Wednesday
Mar222017

QCF: Owlboy

he concept of “living to fight another day” has always been a strange perspective, and easily one of the most endearing when it comes to the human condition, and this underdog theme has only resonated with me more and more as I got older—it never stopped being so captivating to me.

As much as I want to believe that I identify with that try-hard sentiment though, the reality is that I would immediately weigh in on the option of cutting my losses before I ever considered staying and finishing what may end up being a losing fight. I kick myself every time I stray towards the mindset, but the realist in me can’t help but eek out some semblance of control over which hill I choose to die on, and which I don’t. It’s this weird struggle to describe, and one that I’ve never really seen explored in great detail within most narratives we consume in modern day media.

That is, until I booted up D-Pad Studio’s Owl Boy; a game starring an introverted hero who’s only wish is to do what he thinks is right in spite of his personal flaws, and the flaws of everyone else around him for that matter. Hidden in this surprisingly charming platformer is a tale that’s deceptively rich with character and heart like none that I’ve seen in quite some time.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

QCF: Batman: A Telltale Series Episode 3: A New World Order

fter two roller-coaster paced episodes in, the story of the Dark Knight fight against the Children of Arkham finally begins to hit familiar territory for the character, and how Telltale handles that is certainly, interesting; Episode 3 starts to hit the kind of story beats you’d expect out of Batman, but the shakeups are beginning to stumble a bit.

Bruce Wayne’s more prominent role in the story has definitely made the premise of Telltale’s spin on Batman more intriguing, but Episode 3 of the series works to unfold the unyielding glamour of the hero into something more human than normally associated with the figure that is Batman; it’s a little jarring, but nonetheless, still interesting.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

QCF: Skylanders Imaginators

t some point, I think we all knew that this “Toys to life craze” was going to hit its peak much like the way Guitar Hero did around the sixth of seventh iteration—as much as we all want to deny it, we knew.

Skylanders Imaginators is a testament to that; a sequel that that promises an ambitious premise, and fails to deliver on anything more than just another Skylanders game, and that’s when the game doesn’t return to some gross old habits the series worked hard to break either.

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Thursday
Mar092017

PPR 102

ver hear the saying when you were young that it’s no fun to stay in the same place for too long because there’s a whole world out there waiting for you? Especially when you were told to go outside more, and to play video games? Funny to think back on that now that the last few generations of games have been able to give that same sort of rush all from within the comfort of your own home.

And even then it isn’t always comforting when we have to spend the next 10 real world minutes to get to some dumb vantage point.

This week on Press Pause Radio, we’ve finally gotten the opportunity to embark on the next instalment in The Legend of Zelda series, and the experience has been nothing short of magical. It got us thinking about the current climate of the open-world genre in gaming, and how much more we’re seeing them in the current wave of software.

We also talk about Lego Dimensions, Dollar stores, Horizon Zero Dawn, CW’s Riverdale, Destiny, Mass Effect 3, Night In the Woods, Super Bomberman R, our impressions of the Nintendo Switch and more—nothing short of being a packed episode from us per usual!

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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Monday
Feb272017

Crate Dae! #022 - No Dae No Life (NMNL Debut Crate) 

Hi Hi Everyone! It's Crate Dae again! We got a NEW crate debuting from Tokyo Treat: NMNL (No Make No Life)!! It's Beauty products again so what could be inside??

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Monday
Feb272017

Crate Dae! #021 - Hugely Mega Surprise (Candy San Holiday Pack)

Hi Hi Everyone! It's Crate Dae again! We got a box full of goodies from Candysan! What's inside?

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Monday
Feb272017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 166 - Dariusburst CS Capcom DLC

Can you believe it?? Dariusburst EVEN MORE DLC! In wave five, we take a look at three new ships and new stages based on - get this - Capcom shooters! We totally called this! How does it stack up?

 

Dariusburst CS | Taito DLC | Sega DLCCAVE DLC8ing DLC  

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Friday
Feb172017

Modmic 5 Hardware Review

 

ast year, we took a look at Antlion Audio's Modmic 4, a super slick add-on that turns any existing pair of headphones that someone may have (and love) into a fantastic sounding gaming headset. The concept is super simple; You might have a great set of headphones that offer unparallelled sound clarity and you want that same output paired with an awesome mic for gaming.

A lot of gaming headsets have decent mics, but suffer in the sound department, especially for under $200.00... something that sounds implausible but happens more often that you'd think. That's where the Modmic comes in; simply stick the Modmic to your headphones with the included magnetic bracket and cord management clasps and you're good to go! We were impressed with the Modmic 4 given its low price-point and came away very satisfied with its sound quality, ease of use and flexibility.

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