Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mortal Kombat X has a story trailer out. Get over here and watch it!

I was really impressed with Mortal Kombat 9‘s story. It felt as glorious as the first time my pre-teen self watched the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, only much more violent. With less than two months to go, we’ll experience remarkable story in the MK universe. At least it seems from this trailer.

Mortal Kombat X is coming out on April 14th of this year. Be sure to jump on this hype train.

Sonic 3 Remastered is a possibility if Sega will greenlight it.

Taxman and Stealth, the guys responsible for releasing Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic CD on mobile devices, are trying to get Sonic 3 ported to mobile devices as well. Now it’s all up to Sega to greenlight the project and bring this to your phone. If you haven’t played their other releases of the good-era Sonic games, they’re a charm. They work great and there’s nothing like playing a quality remaster on your phone while sitting on a subway or where ever you are while you play mobile games.

Ghost_Messiah from NeoGAF posted in a thread on February 10th a lot of good information regarding this project and is a true believer we can get this done. Here’s snippet from the post:

It’s worth noting that in that third link Stealth who developed Sonic 1 and 2 Remastered with Taxman showed his support behind the movement with a lengthy blog post that goes into detail about the project and includes a pledge to support the movement’s efforts to encourage Sega to green light the project. News coverage and press attention is thus far in its infancy though the movement has been covered by a couple of notable sites such as Touch Arcade, TSSZ News, Sonic Retro itself and Sega focused sites such as Segabits and Seganerds. The drive now is to generate as much press attention as possible and shine light on this project in the hopes that Sega will take notice.

Finally it’s also worth noting that Stealth and Taxman’s initial plans and designs for Sonic 3 & Knuckles Remastered include far more than just a straight port. In addition to being based on Taxman’s proprietary Retro engine (that powered Sonic CD, Sonic 1 and 2 Remastered) the duo has the intention to implement enhanced stages including new areas for each character, new special stages, enhanced graphics, remastered music and beyond this “Blue Spheres 2” which is an idea for an evolution of the Blue Spheres special stage, new story scenes and an advanced and more developed online 2-player mode.

Here’s a petition video and plea to Sega to get this done:

If you want to support (which who wouldn’t?), start by sending Sega Networks a letter and keep an eye out on their website. It’s not going to cost you anything to simply spread this information via Twitter or Facebook. So Special thanks to Sega Retro for keeping us informed on this project.

Sam and Max: Stress Release Police (and various other updates)

I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress/anxiety recently and how I’ve been coping with it is playing adventure games thanks to Telltale’s older games. You know, back when they made real point-and-click adventure games. One series that I particularly love is Steve Purcell’s Sam and Max adventures. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s about two anthropomorphic freelance detectives that solve ridiculous crimes. Like stopping a psychic hippy from taking over the world with soda jerks. That sort of crime.

I never got around to finishing season 3 of their weird adventures. Not because I didn’t want to. I just forgot about it. So over the weekend I finally finished The Devil’s Playhouse (and unlocking every trophy on the way). It’s the best thing Telltale has ever done in the adventure gaming department. A creative and captivating story mixed in with a host of lovable characters. Even the villains have attributes that are hard to hate. I plan on writing a review soon. Another part of ridding my stress is to go back to what I enjoyed doing for so many years: writing.

I’ve been using this blog to post amusing game-related videos and reviews for the past year or so. I have several unfinished reviews sitting in my draft folder, waiting to be edited and uploaded. But over the past year, I’ve been having horrific depression, anxiety, and stress that I haven’t been able to deal with. Work. Education. Death. Career choices. Feeling like a crazed loon. The typical reasons you feel depressed.

But enough of my problems. There’s hope! I’m fixing my life. Part of that is going to my roots. I love writing. I love reviewing video games. I love technology. And I love playing video games. I’m going to try and continue my writing hobby to it’s fullest again. Just be prepared for more updates like I used to when I was on Gamespot and Giant Bomb.

Persona 5 trailer finally hits and the game looks amazing!

My wife and I sat through Catherine a few months back and we both were taken for a wild ride. While I didn’t enjoy the puzzles, the story was perfect and gripping. Do you defend Vincent in his quest for lusty pleasures or come clean?

But the thing we really liked was that the game itself looked very much like an anime in 3D. Persona 5 is going this direction and it looks stunning. And if you’re unfamiliar with the gameplay of the Persona series, imagine a novel story played out in front of you while you’re playing a high school dating sim. That… may not sound all that great, but the way the story is played out is why people are hype for this new title. If the dating/high school sim doesn’t really do it for you, you may be interested in the combat/collectathon system which is like a hybrid Pokémon JRPG.

This year is just a terrific reason to own a PlayStation 4, and a third party game may be the reason to get one.