Friday
Aug312012

PAX Prime 2012: Wii-U Impressions

 

Despite its debatable name, the Wii U seems somewhat promising. The only issue, however, is whether or not it’s truly the console Nintendo needs to win back core gaming audiences. The Wii U GamePad complements multiple titles, the new HD graphics makes games look sharper than ever, and the overall game experience is highly entertaining.

But again, is Nintendo really jumping out and breaking into the core scene again? We had a chance to glance at some of these games and figure out where Nintendo’s going with the Wii U.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

QCF: Way Of The Samurai 4

As the ferryman paddles the boat to dock, a ronin departs the floating vessel, setting foot into the villiage of Amihama, a town rife with tense conflict. The violent dispute is a direct response to Japan’s transition of isolationism to active foreign diplomacy, and the warriors to lead the challenge are a group of Radical nationalists, the “Disciples of Prajna,” the Shogunate government, and British diplomats. Each of the groups being at odds with one another, The ronin plays a deciding factor towards the destiny of Japan, and his actions will forever alter the fate of Japan.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

QCF: Wreckateer

I went into Wreckateer with extremely low expectations. Given the abysmal showing the game had at E3 this year and the fact that it looked like an Angry Birds clone for Kinect, I was expecting to lazily flap my arms like a jackass while boulders broke stuff. After spending some time with Wreckateer, however, I began seeing how it's much more than just a clone of a cell phone game. In fact, this may be one of the better Kinect games on the Xbox that doesn’t require you to perform the Jersey Turnpike for bonus points.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

PPR at PAX Prime 2012: The Prologue

Don’t be a JAFO! The crew comes together to discuss what they have on their plate for PAX Prime. We discuss in detail what we’re looking forward to out of the Indie Megabooth, the panels on tap, and who we’re looking forward to meeting! This will be the first ever appearance that PPR will be making at PAX Prime, and while we’re certain that Seattle isn’t quite ready for us to plauge their fair city, we plan on making this an experience to look back on for the ages!

We’ll have a lot of editorial, video, and another podcast head your way over the next couple of days so stay tuned to the site as we update it with all the coverage we can. Finally, if you haven’t already, please rate and review us on iTunes or Zune! If you see us, don’t be shy, say hello you lovable bastards!

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Saturday
Aug252012

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 56 - Kyuiin

Space fighters and heavily-armed mecha are overrated, especially when you have the utter destructive power of a.... vacuum cleaner??

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Tuesday
Aug212012

WarTech: Senko no Ronde REVIEW - Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 55

Round one... FIGHT... er, DANMAKU! SHOOT! DASH! ... umm, ALL OF THE ABOVE! In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD we take a look at the genre bending WarTech: Senko no Ronde for the Xbox 360. Is this fusion of Fighter and Shmup a worthy entrant, or will it fall flat in the arena?

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Friday
Aug172012

PPR 62

"I thought I was the Bally table king, but I just handed my pinball crown to him". There is such a rich history involved with the pinball industry and the community of players, that current gamers definitely owe a debt of gratitude to pinball. From humbled beginnings, illegal operations and persecution to the rise and the fall of the pinball machine there have been many stories and tales associated with various flippers and metallic balls. The PPR family will discuss this as well as the small factions of players that continue to keep pinball enthusiasm alive and well. We also discuss Select Feedback from the listeners and dwell over recent news and events. Thanks for taking the time to allow us into your eardrums, and please remember to rate and review us on iTunes, Zune and Stitcher Radio so we can continue to reach more and more listeners. Also friend of the show Rosario is currently gathering support for his twenty-four hour gaming marathon will all the proceeds going to Extra-Life. If you have any time or contributions please make sure to send them right here. PPR and Rosario appreciate the support!

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Friday
Aug172012

PPR Presents Lime Light: Popful Mail

It’s that time again, we’re hosting another Limelight stream! This time around, we’ll be playing one of the rarest and more obscure titles within the Sega CD library, Popful Mail! We aim to play from start to finish (or as far as we feel like getting) in Mail’s, Tatt’s, and Gaw’s journey to stop the evil Muttonhead from unleashing a sealed evil on the land once more. Tune in around Sunday, August 19th at 3:00 PM pacific time and join us in the chat on our Justin.TV account or settle in for the stream right here and witness Sean and I as we stumble our way through one of the hardest Falcom titles in existence…