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The Howling Hours - Are Night Creatures Tops or Bottoms?
Welcome to "The Howling Hour," the spookiest podcast in Chicago! Your hosts, Matt Meltdown and Anthony Thee Supavillain, are here to take you on a hair-raising journey through the world of horror, from movies and games to the darkest corners of pop culture. The intro features music from the Princess of Halloween, Baby Storme, with her latest single "Sunglasses at Night" from her debut EP "Halloween Forever," and the outro showcases the latest single "Ghouls Ghouls Ghouls" from pop sensation Madison Rose.
In this special 2023 episode, we've got a spine-chilling lineup that'll send shivers down your spine:
🎃 "The Scariest Movies of All Time List According to Science" - Unearth the scientific secrets behind what truly terrifies us on the big screen.
🎮 "Resident Evil 4R Named Best Horror Game by IGN" - Get your dose of survival horror gaming as we dive into the latest accolades for this iconic franchise.
👻 "Shelved AHS Season Starring Angelica Ross / Emma Roberts Transphobic on Set of AHS 1984" - We'll discuss the controversies and backstage secrets of this legendary horror series.
🦇 "Castlevania Nocturne Season 1 Discussion - Racist Fans Say This Season Is Too Woke" - Sink your teeth into the world of Castlevania and the hot-button issues surrounding it.
👺 "Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Discussion" - For our anime lovers, we'll dissect the latest season of Jujutsu Kaisen.
🌑 "Black Horror - Is the Genre Defined Yet?" - Join us for a deep dive into the evolving world of black horror and its significance in today's culture.
🎵 "The Best Songs for a Halloween Playlist" - We've got your spooky soundtrack covered with the best tunes for your Halloween party.
🎥 "The Best Horror Film of 2023?" - And, of course, the grand finale – our take on the best horror film of the year.
So grab your popcorn, lock the doors, and join us for a howling good time as we explore all things scary and thrilling. "The Howling Hour" is your portal to the heart-pounding, bone-chilling, and hair-raising world of horror!
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The Runback: Hiding Drugs in your Xbox?01:53:04A 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 Edition01:15:28Get 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.https://rushdownradio.net
Hollywrapped 202302:06:16In 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 Wrapped01:30:26Join 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!https://rushdownradio.net
Hollywolves: Fo Shiz Fo Shiz, Waddup Ganondorf!02:00:00In 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 https://rushdownradio.net
Miyamoto You're Already on Thin Ice01:49:43In 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.
FGC-ism: Does Geoff Keighley even play Fighting Games?01:08:56In the latest episode of FGCism on 11/16/2023, SonicFox announces their free agency, while Aslan Ash takes the spotlight as the Tekken 8 Showcase Winner with two consecutive tournament victories in Malaysia and Thailand. Omni-Man makes an unexpected entrance into MK1, and Tekken 8 unveils its final characters, Victor Chevalier and Reina.Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising gets a second chance, and the UNI2 Beta kicks off tonight, showcasing new characters Kaguya and Tsurugi. Meanwhile, Nintendo's new tournament guidelines raise concerns about the future of the Smash scene, and Rivals 2 launches a Kickstarter campaign. Nicktoon All Stars 2 receives positive reviews upon arrival.The Game Awards 2023 nominees for Best Fighting Game include God of Rock, Mortal Kombat 1, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, Pocket Bravery, and Street Fighter 6.
FGCism - I'm Not Just Some Tiddy Connoisseur01:16:01Welcome to FGC-ism, your ultimate source for everything fighting game community related! In this episode, we kick things off by taking a nostalgic trip back in time to celebrate the release day of the iconic Mortal Kombat 1. We'll also dissect the AKI gameplay trailer that's been causing a buzz in the community for Street Fighter 6 and dive into the thrilling Kaguya trailer for UNI2, Brawler trailer for DNF Duel, and Grimnir trailer for Granblue Fantasy Vs Rising, giving you the lowdown on these exciting developments. But that's not all - we'll discuss the highly anticipated Season 3 of Guilty Gear Strive, the latest addition of Mortal Kombat 1 and Street Fighter 6 to CEOTaku, and examine the contrasting landscape of FGC eSports expansion and the struggles of grassroots events. Plus, we'll address the hot topic of questionable input reading in SF6.