Fantastic Neighborhood 19: The Plaith to Be

Oh wow, what a show. We’ve got special guest Will Gallego (@wcgallego) and we talk about a shit-ton of games. We kick off Consumption Junction with Joyride Turbo (XBLA), new tables for The Pinball Arcade (iOS and everything else), Radiant Historia (DS), the trials and tribulations of updating to Android 4.0 (Rhubarb Pie), and Borderlands. And then onto the real meat of the show: the next gen is almost here and we’ve got speculation and leaked Microsoft documents. We wind down with a visit to the 90s for Game Club, and some more speculation about future digital sales on XBLA. Next week’s game club will be Alone in the Dark (only $5).


  • Cage the Elephant – “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”
  • Eric Calderone – “Call Me Maybe”
  • LL Cool J – “I Can’t Live Without my Radio”
  • Guardian Heroes OST – “Meki Saxophone”
  • Alkaline Trio – “Stupid Kid”
  • Adventure Club feat. Krewella – “Rise & Fall”

0:00:00 Intro
0:02:15 Consumption Junction
0:34:20 What’s in Jon’s Closet?
0:44:50 What do we want from the next generation?
1:28:45 Game Club: Guardian Heroes
1:41:15 Outro/Community
1:48:46 Heavy Drop & Outtakes


Co-host of the show, video game archivist and historian, UI specialist, and name dropper. Jon Anderson is one of the founding members of Fantastic Neighborhood.