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BLOG – Club Nintendo August 2013 Summary

Ending Summer with 150 Coiners- It is the beginning of a new month which means there are 4 new games available through the Club Nintendo program. All the titles this month normally sell for $5 and are offered for 150 Coins. There is also a new Pikmin prize for those with enough coins. Game #1 …

REVIEW – Zeno Clash II (PS3/PSN)

Solve Problems With Punches – In the early 90’s the brawler genre dominated arcades and home consoles but as gameplay evolved this “punch-everything-and-walk-to-the-right” type of game gave way to First Person Shooters and RPGs. Zeno Clash, and now its sequel Zeno Clash II, are throwbacks to this old brawler genre but integrated with modern gameplay …

Videocast – Dragon’s Crown (PS3)

This week me and Gillman stream Dragon’s Crown, an Atlus published beat’em up brawler on PS3 a full week before its retail release.  In summary, it is good. Very good. And oh so pretty. Watch as we basically fall more and more in love with the game as we play! Dragon’s Crown is set for …

NEWS – Xbox Live Aug 2013 Free Games Announced

Starting August 1st, Crackdown will be free for XBL Gold members until August 15th.  This game is normally sold for 800 MS Points ($10).  And no, the Halo 3 beta is not included. On August 16th both Dead Rising 2, normally $15, and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, normally 400 MS Pts ($5), will be …

REVIEW – Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (3DS eShop)

Waiting To Attack – Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is a variant on Punch-Out’s! parry-and-counter combat mechanics but allows free movement on the battlefield instead of being stationary in a boxing ring. However, these precision attacks grow repetitive as each fight against the common enemy is ultimately a battle of patience and repetition. The …

Videocast – McPixel (PC)

This week, me and Gillman have a couple more technical difficulties trying to record our stream.  But once we get everything up and running, we have a good time playing McPixel… even though we don’t understand it. Watch live video from varms on TwitchTV

REVIEW – Crosswords Plus (3DS)

Basic Crosswording – As a follow up to 2008’s original Crossword game on DS, Crosswords Plus is basically more of the same. There are hundreds of crossword puzzles each ranging in difficulty from easy to very difficult. Many early puzzles reuse words often; I must have written the word “elf” more times than the Lord …

REVIEW – Mamorukun Curse! (PSN)

Curse This Shmup – Outside the mobile environment, the Shmup is a dying breed. UFO is looking to fill this gap by localizing Mamorukun Curse! to the PSN. Upon starting this Japanese “cute’em up”, I conjured mixed feelings. Thing is, UFO’s track record is pretty terrible thanks to the abysmal Johnny series on the 3DS …

NEWS – GB Mega Man Games Coming to 3DS eShop

Capcom has confirmed that the classic Mega Man games for the original Gameboy will be appearing on the 3DS Virtual Console sometime later this year. This includes Mega Man 2, 3, 4, and 5. The original GB Mega Man, Wiley’s Revenge, is already on available on the eShop. Mega Man V is a unique game …

Videocast – Mamorukun Curse! (PSN)

Gillman and Zack experience the newest wave of shoot ’em ups, dubbed “cute’em ups” by the developers, by playing through a chunk of Mamorukun Curse! on the PS3. The video below starts about three minutes in after Gillman is done hitting several things in his apartment to get the stream working properly, so enjoy! Watch …