Suffering from a Nostalgia Deficiency

Today, dear readers, we will be taking a look at the effect nostalgia plays in our gaming, but from a different angle….  As you may or may not be aware, I have been trying to catch up with the old classics from the SNES, namely Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid, EarthBound, and Super Mario RPG.  Phew.  The former two came into my possession in the form of PS1 games, while the other three were downloaded on the Virtual Console.  While I believe I have discussed the first four already, one game remains, Super Mario RPG.

First off, if you’re interested in Super Mario RPG, it’s not yet available on the Wii U Virtual Console, but don’t despair.  I realized that by going to the Wii menu on my Wii U, you could access the Wii Virtual Console and download it just the same.  Feeling quite clever with myself, I began playing the last classic game of the era I had sorely wanted to try.  I had always heard good things about this game, particularly the character Geno, and with the added knowledge that the Paper Mario series was the “spiritual successor” to Super Mario RPG, a series I already adored, I was really excited to try this game out.  Plus, how can a mix of Nintendo and Squaresoft ever not be a good thing? Continue reading Suffering from a Nostalgia Deficiency

First Impressions: Beep Boop Bot

This week we at United We Game were given the opportunity to look at Beep Boop Bot, also known as “B3“, a game currently being developed by Psycho Robot Studios. B3 is the two-person team’s first game, and it is in fact a game about robots running amok. So without further ado, let’s dive on in! Continue reading First Impressions: Beep Boop Bot

Saturday Video Round Up: May 22 – 28

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

As we inch closer and closer to E3 next month, expect the video pool to dry up as publishers save their biggest and brightest trailers for when all eyes are on the annual show. Still, there’s plenty of stuff to check out this week in the Round Up. Here’s just a small taste of what awaits you.

The big surprise this week came from Ubisoft as they released a brand new trailer for one of their higher profile games in advance of E3 2016. After going underground for a while after its reveal last year, Ghost Recon Wildlands is back on the radar with a new gameplay trailer.

After a long wait, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is so close to release. To help or make the wait worse, a brand new launch trailer arrived this week, giving you a better look at the crisp and clean visuals on display.

I’ve also got new videos for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, HITMAN, Battleborn 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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YouTube Highlights: May 2016

With another month nearly done, it’s time for our look back on our YouTube happenings in May!

First off, we want to give a big shoutout to our subscribers, those who have been with us for awhile, and those who just signed on. THANK YOU! We appreciate the support, as well as your likes and comments. Keep ’em coming! 😀

Now, let’s get on with the videos. First up, let’s talk about classic games, because our “Nostalgic Notions” series has been booming! I uploaded several more videos of games featured on the Activision Anthology for the PlayStation 2. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I think the games Oink! and Pitfall! were both pretty great in their own ways. (And I’m not just saying that because their titles contain exclamations points. Though that doesn’t hurt!)

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Unforgettable: Murray’s Geisha Dance from Sly 4

I haven’t done one of these posts in quite a while.  By now, I’ve played a lot of video games, and let me tell you, sometimes it feels like I’ve seen it all.  As a result, it is rare for something to happen in a game that really catches my attention, that’s so different or unique or downright brilliant that you just know you won’t be able to forget it for years to come.  But it certainly happens, and this time it happened in the fourth Sly Cooper game, Thieves in Time. Continue reading Unforgettable: Murray’s Geisha Dance from Sly 4

Letting Go of Generations

 

Is the concept of console generations becoming an obsolete notion? At first glance, the answer is “absolutely not!” Our current machines are definitely much more powerful that their predecessors after all. However, can we really call the games we’ve been playing these past 2 years “next-gen”? For the most part, I don’t really think so. So far, it feels like this generation has been lacking something something that we’ve had every other time. It’s taken a bit of time, but I think what we’re missing is that feeling that we’ve had a great leap forward.

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Saturday Video Round Up: May 15 – 21

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

As we inch closer and closer to E3 next month, expect the video pool to dry up as publishers save their biggest and brightest trailers for when all eyes are on the annual show. Still, there’s plenty of stuff to check out this week in the Round Up. Here’s just a small taste of what awaits you.

Did you know that The Witcher 3 is finally getting it’s last major expansion at the end of the month? You should with how many Blood & Wine videos they’ve released in the past couple of weeks. Not that I’m complaining or anything, the new content looks fantastic and a nice change of pace from the main game. If you want to know more about the land of Toussaint, there’s a video waiting for you below.

The cinematics team at Blizzard have done it again, releasing another incredible looking short called Dragons. Focusing on the brotherly feud between Genji and Hanzo, you’ll get a better understanding of where each character is coming from as well as see some crazy good CG animation. Seriously, it’s like Pixar level good.

I’ve also got new videos for Fallout 4 DLC, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Gran Turismo Sport 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: May 15 – 21