E3 2019! Let’s Discuss!

Last month we talked about the possible end of E3 on the last episode, now it’s time to discuss this year’s E3 show without Sony giving a presentation. Many new games were revealed, a bunch that were complete surprises and also a few fan favorites like the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 remake. Come join the discussion as the VG Boys talk about what they thought this year’s E3 show did well and what was lacking.

What did you find lacking? Anything you wished they could have shown but didn’t? Disappointed by anything shown? What about your favorite part of the show? Let us know in the comments!

State of Play Podcast

The VG Boys are back and talking about the latest shift in the video game industry. That’s right, we’re talking the potential end of E3 and the gaming companies bringing their news directly to the consumer/fan/player. Nintendo has been doing Nintendo Direct and now Sony is bring out State of Play. Come join the discussion and let us know what you think of the changing trends below!

Also Check out the Vid Cast on Youtube. We’re trying out different set ups and cameras/mics. Let us know if you think we sounded better in a certain podcast or part, if you like where we’re going. We definitely want to know what you think!

Finally! The Resident Evil 2 Remake has arrived!

We have been looking forward to this remake for a long time, since the fan attempt began with unreal engine and then when Capcom announced they’d do it themselves at E3, the release has finally come and the VG Boys are all over it! We apologize for the delay in covering it, the end of winter came with terrible illness for both of us but we’re back and we’re covering this great game! So come join in the discussion on what we enjoyed and what perhaps could be improved.

Don’t agree with us? Please comment below and tell us your opinon! Or you can do so on youtube, which the podcast is also uploaded in vidcast form. Don’t forget to Like and Subscribe!

2019 Begins! Funeral for the Xbox One

2019 has arrived, and some time has passed since the last podcast. The VG Boys discuss new pickups from Black Friday and the recent holiday season including what they have been playing recently. An old friend is laid to rest, the Xbox One. Come Join in!

Friday The 13th The Game! Halloween 10/31/18

Halloween is here once again! Continuing the spirit of spooky or otherwise properly set games for the month, the VG Boys took full advantage of the Playstation Plus’ free game of the month which is Friday The 13th: The Game. Needless to say, they liked what they saw and have been enjoying it for the entire month! Come join in the fun and listen to Sean and Adam discuss this very fun game for the spooky season!This is also the first month the podcast is going on youtube as a Videocast as well! Check out the link below if you’d like to watch!

 

September Hype!

Hello once again! Sorry we’ve been m.i.a. for the summer, the short story is there’s been a lot going on! But we’re excited to be back and talk about some recent developments in the gaming community. We hope you all have had a great summer and are ready for some fall releases!

Kid Tripp

So Adam and I were able to get a copy of Kid Tripp for the Nintendo Switch thanks to @IndieGamerChick via twitter for #IndieSelect  and spent some time playing it. Ultimately it’s an NES looking game where you play as red hat wearing boy who’s airplane crashes into a giraffe, and now has to run constantly through a series of levels while jumping over obstacles.  You know, that old chestnut. You’re able to hold the jump button (A) for longer jumps and bounces off of most enemies heads, and you can also press the B button to to shoot small projectiles out in an arcing motion. If you hold the left stick away from your forward motion, you slow your pace SLIGHTLY which is helpful to nail some platforming jumps that show up. Simple stuff right?

          I’m (Sean) personally not a fan of these types of “Run forward always” types of games, such as Temple Run and really more so like Mario Run, where Adam is indifferent to them. I enjoy platforming and reaching goals, but the endless push forward is just a style I don’t prefer because I take my time. However, there’s times where speed is necessary and with a clock running getting to that goal sign to complete the level is the task, so off you go! You know what else is all over these levels? Stupid effin’ animals and insects/creatures is what! Timing your jumps perfectly to leap over some of these critters or even to stomp on their head with the constant forward motion has led to some…. unfortunate incidents. Usually involving us yelling at the screen haha. The simple graphics are charming, though we swear this kid looks cross eyed sometimes due to his pupil and hair being the same 8 bit black color, which we did get a laugh from.
There’s thankfully no penalty for dying (which we did, constantly sometimes). You will die, this is very much trial and error and remembering the weird jump or when to shoot because an enemy you can’t jump on is about to be in your path. Stuff like that, so when you use up all your lives you at least can start from the level you are currently on, just forfeit all coins you had collected up to that point. Every 100 (maybe 200? You get them easily and are usually too busy concentrating on when to jump than when you actually see the 1UP appear, it’s more like hey nice…. gotta go gotta go gotta go!). Each level felt different, each level would include a new creature with ones from previous levels making appearances as well. That’s part of the trial and error, seeing what patterns the new critters have and what it’s gonna take to pass them or end their lives. Especially that monkey:

Damm that monkey, very reminiscent of Sonic the Hedgehog games with the coconut throwing monkey. This jerk also grins when you’re hit or die by any means as shown:

 

 

 What a jerk. I definitely lost needless lives just trying to throw things at him, sometimes walking into spikes or not hitting jump in time. But that monkey got his. Oh yes, he got his right in that monkey face. I clearly took this too personally, Adam needed to talk me down a few times when the monkey fueled rage got too much. That’s the thing with these games, you gotta calm down, take your time (even though you can’t because the game itself propels you forward… but you know what I mean) and see the next jump or obstacle ahead and prepare accordingly. Or die, and keep getting a little further each time. Ultimately this is not the kind of game I would have picked up for myself, but I really did enjoy playing it. The nostalgia factor is high because this looks straight out of the NES days, the music helps with that as well, nothing like some chiptunes to bring back the childhood.

I think this is a well done game, sometimes the challenge increases quicker than I expected in some early levels, but it’s a fail and repeat process to progress. The VG Boys very much enjoy our Nintendo Switch(es) and are happy to add another to the collection. Give it a shot, even if it’s outside your comfort zone like it was mine.

Spring 2018 Update Episode

The VG Boys are more than excited to discuss the latest news, updates, releases and you name it now that spring has arrived! Join the discussion, Get ready for a good time and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button to stay up to date on all the VG Boys latest podcast releases!

The VG Boys Pick Their Favorite Xbox 360 Games! It’s Top 10 Time!

2018 may be in full swing, but the VG Boys have their eyes to the past thinking about a system which means a lot to them, the Xbox 360! Particularly their favorite games which they enjoyed over the life of the 360. Both Adam and Sean have a large collection of games and decided it was time to pick each of their top 10 favorites once and for all! Join in and listen to them discuss the games which they loved dearly for a great system.

     What do you think? Agree with the VG Boys picks? Anything you think they should have included instead? Comment below!