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....

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:...

Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic

I like to start my reviews with an intro that ties into the game and the feelings it gives me. Normally this is done with an analogy or merging the game with feelings/memories I have had. So when you read this next sentence, please understand that this took me hours...

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...

Divide (PS4) Review

I need more hashes to unlock this computer as I am so close to unlocking my next security level, but goodness are they hard to come by. I am using my scanner ability as I meticulously work my way through the sprawling, underground labyrinth wondering where to go next....

Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) Reviewcast

Kyle and special guest Hayley sit down to review the PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn. The game has gotten a lot of hype, but does it live up to the praise being heaped upon it? Listen in as Kyle and Hayley discuss Guerrilla's attempt at a new IP, the animation...

HOMEBOUND Review (PC VR)

It seems to me that nothing good ever comes from being in outer space. Whether you’re on a ship or a space station, some bad stuff is going to go down at some point. It could be aliens blasting first and asking questions later, it could be asteroids just shredding...

Destiny 2 Incoming!

Destiny. Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Well at the very least for another 7 years according to Bungies 10 year plan. Hot on the heels of the originals swan song event, The Age of Triumph which started today at 10am PST and goes through September, we finally...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: March 28

The end of March is here, which means we are wrapping up one of the best first quarters from a gaming perspective that I can recall. There was a little something for everyone so far this year on PlayStation, and if you are a sports gamer feeling a bit left out, well,...

Old Time Hockey Review (PC)

A hockey game on the PC has been unheard of since the dark ages of 2009, when EA released their last NHL game for Windows computers. Since then, you either had to pony up for a console or cross your fingers and wait. Fast forward to 2017, where the puck shaped voids...

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...

PSVG 66: Let Me See You 1-2 Switch

  The Nintendo Shack gathers to discuss all things Switch that is NOT ZELDA. Join us as we review 1-2 Switch, talk some Blaster Master 0, Bomberman, and Snipperclips and look forward to some Switch games coming soon. Don't forget you can find us: Twitter:...

Nintendo eShop Update 3.23.17

Well we're all set up for a very nice week over on the Nintendo eShop today. First, be sure to mark you calendars for the Splatoon 2 global testfire that occurs this weekend, you don't want to miss one of Nintendo's best new IPs of the past decade! Next Has Been...

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...

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...

PSVG 65: Drink Plenty of Water

  This week Kevin, Nathan and Josh discuss the importance of water, Mass Effect, Injustice 2 and Corned beef and Cabbage? Don't forget you can find us: Twitter: @PSVG | Facebook.com/playsomevideogames |...

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...

An Open Letter to Zelda Breath of the Wild

Dear Zelda Breath of the Wild, I haven’t been a gamer as long as some of our readers, definitely our staff. I entered gaming playing sports games for most of my life. These sports games have fulfill a large majority of my favorite gaming moments and I still enjoy them...

PSVG 64: Donnie Poisoned The Switch Cartridges

In this weeks episode: Donnie attempted to poison Kevin and put him out of omission, Kyle continues his search for his catch phrase, Nathan brings back his dulcet tones to the podcast and brings PlayStation Island and the Xbox Empire together in a peace summit. Don't...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: March 14

Another week, another batch of games to sift through. Realistically, this has to be the best start of the year for PlayStation games, right? I mean, we have had Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Horizon, NieR, Resident Evil 7, Night in the Woods,...

Nintendo eShop Update – March 9, 2017

The first week of download updates for Nintendo Switch is here! Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! – Free Demo Version – Laugh-out-loud couch co-op, now with a free demo! In this action-puzzle game, paper pals Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky...

Flywrench Review – PS4

Flywrench is a somewhat-abstract game that has players controlling a short, white dash through varied environments toward ever-more-difficult goals. Storywise, the game says you are a spaceship navigating through space and unlocking different gates as you journey from...

PSVG 63 – A Console Approaches

The Nintendo Shack returns to cover all things Nintendo Switch during its first week out in the wild & brought a special guest! We cover the Nindies rally, hardware impressions and of course... our first hours with Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Thank you so...

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...

Nintendo eShop Update – March 2, 2017

Ahhh, it feels good to be back doesn't it!? Sure there's been a trickle of games weekly coming to that 3DS and Wii U, but let's both admit that the offerings haven't been exactly post-worthy week to week. No... we've all be waiting for today and ITS FINALLY HERE - THE...

Noteworthy Xbox Digital Game Sales This Week (Ending 3/6)

There are a number of great titles on sale now on the Xbox Store, through March 6th. Here are some of my top picks! Forza Motorsport 5 (Racing Game of the Year Edition) $13.20 (67% off!)* Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition $10.00 (50% off!)* Battlefield 1 - Titanfall 2...

Riptide GP: Renegade – Xbox One

Wave Race, Wipeout and Hydro Thunder walk into a bar. That Bar is this game. If you are like me, the first thing you thought of when you heard the title of this game was the mobile game. You will be happy to hear that this is the developers first in the series of...

Nintendo Nindie Roundup – Everything announced today!

The Nintendo Switch system launches on March 3, and people can expect an exciting lineup of games on Nintendo eShop for day one and beyond. Nintendo has been working closely with independent publishers and developers to deliver a steady flow of unique and original...

Xbox going Netflix?

So in an announcement earlier this morning Xbox has announced a new subscription, aptly named Xbox Game Pass - (Full Release). Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: February 28

It is time. You know what the list is going to look like. I know what the list is going to look like. So let's get to it.... Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) The wait is finally over, and it appears to have been worth it. I started Horizon last night and only a few hours in,...

Review: Splasher

Horrifying experimentation. Death-defying leaps of faith. Buzzsaws of DEATH. These are the challenges that await you in “Splasher”, a new platformer available now on Steam from SplashTeam. The best way that I can describe this game is if Splatoon, Portal, and Super...

PSVG 62 – Nobody Likes Cyborg

In this weeks episode Kevin, Josh, and Devin discuss Injustice 2 "New Reveal", how terrible they are at Madden, Horizon, and some Switch News. Twitter: @PSVG  |  Facebook.com/playsomevideogames  |

Switch launching with Shovel Knight, Fast RMX

The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 with two hotly anticipated indie titles, Nintendo announced in a press release today. The eShop on launch will include Fast RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, with the ability to purchase the newest Shovel Knight...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: February 21

February 21. One week prior to February 28. One. Week. I, like many of the PlayStation faithful, have Horizon on the brain. That being said, there still are a couple games I am interested in checking out this week. Will I get either of them done before Horizon? Maybe....

Year One of the PSVG Blog

Since this week is our one-year anniversary, I thought it might be nice to share with everyone just how much the blog has changed visually over the past 12 months. We've designed and redesigned so much in very short time-frame to hopefully arrive at what we now...

PSVG Podcast 61: Happy Anniversary

Can you believe it has already been a year of PSVG!?! Yep, neither could we. Join all of the PSVG crew as we wax poetic about what its been like to have started PSVG & what to look forward to in year 2. Twitter: @PSVG Facebook.com/playsomevideogames...

PSVG 60: Superbowlin’

In this episode Kevin, Donnie and Kyle talk about just what was Donnie doing in Houston, Kyle and Kevin suck at Madden, and answer your questions! Twitter: @PSVG Facebook.com/playsomevideogames Playsomevideogames.com

Super Mega Baseball

Given the chance, many of us would be able to sum up our lives in a few words. Mine is easy. Ball. it was my first word, my first love, my first job, got me into college, and is what my professional career is based upon. Sports have been my whole life for as long as I...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: February 14

February 14. I feel like there is likely something I am supposed to remember about today, but it just will not come to me. Oh well, there are video games to play! The hits keep on coming in 2017 as we have another healthy week of releases including a couple games...

Sniper Elite 4 (PS4) Review

I have been creeping around trying to gather the intel on a Nazi shipment, but I keep getting pulled into side tasks. First I took out a traitorous Harbor Master who had betrayed his own people. My mission is taking place at night, which is helpful for a sniper, but I...

PSVG 59: Swap Fire

In this weeks special episode, Kevin, Kyle, and Donnie sit down and spend some time chatting with Jeremy Alessi founder of Midnight Status who developed Swap Fire. They talk about the development of the game, what it's like being a developer and his contributions to...

Switch Owners Receive Early Access to Splatoon 2

Nintendo have announced that Switch owners will be able to play Splatoon 2 months before its "summer" release window via a special Splatoon 2 global test-fire. Participants will be able to test out the new Splat-Dualies weapons, new amiibo functions, as well as the...

Linelight Review – PS4

Simplicity can be a be a beautiful thing. In the new puzzler Linelight from creator Brett Taylor, simplicity is absolutely the attraction. In Linelight, which just released on PS4 this month and is also available on Steam, players control a short white dash that...

WedNESday Classic Review: Castlevania

Back again this week with another retro classic for you, this week I played Castlevania. This was definitely one of my more rememberable titles from the NES days. Although I can honestly say before playing to review for the site it has been ALONG time since I've...

Review: Bleed 2

Do you remember waking up early on a Saturday morning? Your parents are still asleep, you stumble downstairs into the kitchen and make yourself a huge bowl of whatever sugar rush providing cereal you can find. Plunking down in front of your television set, the sand...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: February 7

Are you a samurai? If your answer to that question is “no” then the big release this week is your opportunity to be a samurai and I would encourage you to check it out. If your answer to that question was “yes” then I encourage you to reach out to me on Twitter as I...

PSVG 58 – The Circle of Life

In this episode Kevin is joined by NONE OTHER THAN Coach Mo and Nathan. They discuss all the recent news on Gamestop's Circle of Life program and the bad press, PS4 sales numbers and leaked Xbox Scorpio Specs. Also of course with these three there has to be some Star...

Conan Exiles Impressions (PC)

I have a confession to make. I’m not that familiar with the Conan world. Yes, I’ve seen the movies at some point in my life, but I didn’t really ABSORB them. I probably should have but sometimes I can’t be bothered because of reasons. I’ve seen the comics, I know...

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Beta Impressions

Twelve hours later and having completed 99% of the beta content, I have put down my controller and taken off my headset feeling extremely satisfied. If the full GRW expands on its beta, then the gaming community can look forward to a rich and engaging open-world tactical shooter that will deliver exponential amounts of high-quality entertainment—playing with friends is recommended.

Wells Review (PC)

There was a time, mainly during the 80’s and 90’s, when all you had to worry about was running to the right of the screen and shooting anything that crossed your path. It worked for Contra. It worked for Gunstar Heroes. Heck, it worked so well for Mega Man that we...

WATCH_DOGS 2: BACK FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Watch_Dogs. What do you think when you hear or read that title? So many words, thoughts and emotions come to mind: Flop, overrated, over-hyped, let down, downgrade the list can go on and on. What was supposed to be the crowning jewel that ushered us into the promise...

Kyurinagas Revenge: The Review

  What can I about Kyurinagas Revenge? It’s the follow-up story to Yasai Ninja, in which two vegetable ninja warriors set out on an adventure to save feudal Japan from the evil Shogun Kyurinaga. It has all the make-up of a great 90’s Saturday morning cartoon....

Review: Earthlock – Festival of Magic (PS4)

The game's story takes place in the world of Umbra, where a cataclysmic event occurs that stops the planet from spinning. This leaves part of the world scorched by constant sunlight, part of it perpetually cold due to lack of sunlight, and a patch of livable land in...

Subterrain – PS4

MARS! Space Prison! Enter Douglas Quaid……. Oh, nope, no Douglas Quaid here. I think his eyeballs exploded or something. (Look it up you millennials) You are Doctor Albert West, but your cellmates just call you West now. You see, after a “lab accident”, you are to...

WedNESday Classic Review: Bubble Bobble

Here we are back again with another week and another classic review: This time I played one of my all time favorite couch co-op games, Bubble Bobble on my NES classic. In the game's plot, "Baron Von Blubba" has kidnapped the brothers Bubby and Bobby's girlfriends and...

Review: Alwa’s Awakening

The sunlight cuts through your slumbering daze like a razor blade. Your surroundings are unfamiliar. How did you get here? Where are you supposed to go now? A stranger approaches with a request, no, a statement. You have much to do, so much to do… No! This isn’t the...

Review: A Normal Lost Phone (iOS/Android)

This is a hard review to write, not because the game is bad or anything...just finding it hard to word my experience with this. Let's start at the beginning, I stumbled across this title while reading an article on it where someone playing described how it made them...

Zenith (PS4) Review

On the surface, Zenith is a game I should like. I enjoy action-RPGs, and this game eschews the often serious nature of the genre and attempts to tell a story with heart and humor. So where is the misstep? The humor is, well for me, not good. As a result, the heart the...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: January 31

This is a bit of an odd week in releases. There are a number of releases, but many of them are a repackaging of a game that already exists. However, I think a number of them are worth checking out. As a result, I am going to highlight a couple new games in the usual...

PSVG 57 – NOT about the Nintendo Switch

In this episode Kevin makes his return and is joined by Kyle and Justin. They take time and answer your questions such as Why do we do this and what is Coach Mo really up to? We also discuss Mass Effect, Injustice 2, and Square-Enix new partnership with Marvel. Oh and...

WedNESday Classic Review: Balloon Fight

Better late than never, well maybe, I guess you all can tell me. Each week I will review a classic title for the site starting with the collection right at hand thanks to my new NES Classic. So let's dive right in with our first title: BALLOON FIGHT. Ahhh the simpler...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: January 24

So it begins. While Fall is when we typically see big games drop, Sony has continually been pushing their exclusive titles to Spring. I think it is a safe bet that is not the plan, but it seems to be working out. Are all of the titles coming out soon “AAA” or “big”...

Press Release: 3DS Still Going Strong

During the Switch announcement events, Reggie Fils-Aime was quick to ensure all that 3DS had a great 2016 sales-wise and would be receiving plenty of support in 2017. Backing up that statement, Nintendo sent out a press release this morning containing the announcement...

PSVG 56 – Share the Joy

Well after two episodes largely dedicated to Switch talk... we're back to talk more about the Switch! Sorry folks, the goal was to have a different panel but due PSVG's team falling under some pandemic, Donnie had to step back in front of the microphone. This time...

Nindies Making The Switch

The biggest concern I have personally with the Switch's chance for long-term success is Nintendo's ability to attract partners. Already there's a minimal investment from big third party partners like Ubisoft and EA in year one of the Switch. How could anyone blame...

PSVG 55 – How Many Fire Emblems?!

The Nintendo Shack gets together to chat about the very first Post-Switch Nintendo Direct of 2017. We cover all of the Fire Emblem games coming to 3DS, Switch, and your mobile phone. Once that's covered, Donnie & Jason join in on some more Switch talk regarding...

Nintendo eShop Update for January 19.

Well it's been awhile since I posted one of these. Why? Well to be honest the releases haven't been all that great post Christmas in my opinion. Sure there's been a 64 Virtual Console game here and there, but not PSVG post worthy. Well that changes this week...

PSN Pick(s) of the Week: January 17

So it begins. Sony seems to be treating the first quarter of the year like most folks would expect them to treat the last quarter of the year. If you look at the lineup of exclusives launching in the next three months it is kind of mind-boggling. Granted, not every...

Battleborn Review (PS4)

Battleborn is a ton of fun to play, and is unabashedly a Gearbox game, in visuals, moment-to-moment gameplay and humor. Much of the PSVG team has been playing it recently, and we have largely given it our seal of approval. Gearbox’s Battleborn is a hero shooter with...

PSVG 54 – Time to Switch?!

Well Nintendo showed off the Switch & PSVG's Nintendo Shack is here to share our thoughts. Join Donnie as he welcomes Nathan & very good friend Sean Capri in a Nintendo Switch Presentation Tell-All. What did we think about Nintendo taking back to the...