July 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man is equal parts Batman: Arkham Asylum and inFamous, and the combination works. The game story picks up after the film is over; I won’t spoil any story beats for you here, but I also can’t advise you whether the game contains spoilers from the film. What I can tell you is that, as a game, The Amazing Spider-Man is fun, but the inspiration draws are obvious, and I found myself missing those games instead of thinking that Beenox took a good idea and made it great. What really happened is that they jammed two great games together and got a good one. READ MORE

There’s been such an influx of new music games on iOS that it’s easy to overlook when a great one is slapping you right in the face. Before I played Tone Sphere, I had thought this would be something like Pulse or Groove Coaster with fancy graphics, but I was colored surprised. I soon discovered the gameplay felt familiar (which isn’t a bad thing), and those graphics weren’t only for show.

In short, if you love music games, you shouldn’t be passing this game up. READ MORE

The Dreamcast is a system with a sizeable fan base, even to this day. There’s a reason for that, beyond it containing Sega’s last system-scale software push and being the first polygonal system to care about long-term visual fidelity. Why? It’s because it was, for all intents and purposes, an arcade system, and like the Neo Geo before it, it enjoyed the pick-up-and-play, attention-grabbing fare that framework brings. Unlike the Neo Geo, though, the Dreamcast had a four-player party play focus. READ MORE

First and foremost, if you suffer from epilepsy at all, you should probably avoid this game at all costs. Now that we have that out of the way, Dyad is definitely an interesting game, to say the least. It’s an odd hybrid of rail shooter, music game, racing game and an accurate visualization of what it might be like to be on drugs. There’s definitely a lot going on in this game. READ MORE

Graham, Henry, Chris and Chris discuss the ups and downs of the Ouya phenomenon in the new episode. Ingersoll tells us about Medici and Ra, Dominowski waits for PSN downloads and hangs out in a parking lot, Graham details the ups and downs of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and Henry is playing Infinite Undiscovery for some reason. Also: Battlefield 4, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault and general Steam sale woes!


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Hosts: Chris Dominowski, Chris Ingersoll, Graham Russell, Henry Skey.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.