Wednesday
Dec062017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 189 - Xenoraid

Another Switch shoot-em-up? How is this even happening?! The Switch is really cementing itself as an indie shmup haven to be reckoned with and 10Tons' Xenoraid is looking for some street cred. How does it stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Dec062017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 188 - Jet Buster

In episode 152, we took a look at Zenodyne R by Team Grybanser Fox. Their latest, Jet Buster takes feedback from Zenodyne to craft a much more approachable game that sets itself apart from Team Grybanser Fox's other games by way of an Antrho character set. How does it stack up? Let's take a look.

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Wednesday
Dec062017

Bullet Heaven 187 - Earth Atlantis

The Switch has yet another shoot em up! This time, it's the underwater themed, post-apocalyptic, Metroidvania-infused Earth Atlantis! How does this "Shmuproidvania" stack up??

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Friday
Nov032017

PPR Presents Extra Life 2017: Sonic Mania & more!

t’s that time of year again, and as we gradually approach the holidays, it’s important to remember that this season isn’t easy for everyone, especially children with health issues. So, with that said, Press Pause Radio is proud to be part of the annual Extra Life charity event for 2017.
We’re on a mission to lend our voices and minds to help the children in this year’s Extra Life Charity, and we need you. By tuning in, and watching us stream a hhuge selection of Sonic games. Sonic The Hedgehog 1-3, Sonic & Knuckles plugged into every other add-on you can think of, Sonic Classic Heroes, and finally, Sonic Mania. 
George will be playing all og these games and few other classic Hedgehog titles, for 24 hours straight. We humbly ask for your donation towards the Children's Hospital of Central California.The goal this year is at least $500.00 by the end of the stream, help him get there!
On November 4th, 2017, Press Pause Radio will be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's!
So here’s how you can help. Watch the stream here or on our Twitch page, and then visit us here on Extra Life and donate anything you can for the kids—your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids, so help us get there folks. The more you donate, the more leverage you get for any stupid, dumb, (but reasonable) you might have for George to do, say, or play, in any of the games he's playing, for 24 hours. Again, any help that you’re willing to donate is greatly appreciated, and will all go to a great cause! Thank you, get started on donating and catch us here on Nov. 4th!

 

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Tuesday
Oct312017

Bullet Heaven, Episode 186 - Cuphead

Bullet Heaven is back for Series 9!! In an episode responsible for the most footage we've ever captured from a single PC game - over six and a half hours! - Cuphead gets its time to shine on Bullet Heaven! How hard is it? Is it fun? Should you just skip the review and buy it already? Well, maybe not the last one, but how does it stack up? Let's take a look!

 

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Tuesday
Oct312017

Muprints Unboxes FHR: Powerbase Mini FM

Many Sega Master System games released in the west have a cool hidden feature within them: FM Sound! But how do you unlock the potential in supported games? With none other than the Powerbase Mini FM from DB Electronics and Stone Age Gamer! How does it stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Bullet Heaven Episode 185 - Super Hydorah

ocomalito is a name that nobody with a PC shouldn't know. We took a look at the insanely good Garoudan a while back in our first and only "Quickshot" EX review, but now it's time to take a look at Hydorah... Super Hydorah, to be precise! As a juiced up version of the original, how does Super Hydorah stack up?

 

Like what you saw? Get Super Hydorah on Steam or Xbox One!

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Wednesday
Oct112017

A Nintendo 64 Classic Would Actually Be a Terrible Idea

intendo's Classics line has been nothing short of a success, even if that success only means that the limited stock that was initially released - and in some cases, already replenished with fresh units - have been quickly and completely sold out. At the very least, people are keenly and acutely aware of the SNES Classic and its infamously-under-produced-and-forthcoming-again predecessor, the NES Classic. However, people are already looking forward to theoretical successors, and the Nintendo 64 seems ripe for the Classics line treatment. After all, the N64 had a healthy fan-base and some notable games, but are these qualities really enough for it to actually make for a good “Classics” machine?

Well, no, not especially and there are quite a few factors that support this.

First, let's discuss the Nintendo 64 itself. The Nintendo 64 was launched in North America in 1996 to a voracious crowd that decimated its supply in the kind of way you'd expect of a Nintendo's launch; seemingly under-produced, rarely restocked... you know the drill. The system itself had four controller ports built in, relied on cartridges (with a woefully small capacity compared to CD ROMs) and other features like analogue controllers, expandable bits that increased the system's power and, of course, a decent selection of strong first party games over the course of its lifetime. So, all of the ingredients that would make a great classic mini system right—still no, and not all the nostalgia in the world could prove otherwise.

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