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11.29.2010

Episode 30: In the year 2,000!

In this weeks toast we talk about the future! The future Brad? In the year two thousand, In the year two thousaaaaaaaaand! [end stolen bit]  No but seriously, we talk about current news in video games and go into some crazy predictions of where Project Nata.... Ehem I mean the Kinect is taking us. The PSP2 is mentioned as well as some totally awesome predictions by a clairvoyant from Bulgaria named "Baba Vanga". But don't take my word for it! Oh yeah and we also talk about some games.

If you got something you want to talk about or have some music to share with us, maybe even a conspiracy theory or two, feel free to drop us an email or post in the comments section.

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11.26.2010

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (jp)



Yes. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd now please!

None of this is actual gameplay but it's nice to see some of the stuff that will be implemented in this version such as: new monsters, new types of armors for your felynes, and new environments.

Seriously I can't wait for this, and now that I have my PSP GO I can actually use my sixaxis PS3 controller, and hook it up to my plasma! Alas still no online functionality though.

I'm still hoping for a 3DS release of this, but at this point I don't know if they'll do that. If this one in particular doesn't come out for it, I'm sure they'll have one for it eventually.

11.22.2010

Episode 29: An Interview with Souleye at 4 a.m.


Souleye (Magnus Palsson) sat down with us in the early hours of the morning all the way from Sweden to talk to us about his work. If you recognize the name, Souleye was the creator of the soundtrack for the indie game VVVVVV, which we featured select tracks from in the last podcast episode 28. By the way you should go and download a copy of the soundtrack and support this mans insomnia.

We talk about some of his early work and his experience with the completely original concept indie game called Space Phallus by Charlie's Games (pictured above and yes, that is a Penis). The interview is full of LOLs and selected songs from Souleye himself for you to listen to. Enjoy this weeks Who Burned My Toast.

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Do you have a favorite video game musician you would like us to interview? Let us know! 
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Nintendo offering Wiiware game demos yet again

I swear I know nothing about game demos!
Starting today Nintendo is offering game demos on the Wii Shop Channel for all to enjoy. Now you may remember that last year Nintendo tried this idea before and gave us one round of demos. Then silence and it seemed that the lumbering online doofus giant went into hibernation mode. Now, If you open up the Wii Shop Channel you can try out 4 different games courtesy of someone at Nintendo getting off their duff and actually using the channel to sell us games for once.

The four demos made available are Bit.Trip.Fate, And Yet It Moves, Jett Rocket, and Thru-Space. Not at all a bad offering and if you care what I think, then I would recommend giving Bit.Trip.Fate and And Yet It Moves some of your time. I tried them both out this morning and had a good time, Oh yeah!

The current stated plan is that every Monday we'll be seeing new demos offered up for download. So after 4 years Nintendo is really starting to get more serious about its online store and push sales for games that have gotten lost in the Wii Shop Channels crappy design. Who knows why the abrupt change of course, but one can speculate that over the last year the Wiiware and Virtual console have been lacking in the awesome games department. It may be a last ditch effort to drum up some extra sales and hopefully keep developers interested in the service or a dry run to figure out how to fix their online setup for the new 3DS shop channel. Whatever the reason, its about damn time Nintendo.

11.16.2010

Pixels by Patrick Jean

This is so interesting that I had to actually post this up on the blog :O!

I recently posted this up on facebook, but just in case there is anyone out there that doesn't "like" us on facebook I really want to share this with you all.

Geeksofdoom.com state that "Happy Madison" is going to make a movie of this... "Ghostbusters-like action comedy" is the way it's worded for now. Anyway check this out:



I'm very interested in this movie. VERY! Are you?

11.15.2010

Episode 28: Arr, there be Dragons in here

This week we feature select tracks from the Indie game VVVVVV for your enjoyment. If you've never heard of the game, go ahead, check out the demo and pick up the soundtrack. We spend time on this episode talking about Dragon Quest IX, NBA Jam, Sonic Colors for DS, and our thoughts on Bioware's RPG Dragon Age Origins for the PS3.

Now that we are on our weekly schedule each episode will be a mix of gaming news, games that we're disgruntle about, interviews, and feature music from bands or video game soundtracks. If you got something you want to talk about or have some music to share with us feel free to drop us an email or post in the comments section.

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Are you a fan of Bioware and their style of RPGs?

11.13.2010

My top 5 NES game intros

This is my first attempt at creating a top 5 list of any sort. Normally I wouldn't bother creating one in the first place since everyone else on the internet is riding the top five things your mom likes to do on a Saturday night bandwagon. You know what? I don't care, I'm going to do it anyways.

Watching game intros was my number one priority as a kid gamer. I would never in a million years press start on that NES controller and bypass the experience. More often than not, NES games lacked any intros at all, but when they did it was often a religious experience for me. Come with me my friends and let's relive some childhood memories as I imitate the Wayne's World time warp with my hands. Here are my top 5 NES game intros.

1. Mega Man 2


Mega Man 2 is probably my favorite NES game of all time and arguably has the best NES soundtrack ever composed. I think this intro just might have been cemented into every gamers mind the first time they saw it. The cleverly timed music lead in with the camera panning up a sky scraper just melded perfectly into something that felt exciting and made you want to kick butt as a kid. Still to this day, I watch this intro every time I boot up the game.

There's 4 more to go. So click the link below, I know you want to.

11.11.2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops sets another sales record all thanks to you!

It feels so good against its skin
Hot of the presses and Bobby Kotick's cocaine pinky nail is the earth shattering news that you all knew was coming. Call of Duty Black Ops sold big, real big. According to the press release by Activision it has "Shattered" last years Call of Duty Mondern Warfare 2 sales record by a cool 50 million. 

Its estimated grand total is 360 million dollars in North America and the United Kingdom with a total of 5.6 million copies sold. It is now being touted once again by Activision as the biggest entertainment launch ever since the last time Kid Rock came to your town to sing "Bong da bong da bong di dang diggy diggy something bong sha da boogy" (those are the lyrics right?). So everyone needs to bow down in honor of this glorious day. I'm sure Bobby is smoking a fatty right now with his boys, shooting chickens for fun. 

"There has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records for two consecutive years and we are on track to outperform last year's five-day global sales record of $550 million," said Bobby Kotick, CEO, 

Good job guys you did it! See you next November when Activision does it again with Space Marines (you know its coming)... and you will love it.

11.08.2010

Podcast: The Terminator VS Video Game Violence



We've got another podcast recorded and guess what, we have decided to go to a weekly schedule. That's right, once a week you'll get our opinions on games, news, and current events as well as featured video game music to enchant your ears with.

On this episode we're joined by our friend Coffee from Coffeewithgames.com to talk about the recent Supreme Court case, Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association. The state of California wants to make it a crime to sell violent video games to anyone under the age of 18. If you want to read or hear the debate here's the link.

Also, we go off on the industries current case of Sequelitis and we celebrate the release of the Super Meat Boy soundtrack by playing 3 tracks brought to you by the Danny B. of dbsoundworks. Thanks Danny for letting us blast your music into cyberspace for free! Go to dbsoundswords.com/bandcamp.com and pick up one of the best soundtracks of the year.

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Should the state of California have the right to ban the sale of violent video games to minors?

Do you have kids? Do you let them play violent games and have they turned into psychotic killers yet? If so get them the hell away from us!

11.05.2010

Cursed Crusade

Hi friends.

Some of you might remember a particular game that I once reviewed called "Demon's Souls". I hated it so much, I threatened babies all over the world.

I must be a glutton to punishment because I now have that game once again and am enjoying the pain. But that's not why I'm posting this evening. The reason for this post is because the same publishers who published "Demon's Souls". A company called ATLUS is now publishing a game called "Cursed Crusade" and it looks quite promising.

Have a look:





To be fair this isn't the same developers as Demon's Souls (FROM SOFTWARE) and it's Kytlonn Entertainment that is developing this one. Anyway I've got my eye on this one. Atlus please keep 'em coming!

--Thanks to our friend John Dubay for the tip!