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Retrogaming and Retroanime: A bi-monthly podcast highlighting discussions on retro games ranging from the 8-bit to '128'-bit generations and retro anime. During each gaming episode, we pick games based on a theme and discuss from there. There is also a general discussion over some recent news and modern gaming opinions. The anime cast has a general discussion and spit balls a retro anime.

Retrogaming and Retroanime: A bi-monthly podcast highlighting discussions on retro games ranging from the 8-bit to '128'-bit generations and retro anime. During each gaming episode, we pick games based on a theme and discuss from there. There is also a general discussion over some recent news and modern gaming opinions. The anime cast has a general discussion and spit balls a retro anime.
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Retrogaming and Retroanime: A bi-monthly podcast highlighting discussions on retro games ranging from the 8-bit to '128'-bit generations and retro anime. During each gaming episode, we pick games based on a theme and discuss from there. There is also a general discussion over some recent news and modern gaming opinions. The anime cast has a general discussion and spit balls a retro anime.

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@BowlingJD

Language:

English


Episodes

Retrocast: Ep 27 - Cartoon Games

8/15/2018
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Good old Canadian Joe aka PNG has joined the cast of RLR for this episode as we start by briefly talking about some games we have been playing (0-16). Nintendo had a direct already featuring even more updates over their crazy hyped game Smash Ultimate coming to the Switch. We all share our thoughts about it (16-35). Our theme this episode is focused on games based from cartoon shows. Obviously these are going to be goofy and quirky, but are they any good? Join in as we discuss 8 crazy games...

Duration:02:15:05

Wrestling: Ep 09 - Shortcut to the G1 Slammiversary

8/14/2018
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Ohhhhhh Yeahhhh!!! In episode 9, Rad and JD have a fun start by JD talking about him going to Progress Wrestling’s Coast to Coast tour event in Boston. We also have a loose discussion over the return of World of Sport Wrestling on UK television (0-20) Our wrestler spotlight this time is over the Macho Man Randy Savage himself (20-38). For the indie scene coverage here we discuss in this episode Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary XVI, followed by a quick recap and review of AJPW’s Summer...

Duration:06:14:39

Modern Cast: Ep 12 - July 2018 (Mid-Year)

8/13/2018
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We are at the mid-point of 2018. Drew and JD are back to catch up with what we have been streaming and playing the last month (0-21). Our discussion this month we discuss our top games so far into the year and look upon the horizon of what games we are hyped for the reamainder of the year (21-54). For the month of July, we discuss the releases, but also disucss some games we have missed during the year (55-end). Podcast episodes live on Twitch and Mixer @BowlingJD and RedLeafRetrocast on...

Duration:01:57:59

Anime: Ep 30 - Record of Lodoss War (OVA)

8/6/2018
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The days of Dungeons and Dragons be it kids in their basements during the 70’s or even in living rooms with friends today leaves countless memories. After our short little intro (0-13) Tori has two quest updates for you guys (13-32). Our main topic this episode is about anime based on video games and visa versa. We keep it on the shorter side as to not just list off so many of them (32-1:05). Based on a dungeons and dragons campaign, we review the pure fantasy anime OVA from 1990 Record of...

Duration:01:52:17

Retrocast: Ep 26 - Comic Book Games

7/31/2018
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JD and Colin have been playing many games besides the podcast ones: Odin Sphere, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon for Colin while JD has a lot to say over Assassin’s Creed Origins. JD also gives some more first impressions over the fixed Watch Dogs and Octopath Traveler (0-29). Some recent news that caught our eye is up for discussion as well as thoughts over the latest content update from No Man’s Sky titled ‘NEXT’ (29- 43). Our theme this episode is focused on comic book series turned into games....

Duration:02:33:37

Wrestling: Ep 08 - Extreme G1 Strong Style Special

7/25/2018
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Shades of Shibata! This episode begins with a discussion on our immediate thoughts surrounding the newly announced WWE all women’s ppv coming in Oct 2018. This is followed by some thoughts over wXw’s 16 Carat Gold Night 1 ppv from 2009 (0-21) Our wrestler spotlight for the episode is over one of NJPW’s ‘Three Muskateers’ Katsuyori Shibata (21-39). Our indie focus starts out with a recap of events from Lucha Underground season 4 episodes 2-6 and thoughts. (39-51). AJPW came off their...

Duration:01:57:37

Anime: Ep 29 - Future Boy Conan

7/23/2018
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Hot dang fun anime times ahead. JD got a RightStuff package in the mail, and our main man/best host Tori has two quest updates over Eden of the East and Katangatari (0-38). We have a couple discussion topics this time as it is finally time to review the Spring anime season (38-2:05). Then, as we do, the hosts outlook the Summer 2018 anime season and take a look at some shows that now qualify for review based on the moving bar (2:05-2:40). We finish out the cast by reviewing a timely...

Duration:03:23:56

Retrocast: Ep 25 - Sega CD

7/17/2018
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The people voted! This episode is brought by you guys. We begin with our usual catching up and talking a bit about the new Octopath Traveler (0-22). Our topic of discussion is a focus and history over the Sega CD. What did it do right, wrong, and in between it all (22- 58). Since this cast is all about the Sega CD, we picked six games that were exclusive to the old cd based extension (58-end). Twitter: @BowlingJD, @PowerCordGaming, @ConsoleKevPodcast episodes live on Twitch, Mixer, and...

Duration:02:09:02

Modern Cast: Ep 11 - June 2018 E3

7/14/2018
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June 2018 and E3 has past. Besides the big event, the summer lull is here, but that doesn’t stop us from picking up new games and playing online [Splatoon 2, Fornite season 5, For Honor] (0-32). A few notable games came out in June, but are they worth buying (32-46)? Last, is the overall discussion of each conference be it their high or their lows? What were the standout games? Did XBOX change anything? Does Nintendo have any other titles than Smash Bros? Sony and Ubisoft sure like music...

Duration:01:57:47

Anime: Ep 28 - Aura Battler Dunbine (with Brains from Trash Pandas Watch Anime)

7/10/2018
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Football is coming home. Plus, Brains from TPWA joins the crew in this episode. Tori has not one but two quest updates and he runs down Nodame Cantible and Spice and Wolf (0-32). Isekai anime is a major sub-genre in anime today. We discuss the state of isekai, what shows are associated with it, and more (32-1:44). Before isekai was even a genre let alone popular, director Tomino and Sunrise came out with a show called Aura Battler Dunbine in the early 80’s. Is it worth going back to watch...

Duration:07:20:29

Wrestling: Ep 07 - UK Best in the World

7/7/2018
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Oh it’s time, it’s Vader time! We start with discussing Lashley v Roman and what the wXw women think of the women’s revolution (0-23) Our wrestler spotlight for the episode is the international legend of Big Van Vader (23-52). The indie show focus of this episode start off going over the farewell tour of Io Shirai from Japan, then Defiant Built to Destroy, some decent matches from CMLL, and then a lot of discussion surrounding Evolve 106 and 107 which JD personally got to attend...

Duration:02:22:20

Retrocast: Ep 24 - Shoot em Ups

7/2/2018
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Happy Canada Day! How have your gaming habits changed as you have gotten older (0-19)? We then go into a discussion over the shoot em up/shmup genre; what defines it, what games define it, and more (19-54). Our theme of choice takes us into the tough and expensive world of shoot em up games. Join us as we discuss six games vertically or side scrolling into many deaths (1:00-end). Twitter: @BowlingJD, @PowerCordGaming, @ConsoleKevPodcast episodes live on Twitch and Mixer @BowlingJD Sundays...

Duration:05:01:39

Anime: Ep 27 - Trigun

6/26/2018
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The boys are back in town. Full cast for this one. Hiki, Tori, and JD start off with some recent bad news (0-23). Tori had a great idea for a discussion regarding if the anime from 20 years ago, specifically from 1998, still hold up. (23-1:15). In 1998, many anime came out that stands the test of time, are well regarded, and are brimming with nostalgia. In this episode, we review such an anime by the name of Trigun (1:17-end). Podcast episodes live on Twitch and Mixer @BowlingJD Sundays...

Duration:02:05:07

Wrestling: Ep 06 - Money in Dominion

6/21/2018
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This is nuts! The WWE UK tournament has started and JD has a concerning prediction (0-15)! Our wrestler spotlight for this episode is over the original Western women’s revolutionary in Gail Kim (15-38). From there, it’s a whole lot of the Indie wrestling you have come here for from Progress Ch 69, Stardom Gold Stars, NOAH, to Lucha Underground season 4 starting (38-1:32). Into our tier 2 promotions, NJPW just had their second largest ppv of the year called Dominion and holy nuts was it a...

Duration:02:21:05

Retrocast: Ep 23 - Damsels in Distress

6/19/2018
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Coming off hot after E3 2018, Colin give us the all the answers regarding Kingdom Hearts (0-24). JD and Colin then go into some hot topics: Let’s Go Pikachu, Cross Play, and the PSVR games shown at E3 (24-1:09). Our theme this time takes the RLR to the world where a person is kidnapped and needs saving from the protagonist. Yes, they are games featured around a damsel in distress (1:09-end). Podcast episodes live on Twitch and Mixer @BowlingJD Sundays at 12:00 EST…most times Twitter:...

Duration:02:32:29

Anime: Ep 26 - Whistle (with Andrew from Recovery of an Anime Junkie)

6/12/2018
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World Cup, Stanley Cup, NBA finals are all sports which means we are talking Sports Anime. Andrew from the Recovery of an Anime Junkie podcast joins the world wide weebs at RLR and start off by shooting from the cuff (0-24). Tori, of course, has an important quest update. A interesting and unique anime called Flag from 2006 is discussed (24-36). Wondering what the big deal is with sports anime? Our sports anime discussion takes us through many of the notable sports anime out there from...

Duration:03:51:32

Wrestling: Ep 05 - Super Strong Super Junior Scrappermania

6/8/2018
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So much Indie wrestling so much to discuss (0-6)! Our wrestler spotlight for this episode is over the super iconic Ultimate Warrior. We channel the power from the heavens to discuss this larger than life figure (6-32). As usual, we go into the indie wrestling scene from around the world and almost every promotion had a major event to talk about! So much and so little time! Indie (32-1:54): Progress Super Strong Style 16 (32-1:01), Revolution Pro Epic Encounter (1:01-1:12), OTT...

Duration:04:01:52

Retrocast: Ep 22 - Same Name, Different Game

6/7/2018
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Kevin likes Sleeping Dogs and Colin got a bunch of PS4 games at Anime North (0-15). From there, JD asks his fellow hosts about what they think of the recent ‘demake’ in Bloodstained Curse of the Moon (15-25). Our main discussion from there is over the newly launched IndieGoGo for the Atari VCS. What are our feelings over the modern take from good ole’ Atari (25-52)? Last, comes our usual segment where we discuss games based on a picked theme. This time, the theme is over games having the...

Duration:01:49:00

Modern Cast: Ep 10 - May 2018 E3 Predictions (with Bcom from Nerdom and Other Nonsense)

6/4/2018
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May 2018 has come and gone. With E3 2018 around the corner, there is a lot to discuss. Bcom from the Nerdom and Other Nonsense podcast joins Drew and JD for this super fun and frantic episode (0-17). With trailer and conference reveals of arguably the two most anticipated casual audience games on the market, we must discuss Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5. Drew knows the ins-and-outs of many details surrounding BO4 (17-42) and then we dive into what Dice is doing with this new Battlefield...

Duration:02:32:41

Anime: Ep 25 - Slayers (with Jay from Smack It Down)

5/28/2018
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For episode 25 not only do we have a guest in Jay from the Smack It Down podcast, but we also start off with some pretty good story time (0-19). Tori has another quest update. This time over a strange 2005 anime called Basilisk (19-32). We had a question for discussion from a listener about the best romance anime stemming from Maison Ikkoku (32-56). From there, we go into the great debate over Pokemon vs Digimon. We compare likes and dislikes over Pokemon the First Movie from 98 and the...

Duration:02:19:22