Monday
Sep242012

QCF: Bunny Must Die

Rockin' Android's latest release, Bunny Must Die: Chelsea and the 7 Devils, has finally made its North American debut with a surprise release in the Indie Royale Back to School Bundle. Originally released in Japan back in 2006, I was thoroughly impressed back in April when I got my hands on the then-world-exclusive complete English build. I really had to limit myself from turning my preview into a full on review because the gameplay was that darned good. As it turns out, not only can Murasame of Platine Dispositif make some pretty good shooting games, he can also craft a daring, difficult and delightful action platformer as well.

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Sunday
Sep232012

PPR and Rockin' Android present: Back To School Contest

*EDIT:We added more games! get them while you can and enter our contest!

Hey everyone, we have another contest for the week! What’s on the table this time? Rockin’ Android and Indie Royale have again given us an awesome collection prizes to give away! Bunny Must Die!, Sequence, Swords & Soldiers, Qlione, Lunar Flight, Flying Red Barrel, Dustforce, Wizorb, BIT.TRIP.RUNNER, Gratuitous Space Battles, Jamestown and Cute Things Dying Violently are for grabs on Steam and Desura or your old fashioned executable file can be on your desktop today!

How do you do this you ask? Just reply to us on Twitter to @presspauseradio and tell us about your most memorable back to school moment with the hash tag #BTScontest. The best one will not only get a bundle but will also get code for La Pucelle Tactics for the PlayStation 3, courtesy of Mastiff Games and Nis America. So what are you waiting for? Put down your school supplies for a second, and tweet to win!

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

Tuesday
Sep182012

QCF: Double Dragon Neon

You know those nostalgic feelings you get when you see or hear something that makes you feel like you're a single-digit age again? I freaking love that feeling. I've said before that you can't really make nostalgia for yourself, but when others manage do it, it can be a great thing.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

QCF: The Walking Dead: Episode 3

The Walking Dead Episode 3 has proven that Telltale Games can truly capture the utter despair and horror that comes with a zombie apocalypse. In my opinion I do not believe that the graphic novel or the television show really show how desperate and terrible things have truly become. It's because the gamer is the one pulling all the strings, choosing between good and bad, and sometimes between life and death. In Episode 3, we encounter unforgettable situations that are very painful to witness. The Walking Dead is one of the first games I've ever played that truly gave me shivers and nightmares several nights after the initial play through.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

QCF: Snapshot

Taking pictures never seemed charming to me, or even bearable. A general rule of thumb for me is to always exit quickly whenever there is a group picture or a close-up shot. Retro Affect may have finally found a way to make me smile around a photo opportunity with their latest puzzle platformer, Snapshot. Although puzzle aspects can be troubling at times, the overall experience proves to be very worthwhile and enjoyable throughout.

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Monday
Sep172012

Control Factor: Nintendo's Wii U GamePad in Dollars

With the recent reveal of Wii U's pricing and release plans, Nintendo was mum on details regarding the North American pricing of a second, standalone GamePad controller. In fact, none of the games on release will support the second GamePad controller, and it will not be available at launch on its own. But in Japan, it will be available. So just how much will you pay? If you like your pills to swallow huge and bitter, get ready for your fix.

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Sunday
Sep162012

QCF: Legasista


Dungeon crawlers have been touch-and-go as of late. Sure, they’re addictive and they’ll quench the thirst of anyone who’s looking for a hearty challenge, but boy, they can be a burn. Where the genre became insipid, however, was the frequency of these all too similar experiences, and their releases lumped in so closely with one another. Refreshment is in the air for this once ambitious genre, and its name is Legasista.

From NIS America, Legasista tells of a tower covered in an ivy growth that climbs to the heavens; in it is an ancient weapon capable of granting miracles and unleashing utter destruction. Grounding the conventions of the dungeon formula, Legasista outlines its intentions pretty clearly to bridge the gap of accessibility for the obtuse crawler types. The story of one boy and his task to undertake the ultimate sacrifice hits most targets and marks a stimulating sign of the dungeon crawler heading in the right direction.

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Friday
Sep142012

Impressions: Wii U Preview Conference

If you’re holding your breath for Nintendo, you can finally exhale. After months of waiting, the Wii U console has a price point: $299.99 USD for the “regular” white console and $349.99 for a “deluxe” black Wii U with Nintendo Land included.

The real question, however, is whether or not Nintendo’s fabled console is really worth it. We’ve seen some neat presentations, including ZombiU and Scribblenauts Unlimited, but what we’re also seeing are rehashes of games we’ve already played. Aside from that, we’re noticing other clues that Nintendo could continue its path as the unfortunate broken record it became after the original Wii’s launch.

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s chief operating officer, held a special conference on Thursday to show everyone what they can prepare their own bodies for, and proving whether or not the Wii U is truly an investment worth looking into.

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