Apologies, first and foremost, for the lateness. We’re currently working on a bit of a makeover - hopefully addressing a number of issues, and adding some real fly-ass shit! But that’s a conversation for another day. In this episode we welcome to the show ItsMeIfrah, and on her debut we discuss pressing issues such as Drew Barrymore, and taking kegs on airplanes as hand luggage. Video games? I dunno, probably not.
In the spirit of adding more money to their already Smaug-esque treasure dungeon, Marvel have teamed up with a studio I’ve never heard of (Gazillion Entertainment) to create a “free-to-play” cash cow hell bent on extorting your most finite appreciation in Marvel comics. And, to some extent, succeeds.
Marvel Heroes’ gameplay is presented in isometric 3D, akin to Diablo, and although nowhere near as detailed offers neat graphics and effects that will more than likely run on even lower-tier rigs. Play itself sees you adopting one of five not-so-fan favourite Marvel characters, in order to grind away and unlock new abilities on a skill tree.
In a bumper episode full of bullshit, we discuss both the red and green Power Rangers, a whole bunch of effed-up horror movies, and how Lou Chou dealt with a childhood trauma by burying his toys. Plus video games????
The internet has come a long way in the past decade or two, but has it come as far as Microsoft believes?
I remember running up massive phone bills from dial up, muffling the modem when sneaking online at night, and unplugging the phone so I wouldn’t get disconnected if someone called. Snake used to be the coolest phone game, but the iOS and Android platforms have greatly expanded that market. How far we’ve come.
The net has had a huge impact on how we game. Pokémon needed foot long link cables – now you can trade or battle people thousands of miles away (provided you have their friend code, as Nintendo remain pretty backwards about a lot of online features). While I miss same-screen multiplayer, gaming with your friends online and chatting via Skype or Live is a great experience.
In this weeks episode, your heroes Sully, Luke, and Louis are joined by Lady Sully aka C. Heinous for some real, good ol’ fashioned learning. All the most important questions about Canadians like Justin Bieber, and star of Degrassi, Drake, are answered.
The next next generation of gaming has now been announced. One comes with a fairly predictable name, the other seemingly the result of a drawn out cocaine bender in which the executives at Microsoft forgot they’d already released two consoles. To no one’s surprise both platforms see a fairly tight-knit release, battling it out to truly and ultimately fuck up our credit scores for the foreseeable future.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that, given the price points, you’ll be able to play all your old favourite PS3/360 titles on this new wave of electronic money shots… Yeah, you’d certainly think that.