Saturday
Jul272013

QCF: My Ex-Boyfriend The Space Tyrant

nfortunately there's little for LGBT folk when it comes to the mainstream culture of video games. There are very few games themselves that deal with the kind of issues relatable with the gay community, and often when homosexuality is bought up it's as a childish punchline ala Blood Dragon. Despite this, though, there are a few indie games that do appeal to this less-than-marketed-to demographic, and thankfully these games fill a void that other games are just afraid to even acknowledge.

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Thursday
Jul252013

QCF: Project X Zone

he video Game Crossover is definitely nothing new. Much like many comic and cartoon series have in the past, quite a number crossovers have been mashed together over the last three decades or so in North America, including notable entries such as Battletoads & Double Dragon, Aliens Vs. Predator, Capcom Vs. SNK, and of course, Super Smash Bros. But in Japan, the sheer amount of crossovers is kind of mind-numbing. Perhaps the greatest crossover series ever is Bandai and Banpresto's Super Robot Wars (oddly titled in its original Japanese name for releases in North America, despite Japanese stickers on merchandise reading “SRW”). Super Robot Wars collects a simply ridiculous amount of giant robot anime series together and crossses them over in a hugely deep strategy RPG setting. So it's no surprise that Banpresto was the one to collect over 50 different characters together in Namco Bandai's Project X Zone (pronounced Cross Zone) on Nintendo's 3DS.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 79 - Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5

he Summer 2013 block, Boundless Shooting, has begun! To kick it all off, we're taking a look at one of the most prolific Japanese Xbox 360 imports ever! Mushihimesama Futari Ver.1.5, also known as Bug Princess 2. With cave's brand of intense Danmaku gameplay and a ton of different modes for anyone, just how does Mushihimesama Futari stack up?

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Saturday
Jul202013

PPR Games Club: The Last of Us

013 has come out swinging when it comes to video games this year, and with the next generation looming over our heads until the Holidays, we’re being treated to some of the best game of this generation—like The Last of Us. Andrew has finally finished the stellar game, which means James and George can just get it out of there system already and cover every last detail and spoiler in this mega packed Games Club. Oh, and we have a guest too, some guy names Bert from some other podcast we’re working; we also talk about Poison, the Amish, and County Fairs like the bunch of assholes that we are.

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Wednesday
Jul172013

QCF: Remember Me

magine a world much like our own at its core, one that’s full of greed and desire towards power and affluence. However, the object of desire is something even most people take for granted, memories—an event that’s recorded within the depths of a person’s grey matter that has the ability to shape or define who we are. In the future, your precious recollections are used as currency from a tyrannical corporation that preys on its consumers like cattle to further their own sinister means. In the middle of all of this, you’re the resistance against the reign of mass psychological terror of science fictional proportions; this is Dontnod Entertainment’s Remember Me.

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Monday
Jul152013

Press Pause Radio presents Lime Light: Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun

veryone and their mom may have heard of the Vampire whipping classic Castlevania by now but there was one particular franchise that’s hardly brought up around the gamer water cooler. I’m talking about Kid Dracula from 悪魔城スペシャル ぼくドラキュラくん-Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun of course (which translates into Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula.) This is all before the count got all full-fledged evil and shit, and managed to spawn a little dude who hops around the world to adorably fight demons to the whimsy of all who play it.

Tune in around Friday, July 19th, at 9:30 PM pacific time and join us in the chat on our Twitch page or settle in for the stream right here where George and the crew get down on the get down and might have a couple of brews as they get unbearably cute with the fabled Lord of Darkness.

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Monday
Jul152013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 78 - Mamorukun Curse!

n this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at another great offering from the awesome shooting artisans at G-Rev, the familiar-feeling Mamorukun Curse!, published in North America by UFO Interactive! One part Under Defeat, two parts Pocky & Rocky and all-G-Rev, just how does the PS3's very latest western shmup release stack up? 

 

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Monday
Jul152013

QCF: Thunder Wolves

elicopters! Hell yes! Nothing beats a game that lets you lay down constant fire against your unsuspecting enemies, especially when you can do it hovering motionless in the air. Or so it would seem. I dig chopper-based games as much as the next guy: Desert Strike, Choplifter, and Under Defeat HD all come to mind as vastly different cousins with a central helo-based theme. So I was genuinely excited when Thunder Wolves was announced for PC, XBLA and PSN.

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