Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gamers Source #24 Sony's Last Handheld and Voice Actors Using Their Voice

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This week's episode Shuhei Yoshida puts the final nail in the PS Vita's coffin confirming there probably won't be a successor while video game voice actors are talking about going on strike for better working requirements. So, without further ado, the news...


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gamers Source #23 - Konami Conundrum and Post TGS Random Stories

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This week's episode we delve into the rumors and speculation that Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami is pulling the plug on all of its triple A game development as well as some assorted news that really is random as hell. So, without further ado, the news...




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gamers Source #22 - Tokyo Game Show - ho! Sony News from TGS 2015

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Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for today's gaming information. This week's episode is a long one, with news on what went down at Tokyo Game Show 2015, which was a big surprise for most. So, without further ado, the news...




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gamers Source #21 - The Free Games of September and Nintendo is Bringing the Small New 3DS to the US

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Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for weekly gaming information. Sorry for the delayed post but I am switching some things around to make this podcast easier on myself as well as easier for listeners to get a hold of. From today on I plan on releasing episodes every Wednesday. 

This week's episode is a long one, with news on the attempted shooting at the Pokemon World Championship, Sony's PS Plus Games and Xbox's Games with Gold for the month of September. So, without further ado, the news...





Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ico-Lite: The Toren Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Toren succeeds at being a unique, artistic look at the concept of time and a hero's sacrifice. Watching yourself grow older and seeing the numerous sacrifices made is interesting, but the wonky combat controls and the sparse details to story can make the two hour experience feel jagged at times.

Ico has long been revered as one of the best examples of minimalist story telling in a AAA video game. Dropping players into the shoes of a mysterious little boy with no backstory and no narration, the game is excellent at telling the game's story without beating players over the head with narration or even text. Surprisingly enough, this format hasn't been emulated all that much in games, possibly because it's very difficult to balance. Toren is a great attempt at using the world to build a unique and whimsical story, but the game falls short of the well designed game it is influenced by.