Author: Kevin

Reviewcast: Battle Chef Brigade (Nintendo Switch / PC )

In this special reviewcast: Kevin is joined once again by returning guest and Food Network Star Justin Warner as the two of them review the latest game from Adult Swim Games and Trinket Studios – Battle Chef Brigade   Don’t forget you can find us at www.playsomevideogames.com Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook | YouTube | email us:...

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Thimbleweed Park Review (Nintendo Switch)

Thimbleweed Park is a fantastically odd nod to retro adventure games of old, and I loved EVERY SECOND of my strange journey. But before I get into it, lets go over the basic info you should know: Thimbleweed Park is a point and click adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the game was revealed back in 2014 along with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with a goal of $375,000, and was released in March 2017. The game is a spiritual successor to Gilbert and Winnick’s previous games Maniac Mansion (1987) and The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)...

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Podcast Review: Hey Pikmin on 3DS

Hey Pikmin is a great nod to the more traditional format of these games on other consoles. While not being able to be the same type of game there is enough meat on this bone to keep players satisfied while we wait for Pikmin 4.   Don’t forget you can find us at www.playsomevideogames.com as well as Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook | YouTube | email us: podcast@playsomevideogames.com...

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Review: No70: Eye of Basir (PC)

In No70: Eye of Basir, a manor in disrepair holds the key to secrets long forgotten. Armed with nothing but the mysterious Eye of Basir, you’ll need to stare darkness in the face to avoid the terrors lurking in the shadows – solving intricate puzzles to save your brother and reveal lost childhood memories. Brothers Aras and Erhan grew up together in their grandmother’s house. Through the years, the two noticed strange, paranormal events that defied logical explanation. Objects would frequently change places – and the brothers would sometimes feel something passing by their door. It has been 20 years since their...

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Review: Serial Cleaner (PS4)

Have you ever played Hotline Miami and thought, well this is just too messy and sloppy? You’d think he could be a bit neater while going on a mass murder spree? Perhaps instead, you’d rather be cleaning up in the aftermath? Well then, Serial Cleaner might be for you! Serial Cleaner is a story-driven, fast-paced stealth/action game, characterised by a 1970s theme and aesthetics; with ahem pardon the pun, a killer soundtrack. The main character is tasked with cleaning up after the crime scenes by disposing of the bodies, cleaning up blood, and stealing murder weapons and other incriminating...

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PSVG 89: Jason Lacy Is My Angel

In this episode join Kevin, Caroline, Kyle and Donnie as we discuss the weeks news including Splatoon 2, Zelda DLC, Injustice 2, and Disney Magic Kingdoms? Well it’s all in there, PLUS a special stinger at the end make sure to listen all the way!   Don’t forget you can find us at psvg.site as well as Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook | YouTube...

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Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review (Switch)

OK, I know what you are thinking…didn’t they already review this game? And the answer is yes, but not on the Nintendo Switch. We wanted to take some time and test out this title again on Nintendo’s hardware. Kyle reviewed this one originally, and now it’s time to get my take on it. I did not read Kyle’s review again before reviewing this myself, so lets see how close we both felt on Oceanhorn. Keeping in mind originally this was a mobile title, this is insane to imagine paying this on a phone. So if you had and skipped...

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E3 2017 Wrap Up: 5 Things I Loved From Bethesda

PSVG was burning the midnight oil late last night as Bethesda took the stage with it’s presentation this year. While the presentation was very different than previous years (played out more like a Nintendo direct) they were direct, to the point, and gave a lot of information in around 45 minutes. Let’s dive into some of my favorite things from last night….. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: While this was teased at last years conference, it’s been radio silent since for the most part (minus a leak yesterday afternoon to preorder) this game looks “interesting” to say the least....

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Swap Fire 2 Kickstarter Update!

Time is quickly running out for you to help kickstart Swap Fire Season 2 for the Nintendo Switch. They are over halfway funded at this point. But we’ve seen some comments around giving false information, so we wanted to take the opportunity to clear the air. First and foremost if you haven’t we would encourage you to listen to the podcast episode 79 to hear the whole story direct from Jeremy Alessi! Or if you prefer watch the video below: Now to clarify on the points many people seem to be missing:   This is not a port of...

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Nintendo Switch’s Online Service is, well Incredible.

Nintendo Switch’s online service will cost $20/year and will launch at some point in 2018, the publisher said today. Playing Switch games online will be free until the service launches. You can also get a one-month subscription for $4 and a three-month subscription for $8. As Nintendo previously said, voice chat and online lobby features won’t be available on the Switch itself. Instead, you’ll have to use them through a smartphone app that Nintendo says will be launch this summer. “Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online,...

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Splatoon Voice Chat headset- is well…..very Nintendo….

Great News, after all this time we finally have an answer to a question raised awhile ago for gamers, how will nintendo do voice chat? They did mention along time ago that it would be through an app accessible from your smart devices (not the Nintendo Switch), so we’ve known for quite some time it would be non-traditional. I do want to preface before we get into the details. This is 100% not necessary and you can do the same thing MANY other ways. We are just reporting what we are being told is the “official” solution provided. Yep,...

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What Would It Take To Get Me To Buy An Xbox One

I hear at least once a week if not more, “Kevin, you should buy an Xbox One….”. So I thought it was fitting to contribute to “Xbox Week” here with an explanation why I do not have one, and what it would actually take to get me to purchase one. So let’s start with why I don’t already have one, no it’s not because I’m “Anti-Xbox” or anything as people might initially think. Long ago I did in fact own an Xbox 360 and I have played almost every entry of Gears of War, well at least 1,2, and...

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Akiba’s Beat Review – PS4

NEET: Short for “Not in Employment, Education, or Training.”Typically considered to be underskilled shut-ins who live by themselves in humble yet comfortable apartments, NEETs are known to mooch off their parents’ good will to play video games and watch anime all day instead of looking for work. Asahi Tachibana is a textbook NEET, living a lazy, cozy life in Akihabara, the infamous Tokyo suburb renowned for its proliferation of anime and video game merchandise, maid cafes, pop idols, and all other forms of counterculture indulgence. To him, every day is Sunday, and every Sunday is a fun day. Little...

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Why is PSVG obsessed with GFuel? (Product Review)

It all started as an idea I had for an article. We’ve all been bombarded if you are entrenched in gaming culture with energy drinks, mountain dew ads, and now this new gamer focused drink mixes (C4 Cellucore, Mixt, and GFuel). So I thought it would be worthwhile checking them out and writing about my experience with them (taste, quality, do they actually work, etc) so I did. Ironically enough I did not start with GFuel, but I certainly ended it with it. I opted to start with Cellucore’s C4 formula because it was available to purchase in store...

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Herald Book I & II are 20% OFF on GOG.com this weekend – April 7-10

Herald, a game we are currently in the process of reviewing so stay tuned for that, this one shouldn’t be missed and so far has gotten pretty positive reviews, is on sale for the weekend! In short, Herald plays as a mix between a point-and-click adventure and a visual novel; a game in which your choices influence the story, with a ‘period drama-esque’ setting inspired by the 19th century. The game features a diverse cast of 13 fully voiced characters and 3000+ lines of dialogue. The Story In Herald you are Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage living...

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Subsiege – Initial Impressions

In 2063, the world we know has ended. The climatic disaster, overpopulation and extensive consumption have resulted in the depletion of all natural resources on the continents. Now, the last resources on earth lie 30.000ft below the oceans’ surface. An underwater resource war has broken out – with you as commanding officer right in the middle. Your mission: Secure the earth’s last resources in the embattled deep-sea. Subsiege is an intense real-time tactic game with focus on massive 12 player battles. In a grasping deep sea world, you command a hand-picked squad of hero-like units to contend merciless sea...

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Talent Not Included Sets The Stage For Its Xbox One Debut

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! TALENT NOT INCLUDED SETS THE STAGE FOR ITS XBOX ONE DEBUT Frima brings their cylinder-based action platformer to Xbox One fans on April 5th Quebec – March 22, 2017 – Places, please! Frima, independent Canadian game developer, has announced today that Talent Not Included, their theatrical drama-filled action/combat platformer, will be released on Xbox One on April 5th. After launching to critical acclaim on PC via Steam last August, Frima’s creative team is delighted to invite Xbox One fans to the Talent Not Included stage for the performance of a lifetime, this April… Ready? Action!...

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Interview with Vladimir Piskunov, CEO/CTO of Bitbox Ltd.

Life is Feudal is video game franchise set in a fictional Medieval world, developed by Bitbox Ltd. On top of their two flagship titles – Life is Feudal: Your Own and Life is Feudal: MMO, Bitbox Ltd have expanded the franchise by publishing other titles, such as MindIllusion’s title, Forest Village. Below is the interview we conducted with Vladimir Piskunov who is the CEO/CTO of Bixbox Ltd. What made you decide to develop games? “I’ve been a hardcore gamer since childhood and I quickly progressed from casual/primitive gameplay types of the games to more advanced ones, ending up on...

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Review – Orwell (PC)

Orwell takes place in a country called the Nation, led by a modern-day authoritarian government known as The Party in the capital of Bonton. In 2012, the Party passed the Safety Bill, a law expanding the government’s ability to spy on its citizens in the name of national security. As part of the bill the Ministry of Security, led by Secretary of Security Catherine Delacroix, commissioned a covert surveillance system code named Demiurge (later renamed Orwell). Orwell allows investigations into the private communications of people of interest, but doesn’t allow any one person full access. Instead, Orwell’s operation is...

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Review: Double Dragon IV

Double Dragon, this series was a favorite of mine growing up, so when the opportunity to review this one came up I jumped at the chance. (aka I didn’t even tell anyone we had the code until I redeemed it) But before I get ahead of myself let’s go into the plot and a little bit of history on this title. The story is as follows: “After the defeat of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II, Bill and Jimmy Lee look to spread their Sosetsuken martial art by stabling dojos around the country. However, they soon face a...

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