Hart & Usagi #70: Feel The Electricity

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It’s time for another scintillating Hart & Usagi Podcast episode. We talk about Edge’s top 100 video games list, Nintendo against Fair Use, and the greatness of the original PlayStation among other topics.

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Mortal Kombat X for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 Canceled
* Mega Man Movie is in Development at Fox
* 20 Brilliant Things About PlayStation
* Wow, Umihara Kawase games coming to PC
* Nintendo’s cracking down on speedrunning and ROM hacking videos
* 3 ways the original PlayStation changed gaming forever
* TGS 2015: Sony Reveals Fresh New PS4 Wireless Headset, Controllers, HDD Bay Covers
* Edge Special List: The 100 Greatest Video Games
* Former ESPN Host Criticizes Gaming Again
* Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Day One Update Is Reportedly Bigger Than Game Itself
* Burnout Spiritual Successor Teased By Ex-Criterion Founders
* New Street Fighter V Character Laura Leaked
* What Are the Best Video Game Remakes?

Listen or Download (1:26:41)

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Hart & Usagi #68: EVO2015 is Curtis

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It’s time for another scintillating Hart & Usagi Podcast episode. In this corner it’s USGamer’s 10 best PlayStation 4 games and in the opposite corner it’s two guys who played almost none of them. A captivating match-up! Other showdowns include Ant-Man vs. Pixels, UK businesses vs. personal use, and EVO vs. Jamie Lee Curtis.

Enjoy and remember to subscribe via RSS or iTunes and follow the Hart & Usagi Podcast on Twitter!

NEWS/TOPICS:
* PlayStation Mobile Officially Closes Today
* The 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games
* UK High Court Kills ‘personal use’ ripping of copyrighted material
* Jamie Lee Curtis Attended EVO Disguised As Vega From Street Fighter
* Don’t Celebrate A Tournament Win Until You’ve Actually Won
* Acclaimed RPG Odin Sphere Getting HD Remake in North America
* Xbox One Backwards Compatibility an “Enormous Engineering Challenge”
* What are the Hardest Video Games?
* Adam Sandler’s Video Game Movie Pixels Wins Friday With $9.2 Million
* Pixels Has Slow Start at Box Office
* China’s Console Ban Is Now Totally Over
* Google+ and YouTube are finally splitting up

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Sengoku 3

I went out for some printer cartridges last week and came away with those plus Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Wii. The Xbox 360 controller pictured below is for some PC games on Steam since I don’t own or ever plan to own an Xbox 360 system itself. Finally I was able to get encouragement from my fellow podcast hosts, Usagi704 and 24bitAJE, to get the outstanding Neo-Geo beat-’em-up Sengoku 3!

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Complete In Box Fridays: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas

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This week’s edition of Complete In Box Fridays will focus on one of the many video games which beared the Tom Clancy name. Reason being, if you haven’t already heard, the man himself passed away at age 66.

Now I was never a fan of Mr. Clancy’s books mainly because I simply didn’t read them. I became familiar with his work through the video games based on the fictional universe of his novels. And, in the 1990s, I did see the occasional film like The Hunt for Red October or Clear and Present Danger starring Sean Connery and Harrison Ford, respectively, but I wasn’t aware it was based on his writing.

The first game I played with Clancy’s name attached was Rainbow Six on the original PlayStation. It wasn’t very good at all as history has shown. I also tried, and while considered a good game, I just couldn’t get into the first Splinter Cell on PS2. This is why I was surprised I enjoyed Rainbow Six Vegas on the current generation of systems as well as I did. The squad based gameplay is usually not my thing. Take Freedom Force, despite being highly rated, as an example of disliking a game because of how it handled its squads. It was fun even though I ended up unable to complete the game near the end because of some glitch which didn’t allow for the boss to react as programmed.

Regardless of the version you get a complete copy of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is extremely cheap ranging from $3.40 on PSP to $6.25 on PS3 with the Xbox 360 somewhere in the middle.

Thanks for reading and before you go, check out the photo below by clicking on it. You can get more CIB Fridays articles by looking through its category.

In the next three weeks my current, ongoing 4th annual Halloween Gaming Event will include CIB Fridays. Be on the lookout for some horror themed games! Have a great Friday!

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Halo 4: Quotes On A Box

When I saw the Halo 4 boxart, I immediately thought that there was a lot of extra space…for pull quotes. Thanks to the Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham City, I felt the need to fill that space in. These aren’t joke quotes. They’re the real deal. I pulled them from the (16) reviews themselves.

CHECK IT OUT HERE.

REVIEWS:
Game Revolution
Destructoid
IGN
Canadian Online Gamers
NZGamer
Giant Bomb
Official Xbox Magazine UK
The Escapist
Eurogamer
Polygon
Official Xbox Magazine
GamesRadar
Joystiq
GameSpot
Planet Xbox 360
Cheat Code Central

As I Saw It: E3 2012 Microsoft 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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* “Global media” making them sound important. As if.

HALO 4
* Hey, look! It’s Halo 4. Their only offering for this year.

* Looks like a “visor view” in this one. Metroid Prime called…

* RT @SonicHomeboy: LOL I’m loving the Metroid Prime references on these Tweets. I couldn’t agree more really.
Reply::And here I thought I was being original.

SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST
* Mastering abilities just means press a button, watch animation.

* They’re in the Middle East. So topical. Also, Arabs always speak English. These are someone’s “facts.”

* EA Sports segment = boring segment. #amirite?

MADDEN ’13
* Joe Montana on stage for Madden 13 demo.

* Joe says “hike” and the delay was really awkward.

* More softcore games on Kinect like Fable: The Journey.

* YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE BUT ON XBOX, DAMMIT!

GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT
* More Gears of War. CliffyB wants to milk this series dry and you’d better like it!

* Subtitled Judgment. Nice and over used word.

* RT @Casey_Malone: Thank god that even in the post-apocalyptic Earth of Gears of War, there will still be hairdressers to frost people’s tips.

FORZA: HORIZON
* Forza: Horizon. Drop that “Motorsport.”

RANDOM ENTERLAMEMENT
* AT XBOX WE LOVE ENTERTAINMENT! What’s your problem? Why don’t you?

* Bing is a horrible search. DuckDuckGo.com, d00ds!

* Applause for a Bing search. Audience needs shot.

* I’m glad they have TV shows because I wouldn’t be able to get it ANYWHERE ELSE…like, you know, a damn TV.

* I love whatever MS tells me to like.

* Kinect does not make you creative. >_>

* More sports assrape with Nike now. What’s the damn point of this?!

* “Can you imagine being without Xbox Live?” Yes, I can. I live it everyday. Better off, too.

* RT @usagi704: I think they forgot who they are talking to. HINT: It isn’t the most athletically minded people.

* Hey, @Microsoft (@Xbox)! I think you forgot about the games for your video game console.

* I’m not asking about the “web on Xbox.” Don’t need it. It’s on my PC!

* Internet Exploder for Xbox now. Are they trying to further red ring customer’s systems?

* RT @lightwarrior179: Internet Explorer.Also known as “I was raped by toolbars and popups so now I just hang myself for the world to see”

TOMB RAIDER
* Finally. Games! Again. Tomb Raider update.

* A quick look at Ascend: New Gods, LocoCycle, & Matter.

RESIDENT EVIL 6
* RT @6h05tly: Resident Evil 6: I’m scared to even watch what the series has become.
Reply::A game about RE’s decent away from survivor horror is more horrifying than the series these days,

* Capcom of Japan is still trying to make a Western game.

WRECKATEER
* RT @alex_navarro: This girl looks just a little too pleased to be giving this Wreckateer demo.

DANCE CENTRAL 3
* Usher and dancing. Not giving a single care.

* RT @lightwarrior179: Usher is here. Kindly USHER him out of here!
Reply::Why didn’t I think of that joke? XD

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
* It’s Call of Duty all year every year for most gamers. I’m still wondering when they will be tired of this. I am.

* And with an extended view of “Big, Bang, Boom” MS is done.