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Nintendo agrees to GTFO

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Nintendo agrees to GTFO

In a surprise announcement today, Nintendo unveiled to the world it’s new character share program allowing developers to do pretty much anything they want with Nintendo assets. “We are excited to announce that going forward, Nintendo of America is no longer in the gaming market, but rather the culture market.” Reggie Fils-Amie went on to describe their new service platform as “pay to experience.” “Basically, we own your childhood anyway and all you do is complain about more Zelda, Mario, and Metroid games. As a result, we are going to just let you make your own garbage until you come crawling back.” This announcement is rumored to come on the heels of well known internet Dev troll Wario McWheener’s repetitious attacks in the past few years claiming; “Come on, man. I could have made a decent Metroid game by now.” No new details yet about the way Nintendo will be charging for this service, but industry insiders assure us it has something to do with suing people later. This article is...

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No Hitman Isn’t Cancelled

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No Hitman Isn’t Cancelled

No Hitman Isn’t Cancelled While everyone is in a tizzy over Square-Enix seemingly pulling the latest installment of “Hitman” (The ferociously popular silent-as-you-please assassination series,) SE has asked everyone not to panic. The game is presently set for a March 11th release, and the Company has assured everyone, that the apparent disappearance from pre-order status on the PSN is not call for alarm, having this to say over twitter: If your HITMAN preorder is cancelled, don't panic. Release date is still March 11. We're adjusting a few things & will update in a few days. — HITMAN (@Hitman) January 13, 2016 The company was evidently gearing up for the next reveal, as the status on PSN simply needed to include Beta Invitations: The HITMAN Beta arrives on PS4 and PC in February 2016! More details on the Hitman blog: https://t.co/oQjF8Tq7Pp https://t.co/ZwSVuqPUEl — HITMAN (@Hitman) December 7, 2015   Apparently, this Beta available in February is actually more of a pre-quel to get your juices flowing, which covers a bit of the back-story of Agent 47. Crisis Averted! How about you? Are you preordering the game? Let us know in the comments below!  ...

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The PS Vita is (Officially) the world’s most advanced Wii U Gamepad

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The PS Vita is (Officially) the world’s most advanced Wii U Gamepad

Is this the end for the PSVita? Has anything REALLY changed?

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Portland Nostalgia Exp… I Mean, Portland Retro Gaming Expo

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Portland Nostalgia Exp… I Mean, Portland Retro Gaming Expo

October 21, 2015. The day Marty Mclfy arrived in the delorean with Doc Brown to save his kids from going to jail. Also in October of 2015 is the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, a place that will make you feel like you’ve been sent back to 1985. With all the pinball machines and booths selling old Nintendo and Atari games, and music like David Bowie and Europe playing through the convention center, I had to retrace my steps in my head to make sure I hadn’t stepped into some kind of time portal taking me back to when I was a 5 year old. cosplayers, artists, and retro game enthusiasts filled the room and made me think that I might have just died in some kind of train crash on my way there and went to heaven instead. So many different and cool things to see and play that i had either not seen in 20 years, or had never even heard of. Every corner of the room held something awesome, but towards the arcades, I noticed an old Dragon Slayer arcade game, so I headed that direction to see what other gems were out there. A whole row of pinball machines that I’m pretty sure they pulled from the nickle arcade that was down the street from my parents house when I was a kid. They had the 4 player versions of both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-men. The old Road Blasters arcade and some new crazy version of F-zero that had a moving chair and about 6 new characters/ships I had no idea existed. A new arcade game called “Tweet Fighter” was being demonstrated. It looked like the old Street Fight II game, but it was turn based and played on a keyboard. You would start by picking a twitter a twitter username, and then take turns by typing in keywords that people would use when they mention the @username. The more relevant the keyword, the more damage the attack would do. There were some newer arcades, and by newer I mean they didn’t come out in the 80’s, mixed in too. San Francisco Rush and San Francisco Rush 2049, along with Big Buck Hunter, to name a few. They even had a couple of the late 90’s Star Wars Trilogy arcade cabinets. I had to spend a few minutes with that and my old friend Area 51, gotten me through some hard times, those two. All the way in the back, the Tetris world championships were being held and a documentary was being filmed on the event. The rest of the floor was the booths that are standard in conventions, holding gadgets, trinkets and art inspired from all manner of games. They parked the Angry Video Game Nerd’s van inside and you could go and sit in it if you wanted. My favorite was the new gadgets they have for playing older games. A 3-in-1 console that played Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games caught my eye along with a handheld Super Nintendo that looked like a giant Super Nintendo controller with a screen in the middle called a “Supaboy”. There were even some roms that had been put into cartridges that will play on a Super Nintendo available, and they weren’t the regular titles. Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes, a fan made...

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Game On Expo 2015 – Saturday

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Game On Expo 2015 – Saturday

So I was given the distinct pleasure of going to the debut convention of Game On Expo hosted by John Lester, better known as Gamester81. There was so much to cover I couldn’t contain my excitement to see all the Youtube celebrities.     Upon entering the convention center, I had no issue getting setup with my badge to enter. Everything was very well organized at the beginning to make it the least painful experience as possible. It was apparent that some of the people didn’t really know how to answer some questions or where to direct you, but they were very quick and polite to help you as much as they could. So yes, I was ready for some hiccups for a first timer expo, but no, it wasn’t bad at all. I personally really love how small the convention was, not as large as my favorite Amazing Arizona Comi-con but not as overwhelmingly huge as Phoenix Comi-con. Apparently being there right when they opened made me feel like I had gotten an early access pass. No one wanted to wake up that early I suppose but I also live 9 minutes away so, there’s that.   The arcade room (right) is a really solid layout, this is also the most empty it was the entire time I was there. Two hours in and it turned into (left) one hell of a party.         The vendors themselves weren’t bad, they are as you would expect from conventions, ranging from stupid expensive to really well priced. Not exceptional deals but being one of the first ones there I walked away with some great priced games. I aquired, not to brag: Phantasy Star Online Episode III for $15, typically I find this game much more expensive. By far the best was Retro City Games, love their pricing. I also came across a soon to be open video game themed bar, The Grid, that will be opening in October (below). But that wasn’t the only thing to see, there were artists all over the place and game designers, I make it a personal objective to buy at least one piece of artwork and get it signed by the creator. They put so much work into their art and need the support to keep it alive.   I also met so many cosplayers in the cosplay hall, but by far the best attraction wasKiba the Cosplay Corgi (right). The only downside to that hall was it was way too tight and it got so hot so quickly with all those bodies in there that they eventually had to move the poor people out to the larger room next door. They played The Wizard in the theater as well as Nintendo Quest, a fantastic documentary. As well as two panel rooms for the events that had the designated schedule on each rooms door. The only downside is that, if you two panels that you really wanted to see were going on at the same time, you would have to miss one, or see only half of one to go see the final half of the other panel. Luckily the ones I wanted to see didn’t collide with each other. Not to mention when times were changed, they were extremely efficient...

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We may have a “Remaster” on our hands

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We may have a “Remaster” on our hands

It would appear it hasn’t taken long for Arnie Roth to comment on what he said at the concert: So at least for now, it doesn’t appear there is a “remake;” but what is most interesting is that it says the word “remake” was a misused and not that the announcement should be disregarded in it’s entirety. This leaves us wondering if he meant to say “remaster” instead or nothing at all? This is still the first comment on the matter we have received from either Distant Worlds OR Square Enix, but our hope is that we are swapping words and not removing the whole idea all together. As usual we will keep you updated as the story...

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FFXII HD teased by Arnie Roth; SE Confirmation or Sackings Immanent.

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FFXII HD teased by Arnie Roth; SE Confirmation or Sackings Immanent.

No one is really sure if he was mistaken or if they were talking about the soundtrack…

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Ballistic Glitch Fist: Episode 1 – Happy Birthday Virtual boy

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Ballistic Glitch Fist: Episode 1 – Happy Birthday Virtual boy

Episode 1 of Ballistic Glitch fist with Moses and James! We talk about the the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Boy in all it’s red laser glory. We also touch on EarthBounds 25th year of being an awesome game. Gaming news and game gossip here we come!...

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New on Steam This Week: The Bug Butcher

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New on Steam This Week: The Bug Butcher

The Bug Butcher, courtesy of Austria based Awfully Nice Studios, is new to Steam this week. Awfully Nice consists of former Blizzard co-workers:  Till Aschwanden and Rainer Zoettl. This is the only game listed on their website, so I assume this is their first release. This game bears an obvious resemblance to the Capcom classic Buster Bros., which featured gameplay where you shoot balls in the air with a harpoon gun, each shot breaking the balls in half until there is nothing left. I always had a fondness for that game, and classic shooters in general, so I feel at home here with The Bug Butcher. Rather than balls, you’re firing at a beautifully animated array of ferocious bugs! The game starts with your main character, Harry, landing in his spaceship to come help out with a bug infestation at a research facility. Having a big gun tends to land you gigs of that nature. A quick tutorial, in the form of shooting coffee cups out of the air, gets you familiar with the simple controls you will be using throughout the game. Nothing fancy here, you just move and shoot, and use a power-up when you have one. That’s it. LOVE the character design and animation. All sorts of critters are out to get you, whether they be big, round, pink guys that shoot out smaller pink guys when you shoot them, or spiders that try to eat the scientists via a long tongue, or jumping critters who want to eat your face:   It’s a pretty easy-going affair early on, but as you get further in, shit gets real, as more and more bugs fill the screen, making it hard to keep track of it all. Time is NOT on your side, as a decontamination program kicks off after a certain period, killing everything in the chamber, including you, so you better blast as fast as you can. I can’t tell you how many times I lost with one or two little critters left. Makes ya nuts! As real as the struggle is, I just keep coming back, and that’s the sign of a great game. I bought this game for the purpose of reviewing it, but I got so caught up, that I often forgot this was “work” and I simply had a good time.     I didn’t realize the game was incomplete going in. “Vs.” and “Endless” modes are locked, and the game ends after level 18. It’s almost a relief, because by that time, the game is causing irreversible stress. Sure, there are some glitches strewn about the game, but so what, it will be fixed later. I’m excited to see a new studio cranking out some good ole quality shooting. I look forward to the future content of this game and any other projects these guys produce. Buy it!!! p.s. Every time the screen says “First Wave” or “Second Wave”, I think of the Skeet Surfin’ song from the movie Top Secret. EVERY TIME....

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Introducing Ballistic Glitch Fist!

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Introducing Ballistic Glitch Fist!

Introducing our new weekly GlitchSlap podcast called Ballistic Glitch Fist! Episode 0 – Amateurs This is our test episode so the audio isn’t perfect. Also I’m getting over a cold so I hope you enjoy lots of throat clearing and awkward pauses.  Joining me is the handsome and dashing Moses....

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