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All posts for the month February, 2016

From the official Shenmue III website we have some very nice looking screen shots of the upcoming game.
Shenmue III is a fan backed project that has been funded through sites like Kickstarter.
A video was shown of some ingame areas and has been uploaded to youtube:

You can also click below to see the announcement and the screenshots.
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Rad Racer is the classic NES racing game from Square
This game was a heck of a challenge when it came to completing it.
If you don’t know to hold A when pressing start you have to start the game over, which doesn’t make progression through 8 stages with 4 segments each easy.
The challenge definitely steps up in later levels as cars just swerve allover the road making it very hard to get past them and complete the level in a timely manner.
The final stage was the hardest with one mistake meaning you could not make the checkpoint most of the time.
As usual, click the title screen to be taken to a YouTube playlist of the stream.
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Here is a interesting one, the Call of Cthulhu game that hasn’t been talked about much lately might actually be coming soon.
It appears Call of Cthulhu will be a psychological horror RPG-Investigation game involving the use of stealth, according to Cyanide Software.
Personally I am hoping this plays like a survival horror.
There is no solid release date, they have only said it will be on consoles and PC in 2017.
Click below for the game’s official website.
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Running With Scissors is releasing a remake of the original Postal game this Spring. It will be on Steam for windows, MAC and SteamOS in spring and PS4 later this year.
This remake will include new graphics and a new “Rampage Mode” that sounds like a GTA-esque Kill Frenzy for points.
From the looks of the screenshots the game will have updated graphics but maintain the atmosphere, which is something this game would really benefits from.
You can check out the teaser on Running With Scissors’ website
Original Graphics:
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New Graphics:
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CAVE Interactive Co., Ltd. Announced recently that Deathsmiles will be released on steam March 10th
CAVE refers to this game as “Bullet-hell” and it is one of the more insane Shoot ’em up games I have seen.
Deathsmiles features 5 “angels” to play as and two player co op over 6 different game modes.
It’s great to see more console/arcade games ported to PC lately.

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Only a year after Carmageddon Reincarnation was released on steam, a new Carmageddon game is slated for release on home consoles this year.
From the looks of the trailer you can still turn pedestrians into red puffs and destroy your opponents in a race to the death.
But wait, It’s not coming to pc? wha!? Actually according to this post from a developer it will be released on Steam for free!
Not many details but it might act as an add on to the purchase of Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

 

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Ben has done it again, this time rather than making a home console portable, he has made a portable console… well, not portable.
He took a Game Boy DMG1, hooked it to an FPGA converter outputting to a computer monitor.
Then he built a GIANT Game Boy system to handle button inputs.
He also chose to use GREEN only, paying homage to the terrible screen on the DMG1.
Overall a really cool project, check it out on YouTube by clicking the video link below.

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Finally,
This one has been digging at me since childhood, my sister and me would play this for hours and barely make the boss much less finish a level.
This game is HARD and it’s difficulty isn’t due to horrid controls, it actually platforms well, It is the sheer number of enemies and how quickly you can die that makes this one hard.
Levels vary quite a bit, walking, jumping, swimming and yes, flying all happen across different stages. this creates a new type of challenge each time you make it to the next level.
Honestly I had to crack out the game genie on this one, for two reasons… One, I selected Quit instead of Continue a couple times. (WHY is that the first option?) Two, I lost all of my items in the process and finding replacements without restarting wasn’t an option.
Anyways, As usual, click below for a playlist of the game.
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So I went ahead and gave Karate Champ a try solo. This game is pretty basic, just a 1 v 1 fight for points.
The biggest issues are the AI is hard to predict and the controls aren’t amazing.
That being said I remember playing this with friends and have fond memories of that.
As usual clicking the link will bring you to a YouTube video of me playing the game.
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