Rushdown Radio - Video Game and Entertainment Podcast

  • FGC-ism: Coco Melon for the FGC

    In this week's episode of FGCism, we dive into the latest developments in the fighting game community. We kick things off with a quick recap of Frosty Faustings 16, highlighting standout moments and matches from the tournament.Next, we discuss exciting sponsorship news as Anime FGC player BePaws gets sponsored with Paragon. However, controversy arises as CapcomCup X unveils its unconventional format and disappoints fans with no Street Fighter 6 reveals at the Finals.Shifting our focus to upcoming events, we reveal the main games lineup for Evo 2024, generating buzz and anticipation among fighting game enthusiasts. Plus, we celebrate the Steamer Awards 2024, where disgraced Fighting Game content creator LTG presents Maximillian with the prestigious Legacy Award.In other news, Project L undergoes a name change to 2XKO, while 2B makes her mark in Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising. Additionally, DNF Duel teases the introduction of the Monk character, sparking excitement among fans.Wrapping up the episode, we discuss the latest addition to Mortal Kombat 1 as Peacemaker joins the roster, along with the introduction of crossplay, promising enhanced gameplay experiences for players across platforms. Join us as we explore these topics and more in the world of competitive fighting games.
  • DHC - I'd Rather Dip My Balls in Lava

    In this episode of Delayed Hyper Convo, we delve into the misrepresentation of the term "Woke" in mainstream media and critique the flaws within Woke Culture. We dissect how the term has been misused and misunderstood, shedding light on the complexities and nuances often overlooked in discussions surrounding social justice and activism.Shifting gears, we turn our attention to Warner Bros. Entertainment, unpacking the multitude of issues plaguing the company. From controversial business decisions to internal turmoil, we examine the various missteps that have led to widespread criticism and disillusionment among fans and industry observers alike.Join us as we navigate through these complex and contentious topics, offering insightful analysis and engaging discussion on the evolving landscape of social discourse and entertainment industry dynamics.
  • Matt Hearts Kevin!

    Welcome back to the Rush Hour. It's a brand new year meaning new happenings in the video game industry.In this episode of The Rush Hour podcast, we dive into the latest headlines shaking up the gaming industry. From Skull and Bones, touted as the first AAAA game, to Microsoft's unexpected business strategy shift, we unpack the developments shaping the future of gaming.But it's not all good news for gamers. US fans express frustration as Mother 3 gets a re-release, but only in Japan. Plus, the Silent Hill 2 remake raises eyebrows with lackluster previews. We also tackle the ongoing debate surrounding "yellow paint" in video games and its implications for game difficulty.In other news, Ubisoft's stance on game ownership raises concerns while anticipation turns to dread with the unveiling of the Borderlands movie trailer. Join us as we dissect these topics and more, providing insightful commentary and lively discussion on the latest happenings in the gaming world.
  • The Runback: Hiding Drugs in your Xbox?

    A blast from the past. We got an episode from our archive from 2012. Join Anthony, Michael and Fayerie (Formerly known as Erica) as they discuss the highs and lows of the video game industry on this very classic episode of Rushdown Radio recorded live at Slam Internet Radio.
  • It's Wrapped - 2023 Edition

    Get ready to relive the gaming rollercoaster that was 2023 in this special episode of The Rush Hour Wrapped. We kick off with a candid discussion about the somewhat lackluster Game Awards, delve into the showdown between the Florida Joker and Rockstar over GTA6 likeness, and bid farewell to the once-mighty E3. In a groundbreaking move, Acti/Bliz settles a gender discrimination suit for a whopping $54 million, while Sony raises eyebrows by filing a patent for mid-game difficulty changes. As if that wasn't enough, we spill the tea on the leaked 10-year plans from Insomniac and expose the total scam that was The Day Before.Our Top 5 gaming moments of 2023 promise excitement and controversy, featuring the leaked and revealed GTA6, the unexpected upset for Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023 with Balder's Gate 3, the game-changing merger of Microsoft and Activision, Unity facing heavy criticism for a questionable policy, and the ongoing discourse around Hogwarts Legacy. Join us as we unwrap the highs, lows, and downright bizarre moments of the gaming world in 2023, only on The Rush Hour.
  • Hollywrapped 2023

    In this compelling episode, we dissect the major headlines that shaped 2023, from the unexpected deaths of beloved celebrities to the dramatic conclusion of the DCEU/Snyderverse with Aquaman 2. Join us as we explore the fallout from Jonathan Major's verdict and Marvel's decision to sever ties, along with Warner Bros finally parting ways with Ezra Miller. We also dive into the delectable world of Famous TikToker Keith Lee's Food Tour, unravel the potential implications of the Warner Bros and Paramount merger, and delve into the intricacies of Hollywood Union Strikes, #Barbenheimer, and the discussion around Nepo Babies in Hollywood. Plus, get an insider's perspective on the many allegations surrounding Diddy and the unsealed names on the Epstein list, as well as the much-anticipated memoir from Britney Spears, "The Woman in Me."Switching gears, we shift our focus to the ever-evolving landscape of streaming apps. Join us as we rank the heavyweights, from Netflix and Hulu to Max, Prime Video, Paramount +, Apple +, Disney +, Peacock, and Crunchyroll. Which streaming giant will claim the top spot in 2023? Tune in for an episode packed with insights, entertainment, and a comprehensive review of the year's most significant stories.
  • FGC-ism 2023 Wrapped

    Join us in this special year-end episode of FGC-Ism Wrapped as we dive deep into the highs and lows of 2023 in the fighting game community. In our first segment, we unpack the challenges faced during Evo Japan, analyze the slow content additions in DNF Duel, and unveil the blood-soaked revelations of Mortal Kombat 1. We also share concerns about the cracked SF6 beta, the most searched video game character on Pornhub (Chun-Li from Fortnite), and the intriguing developments in CEOTaku, including the addition of SF6 and MK1 to its lineup.In our discussion segment, we explore the void of Xbox lacking a console-exclusive fighting game and offer a sneak peek into the anticipated releases of Tekken 8, Uni2, Garou 2, and the mysterious Project L. The excitement reaches a peak as we delve into the announcement of the Hunter x Hunter fighting game developed by 8ing. Lastly, we recognize the standout players of 2023, with a spotlight on Arslan Ash, MenaRD, and KaneBlueRiver. Join us for this lively recap, and stay tuned as we sign off until the next thrilling year in the FGC!
  • Hollywolves: Fo Shiz Fo Shiz, Waddup Ganondorf!

    In this week's episode of Hollywolves, join Michael Mirrorcle and Matt Meltdown as we dive into the latest developments and juicy secrets from the entertainment industry. Nicholas Holt takes the spotlight as he secures the coveted role of Lex Luther in the highly anticipated 'Legacy of Superman.' Meanwhile, the rumor mill is buzzing with speculation about Steven Yeun potentially donning the cape as The Sentry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.We've got the inside scoop on the strikes that had Hollywood holding its breath. The Writers Guild Strike has come to a close, but the SAG-AFTRA strike is still looming on the horizon, with a new deal awaiting a crucial vote. Diddy quickly settles in a legal battle, settling a lawsuit with his former girlfriend and Bad Boy artist Cassie who accuses him of some truly heinous actions upon her. The pop world is set abuzz with revelations from Britney's memoir, exposing the untold story involving Justin Timberlake.In a shocking turn of events, Melissa Barrera finds herself let go from 'Scream 7' after expressing support for Palestine, and co-star Jenna Ortega follows suit. We'll explore the implications of their departures and the larger conversation surrounding the intersection of entertainment and geopolitics.Variety cover story delves into the challenges facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stirring up discussions about its future. And for all the gamers out there, get ready to embark on a new adventure as Nintendo announces a Live Action Zelda movie.As we wrap up, we'll review some of the latest releases, including 'The Marvels,' where director Nia Decosta's absence at the premiere raises eyebrows, and Iman Vellani's nonchalant take on Bob Iger handling the box office numbers. Plus, we give our take on the Netflix's 'Scott Pilgrim Takes Off' animated series and the anticipation building around Amazon Prime's 'The Boys' spin-off, 'Gen V.'Tune in for a rollercoaster ride through the entertainment landscape, where secrets are unveiled, strikes are settled, and the future of iconic franchises hangs in the balance.For more news and updates, visit
  • Miyamoto You're Already on Thin Ice

    In this episode of The Rush Hour on 11/16, Strauss Zeknick shares his perspective on game pricing, advocating for a length-based model. He also supports the idea of AI-generated NPC scripts. The Suicide Squad game remains in development, and despite its popularity, the Epic Games store has yet to turn a profit.Exciting news for Zelda fans as Legend of Zelda is set to hit the big screen. The episode also covers the intense showdown between YongYea and the Internet, the decline of The Escapist, and a discussion on the Game Awards nominees. In the gaming industry, WB aims to shift focus towards live service games, signaling a strategic move in their game development approach.