Video Games

An Evening With Anvil’s Steve “Lips” Kudlow…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Steve “Lips” Kudlow. Steve is best known as the founder, guitarist and singer for the band Anvil. Formed in Toronto in 1978, Anvil has been a major influence on every one from Metallica to Megadeth and Anthrax to Slayer. During the show he discussed how Anvil has stayed true to their metal roots throughout the years, the impact the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil had on their career, and the new Anvil album Legal at Last. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we shared our thoughts on the new Ozzy Osbourne album, made plans to build our own Commodore 64, and Ton discussed his passion for balloon animals. His go-to is the wiener dog!

The Five Count Plays Nintendo…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed the best toys for kids spawned from ultra-violent movies, Dustin wowed the audience with his Little House on the Prairie knowledge, Ton flew off the handle and jacked a janitor’s jaw, and we spoke to author Brett Weiss about his new book “The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M)”. We were playing with power all night!

An Evening With The King Of Kong’s Billy Mitchell & Steve Wiebe…

This was another jam-packed, two-hour episode of The Five Count! During the first hour we played some of our favorite yuletide classics, warned the listeners of the dangers of osteoporosis, and took a trip to Pac-Ville to celebrate Christmas with Pac-Man. It was breathtaking!

The second hour included two exclusive interviews with Donkey Kong masters! We were joined first by Steve Wiebe. Steve is best known as the main focus in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He has held the record for highest score in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. on several occasions and was the first person to achieve more than a million points in a public game of Donkey Kong. During the show he discussed his mastery of the Atari 2600, the harsh mistress known as Donkey Kong, and his rivalry with Billy Mitchell. It was on like Donkey Kong!

Next we were joined by Steve’s arch-nemesis in The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Billy Mitchell. Billy is considered by many to be the greatest arcade game player of all-time. He has held the record for highest scores in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., BurgerTime, and was the first person to achieve a perfect score in Pac-Man. During the show he discussed his days as part of the U.S. National Video Game Team, meeting Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, and why creative editing in The King Of Kong cast him in an unfavorable light. It was an arcade Christmas on The Five Count!