PPR Presents Game Fest: Blacklight Retribution

We’re finally launching our highly anticipated GAME FEST with you guys, a night of gaming with you guys directly, the listeners and readers of Press Pause Radio. The first game on tap for our communal effort, Blacklight Retribution for Steam and all you guys are in luck because it’s free to play. Join the PPR Steam group and prep for the event as we will be coming together Thursday, August 2, at 9:00 PM Pacific time. In case you were wondering, here are the minimum requirements to play Blacklight Retribution.

OS:Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7 (32-bit)
Processor: Dual-Core CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 256MB DX9 GPU (Geforce 8xxx or Radeon HD2xxx)
Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection


QCF:Penny-Arcade Adventures:On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness EP3

Freelance review by Johnathan Sawyer from GameFAQS

It has been four years since the release of the first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, and roughly three and a half years since episode two. Since then, the series has changed directions and almost started anew. This time around, Zeboyd Games took it upon themselves to continue the series, but rather than continuing on the same path that Hothead Games was taking, they decided to go with what they do best, as they've already proven with Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII: a classic-feeling, parodied RPG... console-style. It looks, feels, and even plays like the console RPG's we fell in love with on the SNES in the 90's, and it gives you a TON of bang for your buck. At $4.99, it's too good of a deal to pass up.

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QCF: Endless Space

Space! Queue epic music and Morgan Freeman voice over and you get the idea of what Endless Space hopes to achieve. A new 4x game from developer Amplitude Games brings the Civilization feel to space much like Sins of a Solar Empire, but on a slightly smaller and more accessible scale. I very rarely play these 4x space games, and even though I’m an avid Civ player, I always thought taking the idea to space would be too daunting. Thankfully after playing Endless Space I believe my apprehensions coming in have been extinguished.

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Vintage RePlay 001 - UN Squadron

Missed the live Vintage Play show? SHAME! Lucky for you, we recorded the whole thing! Be sure to join us next time! 

In this episode of Vintage RePlay, we attempt to clear U.N. Squadron for the Super NES with just the default plane. Will we succeed? Watch to find out!

NOTE: This episode was recorded from a live stream. There are sections that freeze and jerk. This is an unfortunate side effect of live stream recording.


Press Pause Radio's Vintage Play focuses on the retro age of video games. Whether it’s special podcasts, editorial, or even reviews, when you see the mark of Vintage Play, you can expect a trip back to the time of plastic cartridges and CD-ROMs (which makes us realize we’re old as shit).



PPR and Rockin' Android Present: Summer Days Contest!

Rockin’ Android has graced us with a few Indie Royale bundles to give away to our listeners/followers! So we figure, why not make it into a contest? Hey, why don’t we make it a Summer Days contest! What are the rules you ask?

It’s simple, write to us at our podcast mailbag, and tell us about the best summer you’ve ever had. Did it involve playing the sweetest game ever? On the other hand, did you spend it trying to make it with the girl of your dreams? Hell, were you blessed with both? We want to know! On the next episode of PPR, we’ll read all of the entries aloud during our select feedback segment and choose some winners over the air so why not have some fun with it and enter. Just to remind you what you’re getting , the games are; Harvest: Massive Encounter, The Journey Down: Chapter One, Serious Sam 2, Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, Hitogata Happa, Acceleration Of Suguri X-Edition, Dino Run SE, and AirMech. You guys have nothing to lose so why not enter!


This contest was brought to you by Rockin' Android, the awesome people who bring you indie gaming direct from Japan!


PPR 60


For as long as the video game industry has exisited, there has always been a stigma around licensed games. History has proven almost every single time that a title based off of another franchise or form of media has never been done well or at least was not enjoyed by the community as a whole. However, in some rare instances this generation and in the past there have been several releases that broke the mold, paving a way for licensed games of the future to truly shine. Is this a new renaissance in gaming, or is history doomed to repeat itself? The original round table of Press Pause Radio will discuss this and much more on Episode 60! TACO BOAT! (Seriously the best thing ever!)

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QCF: The Walking Dead: Episode 2

In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, even the most noble and good hearted individuals can become just as inhumane as the walking deceased. The battle waged in The Walking Dead: Episode 2 is not against a zombie hoard, but within the group of survivors lead by our main character Lee. Regardless of the decisions made in Episode 1, no one will be prepared to face the horrors coming from what happens when even unlikely heroes are forced to become monsters.

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QCF: Jeremy McGrath's Offroad

Sitting down with a simplistic racing title was always entertaining in a nostalgic way. But as time progressed, basic nostalgia took a back seat to other innovative features, and many entries not from the Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport series were simply labeled “other” within the racing genre.

Jeremy McGrath’s off-road falls under the latter, basically making it another friendly neighborhood racing game. Now this doesn’t mean it’s flawed or broken – you just won't jump up and down with joy over the new (car) game smell, or likely return for any longer than a couple of hours.

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