Space Suplex #52: Worlds Collide

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Space Suplex podcast episode 52 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and articles:
* WWE Star Being Accused Of Stolen Valor
* 10 Best Matches Of Diamond Dallas Page’s Career
* Chris Benoit’s Son Opens Up About His Father’s Death
* Tessa Blanchard Releases Statement About Recent Allegations, Denies Using Racial Slur
* Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson out of WWE
* NXT Worlds Collide 2020
* Royal Rumble 2020
* NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo (2020) [Day 1]
* NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo (2020) [Day 2]

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Hart & Usagi #98: The Back Button Overlords

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In episode 98 we welcome Steve back to the show and chat about Joe Biden’s out-of-touch Jack Thompson video game arguments, M2’s plan for the whole Toaplan gaming library, how Steve couldn’t ever get into the classic Resident Evil and Devil May Cry games, plus more.

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TOPICS:
* M2 to release nearly every Toaplan game for console starting 2020 in Japan
* Bayonetta and Vanquish anniversary bundle is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next year
* Resident Evil 3 Remake officially announced, watch the first trailer
* Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s best-looking and most striking console design yet
* Street Fighter V: Champion Edition adds Seth; Gill available now
* DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment announced
* DOOM and DOOM II updated with add-ons, 60 frames per second support, more; PC version released
* Shopping at GameStop is miserable
* Devil May Cry 3 for Nintendo Switch to include new Seamless Style feature
* Joe Biden calls Silicon Valley game developers “little creeps” who make games that “teach you how to kill”
* Loot boxes push kids into gambling, says NHS mental health director

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Space Suplex #51: Wrestle Kingdom 14

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Space Suplex podcast episode 51 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and articles:
* NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 [Day 1]
* NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 [Day 2]
* NJPW New Year Dash!! (2020)
* 10 Most Desperate Things Vince McMahon Did To Draw Ratings
* Scott Steiner’s Witty Response The One Time WWE Asked Him To Take A Drug Test
* 5 Ways WWE Was Better In 2019 Than 2009 (& 5 Ways It was Better A Decade Ago)
* Eric Bischoff Doesn’t Regret His Over-Reliance On the nWo

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Now Playing: December 2019

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The previous three months has been a trying time to find a game I can get into. I succeeded, but the percentage was low. The racing games of Hydro Thunder (PS), Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2), and Flatout 2 (PS2) were more of the usual rubber-banding AI opponents that can make for a frustrating experience.

Flatout 2 had the worst of this issue, but the most annoying problem was the destructible track elements that got in the way on later laps once they were destroyed the debris was laying about. Burnout 2’s deal was solely the issue of the AI being perfect. I was having fun even when not winning, but once a certain mountain area track was what I was currently racing there seemed to be no way to progress regardless of the car I selected. Arcade racer Hydro Thunder was fun, but the bare bones presentation and odd decision to lock tracks behind a currency earning progression system was where I fell off of this one.

I then went to portable side of gaming with my DS Lite and PSP. I was hankering for some Puzzle Quest, but Puzzle Quest: Galactrix was too much of a departure of what made the first game so enjoyable. On top of that they added timed puzzle to complete. This is not what I call a fun Puzzle Quest experience. It was an immediate turn this game off moment.

I had the sequel on hand so I inserted the cartridge for Puzzle Quest 2. It was much more of the traditional fun game with additions that are much more welcome. There isn’t any timed puzzled, thankfully. I didn’t complete the game, but at least I had gotten my fill of Puzzle Quest in a more satisfying way.

Medal of Honor Heroes 2 was a first person shooter, as one would expect, but it’s on the PSP. Because of this everything hinges on how good the controls are. They’re…decent. It’s not a quick reflexes style of the recent Call of Duty titles on home consoles. It’s quite plodding to be very honest. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does mainly suffer from AI that can aim accurately. This is bad when you’re under a time limit to get out of a base that’s going to explode! This is precisely the scenario I was in when I hung this game’s boots up and moved on.

The game I moved onto was a 2019 released game, if you can believe it. It was The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors. Not a new game in practice since the original version was from 1994 on the Super Nintendo. I love the original and this is definitely a worthy improvement. I’m not fond of the two new characters or that you can’t grab and throw the level 1 boss, but otherwise it’s excellent. The game didn’t need a two-player mode, but it’s done well enough with both players sharing the life and blaster (battery in the new version) meters.

Finally, I not only bought The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors in the last month or so, but I was also given Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night by Usagi704 for Xmas. My total new games for the year of 2019 is a big ol’ seven.

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Space Suplex #50: WarGames III

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Space Suplex podcast episode 50 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and news:
* POST NEWS UPDATE: ACH No Longer Under Contract With WWE, Announced For Several Independent Shows
* Oney Lorcan Takes Shot At Triple H For Calling Out Disgruntled Superstars
* WWE Introduces Gorgeous New Title On SmackDown
* Jim Cornette addresses his remark on ‘Power’ and NWA departure
* Corey Graves Issues Apology To Mauro Ranallo During WWE’s ‘After The Bell’ Podcast
* Tomasso Ciampa Will Retire If WWE Moves Him To Raw Or SmackDown
* Former WWE And Original NXT Star Joining NWA Broadcast Team
* WWE releases Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension
* NXT TakeOver: WarGames (2019)
* Every WWE Match Dave Meltzer Gave 5 Stars, Ranked
* Every Bret Hart WrestleMania Match, Ranked

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Hart & Usagi #97: Corsi Takes Leave

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In episode 97 we chat about Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Google Stadia reviews, best 50 games of this decade, and more.

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TOPICS:
* Sony Interactive Entertainment Global Second Party Games head Gio Corsi leaves PlayStation
* “A liar and a bully”: Blizzard’s company values no longer matter to protesting fans
* Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Just Threw in His Support for Blitzchung
* Blizzard president clarifies decision to ban Hearthstone player and two casters over Hong Kong controversy
* Street Fighter V: Champion Edition announced alongside DLC character Gill
* Leaked PlayStation 5 dev kit photo hits the internet
* Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack coming to North America
* Google Stadia reviews round-up, all the scores
* The best video games of the decade – the top 50 games from 2010-2020, ranked

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Space Suplex #49: Full Gear

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Space Suplex podcast episode 49 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and news:
* NJPW Power Struggle -Super Jr. Tag League 2019-
* NJPW New Japan Showdown in San Jose
* AEW Full Gear
* Former WWE Announcer Says He Knows Why WWE Was Really Stuck In Saudi
* WWE Talent Reportedly Upset With Vince McMahon For “Deserting” Them In Saudi Arabia
* WWE expands partnership with Saudi General Entertainment Authority
* Chris Jericho Returns To New Japan, Will Take On Tanahashi At Wrestle Kingdom
* The 10 Best NXT Tag Team Champions, Ranked
* ACH says he quit WWE/NXT, considers Jordan Myles to be a slave name
* 10 Weirdest Pieces Of Merchandise In WCW History
* POLLOCK’S NEWS UPDATE: AEW holding ‘Bash at the Beach’ in January

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