Saturday Video Round Up: April 24 – 30

The following post was submitted by Derek from Gamer Crash. See more trailers and news at!

With the craziness of PAX East now over, the rush of videos has slowed to a normal rate. With the weekend here once more, it’s time for a brand new edition of the Video Round Up, bringing you the best trailers and video content from the past week. Here’s just a small tease at everything waiting for you below.

A game that I had forgotten about considering it’s lengthy half year delay, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided dropped a surprise trailer earlier this week giving a great look at the world and story players will be involved. There’s still a long wait until we get our hands on this one, so it should be called a teaser trailer.

The creative folks at Gearbox (you know, the Borderlands guys) are getting ready to launch their next “hero shooter” known as Battleborn. Just like the game itself, the launch trailer is chock full of personality, bright colors, and humor, something that fans have come to expect from most Gearbox offerings. Have a look for yourself below.

I’ve also got new videos for Fallout 4, Homefront: The Revolution, HITMAN and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

Continue reading Saturday Video Round Up: April 24 – 30

YouTube Highlights: April 2016

Greetings, fellow gamers and content creators! We’re happy to introduce here a new monthly feature on the site called “YouTube Highlights,” which is, well…all about highlights from our YouTube channel! For many months now, myself, The Duck of Indeed, and Hatm0nster have been hard at work making all sorts of gaming videos. As such, it’s easy for videos to get lost in the shuffle that is YouTube. To help folks navigate their way through our channel’s waters, I’m going to be featuring a handful of our videos in a post like this very one you’re reading at the end of each month. That way, if you don’t have time to cull through ALL our videos (we know, it’s a lot, and there’s plenty more to come!), you’ll at least get to sample some of our wondrously delicious gaming fare.

So, without further ado, let’s get to our April highlights!

First up, let’s talk about The Division! The hype surrounding this game’s release last month was overwhelming , and it continues to be a juggernaut. Part of the game’s appeal is it story, upon which Hatm0nster capitalized in the video “Division Lore: The National Guard,” the first of a series.

Next, April saw the continuation of a couple of our Let’s Play series by the Duck of Indeed of Super Paper Mario and Donkey Kong Country 2. Both of these fantastic games remain fun and challenging, no matter if you only ever played them once or a hundred times!

Here you can catch the Duck, er…the Kongs swinging through Barrel Bayou:

And in Super Paper Mario, what’s up with Princess Peach in this creepy, oddball land?

If classic gaming is your thing, then our Nostalgic Notions series is for you! This month I returned with games from the Activision Anthology, and The Duck ventured onward with games from Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection.

As far as Atari games went, could they have been any stranger than Kabobber?

Yes, they could have, and they did, especially with Decap Attack, which The Duck played. It features a mummy with the ability to shoot…his face. Yep, that’s strange, all right.

Finally, this past month The Duck returned to the terrifying realm of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza with Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2! It’s a must watch! If you dare watch, that is.

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Princess for a Day: Cosplaying as Rosalina

If you’ve been following me over on my blog, The Duck of Indeed, you’ll know that I recently completed my cosplay for Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy.  I can’t really say what I like about her character exactly; I guess she just always intrigued me because she just seems like this wise and mysterious person.  That, and I liked her look, so I knew I just had to cosplay as her someday.  My mind also met with a little bit of a quandary.  My previous cosplays were villains Kefka Palazzo and Lord Ghirahim from Final Fantasy VI and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, respectively.  Considering they are so different from Rosalina and their clothing stands out far more than Rosie’s simple blue dress, I was really curious to see how she would be received by fellow comicon-goers.

Look out world, here comes the Duck of Indeed! And my plump Luma sidekick.
Look out, world, here comes the Duck of Indeed! And my plump Luma sidekick.

The long-awaited day finally arrived, and I got up early, as I like to get ready and get out while the day is still young and the crowds have yet to congregate.  I was a bit too early, in fact, and this resulted in a rather…interesting experience.  You see, I had been dieting rather hardcore for this comicon, and I was starving.  Seeing as I had arrived at the convention center an hour before the comicon even began, I walked to the nearby hotel for a snack at this little bagel place to kill time and to soothe my raging tummy. Continue reading Princess for a Day: Cosplaying as Rosalina

Watching Previews: A Guide

Previews are made to generate hype. This has always been the case, and indeed will always be the case. If you’ve been playing for awhile, then you know that previews cannot be blindly trusted; not even previews that mostly feature gameplay. Still, they’re hard to ignore. Getting excited for a game you’re looking forward is a large part of the fun of being a video game enthusiast after all. So if previews are untrustworthy and research doesn’t inspire that same excitement, then what is a gamer to do? The answer is actually rather straight forward: just get smart about how you watch game previews.

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Saturday Video Round Up: April 17 – 23

The following post was submitted by Derek from Gamer Crash. See more trailers and news at!

Time certainly flies, doesn’t it? The week is over and it’s time for a new edition of the Video Round Up. With PAX East currently raging in Boston, companies have not been shy about showing off what they have coming this year, so there’s a lot of video content to get to. Lets dive in!

Insomniac Games has been quite busy these days after just releasing the newest Ratchet & Clank game for the PlayStation 4 earlier this month. This week, the studio revealed three new trailers for three games they have in development. The Unspoken and Feral Rites are VR specific games, but for everyone else, there’s a brand new story trailer for their gorgeous Metroidvania style game, Song of the Deep.

One of my personal favorite studios, Supergiant Games, finally revealed their next title called Pyre and as expected, the game excels in both the audio and visual side. It’s already firmly on my radar even with an expected 2017 launch, and I can’t wait to see how it plays.

I’ve also got new videos for Star Fox Zero, LawBreakers, Mafia III and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Resonance: Samara (Mass Effect 2)

Image by Flickr user Ryan Somma (CC)
Image by Flickr user Ryan Somma (CC)

While I could, in my sleep, hum the soundtrack of the original Mass Effect, the sounds of Mass Effect 2 remain fuzzy. Even now, in the midst of the game, I’m so caught up in the action that I’ve not been playing much attention to the background music of each mission. That all changed when I reached the point of attaining Samara for the team.

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Trusting the Story

Occasionally, I like to look through the list of games on current or recent consoles to see if there are any obscure games that sound interesting.  Back when the Wii was still part of the “current” category of consoles, I came upon a game called Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon.  If you have been following my gameplay series for it on our Youtube channel, then it will come as no surprise that I did finally get around to playing the game.  In actuality, a big motivation for buying the game was due to the fact that it looked like an interesting game to test out my brand new Live Gamer Portable capture card.  It wasn’t too long, so it wasn’t a big commitment, and it looked a bit spooky, which could create some good reactions.  And the $20 price tag on Amazon helped a lot, too.

Nevertheless, I heard some negative things about the game before I bought it, namely the issue with weapons randomly breaking and monotonous levels later in the game.  While I can largely agree with these complaints, neither of these issues were the game’s greatest crimes.  But, I’ll get to that soon. Continue reading Trusting the Story