Hart & Usagi Podcast #56: The Rosetta Stone


In this new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we discuss what we played during the month of November, Ted Cruz’s lies about Net Neutrality, and The Game Awards 2014. All this and more so turn in now!

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* Destiny
* The Wonderful 101
* #RatchetNov
* Super Smash Bros. on Wii U
* Rev3Games
* CoD: Advanced Warfare Lead Developer: Our Fans Are Not ‘Toxic or Misogynistic’
* After Burner 2 leads Sega’s second set of 3DS classics next year
* Blood Dragon 2 Not Happening, Says Far Cry 4 Dev
* President Obama Promotes Trans-Pacific Partnerships on Tour of Asia
* Senator Ted Cruz Calls Net Neutrality ‘Obama Care For the Internet’
* It’s Time To Stop Blaming Video Games For Mass Shootings, Study Shows.
* Rosetta Project Scientist’s Shocking Shirt. Sexist?
* The Game Awards Nominees Announced
* GameStop Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving
* Report: Valve Making Changes to Steam Early Access Guidelines

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #25: Dropping Da Mic


The unwarranted attack on video games continues and this time it comes in a small amount from an unlikely source. Also some fun announcements like new versions of Divekick and cheap Virtual Console games. Join us for all of this and much more as we “drop da mic” on episode 25 of the Hart & Usagi Podcast!

* Wanpaku Graffiti
* Sony vs. Jerry Lambert
* Divekick
* Tomm Hulett
* 30¢ Wii U VC games
* Resident Evil: Revelations
* Is Nintendo Trapped by Its Legacy?
* Leland Yee: Gamers Have ‘No Credibility’ in Violent Video Game Debate, Should ‘Just Quiet Down’
* House bill proposes fines on retail games without ESRB ratings
* CT senator says games influenced Sandy Hook shooter
* The Consequences of Unchecked Violence (GS Twitter discussion)
* “Access to guns” quote from 2001 study
* Homeland Security Head Warns of ‘Cyber 911’ if Congress Doesn’t Pass Cybersecurity Legislation
* THQ bid winners, prices and runners-up

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #20


Why wait a month for a new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast? You can have another dose right now! Our guest this time is 6h05tly. So what are you waiting for? Download now!

– Speed runs
– Halloween gaming
– Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos
Xbox Achievement Rewards
38 Studios
Changing the Super Slim PS3’s hard drive
Sony would consider bundling Vita with PS3
Yakuza 5 and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 special edition PS3 systems
– Resident Evil 6
Nintendo catches flack for ‘I am not a gamer’ campaign
Kevin Butler actor in lawsuit over breach of contract
Launch Libraries
Retrospective Perspective

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F.E.A.R. the Dragon

A new version of SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/CISPA is here and it’s definitely no better than any of those. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As I’ve done in the past I urge you to please take the time to learn more about it and sign this petition against it. Thank you very much.


The last time I checked in I was at mission ten of Devil May Cry. I have since beaten the game, but it was on Easy. It was quite the fun game as Usagi704 has said himself in his Review Quickies, Vol. 12 and on Hart & Usagi Podcast episode 18. One day I shall return to the game and battle the forces of Mundus on Normal.

I’ve also finished Mortal Kombat II twice. The first time was on the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection so I could get the last few trophies. The tactic I used was to select Jax and sweep the opponent, jump back making them jump forward, then I’d jump toward them with a kick and hit Block to do the Backbreaker. Once I got to the bosses I’d continue and choose Kitana and do the Fan Lift into Fan Toss. This doesn’t make it completely easy, but it helps a lot. This tactic also works on the SNES version, but not on the Genesis. By the way, that version is quite horrible in comparison. It’s amazing how much is missing from it especially on the sound/music side.

I played Spyro: Year of the Dragon solely because of when madtyger said to me that these original PlayStation titles was what made her a lover of video games. Everything revolves around collecting lots of eggs and a ton of gems. It’s a fun time, but as some games of the time tend to do, they want you to do annoying objectives like freeze cats and push them into hockey goals to get more eggs. It’s something I can’t stand to do in an otherwise mellow game. I’m at a point where I only have those options to get more eggs to open new levels. I’m done.

Finally I picked up used copies of The Darkness II, F.E.A.R. 3, and Power Rangers Samurai from GameFly for $12 each.