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Swap Fire: Season 2 Kickstarter Opens

Friend of the PSVG Podcast Jeremy Alessi has taken his unique first person shooter to Kickstarter in hopes of bringing the Wii U indie game to the Nintendo Switch in the form of "Swap Fire: Season Two." You might remember that Kevin had a good amount of praise for the...

How do YOU XBox?

The Xbox is so much more than a gaming console, but it doesn't have to be.   For me, my Xbox is my hub, my daily routine. I wake up and I turn on my Xbox. My main page doesn't feature the last game I have played, it shows me YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Now and...

Nintendo eShop Update 5.25.17

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Drone Fight  Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Astro Duel Deluxe Disgaea 5 Complete Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Nintendo eShop on Wii U Block Zombies The Girl and the Robot Misc New Pikmin My Nintendo Rewards:...

Injustice 2 – Guild – PS4

PSVG WANTS YOU!! We here at the site have created an Injustice 2 Guild and would love for our readers and listeners to join.     I mean, sure, you could just join a random huge guild that is out there. But you would just be a number to them.    ...

NBA Live In the works yet again

NBA Live has been a tragic story as of late. From missed years to delays and just not being on par with the stellar NBA2K franchise. Every year around this time we get hints and images of EA's next entry into the series and this year is no different. Early screenshots...

Xbox Game Pass to Launch June 1st

Today it was announced that Xbox Game Pass will be launching on June 1st, however Xbox Live Gold members have access to a free 14 day trial beginning today. Xbox Game Pass will launch with over 100 titles, including Backwards Compatible titles and Xbox Play Anywhere...

HALO Revitalized: A Fanboy’s Perspective

In a world where gamers are blessed with a great number of options and alternatives to spend their time and money on, Halo can no longer assume the fans will tolerate stupidity. Halo has been great and can be great, so let’s get it done.

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: May 23

May. The month that last year gave us Uncharted 4 is sadly not giving us another one. But that does not mean there are not excellent games on the PSN! What am I interested in checking out this week? Let's take a look... Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4) Can you escape...

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...

Xbox Games with Gold for June Announced.

June's 2017 Games with Gold lineup for June has been revealed. Xbox One owners Speedrunners Watch Dogs. Bonus DLC for Phantom Dust on Xbox One as well.   For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility) Assassin's Creed III Dragon Age: Origins....

Should you *Switch* to amiibo cards?

When Kotaku brought some awareness to the underground world of amiibo it caught Donnie's attention. So much so in fact that he sold his amiibo and went all in. Intrigued? Watch the video for a full breakdown. Let us know what you think about his more recent brash...

Nathan’s Take on Xbox Play Anywhere

Xbox Play Anywhere was announced at E3 2016, and was met with some criticism as well as some praise. The program entitles gamers that purchase specific digital games to access the game on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One, allowing your achievements, progress and saves...

PSVG 77: An Empire Shall Rise

The road to E3 continues! This week Nathan, Josh and Q get together to discuss what they know and hope we will hear from Microsoft at this years E3 coverage (spoilers....they hope that the Empire of Xbox shall rise to greatness, and some stuff about Scorpio)  ...

PSVG’s Top 25 Games for Xbox One

This list does not necessarily represent the best, highest reviewed or critically acclaimed games on the Xbox One, but the games that Donnie, Josh, Mo and Nathan have had the most fun with on the console. Compiled in May of 2017, this list may be revisited later, but...

Newly Announced for Nintendo Switch

The "Nindie" train keeps on rolling! We have some newly announced games coming to the Nintendo Switch! Nine Parchments A group of drop-out wizard apprentices decide to skip their training for a quick path to the Nine Parchments. As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover...

Destiny 2 reveal wrap up

Well it's finally here. The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event. It looks like more Destiny, but a superbly polished Destiny,and quite honestly that's the best thing we could have asked for. The 30 seconds of fun loop that Bungie seeks to create is one of the absolute...

What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4) Review

I am not sure when it happened, but at some point, it seems “walking simulator” became a pejorative. As a result, you do not have to look far to find a message board or discussion about renaming the genre to something more representative of what happens in the game:...

Nintendo eShop Update 5.18.17

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – On a continent that was torn asunder by warring gods, guide two armies through brutal tactical battles, as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West for the first time. Uncover the intertwining...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe v1.1

In case you missed it.... There was an update yesterday released for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, bumping the game up to version 1.1. List of changes from Nintendo's site are HERE: Opponents’ names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches. Invincibility...

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...

This Week’s Xbox Gem (Week of May 17th, 2017)

This week's Xbox Gem is the crazy sale happening over on Xbox Live, their Backward Compatibility Super Sale! There are 285 Back Compat titles that make up this sale, so in this article I will highlight a few great ones that you may have missed! Oh, and to take...

PSN Pick(s) of the week: May 16th

This week we have a slew of new releases worth talking about, so without further adieu, let's just jump right into it! INJUSTICE 2 The follow-up to the acclaimed DC Injustice: Gods Among us has everything going for it right now. A deep compelling storyline, a great...

Oceanhorn landing on PS Vita tomorrow, May 17th

FDG Entertainment PR - We're excited to announce 'Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas' will be landing on PS Vita tomorrow, May 17th. Oceanhorn is a carefully crafted love letter to our favourite games from the past. We always wanted to combine the action and puzzle...

Review: Seasons After Fall

It has been an amazing year for games in 2017 thus far, with huge releases such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Horizon Zero Dawn just to name a few. A large majority of these big releases have something in common, in that they all feature...

ARMS focused Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow.

From Nintendo PR - A new Nintendo Direct presentation arrives on Wednesday, May 17, providing a deep dive into the upcoming ARMS game for Nintendo Switch. As a bonus, a new trailer for Splatoon 2 will also premiere at the tail end of the video, so make sure you stick...

Nintendo Switch System Update

Good news everyone! Nintendo released system update version 2.3.0 for the Switch, into the world on 5/15. Improvements Included in Version 2.3.0 General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience Looks like the Switch is on its way to 3DS levels of...

PSVG’s Top 25 Games for PS4

With the fourth anniversary of the PlayStation 4 approaching quickly, the PlayStation team here at PSVG decided to take a look at the best games available on the console. While the list is ranked, this is meant to be a good look at a great collection of games...

Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

If you think of the Nintendo Switch as a portable, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an incredible leap for the series compared to Mario Kart 7 on 3DS. If the Nintendo Switch is your home console, then Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers the same great experience as it did on Wii U with...

PSVG 76: What we want from Nintendo @ E3

This week we begin the road to E3! Kevin, Donnie and Jason sit down and discuss what we already know is coming and what we hope is to come for Nintendo at E3, this is not one to be missed! We discuss Mario, Animal Crossing, Pikmin, Nintendo's online strategy, the...

Nathan Checks Out Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels DLC

The latest DLC for Xbox One's Forza Horizon 3 is out and Nathan streamed his first half-hour to give you an idea on what you can expect. Just in case you were unaware, here's the PR details about this Hot Wheels Expansion: Forza fans, your Hot Wheels fantasies are...

Nintendo eShop Update – 5.11.17

Several fan-favorite add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, are included in the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game, available at 6 p.m. PT on May 11 in Nintendo eShop. (Photo: Business Wire) Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Minecraft: Nintendo...

Nintendo PR – Nintendo’s E3 2017 Plans Detailed.

Let’s-a Go! Mario, Tournaments and Nintendo Switch Head to E3 2017 Hands-On Time with Nintendo Games, Ongoing Live Tournaments and Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 Coverage from the Show Floor As part of Nintendo’s plan to deliver news about upcoming games all...

Robinson: The Journey (PS VR) Review

Locomotion is one of the obstacles that might prevent VR from gaining mass appeal. In traditional games, we take for granted our characters are walking forward, turning smoothly, and looking a different direction than we are moving. In VR though, all of those things I...

Nintendo Switch: A Two Month Reflection

It has been just over two months since Nintendo promised us an entire new way to “Switch and Play.” With much fanfare, meme’s, and finger-snapping, the Nintendo Switch stormed  out and into the wild. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Nintendo has come to the...

Horizon Zero Dawn Documentary: Worth a Watch?

Folks seem to like Horizon Zero Dawn (I know I do) and the desire for more content and information about the game has kept up post launch. One piece of content I was not expecting to see though, was a documentary about the development of the game. Thanks to the folks...

Far Cry: Wild Wild West?

Count me in the skeptical camp, but rumors that the Far Cry franchise is headed to the wild west of the 19th Century, and could release this fall, have me excited. The rumors are sprouting from a couple of sources. The Great Falls Tribune published a story last week...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: May 9

We are about a month away from E3 and last year it seemed like there were a lot of leaks already. This year, however, things seem to be pretty quiet, and I am happy about that. While I enjoyed the conferences last year, when I knew almost everything that was coming it...

Star Wars Battlefront II Supports PS VR?

PlayStation sends out a regular newsletter, and it seemingly has leaked PS VR support for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II. Information from the Danish version of the newsletter was shared on NeoGAF (in this thread) where the thumbnail for Battlefront II...

Album Review: Michelle Branch – Hopeless Romantic

If you are a frequent listener to the PSVG Podcast (and if you are not, get on that) you will know the love I (and Coach Mo) have for Michelle Branch is significant. Potentially problematic. Either way, my long awaited dreams of a new album from Meech have finally...

This Week’s Xbox Gem

The gem that rises above all others this week isn't a stand alone game, but an expansion to one of the best games on the Xbox One and Windows 10!   For me, this release came out of left field, but I instantly fell in love with the idea of racing on Hot Wheels...

PSVG 75: All My Friends Drive a Lowrider

This week Kevin, Donnie, Jason, and Nathan...NOT JOSH. Enter the Nintendo shack, to live life a quarter of a mile at a time and discuss Mario Kart 8 impressions and give it the score we feel it deserves. There is also more talk of fighting bears, injustice 2 of...

Review: Kamiko

Are you looking for a bite-sized, quick fix, on your Nintendo Switch? I can recommend the perfect title for you, Kamiko. Developed by the indie team at Skipmore, Kamiko is charming little “action RPG” that is thrives in small play sessions and the “on the go” spirit...

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...

Nathan’s Top Five Star Wars Video Games

In honor of May the Fourth, the unofficial “Star Wars Day” for fans, I got to thinking about my favorite Star Wars games. Originally, when I envisioned writing this article, I thought it would be easy to put my top five games in a list and be done, but I soon realized...

UNRATED Episode 1: We Are Unrated

Hello everyone! Welcome to Unrated! Our hope is to provide a bi-monthly podcast show that addresses the latest and top stories on TV, Movies, and Video Gaming. Why Unrated? Because sometimes life demands strong reactions and commentary, and we want to have the freedom...

Nintendo eShop Update May 4th, 2017

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch NBA Playgrounds: Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Collect your...

Riftstar Raiders coming to Nintendo Switch

Riftstar Raiders, a co-op shoot-em up already announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch as well. Climax Studios, the developer, confirmed the news on their official Twitter account. We have already seen Graceful...

Round 2: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game Night

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch May 5 to May 7, 2017 Noon EST   That's right boys & girls, we're doing Round #2 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game night this weekend. Hosted by the "Super Indie Podcast Network" come hit the track or the battle arena this...

(3DS) – Nintendo Details DLC Coming to Fire Emblem Echoes

If you haven't moved onto a full-time Switch player yet, Nintendo wants to remind you that their new Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, is due out in just a few weeks and will include a season pass. DLC content is nothing new for fans of the...

PSN Pick(s) of the week: 05/01 It’s gonna be May

It's another glorious month here on the Island. The sun is shining the birds are singing, a catastrophe has beset space station, there's a rude bear running around, and a seed needs our help! Whelp lets start the summer off with a bang. Without further adieu...

Nintendo provides first DLC details for Zelda BOTW

Hailed by both critics and audiences as one of the most ambitious video games Nintendo has ever produced, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game has earned universal acclaim. The massive open-air adventure will soon receive even more engaging content with the...

PSVG 74: International Tabletop Day

In this special Play Some Board Games edition, Kevin, Kyle and Josh talk about International Tabletop Day, Miniature Games, boxes full of dudes and answer your questions as well.   Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

Nintendo announces New 2DS XL!

  No we’re not joking folks, Nintendo has announced a 2DS XL. Basically a new 3DS XL without the 3D vision slider. Will release July 28th for $150. Are you getting one? The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will soon be adding a new member. On July 28, New Nintendo...

Nintendo eShop Update for 4.27.17

It's a big week on the Nintendo Switch eShop for one reason - MARIO KART 8 IS COMING TOMORROW! We're partaking in the Indie Podcasters Game Night with a bunch of our #PodernFamily. Details on how to join in the fun are forthcoming so pay close attention and make sure...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: April 25

I have to admit when I sat down to do this article, I could not think of too much coming out this week. Then I started looking at the releases and there is a lot coming out this week! True, we may not have any AAA blockbusters, but there are a number of interesting...

PSVG 73: Think of the Children

This week Kevin, Josh and Coach Mo discuss all the important things in life, free video games, super nintendo, coke vs pepsi, and SUPER HEROES! But most importantly, please won't anyone think of the children. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter:...

Marvel Heroes Omega Beta Impressions – PS4

As a member of the console crowd — and not of the so-called PC Master Race — I was utterly unaware of the existence of Marvel Heroes until the console iteration, Marvel Heroes Omega, was announced. The concept grabbed me immediately: Diablo gameplay with a large...

Ghost Recon Wildlands – The Ultimate Review

Ghost Recon Wildlands will be one of the most underrated games of 2017, but offers the player one of the best MilSim experiences ever built in one of the most beautiful environments crafted in gaming. Whether you are a shooter or an explorer, an adventurer or an achievement/trophy hunter, the Wildlands offers a reward and exciting experience that must be enjoyed one province at a time. And yes, even though it is awesome to play solo, it is better with others.

Mr. Shifty Review – Switch

Mr. Shifty is a game with a lot of potential that, at launch at least, is rendered nearly unplayable by performance issues on the Nintendo Switch. In a game that is fully reliant on having quick reflexes, and where one errant move can erase minutes of progress, these...

PSVG 72: The Kessel Run In… How many teraflops?

Come listen in on the latest happenings with the Xbox empire. Topics include all the news from Star Wars Celebration including Battlefront II and we share some of our thoughts regarding Xbox Scorpio. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter:...

Coach Mo plays… a movie?! (Late Shift)

Hello friends. I hope you have been well. I am very well actually and that is in fact what inspired this late night blog post. This is not one of my normal posts where it is written and rewritten, edited by a group of friends before publishing. This is just me telling...

Finally an update on Hot Shots Golf for PS4.

If you've been a listener of the PSVG Podcast you're well aware of my love for the Hot Shots Golf series. It is one of my favorite PlayStation exclusive franchises and I've been eagerly awaiting news on Hot Shots Golf on PS4 ever since it was briefly shown at the 2015...

PSVG 71: Nintendo Shack Directs!

There was a Nintendo Direct this week so you know Donnie opened up the Nintendo Shack to discuss all of the news. We also do our weekly check in, welcome a new guest to the Shack, and discuss the first major issue in Switchland. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter:...

Nintendo eShop Update – 4.13.17

Great week on the eShop if you own a Switch or 3DS... not so much if you own just a Wii U. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Mr. Shifty – Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in a new kind of action game from tinyBuild and Team Shifty. The Mr....

My 20 Favorite NES Soundtracks: Part 1

So, I’m trying something a little different, I would like to start doing multi-part lists periodically and I wanted to open this with a subject I really enjoy: Video game music.  I have been a fan of game music since the 80’s and I am starting a top 20 here for my...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: April 11

Whew. What a start to the year! While a lot of the "big" games are now behind us, that does not mean we have nothing else to look forward to. In fact, over the next few weeks, there are some titles that I am really excited about! They may not sell millions of copies...

Review: Sublevel Zero Redux

Greetings Koopalings! Donnie here from Play Some Video Games to review a new addition to consoles - Sublevel Zero Redux. I used this review opportunity to dust off the Xbox One in the office, but you can play Sublevel Zero Redux on your PlayStation 4 or a PC using the...

First Specifications Revealed for Project Scorpio

This morning, Digital Foundry and Eurogamer teamed up to bring us information on Microsoft's upcoming "Project Scorpio." Here are some quick specs from today's announcement from Eurogamer: Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz...

Nintendo eShop Update 4.6.17

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch LEGO CITY Undercover – Join the Chase! In the LEGO CITY Undercover game, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting...

National Lampoon’s Mass Effect Andromeda

I'm starting to feel a little bit like Clark Griswold. In the classic comedy, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold wants to take his charming family on a cross-country vacation to visit the best amusement park in the country, Walley World. After...

PSVG 68: Tackle a Bear

  In this episode Kevin is joined by Kyle, Devin and none other than the LOBORICAN himself Q! The guys discuss Mass Effect, Injustice 2, why can't DC make a good movie and more importantly.....Tackling a bear. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter:...

Destiny 2: Electric Boogaloo

So yesterday at 10am PST we got the full reveal trailer, and man what a hell of a reveal it was. The last city has been stomped by the Cabal and their leader Ghaul (Gary), and we have had to retreat from the city losing pretty much everything in the process. If that...

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