Tuesday
Oct082019

Bullet Heaven #249 - Summer Carnival '92: Alzad**k

Got excited with Summer Carnival '92 up there, dincha? Well we already took a look at Recca, so now it's time for the one with the funny name that no one talks about. How does it stack up?

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Tuesday
Oct082019

Bullet Heaven #248 - Captain Tomaday (DC)

They say Vasara and Vasara 2 are the best games Visco has ever made. We don't know about that, but we can put it to the test, with the Dreamcast release for Captain Tomaday from Joshprod and Pixelheart EU. As yet another Dreamcast port of a Neo-Geo game we've wanted to play for quite some time, how does it stack up?

Get the Dreamcast RGB SCART "God Cable" here!

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Wednesday
Sep252019

PPR 120

ehind all of the larger-than-life voices, brands, streams, and memes, the video game industry is made of people—it seems more folks in high places are forgetting that.

In an effort to deliver better content, at a more consistent pace, we'll be continuing the format we introduced last episode, and it's one that’s going to be different from the one we’ve done for the last ten years. Instead of catching up on all the news and games that have happened between shows before the chosen featured topic, we have decided to release each of these segments as a dedicated episode in their own right, including the featured topic, with a projected weekly schedule in mind—so this week, it’s a featured topic.

One that we felt was important to discuss—the ever-growing toxicity of the game industry in terms of its operation, and the harmful culture that’s been unavoidably seeping from it as a result. Between Jason Schreier’s recent coverage of the work environment of Nicalis behind the scenes, to the Nathalie Lawhead’s harrowing account of her time with Smoking Gun Interactive, and the traumatizing experience of working with Jeremy Soule—the industry has just been so shitty lately…

We share our thoughts and ideas for what kind of solutions that we, as a community, and a force (however humble) in the industry can serve to fight back against the ugliness shown this past months or so in video games. Just a heads up; we get pro-union real quick, and could give a shit less if you disagree, so save that energy for something more productive than a stupid comment yeah? Oh, and also, on a lighter note, if you were hypothetically involved in a tragic accident that mutilated your genitals in attendance to a TV broadcast of a game show, how much of a settlement would the studio need to pay out to you to resolve the whole thing?

This is the question that we leave with you for the nest show…enjoy the show!

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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Wednesday
Sep252019

Bullet Heaven #237 - Power Strike II (Master System)

It's our first-ever Master System shmups review and what better way to go than knocking out what is widely regarded as the best shmup on the system? The Power Strike line is a pretty confusing one in terms of what entries belong to what actual series; The Master System's Power Strike II both is and isn't a true sequel to Power Strike "1", also known as Aleste in Japan. It's also not related to Power Strike II on the Game Gear which IS an Aleste title, called GG Aleste. So just how does this Aleste-alike stack up?

Missed an episode? 
Bullet Heaven 244: Psyvariar Delta
Bullet Heaven 245: Vasara Collection
Bullet Heaven 236: Pacific Wings

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Bullet Heaven Dreamcast STG Chronicle - Legend Lost, Legends Born

The Dreamcast dies an untimely death, but its legend continues even today. Not even death could stop some of the greatest shooting games of all time from debuting on this fantastic system...

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Bullet Heaven #246 - Pacific Wings (Switch)

"Shmuvelware; n. Shoot-em-up Shovelware."

You've seen it all up in your mobile phone marketplaces and now it's available on your Switch. This time for money! So how does Pacific Wings hold up? Is it worth $5 when it's still free on Mobile? And just how *does* it stack up?

Missed an episode? 
Bullet Heaven 243: Tatsujin DLC (Game Tengoku Crusin' Mix Special)
Bullet Heaven 244: Psyvariar Delta
Bullet Heaven 245 - Vasara Collection

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Bullet Heaven #245 - Vasara Collection (PS4/Switch)

Vasara is a game series that has taken a very long time to hit the home scene and Vasara Collection is getting the job done with the two original arcade games available in one package. It even adds a brand new mode to the mix, but we have concerns. So, how does it stack up?

Missed an episode? 
Bullet Heaven 242: Rapid-Fire Revisits Vol.1
Bullet Heaven 243: Tatsujin DLC (Game Tengoku Crusin' Mix Special)
Bullet Heaven 244: Psyvariar Delta

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Bullet Heaven #244 - Psyvariar Delta (Switch)

Psyvariar was a series we never really "got" when playing the Sega Dreamcast version of Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate... but Psyvariar Delta has definitely gotten us up to code. This Switch, PC and PS4 release freshens up the Playstation 2 Psyvariar releases, adds a ton more replay and definitely delivers the goods, but how does it stack up?

Missed an episode? 
Bullet Heaven 241: "_____"
Bullet Heaven 242: Rapid-Fire Revisits Vol.1
Bullet Heaven 243: Tatsujin DLC (Game Tengoku Crusin' Mix Special)

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