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I’m Thankful For These Video Games

At this time of the year, we always take a few minutes to reach deep inside and talk about what we’re thankful for.  While, my family and friends certainly feature prominently on my list this year, I’d like to take a second here and talk about a few of the video games I’m thankful for […]

Instant Game Collection For Vita Next Tuesday

Next week, prepare to check one more item off the list of things that you’ve to been waiting to happen on the Vita.  You’re guessed it, next Tuesday PlayStation Plus is going go into full effect on Sony’s handheld system.  An impressive list of six games will be available to download for free if you’re […]

Status Check | PlayStation Vita

With any new system, it’s hard to tell what its life will be like too early.  The Nintendo 3DS, while having a very rough first year, has bounced back decently and solved many of the issues that plagued the handheld.  Sony’s PS Vita has been out of the gate for a little under 9 months, […]

Take A Nostalgic Trip Down To "Retro City"

The road to Retro City Rampage‘s release has been a long and strenuous one. Originally supposed to be a de-make of the Grand Theft Auto series called “Grand Theftendo” Brian Provinciano’s brainchild started taking another form after he wanted to make it more original, not just a parody of Rockstar’s beloved series. Instead he took elements from games, cartoons, and movies he loved as a child and inserted them into the main storyline. What was just a mere send-up of a modern-day classic was now a super-parody, filled with jokes found in every crevice of the game. Retro City Rampage is also one of the best love letters to gamers since Polytron’s Fez.

In Retro City Rampage players take control of Player, a guy who’s the opposite of a goodie little two-shoes that helps the evil Jester pull off a massive bank heist. After the Jester accidentally blows up the bus with the loot, Player finds himself being chased by every hero and police officer in town. Soon he steals a time machine, kills Michael J. Fox, and meets Doc, who is tricked by Player into fixing the time machine for his own personal gain.

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Frobisher Says! I’m Weird and Free

Say what you’d like about the PS Vita, but there are a few upcoming games that I’ve been expecting to excite me.  One game that seemed to pop up quite suddenly that I was not expecting is Frobisher Says! by developer Honeyslug.  The game popped up as an exclusive free download on the PS Vita this past […]

It’s A Melodious World In “Sound Shapes”

I am a bit of a sucker for music-based gaming; not stuff like Rock Band or DJ Hero, but rather titles likes Space Invaders: Infinity Gene and Audiosurf that take music and create it into a different art form. Sound Shapes, released back in August, takes the side-scrolling platformer genre and gives it a melodious twist, all with the help of some big-named artists.

Sound Shapes has players take control of an orb-ish object as it works its way from Point A to Point B of the level. Throughout the way the orb must touch special points in each area that activate a specific part of the song. You also need to be careful in order to avoid lava, sharp pointy things, and beatboxing creatures that love to keep to the sound as much as they enjoy attacking you. On occasion you’ll be able to travel via submarine or UFO in order to get to those hard-to-reach beats.

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Four Big PSOne Classic on Vita Questions Answered

One of the main features that owners of Sony’s latest handheld have been clamoring for since its release is the ability to play PSOne Classics.  Thankfully, the wait is now over since the PS Vita System Update v1.8 launched yesterday.  With shockingly few details put forward by Sony on the specifics of how this update […]

ESH Podcast Episode #302: Even Jesus Agrees That Pandalicious Needs a Chaperone

Sometimes even the divine need some help wrangling pandalicious. Episode 302 starts of with Ninja taking the microphone before Panda could scratch her nose. Panda doesn’t mind that too much though. Ninjasistah talks about her dismay about not being able to make it out to conventions that aren’t in their backyard. It is about that […]

Big News for Metal Gear Solid Fans

Usually, when a game has been out for over four years, the updates have long since ended.  Kojima productions has officially proven that wrong today with an awesome announcement for a certain PS3 exclusive.  In addition, we have more big news regarding the HD remastered versions of the original games in that series.  So fire […]

Gravity Rush Review: Pissing Off Newton Never Felt So Good

Playing video games nowadays, one thing that’s really easy to take for granted is how you travel around the game world.  Be it gliding, running, climbing, driving, spinning, falling, grappling, swimming or simply walking around, it’s a pretty major part of the equation.  Every once in a while, a game comes around that takes this […]