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New Game Plus: Episode 34

New Game Plus: Episode 34

  It’s here! A brand new episode of our awesome gaming podcast, New Game Plus. This week we go over some big news like Batman: Arkham Knight’s awesome new gameplay video, dynamic beard growth in The Witcher 3, Kojima possibly leaving Konami, Nintendo entering the mobile game wars (and a new console to boot) as well as other fun gaming shenanigans. Be sure to come back next week for another awesome episode or you can check us out on iTunes. For more news, reviews, previews and other gaming shenanigans be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on... Read On

DC Entertainment Expands Primetime Roster

DC Entertainment Expands Primetime Roster

For a while superhero genres were restricted to the big screen. The only TV series I remember that actually lasted more than 2 season was that god-awful show Smallville. But, on a positive note, our favorite vigilantes are slowly taking over the small screen one step at a time. Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham are just a few of the popular prime time television shows ruling cable nowadays. However, DC Entertainment has big plans and has released some bits of information on their upcoming roster of superheroes hitting your TV set (not literally but you get my drift). The first... Read On

A Dota Player’s First Impressions of Heroes of the Storm

A Dota Player’s First Impressions of Heroes of the Storm

It’s been a while since another MOBA really caught my eye- Dota 2 is my main game, and I’ve been popping into League of Legends from time to time in order to learn a thing or two (I have some friends who play) and I at least tried my hand at Dawngate before the game shut down. Not too long ago, Blizzard announced that they’d be trying their hand at everybody’s favorite new genre with a MOBA called Heroes of the Storm, a game that combines characters from Blizzard’s various games (Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft, etc.). As a fan of Dota 2, I have some familiarity with... Read On

“Evangelion: Another Impact” New Short from Studio Khara

“Evangelion: Another Impact” New Short from Studio Khara

On February 9th studio Khara released a short film titled “Evangelion: Another Impact” on its official website.  The short features a new eva unit called Unit Null.  During a sensory check the unit hears a voice and goes berserk in a desolate city with is assumed to be Tokyo-3.  The giant mecha, which bears a striking resemblance to Unit 1 in color scheme and armor, rampages through a building before howling into the sky. This short showcases a sub story in the Evangelion lore, with the Null Unit being kept under complete secrecy.  Why did this unit break free... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 30

New Game Plus: Episode 30

    Welcome back for another phenomenal episode. This week we recap some news from last week such as Monty Oum’s sudden passing, AOL shutting down Joystiq, and a possible Metal Gear Rising 2 leak and we delve into Nintendo’s highly flawed YouTube policy, our excitement for Persona 5 and a new video for Xenoblade Chronicles X where once again we get 20+ min of people walking. Be sure to come back next week for another awesome episode or if you’re on the go check us out over at iTunes. For more news, reviews, previews and gaming shenanigans be... Read On

Life is Strange First Impressions and Launch Trailer

Life is Strange First Impressions and Launch Trailer

I’m going to start this off by making the strangest video game connection (no pun intended). Never since Persona 3 & 4 has a video game nailed the dynamics of high school life. Cliques, nerds, jocks, and faculty are all accounted for. Coming fresh off of two back to back Telltales titles I was a little reluctant to jump back into another adventure game but I found the conceit of the game too intriguing to pass up. Maxine Caulfield is a high school student who in the opening moments of Life is Strange’s first episode awakens to a time... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 29

New Game Plus: Episode 29

  We’re late, but we’re still awesome. This week we discuss some of the big news coming out of the industry this week such as Elder Scrolls Online going F2P, Sony still paying for the 2011 hack, EA being sued for patent infringement, Nintendo shutting down their Club Nintendo rewards program, Microsoft’s busy week and we discuss how Nintendo’s company structure is not helping them. Be sure to come back next week for another awesome episode and check back on Blackman N’ Robin for more news, previews and reviews. Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on... Read On

An Update on Under the Dog

An Update on Under the Dog

A couple months ago I was in talks with Hiroaki Yura, founder and CEO of Creative Intelligence Arts, the production studio behind Under the Dog, to have an interview concerning the project. As of January 21st however, Hiroaki Yura and his studio are pulling out of the project, and handing it over to Kinema Citrus.  In a press release Hiroaki was quoted saying ““In order to comply with certain requests from members of the UTD creative team, and to deliver an unhindered product to our backers, CIA is hereby removing itself from the UTD project,” Hiroaki assures Kickstarter backers that... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 28

New Game Plus: Episode 28

  This week on New Game Plus we go over some of the highlights in the gaming industry from last week and we have an in-depth discussion on Nintendo’s poor decision making and what they could do to get back on track. Be sure to check back next week for another awesome episode and visit Blackman N’ Robin often for news, reviews, and previews. Follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more gaming shenanigans. Read On

Sunless Sea on the Horizon

Sunless Sea on the Horizon

I’ve only just dipped my toes in the beta build of Sunless Sea, Failbetter’s follow up to Fallen London, but it’s clear there’s an ocean of content waiting to be plundered beneath its murky depths. It’s an ambitious ask, a narrative focused roguelike with RPG elements and trading sim gameplay all set in a Victorian era post-hell-takeover (as much corporate takeover as it is fire and brimstone) underworld sea. I’m entirely unsure if it all works as cogently as I’d hoped but the game is awash with such strong writing and style I’ve more than enjoyed my experience so... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 27

New Game Plus: Episode 27

  Welcome back to a new awesome episode of New Game Plus and our first (and certainly not last) episode of the new year. We get into some news bits that happened last week as well as discuss what we’re looking forward to this year in gaming. Be sure to come back next week for another episode and check back often for more news, reviews, previews. Follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more gaming shenanigans. Read On

Sony’s Dirty Laundry Just Got Leaked

Sony’s Dirty Laundry Just Got Leaked

From leaked Social Security numbers, celebrity phone numbers, and movie scripts, it seems that Sony Pictures is under some hot water. The major film/electronics company has recently been under a so-called ‘cyber attack’ after the controversial film The Interview (which features Kim Jong Un’s head being lit on fire) was premiered in LA and started a ridiculously insane hacking frenzy from supposed Korean Hackers. What does this mean to us movie-goers? A lot. Denzel Washington was labeled as ‘un-profitable’ by Sony executives because he’s black. Think he’ll ever work on a movie by Sony again? I think not. Angelina Jolie... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 26

New Game Plus: Episode 26

  It’s time once again for another awesome episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week we discuss our JRPG woes, Nintendo discontinuing the Amiibos no one likes, GTA V getting banned in Australia, Xbox One outsold the PS4…for the month of November as well as other gaming news. Be sure to come back next week for another episode and check back for more news, reviews, previews and more. Check out our review of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U here. Make sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

PlayIt Hungary, 2014 November 29-30

PlayIt Hungary, 2014 November 29-30

Two guys, both scared of public transport and people generally, travel to the capital on their own for the country’s biggest game show. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, of course. That’s why I’m surprised that the show went pretty well. PlayIt Hungary is the biggest gaming convention of the country, and it’s pretty big even on a Europe scale. You can find the newest titles, platforms, high-end computers, exhibitions, and basically anything related to gaming, cosplay, and other nerdy things. The show is held twice a year, this time it lasted for two days. After some last-minute organizing... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 25

New Game Plus: Episode 25

  Welcome back for another fantastic episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week there wasn’t a whole lot of news, but there was the PlayStation Experience where Sony dropped the mic and assured fans that the PS4 would have a great 2015 except for Square Enix trolling fans with a Final Fantasy VII announcement. Also we delve into why once again The Game Awards were awful and we pay our respects to the late Ralph Baer, The Father of Video Games. Come back next week for another awesome episode and check back frequently for... Read On

First Gameplay Footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

First Gameplay Footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

This came as no surprise, but today during Sony’s PlayStation Experience conference Naughty Dog showed off a good chunk of gameplay for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. If you thought that initial trailer at E3 was beautiful, this is even more so. We see the series’ signature gunplay and climbing, though it seems they took a cue from the recent Tomb Raider game and added some rock climbing gear to the mix. I wasn’t super excited for this game when they announced it back at E3 (though still fairly excited) but after seeing this new footage I am pumped... Read On

Street Fighter V Gameplay Trailer; Confirmed PS4/PC Exclusive

Street Fighter V Gameplay Trailer; Confirmed PS4/PC Exclusive

Today during Sony’s PlayStation Experience conference it was officially announced (after much joking about the leak) there will indeed be a Street Fighter V and it will be exclusive to the PS4 and PC. Sorry Xbox, no Street Fighter love for you. Also there will be cross gameplay between the PS4 and PC versions so everyone’s competition just got a whole lot bigger. For more news, reviews, previews and gaming insight follow Peter Rivera on Twitter. Read On

Street Fighter V Announcement Leaked, PS4/PC Exclusive

Street Fighter V Announcement Leaked, PS4/PC Exclusive

With the PlayStation Experience coming up there are bound to be a ton of announcements made about upcoming comes for the PS4. Well according to a leaked video that appeared on YouTube and has since been taken down, Street Fighter V is said to be one of those games. The video doesn’t show any footage of the game, but it does reveal a logo and claims that the game will be a PS4/PC exclusive. Whether that means it is a timed exclusive like Rise of the Tomb Raider remains to be seen, so until an official announcement is made... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 24

New Game Plus: Episode 24

  Welcome back for another awesome episode of New Game Plus. This week we talk about the fails going on in the gaming industry (we’re looking at you Ubisoft), discuss the many games that have come out recently and what we would like to see teased during The Game Awards later this week. Be sure to check back next week for a new episode and visit Blackman N’ Robin for more news, reviews, previews and other geek insight. Follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more gaming thoughts and updates. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 23

New Game Plus: Episode 23

  Welcome back for another awesome episode of the best gaming podcast around, New Game Plus. This week Activision complains about Advanced Warfare glitches on YouTube, Sony’s President doesn’t know how beta tests work, people are scamming Wal-Mart and we go over the nominees for the utterly pointless Game Awards 2014. Also Justin gives his impression of Dragon Age: Inquisition and I give my impression of Super Smash Bros for the Wii U. Be sure to check back next week for another great episode and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! For more news, reviews, previews and other gaming insight follow... Read On

Secret Ponchos Launches on PS4 Dec 2nd; Free for PlayStation Plus

Secret Ponchos Launches on PS4 Dec 2nd; Free for PlayStation Plus

If you’re itching for some PvP action then you won’t have to wait long as Switchblade Monkeys’ spaghetti western style PvP shooter, Secret Ponchos is set to launch on the PS4 next week. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus member it will be free for you to grab throughout the month. Inspired by fighting games and spaghetti westerns, Secret Ponchos features five characters (more to come) armed to the teeth with guns, blades, and signature moves to fit every play style. The top down shooter also features a cover mechanic to help with all the bullets flying around and... Read On

“That Dragon, Cancer” Now Live on Kickstarter

“That Dragon, Cancer” Now Live on Kickstarter

You’d be hard pressed to find somebody- anybody- whose family has not been touched, in some way or another, by cancer. My family has been, a few times over; there’s no getting around or ignoring it- it’s a big problem in today’s world. Ryan and Amy Green had a son named Joel who had a terminal form of cancer- while he was ill, his parents decided to start work on That Dragon, Cancer, an adventure game about their son. On March 13, 2014, Joel passed away; he was loved by his parents, who have continued work on their game... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 2

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 2

  In this part Justin discusses his time so far with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we get into games being released unfinished and what Ubisoft is doing wrong with the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Be sure to check back next Monday for another episode of New Game Plus. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 1

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 1

  It’s time once again for another great episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week we talk about Ubisoft failing hard, Playstation looking to beat out cable companies, Nintendo dropping the ball with the Amiibos, and in our second part we go into Justin’s time with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: MCC and why it’s not cool for developers to release unfinished games. You can listen to the second part here. And as always, be sure to come back next week for another episode. Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 21

New Game Plus: Episode 21

We are back! Sorry for skipping a weeks, but we were pretty busy, but not to worry because we are back with another awesome episode for you. This week we catch up on what Justin has been playing as he get’s prepared for Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We also get into Nintendo’s news and why they are still making mistakes as well as some more news from the past week. Check back every Monday for a new episode of New Game Plus and be sure to visit Blackman N’ Robin for more news, reviews,... Read On

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