Underrated Gem! – de Blob Live Stream

de Blob won me over back in the Wii days. Glad to finally cross this off the bucket list of games to play on stream! As I play through the first two levels of the game, we discuss my history with the game and whether the world needs a new entry in the series.

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Does Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Still Hold Up?

Scott, Ramona, and all of her crazy exes are back! Many years after Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game was delisted from Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Store, the game finally returns to modern platforms. Having fond memories of my time with it, I gladly picked up the rerelease.

Does the game still hold up to modern scrutiny though?
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Jett vs. Randy in Ultra Street Fighter IV!

Randy and I return to an all-time fighting game classic! We reminisce on what made Street Fighter IV such a pivotal game for the genre. During the beatdowns, we discuss the likelihood of Street Fighter IV returning in some form, the Street Fighter V netcode controversy, competing in IRL gaming tournaments, and we indulge in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons hype!

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Hip-Hop Week | Def Jam Rapstar and My Hype Man Dreams

Hip-Hop Week continues on In Third Person! From Flava Flav to Migos, the hype man is an underrated role in a rapper’s crew. This is the story of how I got to live out my hype man dreams.

Like normal fans of hip-hop music, I’ve had dreams of being a rapper, producer, DJ, and breakdancer. But there’s another occupation in the world of hip-hop that I’ve always wanted to be that weirds people out every time I share this with them.

I’ve always wanted to be a hype man.

I’ve wanted to be the Flava Flav yelling, “********** you and John Wayne!”. Or in 90s terms, I wanted to be Puff Daddy, standing behind the Notorious B.I.G., punctuating his lines with chants of, “Whoo!” or, “Uh huh, yeah.” Or in modern times, I wanted to be one of the guys in Migos screaming, “Skrrt!”. My fascination with this role manifests itself in the car every time I drive. Sometimes, instead of singing or rapping along to a song, I’ll just ad lib over it. Even for songs that don’t make sense, I’ll do it. That scene in Carpool Karaoke where Migos is ad libbing over “Sweet Caroline”? That’s been my life for years, and I apologize to my wife for subjecting her to this every day.

A few years ago, during a night in with friends, I got to share my hype man talents to the world thanks to Def Jam Rapstar.

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Messing Around in Skullgirls Encore

Hooked up the PS3 and tried out Skullgirls Encore for the first time! Neat game and I’m excited to play 2nd Encore on the Switch when that’s released!

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Review

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale isn’t going to win any awards for originality, though I don’t think that’s the point here. Sony at this point in its life seemingly has the cast of characters and the cache to pull this off, so why not? While this provides a decent Smash Bros.-like experience, the devil is in the details, which it misses in a number of key areas.

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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review

Up until this point, I had never played a Sly Cooper game before. During its heyday, I was a big PlayStation hater and wanted nothing to do with Sony’s gaming endeavours. Since I bought a PlayStation 3 a few years back, I’ve been slowly making my way through the platform’s signature franchises. I can now cross Sony’s sneaky raccoon off the list, as I’ve played through Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Admittedly, I didn’t think I’d get much out of this stealth platformer, but it managed to impress nonetheless.

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Test Driving The DualShock 4

DualShock 4

Thought the PlayStation 4 isn’t set for release for another few weeks, the DualShock 4 is available now at certain retailers. I scooped one up for multiple reasons. For one, eating the cost of an extra controller now eases the burden on my wallet later. Also, it turns out that the new controller is compatible with some PlayStation 3 games. Though I’ve been fortunate enough to try the controller before, this was my first time getting to test it out on multiple games for an extended period of time.

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Beyond: Two Souls and Cold Feet

Up until the reviews hit, I was hotly anticipating the release of Beyond: Two Souls. As the latest creation from the makers of Heavy Rain starring Ellen Page, this seemed like a surefire winner. However, it’s hard to keep my fervor going after seeing the divisive reviews from critics. In particular, concerns from some of the most outspoken critics in regards to its weak story and gameplay issues have cooled off my intentions of buying this one for the time being.

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