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Cross Talk: Nintendo Has Completely Lost Touch With Retail, Black Friday Proves This

Nintendo is on somewhat of a rebound this year.  After putting the Wii U to bed both with a lack of releases and acting as if the console didn’t exist after the fall, Nintendo came out with the announcement of the Switch – its newest console slated for a March 2017 release – and a

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The Big PS4 Pro Analysis Post

Despite being a retro enthusiast, I’m also a massive tech fan as my side project has suggested. As such I recently picked up a Playstation 4 Pro and ran it thoroughly through its paces.  I tested most things I could think of: different games, different hard drives, different TVs (yes, 1080p and 4K HDR), and

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DoDonPachi Resurrection Review

  For whatever reason, the West gave up on the scrolling shooter genre back in the 90s.  Sure, games came and went after the 32-bit generation, but for the most part series that had existed for decades like Gradius, Darius, and even R-Type ceased development.  In Japan, however, the shooter – sometimes called shoot-em-up or the divisive shorthand

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Solved: ReCore Crashing To Desktop Issue on Windows 10

Published on October 7, 2016 by in asides

Those of you listeners out there have most likely heard me go through a world of hell regarding ReCore on Windows 10.  My issue ended up being that my PC setup profile corrupted when saving to the cloud and then the corrupted profile was present in the cloud without a way to remove it.  Thanks to

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DoDonPachi Resurrection Quick Look

Published on October 6, 2016 by in video

DoDonPachi Resurrection will premiere on Steam October 14, a title previously exclusive to Japan.  Here Fred takes a look at the initial stages and describes basic gameplay.

 
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We Happy Few Quick Look

Published on August 5, 2016 by in video

The elevator pitch on We Happy Few is a bit different than the game that is currently playable on Xbox One and PC. Instead of a campaign similar to Bioshock, it is actually a single player survival game. Fred takes you through the E3 demo and into a quick run in the twisted world created

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We Happy Few Impressions

We Happy Few is currently available on the Xbox One via the Preview Program and Steam under Early Access.  Both of these programs allow users to purchase and play unfinished games.  This allows users to offer feedback to the developers and watch a game evolve as it comes closer to completion.  Games in this category

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Cross Talk: What You Should Know About Pokemon Go

Cross Talk is a blog that Fred writes that appears at the same time on both Gaming History 101 and The B-Team Podcast. Unless you’ve been under a rock, it’s hard to ignore the presence of a game called Pokemon Go that released about a week ago to most mobile devices (July 6, 2016 in Australia

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The Technomancer Review

The Technomancer reminds me of one of those relationships before I got married.  It’s dynamic and I enjoyed it, but ultimately I got to this point where I knew our time would have to end.  Much like those relationships, it probably lasted a bit longer than it should have, but that doesn’t mean that it

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The Technomancer Quick Look

Published on July 7, 2016 by in video

The Technomancer is a cyberpunk action RPG that takes place on Mars.  It is developed by Spiders Studio and is a somewhat spiritual successor to its first title, Mars: War Logs.  Fred shows you around the basic interface and then does a quick side mission to demonstrate combat and dialogue options.  This title is available

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