Tuesday
Sep262017

Bullet Heaven Episode 182 - Sine Mora EX

In Episode 49 of Bullet heaven, we took a look at Sine Mora on the Xbox 360. We really liked its time-bending mechanics and excellent sense of style back then, so how does THQ Nordic's Sine Mora EX fare with its extra modes, tweaks and features? Let's take a look!

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Mudprints Unboxes: RetroN HD Update

When we took a look at the ReroN HD by Hyperkin, Famicom games didn't work for us. On a hunch, we bought a 60-72 pin converter with a less complicated build. How did it fare??  

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Monday
Sep252017

Bullet Heaven Episode 181 - Graze Counter

Cho Ren Sha is a game a lot of people have requested to be shown on Bullet Heaven. This... is not that review, but Bikkuri Software's Graze Counter might just be the next best thing! How does it stack up? 

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Thursday
Sep142017

PPR at the Movies: Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light Review

he impact that a video game can have on any one person and the relationships that they share with the people closest to them is hardly a foreign concept these days, but it’s certainly one that hasn’t had the best representation in films or television that that use it as the main framing artifice for a character-driven narrative.

Whether it’s the light-hearted classic, The Wizard, where a bunch of kids embark on a journey of self-discovery through their shared love of gaming, or Reign over me, a more somber film about a traumatized man who’s coping with the death of his family through his PlayStation 2; this MacGuffin has a storied history of good intentions, and awful execution.

In spite of this checkered past, Square-Enix took on a gamble to collaborate with Japanese media company Oricon to tell the story of a son concocting an elaborate plan to rekindle the bond between him and his estranged father through the iconic MMO, A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV within an eight episode series.

While the premise sounds like one that’s ripe for gross exploitation, the end-result is thankfully much more heartfelt in its presentation, as Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light strives on to be a touching tale of the human condition that manages to authentically capture the timeless charm of Final Fantasy in the process.

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Monday
Sep042017

QCF: Sonic Mania

he power of fandom is a fickle force to be reckoned with; the passionate devotion of a dedicated following can either propel the object of said affection to perpetual stardom, or alienate any sort of appeal it may have had with an obsessive toxicity that could stigmatize it beyond repair, for years upon years.

This sort of phenomenon has struck a number of video game franchises, but none have been more affected by it quite like the Sonic the Hedgehog property. The speedy SEGA mascot has been an industry icon for over 25 years, and yet has fallen from the place of universal acclaim, into a spot of irreverent polarization. These two camps are broken down into the somewhat ambivalent spectators who barely bother to care about him, and those who still swear their loyalty to the spikey-haired hero, in spite of the checkered past that he’s led in recent in years.

It’s been clear for near a decade now that most of the folks still on Sonic Team have forgotten what made the character so appealing in the first place, but it’s only now that SEGA has finally arrived at that same conclusion. The big wigs have tried a myriad of ideas to reinvent their icon, and most have them have fallen flat; why not give the reigns to the only force that could give their star mascot the justice that he deserves—the fans themselves.

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Thursday
Aug172017

PPR Presents Play Play: Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

onic Mania is fast approaching, and while we don’t have our review ready just yet, we do have a few special looks at some choice cuts from the Blue Blur’s past that we think have influenced the direction seen in the new 2D throwback.

This particular title within the hero’s 16-bit catalog redefined what Sonic could do, and set the tone for the series for years to come in terms of an ensemble cast, and an adventure of epic proportions. Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles may be better known as a meme than a classic these days, but it was the biggest game that featured the hog, and is considered to be the peak of the Sonic’s Genesis library.

Join Ser and George as they get down to some sweet tunes that may, or may not have had some compositional work done by all-time legend in pop music in this latest Play Play.

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Thursday
Aug172017

PPR 105

f the moon was made of cheese, would you eat it down and never look back? Of course you would, because who in the Bleu Cheese hell would pass up that much Gouda! We’ve got another episode coming at you, and the topic of discussion this week is Disposable gaming, as the shelf-life of some our favorite franchises are starting to get smaller and smaller.

In addition to that, we talk about a bunch other stuff like the new DuckTales, Pokémon GO, Tacoma, Destiny 2, Sonic Mania, Nintendo Lawsuits, Hyperkin Products, and more! This episode is jam packed with all the fluff and brie that you could ever want, kick up a seat and dig into some fondue because our latest episode is go! 

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!

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Thursday
Aug172017

PPR Presents Quick Hints: Sonic Mania Easy Secret Ring Guide

onic Mania is out, and everyone is racing through to collect all the goods that they can in this new adventure, but the most important treasure to be found in this speedy throwback are the elusive Chaos Emeralds!

We know that the hunt for the special secret rings that transport you to the special stages where you can find them might be a bit daunting, and that’s why we whipped this handy quick guide to steer you into seven back to back Secret Rings at the very start of your adventure!

If done right, you can transform into the all mighty Super Sonic by the time you hit the second stage of the game in no time flat. Click play to check out how you find these easy Secret Rings right now!

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!