Wednesday
Jun222016

QCF: Unravel

n the modern day of gaming, it isn’t uncommon for new piece of software to be so visually striking for someone upon first glance; the realistic detail that’s produced out of present hardware has delivered some of the sweetest eye candy that our peepers could’ve ever dreamed of glancing upon.

And despite the impressive strides towards such graphical verity, this new age of technical prowess can deliver a great deal of wonder to worlds born out of fantasy, and the whimsical sights that illustrate reality beyond that of our real lives.

Coldwood Interactive’s Unravel is an incredible example of that very sentiment, transporting us into the role of a sentient doll made of wool named Yarny, and his adorable misadventures he leads from the diminutive perspective of enchanted toy living in a human world.

Graphics aren’t everything of course, it’s just not too often that that captivating aesthetic can lend so much to what’s otherwise a familiar, yet solid platforming formula—and the result is a memorably heart-warming one.

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Monday
Jun202016

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 151 - Soreyuke! Burunyanman Portable

he PSP has a ton of neat shooters! But, just like other systems at the end of thier lifecycles - with the NEC PCFX being a great example - seemingly innocent looking games can be insane smutfests! Soreyuke! Burunyanman Portable is definitely just about there, being derived form a really naughty PC H -game and toned down for the PSP... but how does it stack up?

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Saturday
Jun182016

Bullet Heaven EX, Episode 30 - Shooting Love 20XX: Minus Zero

In Episode 131 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Shooting Love 200X, a compilation of 4 Triangle Service games. Degica Games is leading the charge with 4 waves of Shooting love goodness, now rebranded as Shooting Love 20XX. Next up: The minimalist Minus Zero! How does it stack up?   

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Saturday
Jun182016

Bullet Heaven EX, Episode 29 - Shooting Love 20XX: Shmups Skill Test

In Episode 131 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Shooting Love 200X, a compilation of 4 Triangle Service games. Degica Games is leading the charge with 4 waves of Shooting love goodness, now rebranded as Shooting Love 20XX. First up: The Shmups Skill Test. How does it stack up?   

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Friday
Jun172016

Crate Dae! Surprise [#002] - Secret Special Double Score!! 

Hi hi! We're back with another Crate Dae! Surprise and a winner for our Blind Bag Miku giveaway!!

 

This time we're taking a look at Mega Man backpack hanger blind bags from Just Toys International! What will we get??  

 

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Friday
Jun102016

NEW SERIES! Import Heaven [#001] - Fantasic Pinball: Kyuutenkai

In this pilot episode of Import Heaven, we take a look at Fantasic Pinball Kyuutenkai, a video pinball game from none other than... Tecno Soft?! How does this unlikely title stack up?  

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Thursday
Jun092016

PPR 7th Year Anniversary Special: Grandma's Boy Commentary

even is a lucky number for an anniversary year right? Well, I wish that sentiment was a bit closer to the truth, but 2016 has been it a bit of a bummer for some on a number of different levels—especially for George (seriously, send that guy “Hang in there” Cat meme or some shit on Twitter whenever you get the chance.)

One of which happens to be the loss of Doris Roberts, the senior actress of Everybody Loves Raymond fame; and because of this, we decide to record commentary for another role that she’s also best known for…a little film by the name of Grandma’s Boy.

George and Andrew argue about whether or not they still hold this movie in any high regard at all, while they sit back and see whether or not Ser’s enjoying since it was his first time watching this happily-schlocky Happy Madison joint. Between stories of recreational drug use, Nick Swardson shade, Grandma’s Boy trivia, Thrill Kill shout outs, and whether or not Uwe Boll looks like that fucking guy who played Damien Darhk in season 4 of Arrow.

This was one hoot of a show, and honestly, probably one our favorite commentaries that we’ve recorded yet.

I know we’ve said it before (and will most likely say it again the actual anniversary podcast), but the countless nights of editing, writing, laughing, and crying would not have been possible without you guys—I’m sincerely grateful for everyone who has supported us. The T-shirts and posters are still being made but will hit the store really soon (we’re really sorry about the wait!) I’m truly blessed to have PPR, all of us here are, and it’s all thanks to you lovable shmucks.

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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Thursday
Jun092016

QCF: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

t’s weird to think that Naughty Dog’s modern-day, prize winning property has become ten years old in 2016. It only seems like yesterday that we were teased with screenshots of the first entry in development in Electronic Gaming Monthly when it was code named BIG (hell, I even remember that weird brief stint where the name “Dude Raider” was seriously being considered as a title.)

But low and behold; what some panned to be a pandering attempt at building what appeared to be a male foil to the iconic Tomb Raider franchise as flagship exclusive, turned out to be one of the most successful properties to have ever carry the Sony brand instead.

And now it’s at an end—A Thief’s End to be exact. While Drake’s Deception managed to deliver more of the spectacle and action that the franchise is famous for, it was still very much a sequel that mainly geared at delivering more of the same.

Uncharted 4 drives towards something different though; finality, and it doesn’t simply settle at doing this this with flashy action or over-the-top production value, it does it with the one element that I think best defines Uncharted, charisma.

We’re talking pure, unadulterated, captivatingly charming charisma…

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