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A Eulogy for P.T.

"It's not gonna happen, and that breaks my greasy heart." Read Guillermo Del Toro recount how happy everything was before it all went to hell: ...

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Konami vs. The Internet: A Follow-U...

In sum: Konami couldn't properly take down my video because they had provided no explanation why they would need to take down my video. YouTube st...

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Review: Broken Age

Of course, I'm far too mature and sophisticated for this baby game. Humph. Note: Version reviewed was PS4...

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Review: Crypt of the NecroDancer

New, new, neeeeeew! I demand new control schemes to satiate my ceaseless desire for innovation! Crypt of the NecroDancer is on Steam: http://st...

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Two Months Later, Gone Home Is Still Asking Us What A Game Actually Is

Two months ago, I made a Gone Home review and said that I'd like to follow it up with an in-depth, deeper and more spoiler-sprinkled sec...

A Eulogy for P.T.

“It’s not gonna happen, and that breaks my greasy heart.”

Read Guillermo Del Toro recount how happy everything was before it all went to hell: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/15/guillermo-del-toro-laments-what-silent-hills-couldve-been

Last week on the TOVG Podcast, we recount the Konami takedown experience, the lasting appeal of WoW, and the kickstarting appeal of Igivania: http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/category/podcasts/tovg-podcast/

Konami vs. The Internet: A Follow-Up

In sum: Konami couldn’t properly take down my video because they had provided no explanation why they would need to take down my video. YouTube stepped in for the very first time and said “dude, stop.” Polygon’s lawyer thinks I’m in the clear. There were Konami games here. They’re gone now.

This video uses the tracks “Twisted” and “Highlight Reel” from incompitech.org.

 

Last week on the podcast, we talked about Nintendo theme parks, Samus hugs, mod bans, and five nights four: http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/featured/the-tovg-podcast-48-nintendoland/

Review: Broken Age

Of course, I’m far too mature and sophisticated for this baby game. Humph.

Note: Version reviewed was PS4

Review: Crypt of the NecroDancer

New, new, neeeeeew! I demand new control schemes to satiate my ceaseless desire for innovation!

Crypt of the NecroDancer is on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/
Soundtrack: http://store.steampowered.com/app/314680/

George and friends talk vomiting, last week’s delay, Deus Ex and your $25 class-action PS Vita reward on the TOVG podcast: http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/podcasts/the-tovg-podcast-45-dry-george/

Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft (Spoilers!)

Shoggoths, tentacles and sanity meters. Let’s see how much Lovecraft there is in Bloodborne!

Warning: this video spoils pretty much everything. Almost all the endings, optional bosses, monsters, item descriptions. Everything.

A free anthology of Lovecraft stories can be found here. I reccomend starting with Call of Cthulhu, then Innsmouth, then the Mountains of Madness: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031h.html

Review: Axiom Verge

At the time of uploading, Axiom Verge is only available on the PS4 on the PSN Store here: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/axiom-verge/cid=UP2149-CUSA01230_00-AXIOMVERGE001PS4

Due to indie game funding politics, it’ll be coming to PC and other platforms around “May”

Review: Pillars of Eternity

Disclaimer: One time at Dragon Con I had a soda with Chris Avellone and he said I was a cool dude for playing 250 hours of New Vegas.

Pillars of Eternity on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/291650/
Gog: http://www.gog.com/game/pillars_of_eternity_hero_edition

8th Gen Console Gaming: The Bunnyhop Review

Birds fly, fish swim, and George hates consoles:

Also, here’s a PNG of my Mii avatar so you can stick him on your Christmas cards or whatever: http://i.imgur.com/XKSJ0Ee.png

This video uses music from Kevin Macleod at incompetech.com/

Last week on the TOVG podcast, we eschewed newstalk so that we could just chit-chat about games casually. Which devolved into arguing about which Fallout is the best Fallout, of course:

http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/podcasts/the-tovg-podcast-41-the-great-fallout-war/

Review: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Do you like hurting other people?

Hotline Miami 2 on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/274170/

Australian viewers, I’ve heard that Gamersgate and Get Games Go might work:

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-HM2SE/hotline-miami-2-wrong-number-digital-special-edition

http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/hotline-miami-2-collectors-edition

George got a PS4 and played a lot of games on it this week also. Hear about it on the TOVG podcast: http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/tag/tovg-podcast/

This video uses music from audiomicro.com

Retro Review: Policenauts

This week I went back and finally checked out Kojima’s forbidden fruit: Policenauts. What did I think?

GDC talk and Maxis getting the axes this week on the TOVG podcast: http://www.thatonevideogamer.com/tag/tovg-podcast/

Supplementary materials:
Policenauts fan translation project: http://policenauts.net/english/
Hideo Kojima interview on Game Center CX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wPAVBNjQ0o
1996 Kojima interview on Policenauts: http://shmuplations.com/policenauts/
Retroware TV’s Policenauts retrospective: http://retrowaretv.com/policenauts-retrospective-a-video-game-odyssey/

I know I was rough on it, but goddammit that’s a great soundtrack.

 

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