The Retrograde Podcast – Twisted Metal
It’s Twisted Metal this week on The Retrograde!
In 2005 it may have seemed reasonable to risk life and limb, climb into a modified car which conveniently embodies everything about your quirky personality, and fight to the death, but can the same be said today?
We also discuss the recent closure of Telltale Games, the potential for a Marvel Videogame Universe after Spiderman, and the upcoming Fallout 76 beta!
When Harrison Ford first introduced the Ford Model T in 1908, his intention was to increase social productivity by virtually shrinking cities, and limiting our reliance on animals such as horses and pretty big dogs to get us from point A to point B.
But Harrison Ford wasn’t only famous for his influence on bringing automobiles to the masses. His vision and dedication to streamlining assembly lines while providing higher than normal wages to the average worker sparked an increased interest and focus on welfare capitalism.
It was a system in which, theoretically, any average worker had the potential to work their way into the upper class and get everything they could ever truly need.
That is, of course, unless the think they truly need isn’t your typical material good.
What if what one truly wants, for example, is a weapon powerful enough to destroy the world? What if it’s life after death? Or what if it’s the embodiment of exactly that which you can never physically own?
Enter Calypso, the mystical leader of underground LA circa 2005: a being so powerful that should you win his famed annual tournament of vehicular combat, he could even secure for you a Ford Model T in a colour other than black.
In 2005 it may have seemed reasonable to risk life and limb, climb into a modified car which conveniently embodies everything about your quirky personality, and fight to the death. But can the same be said today?
Is this Twisted entry into early Playstation lore worth restoring, or would the idea of turning it on today just be… MENTAL?
Find out today when Andrew and Mikey Retrograde: Twisted Metal.