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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Friday
Sep122014

QCF: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1st

ippon Ichi's Hyperdimension Neptunia has seen a number of entries to its series over the course of the last five years or so. Most, if not all, have seen release in North America, two of which made it to the Playstation Vita; June's Hyper Dimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection was a shallow, mostly pointless mass of fanservice code that should pretty much be ignored. Hyperdimension Neptunia: Re:Birth 1st, however, is worth a much closer look.

You would be forgiven if you didn't realize going into it that Re:Birth 1st is a actually remake of the first entry in the series; albeit heavily remixed one, but that's exactly what it is. It tells the story of a fictional (and literal) console war, with nations modelled after all of the popular console brands you can find on store shelves even today. In each nation, a powerful goddess called a CPU fights for shares which represent their respective power amongst each other. Their battles were fierce and one CPU, Neptune, fell, crashed amongst the people of Gamindustri, and lost her memory. That's where the very typical story of Hyperdimension Neptunia picks up.

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Tuesday
Sep092014

QCF: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

side from a heroic blue android who shoots giant jellybeans of deadly plasma and a series of tournaments famous for hosting sparring matches on public roads, the iconic yellow and blue brand of games, Capcom, is memorable for one other type of venture when it comes to their software—crossovers, they’re practically experts on the sort of thing.

One such experiment however, utilizes all these ingredients and elegantly manages to expand the respective conventions and features through the mixture two licenses, and as a result, creates an incredible engrossing experience that engaging in its own right—one that doesn’t need to be completely carried by the fan-service of the subject-matter in order to be appealing.

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a thoughtfully choreographed dance between two different classes of logic-driven gameplay that gracefully bounce off of each other with every step they take.

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Monday
Sep012014

PAX PRIME 2014: Play Play Special-Airscape: Fall of Gravity

onestly, there were a ton of games from the Indie Mega Booth that we really enjoyed playing, even if they didn’t make into our covered feature of the exhibit, and one in particular was Airscape: Fall of Gravity.

C’mon you guys, an adorable space squid who defies the laws of physics in order to save all of his equally adorable space fishy friends? Of course we’re going to play it and check it out. Join us, as we stumble in awe of the ingenious take on momentum and inertia, and try to make the best of the journey in our sleep deprived states; it was still a ton of fun though, check it out!

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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