Hart & Usagi #85: 3 Crude Dudes

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On episode 85 of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we welcome back Dan to the show and chat about a variety of topics like the resurgence of using video games as a scapegoat, anticipating the soon to be released Burnout Paradise remaster, Demon’s Souls fans efforts to keep the game alive, and more.

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TOPICS:
* President Trump’s Video Games Meeting Included A Violent Game Montage
* The NRA Has a Long History of Scapegoating Violent Video Games
* All the Times Video Games Have Been Linked to Violence
* Trump Raises Issue Of Video Game And Movie Violence, Suggests Ratings Board Is Needed
* Kentucky Governor Suggests Violent Video Games Are Responsible for Mass Shootings
* Demon’s Souls Fans Are Already Testing Private Servers, Here’s How to Join Them
* Free PS3 And PS Vita Games Not Included In PS Plus From 2019
* ESRB Takes Action on Loot Boxes by Creating New Label
* Konami Is Charging Real Money For ‘Metal Gear Survive’ Save Slots
* Burnout Paradise Remastered Microtransaction Listing Is A Mistake, Says EA
* Street Fighter 5’s New DLC Character Release Date Confirmed, See Blanka In Action
* Switch overtakes Wii U lifetime sales as Super Mario Odyssey hits 9 million units sold
* Battlefront II Misses Sales Expectations, Microtransactions Will Return ‘In The Next Few Month’

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New Releases 2013: July 7-27

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WEEK of 7/7
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3)
NCAA Football 14 (PS3, X360)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World (PC)
Toki Tori 2 (PC)

WEEK of 7/14
Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3, X360)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
The Serious Sam Collection (X360)
Time and Eternity (PS3)
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (PS3, X360, WII, DS, WU, 3DS)

WEEK of 7/21
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame (IP, AND)
Shadowrun Returns (PC)
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (PC)
The Smurfs 2 (PS3, X360, WII, DS, WU)

New Releases 2013: February

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The big games this month are Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for myself. I’d also be likely to get Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus if I had a Vita. Which release in February are you gearing up for?

WEEK of 2/3
Dead Space 3 (PS3, X360, PC)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (PS3, X360, WU)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, PSV)

WEEK of 2/10
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, X360, PC)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (3DS)

WEEK of 2/17
Crysis 3 (PS3, X360, PC)
Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi (PSP)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, X360)
Serious Sam Double D XXL (X360)

WEEK of 2/24
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires (PS3)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus (PSV)
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PC, PSV)
Rayman Legends (WU)

My Top Tracked Games (GameSpot ’12)

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The following list is the ten games that I’m tracking that have the highest amount of total GameSpot members tracking as well. The tracking list serves as a coming soon list of sorts for myself. So that would make The Last of Us the most tracked game on GS that I’m also looking forward to.

*All titles are PS3 unless otherwise noted.

The Last of Us – 7,789
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – 7,530
Grand Theft Auto V – 6,936
The Last Guardian – 6,808
Assassin’s Creed III – 3,951
God of War: Ascension – 3,852
Doom 4 (PC) – 3,668
Tomb Raider – 3,611
DMC: Devil May Cry – 3,088
Dishonored – 1,953

E3 ’12 Excitement

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These are the games I’m interested to see more of and know more about at E3.

This first group consists of the games I’m already pretty excited about. Being a fan of the beat-’em-up genre, I’m hopeful for Double Dragon: Neon.

Double Dragon: Neon
Borderlands 2
Assassin’s Creed III
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
DMC

This next group is where my interest is a little less for a few reasons depending on the game. For instance God of War: Ascension and its multiplayer mode and Injustice: Gods Among Us and hearing what Ed Boon has in store for this DC fighter.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
God of War: Ascension
007 Legends
Darksiders II
Tomb Raider
Injustice: Gods Among Us

These last two are ones where there’s been next to nothing about them since their announcement. Hopefully we’ll hear a bit more at the event next week.

Karateka
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

It goes without saying to let me know what you’re looking forward to seeing more of at E3. Stay in touch on Twitter (@HartKnight) if you want to read more of my babbling. ;)

New Releases 2012: May 27-June 16

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WEEK of 5/27
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (PS3)
Max Payne 3 (PC)
Pure Chess (PS3, PSV)
Resistance: Burning Skies (PSV)
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe (X360)
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (X360)

WEEK of 6/3
Inversion (PS3, X360, PC)
Madagascar 3: The Video Game (PS3, X360, PSV, 3DS, WII, DS)
Rayman Origins (3DS)
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (PS3, X360)

WEEK of 6/10
Dirt Showdown (PS3, X360)
Gravity Rush (PSV)
Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3, X360)
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PSV)
Pikmin 2 (WII)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (PC)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC)

New Releases 2012: Feb. 19-Mar. 10

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WEEK of 2/19
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (X360)
Asura’s Wrath (PS3, X360)
Dynasty Warriors Next (PSV)
Hustle Kings (PSV)
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PSV)
Syndicate (PS3, X360, PC)
Touch My Katamari (PSV)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PSV)

WEEK of 2/26
Binary Domain (PS3, X360)
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (PS3, X360)
SSX (PS3, X360)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (DS)

WEEK of 3/4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PSV)
MLB 12: The Show (PS3, PSV)
Major League Baseball 2K12 (PS3, X360, PC, WII, PSP, DS, PS2)
Mass Effect 3 (PS3, X360, PC)
Ridge Racer Unbounded (PC)
Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3, X360)
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3, X360)