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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New Releases 2013: Oct. 6-26


Capcom Esssentials is a compilation at retail of five previously released games: Dead Rising 2, Devil May Cry 4, Mega Man 10, Resident Evil 6, and Super Street Fighter IV.

WEEK of 10/6
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Capcom Essentials (PS3, X360)
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3)
F1 2013 (PC)
Just Dance 2014 (PS3, X360, WU, WII)
Pokemon X (3DS)
Pokemon Y (3DS)

WEEK of 10/13
Skylanders Swap Force (PS3, X360, WU, 3DS, WII)
Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV)

WEEK of 10/20
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3, X360, PC, WU)
Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (PS3, X360, PC, WU)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3, X360, PC, WU)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (PSV, 3DS, DS)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (PS3, X360, PC)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (X360, 3DS, WII)
Wii Party U (WU)

New Releases 2012: Wii U & Rest of the Year


WEEK of NOV. 18
007 Legends (WU)
Assassin’s Creed III (PC, WU)
Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition (WU)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (WU)
Darksiders II (WU)
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, X360, PC, WU, WII, MAC)
Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion (3DS)
Hitman: Absolution (PS3, X360)
Just Dance 4 (WU)
NBA 2K13 (WU)
New Super Mario Bros. U (WU)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (WU)
Nintendo Land (WU)
Persona 4 Golden (PSV)
PlanetSide 2 (PC)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, PSV)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (3DS)
Resistance Collection (PS3)
Skylanders Giants (WU)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3, X360, WU)
Tank! Tank! Tank! (WU)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (WU)
ZombiU (WU)

WEEK of NOV. 25
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (PS3, PSV)

WEEK of DEC. 2
Far Cry 3 (PS3, X360, PC)
Mass Effect Trilogy (PS3)

WEEK of DEC. 9
Hawken (PC)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PSV, 3DS)

New Releases 2012: October 7-27


WEEK of Oct. 7
Code of Princess (3DS)
Dishonored (PS3, X360, PC)
Just Dance 4 (PS3, X360, WII)
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (PS3, X360)
Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS)
Retro City Rampage (PS3, PSV, PC)
Spy Hunter (PSV)
Worms Revolution (PS3, X360, PC)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, X360, PC)

WEEK of Oct. 14
007 Legends (PS3, X360, PC)
Dance Central 3 (X360)
Dokuro (PSV)
Doom 3 BFG Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Jet Set Radio (PSV)
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PSV)

WEEK of Oct. 21
Forza Horizon (X360)
Just Dance: Disney Party (WII, X360)
Killzone HD (PS3)
Killzone Trilogy (PS3)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3, X360, PC)
Skylanders Giants (PS3, X360, WII, 3DS)
Spy Hunter (3DS)
Street Fighter X Tekken (PSV)
The Unfinished Swan (PS3)

As I Saw It: E3 2012 Nintendo Press Conference


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.

* Miyamoto’s got Pikmins in his pocket! #creepy

* I hate to break it to Nintendo, but your Wii U is *still* hooked up to the TV.

* It’s been 10 years since the last one. Dissing their Gamecube about not being able to handle the power of Pikmin 3 is funny.

* Shout outs to a few live streaming providers of their conference. What about GameSpot.com, Reggie? They did it first and best in streaming!

* Nintendo All-Access at E3. A name to remember, Reggie says. At e3 *dramatic pause* .nintendo *dramatic pause* .com

* NES comparison with Wii U with 2 controllers. INNOVATION! >_>

* I love how they feel the need to explain their new controller. Who’s such an idiot to need this?

* Is this the menu of the Wii U? It looks like cluttered ass. Game icons (I’m guessing) with small Miis and speech bubbles. Definitely very cluttered.

* New Super Mario Bros. 2. It’s looking like every other tired Mario game.

* I’m sorry. New Super Mario Bros. U. Stop with the system name tie-ins to your game titles!

* Batman with new features we know will be pointless.

* BAT mode for all at once explosions. What’s this? A Michael Bay mode?

* It’s pretty safe to say that Scribblenauts Unlimited with have limited options.

* Reggie’s body is ready for Wii Fit U. I’m ready to not care.

* Husband in trailer got SCHOOLED! Get outta the way you fatass! Your wife is taking charge.

* Sing is some dumb stuff. Xbox’s Lips felt like it ran a trailer.
Reply to me::@VGnPizza: Their Lips should Sing on my Flute ;)

* 3DS system is SO awesome that it gets NO time at this conf. with exception of New Super Mario Bros. 2.

* “I won’t be explaining anything about this game.” *Cheers* (lol) Aug. 29th.

* Paper Mario Sticker Star with more gameplay. Whatever that means. I hate when they throw games out there quickly.

* Luigi’s Mansion 2. Can’t comment because we need to move too fast. I feel like Vince Russo wrote this press conf.

* Finally no more specific IPs getting the Lego look. I’ve been waiting for the generic Lego game! This is it.

* “Chase McCain? You’re a LEGEND!”
Reply to me::@gamespot: We feel sheepish for not knowing him.

* RT @SonicHomeboy: Well, that Lego City game does look charming. Maybe, maybe.
Reply::You mean generic.

* Yves of Ubisoft got lost finding his E3 booth and landed on Nintendo’s stage.

* I feel a Splinter Cell coming.

* Nope. Well, there is Just Dance 4…and four goofs on stage doing as Madonna said.

* RT @jeffgerstmann: Bring Flo Rida out here!
Reply::Let’s not.

* Tired zombie themed game ZombiU is back. Scan with the controller. Snipe with the controller. Break free with the controller. Door hacking with the controller.

* ZombiU zombiFucks Reggie’s face up and then onto Ubisoft games video. Transitions be damned.

* They list off game titles so quickly it’s really difficult to give a shit about any of them.

* Wasn’t that what I had back in the ’80s-early ’90s before Sony stomped their ass?

* Nintendo Land is PlayStation Home, but with their retarded looking Miis.

* RT @JimSterling: Nintendo Land. Can’t wait to play that for literally four minutes and then never again, forever.

* They are spending WAY to much time on this.

* Take one more look because I’m sure to think this isn’t stupid eventually.

* Remember it’s at e3 *dramatic pause* .nintendo *dramatic pause* .com

Check out more of my E3 coverage here.

As I Saw It: E3 2012 Ubisoft Press Conference


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.

* Ubisoft conf. starts off with more crap rap.

* Just Dance continues on with the fourth entry.

* Flo Rida only happy because he’s getting phat paid. Otherwise he doesn’t care.

* Backstage? WTF is this? Pro wrestling? Is he going to be in a crappy vignette later on?

* “We’re all a little bit gay.” Best stupid line ever!

* ANOTHER god damn shooter and I’m going to do something boss, he says.

* Far Cry 3 with first-person crowd-hyping!

* I just thought that the questions they claim are from the Internet by “Backstage Guy” are probably fake.

* Terrorist plot in a video game? Never…

* Backstage guy just said they were scripted. I told you this was pro wrestling.

* CGI trailer for Avengers: Battle for Earth. No gameplay shown means I don’t care.

* I’ve been welcomed.

* I just can’t get excited for this art style. I’m not a fan of it.

* 5-players at once. Sounds like New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

* “COME CHECK US OUT AT THE BOOTH!” Calm the fuck down. Christ!

* Too many CoD games and now the continuation of the zombie theme. STOP THIS NONSENSE!

* Not awesome, sorry. The idea has been to death!

* RT @CTWatters: ZombiU. Okay, fine. Let’s ramp up the Wii U puns, Ubisoft. Ur Shape Fitness. MariU Kart. U Can Just Dance. Avengers: U Battle ‘Em.

* Doing what everyone else is doing is not innovation! Stop throwing that term around.

* Assassin’s Creed III’s setting is still intriguing.

* Apparently “Wolfie” isn’t going to be fine after all.

* RT @SonicHomeboy: Perhaps his foster parents were dead.

* Assassin’s Creed III now with more boot gnawing.

* #ACIII is honestly the best game I’ve seen all day so far. It helps I haven’t play anything past #ACII. It’s basically more of the same with a new setting. Why do I like it so?

* This October, Wolfie’s gonna die.

* Another FPS?! Suck my extremely unexcited and limp dick!

* “Shootmania. This is esports.” It’s also something nobody wants!

* RT @jeffgerstmann: If this is eSports, I want out.

* Not a single person in competitive gaming calls it “esports.” It’s a marketing term and it only serves to make people hate you.

* Sorry, Yves. We don’t have time for you. Time limit was 1 hour not 1 hour and until we feel like it.

* What’s the point of this “CTOS?” It’s a depressing look into the lack of privacy of today.

* Ubisoft’s time was up 10 mins. ago. They’re fucking with my time table. NOBODY FUCKS WITH MY TIME TABLE!

* Important info like what the hell is this is seriously lacking right now.

* RT @gvaranini: Is this an episode of Lost?
Reply::Yes, as in Lost My Attention.

* If I tell Yves I’m 100% sold on this already, will they please end the conf.?

* I love giving a message via bullet.

* Finally a title to go with the new game. Watch Dogs.

* “Come down to the booth and do that shit.” Best dumb closing line ever.

New Releases 2011: Nov. 22-Dec. 5


WEEK of 11/22
Batman: Arkham City (PC)
Final Fantasy V (PS3)
Power Rangers Samurai (WII, DS)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC)
Sonic Generations (3DS)
Tekken Hybrid (PS3)
The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, X360)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (WII)
WWE ’12 (PS3, X360, WII)
WWE All Stars (3DS)

WEEK of 11/29
Defender’s Quest (PC, MAC, UNIX)
Mafia II: Director’s Cut (MAC)

WEEK of 12/5
Final Fantasy VI (PS3)
Just Dance 3 (PS3)
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game (PS3, X360, WII, PC)