Archive for the ‘podcast’ Category
This week we are tackling quite possibly the two most popular titles of survival horror: Resident Evil 2 and Silent Hill 2. Resident Evil 2 was scrapped only a few months before completion and completely redone, resulting in many of the staples that carried the franchise forward and stands as a fan favorite. Meanwhile Silent Hill 2 waited until the Playstation 2 hit the market and with one of the creepiest atmospheres of all times redefined what horror gaming could be. We openly discuss the notable aspects of both.
This week the boys are talking all about the Gameboy Advance. Nintendo’s successor to the extremely popular Gameboy was touted by many as the SNES in your hands. Well it was a lot more than that and we’re talking all about the crazy library of games that reminded us how fond we were of the 16 bit era.
This week we are talking about Capcom’s survival horror titles in a dinosaur-infested facility, Dino Crisis and Dino Crisis 2. A testing ground for new survival horror mechanics, it’s interesting to see the decisions made in what is one of the more interesting two titles of the original Playstation’s late titles.
No it’s not a typo (just an inside joke), but we are actually talking about Data East and Data West. This includes the games they developed, published, and even the pinball titles available. It may not seem it, but Data East was a limited and significant developer of the mid-late 80s and just about all of the 90s.
Also be sure to check out the ASCII RPG/roguelike Sanctuary, for free, at the following address: http://blackshellgames.itch.io/srpg
This week we are talking about the world of games you didn’t play or weren’t supposed to. A myriad of titles that either live in infamy through stories, developmental disasters, piracy, business decisions, and of course making games without permission from the console manufacturer. Yup, it’s all about Unlicensed or Canceled games.
This week we are foregoing the past and focusing on the future with Pixelated Pints co-host Heffe guesting on the show. We discuss the Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo press events and what it means for the wonderful world of gaming. Don’t worry, we’re back to retro next week.
Yakuza is a series that has always been semi-labeled the “GTA of the East”, which even before we played it we knew wasn’t accurate. In fact, this hidden gem is an action-heavy brawler with great cinematic effect and detailed nuance to things like body language and facial features. We tackle the original PS2 title from Sega that spawned one of the most successful series for the company.
We all know story has become one of the major factor’s in a gamer’s decision to buy or play, but it wasn’t always that way. This week we tackle the subject of storytelling traditionally in games, its ongoing progression, and of course some of our personal favorites.
This week we tackle the “MetroidVania” titles in the Castlevania franchise to follow up our initial episode (Devil’s Castle Dracula). Fred and Jam briefly define MetroidVania as a genre, discuss some titles that originated it, and discuss Symphony of the Night – the most prolific of the series – as well as the multiple portable titles that followed.
This week we discuss the underground world of clone consoles. What started as a seedy underground market for people to get illegal game bundles has evolved into highly faithful, legal, re-creations of classic consoles and hybrids thanks to expired patents. We tackle the history of clone consoles – which goes back farther than you think – and the value of this sideways, but popular market.