Sunday
Jul012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 214 - 1917: The Alien Invasion DX (Switch)

1917: The Alien Invasion was a decent fictional account of WWI humanity versus an invading alien scourge. Now it's back with extra ships, levels and features as 1917: The Alien Invasion DX for the Nintendo Switch and PC... with what could be an inappropriate ESRB rating. What are we talking about? Let's take a closer look.

 

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Saturday
Jun302018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 213 - Quad Fighter K

So you want a shmup for four players in the vein of star soldier and other caravan shmups? Quad Fighter K answers the call, complete with a faux kusoge in tow. So how does this indie Japanese caravan shmup stack up? Let's take a look!

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Saturday
Jun232018

QCF: City of Brass

This review was freelanced by Jon McAnally. You can find more reviews and articles written by hiim over at https://dontfeedthegamers.com/author/jonmcanally/Follow me on the Twitterverse @McAnallyJon

pon first hearing of Uppercut Games’ first-person title, City of Brass, I was intrigued as to what Bioshock veterans could bring to the roguelite genre. Add that to the part of me that is desperately awaiting a new Prince of Persia title, and you can understand why I was pretty excited. After getting my hands on it, I wasn’t disappointed; at least, not completely.

City of Brass heavily pulls from the Arabian Nights stylizations. It’s very apparent even in the title’s logo that this game is set in the dark ages of the Middle East, and brings all the mystical Persian Empire-esque wonder with it. Desert sands, scimitars, magic genies, and booby-trapped treasures litter the title in the best ways possible.

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Saturday
Jun232018

QCF: A Robot Named Fight

hat was once a niche sub-genre that was only romanticized by its rabid cult-following, has now gradually begun to spill into the mainstream of the independent video game scene—Metroidvania games are available on just about every system at this point, to the point where the style is bordering on stagnation.

In an intriguing twist, however, similar to the Nuzlocke challenges that have swept numerous play-throughs of the Pokémon series, the iconic games that pioneered the formula, like Super Metroid, and Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, are now getting modded with the “randomizer” treatment. This modification works to alter the order and location of key upgrades and items in their core game, forcing an entirely new Meta into the gameplay for players to tackle.

One developer by the name of Matt Bittner took notice of the trend, and took it upon himself to push the concept to an entirely different level; developing a Metroidvania adventure that would not only randomize items, upgrades, but the map layout itself, in a manner that’s similar to roguelike dungeon crawler titles. His efforts led to producing an ambitious pixelated tribute to the genre called A Robot Named Fight, releasing for Steam and Nintendo Switch, and while the release does make good on its premise, its execution leaves a lot to be desired.

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Friday
Jun222018

PPR 111

ey everyone! It's chaboi, Toast welcoming you to the latest offering from Press Pause Radio. On this special episode the usual crew of Georgie, Ser, and I discuss the ups and downs of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. So pull up a seat and ponder why all the new games are coming out in February now as we dive in to PPR episode 111!!!

E3 this year was a showcase of the most anticipated titles to release in the coming year as well as some notable surprises. Our humble ensemble will highlight many of these announcements as well as some controversies surrounding inclusion in games as well as compensation of artistic works featured in upcoming titles. We can’t for the life of us understand why there were so many haters out there wer squabbling their hearts out in Internet-land about the lack of new IP’s and surprises this year’s show—why complain about quantity when you’re being promised quality?

And of course our trio of talented temperamental top guns will go off the rails, and talk about Battletoads difficulty and variations of ketchup. I still am firmly against ketchup on eggs and pretty much everything else. Don't put ketchup on other foods man, it's gross. Please and thank you.

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!

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Friday
Jun222018

Mudprints Unboxes: ModMic XLR Power Converter

Antlion Audio already had a good thing going with their excellent ModMic line. How do you make it better? Power it with a 48volt converter on your XLR mixer! Our streams will never be the same! So... what's inside?

https://antlionaudio.com

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Thursday
Jun212018

Mudprints Unboxes: Dimension Drive Limited Edition (PS4)

Eastasiasoft has been making a great effort to produce a number of awesome physical versions to many independent games worldwide, often with lavish collector's editions. In this episode of Mudprints unboxes, we're taking a look at the Dimension Drive Limited Edition from 2Awesome Studio and Eastasiasoft!

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Wednesday
Jun202018

QCF: Flippidy Tap!

here are a slew of time-wasters on the google play store and apple store that captivate their users during those menial moments where they're waiting for an important meeting, slogging through a commune on public transit or generally finding a bit of downtime to relax and poke at their devices' screens for a bit. I, of course, prefer the shmuppy ones, but puzzles are a big deal for me too, and while it may not exactly be Tetris or anything, Flippidy Tap! is a game that ended up being subtly challenging with a bit of hidden tension and a decent premise.

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