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140 minutes | Mar 20, 2017
Episode 27 - We're Back! (A RetroActive Story)
After a long, six-month hiatus, WE RETURN. Despite our absence, we jump straight into the current landscape of movie remakes, including Ghost in the Shell, The Lion King, and Power Rangers. We'll get back into the swing of things soon, so stay tuned for more Retro Active in the near future!
140 minutes | Oct 3, 2016
Episode 26 - The Lion King Remake (And a Lesson In How Nothing is Sacred)
This week, we update you guys about the Jumanji remake (hrrrhkk) and--HOLY SHIT HOLD THE PHONE. Disney is doing the unthinkable and fast-tracking a (presumably) live-action Lion King remake. We are not going to take this lying down. Listen in as Joey gets upset about this! (and Will too, kinda)
54 minutes | Sep 6, 2016
Episode 25 - An Ode to Stu Pickles & The Best Nicktoons Dads
With the passing of Jack Riley, the voice of Rugrats' Stu Pickles, we look back at his best episodes, as well as name some of the other great Nicktoons dads. It's a dadstravaganza!
56 minutes | Aug 29, 2016
Episode 24 - Classic Sci-Fi and the Evolution of a Genre
Science fiction has long been a genre full of color, whimsy, and the idea that ANYTHING can be possible. So why has recent sci-fi pop culture been so caught up on the reality of it all? Thanks to No Man's Sky, we are reminded of why we love space travel, and in this episode, talk about why and how the genre is changing.
61 minutes | Jul 26, 2016
Episode 23 - Wretched Reboots: Ghostbusters & Power Rangers
We're back this week with another edition of Wretched Reboots! This week we discuss the aftermath of the new Ghostbusters release, and also give our two cents on the new Power Rangers movie. Does it look wretched or reasonable? Listen in to find out!
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2016
Episode 22 - Retro Collecting (And All the Mistakes That Go With It)
Here at RetroActive, we love games. We love old games, especially, which is why Will has decided to dedicate this episode to his love for retro collecting. After going through some traumatic experiences with selling off much of his collection, Will considers the pros and cons of this time-consuming (and extremely costly!) hobby. Is the trend towards a completely digital games library hurting the market? Are collector's editions of games the last bastion of physical copies? Do WE have any awesome games in our own collection? All this and more in this very retro episode of RetroActive.
29 minutes | Jul 3, 2016
Episode 23B - Retro Real Talk feat. Will & Joey
In this very special bonus episode, we get real. Like, super real. We discuss our careers, lifelong goals, and where our studies in filmmaking has taken us. Joey even offers up some advice for people wishing to break into the world of multimedia (or anything creative, rather). Join us for some "Retro Real Talk!" (not the official name)
57 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
Episode 21 - Mighty No. 9 (Or How Not To Make A Mega Man Game)
This week, we take a look at the trainwreck that is Mighty No. 9, and how the game's crowd-sourcing development doomed the project from the start. Will thinks real long and hard about what EXACTLY makes a Mega Man game a Mega Man game, as Joey looks on the brighter side of Kickstarted video game projects.
61 minutes | Jun 21, 2016
Episode 20 - RetroActive's E3 Extravaganza, Part 2
Happy 20th anniversary to us! Yes, that's right folks. In celebration of RetroActive's 20th episode, we're now referring to ourselves from a first-person perspective Joey returns from the magical land of Los Angeles to tell Will the harrowing tale that is his E3 experience. We discuss the nature of present day E3, ponder how the convention might change within the next decade (VR show tickets, anyone?), and gush over just how good the new Zelda game looks. Also mentioned: Indie games galore, Will likes JRPGs, and Resident Evil 7's logo designer is a fucking genius.
61 minutes | Jun 15, 2016
Episode 19 - RetroActive's E3 Extravaganza!
With Joey going to E3, the guys decide to bust out some old gaming magazines and see how the biggest gaming convention in the world was covered back in the day. Stay tuned next week to hear our follow-up podcast, as we detail what ACTUALLY goes on at E3 nowadays.
62 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
Episode 18 - Video Game Movies are Hot Garbage
Movies based on video games have had a long history of being absolutely terrible. Is there anything anyone can do about it? Or is the industry doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again? Will and Joey get to the bottom of the issue, and give their incredibly important opinions on how to fix their most beloved genre of movies.
63 minutes | May 30, 2016
Episode 17 - Overwatch and the History of First-Person Shooters
This week brings a brand spanking new game to the forefront of the FPS genre: Blizzard's own Overwatch! But how much has the genre evolved over the past 20+ years? Will and Joey discuss its humble beginnings with Faceball 2000 and Doom, and how online multiplayer changed everything.
30 minutes | May 29, 2016
Episode 16B - The World Warrior
On this very special BONUS episode of RetroActive, Will and Joey get real. Joey recounts his recent trip to Colorado, while Will, once again, entertains us all with his story of misery and mayhem while in Taiwan.
67 minutes | May 23, 2016
Episode 16 - The Anti-Nostalgia Podcast
Here at RetroActive, reminiscing about our childhood is what we're all about, but of course, nothing is ever perfect. Will and Joey decide to take a trip down memory lane for the purpose of DESTROYING some of the movies they feel just did not age well at all. From primitive CGI to "what-the-fuck-we're-they-thinking?" storylines, nothing is sacred in this episode.
59 minutes | May 16, 2016
Episode 15 - The Death of the Wii U + The Best SNES Games Ever
The reveal of Nintendo's new system, the "NX," marks the beginning of the end for the Wii U. With virtually no games left for the remainder for 2016, it's curtains for the system that had a pretty strange--if slightly successful--life. For the eulogy, Will and Joey reminisce with their favorite Super Nintendo games of all time, and hope for a time where Nintendo remembers how important 3rd party games are to the console.
53 minutes | May 2, 2016
Episode 14 - Scary, Scary Monsters
With National Alien Day upon us, Will and Joey decide toexchange words about the scariest movie monsters they can think of.Does the Xenomorph take the cake as the most terrifying of alltime? Or does something ELSE claim the top spot?
57 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Episode 13 - Wretched Reboots: Jumanji & Ghost in the Shell
When it seems like Hollywood is destined to do nothing more than remake every franchise from the 90s, Will and Joey are here to defend their childhood. On this episode of RetroActive, the two take on a couple of reboots that are sure to offend: Jumanji and Ghost in the Shell. Do the circumstances around the films deem it wretched, or perhaps... reasonable?
73 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
Episode 12 - RetroActive: The Movie: The Game
Grab your popcorn! This week, Will and Joey relive some of their favorite (and not-so-favorite) movie-games ever made, and answer some age-old questions. Like, which 16-bit Aladdin game was better? Was E.T. really all that terrible? Who was responsible for there being a Bébé's Kids game? All this and more on this episode of RetroActive!
64 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
Episode 11 - White Whales of Gaming
We grin at thee, thou grinning podcast listeners! This week, Will and Joey take on their greatest "white whales" of their gaming career--that is, games that have eluded them for years. Whether it was a game they never beat, or one that just disappeared and never resurfaced, they take to the seas in search for their very own Moby Dicks. (hehe, Moby...)
69 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
Episode 10: I Love Anime!
Will loves anime. Joey less so. How does that bode for the news that both FLCL and Voltron are getting new episodes? In this very special anime episode of RetroActive, Will and Joey explore all facets of the industry. From their favorite animes of high school, to the exploitation of anime workers in Japan, join them as they reminisce about all the old shows, and the hundreds upon hundreds of filler episodes.
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