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Snackbar Games Podcast
Hosts: Mike Carabajal and Marco Ortega (2005-2009), Andrew Passafiume (2011-2012), Graham Russell (2011-2012), Shawn Vermette (2011-2012), Henry Skey (2012)
Games chat with a rotating cast of characters from the Snackbar crew.

For the tenth anniversary, we chat with founders Chris Rasco and Mike Carabajal about the early days and hear tales of Snackbar past. Want to know why we’re named Snackbar Games, why we have a hyphen in our URL or just how much the site has changed in ten years? This is the episode that will provide those answers. Mostly.


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Hosts: Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Shawn Vermette.
Guests: Mike Carabajal, Chris Rasco.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

In If We Ran, we look at what we’d do if given control over game companies to get them going in a positive direction. In this anniversary edition, we take on Capcom, arguably the most controversial publisher in the industry right now. It has some big issues it needs to fix, and these are six steps we think it should take to do so. It’s already taken one on their own this month, when it announced a free (fan-made) PC game to celebrate Mega Man‘s 25th anniversary: Street Fighter X Mega Man. READ MORE

Back in the summer of 2002, when we first had this crazy idea of starting a gaming website, we had no forward-looking vision or the expectations that we would still be around ten years later. We were just trying to build something cool in the moment and the Internet, while cool, wasn’t quite the ubiquitous force it is today. Through the years, we just kept doing our thing and, with a team of volunteers that have delivered their absolute best through passionate writing, here we are. READ MORE

Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Once we got past the bottom half of the list, it became a lot harder to organize. It’s safe to say that all ten of these consoles deserve a place in history for one reason or another, but there can only be one #1. These are the ten best console launch lineups of all time, according to our panelists. READ MORE

I recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas. Now that I’ve escaped the withdrawal symptoms associated with a week-long diet of prime rib and Red-Bull-and-vodkas, I can finally sit down and type. It was quite a trip. We plan one of these events every year or so. Some of us know each other from high school, or college, or the various sports teams that we play on. It’s always a good group. You’ll rarely find an unenthusiastic participant. And somehow, the trip usually lives up to the hype. READ MORE