for the first monthly episode and then "catching up" later in the month.


Episode Guide


Quick Questions 4:30

Patreon 14:33

News 29:42

Eric's Take - Memories! 1:35:25

Tea Time With Tim - Christmas 1986 - 1:53:37

6 Good Games - "Christmas!'"  2:15:38

News -   

(Eric) Capcom releasing Mini-arcade system – Packed with Megaman and Street Fighter games - https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/capcoms_releasing_a_mini-arcade_system_packed_with_mega_man_and_street_fighter_games 

(Cody) Evercade Worms Announced 

(Cody) Cotton Reboot $100  https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/the_cotton_reboot_for_switch_sure_is_shaping_up_nicely 

(Tim) Commodore 64 Mega Holiday Season bundle on itch.io. Hosted by the amazing folks at Badger Punch games who created Showdown, have collected together an amazing collection of games, some holiday related some just excellent games. They have also included a Holiday reskined version of Showdown called “Snowdown” along with Santon from Sarah Jane Avory, Grid Pix and Vegetables Deluxe, full list on the itch.io page. All this for $5 or more! 


(Cody) Metal Slug 6 on Dreamcast https://www.retrorgb.com/metal-slug-6-first-atomiswave-arcade-native-port-to-dreamcast.html 

(Eric) ZX Spectrum alternate Arcade Game Designer ROM - https://hackaday.io/project/176017-zx-spectrum-rom-arcade-game-designer 

(Cody) Stern Star Wars Comic for “The Home” 

(Eric) Scourge of the Underkind (Amiga) - Exclusive video tease of this fantastic Chaos Engine inspired shooter! - http://www.indieretronews.com/2020/12/scourge-of-underkind-amiga-exclusive.html 

(Cody) NES Space Station Tracker – and Fujinet Weather App ? (Eric) Mention Fujinet Voting App 


(Tim) New from The Future Was 8 Bit – A version of the Kung Fu Flash Commodore 64 cartridge expansion created by Kim Jørgensen. Nic from TFW8B has taken the base Open Source GIT and refined the usual TFW8B way. This amazing device not only allows you to load PRG and single disk image files through the cartridge slot via a Micro SD Slot, it also allows you to mount Cartridge images (CRT files). So you can run games and also cartridge images like the Easy Flash, Action Replay and Epyx Fastload. Priced at a mere £45. More details on The Future Was 8 Bit Website 


(Cody) Arcade 1up Infinity Game Table https://arcade1up.com/products/infinity-game-table 

(Tim) Ultiamte 64 new firmware update available. V1.37 Now with exFAT support, Restructure Menu on F5 key, Addition of Alalog modes PAL64 and NTSC50 to name but a few, full list and firmware download on Gideons site at: 


(Cody) R-Type Final 2 release on Switch 

(Cody) Another Mini? Capcoms newest release. 


(Tim) - Cheesy Trials by Hewco for the expanded VIC20. Amazing new game from Hewco. Save Echo the mouse and guide him through 36 fiendishly designed rooms, puzzle platformer with high res graphics and great sound on the VIC20. Hewco pushing the VIC20 again to the max. This is their entry in to the Winter THEC64/VIC20 competition so it runs on the “THEC64 Maxi and VIC20” remake by Retro Games Ltd. Also on a real VIC20! 


(Cody) v6 Megaman 8-bit DeathMatch https://cutstuff.net/mm8bdm/ 

(Tim) Soul Force – Now ready for pre-order on the Protovision website  


(Cody) BOTW DLC allows you to see where you have been on the map. 

(Tim) Protopad – Also from Protovision an new 8 button Joypad friendly to 8bit and 16bit systems, also talk of paddles and a new Joystick, all based on Donations to fund the project. 


(Cody) Warrior 64 https://retrododo.com/warrior-64/ 

(Tim) M0DE from Terraonion – Gets new Firmware (1.04 R2) and will now support Playstation 1 with the PSX accessory kit, orders before the end of December for a M0DE will get the kit free. 

(Cody) Game Gear Micro Started to ship......hoooray. 

(Cody) DragonBourne GB game pre orders available 


(Cody) And a new GBC RPG as well - Coria and the Sunken City – wonder boy and y’s inspired https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/the_game_boy_is_getting_a_new_wonder_boy_and_ys-inspired_adventure 

(Eric) New Nintendo Switch Firmware 11.0.0 


 (Cody) Super nintendo World officially to open in Japan Feb 4 2021. 


(Cody) Perfct Dark Announced 


(C0dy) New switch Ghosts and Goblins https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/12/capcom_reveals_ghost_ln_goblins_resurrection_launches_on_nintendo_switch_in_february_2021 

(Dustin Newel ) Nov 22, 2005 Xbox 360 released 

(Cody) Retro Gaming Bygones – Gal “eh” ga  Mix between Flacks Storytelling and Us. 

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