From Arcade Beginnings to a Ready Player One Future – Learning to Smash Episode 2.2

Fun Fact: the Galaga ship is the best assist trophy in Smash Ultimate. It also happens to be the ‘ultimate’ arcade game. At least it is via one co-host’s ranking. Because this week, the LtS crew….

  • Hop into the Way Back Machine and take a tour of their all-time favorite arcade games!
  • Then they spring forward to review Ready Player One (the movie)
  • Discuss VR and the future communal gaming.
  • But could any video game future be as immersive as our ever-lovin’ arcade nostalgia?!

Special shout out to the musical stylings of Mr. Panu Talus, whose soundtrack from The Way Remastered fuels this episode. Check out the tracks yourself here:

“Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You’d think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase ‘Paku-Paku,’ which means to flap one’s mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.” – SP

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