Hart & Usagi #97: Corsi Takes Leave


In episode 97 we chat about Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Google Stadia reviews, best 50 games of this decade, and more.

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* Sony Interactive Entertainment Global Second Party Games head Gio Corsi leaves PlayStation
* “A liar and a bully”: Blizzard’s company values no longer matter to protesting fans
* Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Just Threw in His Support for Blitzchung
* Blizzard president clarifies decision to ban Hearthstone player and two casters over Hong Kong controversy
* Street Fighter V: Champion Edition announced alongside DLC character Gill
* Leaked PlayStation 5 dev kit photo hits the internet
* Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack coming to North America
* Google Stadia reviews round-up, all the scores
* The best video games of the decade – the top 50 games from 2010-2020, ranked

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #65: Bombshells


On this episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we chat mainly about the game announcements from E3 2015 among a few other things. Join us.

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* GameStop to acquire ThinkGeek parent company Geeknet
* The First Class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame
* Uncharted PS4 Collection Removes Multiplayer for Uncharted 2 and 3
* USgamer Community Question: What’s Your All-Time Favorite Arcade Game?
* The Jimquisition: Steam Refunds
* Arc System Works buys out Double Dragon, River City Ransom rights
* Bethesda E3 2015 Press Conference News Roundup
* Microsoft E3 2015 Press Conference News Roundup
* Electronic Arts E3 2015 Press Conference News Roundup
* Ubisoft E3 2015 Press Conference News Roundup
* Sony E3 2015 Press Conference News Roundup
* All of the Nintendo E3 2015 Release Dates
* Sony will support development of ‘Shenmue 3’
* Season Passes are Not Good for Gamers, says Hitman Dev
* How Far Can Drawn to Death’s Intriguing Aesthetic Take It?
* Shenmue 3 Creator Also Wants to do Shenmue 4

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #19 XL


The Hart & Usagi Podcast is back with episode 19 and on the show we cover news on the Wii U among many other topics. We welcome SonicHomeboy back and part way during the show madtyger calls in!

Double Dragon Neon’s soundtrack
Wii U price
– Bayonetta 2
Wii U’s software launch list
Nintendo TVii
Hard drives for Wii U
Wii abandoned
WiiPads and replacement
Kill Instinct
PS3 super slim
Midway Arcade Origins
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Dead or Alive 5
Mass Effect fan negativity
– The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda Softworks
– Games recently bought
– Tim Burton

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New Releases 2012: Jan. 29-Feb. 18

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For the first of the major new releases of the new year, it starts of slowly and then builds up to the launch of the PlayStation Vita. Despite a bunch of greatly anticipated games, I’m not sure about most of them. How’s it looking for you? Let me know in the comments.

WEEK of 1/29
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, X360)
NeverDead (PS3, X360)
Soul Calibur V (PS3, X360)

WEEK of 2/5
Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3, X360, PC)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Shank 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
The Darkness II (PS3, X360, PC)
The House of the Dead III (PS3)

WEEK of 2/12
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS3, X360, PSV)
F1 2011 (PSV)
FIFA Soccer (PSV)
Grand Slam Tennis 2 (PS3, X360)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PSV)
Little Deviants (PSV)
Lumines: Electronic Symphony (PSV)
ModNation Racers: Road Trip (PSV)
Rayman Origins (PSV)
Rhythm Heaven Fever (WII)
Tales of the Abyss (3DS)
Tekken 3D Prime Edition (3DS)
Twisted Metal (PS3)
UFC Undisputed 3 (PS3, X360)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PSV)
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PSV)
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour (PSV)
Wipeout 2048 (PSV)

New Releases 2011: July 10-30


Unlike the previous three weeks, this time there’s three games I’m looking forward to, but only two I can get at the moment. Bastion is the one I’m interested in, but I hope it gets an eventual release on PSN.

It’s been awhile since a movie-based game has looked like it could be pretty good and Captain America: Super Soldier is that game.

El Shaddai is the final title and probably the one which has me the most curious. It’s Ignition Entertainment’s first and last self-developed game. It currently has a demo available. I liked what I played, but I can easily see it not being for most people.

WEEK of 7/10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (PS3, X360, PC, WII, DS)
L.A. Noire: Reefer Madness (PS3, X360)
Ms. ‘Splosion Man (X360)
NCAA Football 12 (PS3, X360)

WEEK of 7/17
Bastion (X360)
Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PS3, X360)
Captain America: Super Soldier (PS3, X360, WII, DS)
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues (PS3, X360, PC)
Just Dance Summer Party (WII)

WEEK of 7/24
Catherine (PS3, X360)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3, X360)
From Dust (X360, PC)
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions (3DS)
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff (PC, MAC)
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (PS3, X360)

New Releases 2011: February 13-26


Being a fan of the Contra series, I’m excited for Hard Corps: Uprising. I’ll just have to wait a bit longer for the PS3 version. With Splinter Cell: Conviction getting a release on the Macintosh I’m holding out some hope a PS3 port is in the cards at some point.

Okay, enough of what I wish to happen and onto what is happening that I’m interested in.

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’m not looking to get Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at the moment. But I did hear it doesn’t play as close to its prequel as it does play more like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Still I’m not totally against eventually giving this game a look.

As with any game which gets a bad rap from shit mongers like Fox News, I will be getting a new copy of Bulletstorm at some point. Knowingly lying by saying such dumb shit from so-called “experts” like this game will make you want to rape will get any game my full support.

The Dreamcast Collection for the Xbox 360 consists of Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5 Part 2, and Crazy Taxi for anybody wondering what’s included.

Back To The Future: Episode I (PS3)
Gears of War Triple Pack (X360)
Hard Corps: Uprising (X360)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3, X360)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (MAC)

Bejeweled Blitz Live (X360)
Bulletstorm (PS3, X360)
Dreamcast Collection (PC, X360)
EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious (PC)
Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money (PS3, PC)
Killzone 3 (PS3)
Radiant Historia (DS)
Ys I & II Chronicles (PSP)
de Blob 2 (PS3, X360, WII, DS)

New Releases 2010: Oct. 17-30


DJ Hero 2 (PS3, X360, WII)
EA Sports MMA (PS3, X360)
Empire: Total War – Gold Edition (PC)
Fallout: New Vegas (PS3, X360, PC)
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (WII)
NBA 2K11 (WII)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3, X360)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PS3, X360)
Saw II: Flesh & Blood (PS3, X360)
The Shoot (PS3)
Time Crisis: Razing Storm (PS3)
Vanquish (PS3, X360)

DeathSpank (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Fable III (X360, PC)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (PS3, X360)
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack (PS3. X360)
Rock Band 3 (PS3, X360, WII, DS)
Shaun White Skateboarding (PS3, X360, WII)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (PS3, X360, PC, WII, DS)
The Fight: Lights Out (PS3)
The Sims 3 (PS3, X360, DS)
Tony Hawk: Shred (PS3, X360, WII)
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (PS3, X360, WII, PSP, PS2)