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Antstream Arcade, Alisa, and Looking Ahead to August Releases

July 28, 2023 Gamerheads Podcast Network
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Ready to take your gaming to the next level? Buckle up and join us on The Gamerheads podcast as we let you in on the hottest games slated for release in August! We'll be breaking down some of the best upcoming titles, including Baldur's Gate 3, WrestleQuest, Stray, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and why we are particularly stoked about the narrative elements of these games.

But that's not all! Brace yourself for an immersive chat as we dive into the eerie world of Alisa, a game we believe is a homage to Resident Evil on the PlayStation. We'll dissect its chilling puppets, uncanny mechanical dolls, and the entrancing opening sequence that harks back to the original Resident Evil. 

We're not done yet! We'll shine a light on the Antstream Arcade, getting into the nitty-gritty of its daily and weekly challenges, leaderboards, and tournaments. You'll get a kick out of our review of Diablo 4 and Pokemon Sleep; we even have a funny story about an unexpected incident that happened during "gameplay". 

So, gear up, tune in, and let the games begin!

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Music:
Jeff Dasler - Recused
Scott Gratton - Wheel Intro
Various Artists - Return to Control


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And welcome to another episode of the Gamer Heads podcast. My name is Roger. Along with me are my good friends and cohost I have Mike.

Speaker 2:

Hello.

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And the CEO and president of Gamer Heads, Phil.

Speaker 3:

Phil Full disclosure. We're recording this at 10.37 at night and I've been off of work since about 7.30 tonight, so I've partaken in some extra curricular activities heading into this. So good luck to all of you and cheers and cheers.

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I can tell how fair is it if you two joined our Patreon at a high enough tier where they wanted a handwritten letter. I might not have the kinds of things to say because I'm not a huge YouTube fan.

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Yeah, I'm so excited to hear about what the drawing is. Yeah, yeah, I'll be quiet, Go ahead.

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Yeah, no, no, it's fine.

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Speaker 3:

So are we still classifying the switch as a console?

Speaker 1:

So listeners, feel free to support us, support the show. Okay, so end of the month. I know Phil's going to be weird because it's not really the end of the month, but it is the end of the month when this show releases.

Speaker 3:

Oh God, we're doing the time travel thing again. Yeah, this is crazy. So looking ahead to the month of August, I guess we're just jumping into this right away. Yeah, why not? I didn't pay attention to the green room.

Speaker 1:

Okay, okay, well, classic, yeah. So let's talk about, like, our top two or three games that are most looking forward to Mike. I'll start with you, so Phil has some time to catch up.

Speaker 3:

I'm fucking prepared, man.

Speaker 1:

Catch up, Mike. What interests you the most next month?

Speaker 2:

Oh sure, I could defer to Phil if he wants.

Speaker 3:

I was way more prepared than that. I even took notes. Wow, wow.

Speaker 1:

Wow Okay, Phil.

Speaker 3:

So, according to my notes, I've got Baldur's Gate 3, potentially just because I'm not sure if I'll be done with Diablo yet Russell Quest yeah Stray, coming out on the Xbox.

Speaker 1:

Are you going to play that when it comes on the Xbox?

Speaker 3:

I really might. Just because I own a couple of cats and so their entire lifestyle, I'd say it fascinates me, but I've seen a lot of butts being licked so it's not all that fascinating. But I'd like to see a cat going on a quest for something other than trying to get the nuggets out of their butthole. But outside of that also Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I don't really know much about it, but I watched a trailer for it and it kind of intrigued me, just because it's horror based and I do love myself some whores.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, oh, wow, yeah Okay.

Speaker 2:

There's actually some horror elements and Stray from what I understand.

Speaker 3:

That's what I hear too, and I also hear the story is quite touching and God, I love myself a touching story because when I play games it's the number one thing I pay attention to is story.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I know, because when we play Diablo together, you're like, hey, let's take our time. Yeah, consume the story.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

No, that's not what you said at all.

Speaker 3:

That doesn't sound like me. I love the story. They pay those writers really good money and they should be rewarded and recognized for the work that they do in a game that involves just killing endless hordes of people and zombies and a dead and monsters, because that's the important part.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Well, I will say in your defense this was like the third or fourth time.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, exactly.

Speaker 1:

You're like yeah, I don't skip through this, okay, I'll you watch it, I'll, I'll, I'll just sit here.

Speaker 3:

So, yeah, that's what I'm looking forward to in August.

Speaker 1:

Nice Mike what about you?

Speaker 2:

I'm going to copy a lot of what Phil said here. I'm definitely interested in a Russell quest and I'm interested in strays since I don't have a PS5 and Texas chainsaw massacre, because it's developed by the same group that brought us Friday 13th, which I absolutely loved. In addition to that, I'm definitely going to get even though I've played it to death going to get vampire survivors on the switch yes, that's right, the switch and then blasphemous to looks interesting.

Speaker 1:

Oh, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 2:

That's less of a roguelike and more of a Metroidvania.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, have you played the first one.

Speaker 2:

Nope, that's in my backlog though. Okay, yeah, I heard it. I heard it's what.

Speaker 1:

I heard it's hard.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's pretty challenging, you can try it out because I have it on the Xbox.

Speaker 1:

Oh, you do.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you sound so excited to do that too. All over it, yeah. And then, finally, I'm interested in Sea of Stars. That looks really good. It's kind of like a what is that? Like a chrono trigger almost. Yeah, as you can say it's final old school final fantasy type game. But they confirmed there's going to be a physical release so I might not purchase it. I might just wait for the physical.

Speaker 1:

Okay, Were you putting down? Why were you thumbing down Vampire Survivors? I thought you liked that game, Phil.

Speaker 2:

He wasn't thumbing down the game. I do like the game. It's not the game man, it's the shits. I mean the switch, it's the platform, all right.

Speaker 1:

So for myself, Baldur's Gate 3, for sure Wrestle Quest as well, I will say Everspace 2 looks really good. I liked the show. That-. What is Everspace? What is that?

Speaker 3:

Ring of Bell.

Speaker 1:

So the first one is on Xbox, it's a space shooter, and then I think, this one it looks just like a lot more explosions, yeah, ooh, like a Michael Bay game. Yeah, exactly, it looks amazing. And then Sea of Stars for sure is the game Sure and Survivors on the Switch as well. And wow, I said two or three, but I'm going to say one more. And Goodbye, volcano High. I'm really excited about that game too. That one Joe versus the Volcano Kind of Kind of. Now it's about these dinosaurs that are going to high school and they're going to die. There's predictions that their world is going to be destroyed and it's about how they handle it. Like they're talking dinosaurs. They're not.

Speaker 2:

Real dinosaurs, but it's a it's a spinoff of that show from the 90s dinosaurs. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's all growing up. They're all growing up now and the baby's not the baby anymore. Yeah, so I get to see that at packs East and it looks really cool. So, so, anyway, listeners, let us know what you think are. What are you most looking forward to? What do you think about the dinosaurs ending? What are you most looking forward to next month? You can Drop us a line on Twitter or on Guess what we're on, sky, sky.

Speaker 3:

Invitation. You don't even know the name of the website blue blue sky.

Speaker 1:

I got that, yeah, okay, I didn't even get the invite from you, so don't even matter.

Speaker 3:

The word president is not attached to nothing. That's true. I mean it means next to nothing, but it's attached to nothing. Anyway, all right, let's show you in third, mike, is that what's happening?

Speaker 2:

is what happening? What are?

Speaker 3:

you just called for me to steal. Third, this is the problem with cameras.

Speaker 1:

No, I'm just gonna be distracted, I gotta stare at the wall.

Speaker 3:

I know squirrel fucking stark outside. I can't even see the girls. There was a guy in my backyard the other day, so I'm not even kidding when I say this. I my morning ritual. My morning ritual consists of, like, hanging out of the back porch. I Do whatever and I messed around my cell phone and I drink coffee and I hang out at the back porch say hi to all the neighbors. There's a guy that pauses. He's in the middle of walking through the backyard. She was walking path and he goes. My god, that's one of the biggest girls I've ever seen. I'm like. I'm well aware of the huge squirrels in the neighborhood. I point them out all the time.

Speaker 1:

He believes me, did he point to you?

Speaker 3:

No, did I kill the squirrels? I don't fucking encourage them.

Speaker 1:

Whoa whoa. Okay, I like our recording.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I, that's true. I forgot about that's true.

Speaker 1:

I'm gonna say you're the guy that, like can't use the grill anymore because you kill all squirrels.

Speaker 3:

Exactly, man, that's my point, like I don't actively kill the squirrels, but they just have to be wrong place, wrong time. Entire family, anybody wants to know shoot me a DM and I'll tell you the full.

Speaker 1:

That was the saddest. And the mom this isn't the mom squirrel.

Speaker 3:

Broke my heart. I had to go to Target for like three hours.

Speaker 1:

Oh my gosh. Anyway, let's move on to games we're playing, shall we? And Mike, I'll start with you. What games are you playing?

Speaker 2:

So I'll start off with the demos that I said I had said I was gonna play, but then didn't yeah. The from the Xbox demo event. So I downloaded marble it up ultra and I was not a fan of it. I Don't. I like those monkey balls. It's. It's like a. It's a monkey ball style game, but you're not tilting the entire play world, you're just moving the the marble from.

Speaker 3:

Kind of yeah.

Speaker 2:

It's 3d marble, madness I guess man this wasn't well that that's more isometric? This is more like behind behind the ball behind the marble and there's like power-ups and stuff. You can make it jump or you can make it like zoom fast and you got to beat the clock and you know you get three get stars based on your time Wasn't bad. But like I there was clipping like I would go around the corner and then, like they would, that thing would happen where everything smears on the camera. It was it, was it. Just I didn't have really it was just okay. Like yeah, meh, I didn't really impress me. Good thing I played the demo. Also. Good thing I played the demo on this game called Alisa, because this.

Speaker 3:

Really like one right right.

Speaker 2:

And this one had me smiling. I actually might pick up this game it is. It looks like it takes place maybe during World War one, world War two. You play as a French Inspector or or like a government official, and she, she and her partner get off this train. This is what happens in the demo. You get off, your get off the train. You're looking for somebody who stole blueprints for the enemy. You find this person, you chase him, you get knocked out and you wind up in a house dressed like Alice. This, this game plays just like the original Resident Evil. You can choose between tank controls and updated controls. But, oh my god, this thing, when you, when I say that this is a love letter to PlayStation one games, that is. That is an understatement. Like the game is is in 4x3, so it's not you know. So you got a box or whatever right the opening. The opening is is terrible CGI, it's robotic CGI and it looks like it was made in in 1996, the let's see. Oh, there's, there's. There's an opening sequence where you know, everybody knows the famous opening sequence in Resident Evil where the zombie like turns its head and you know there's a similar. There's a similar scene in this one, but instead of like zombies, they're like it's like clockwork dolls and yeah, and you know, she and the voice acting is terrible. I'm, I'm hoping it's on purpose, hers, yeah, it's. And so, like you know, there's there's Inventory management, you know things like that, but I Came away very impressed with this, with this demo, I was not expecting it to be this good, especially like, especially, considering how Resident Evil like it is. Yeah, so this one's on my radar now.

Speaker 1:

I would laugh really hard if, if the voice actors were like that wasn't supposed to be bad yeah we were doing our best.

Speaker 2:

We're doing our best. We're gonna pull our patron support. Yeah, I was gonna give you $5.

Speaker 3:

It's not anymore oh thank god, I had a cramp.

Speaker 1:

That sounds really cool. What is that game coming out to you know, did it say.

Speaker 2:

No, I didn't make it all the way through the demo. It got to a point where and it's and it's creepy with helping scary Okay, I like that. So yeah, and I think I could play that I I left it off where I killed now again. Where I killed a mechanical doll. And then I went into a room and I was talking to a hand puppet, like in a wall, like you could see the arm, and it was almost like people, the people under the stairs, yeah style, like a hole in the wall. Then there's a hand puppet in the hand puppet was talking to her and I'm like, yeah, I think I'm good for now. Yeah, huh.

Speaker 1:

I'm looking at up and that's Eliza. Eliza, was it called.

Speaker 2:

Lisa kind of kind of like Alice, but a.

Speaker 1:

Okay, huh, interesting, and we know.

Speaker 2:

October. Oh no, oh, it looks like a release on. Looks like a release on steam a while ago.

Speaker 1:

Oh boo, is it coming to game pass, do you know? Probably not, hmm.

Speaker 2:

I'll look it up. I'll get back to you sometime. Stay tuned, people.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I was trying to see if I could find it, but no, Anything else Would be. Any other demos you're playing oh?

Speaker 2:

yeah, no, I didn't play any other demos, but I did play other games, so I hooked on that. Alisa, I played a little bit more Diablo four. I'm still very early into the game, I just did you uninstall it?

Speaker 1:

You said you uninstalled it. That was a joke.

Speaker 3:

Oh, jesus, okay, Okay.

Speaker 1:

Really I did. I actually felt bad, because I was like maybe this is why I took the presidency from you.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you fall for shit like that.

Speaker 1:

That's true. That's true. I mean the moment that I signed up for that, that scam on the email get 10,000 downloads quick of your podcast. You're like. That's it, you're done. So yes, I didn't mean to cut you off. You are early on in the story, mike.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I just got to the part where you're going through that one dungeon with the girl looking for her mother.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, phil, and. I were doing that, that's right.

Speaker 3:

That's right. Roger just skipped this shit. She's just looking for her mom, don't worry about it, I'll let you know.

Speaker 2:

When you get there you can watch that one, yeah, so yeah, doing that, still enjoying it. You know, still fun chill game for me to play. And then the real. The one that I've been playing a lot of and, roger, you can join me on this one is that Antstream Arcade. Yeah, I'm going to be writing a review for it. I like this. This is good. I mean, this is for the price You're getting a lot for it yeah so so and a lot of people like will be turned off by this game just because of one reason, and it's okay, it's, it's working for me, so I'm not worried at all. So Antstream Arcade is basically it's a service. You pay $30 a year or you pay $80 for a lifetime subscription, and what it is it's 1400 games that you have available to play through the cloud and it's not like you know Pong, here's Pong. That's black and white and here's Pong that's green and black. And here's Pong, that's red and black. No it's a whole bunch of different arcade games Super Nintendo, sega, genesis. There's some PlayStation one games in there. What else Amiga, commodore 64. Grants had? A lot of them are games that I've never heard of. That's like. These are more like games that were popular over in in Europe, not so much as in America, but they've got some good games on here, like I'm surprised with the, with the quality of the game. So they've got Mortal Kombat one. They've got. I'm certainly happy that Namco is partnering up with them because they've got Pac man, dig Dug, they got Gallagher, I think they got Mappy. You know all your basic Namco games. What else did they have? See the PlayStation one games they had loaded which I never played before. But that was. That was kind of fun, I forget.

Speaker 3:

It's kind of like Super Smash, right. It does Super Smash Smash TV? Yeah, it plays a lot like that.

Speaker 2:

What else did I play? Played Gallagher. They have Smash TV. Duh, yeah, smash TV is on their rampage, so they work with, I guess. Whoever Midway is now, yeah, whoever owns the rights to the Midway games, they're no halfway. They're what.

Speaker 3:

Nothing, I'm sorry Halfway.

Speaker 2:

No, I get it. That was funny. It's right now, it's 11, 05. I quit, you're too, you're your finger Anyway oh. Metal Slug. There's Neo Geo games on it. There's no online multiplayer, there's only local, which is totally fine, but the cool another cool thing is they do daily and weekly challenges. That's cool Tournaments you could. There's leaderboards. The other great thing is this thing has been going on on PC for a long time, so you can choose between all time leaderboards or just Xbox leaderboards. So I was like, hey, I got the top, I'm in the top 10 for Mortal Kombat, so or there's like there's challenges like in Pac-Man how far, how many points can you get with only one life? The thing about the challenges are, while they are cool, there's not many variety. There's not much variety. All the challenges are like how far can you get in one life? Or how far, how many points can you get in three minutes, and that's about it. So they need I think they need to get a little more creative with the challenges, but what they've got here is actually pretty fun and I'm telling you for $30 for an entire year.

Speaker 3:

It's not bad.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely worth it, absolutely.

Speaker 1:

So I also have been playing this, and so I joined in on the Smash TV tournament because, because it launched on Xbox, they have two tournaments going on right now that are like celebration of launching on the Xbox, and one is the Smash TV, the other one is Double Dragon. I'd not played the Double Dragon one, but, like you said, mike, it is a one life, and you get as far as you can, and then they put you in the leaderboards. The one thing, though, that I was like so you get 1000 of these purple gems, and then to join these tournaments, you have to pay 50 gems to join. Now you can get those coins, those gems, back in those tournaments, right? So, like I earned more than I paid for to join the tournament, actually, but I don't know if you can buy those gems with real money, like if you're not doing well, I don't know.

Speaker 2:

You also get like 150 gems per day when you log on.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, so then it's not a really a big deal, like in those gems. I mean like the tournament, I think it was like 50 gems to participate in it. And then there's also the giant, the giant killer, what is it called? The giant, something giant.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, whether somebody with the best score and everybody was slayer, slayers giant slayer challenge yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

So somebody has like the high score and then you and everybody else that's like wants to jump in and those are like only available for like five minutes, and then you and your buddies jump into that are people not just your buddies, but anybody jumps in that and try to beat. I think combined right, try to beat that high score, I think. So it's like. So they had mighty bomb jack. Oh, no, just bomb jack, not mighty, it was just bomb.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, less, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Did you?

Speaker 2:

know? Did you know that in bomb jack there's a unlicensed Beatles song? I did know that which one. Hey Madonna.

Speaker 1:

No shit. Yeah, I think so yeah.

Speaker 2:

Huh yeah, there's a chip tune version of that song.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they had bad dudes on there. So, yeah, you can just go through. You don't have to play in those tournaments either, right, so you can just play the games. So they had bad dudes, but I don't remember maybe because it's been such a long time since I played bad dudes but I don't remember fighting against ninjas. It was like bad dudes versus like ninja something, ninja dragon, and I don't remember that. I just remember it being bad dudes, but I was pretty bad, bad enough that I beat a lot of bosses. And and the other cool thing is that actually creates save states for you. So like, if you Like quit the game, it actually like say it creates. They think each game has like four or five save states. I think you can our slots save it in. That's kind of cool. They had Indiana Jones, the adventures, the side-scrolling games For the Super Nintendo, maybe not Genesis 2. I'm not sure the fun thing, though, like is they have all the artwork from the games, like they have like the cover art from the games. And some of these games, like Mike was saying, like there's games on here I never heard of, like this RPG called rogue, and they do have different, they do have different versions of some games, so they had like the Commodore version and the Jaguar version or something. But rogue, the RPG rogue, it was like this Do you remember that? Remember the actor that played he-man In the action live action movie from the 80s?

Speaker 3:

longer.

Speaker 1:

Yes, it looked like him. And then a girl with, like Her hands tied above her head wearing a bikini, and I'm like that is totally that time, right, like. And then, like, you just go through there like, oh, yeah, you can tell that these are from like the 80s. Yep, that, that makes sense. But yeah, I think it's games from like the 80s, 90s and 2000s right, isn't that right, mike Mm-hmm? 30 bucks a year, that's so cheap. The one thing that I was saying to Mike is Because I was gonna I was gonna probably drop the 80 on it, you know for lifetime like yeah whatever, but it just feels weird, like how did they get all the licenses for this to these games? That's the thing.

Speaker 3:

But it seems like no catches on there fucked.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, well, but it seems legit, though that's the weird thing. I mean, it's been around for a while, cuz, like Mike, you said it's been on steam for a while now, I think, so it's not like this is new, but yeah, yeah, it's pretty cool. Any other games, mike? Oh?

Speaker 2:

No.

Speaker 1:

Phil, what about you?

Speaker 3:

Well, I've been playing a lot more Diablo 4, especially now that seasons, or season one time with the Malignant, where diverse began, which is kind of interesting because they make you create a new character. But you can skip through the campaign if you've completed the campaign. So I'm playing as a barbarian on top of it. I Enjoy it, but it's set up very, very weird. We get a kind of playthrough chapters at a time, but the chapters are not like quest based, they're like you got to go clear out 10 basements and get a bunch of checkpoints and stuff. Interesting enough, I'm kind of enjoying playing as a new character, except for the fact that I don't enjoy playing as a new character Because I kind of fall in and love with my necromancer. So to actually have to use potions and shit like that is kind of like made things a little bit more difficult. My brain as far as like comprehending what I'm doing. But again, I'm gonna continue to put more time into it because it is Diablo. I, outside of that, I've been playing a game called Pokemon sleep on my cell phone yeah, you really. Which is gonna result in more of the stupidest yet most hilarious stories that I've ever been a part of in my video game lore. I might even have to pull up a cue for the or a key for this and it's like kind of a card game. Dude, it's fucking weird, man, and I'm sorry to like phrase it like that, but I did so. You, you have your snorlax that you pay attention to. This game is so fucking weird. But you pay attention to your snorlax and he attracts Pokemon while you sleep and it pays attention to your sleep patterns and things like that and the better you sleep, the more Pokemon that you attract. You and lock some berries to feed the your snorlax, some things to attract more Pokemon in different sleep styles, but also throughout the course of this entire thing, I learned today which led to tears in my eyes, laughter with myself and my friend Andy as we were discussing this, because it records snippets of your sleep and it's usually like things like you rolling over or in in our case, my case Um, the cats jumping up on the cat stand will like or not in the cat stand, but like up on the end table, kind of like right on the phone a little bit, and they'll like, kind of like, draw attention to it. But if I'm gonna be my fully crass self that I am this morning at 6 o 4. I let forth an epic fart.

Speaker 2:

That pokemon sleep recorded.

Speaker 3:

Nothing but dead ass silence until this fart happens. Which I shared with Andy. It got the biggest laugh out of both of us like both of our sides like we're playing over watch tonight as we're talking about this, because it was just last night that or this morning slash last night that it happened. Um, that I'm just like I had no idea this happened. And then I checked my watch too, because I've got one of those stupid smart watches that the kids wear these days, because I'm definitely a kid. Look at this gray. Um, that woke me up and I didn't realize that's what. It woke me up until after the fact that I went back and listened to my recordings of pokemon sleep and realized that I had, uh, completely flatulated in the middle of my sleep, which just it brought us to the point of tears where I recorded a screen capture, the entire stuff, or a video capture the entire stuff. I'm like just what came out of me and like we were laughing so hard. Now this is a thing where it's like, all right, every night I'm playing pokemon sleep just to hear if I can catch myself talking to my sleep, more acid my sleep or just one other kind of dumb shit that I do in my sleep and I'm all in on this game.

Speaker 1:

Nice, wow, that's really funny.

Speaker 3:

So do you like keep every night for you and then you can go back and yeah you get a sleep score in the higher like yeah, like it'll trigger like things that like happen in the middle of your sleep. Um, it'll record those sections of time, but like the better you sleep, the better your snorlax does, which is the better the pokemon it attracts, and like it's so fucking stupid but for some reason, like it's been out for two days and like the last minutes have recorded my sleep due to it, and then, like the entire fart incident happened tonight and I'm just like I am now all in on this game. Is it free? Yeah, it's free, it's pokemon sleep.

Speaker 1:

It's weird, weird, that's interesting. Uh, are you gonna end on pokemon sleep or do you have to play other?

Speaker 3:

games. No, man, I got nothing else like I played home once this show. Diablo 4 and pokemon sleep is what I played, and like poke is not even sleep, I'm not even playing like I just feed my snorlax three times a day and then I go to bed and I hit record In the phone. Stays on all night and it records me sleeping and it catches me breaking wind at the middle of the night and it's fucking wonderful because of it. Yeah, it's so dumb, but it's great. I love it.

Speaker 1:

That's that's where we've devolved to you.

Speaker 3:

Now it's evolved. I'm waiting for pokemon green, where it keeps track of how many salads I eat a day.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, it should actually. Wow, actually, maybe you got your onto something there. That's what I'm saying.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, like I go, that keeps me going. I got sleep that's encouraging me to sleep. And I got green that's encouraging me to eat my greens, yeah, or, in my case, smoke them.

Speaker 1:

Oh, that's. True too, it's illegal.

Speaker 3:

I can say it.

Speaker 1:

You can, you can, um, all right, so for myself, what have I been playing? Well, uh, I reviewed two games, uh, so they're both up actually on the site. Um, I'll start with um, they're both really good games I I liked both of them. The first one is called rain world, and I talked a little bit about that. Uh, I think last time it was one of the games that was in the id xbox or at xbox showcase, so we got a review code for that game. You play as a slug cat and you uh go around and you have to survive.

Speaker 3:

I'm not mess around with my man. I was like but there's the.

Speaker 1:

So you have to go down and survive and, uh, you have to find food and you have to find safe places to sleep before the rain comes down and washes out everything. Uh and uh. And originally I started playing this game as a platformer, thinking like this is how I had to play this. I had to, like, beat these. There's enemies in the game and stuff like that. No, it's a survival horror game. It is not a platformer type game. So, um, it's pretty cool. Once I once I figured that out. Then it's just like, really about exploration and surviving. There's a different game in it and the ai in this game is super smart. So, like you might walk into an area and there's no monsters there and you're like, okay, uh. And then, uh, well, there he goes. Uh, maybe, I don't know, five minutes later, when you come back to the area, there might be like three monsters that have sniffed you out and they're trying to hunt you down. Uh, and then these monsters fighting against each other too, which is crazy, and and you see that happen. So that's pretty cool, um, so, yeah, I reviewed that. I gave that game an a. I thought that was. It was a really cool game. Um, it's just different than anything I've ever played before. The other game that I've been playing is or that I review, I should say is called Franken Drake. I think I might have talked about this a little bit last time too. I finished my review for it. It is a visual novel where you play both Frank and Drake and basically Frankenstein and Dracula, and they have to. It's a visual novel and they have to figure out what's going on. There's a mystery going on. They douse them with some orange gas, cause them to hallucinate and weird stuff happens and they're somewhat paranoid and they're trying to figure out what's going on, branching dialogue and there is a bond relationship between Drake and Frank. So you can leave each other post-it notes and yeah, james Bond and you leave each other post-it notes and based on what you do during the day, and we'll drive what you wrote in the diary and then you take that and post-it notes, then it drives whether or not you're being snarky to each other. It's kind of like an odd couple actually. I actually put that in my review. It feels like the odd couple, like a strange version of the odd couple, but I really like the game a lot. I gave it an A+. You can go read both of those reviews on yeah yeah, it's really good Wow. I think that's the other thing. I forgot to mention the artwork. So the writing is fantastic. There are moments in this game where it wasn't even the main characters but the. When you play Frank it depends on. And it's hard because you might not see this part of the game because, depending on what route you take, you might not even see this. But at one point I went to go check in my neighbors and he's going in his neighbors, kind of she's elderly and she's kind of losing it, and he's kind of going through her stuff and he finds his journal and I actually started tearing up because it was really sad story of all that was going on in this person's life and I was just like, oh my gosh, yeah, it was so well written. And normally I like visual novels but a lot of times I know those side things and I'm like, yeah, just skip it, whatever, I don't care, I don't need to read this. But I actually read everything in this because it was really well written. The animation I talked about this last time too, but it's just that rotoscope animation, not out of this world but more like flip book animation, and it's really fantastic. So check both of those games out. They are both on the Xbox, and Frank and Drake, I think, is on the Switch. I don't think Cat Slug Cat. I don't think Ring World is on the Switch, though, and then I played some more Vampire Survivors, and I have something I'm very proud of. Like you guys might have done this already, but I defeated Oro Chimario in Moonspell. I don't know, it's just three headed dragon thing.

Speaker 3:

Did you just have a stroke?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't know how to pronounce this, I think he was trying to say Oro Monroe, oro Monroe, marilyn Monroe. It's exactly Marilyn Monroe.

Speaker 3:

I beat Marilyn Monroe in it's not something to be proud of man. She's dead.

Speaker 1:

We didn't put fucking corpse In the game of Shinobi. She was in the game of Shinobi, marilyn.

Speaker 3:

Monroe was Her picture was oh the picture.

Speaker 1:

yeah, I got it. Yeah, oro Chimaru.

Speaker 3:

I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't know Mario, I don't know, it's a three headed dragon thing. It was awesome. I was so proud of myself and apparently only like 5% of the people got that achievement. Oh, there's one more game, because when I was talking about achievements Phil, this game. I started playing it and I was like, oh, my god. Well, actually, both of you will be like oh, I got to play this game because there's tons of achievements in this game 100 bullets. That's the other game, because we just got to review code for that.

Speaker 3:

Is it based on the comic book? No, like I'm not being an ass when I ask that, no, it's not, it's not.

Speaker 1:

It's the other game that was in the ID at Xbox showcase. You are a little ship and you have to move around and you're shooting bullets as you move but then they bounce off of walls and stuff like that. So you have to dodge 100 bullets that you're basically laying out and every level that you beat gives you an achievement. So I've gotten, like I think I beat like three levels. I think there's like five levels total. I mean, in those five levels there's like 10 or so, 10 to 12 sub levels and each of those sub levels gives you an achievement. Okay, yeah, so if you like achievements, that is something you can do. It's on the Xbox.

Speaker 3:

I like both of those things yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so those are games I've been playing, all right. So we don't really have a Tales of the Eshop because we're going to just play demo games. But, mike, do you have an Eshop Tales of the Eshop game, games picked up for Phil this week, or no?

Speaker 2:

No, I think we know, because last time we were just going to talk about the demos. But if you want, if you really want, phil, I could just come up with one.

Speaker 3:

Really, quick, make some shit on Mike. Well, why not? Mike, that one that I happen to play Trash.

Speaker 1:

Ass game. Hey, hey, can I remember that game that I told you?

Speaker 2:

about. Well, go ahead, pull an audible, go ahead and take care, Take it. Take it, you want me to take it? Assign it to him.

Speaker 1:

Okay, I'll give you your best mic impression.

Speaker 3:

Do you want to play it?

Speaker 2:

Do you?

Speaker 1:

want me to just read it? Yeah, I just In your mic voice.

Speaker 2:

If you want, do it on.

Speaker 1:

YouTube, or? Yeah, roger, do it on YouTube, hold on, hold on. Let me pull it up here. Yeah, mike, do you remember what the game is?

Speaker 2:

No.

Speaker 3:

Oh okay, hold on, hold on, we are so professional, it's a lesson 25. You know what's really funny is when we've got guests on, we've got like an agenda and shit, and then it comes to the three of us on a fucking Saturday night at 10 or 11, 25 at night and like all of a sudden, everything's out the window. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

That's true. That is true. Where is this game, though? It's supposed to be here and it's not there. So that doesn't seem fair, because Best episode ever. Yeah, yeah, it is really. Hold on, let me find it. I pulled this up here to you, to you wanna Mike, you got anything. You're pissed about that you want to vent out for the last two minutes. Yeah, I have. I think you want to talk about right now.

Speaker 2:

They showed off some cool stuff from Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat 1, but it pissed me off because, of course, people already leaked it. So the downloadable content Pat the pack the third party characters are going to be part of the game was ruined Mass-Cousin. That was kind of a bummer what's up? So the downloadable characters. There's some Mortal Kombat characters in it, obviously, but then they're also doing Peacemaker, john Cena's Peacemaker. I'm not kidding Yep, he's in it. Omni-man from oh. Is that show Invincible?

Speaker 3:

Yep.

Speaker 2:

On Amazon Prime, which is a pretty good show, and then Homelander from the Boys.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Interesting, and if you haven't watched the Boys, that's a good show too.

Speaker 3:

It's all worth it. Also written by Garth Innes.

Speaker 1:

So apparently this is not a game that's on the US store, or they must have removed it, because I can't find it, which is pretty interesting with best episode ever yeah, man, that's. That's too bad, because I Was really looking forward to you play in this game look like shit. Oh, I was, it was, it was. It is awful. It is like it just came out to like on the 30th of June and that's why I'm wondering if it was just Removed because of because of how bad it is, but you're telling me the Nintendo switch e-shop is removing shit.

Speaker 3:

It's so bad. No, maybe is the e-shop out of business. Oh.

Speaker 1:

I don't know, it's not. It's not on here, so I think they might have taken it down. I'm not sure, mike. Do you have any other that you wanted to give to him?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, hey, phil, have you ever played riddled corpses ex?

Speaker 3:

No, but it sounds great.

Speaker 2:

All right, riddled corpses. Ex is a twin stick shooter made in the style of eight slash, sixteen bit arcade games. Travel through diverse locations packed with danger and huge bosses. Choose your character wisely and make good use of their abilities and the special items clock, dynamite and turrets to progress and destroy the root of evil. 60 FPS, fast-paced action to player, local co-op. Six characters with varying stats and abilities, arcade story and survival modes combo system quality chiptune music. Register your best scores on the online leaderboard. It is available on the e-shop for $1.99 80% off. Sale ends July 31st.

Speaker 3:

Riddled corpses.

Speaker 2:

ex as it is, yes, Roger, I think we have that game too Okay.

Speaker 1:

I think so too. Um so, yes, so the game that I was gonna pick for you was was called was called the the last hope. Do you remember this game, mike? It was the.

Speaker 2:

Yes me. Well, let's do that one then it's still a lot of it was. They told it they did.

Speaker 1:

Oh, it was getting such bad reviews and it's so bad. Yeah, it's been removed actually. So it was a clone of the last of us, like literally everything like. Yes, bad, bad, bad. The game didn't work is so broken. It is so broken. Yeah, yeah, that everybody's saying this game it's really awful like, it is so, so bad, and and apparently they pulled it because it is not available at all.

Speaker 3:

Like no joke. Do you think the Nintendo's gonna hire me at this point Just to like weed through their bullshit games They've got sitting on the e-shop? Maybe I can do that for them, like I'm great at playing trash games.

Speaker 1:

How did this game get pulled also?

Speaker 3:

There's all the game. You're gone, oh.

Speaker 1:

Geez, I saw is still out there, like how is that possible? I Exercise, like how is that possible? Look at this guy, anyway. So yeah, they pulled they. That's how bad this game was. So yeah, it was a clone of the last of us. It literally had a. Male character yeah, it was called the last hope and it had a character that looked like Joel and it had a character that looked like Ellie, and but it was broken as all hell. And when I saw this game, I said to Mike, this is the game we have to pick next for Phil, and they removed it. So oh, Dang it.

Speaker 3:

We decided to play the ID Xbox games instead we could have had it as EX. Yeah, actually that, if I sold my switch with the last hope on it. For more than 60 bucks I would have sold my switch.

Speaker 1:

All right, so that's what you're gonna play next week. Actually, yeah, we, I own it. Mike, you on it too, like so we can, we can all play it. So, all right, before we head out then, why don't tell people how they can get ahold of us? And, mike, how can people find you on social media?

Speaker 2:

on Twitter at Pez guy, mike and.

Speaker 1:

Phil people find you on social media.

Speaker 3:

I'm on Twitter at be now 23 and Blue sky and be now 23 as well so. I'm on blue sky. I don't know, I'm pretty sure also on threads among blue sky. I'm on high, yeah, I'm on everything I don't post any the fucking shit, but it's all there.

Speaker 1:

Listeners. You can also find us on Blue sky at gamer heads podcast. You can also find us on Twitter at gamer heads pod, also on hive at gamer heads podcast. And. Also threads and Instagram make it a podcast Facebook as well. You're right, absolutely. And then I also am on Twitter at intend Raj.

Speaker 3:

As well. He also maintains is my space, so don't listen to him. That's true.

Speaker 1:

I do Mike think so much for yet no you know son of a bitch Well, mike, thank you so much for joining us this week.

Speaker 2:

No problem.

Speaker 1:

Phil, thank you so much for joining us this week. Listeners, thank you so much for giving us a listen. If you like what you hear, leave us a review. We want to hear what you have to say about the show. Helps us grow and helps other people find the podcast as well, and with that, everybody stay safe and game on. We'll talk to you next week. Bye, take care, see ya.

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