Thursday
Oct022014

PPR Presents Play Play: Mario Clash

yestrain be damned, the PPR crew decide to take the leap against Al’s advice, (or any other sane person for that matter), back in the crimson long-stare of the Nintendo Virtual Boy.

So what sort of disappointment have we signed up for this time around? Mario Clash—an enhanced, stereoscopic take on the original Mario Bros, and a side of JR Tolkien flavored nightmare fuel for good measure.

The cast on tap is humorously diverse on the title; Ser has fond memories, George thinks it’s a pile of hot trash, and Gil ended up suffering an existential crisis from the whole thing all together—what a Play Play right!?

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!

Wednesday
Oct012014

Bullet Heaven EX-12 - Raiden III Revisited

n episode 35 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took an in-depth look at Raiden III for the Playstation 2 and it ended up getting a bit of lashing. Just how well does it fare on PC?

 

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Tuesday
Sep302014

QCF: Five Nights at Freddy's

n the vein of Stephen King’s It or Chucky, Five Nights at Freddy’s takes on one of the creepiest characters from our collective childhood ­ the animatronic robots dressed as cuddly stuffed animals that perform at amusement parks and fun centers. Their dead eyes and jerky movements place them firmly in the Uncanny Valley ­ a bit too life­like for comfort. Why did these things exist?

Whoever thought they were appropriate for children? Even as a little girl I remember shrinking away whenever they “looked” at me (also, people who dress up as statues). These robots are creepy as hell, making them the perfect villains for this atmospheric nightmare game.

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Tuesday
Sep302014

PPR Presents Play Play: Pokémon Type Wild

intendo and Bandai Namco dropped a pretty loud bombshell of a reveal last month with the announcement of a collaborative development of a Pokémon spin-off that’ll be styled in the vein of a Tekken fighter.

I mean, it’s one of the experiments that Pokémanics have all been waiting for aside from the boisterous demand for an MMO of the license right? Well…

Some really talented folks who already have experience with working on the property have taken it upon themselves to release fan-produced freeware title that endorses all of the proud tradition and convention of 2D fighters—Pokémon Type Wild.

A handful of us here at PPR give this quirky take on the brand a spin, and share some opinion on why it may have already outdone whatever fighting game that the official folks are cooking up.

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!

Tuesday
Sep302014

PPR Presents Play Play: Legend of Princess

ow that Nintendo has embraced the idea of Link and the gang getting fierce and brutal with Hyrule Warriors, we figure we would drum up another action-heavy approach to the Zelda-cannon; that’s ironically not recognized as cannon because it’s a fan game—a super sweet fan game.

Join Ser, Gil, and Georgie as they guide the inconspicuously salmon pink haired antagonist through labyrinthine death-traps and colorfully bat-shit nonsense that can’t help but scream Z-E-L-D-A from the top of its figurative lungs in Legend of Princess.

This is a freeware title too, join in on the fun right here!

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!

Monday
Sep292014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 111 - Revolver360 Re:Actor

t's the final finale for Series 5 of Bullet Heaven HD! In this episode, we check out the extra-dimensional, brain-taxing Revolver 360 Re:Actor for PC! As a sequel to the XBLIG original, how does it stack up??!

Tuesday
Sep232014

Defusing Gamergate: From one Soapbox to another

isten, I honestly want to save a lot about what I have to say about #Gamergate in our upcoming podcast, but for now; I'd like to shoot on one particular video, and use it as a launching point for some of my opinions.

I don’t want to say too much as to not take away from our upcoming show, but I’ll spoil this much; I’m not advocate of Gamergate, in the slightest. So far, all I’ve I’ve seen is a poorly veiled push to justify harassment of my colleagues and peers of whom I respect, and aspire towards in the field of games journalism.

I'm going to try really hard not to get mean, and this piece is meant to support one side of an argument, so yeah, it is meant to be defensive, but that doesn’t mean that I’m blind to any of the good points from Gamergate.

I just hate that they’re being used as nothing more than strawmen to substantiate bull shit harassment.

To be honest though, all of it is just the march of straw men; crass and nebulous, semantics that Gamergate wants to supply in order to validate the existence of their campaign.

So without further ado, here's the video, watch it, soak it in, and then get ready for a whole bunch of words and shit, because I’ll be coming to this party stocked.

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Sunday
Sep212014

QCF: Infamous: First Light

nFAMOUS: Second Son was one of the best reviewed and well received titles to release on the Playstation 4 this year, introducing us to the amazingly realistic depiction of Seattle and the various abilities of the conduits. Fetch was one of those conduits, originally feuding with Delsin on several occasions before finally joining the side of good to dispatch the D.U.P forces. With First Light, the player is able to go back two years before the events with Delsin to experience how Fetch became the neon-fueled renegade chased endlessly by her own demons. Does the experience add to one of the standout titles exclusive to the Sony platform so far, or is it a standalone game that cannot live up to the hype? As a fan of Second Son I can say that this downloadable content is worth the price of admission.

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