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Rad Show: A Real Bronx Jeer!


what grand hootenanny of a time
Jan 19
// Johnny Luchador
Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen. For I would have mailed you an invitation, but I don't have your address. So please take the following message to heart, and I hope to see you at the unveiling of the new Johnny Luchador on t...
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Rad Show: Speed Run of Plumbers Dont Wear Ties


we're gonna play fast
Jan 12
// Johnny Luchador
The name of the game says it all itself. I'm going to venture into this fabled game, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties. If I remember, this game pretty much is a big Power Point Slideshow with some weird plot and awkward conversations. Tonight, we're gonna play is so fast that we're gonna break some World Records. Who knows, maybe we'll all get lucky.
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Rad Show: Age of Time


It's like playing with lincoln logs.
Jan 05
// Johnny Luchador
So after exploring the empty backstage area of gaming to find something weird for you guys to watch, I found this gem of a game called Age of Time. I mean this is not the normal Lucha game by any means. It's pretty strange. I...
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Rad Show: Japan World Cup 2


What the hell am I playing?
Dec 29
// Johnny Luchador
Rad Show is basically like a night light at Stevie Wonder's house. Tonight's show is going to be pretty stupid. I mean on the level of making Ernest P. Worrell proud of the stupidity that the show will contain. Tonight we're going to play a game that you all love, we've visited the third in the series, and now we're going to step back and give Japan World Cup 2 a whirl.

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Rad Show: Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2


Musccccccccccclllllleeeee Bussstttaaaaahhhh
Dec 15
// Johnny Luchador
When I was a child, I use to collect these small flesh colored rubber men. They were pretty odd, but they were all unique. They were called Muscle Men, and I had an army of them. Then my destructive self decided to let them m...
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Rad Show: Project Zomboid


Mountain Man in a Blouse
Dec 08
// Johnny Luchador
Welcome one and all, to the wildest show of all, the Rad Show. Tonight we're gonna jump into Project Zomboid. Yeah, it's a Zombie Survival game, but it's pretty bad ass. And I only play Bad ass games with shirtless men who occasionally get cold so I put a blouse on them to keep them warm and more manly as we fight to live.
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Rad Show: NBA 2K13 with Space Jam Mod


Come cheer on the Tune Squad
Nov 27
// Johnny Luchador
Ladies and Gents, the Gentlemans Club is away this week so I decided to fill their empty seat. With the Steam Autumn Sale going down on the mean streets of the internet, I decided to throw my money at NBA 2K13 for one reason....
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Rad Show: Setting up for Christmas


I've gotta put up a tree
Nov 24
// Johnny Luchador
It's almost Thanksgiving, so that means I have to get the Christmas Tree down from the attic. Normally I make Mrs. Lucha help, but she's busy so it's up to me to get this task done. Ever see someone stream getting a Christmas Tree out of an attic and then put it up? Well guess what, you get to see it here on Rad Show.
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Rad Show: Lets Break WWE 2K14


Don't you dare touch the Referee
Nov 17
// Johnny Luchador
For those of you who don't know, I love to break games. As a hobby I like to push the boundaries of games and do the unthinkable. Be it Dark Souls where I have 9093093039039024241 hit points or make 15 foot tall basketball pl...
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Get Your Learn On: Putt Putt and Fatty Bear on Rad Show


Go Fish you Stupid Bear
Nov 10
// Johnny Luchador
As this week winds down, I figured that I would take everyone back to when we were young and dumb, so we're playing Educational Games on Rad Show. That's correct, DOS Educational Games. If you don't enjoy purple cars and a energetic bear in overalls, you obviously were birthed by the dark lord. So I bring you Putt Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack!  
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The Flying Plancha of Rad Show Wrestling: WWE 2K14


Let's get creative
Nov 03
// Johnny Luchador
It's that time again for another series of wrestling gaming over at the Rad Show. I recently reviewed WWE 2K14 and haven't put it down yet. So as in Rad Show fashion, we're going to play it, probably break it, and have a blast. It's what we do best.

Review: WWE 2K14

Oct 28 // Johnny Luchador
WWE 2K14 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed])Developer: Yuke'sPublisher: 2K SportsReleased: October 29, 2013MSRP: $59.99 On March 29th 1987, I sat in front of the brightly lit television with my father and his best friend. For weeks I had been hearing of this man who was the "Lord and the Master of the Ring" and how a Dragon had stolen his Elizabeth. The two giants were going to collide in the squared circle in Pontiac, Michigan -- this was Wrestlemania III. When it started, a man dressed in a flamboyant robe with ski goggles and a man dressed as a master of martial arts stood in the center of the ring. The announcers kept saying, "Everything is on the line!" I had absolutely no clue what was going on, but what I witnessed was one of the greatest fights in the history of wrestling. With 19 two counts, and a small package by Ricky the Dragon Steamboat on Macho Man Randy Savage, the crowd erupted, history was made and a new Intercontinental Champion was crowned. That was the moment that hooked me. In WWE 2K14, you can relive that moment, and 44 other amazing groundbreaking moments in wrestling history. Matches such as WWE Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior, Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match, and CM Punk vs. the Undertaker. When I was informed that the Ultimate Warrior was part of the roster, I literally chanted "YES! YES! YES!" jumping around my living room like Daniel Bryan. Then I found out that the main attraction was 30 years of Wrestlemania, I threw my coat jacket on the floor and started "stylin' and profilin'" like Ric Flair. The single-player campaign focus is on five different eras spanning various WrestleMania matches. It starts with "Hulk Hogan Running Wild," "the New Generation," "the Attitude Era," "Ruthless Aggression," and "the WWE Universe Era." An added bonus is "the Streak" where you try to defeat or defend the Undertaker's legendary Wrestlemania streak. The campaign itself is similar to last year's WWE '13. These matches have objectives as bonuses with the primary goal to complete the match. You are rewarded with new Characters, Attires, Arenas, and Titles for finishing everything on the checklist during a bout. Each match includes a back story and videos to build up to the event if you're unfamiliar with what is going on. Within the matches themselves are "Wrestlemania Moments," small quick-time events that play an important role in adding authenticity to each bout. I myself am not a big fan of QTEs, but they are relatively short and do not take away from the action. Matches are commentated by Jim Ross and Jerry "the King" Lawler, using sound clips from the original bouts with very little in the way of noticeable repetition. During my run of 30 Years of Wrestlemania I had no glitches, no noticeable camera problems, and only one instance where my pugilist attempted to defy gravity (putting a ladder in the ring, climbing it, only to jump over another ladder to my opponent lying across the announcer table). Honestly, the whole experience made me feel like a kid again. I haven't been a big fan of Hulk Hogan for years, but as soon as I started playing as him, I was doing the poses and trying to tear my shirt to my wife's disdain. Musical playlists have been added to the series, which allows me to play "Real American" on constant loop -- a major bonus! However, with all the glory I was experiencing, I began to frown that I couldn't put my created wrestler for the past three seasons, the Boglin King, into a solo campaign mode. I can't complain too much because the Universe Mode is back again giving a rich experience of evolving angles between AI and giving you creative direction. You'd be surprised that Italian Spiderman has been feuding with Ted Dibiase for two months without my guidance, and it's impressive how you can let the game control individual storylines, or take full creative direction for yourself. If you're not into the nostalgia, there are plenty of other modes. WWE 2K14 provides every type of match that you would see in the WWE Universe. If you like Tables, Ladders, Chairs (oh my), Triple Threats, Hell in a Cell, Cage, I Quit!, King of the Ring, or just Normal one-on-one bouts, you can plug in superstars or your creations and play to your heart's content. I could sell you on the single-player modes alone, but character creation is always going to be the big draw. Like previous seasons you can create belts, arenas, finishing moves, and entrances, but yet again we're given the ability to create whoever we want as a wrestler. From fat Mega Man to Willem Dafoe, The Man in the Yellow Hat to Captain Crunch, you can create iconic figures and put them in your dream matches. If you're not creative, you may download characters from the online servers and pit them into whatever bouts you can imagine. Last year I had a separate roster of just Destructoid writers and contributors fighting for the coveted Dtoid title. During the time of this review Online was not available. Hopefully it will run smoothly and store our uploaded creations as that was a major problem last season. Now let's go behind the curtain to the gorilla position so I can give you the rundown. The characters in the game look great. There is so much detail that go into each of the superstars' model, and it's a vast improvement from the previous titles. The classic Undertaker actually creeped me out with how accurate he looked. On the other hand, we still have the same knockoff "Lil Naitch" referee. I love Charles Robinson, he's a fantastic official, but seeing how we can change managers, I don't understand why we cannot change the default referee. I'd love to see John Cone or Scott Armstrong keeping the match straight down the middle for a change. The Arenas look wonderful as you're also given the option to create smaller looking venues like the NXT arena, but we still have the same strangely odd crowd. At times I'd almost like to have an empty arena option so I don't have to look at the pudgy man in the Hot Rod! shirt waving his arms around. I wouldn't be too picky about this, but when I see his twin brother four seats down wearing the same shirt, I tend to wish for some improvement on that side. The gameplay is very smooth. I had always had an issue with the Counter System and even the Pin System constantly flustering me, but it is more responsive this go around. The Counter system is still in tact, teaching players that timing is key when going for a reversal listing a "too soon" or "too late" if you button mash. The Pin System is still in play as a slider that you hold the button down and release when you're in the kickout zone. I noticed that this time around you have to actually be in critical before the kickout bar is just a sliver. Of Course, you can always go into the gameplay settings and adjust the sliders to balance things out with the AI if you feel. Some new features are the amazing animations with the "catch" moves. For example, John Cena climbs up to the top turn-buckle while I seem to lay lifeless on the mat as Randy Orton. Cena taunts, only for me to get up as he jumps and catch him with an RKO. Along with this addition are the "lift" moves, where you can throw someone up and catch them with an Attitude Adjustment or other maneuver. While catching can lead to some awkward transition animations, they do little to break the flow of the match and only occur rarely. Sometimes the physics go a bit wild, leading to madly spinning chairs, and the only real effect is that one can't help laughing. If they decided to take out such quirky moments (such as me trying to throw a table on another table and then a chair on top of it only for them to break as I moonsault over them) I would probably be upset. Botched stunts are all part of the fun. WWE 2K14 lets me be creative, it told me a wonderful story of titans colliding, and gave me the gift of being a kid again. 2K Sports really picked the ball up and ran with it. I'm looking forward to the WWE franchise to continue to grow with 2K. With a Roster of 84 Superstars, from Legends to Current, creation modes, and reliving some of the best moments in wrestling history, this game truly is "what's best for business."
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Each and every year since the beginning of the Smackdown series, I return home from a midnight release, lace up the boots, put on my mask, and start my journey to be the greatest superstar to ever step into the ring. Ever...

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The annual Rad Show Halloween Special


Scooby Doo and the gang are not here
Oct 27
// Johnny Luchador
Come one, come all, to the grandest show of them all. I, Johnny Luchador, present to you the Rad Show Halloween Spooktacular Show of Spooky Spooky. At 4pm PST we're going to dig into Michigan - Report From Hell at some point, but the cast tonight is full of Halloween. And by that I mean we'll probably just run around like idiots for 2 hours.
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Mr. Clean can't stop us: Splatterhouse 3 on Rad Show


Blood doesn't come out of shirts easy
Oct 20
// Johnny Luchador
In the spirit of Halloween, we're getting ready for an all out Halloween show with spooky ghosts and well, Splatterhouse 3. I don't know any real ghosts, and I don't have any sort of monsters living under my bed or in my basement. But I do have a fun show planned for you.
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Ever been to Oregon? We're going on Rad Show


buffalos, indians, snakes, and cholera oh MY!
Oct 13
// Johnny Luchador
In Rad Show tradition, we're doing our trip across the states in Oregon Trail. If you've never watched Oregon Trail Lucha cast then you're in for some excitement. We fight Indians, Deer, Broken Arms, and various deaths all in our quest to make it to the magic kingdom. If you're in the Chat, you get chosen to come along. Really, I use your names as members of the wagon party.
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It's Morphin Time! Rad Show plays Power Rangers


Go Green Ranger GO!
Oct 06
// Johnny Luchador
In my quest to bring you the strangest things I can break or play, I dusted off an old CD I found at a Flea Market, I put it in a gaming console thing, and next thing you know Power Rangers were kicking things. Red Ranger, you owe me a new lamp.
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Welcome to the Slam, We're playing Space Jam on Rad Show


Why wasn't Charles Barkley the star?
Sep 29
// Johnny Luchador
You think you know how to ball? Well, you don't. Around my hood, we had a wicker basket and a dodge ball. I learned my skills from the mean streets of Kentucky. So tonight I'm playing Space Jam, one of the best basketball games ever released. You probably missed this PlayStation title because it was sold out everywhere.
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We're wrestling live in WWE '13 - Rad Show: Get There!


It's going to get really weird
Sep 22
// Johnny Luchador
The Hottest Ticket in Town. No, not a ticket to a chocolate factory or that weird ferris wheel you rode back in the 6th grade with that one girl you had the hots for; the ticket straight up to space mountain and back down whe...
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Check out this custom Mr. Destructoid luchador mask


Sep 12
// Johnny Luchador
Hey friends, Kauza here. One of the very, very best things about the Destructoid community is its propensity for creating amazing Destructoid-themed items. Whether it's something like an entire album of music or a Mr. Destruc...

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