Four different colored tubes hold floating brains, the last tube has broken. The logo for NeuroVoider is below it, the whole image done in beautiful 16-bit-style pixel art.

Retro Superplex 48 – NeuroVoider Interview!

A robot in an icy environment explodes a squad of smaller enemiesWe said we would make it happen and it did! We have company again this time being joined by indie developer Thomas “MrHelmut” Altenburger of Flying Oak Games! Thomas is the coder in this two man development team based out of the North East of France as again it is ACCENTMANIA when three different accents collide! Thomas talks about how Flying Oak Games came to be, their early titles and how NeuroVoider came to be. We go into the look and feel of the game, the deep and entertaining loot system and their excellent use of Steam’s Early Access platform to put out a huge amount of updates and the constant influx of feedback the system affords. Also, how easy is it to program for multiple formats now that the PS4 and Xbox One have PC-style hardware? This is some great insight from a very generous guest, please check out the links below and support Thomas by checking out NeuroVoider!

NeuroVoider.com
Flying Oak Games
Thomas AKA MrHelmut on Twitter
Buy the soundtrack for NeuroVoider By Dan Terminus

RETROMENDATIONS!
Justin: Bosconian
Martin: Horizon Chase for iOS and Android

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The main characters flank John Connor who is shown as a Terminator because EVEN THE POSTER GAVE AWAY PLOT TWISTS IN THIS STUPID MOVIE

Cinemosity126 – Terminator Genisys

Pop star Taylor Swift cryingTaylor Swift and Terminator fans beware, it’s a very long Cinemosity! Of course as we have been saying for months, Taylor Swift is a liar, a faker, a perpetual whiner who pretends everybody is out to get her in order to win her support from her gullible fans. She’s a rotten, spoiled brat who fills her music with personal shots on people she’s had relationships with and then turns around and cries about her victimization. So we have a good time with that. There’s also talk of the dreadful treatment of Leslie Jones on Twitter and the sloooooowwwwww reaction to defend her, and they’re remaking Cooley High? The fuck?

This show is long because our film this week was TERMINATOR GENISYS which takes such a gigantic, steaming dump on an already beleaguered franchise. Martin was in need of a good cathartic rant so look out for an hour plus of him tearing this movie to shreds. We spoil it but that’s okay because the movie poster gives away a major plot spoiler. THE POSTER. Terminator Genisys is probably THE worst reboot/sequel perhaps ever. No, definitely ever. Don’t watch it.

Our next movie is part of the Criterion Collection and is available to stream on Hulu Plus. It’s a Japanese sci-fi movie from 1987 called PRINCESS FROM THE MOON! It won three Japanese Oscars and Toshiro Mifune is in a supporting role!

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Nash is about to spring into his Critical Art attack

Retro Superplex 47 – Goddammit Capcom

An image of Santamu, one of Bison's dolls who is African so she has a goddamn spear and a pet monkey! UGHMartin and Justin are back with a bevy of topics. First up is EVO 2016, the largest fighting game tournament EVER. With five thousand entrants for Street Fighter V alone it somewhat validates the decision Capcom made to go ahead and release the game with features missing in order to make sure it was being played on the tournament scene. Other moments in games like Super Smash Bros. Melee and Killer Instinct were also full of amazing moments which are well worth looking for on Youtube. Check out the video after the break featuring one of Martin’s favorite battles from the whole event, The BEAST Daigo vs. Tokido in an epic Ryu vs Ryu encounter.

Unfortunately Capcom are on the shitlist too for the ridiculously expensive CPT community DLC pack and Martin just discovered that one of Bison’s Dolls is literally an African girl who fights with a spear. Really.

Also on the show, some thoughts on the Draft (this was recorded on Monday) and looks at another underwhelming Lucha Underground and a pretty entertaining first episode of The Cruiserweight Wrestling Classic.

Next episode is an interview with Thomas AKA “MrHelmut” of Flying Oak Games whose latest indie game NEUROVOIDER is currently on Steam Early Access.

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Cinemosity 125 – Return of the Living Dead

Late but GREAT! It’s Cinemosity! The Emmy’s gave us a really nicely diverse series of nominations and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the highest paid actor in the world, yay successful brown people! We wish Richard Williams well after his stroke and praise him for helping to produce two of the greatest athletes of our time. Check out Richard chewing out an interviewer after the break! Also, Wendy Williams said some incredibly ignorant things on her garbage TV show and we discuss what an ill-informed, muck-raking idiot she is. Our movie is the classic zombie comedy RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Directed by Dan O’Bannon, best known for writing the original ALIEN, it is a relentless zombie massacre with a deep crease of very dark humor. If you haven’t seen this gem of the zombie genre check it out, especially if you grab the new Scream Factory Blu-ray looks gorgeous!

We’ll be back shortly with TERMINATOR: GENISYS and Martin goes in HARD on that one so stay tuned!

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Retro Superplex 46 – New Founding Fathers

A varied show of goodness for you this week! Double Impact features such amazing new features as a Pepsi taste test, Pokemon Go and another piece of video game history emerges! Martin was also lucky enough to see an early screening of the upcoming horror film LIGHTS OUT and as a discerning lover of genre film he had a thing or two to say about it! Also talk of horror leads into a conversation about THE PURGE TRILOGY and their villains The New Founding Fathers. Is writer/director James DeMonaco getting increasingly desperate about trying to get his political message across? Also, in case you missed it RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE IS HAPPENING! Be there or be…. somewhere else!

The New Founding Fathers… that would make a great name for… something…

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Justin: SSX Tricky/SSX
Martin: Night of the Creeps!

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Dr.Wagner Jr. has his way with Son of Havoc

Retro Superplex 45 – Delightful Opportunity

It’s pro rasslin’ talk on Retro Superplex! There’s a little bit more talk about THE FINAL DELETION and we make some old-school wrestler comparisons with current WWE stars. A large chunk of the show concerns Lucha Underground and their Ultima Lucha Dos-themed shows and what a letdown the “Unique Opportunity” episode was. Sacrificing a whole show of build to bring in Dr. Wagner Jr? The hell? Is this a sign of what’s to come with the rest of Ultima Lucha? Also, news about RETRO SUPERPLEX LIVE!
We’ll be back Thursday which will include Martin talking about upcoming horror film LIGHTS OUT! Thanks for listening and check out the videos after the break!

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Retro Superplex 44 – THE FINAL DELETION!

It happened, it actually happened. TNA wrestling, the Hardy brothers and Jeremy Borash managed to do the impossible. They truly captured lightning in a bottle with the incredible BROTHER NERO video with it’s ludicrous performances and unchained insanity. There’s no way it could ever be topped. Or so we thought! Somehow they topped it with THE FINAL DELETION (watch it after the break if you haven’t seen it yet). THE FINAL DELETION involved a squadron of attack quad copters, destruction of lawns, some of the most demented acting ever seen in wrestling, a terrible wrestling match, a DILAPIDATED BOAT and so much more! Watch the video and then listen to Justin and Martin revel in its greatness!

Jeff Hardy is confronted by a drone projecting a holographic image of Broken Matt Hardy

Also on the show, EVO 2016 boasts an insane amount of registrants for their weekend of fighting game greatness starting July 15th. Plus, scumbags on Youtube get outed as owning a website that allows children to gamble in a way that online PC game service Steam allows to happen. Steam is seriously broken and is facing a class action lawsuit. Also, Scream Factory has announced a director’s cut release of THE EXORCIST III, hear why Martin is so thrilled about this.

Thanks for listening, we’ll be back with two more shows next week NXT, Lucha Underground, and a very special guest in pro wrestler KimberLee!

RETROMENDATIONS!
Justin: Gradius V
Martin: Asura’s Wrath
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Heath Slater receives a double chokeslam through a table during a food fight on WWE Raw. Even in backstage skits a Social Outcast still has to do the job.

Retro Superplex 43 – Suicide Dive


An animated gif of WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose performing the laziest suicide dive I have ever seen.Justin and a sleepy Martin bring you opinion on what’s happening in wrestling right now, which honestly isn’t a whole lot. WWE is in a holding pattern until the brand split and also seemingly until that idiot Roman Reigns comes back from suspension. So Raw was really boring this week and Martin continues his personal vendetta against Dean Ambrose by talking about Dean’s absurdly lazy suicide dive that nobody cares about but him. There’s also some chat about the incredibly long career of Dustin Rhodes and how despite some horrible gimmicks he’s still kicking, it’s really quite remarkable. Martin also recommends a Chikara show and announces that next week Retro Superplex they will be joined by KimblerLee of Chikara, Shimmer and more! That’s going to be awesome! Thanks for listening!

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Retro Superplex 42 – Not So Mighty

A packed episode of Double Impact this week! There’s a little follow-up from E3 including Microsoft backtracking on promises almost as quickly as Brexit supporters and some speculation and news on why there was no NX from Nintendo at the show.

The main topic of the show is the game MIGHTY NO.9, a slow-motion trainwreck of a video game where the problems started during the campaign and still have not ended. Martin and Justin run down the creation of the project, the delays, the broken promises, the backlash before release, the even bigger backlash post-release, and just what the hell went wrong here? They talk about why they think things went the way they did, talk about some of the key players in the whole debacle, but perhaps more importantly assure you that not all crowdfunding campaigns end up this way. There is still hope for independent development with crowdfunding being a key part in that! Don’t give up hope quite yet!

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Justin: Nintendo World Cup for the NES
Martin: NeuroVoider

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Cinemosity 124 – Cold Prey

So the BET Awards happening this past weekend, including the highly anticipated Prince tribute. Did they live up to the hype? Did Beyonce win everything? Will Nicki Minaj be dead in the ground and still winning “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”? Also, Jesse Williams delivered a truly amazing speech and so it wasn’t going to be long before some famous dipshit was going to try and include himself in the adulation. This week’s dipshit? Why, it’s Justin Timberlake! Truly, what a dipshit.

Then in movie news, Independence Day: Resurgence bombs in the US. Warcraft was one thing but the movie named after an American holiday? Wow. There’s a little discussion about how Roland Emmerich somehow continues to fail upwards despite his best days being looooooooong behind him. Plus, the director of Keanu took to Twitter to blame the emphasis on the titular kitten in the marketing for why it failed. Then deletes said tweets, forgetting that screenshots are a thing. Oops! There’s also an extended chat about James Wan’s The Conjuring 2, it’s really bloody good.

Our movie this week is the Wintry Norwegian slasher COLD PREY, a smart little horror film that actually kinda gets the slasher formula right and isn’t just the usual slashathon through of worthless characters. SHAME on Hulu for only having it dubbed, luckily it’s on Youtube with great, big subtitles. Check it out it’s pretty neat! Thanks for listening!

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Xavier Woods of WWE and Kenny Omega of New Japan do the Predator muscle pose after their battles in Street Fighter 5 at the CEO fighting tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Retro Superplex 41 – Cobra Clutch

Retro Superplex returns with a multitude of wrestling-related news and shows! Martin and Justin talk about about a variety of related topics including THE BULLET CLUB VS THE NEW DAY which actually took place last weekend and you can see in the video below. They talk the booking of, wait for it, Vader vs. Will Ospreay! They’ll settle their differences the old fashioned way! Then Martin tells WWE, who clearly are listening, exactly why they should not split the women’s division between the two brands and how they can book the women’s division to all remain on Raw! How helpful of him!

There’s also talk of another crazy Wildkat wrestling even that Justin attended and reviews of NXT and Lucha Underground from last week. They weren’t very good! Also, with the Bullet Club gaining significant momentum in Ring of Honor, is there any chance that they’re running the risk of another NWO-type situation where the invading heel faction runs roughshod over everybody else? Interesting stuff!

We’ll be back with Double Impact talking about the very rocky release of Mighty No. 9, celebrating 20 years of the N64, and much more! Thanks for listening!

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A shot of the beautiful natural landscape of the upcoming Zelda Breath of the Wild

Retro Superplex 40 – E3 2016 Sourpuss Report

Mid-June has just passed and that means E3 2016 has wrapped up in Los Angeles. Everybody has their views, what they’re excited about, what they’re deeply cynical and mistrusting of, and at Retro Superplex we are no different. So who “won” E3 2016 and what exactly is the prize? Sony dazzled with a stylish conference full of trailers and demos while Microsoft did their usual Microsoft-y thing while the other publishers and manufacturers displayed their wares in interesting ways. But what stood out at E3 2016? How excited are you about the current generation of consoles?

Martin relays a few stories about his visits to E3 in the past, why they weren’t all that fun and while he’s a big negative nelly sourpuss. If you liked E3 2016 that’s cool but this isn’t exactly the most effusive podcast on the subject you’ll hear. However, analysis and the problems with the culture around E3 are discussed and it’s a great listen all the same! What did you like the most from E3? Let us know @MartinNLS and @8bitanimal on Twitter!

Norman Reedus holds a tiny baby and cries.

 

RETROMENDATIONS!
Justin: Portal 2 just in case you somehow haven’t played it yet
Martin: The Conjuring 2!

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A number of the characters from the movie are shown but we are most focussed on Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde

Cinemosity 123 – Zootopia

2016 continues to ravage the entertainment industry as the gang talks about the sad passing of Prince Be of PM Dawn and the horrible tragedy of Anton Yelchin’s death. From death to birth, we talk about new babies from the world of celebrity. Then there’s lots of movie news such as the box office success of Finding Dory, two thirds of us have seen it so we talk about the film too! Other news includes the somewhat surprising closure of Nicholas Sparks Productions, weren’t those movies made for peanuts and made a heap of cash from middle-aged moms?

Our movie is a much needed breath of positive fresh air and it is Disney’s ZOOTOPIA. Come for the adorable characters and beautiful world design but stay for all of the amazing allegories for societal and cultural issues that are very much part of our modern lives. There’s so much for the kids to enjoy and so much for the grown ups to unpack and understand, there’s so much great stuff in Zootopia you should really check it out! See you next week!

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Pentagon Jr. poses menacingly in the Lucha Underground ring

Retro Superplex 39 – Existential Crisis

Retro Superplex returns with discussion of WELLNESS. Namely the wellness of one Mr. Romen Reigns who failed a drug test. Did this affect the booking at Money in the Bank? What else happened on that show? Well there was a good match and some junk and then some more good stuff. IN DEPTH ANALYSIS! Martin and Justin also talk about how the booking in WWE has been hampered by the impending brand split.

Then they talk about last week’s NXT and the question arises, why are we here? What does life mean? Is Nakamura the best promo in the whole damn company? Also did you see Lucha Underground last week? You should, it was tremendous. Pentagon Jr. has become this phenomenal tweener/babyface and now we just need Vampiro to join him as he heads towards Also YES! We found the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Finn Balor (Prince Devitt) match from New Japan in 2014 it’s right under the break!

Next show will be an E3 special! Listen to Martin complain about having to go to E3 in the past like the big sourpuss he is. THANKS!

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Aaron Eckhart glowers as Frankenstein's monster, brandishing due blade weapons and flanked by a demon and a flying gargoyle

Cinemosity 122 – I, Frankenstein

Hey Folks, sorry this episode is so late! It’s been a crazy week or so which delayed this being posted. However you can hear all of the wonderful things about Aaron Eckhart and his sexy Frankenstein’s Monster in I, FRANKENSTEIN. It’s not very good. The hard questions are asked like why is this movie so poorly made and who did Eckhart piss off that he has to star in crap like this? Only the doctor knows!

Our next episode is a big of a change of pace as we check out the Disney hit ZOOTOPIA. Just a cute movie about animals or dense with social and cultural allegory and symbolism? Yes. Thanks for listening!

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Retro Superplex 38 – 10 Times Better

Sorry this one is so late everybody, a bit of a quick and dirty post just to get this one up online. First off, THANK YOU to those who have subscribed and are listening we were blown away by how many of you are out there. We really appreciate it. Both Justin and Martin were going to be unavailable later in the week so they did a longer wrestling-focussed show that included talk of Lucha Underground and Take Over: The End: Of the Beginning: Or Something. The guys also cover the latest CHIKARA show that took place in NE Philadelphia and talk a little about HOODSLAM’s latest show, a tribute to video games called 32X Expansion Pack. Thanks for listening!

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