Thursday
Dec052013

QCF: Contrast

hose familiar scenes from a movie you can’t quite remember, the ones with the atmosphere of streetlights and Deco art posters, streets filled with cabarets and burlesque shows for fellas and dames— The Great Gatsby withstanding , the 1920’s is an era so vaguely romanticized for its appearance over culture . It was always what was seen or heard versus what was said or done, with all of the style and bravura on stage and never too much indulged on the history and culture behind it.

Compulsion Games means to tell a story that’s born in the thick of it, and while the fiction is rich in intrigue and complimented with exquisite eye candy--Contrast is a collective of ambitious gameplay mechanics that manage to grease that platforming wheel, the rotation however, doesn’t come close to spinning full circle.

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Wednesday
Dec042013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 87 - Giga Wing & Giga Wing 2

he Sega Dreamcast was (and still is) a pretty amazing system with a decent wealth of shooting games within its awesome library. Giga Wing kicked them all off and even saw a Dreamcast sequel (Giga Wing 2) a year later. How do they stack up? 

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Saturday
Nov302013

Life Through The Pixel Glass-11/30/13

hese days, more and more people seem to get more excited about the advent of Black Friday than the ACTUAL Holiday that precedes it; it’s kind of a bummer—especially since people keep getting hurt or even killed over savings. So here’s a friendly reminder, be thankful.

Showing gratitude for your way of life this holiday weekend and appreciating the small privileges you take for granted like the opportunity to read this editorial on some dumb video game website for instance, is habit that’d be healthy for all 365 days of the year but on the day of Thanks and the .

Spread it around with everyone and especially the ones that you love.

So that’s enough of that shit, let’s get on with the real meaty Sir Loin of this latest entry to Life Through The Pixel Glass; there’s so much superficially worthless cool garbage trash to get excited about you guys! Let’s go!

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Thursday
Nov282013

PPR Presents Now Showing: 11/28/2013

his current edition of Now Showing is as Japanese as it gets. We’ve assembled a new collection of trailers that showcase the latest and greatest to come from the likes of Atlus, XSEED, Square Enix, and Nis America that prove that the JRPG is more than still just a thing, it’s a movement that’s still followed—Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Thursday
Nov282013

QCF: Super Mario 3D World

einvention, a simple concept constructed on the notion of reimagining any established creative property with the advantage of it definitively cutting the work out towards its execution by branching off the strength into something new—and yet, difficult to perfect upon what worked so well to begin with. More recently, we’ve seen older franchises like Tomb Raider and Castlevania adapt their famed hallmarks to fit into a different format design modern sensibilities that make use of the latest tech to advance the franchise; some have made it work, and others, not so much.

However, there are moments like these that can completely turn around a promising yet troubled new console that’s struggled for the better part of its first twelve months, The Wii U has finally received its killer app. 

Super Mario 3D World isn’t just the best reason to own a Wii U—it manages to set a new benchmark in redefining how game development can refresh historic franchises and properties into an entirely new breathtaking experience.

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Wednesday
Nov272013

PPR 81

t’s here everyone, and no, we’re not talking about Gamestick. The next generation has finally dawned upon the gaming community in its entirety and we’re here give impressions and chew bubble gum (but we’re all out of bubble gum and us chewing that shit would make for horrible radio anyway.)

We cover everything about Sony and Microsoft’s new machines in every imaginable detail in this special episode. We make predictions, Andrew hates on the Ouya, and James isn’t a fan of Killer Instinct with some Xbox Bing on top—Listen to all thoughts here and stand by as we prepare our annual Game of year award show, The Golden Zonkeys; Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Rate and subscribe to us iTunes today, follow us on our new Twitch page, mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, and be sure to stop by at our Forums and register as well!

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Friday
Nov222013

QCF: Burial at Sea

ioshock Infinite was one of the best games to come out this year, but with new consoles launching and being overshadowed by the new Game of the Year favorite The Last of Us, some people may have forgotten what happened to Booker and Elizabeth towards the end of their adventure. To avoid any spoilers I won’t go into very much detail, but to put it bluntly Burial at Sea has a lot to live up to, and what better way to get people excited to go back to everyone’s favorite underwater kingdom…..Atlantis…Wait no…I mean Rapture.

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Thursday
Nov212013

For James: Earthbound Bash-Nov.29th-Dec.1st

arlier this year, Ben Bizzle, a good friend of both myself and the rest of Press Pause Radio expressed a goal he had in mind to help benefit a dear friend of his who showed him selfless kindness in their past and it’s my pleasure to write for you all in this post that he’s succeeded. James Hensiek, Ben’s friend and co-worker had once given him a pristine and complete copy of Earthbound, and never asked for anything in return other than the sight of Ben’s excitable appreciation; year later however, has unfortunately been diagnosed with rectal cancer, and it’s taken a toll on him alongside of his friends and family. Ben just couldn’t stand by without doing something to help him—one faithful car drive gave him an idea that would return James kindness full circle.

With the assistance of Reed Young of Starmen.net/Fangamer.com and months of preparation, the guys were able to secure Shigesato Itoi’s support by signing the very same copy he had received from James. This autographed copy with value that stretches on all angles of novelty to a heartwarming story of altruism and friendship will auctioned it off to a lucky collector who can also do their part to help out a good cause—all proceeds from the auction will go to James and his family.

 

To celebrate their accomplishments thus far and push the potential of the auction as far as it goes, Reed and the gang have organized an event called Earthbound Bash. Featuring appearances from Marcus Lindblom, the original localization director of Earthbound to Anthony Carboni of Rev3 Games and self-proclaimed Earthbound nut, these guys plan to party like it’s 1995 in eight days. Keep an eye on the site from the dates of Friday, November 29th to Sunday December 1st for 6 hours of streaming that starts at Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern.  During that time, you’ll be able to bid towards the famous signed cart, and other Eartbound themed swag through out the event, stop Gyigas!