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3:00 PM on 04.16.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 86 tonight: Commodore 64

Finally, right? We know many of you have been waiting for a Commodore 64 episode, so tonight's your night. I could pretend I know what I'm talking about and go on about floppy discs and keyboards, but I never had one of these...

Topher Cantler

3:00 PM on 04.09.2009

RetroforceGO! not recording this week: sadness, pandas, etc

Kids, come over here for a minute and have a seat. No, not on the radiator, you'll ruin your ass. Over here. Listen. There comes a time when mommies and daddies all have plans during the same week and can't record. It's just ...

Topher Cantler

1:00 PM on 04.03.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 85: Listener questions

Happy Friday, listeners! This week was another of our listener questions episodes, which is our favorite thing to do. Mostly because it's easy. In keeping with that spirit of laziness, I'm not going to write anything else her...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 04.02.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 85 tonight: Listener questions

It's that time again. The day has come when you, the listener, decide what this week's show is about. Not because we relinquish control, but because we agree to spend the entire episode discussing nothing but your questions. ...

Topher Cantler





3:20 PM on 03.27.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 84: Puzzle games

Happy Friday, listeners! This week we sat in a circle and recorded our Puzzle Game addicts’ support group session. I don’t think anyone came out of it any less hooked on block dropping, but we sure had fun talking...

Topher Cantler

1:00 PM on 03.26.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 84 tonight: Puzzle games

Back in 1985, a guy by the name of Alexey Pajitnov designed a game called Tetris. In years following, it's spawned countless clones, variations and altogether new games, perhaps most notably the upcoming smash hit Wii Ware ti...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 03.20.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 83: Metal Slug

Happy Friday, listeners! This week we talked about Metal Slug, which you should go play right now. Er ... well, right after you listen to this: The RetroforceGIVE! charity auction is live! Dale North's jamRocket LoungerEnemy...

Topher Cantler

1:00 PM on 03.19.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 83 tonight: Metal Slug

We touched on it briefly during the course of our Neo Geo episode, but come on. It's Metal Slug. You can't touch on it briefly. So we're doing a whole episode about it. Partly because it's one of my favorite games ever, but m...

Topher Cantler

2:30 PM on 03.12.2009

RetroforceGO! not recording this week, don't tell Chad on us

Okay, so here's the thing, see. Chad, Dyson and Colette are partying it up in Miami for the Dtoid 3-year anniversary, and have left Stella and me behind because they don't love us. That would be okay, except that Chad left hi...

Topher Cantler

1:20 PM on 03.06.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 82: The NES

Happy Friday, listeners! And happy birthday to Phist, who probably doesn't listen to the show anymore, but I'll say it anyway. This week's show is about the Nintendo Entertainment System, and it's about time. Highlights inclu...

Topher Cantler

2:50 PM on 03.05.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 82 tonight: The NES (yes, really)

"LOL HAY but isn't every week the NES episode, har har?" You shut up and go back to your seat before I start throwing erasers, smart guy. Yes, this week's show is about the Nintendo Entertainment System. How have we...

Topher Cantler

2:40 PM on 02.27.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 81: The Ocarina of Time

Happy Friday, listeners! This week, we hummed a lot and made some funny noises that may or may not have to do with The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. We also talked about some things, such as: Hyrule Field: My God it'...

Topher Cantler

12:40 PM on 02.26.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 81 tonight: Retro Limbo #3: The Ocarina of Time

You may have noticed that we missed our usual slot for a Retro Limbo episode last week in order to celebrate the pristine glory of the Street Fighter franchise. Let's pretend this week's show number is an even ten and we'll g...

Topher Cantler

12:00 PM on 02.20.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 80: Hell yeah Street Fighter

Happy Friday, Listeners! If you've had enough of Justin Timberlake the SFIV theme, we've got something else for you to listen to for a while. This week's show celebrates the greatness of Street Fighter in general, and highlig...

Topher Cantler

12:00 PM on 02.19.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 80 tonight: Motherf*cking Street Fighter

Hey kids! Did you get Street Fighter IV yet? Did ya, huh? Isn't it magnificent? Isn't it the greatest thing to happen to mankind in eight years? The answer is yes, and we will hear no arguments on the matter. Street Fighter i...

Topher Cantler





12:20 PM on 02.13.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 79: Unrequited love in retro games

Happy Friday, listeners! Tomorrow is Valentine's day, so we thought we'd talk a little about unrequited love in retro games. Heaven knows we all understand what it feels like. Highlights: Valentine's Day is stupid.Do I hear ...

Topher Cantler

11:40 AM on 02.12.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 79 tonight: Unrequited love in retro games

Happy Valentine's Day, listeners. We don't know each other very well, but um ... I wanted to ask you something. Will you be my friend? Just pretending is fine, too. We wouldn't have to see each other every day or anything. Yo...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 02.04.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 78: Classic gaming magazines

Happy Frid ... er, Wednesday, listeners! We recorded a little early this week because I'm going to be at New York Comic Con this weekend. If you're there too, come by and say hello. If you're not, enjoy this early episode, hi...

Topher Cantler

4:20 PM on 02.03.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 78 tonight: Classic gaming magazines

Before there was an internet, there was print journalism. There still is, but if advertisers and moneyholders have their way, that might not be true for much longer. If you grew up when we did, there's a good chance you spent...

Topher Cantler

1:21 PM on 01.30.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 77: We heart Capcom

Happy Friday, listeners! This week, we talked about one of our favorite things in the whole world: Capcom. Capsule Computers (yup, that's what it's short for) made many of our favorite games ever, and this episode is a fapfes...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 01.29.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 77 tonight: We heart Capcom

We heart Capcom. A lot. Chances are you do, too. Tonight we'll be discussing just how awesome Capcom was, and still is. They're responsible for many of our favorite games, and some of those were Disney games. Which means ther...

Topher Cantler

4:00 PM on 01.26.2009

REMINDER: RetroforceGIVE! donations end this week!

You are all generous, kind-hearted, amazing people. Oh, wait, did I mention handsome? You are all generous, kind-hearted, amazing, handsome people.We started donations for the RetroforceGIVE! Mega Drive a few weeks ago (spons...

Chad Concelmo

3:00 PM on 01.23.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 76: Ninja Gaiden with Conrad Zimmerman

Happy Friday, listeners! This week, we discussed ninjas. And Ninja Gaiden.  And evil birds who knock you back much further than a bird should have the power to do, and cause you to stick to the inside wall of a pit. Bird...

Topher Cantler

3:20 PM on 01.22.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 76 tonight: Ninja Gaiden with Conrad Zimmerman

It's about time we got to Ninja Gaiden, and it's also about time we got the author of RetRose Tinted on the show, Conrad Zimmerman. Tonight, Mr. Zimmerman and his hat join us to discuss the Hayabusa clan, fire wheels, and nin...

Topher Cantler

1:01 PM on 01.16.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 75: Listener questions

Happy Friday, listeners! This week, we ventured into the realm of madness again with our listener questions episode. This draws to a close the weeks-long trend of abstract topics for us, and next week we'll be back to some ac...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 01.15.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 75 tonight: Listener questions

IT IS TIME. Come forth, dear listeners, and lay your questions upon the anvil of Retro, that we may forge them into implements of MAYHEM. Bring us your queries, your ponderings, your thirst for knowledge, that we may begin to...

Topher Cantler





12:31 PM on 01.09.2009

RetroforceGO! Episode 74: Great retro boss battles

Happy friday, listeners! This week, we talked smack about some of our favorite and least favorite retro bosses.  As per usual, we also talked about lots of other stuff that has nothing to do with anything. Highlights inc...

Topher Cantler

2:00 PM on 01.08.2009

RetroforceGO! records episode 74 tonight: Greatest retro boss battles

We now return you to your regularly scheduled awesome. RetroforceGO! is back in its normal time slot, (right after Family Matters), and we're all set to take on the final boss. While we're at it, we may as well take on all th...

Topher Cantler

3:00 PM on 01.06.2009

Help the future gamers of the world with the RetroforceGIVE! Mega Drive

Instead of calling your family more or trying to lose weight, why don’t you start off 2009 with a resolution that really matters? Giving to children! Best retro podcast ever RetroforceGO! is teaming up with Child’...

Chad Concelmo

12:30 PM on 12.31.2008

RetroforceGO! episode 73: Year-end List Mania

Happy New Year, listeners! To send 2008 out the door, we packed the last episode of the year full of longness. No, seriously, the show is long. Highlights include: Chad does an amazing Dyson impressionDyson does an even bette...

Topher Cantler

1:45 PM on 12.30.2008

RetroforceGO! records episode 73 tonight: Year in review, Retrolutions, Lists!

Ah, the new year. It's almost upon us, and we're ready to kick 2008 in the nuts and throw it sobbing into the cold, rainy streets, where all its stuff will get wet. GTFO. 2009 is moving into your room and we're giving it your...

Topher Cantler

11:35 AM on 12.24.2008

RetroforceGO! episode 72: Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays, listeners! Hopefully we got this episode out to you before you left for Mom's house or drank yourself into a lonely stupor, whatever it is you do at this time of year. This week, we recorded our second annual ...

Topher Cantler

1:40 PM on 12.23.2008

RetroforceGO! records episode 72 tonight: 2nd annual Christmas special

Merry Christmas, listeners! For your gift, allow me to present to you this picture of our own Anthony Burch and Ashley Davis. Yes, that's really him. This seems to be the popular thing to do, so maybe we'll all join in next y...

Topher Cantler

2:28 PM on 12.19.2008

RetroforceGO! episode 71: NiGHTS

Happy Friday, listeners! This week we remember NiGHTS, the Saturn classic that might be the only Saturn game some of you ever played.Highlights: Chad is gangstaChristmas in West VirginiaGames played: Cho Aniki, Big Kahuna Pa...

Topher Cantler

3:05 PM on 12.18.2008

RetroforceGO! records episode 71 tonight: NiGHTS

"But zomuhgawd, that's not so retro!" Stuff it, grumpy. NiGHTS: Into Dreams was an awesome Saturn title, and one of the only games out there to have gotten its own Christmas special. In preparation for our own Chris...

Topher Cantler

12:18 PM on 12.12.2008

RetroforceGO! episode 70: The modern RPG (Retro Limbo #2)

Happy Friday, listeners! We missed you guys last week, and we're back with a new episode for you. This time we yacked it up about the modern RPG and how the games of the mid-90's turned the genre into what it is today, for be...

Topher Cantler

3:54 PM on 12.11.2008

RetroforceGO! records episode 70 tonight: Modern RPGs (Retro Limbo #2)

RPGs sure have changed since the days of battery-equipped NES cartridges. But at the same time, they haven't changed a bit, have they? Tonight, we take a look back at the evolution (or lack thereof) of this genre over the pas...

Topher Cantler





3:14 PM on 12.04.2008

No RetroforceGO! this week: We all have SARS

Sorry kids, but we won't be recording this week, due to the fact that 3/4 of the cast is bedridden with some alien flu. Or Tuberculosis. Or something. We'd like to, but it doesn't exactly make for quality podcasting if we're ...

Topher Cantler

2:42 PM on 11.26.2008

RetroforceGO! episode 69: Retrofeast II

Happy Friday, lis ... oh. Dammit. Well, it might not be Friday yet, but it's almost Thanksgiving, and that's even better. Eating until you're comatose, and then a three-day weekend to spend gaming. Or, if you're crazy, shoppi...

Topher Cantler

4:14 PM on 11.25.2008

RetroforceGO! records episode 69 tonight: Retrofeast II

Thanksgiving is just about here, and with it comes another Retrofeast; a time to gather around the virtual dinnertable and give thanks for all the old-school blessings that have been bestowed upon us over the last year. This ...

Topher Cantler