Hart & Usagi #78: Switching It Up

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A brand new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast is here! We chat about a variety of topics like the Nintendo Switch, The Last Guardian, Mafia 3, and more.

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NEWS:
* Recent games played
* “Ultimate Gaming Deodorant” Kickstarter Campaign Launches
* Henshin Developing Film Based on ‘Klonoa’ Video Games
* Doom Designer on Video Game Violence and Culture
* The Nintendo Switch Dock Is “Not the Main Console”
* The Last Guardian Has Finally Gone Gold
* Why Beyond Good & Evil 2 Has Taken So Long
* People are mad they have to play a black character in FIFA 17
* Mafia 3 Begins With Statement About Racism
* Triple-A development is not worth it, according to Amy Hennig
* The PS3’s Launch Price Was Way Too Much, Former Exec Says
* Microsoft Among Those Reportedly Interested in Possibly Buying Twitter

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #63: Game Boy Advance

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On this episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we welcome back Dan (first time since ep. 52) to chat about the Game Boy Advance along with other news items as per usual. All this plus your feedback!

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Dark Souls II
* 5 Video Game Reboots That Never Should Have Been Made
* Smash Bros. vs. Mortal Kombat pro scene
* Steam community-created content now for sale
* Valve abandons paid ‘Skyrim’ mods on Steam
* Comcast officially abandons Time Warner Cable merger plans
* Nintendo backs off of bringing Super Nintendo games to Wii U
* PS4’s P.T., a Teaser for the Next Silent Hill, Being Removed Soon
* Silent Hills Cancelled, Konami Confirms
* What Is the Value of P.T.?
* 10 Lamest Video Game Characters of All Time
* Mega Man Creator’s Mighty No. 9 Release Date Revealed
* Steam To Get Its First Adults-Only Rated Game
* This is the ESRB rating & descriptors for PC game Hatred & Far Cry 3. The AO game looks less problematic.
* Watch Pro Gamer Troll 8 Year Old In Mortal Kombat X
* Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed
* Game Boy Advance

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New Releases 2013: Sept. 15-28

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WEEK of 9/15
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, X360)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WU)
The Wonderful 101 (WU)

WEEK of 9/22
Armored Core: Verdict Day (PS3, X360)
FIFA 14 (PS3, X360, WII, PSV, PS2)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (PC)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3, X360)
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (PC, 3DS, WU)
Shadow Warrior (PC)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PS3)

New Releases 2012: Sept. 9-29

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WEEK of SEPTEMBER 9
Double Dragon Neon (PS3, X360)
I Am Alive (PC)
Joe Danger 2: The Movie (X360)
NHL 13 (PS3, X360)
Quantum Conundrum: IKE-aramba! (PS3, X360)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3, X360)

WEEK of SEPTEMBER 16
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC, MAC)
Borderlands 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
FIFA Soccer 13 (PC, 3DS)
Jet Set Radio (PS3, X360, PC)
Kirby’s Dream Collection (WII)
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector Set (PS3, X360)
Torchlight II (PC)

WEEK of SEPTEMBER 23
Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3, X360, 3DS)
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3, X360)
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3, X360, PSP, PSV, WII)
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy (PC)
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (PSV)
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (PS3, X360)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3, X360, PC, WII)
Tokyo Jungle (PS3)

For more gaming entertainment, check out episode 18 of the Hart & Usagi Podcast.

As I Saw It: E3 2012 EA Press Conference

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PLEASE NOTE: This is my comments from Twitter that I made as the conference happened. If you can’t handle a difference of opinion from your own, then please DO NOT read this or comment.
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* EA’s conf. has begun. Expecting suckage.

* Caution: Rich, out-of-touch man on stage.

DEAD SPACE 3
* Dead Space 3 trailer. Go, go “spine-tingling.”

* Live demo lacks the, oh I don’t know, spine-tingling I was promised. What am I watching? RE6?

* RT @lightwarrior179: Dead Space 3 has morphed into a cousin of Gears and Lost Planet and it is so obvious I feel Captain Obvious threatening me from afar.

* Nice try at the end of the demo to claim you are still scary. #fail

MADDEN NFL ’13
* Madden NFL ’13 tells you that you aren’t good enough. :P

* The new Infinity engine. To “Infinity” and beyond.

* Michael Irvin talking about biting too much. Next thing you know he’ll go for the guy’s ear.

* Speaking of retirement: This game series needs to retire.

SIMCITY
* Maxis rep. out to Facebook your Simcity. Subtitled “Social.”

* RT @jeffgerstmann: Dude behind us is losing it at every announcement. Simcity Facebook? “Oohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!”

* New Simcity shown (main version). Never been a fan so no comment. Has multiplayer.

BATTLEFIELD 3
* Battlefield 3 theme sounds like it’s used for torture.

* “Premium” service is just EA wanting some of that “Elite” money.

* Did that say “Own More?” According to companies like EA, I don’t own anything, I license it.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC
* Please remove this from my screen. That IP is old alright…and stale.

MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER
* Time for Mega Beard to tells us about Medal of Honor: Warfighter. You know, more CoD. *rolls eyes*

* Reminder: Middle East = topical, Arabs speak English.

* RT @lightwarrior179: Medal of Honor. Do they still have those ULTRA-realistic beards? Or is the focus on MAN-chest hair this time?
Reply::Beard and chest hair DLC.

* RT @lightwarrior179: No pubes? Or is that a secret mod reserved for the “Hot Coffee” DLC?
Reply::No Comment ROFL!

* Okay, @EA, enough with the ULTRA MAN GAMES!

* All of these FPS CoD games are making me want to dislike the movie Black Hawk Down. Screw them!

* RT @JimSterling: In Medal of Honor: GunGunGun, weld guns to your guns so the guns shoot guns at an army of giant guns armed with giant guns.

FIFA ’13
* I hate to break it to this FIFA guy, but he must be told. You aren’t innovative! You’re simulating real life. NOT innovative!

* FIFA 13 is also not any sort of revolution. Just stop. I don’t buy marketing speak, numbnuts.

UFC…something
* Hey, look! It’s Dana White! EA found a bigger douchebag than themselves.

* Herp, derp is all I hear out of Dana’s mouth.

NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
* Need For Speed; Most Wanted? Criteron is making it, but didn’t we already get a “Most Wanted?”

* I wish they’d go back to Burnout. Crash doesn’t count!

* It’s pretty obvious by fan reactions: They want a new Burnout instead.

* RT @lightwarrior179: Most Wanted seems closer to Burnout Paradise than one would have imagined. That’s a good thing of course.
Reply:: Damn right. Let’s hope so anyway.

CRYSIS 3
* Demo time for Crysis 3. It’s another shooter. It had better do different things than BF, CoD, or MoH and more of it.

* “If you’re watching on the Internet, thanks for being here.” I’m not sure how I’m able to be there. Johnny’s a bit confused on how the Internet works.

New Releases 2010: Oct. 3-16

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A number of games jump out at me for the next fortnight. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow looks decent as does Enslaved: Odyssey to the West a bit more.

Medal of Honor has been on my radar ever since the announcement at E3 of the remake of Frontline included at no extra cost.

I may finally get around to playing Devil Kings on PS2 with the release of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 10/3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3, X360)
Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (X360)
Def Jam Rapstar (PS3, X360, WII)
NBA Jam (WII)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3, X360)
FIFA Soccer 11 (WII, DS)
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS)
Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice (X360)
NBA 2K11 (PS3, X360, WII, PS2, PSP, PC)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (DS)
Wii Party (WII)

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 10/10
Alan Wake: The Writer (X360)
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Everquest: House of Thule (PC)
Invizimals (PSP)
Lost Planet 2 (PC)
Lucha Libre AAA Heroes of the Ring (PS3, X360, DS, PSP)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (DS)
Medal of Honor (PS3, X360, PC)
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (PS3, WII)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (PS3, X360, WII)
Super Scribblenauts (DS)
The Shoot (PS3)

New Releases 2010: Sept. 19-Oct. 2

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Other than Dead Rising 2 next week, there isn’t a whole lot of big name releases for the rest of this month. I’m personally looking forward to the PS3 version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 9/19
Darksiders (PC)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3, X360)
F1 2010 (PS3, X360, PC)
New Carnival Games (WII, DS)
Painkiller: Pandemonium (PC)
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (X360)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)
Sonic Adventure (PS3)

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 9/26
Borderlands: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution (PS3, X360, PC)
Dead Rising 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
Dragon’s Lair Trilogy (WII)
FIFA Soccer 11 (PS3, X360, WII, PC, PS2, PSP, DS)
Front Mission Evolved (PS3, X360, PC)
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (PS3, X360, PC, WII)
Hydrophobia (X360)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PS3, PC)
MySims SkyHeroes (PS3, X360, WII, DS)
Quantum Theory (PS3, X360)
Samurai Warriors 3 (WII)
Sid Meier’s Pirates! (WII)
The Sims 3 Deluxe (PC)