Random Encounters, Ep. 58: ‘Not a Hero’, ‘Bioshock Infinite’ and Arcade Memories

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This week on Random Encounters, we’re back with a bit of the Bioshock Collection, talking Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite to begin with. Rarely do games hold up as well as Bioshock Infinite, and we have more than a few words to say on the subject.

Next up is Not a Hero, one of the free PS Plus titles from last month. Is this casual side-scrolling  shooter worth your time? Well, all signs point to yes, especially if you’re into multi-tasking.

Finally, we close things off by taking a trip down memory lane to discuss our time at the arcades back when arcades were still a thing. Among the games under discussion here are Street Fighter IITekkenThe Simpsons Arcade GameTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men.

We even wax nostalgic about game and video stores to boot, so tune on in for some talk of a simpler time.


Time Crisis-Level 1 Intro
Metal Gear Solid Alert Sound
Final Fantasy VII Victory Fanfare

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Mike Worby is a human who spends way too much of his free time playing, writing and podcasting about games. Through some miracle he’s still able to function in society as if he were a regular person, and if there’s hope for him, there’s hope for everyone. He’s the managing Games editor for Goomba Stomp, creator of the weekly Buffyversed column, and can be found bi-weekly on the Random Encounters podcast.