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Le Tour de France 2017 Review

As you look around, men and women are cheering, the buildings are climbing the horizon in front of you, and you can spot the pace car ahead. Your breath is fading, your chest is pounding, and that jerk behind you who has been using you to draft behind for...

SPLATOON 2 – Nintendo eShop Update 7.20

This week's Nintendo eShop update is a light one, but I think that's a good thing because everyone out there with a Switch is all waiting on one game specifically - Splatoon 2. Yes, Switch-fanatics, the next must own Nintendo exclusive is finally here and we hope...

8-Bit Disney: Adventures in the Meh-gic Kingdom

By 1990, the NES already had a few years on it and there was a demand for games with a little variety.  There were a surprising few games that really worked to feature multiple styles of gameplay and give players something a little different, however even...

PSN Picks of the Week

It's a relatively light week on the PSN, with no major physical releases. But that doesn't mean there's any lack of greatness that dropped this week. Take a look here at the full drop of games, via the PlayStation Blog. Here are a few of the most interesting games to...

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...

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...

Review: That Dragon, Cancer (PC/Steam)

Seldom does a game come around so powerful that it leaves a long-lasting impact on the player. An experience so dramatic, that is forces those who played it to reflect on their own lives in the real world, outside of the game. That Dragon, Cancer is that game. That...

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...

Demon’s Crystals Review

Demon's Crystal by StarCruiser Studio is described on xbox one as, "a frenetic twin stick shooter where you guide the Urican demons through countless hazards in order to restore peace to the world." Now I don't know about you but that is one of those cringe worthy...

GT Sport Crosses the Starting Line on Oct. 17

After the delay of almost an entire year, GT Sport will launch on October 17, 2017, according to the official PlayStation Blog. While the game has been in closed beta for some time, and there was an announcement at E3 of a Fall release date, I was getting worried that...

Nintendo eShop Update for July 17th, 2017

As we expected last week, the demo for Hey Pikmin is making its way to America this week and I for one am happy to check it out. Over on the Switch front there's a handful of indie games, most of which I haven't heard much about before today so we'll definitely start...

Ni No Kuni II Delayed to Early 2018

Earlier today Bandi Namco released a video from CEO of Level-5 and Director of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Akihiro Hino announcing the highly anticipated JRPG is being delayed from its announced November 10, 2017, release to January 19, 2018. Hino also clarified...

WedNESday: 8-bit Disney – Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers

Returning to The Disney Afternoon for this entry, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers is a classic platformer starring the titular former-B-list Disney characters.  The TV series revitalized the characters by placing them in an action TV series with solid writing, real stakes...

TheNintenDame Does Ever Oasis!

Most of the PSVG crew have opted to not try Ever Oasis in favor of Miitopia later this month.  I am the exception to the rule and downright ecstatic to be so.  The past few weeks have been spent beating story mode (within a week’s time) and chipping away to satisfy my...

PSVG 88: Chickens Can’t Fly

Kyle, Coach Mo, Justin, and Josh all face off in the podcasting squared circle this week! Join us as we discuss our favorite titles from this year (so Far!) and Coach Mo continues on his valiant effort in search of achievements.   Don't forget you can find us...

WWE 2K18 also coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.

2K has a Nintendo-sized announcement over at the WWE blog this morning - https://wwe.2k.com/news/entries/wwe-2k18-coming-to-nintendo-switch Nintendo fans have made it clear, they want WWE 2K games on their console of choice. And we’re happy to announce that we’re...

Nintendo eShop Update – 7.6.17

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Implosion - ($12) IMPLOSION is a Sci-Fi Hack and Slash game where the protagonist fights against enemies known as XADA using WM-III (WarMech-3)...

Perception – Xbox One

Perception is an adventure/horror game in which you play as a blind woman... If that doesn't grab your attention, I don't know what the heck will! Let's go through a quick checklist before we begin the review: Large creepy vacant house? - Check Doors opening and...

WedNESday- 8-bit Disney: Mickey’s Adventures in Numberland

I know I’m going a little out-of-order here chronologically, but given the holiday I just did not have the time to do the next official title justice, so instead I am going to go ahead and put in the article for Mickey’s Adventures In Numberland... It’s pretty common...

PSVG 87 – 16-Bit Heroes

In this episode we return to the Nintendo Shack to discuss the recent announcement of the SNES Classic...not the Mini as Donnie likes to refer to it as. Caroline learned how to use her mic, Nathan spends most of the time looking up SNES games...Animaniacs for the...

Nintendo eShop Update – 6/29/17

The moment The Legend of Zelda fans have been waiting for, Breath of the Wild DLC Pack #1 - The Master Trials releases tomorrow (June 30th) on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. According to a Japanese ad for the Master Trials DLC, the expansion weighs in at just 456MB on...

PS+ July 2017 Announced

Today we found out what free games those of you who are PlayStation Plus members will receive the month of July 2017. For PlayStation 4: Until Dawn Telltale's Game of Thrones Don't Die, Mr. Robot (cross buy for vita as well) PS Vita: Don't Die, Mr Robot Element4l...

WedNESday – 8-Bit Disney: DuckTales

es, that was all by rote from memory; thus is the life of us who grew up in the late 80’s. For many people of my age DuckTales was a significant part of our childhood. Everyone was watching the TV show and many were also playing the NES game.

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2017

The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for July 2017 has been announced: Xbox One: Grow Up | July 1-31 Runbow | July 16 - August 15 Xbox 360 (Playable on Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility) Kane & Lynch 2 | July 1-15 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean | July 16-31 What do...

PSVG 86 – Best of E3 2017

In this episode Kevin,Donnie, Kyle and Nathan reunite to hand out PSVGs Best of E3 awards.We also answer your listener questions on E3 and if it's even needed anymore!   Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

Introducing Nintendo Shack Game Night!

Who doesn't like playing video games with friends? That's right, NOBODY! Considering that Nintendo has brought all of these lovely multiplayer focused Nintendo Switch games during launch, we wanted to schedule some time to partake in the fun with our friends. Thus,...

Now You’re Playing With SUPER POWER

Guys Guys Guys! The long rumoured SNES Classic has officially been announced! Launching Sept 29th for a retail price of $79.99, included games as follows: Contra III: The Alien Wars™ Donkey Kong Country™ EarthBound™ Final Fantasy III F-ZERO™ Kirby™ Super Star Kirby’s...

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...

Review: ARMS for Nintendo Switch

It’s the third round of a tight match-up in ARMS. My Ribbon Girl’s life meter is dwindling away, dropping close to the 25-percent mark after my opponent — a particularly adept Kid Cobra — catches me with a throw. Ribbon Girl shakes it off and charges up her ARMS....

Nintendo eShop Update – June 22, 2017

This week's Nintendo Update is out and should be making it's way to your 3DS and Switch very soon. Highlight this week's releases is Oceanhorn, a game that's been on mobile, ios, PS4, and Vita has made its way over to the Switch. Kyle reviewed the game back on PS4,...

WedNESday – 8-Bit Disney: Mickey Mousecapade

It is a new goal of mine to review every Disney game officially released on the NES.  There are quite a few titles to get through but the good news is, many of them are quite good!  This series will be chronological by release date.  So, without further ado:  ...

Music To My Ears: The Tomb Raider Suite

Take a well-deserved break from raiding tombs to listen to this spelunking soundtrack. Nostalgia is a powerful thing; it can make one person weep and another person sing or sway. As of Friday 26th May 2017, The Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter campaign is already...

PSVG 85 – E3 3rd Parties Wrap Up

In this episode join Kevin, Justin and Coach Mo as we breakdown what we saw and loved during E3 from EA, Bethesda and Ubisoft!   Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

Nintendo Switch firmware update 3.0

Nintendo has released the details on the newest update coming to that Nintendo Switch of yours and it appears to be a big one. 3DS and Wii U friends are coming as well as being able to use the pro-controller while it's wired in via USB, which should be a huge hit for...

Review: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launched on 3DS here in America back on May 19th. The latest entry into the Fire Emblem Series is actually a full remake / re-imagining (whatever you prefer to call it) of Fire Emblem Gaiden. Gaiden was released back in 1992 on...

My Biggest E3 Takeaway? Sony is Committed to PSVR

E3. It is the most wonderful time of the year if you are a gamer. One of my favorite parts of the show is that no matter where you play your games, or what type of games you enjoy, there is going to be something for you at E3. I do not care who "won" E3, or what press...

E3 2017: (Insert Game of Show Here)

Lost among arguments about which multi-billion dollar company supposedly performed the best on the E3 stage is, sometimes, the sheer depth and variety of games that will be coming out in the next couple of years (or 10 years, ahem, Sony Japan). I can already see the...

Nintendo eShop Update – Arms, Cave Story+ & Runbow Pocket!

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch ARMS – Fighting superstars from around the world share one thing in common: extendable arms! Fight as never before: equip each arm of each fighter with a super-powered weapon to create a slew of unprecedented combinations. Then use...

PSVG 84: E3 2017 Nintendo Recap

In this episode the SHACK returns as Kevin, Donnie and Jason (along with Caroline) discuss and breakdown everything we saw from Nintendo's showcase this year. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

PSVG 83: PlayStation E3 Conference Recap

In this episode Kyle and the guys tackle on all of the announcements from Sony at the big show! They will give you a full breakdown as well as reactions and opinions from the show. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

E3 2017 Wrap Up: 5 Things I Loved From Nintendo

Though the Nintendo Spotlight for E3 was short, it was nothing short of sweet.  Here’s my top five “Most Excited For” out of Nintendo’s E3 2017 announcements! #5 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 JRPGs have to be one of my favorite genres.  Though this is the case, I have...

Nintendo Releases Metroid Prime 4 Fact Sheet

Can't get enough Metroid Prime 4 news? Well you might want to comb through the official fact sheet provided to us via Nintendo PR. Of note, notice that Kensuke Tanabe is the leading the development team on the new Metroid game. You might remember some projects under...

ICYMI – Yes, Nintendo stealth dropped a 2D Metroid game.

In what I found to be a stunning moment, Nintendo did announce a 2D classic Metroid game today after their Nintendo Spotlight concluded. The game, officially deemed "Metroid: Samus Returns" is coming to 3DS on September 15th, and is a modern re-imagining of the...

E3 2017 Wrap Up: 5 Things I Loved From Ubisoft

Ubisoft as a publisher has really grown during the past two console generations, and has some of the most beloved franchises in gaming under its umbrella. Yet, many of their games don't personally excite me or are often underwhelming. I went into this year's...

Xbox e3 conference didn’t sell me a console – yet

I went into this year’s e3 event looking for a few different things, but possibly at the top of that list is that I wanted to be sold on buying an Xbox One — whether the S console or the Scorpio. Microsoft is doing a lot of great things over on Xbox. I wrote a couple...

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...

PSVG 82: The XBox One X Cometh

As we continue E3 coverage join Nathan, Donnie, Josh and Sean Capri as they break down all of the insane announcements from Microsoft's E3 Presentation, recorded immediately after the show took place! Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

ICYMI – New Trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3

This is the first footage we've seen from Kingdom Hearts 3 since its original unveiling over 3 years ago so that's exciting. Unfortunately this trailer didn't include a release date. Continue to expect KH3 in 2018 until otherwise noted as that was the window published...

E3 2017 Wrap Up: 5 Things I Loved From Electronic Arts (EA)

E3 2017 has begun and EA (Electronic Arts) kicked off the expo's series of presentations just minutes ago showing off a varied and impressive lineup of game offerings. Overall, I found the show to be full of weird and awkward hiccups be it the Men In Blazers, the...

FIFA 18 for Switch detailed on EA Website

While the Switch version of this fall's FIFA 18 from EA Sports was absent from the EA Play conference, the company finally released more information on the title on their website. Predictably, the game will not feature the Frostbite engine or the Alex Hunter saga....

Gameumentary Releases Their Premiere Documentary

Video games are my most time-consuming hobby, mostly because of PSVG, but one hobby I try to give as much time to as I can is watching documentaries. When those hobbies collide, it is a best of both worlds situation for me. The first one to suck me in was 2 Player...

Nintendo eShop Update – Shantae arrives on Switch!!!

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch Shantae: Half-Genie Hero ($20 on Switch) - Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it's up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae's devastating Hair-Whip Attack...

ARMS Review Round-Up

ARMS, the next first party game for you Nintendo Switch, releases on Friday of next week (Yes the Friday AFTER E3). There was plenty of negative reaction to go around when the new IP was introduced at the Switch unveiling presentation in January. Now, it appears that...

Human: Fall Flat (PS4) Review

Physics-based puzzle games are a tough nut to crack. Make the game too hard and the player leaves the game frustrated, never to return to the thumb contorting nightmare they just experienced. Make the game too easy and the player leaves disappointed, thinking about...

PSVG 81 Pokecast – Reactions to the Pre-E3 Direct

In this episode Donnie is joined by the Loborican himself Q to discuss the news Nintendo dropped on us this morning all about Pokemon. Pokken Tournament DX for Switch as well as Ultra Sun and Moon on the 3DS and the release of Gold and Silver on the virtual console...

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...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: June 6

Summer. Ok, it is not officially summer, but E3 is next week, so that, to me, means summer! Gaming releases are supposed to slow down at this point, and that does seem to be the case. However, PlayStation is using this summer to release a few remasters and highly...

PSVG 80 – And the Rest, 3rd Parties at E3

This week Kevin and Devin discuss EA, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and all the rest that will be presenting soon at E3. We tell you what to expect, as well as some interesting predictions from the two of them.   Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook...

Need for Speed Payback Announced

The Need for Speed franchise is back and set to release on Nov. 10, with Need for Speed Payback. The franchise has been teasing an official reveal throughout the week and posted a trailer today on their Twitter account. Over on the official website, EA is highlighting...

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...

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...

June 1st Nintendo eShop Update –

Well Switch owners, this is kind of a dud week on the Nintendo Download front. All you have to look forward to is another NeoGeo game. Players still booting up the 3DS on the other hand have a nice selection of content from Fire Emblem as well as a Capcom sale to look...

PSN Pick(s) of the week May 30th

So this is a light week compared to what the PlayStation faithful have been used to this year. There are only two games that caught my eye and those are Tekken 7 and Danger Zone. So lets get into it. TEKKEN 7 While I've never been one to enjoy the 3D and slower paced...

Xbox Game Pass is a System Seller

Being a gamer is not a cheap hobby, especially if you are trying to stay relatively current with modern trends and games. The price of entry to the current generation of home consoles is already $250, and up to $400 for the “premium” PS4 Pro. We will find out...

What Xbox Has That PlayStation Should

As Xbox Week draws to a close here at PSVG, it only makes sense to have an article from, you know, me. The guy who only plays PlayStation. The self-proclaimed (and moderately tolerated by the other PSVG folk) Lorde of the Isle. While I am exclusively a PlayStation...

Don’t Forget – ARMS Global Test Punch begins today!

Just in case you got all wrapped up in planning your holiday weekend, we wanted to remind you the ARMS global beta, aka the Global Testpunch, begins today! The demo, like Splatoon's global testfire, is relegated to one hour windows only and you're limited to Spring...

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.  Come join us and...

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...

Injustice 2 Review – PS4/Xbox One

Every now and then, a piece of entertainment sneaks up on you and surprises you in a good way. While it’s hard to argue that Injustice 2 has snuck up on anyone, I personally wasn’t expecting to jump into the game until the crew here at PSVG kept talking about their...

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...

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