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Venba, Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue, and a Twist on Video Game News

August 04, 2023 Gamerheads Podcast Network
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Welcome to another episode of The Gamerheads Podcast. Join us for a fun and interactive episode!

Brace yourself for an episode peppered with laughter, friendly banter, and industry insight as we roll out our new segment,  Fake News,  our twisted take on gaming news.  

But let's not forget; this is the Gamerheads Podcast, so we're diving deep into games we're playing like Venba, Antstream Arcade, Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue, and more.

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Speaker 2:

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Speaker 3:

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Speaker 2:

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Speaker 3:

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Speaker 1:

Hi everyone. Jill Grote here from the Indie Informer.

Speaker 2:

Hey, this is Brimstone and you're listening to Roger Reichardt on the Gamerheads podcast.

Speaker 1:

And welcome to another episode of the Gamerheads podcast. My name is Roger. Along with me are my good friends and co-host. I have Mike Hi Hi and the president is Wait, wait.

Speaker 2:

can I do that again? Can I do that again? Yeah, sir, Wait, wait okay.

Speaker 1:

Welcome to the Gamerheads podcast. My name is Roger. Along with me are my good friends and co-host I have Mike Whoa whoa whoa, whoa, whoa.

Speaker 3:

From the top, again from the top.

Speaker 1:

Welcome to the Gamerheads podcast. My name is Roger. This is the MPR version. My name is Roger. Along with me are my good friends and co-host I have Mike.

Speaker 2:

Welcome, there we go. That was it what. That's what I wanted to say.

Speaker 1:

You wanted to say welcome.

Speaker 2:

That was my Resident Evil 4 merchant.

Speaker 1:

Oh, okay, okay. And then the president and CEO of Gamerheads we have Phil.

Speaker 3:

I'm firmly not believing your MPR intro, because nobody on MPR has any friends. Oh, that's, that's probably good point.

Speaker 1:

The stage set co-hosts.

Speaker 3:

I don't think I've ever heard anybody refer to anybody as a friend on that radio station in the history of history.

Speaker 1:

I think you're right. I think that's a true statement. Wow. Well, welcome everybody as we uncover the truths of MPR podcast. Welcome to our podcast, and before we start the show, I just want to give a huge shout out and thank you to our patrons for their support Jill Grout and Matt Storm.

Speaker 1:

We have our Patreon, which we have a link to in the show notes. It's patreoncom slash Gamerheads, and every month we do a giveaway to say thank you to our patrons. So every patron gets put into a hat to win a giveaway, and this month I should say last month, because this is July's month Jill won our $20 gift card. So congratulations to Jill, and, yes, you have plenty of time, listeners, to join this month right now. For as little as $3 a month, you can be entered to win our giveaways and other things. We have other stuff out there too, so cool. So we have quite a bit in line for us. I wanted to do a new bit, though, guys, and it's something that I call fake news, and I feel like that's been trademarked Roger, probably probably so in this segment. What I'm going to do is I'm going to read you a headline and you both, each individually, have this tell me if it's fake or if it's real, and if you get it right you get a point. If you get it wrong, obviously you don't get a point.

Speaker 3:

Is it a gaming headline or just a headline in general?

Speaker 1:

No, it's gaming headlines.

Speaker 3:

Oh good, and so much more exciting.

Speaker 1:

Video game headlines.

Speaker 3:

Did you say that the first time and it wasn't paying attention, because I'm kind of watching the no I just gave this headlines.

Speaker 1:

But you're right, it's just a video game. Yeah, yeah, all right. Are you guys ready?

Speaker 3:

Yep, okay.

Speaker 1:

So the first headline, you're saying this was a fake headline.

Speaker 3:

What, what you said? This was a fake headline.

Speaker 1:

Oh, oh, oh, wait, that's fake. I'm not ready, you're not ready. Are you ready now?

Speaker 3:

No, yeah, joy, vado just struck out, so everything's. Okay.

Speaker 1:

Okay. All right, all right, here we go First headline Nintendo's latest patent hints at futuristic handheld console with holographic display technology. Is that fake news or is that a real headline? Mike, I'll start with you.

Speaker 2:

Oh, oh, hints at. I'll go with real, because Nintendo's been known for patenting some far out stuff.

Speaker 1:

Okay, phil, what do you think? Real or fake?

Speaker 3:

I will agree that. I also think that's probably a real headline, because I did see somewhere on some form of social media that it said that Nintendo is hinting that the next console system thing is going to be coming out in the next two years or so and it's going to be very similar to the Switch. So I can see that Okay.

Speaker 1:

This is fake. That is a fake headline. It is true that there's rumors going around that Nintendo's coming out with a system next year, but it had nothing to do with holographic technology. So all right, here we go. Headline number two A teaser for a new layer. Oh sorry, mr, those are a teaser for a new Lego. Harry Potter game reportedly appeared briefly on Instagram. Is that real or is that fake, mike?

Speaker 2:

Why am I always first I'll go real? I don't know.

Speaker 3:

Okay, phil, I killed a mosquito. I'm not sure it could be real it is real, I don't see why not. Yeah, it is real.

Speaker 1:

There is rumors that well, apparently there was some image or something out there for this new Harry Potter Lego game and it should be in the same vein as speculation that the Skywalker saga, the last Lego one, is going to be a remaster of this and it's going to look great. But it's not official yet, but apparently it's been out there, so all right, here we go. The next one here, number three Zibo, a Latin American council from the E-E-E-E-E-R-A, is getting an emulator. Is that real or is that fake? And, phil, I'll start with you what do you think?

Speaker 3:

I'm going to say that's fake, because Zibo is fake. Okay, I've seen pictures of Zibo's and they're all altered.

Speaker 2:

Well, I'll make it interesting and I'll go real. It is real For no reason other than that is a real statement. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

So apparently that's from Engadget. Apparently, zibo is getting an emulator. So that is real. Apparently that was not well known. The hell is a Zibo.

Speaker 2:

There was a port of Resident Evil 4 on the Zibo yeah.

Speaker 1:

It looks pretty weird. That's all I know, all right. The next one here Cyberpunk Studios unveils groundbreaking AI-driven NPCs. Gamers left in awe as virtual characters develop unique personalities. Mike, is that real or fake?

Speaker 2:

I'm going to say it's fake only because I've seen how Cyberpunk runs and I cannot imagine them making this happen. Phil.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to say it's fake due to the fact that it's going to take them at least 15 years to put anything else out. It is fake. That is a fake headline.

Speaker 1:

I made that one up, all right, the next one here. Ubisoft announces ambitious open world games set to release in the future. Ubisoft's ambitious open world games set in a vast alien civilization journey beyond the stars with cosmic odyssey Phil. Is that real or fake?

Speaker 3:

I think the game's real, but I think you switched up the name of it on us.

Speaker 1:

Okay. Well, would you say, it's a fake headline, a real headline?

Speaker 3:

of confused. No, it's a real headline, real or not at least.

Speaker 2:

As much as Ubisoft loves their open world games, I'm going to say that one's fake because I don't think they're open world games. I don't think I've ever seen one that's in space. I don't think I've ever done anything in space.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, it's a made up one. That one was made up, although there is rumors that well not rumors. I guess Ubisoft is coming up with a new game Assassin's Creed.

Speaker 3:

A new Assassin's.

Speaker 1:

Creed game Far Cry. It is a new Assassin's Creed game.

Speaker 3:

That's what I was trying to say but it's not, Give us a Rayman, for the love of God, ubisoft. It's all we really want is a new. Rayman.

Speaker 2:

That's right. Yes, absolutely.

Speaker 1:

Actually Rayman's coming to the Mario and Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

Speaker 3:

I don't know how many games I talk about that. I'm talking about the platforming style, Wow wow, okay.

Speaker 2:

I always wish I could have-. I want to have a lot of legends and I loved Rayman legends the more I played it. I'm like man. If only they would make If only they would get the licensing for the Looney Tunes and make a platform.

Speaker 1:

That would be cool.

Speaker 2:

But alas.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, alright, my last headline here. A horrendous tragedy involving the Titanic submersible gets worse. As it appears, ocean Gate used second life video game to teach students how to pilot it Is that real?

Speaker 2:

or fake Mike. Oh God, I'm hoping that's fake.

Speaker 1:

Okay, Phil.

Speaker 3:

I don't really know what second life is, so I'm going to go with real. It is real.

Speaker 1:

That was from a fandom liar. They built the thing in second life and had people pilot it and test. Pilot it in second life.

Speaker 3:

Why didn't they just buy a remote control submarine, throw it in like a three foot pool and fuck around with it that way?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, I mean that would actually have probably been better, but our winner is Mike, mike, congratulations.

Speaker 2:

Yay me.

Speaker 1:

You are right, Nothing but my-.

Speaker 2:

Stupid no.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, that's what you get.

Speaker 3:

We're not just giving away my comics. This is bullshit.

Speaker 1:

I'm just going to play six games a week to see how many of my comics we can give away. The next game we're playing is for Phil's daredevil collection.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to need some addresses before we do this, so that way I know who to murder and not give them comics to.

Speaker 1:

The fun thing is, phil doesn't even have a chance to win because he's not part of the game. Hey, no, that was yeah, so that is called the fake news. Let's move on to games that we're currently playing. Phil, I'll start with you. What games are you currently playing?

Speaker 3:

Well, it's been a very busy, however many weeks that we've had, and I've been playing a lot of stuff. Namely, I've sunk a lot of time into the New Zelda game. I think it's a very beautiful, very wide open.

Speaker 1:

This is fake news, it really makes me think, yeah, I call fake news Fake news.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you're right, I've been playing that. I've been playing a lot of Remnant 2, which just came out a week, a week and a half ago.

Speaker 1:

Speaking of destiny.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it's got a very destiny feel to it. But all of like there's oh, hmm, this is where Phil loses, because words are in play so there's like kind of hub worlds, and then off of the hub worlds there's little offshoot worlds. I'll call them not offshoot worlds, but sections, and all of those are I think the word that you guys like to use is procedurally generated, where it's random each and every time. All of your boss encounters are different each and every time, which is pretty neat. You never really encounter everything twice in the same order. Like we restarted after we played the first time. We were playing on a higher difficulty level, but it got to be a little too taxing because boss battles are pretty neat. It got to be a little too taxing because boss battles are absolutely brutal, and so we restarted on the normal skill level instead of the super high skill level and like nothing was at all the same of what we did the first time, which I thought was kind of cool. That's cool. But yeah, if you go back into the world, it saves your progress in the world and where you've mapped out in the world and stuff like that. But you play through in different orders. There's different bosses, different even cutscenes that will happen and things like that that are triggered throughout the course of it. It does feel a little bit like Destiny, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, except it's not as super floaty as Destiny is.

Speaker 3:

Gameplay, gunplay is super tight, the lighting in it is fantastic, very unique and innovative enemies as well. In the way that they spawn is kind of crazy. Like even if we would die in a level, the enemies would not spawn the same way every time. Like they would like, they'll climb down pillars to come and get you. They won't just like you won't just walk in an open field and there'll be six of them standing around staring at each other. They'll walk into a spot and all of a sudden, three of them will trickle in behind you, start shooting at those, turn around and all of a sudden there's five more charging at you in this direction Die at that time. Come into it again, this time walking backwards, facing the trees, whoever, knowing that they're going to attack you first. They don't that time and in fact the five behind you don't spawn either, but now they're spawning from different locations. It's very uniquely done.

Speaker 3:

I couldn't tell you what the hell's going on in the story, as per usual, but I'm enjoying the hell out of what we've played of it. There's a lot of puzzles in it, which, thankfully, the person I'm playing with is a lot more intelligent than me, because I'm not the best puzzle guy around, but I'm really good at shooting things. Oh, and the character I'm playing with has got a dog in the dog. Super rad, like he'll bring you back to life. I feel like a six-year-old sometimes when I describe shit. The dog's really cool and you can pet the dog and he'll bring you back to life and he'll like attack enemies and he's my best friend and sometimes I just yell dog, can you?

Speaker 3:

name the dog, no man his name is dog and it shows up on the map as dog as well. Needless to say, if you like shooters, it's definitely a game worth checking out. It's really well made. So far, I've only seen one thing in it that's broken and it just got a patch like two days ago, but unfortunately my tag team partner is not back in town yet, so I haven't played it in four days. Yeah, remnant 2. Digged it a lot so far.

Speaker 1:

I'm swimming on Xbox. Yep. It's not on Game Pass, though, right? No, it's not.

Speaker 3:

Okay, Yet I've also played a little bit of a game called Mm MacPixel 3?. Oh, yeah, that is on Game Pass. Right, that is on Game Pass, and I grabbed it from our friends over at Devolver Digital and I called them friends because we've spent a lot of time hanging out with them. We've never hung out with them.

Speaker 1:

Well, I did. Actually I did man Pax East. Yeah, I did Okay.

Speaker 3:

Oh, it is called MacPixel 3.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it is.

Speaker 3:

Sorry, I was scrolling through my achievements to see if that's what it was called or not, but it's kind of like what the hell was the name of that game that was on the we, where it's just like cracked out minigame after cracked out minigame after cracked out minigame.

Speaker 2:

Wario yeah.

Speaker 3:

Wario.

Speaker 1:

Shake it, shake it, yeah, it's kind of like that.

Speaker 3:

Like the entire game is a series of rapid minigames where you kind of got to make things. You got to like build things or figure out puzzles within a very small period of time. It's a. It's got some pretty good humor to it as well, but it's kind of got an open world aspect to it as well where you got to figure out where you're going next and you go in there and then you'll play through five levels and you can keep playing through the levels to 100% and see everything that's in the episode, or yeah, in the I'll call it an episode.

Speaker 3:

It takes a little bit of thinking in some moderately quick reflexes as well. It's not like super closely timed where you're not necessarily cutting anything very close, except for when you're putting the bomb together in your stomach after you've eaten the bomb. But outside of that, yeah, like the timing isn't super pressing but it's. It's amusing, it's good for a couple of chuckles and I think I deleted it, but I've got like quick 200 achievement points out of it and my laugh. So it was worth a half hour 45 minutes I spent with it Nice.

Speaker 1:

I actually saw that and I thought about picking up myself because that because of a devolver, so that's cool.

Speaker 3:

It's worth checking out. Yeah, that's just more Diablo three, because they started their first season, season of the malignant, which is really dumb. Just Diablo four. Right, yeah, same thing, man.

Speaker 1:

It really is actually.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it's like the difference between them is next to nonexistent. I could have said Diablo two and nobody would have baddened and I had it. I'm like, oh, he's playing Diablo two and they're doing a season. Cool, not super impressed with the season so far, but I'm still playing it because you have to start a new character to start to play the like season content, which is kind of dumb, but it's giving me an excuse to play as a barbarian.

Speaker 3:

But the way it progresses is kind of weird. There's like individual missions that have to do with the new season but then after you do a couple of the missions, it'll be like, ok, now complete chapters one and two of your bullshit pass or whatever, before you can continue. So then you got to just do like some tedious grinding for the sake of tedious grinding and then you'll get like another chunk of story and it'll be like, ok, now complete chapter three of season of malignant pass. It's just like, well, this is kind of whatever, but it's it's good excuse to play as a different character and get back not get back in, because it's not like I really ever put Diablo down.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I think it's about all that I really did. You get to keep that care I mean like this on silly, but you get to keep that character then right, Like you can run through, both my characters are still there.

Speaker 3:

And I don't know what happens after this season's over. But I don't think I can take my original character and play season of malignant with my original character. But the nice thing is is because I'd completed the campaign with my original character when I started the secondary character. Her name is Bruce.

Speaker 2:

So I started my character Bruce, yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, ok, no real good reason. It asked me if I wanted to skip the campaign and I was like, yeah, I don't want to play through all that shit again. So then, like all that was opened up and now I'm just playing the season of malignant stuff, but then all of the side quests that I did with my original character are back into play, which is fine, because it just puts around quests, anyways, it's. It's OK, like there's a season pass with it as well, but all that shit's just cosmetic, I believe.

Speaker 1:

If you pay for it, you have to pay for it, you have to pay for it. Yeah, this game was like full price.

Speaker 3:

Well, yeah, but like it's just cosmetic stuff, it doesn't really like anything.

Speaker 2:

But then there's like free tiers over the course of it, as well, that'll actually get you things that you can use.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, some kind of red ash things that give you buffs. Yeah, we'll go with buffs to help your character out.

Speaker 1:

I guess. I guess you're right because, like you, can go to their store and buy cosmetics.

Speaker 3:

I should anyways, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

OK, yeah, ok. I mean, is there free cosmetics at all?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, there is, ok, a couple of different free cosmetic stuff in it as well. How?

Speaker 1:

much. Do you know how much the pass is? I'm just curious.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to say ten dollars yeah. Ten dollars sounds great Hmm, how long is the third of the price of this October, so it's a super long season. Ok, ok, well, that's I mean, it's also a third of the price of a skin and overwatch. So it's a big deal and that shit is yeah.

Speaker 1:

Overwatch and I would say like I think I don't know how the expensive the skins are, but it's probably cheaper to buy the season pass than to buy the skins and then just earn skins. But I don't know, maybe not.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and I mean some of them look cool, but in my opinion, in Diablo, like you're only playing, I've I've got a relatively large TV and my character is still only like four inches tall, so I don't really give a fuck what my character looks like.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's just kind of a blur of swords and arrows.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Like yeah. I don't care, that's a good point. Yeah, because I really actually, I mean I will say this like I I'll just say this up quick I've been playing more Fall Guys because I wanted to earn more like cosmetic stuff, because I love like the cosmetics and Fall Guys, but but that's, but that's. I mean I do think that's the whole reason why you play Fall Guys and get the season passes for the cosmetics in that game.

Speaker 3:

So yeah, well, their cosmetics are fun and like theme based. They're not just like yeah, that's true. Oh look, now your helmet is three horns instead of two.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and your character is big enough to you can actually see like, oh, he's wearing the costume. You know the Ghostbusters costume, that's cool.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, like I literally have no idea what my character looks like until I hit the back button or whatever, and like the big thing of them pops up on screen and just like, oh, that's what my armor looks like Neat.

Speaker 1:

I don't care.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Fair? Anything else? I don't think. So what about you, Mike? What do you even play?

Speaker 2:

Did I mention? I don't know what was the last time I talked about the power wash simulator with SpongeBob. What did I say?

Speaker 3:

It was broken. Yeah, you couldn't get the one piece off of Squidward's house.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, okay, patrick's house.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I'm going to, I'm going to actually kind of retract that because that was based on user error. So I finished. Yeah, so yeah, laugh it up, good times. So there is a in the game, there is a scaffolding, you know, with, with, with steps goes up really high. I did not realize that you could pick this thing up and move it around.

Speaker 3:

Oh, oh.

Speaker 2:

So I went. I went on YouTube and I was watching a video of somebody finishing it, like was this person having problems with it? Because it was really like it was. It was killing me and I saw him pick it up. I'm like, I'm such an idiot.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you know what?

Speaker 2:

the game.

Speaker 1:

What's that I was going to say? We're all been there, mike, so don't don't. Yeah, you know.

Speaker 2:

So yeah. So I fired up the game, picked it up, dropped it in the right spot, climbed up. It took me four seconds.

Speaker 1:

So then I kept going.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

But I will say this I don't know if it's so much your fault or is it like game design, because, like, if it's not intuitive, I don't know if it's not intuitive, like no, it's intuitive.

Speaker 3:

All right, I'm just thinking that pops up that says press a to move scaffolding and extra type of things.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I just didn't, I just didn't realize it.

Speaker 1:

All right, all right, fair, fair, fair.

Speaker 2:

So then I went through all the other levels and it was a lot of fun. It was cool seeing all the different nods to the show and all the different little Easter eggs and stuff. So, um, that was a lot of fun. So so I take back what I said.

Speaker 1:

OK.

Speaker 2:

SpongeBob levels and PowerWars simulator are a lot of fun.

Speaker 1:

All right.

Speaker 2:

Awesome, and then I was also playing Fall Guys. So, roger, you got to let me know when you're playing Fall.

Speaker 3:

Guys, so we can I know, Do doos.

Speaker 1:

I know, because I wanted to do that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I got the, I got the blinky outfit, the pack. Oh, you did.

Speaker 1:

That's gone now, isn't it? Because I don't see any of the Pacman outfits.

Speaker 2:

I don't know, maybe, yeah, maybe they'll. Maybe it left.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that kind of made me sad because I went back, mike was like oh no, what's up.

Speaker 3:

That's cool, though. Yeah, what did you say, Phil? What did you say? We lost Mike. His face is gone. Oh no, you're still here? No, you're still here, don't worry, I don't see Mike's face.

Speaker 1:

I'm sorry it's there. It's sad. I see your, I see your beautiful face, mike, don't worry, thank you. So so you. So you have Pacman two, or just do you have all the characters now or no?

Speaker 2:

No, I just have. I just got blinky because I only had enough to get that.

Speaker 1:

OK, yeah, yeah, yeah. No, we had to do so. We do have to play, because part of those I don't I don't want to say past, but like the, what did they call them?

Speaker 2:

Seasons or challenges or something, whatever they are. Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

I don't know, Like it's a play duels and I'm like, oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yep, they're doing some of that now, so yeah, doesn't play some fall guys, it's worse.

Speaker 1:

OK.

Speaker 2:

And then I played a game called Fire Girl Hack and Splash Simulator.

Speaker 3:

That sounds awesome.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, guess what kind of game it is Roger. Hey, mike, is that?

Speaker 1:

a roguelike.

Speaker 2:

No.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

The answer is right there in the. It's your, one of your favorite genres of games?

Speaker 3:

The CCG.

Speaker 2:

No, you're, you're playing as a firefighter.

Speaker 1:

Oh, no what. I don't have a problem with firefighters, I do not, I know, I don't, I don't know, I don't know, but we've got the recording of you shitting all over firefighters and saying how much you hate firefighters.

Speaker 3:

No, it was the game they are and how they work harder.

Speaker 1:

It was real firefighters. The game is trash. I know you guys love it Games awesome, it's no, it's not. It is not. That game is terrible. Anyway, continue.

Speaker 2:

So this one's a 2D game with pixel, with the characters are pixel, pixel art, but levels are 3D and more rendered. So it's almost like like an octopath traveler situation, but it's it's a. It's a really good contrast between how the characters look and how the levels look. But basically, you are going, you know you're, you start off, you're in the fire, the firehouse, and you get called to a you know a building that's on fire. You go into the building and you have so much water and you have to spray and obviously put out the fire, but the fire is like enemies that are fire. Oh, you know, yeah.

Speaker 2:

So like there's some that just sit there but there's some that try to attack you, it's a little bit. It's it's kind of slower paced, but there's a time limit and you have to find the, the people that are stuck in the building and rescue them, so you don't have to put out the fire completely. The goal is to, within the time limit, find as many people as you can to rescue them and then exit the building. So then, once you do that, you go back to the firehouse. You get money. Based on that, you use that to upgrade your you know your fire hose. You can upgrade your health, you can there's you know lots of other stuff that you can do, and there's a lot of cool things that you can do. There's no, well, there is a jump, that's right, you can jump, but then if you jump and shoot down, you just you blast yourself up you know you have an axe that you can break down doors and you know, break down like piles of debris to see if there's any like power ups and stuff underneath it.

Speaker 2:

The music is good. The fire effects look very nice, the, the, the lighting effects are really well done. So it's a it's a fun game like that you could just play for half an hour at a time.

Speaker 1:

Nice. Is that a? Is that on Game Pass, or what is that on?

Speaker 2:

No, I bought it on Xbox. Yeah, so I have it. You can play it too. Yeah. You don't want to play it because you hate firefighters.

Speaker 1:

Oh my God, oh my God.

Speaker 2:

This is actually female firefighters.

Speaker 1:

Oh my God, that is not true. That is not true, phil. That was your question.

Speaker 3:

I have two random questions, one of which involves firefighting. Have we ever discussed the game? I believe was called like Firefighter 2029 by maybe Kenomi. I think we did when we were talking about Is that?

Speaker 2:

an arcade game.

Speaker 3:

No, it was off the Metal Gear Solid, engine of all things, oh I think we did.

Speaker 1:

I think we briefly talked about it on the Niddy Focus.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, did we that show was great? I think so. And number two did you just got green? Did you say that show was great? Yeah, that show was great, I liked it.

Speaker 1:

It was great I missed it.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I know you too. Anyway, have you guys gotten a menu update for your Xboxes yet? No, yes, have you? No, I haven't. You did, though, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Huh, I didn't yeah.

Speaker 3:

Is it like just?

Speaker 1:

random people that get the invite first.

Speaker 3:

It's a slow rollout. Yeah, Because Andy got his and he was like my Xbox menu was all fucked up. Now it looks like a PlayStation 5 menu and mine still looks the same, but I can't, like it took away the store for some reason, as well as deals with gold, and like I can't add anything to the menu until I get this menu update and it's super frustrating and I was just wondering if anybody else was better.

Speaker 1:

No, I, well, no, I, I was just playing it the other day and I, on my menu, was there, so I don't know, I haven't played today yet. So maybe, maybe I played this week, so I don't know. Well, all right, anything else Mike?

Speaker 2:

Yes, another chill game. This is a good game to just relax with and even fall asleep to. I was playing some more and I think I talked about this before. This might have been one of those games that we did when we were doing the Nindie show. It's on the switch game called Hidden Through Time.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, remember.

Speaker 1:

You got me hooked on that game actually. Yeah, I was born.

Speaker 2:

I went through my whole list of switch games and I'm like no, no, no no, no, that's what it's like when I look at my switch games to Mike.

Speaker 2:

So I'm like, oh, hidden through time, I haven't played that in a while. So I was playing and then the next thing I knew was like two hours later, yeah, I'm almost done with the main. And then with the main story, even though there's no story, and then there's DLC to purchase after that, so, and then there's also stuff that you can also like. There's also fan made levels that are uploaded.

Speaker 1:

So you can download those two.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that's cool, I've got a ton of content as I go through it. So basically, if you're not sure what Hidden Through Time is Hidden Through Time for those of you who have just heard of it it's kind of like a Where's Waldo video game and it's basically you're just you're, you're looking around for specific objects that are that that are at the bottom of the screen, and it gives you a little hint of where they might be. So yeah you can zoom in zoom out.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it is really relaxing. I play that game too right before I like going to bed. I'm just like, oh, this is just a nice chill game to just underwind to. You know, yeah, I like that game. I mean, yeah, it's, it's right, it's just, it's just a Where's Waldo, but not Waldo obviously.

Speaker 2:

Without.

Speaker 1:

Waldo yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

If you're looking for Waldo, you'll never find him.

Speaker 2:

Did you ever see that video of this guy that made a TikTok of him going to Half Price Books and buying a Where's Waldo book?

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

And he takes it. So he takes a video of himself. He goes to Half Price Books, he buys a Where's Waldo book and then he goes and scans it. He scans the book where Waldo's at, puts it into Photoshop and erases Waldo, then prints it out, cuts out that same area and then glues it onto the thing and then puts it and then puts it.

Speaker 1:

Really.

Speaker 2:

Takes it, takes it back to Half Price Books and puts it on the shelf. So really, so eventually somebody else would buy it. They would never find Waldo.

Speaker 1:

They'll never find him. Oh my gosh, that's pretty good. That is pretty good, that's next level villainy right there?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it is.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it is Anything else.

Speaker 2:

That'll be it For myself.

Speaker 1:

I don't know, Mike, are you still playing Ant Stream Arcade? I played.

Speaker 2:

I dabbled in it a little bit.

Speaker 1:

I think I played some more root beer tapper that was a bit yeah, oh, I I love this game so much. I mean it's hard to call it a game because it's a service I guess, whatever, I don't know. It's not a game, right. But the thing I was just realizing this this week, so I was playing it. So they'll have a lot of giant challenges, right? So they'll have a score that somebody has and then you and a bunch of people have to play against that score and try to beat that score. And I was so proud of myself because there was a lot of scores I was beating I was like, oh wow, I actually beat the giant, but I'm not sure if they were really giants. It felt like the score was pretty low, but it doesn't matter.

Speaker 1:

There was one that was in Super Star Wars. You are flying the X-wing in the trenches and you have to blow up in the matter of like three to five minutes I don't remember how long you got a time time. Uh, you're timed and you have to blow up as many tie fighters as you can. And it was at that moment that I was like they had to go into the code and like change some of this stuff to allow these challenges to happen. That's crazy. That's crazy. Hmm, right, doesn't matter. I think that's crazy. Like, how did they get, like some of the games I understand, like some of the games that are midway games? I'm like, yeah, okay, midway doesn't exist anymore and they got the code and they're able to do that. But, like the Star Wars games, those are Lucas art games, aren't they? I don't know?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, Like the N64 ones.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, not the.

Speaker 3:

N64 ones, the Super Nintendo ones, the arcade games. Yeah, that's sorry, that's what I meant, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but he doesn't know in the right setting that shit anymore. He sold all of it. Yeah, but Disney would Wouldn't they.

Speaker 3:

Disney doesn't care about that.

Speaker 1:

Really, I maybe had Nintendo games like that stuff, yeah, but it was awesome. It was so cool and like, and I was just, you know, playing challenge after challenge after challenge after challenge, just playing through a bunch of challenges, and it's fun. I like that game a lot and I don't know, it opened up me up to a bunch of games. I didn't even know what existed. There was one called Combat Tribes I think that's what it's called, and it's a side, a side scroll to beat them up. Do you know this game? Yep, I know about it. I never heard of this game before and it's really fun.

Speaker 1:

And then that level in that challenge you had to beat up as many clowns as you can in like three minutes. And I was like and you know, it did the whole Batman Returns on the Super Nintendo where you could take the two heads and smash them together that was one of the two enemies right and smash their heads together. You could do a bunch of wrestling moves. You can body slam them, take one and spin them around and throw another one into each other, like I love that game. That game is so.

Speaker 1:

And then I just went back and after the challenge I was like I'm just going to play it. So I just started playing through the game and you can. You know it must have been an arcade game because you can add quarters just by hitting start, so you can just keep playing through the whole game and just beat it like, without you know there's no like, oh, and you don't. You know somebody lies right Like Contra or something like that. So that was cool, I'm going to fuck on. Are you OK over there, phil? Yeah, man, oh, ok.

Speaker 3:

With cameras on. Now you guys just get to see how much I've fidgeted around when everything else is happening.

Speaker 1:

So what else have I been playing? Oh, I played Venba. That is the cooking narrative game you were streaming that.

Speaker 3:

I was streaming that Is that the one that I want to say Indian based.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, ok, so it's about a family that immigrants immigrates to Canada and they have a child, and in the challenges of being an immigrant in Canada and in raising a child in in a new, new, new country, and and what connects them is the food. And it's really, it's a cool game and I got teary eyed. I mean, there's moments in there that made me pause and reflect on a couple things. And you know one thing that I realized I don't know if this was the intention of this game. I actually got to interview the developers of this game.

Speaker 1:

I'm not sure if this was the intention of the game, but one of the things that I did realize was like, wow, like doesn't matter. Like what your cultural background is, or even like the time span, like where you're, like either this, this game, takes place in the 90s, doesn't matter. Like if you're now or then, like the fears and concerns of parents have always been the same Right. Like will my kid grow up to be successful? Can they over? Or will they like? You know, what are you doing over there, phil? Why are you?

Speaker 3:

You know, the red light on the top of the microphone is driving me insane, because I see it off my glasses and I'm trying to find what I can do to cover it up. This is why we don't use cameras.

Speaker 1:

All right, all right, yeah, so. So Venba is awesome. It's such a great game Like if you haven't played it, you should play it. It's on Game Pass, so it's certainly a game that you can. It doesn't take long to play through. I think it takes like an hour or two to play through a run. So that's, that's available. Yeah, and the cooking part is fun. I really enjoyed that as well. Another game I've been playing is Fall Guys as well, so I've been playing some more Fall Guys I've streamed out as well, and then Splatoon 3 as well. So I don't know why I'm just in this kick of like competitive games right now, and so I played a lot of Just play Overwatch.

Speaker 1:

Yes, yeah, I played with you guys once and I was so bad. I was so embarrassed by how awful I was.

Speaker 3:

That's me most nights.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, not as bad as me. Like, that is bad as me. I was really embarrassed to how awful I was at Overwatch because I had no idea what I was doing. I should play, alright.

Speaker 3:

If you want to feel better about your Overwatch skills, play with me after about 10, 30, 11 o'clock at night and you'll feel alright.

Speaker 1:

You know, that's actually how we first met. Phil was playing Overwatch.

Speaker 3:

You know that you were going to say when I was drunk and I was like no shit. No, we played Overwatch together. I kind of remember that with Kyle and Karen. Yeah, I'm assuming, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Because you were like oh, is this the guy from Gamerheads?

Speaker 3:

and I was like yeah, You're like holy shit, they actually listen to the show.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, somebody actually listens to the show. So, yeah, so I don't know, I'm going to just kick right now to play some competitive games. And oh, the other thing is so at my daughter's school they're going to have Esport League or a team for Splatoon. So she played it then this weekend as well and I said what do you think? And she's like, I like it. So I'm going to pick up another copy so that way we can play together. And yeah, she said she's joining the league, which is awesome, because she wasn't interested in any of the other Esports events and she doesn't really want to go out for any other sport really, which I mean, I didn't either, so I don't blame her. But Esports she's like. She took an interest into Splatoon and she enjoyed it. She said that was a lot of fun, so we'll be doing that. So that's what I've been playing. Let's move into our next segment. Mike, this is the trivia game that you wanted to play, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Do you want to do this now or do you want to, since you already did a game? Do you want to do this now or save it until next week? It's up to you. We can do it.

Speaker 1:

We can do it, let's do it.

Speaker 2:

Okay, that's fine. Yeah, that's all right. So it's a good thing that we're doing this, because this is I don't even know how to segue into this so I thought this would be a fun game to play. We had an anniversary recently. Oh, happy anniversary. It's not my anniversary.

Speaker 1:

Happy birthday to you. Oh, thank you.

Speaker 3:

It was like two months ago. I'll take it. I'll take it. Did you guys have a good 4th of July?

Speaker 1:

How was your?

Speaker 3:

Memorial Day guys.

Speaker 2:

Nintendo Power recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Speaker 1:

How Wait? What time? How did they celebrate the 30th? They're not even around anymore.

Speaker 2:

Well, okay. I celebrated Nintendo Power's 35th anniversary. The magazine Nintendo Power came out 35 years ago, okay.

Speaker 1:

Can I just say something.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, there's no more anniversary.

Speaker 1:

Because if you're married and you got a, divorce and that marriage ended. You would not celebrate that. Oh, it's our 40th anniversary. I would, 20 of those we weren't married.

Speaker 3:

That was still a good run, that's fine.

Speaker 2:

We don't have to play the game.

Speaker 3:

That's fine, I want to play this game I don't know why Games are coming out next week. No, that's fine, the words of Motorhead. It's time to play the game.

Speaker 2:

I put a lot of work into this.

Speaker 3:

It's all about the game and how you play it. It's all about controlling if you can take it. Mike let's play this game.

Speaker 1:

Let's play this game. 35 anniversary yes, let's play. Let's play Okay.

Speaker 3:

Let me throw this one at you, Roger.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to counteract your argument really quick here.

Speaker 3:

Okay, okay, so let's pretend you were married.

Speaker 1:

I am married, I'm not.

Speaker 3:

Okay, let's pretend that my let's not say pretend I'm married, pretend to aspect once Okay, okay, yeah, okay, and your wife dies. Are you still celebrating your anniversary every year?

Speaker 1:

Do I get remarried in this pretend life? Because I think, if you got remarried, I think it would be weird if you're celebrating your anniversary every year.

Speaker 3:

I would imagine that your next wife would understand you still celebrating the anniversary of your first wife If she died of like a car accident or cancer or some shit. Maybe like oh yeah, I totally get why you this day is a little solemn for you?

Speaker 1:

Okay, fair, would you still celebrate that anniversary? All right, all right, fair, I would celebrate that anniversary as much as I do not care for it.

Speaker 3:

Nintendo is still around. Well, their magazine is not. We can celebrate Nintendo Power's anniversary, mike.

Speaker 1:

I stand corrected. I am so sorry. I even challenged you on that. Let's play this game.

Speaker 2:

All right, so. I don't even want to play this game anymore.

Speaker 1:

All right, you're not really upset, are you? You're just, oh, okay. Okay, so here's the game we're gonna play, here's coming.

Speaker 2:

I'm gonna give you something, some kind of thing. You'll see what it is a little bit and you're going to tell me if this thing that I give you is older or newer than when Nintendo Power issue number one came out.

Speaker 1:

I like this. It was 35 years ago.

Speaker 2:

Right.

Speaker 1:

Are we taking that? Don't do the math, okay, okay.

Speaker 2:

I won't do the math 35 years ago. Stop it, stop math.

Speaker 1:

No, it's, I'm not, I'm not math. I actually don't know what 35 years ago was All right, so I'm going to get this totally bad.

Speaker 2:

So we'll practice. So let's do a quick practice round, roger. So the gummy bears cartoon, is that older or newer than Nintendo Power?

Speaker 1:

Older.

Speaker 2:

You are correct, it is older. Came out two years before Phil Red Dead Redemption. What?

Speaker 3:

Is that?

Speaker 2:

newer or older than. Nintendo Power number one, that's right, that is newer Good job. Way to throw me that muffin.

Speaker 3:

I really appreciate that, no problem. I'm glad I at least saw it sing away. How come you gave me gummy bears?

Speaker 1:

I feel like that was a harder one, but yes, I just said Phil's fucking brain dead.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to give him a softball Roger OK Sour patch kids.

Speaker 2:

Oh newer, newer. Those are actually older.

Speaker 1:

Really.

Speaker 2:

Patch kids came out in 1985. I would have gone wrong too.

Speaker 1:

I don't remember eating sour patch kids as a kid. No.

Speaker 2:

All right, phil. The movie Oppenheimer what?

Speaker 3:

You're really lucky. I've actually heard of this movie because there's a good chance that I haven't heard of Oppenheimer and it's newer.

Speaker 1:

It just came out last week or so what?

Speaker 2:

is this bullshit? He's right. Ok. Well, you should have poo pooed on my game.

Speaker 3:

You remember the Jill game, Roger. Remember that time.

Speaker 1:

All right, fair, fair, fair.

Speaker 2:

All right, so here we go. So that was just for fun. Now dismovers. Ok here we go, castlevania.

Speaker 1:

Ooh, I would say it's newer.

Speaker 2:

It's older, 1986. What Yep Really, castlevania is older.

Speaker 1:

Because I remember well, maybe it was.

Speaker 2:

Castlevania 2. That was on the cover.

Speaker 1:

It was Castlevania 2 that was on the cover, wasn't it yeah?

Speaker 2:

OK, all right, phil. Full House, the premier date of Full.

Speaker 3:

House. Ooh, that was after Nintendo Power.

Speaker 2:

That is incorrect.

Speaker 3:

Damn it really.

Speaker 2:

Yep Full House came out before Nintendo Power.

Speaker 1:

Really.

Speaker 2:

Yep Wow.

Speaker 1:

That's crazy 1987. That's when the that's when.

Speaker 2:

Full House first started. Ok, Roger, back to you Zelda 2, the adventure of Link.

Speaker 1:

Oh, that came out after Nintendo Power.

Speaker 2:

That is correct, yep, because I do remember there was a cover of Zelda 2. Yep All right. Phil Crystal Pepsi.

Speaker 3:

Ooh.

Speaker 2:

Remember Crystal Pepsi.

Speaker 3:

I do.

Speaker 2:

Is that newer or older than Nintendo Power?

Speaker 3:

So I'm going to say newer.

Speaker 2:

Incorrect. 1992 is when that came out.

Speaker 1:

That came out in 1992. Yep, I feel like that came out in the 80s Wow.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because it also had that Van Halen song. Well, van Halen was 80s too, so well anyway.

Speaker 1:

Which Van Halen, though, eddie, no, I mean, was it no? Well, that was the song that came out with it. No, that was the song that came out with it, sammy, or.

Speaker 3:

David Lee Roth. Yeah, do you know that Eddie Van Halen did the guitar rift and beat it and got no credit or money for it?

Speaker 1:

No, I didn't know that.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, he just wanted to work with Michael Jackson. He didn't want any kind of credit or money for it. Wow, hmm.

Speaker 2:

The more you know, the more you know. All right, roger the first Mega man.

Speaker 1:

Hmm, that came out before.

Speaker 2:

You are correct. 1987. Phil, the first Madden game. After that's correct. 1990 is when that came out Really. Yeah, roger, nintendo Serial.

Speaker 1:

Oh make him 10 more.

Speaker 2:

It's a serial now. Yeah, wait, what did you? What was your?

Speaker 1:

I was going to say that came out before. I was going to say that came out before Before Nintendo Power.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, Nintendo Serial is 1986.

Speaker 1:

Okay, okay.

Speaker 2:

Phil, your favorite television show, Cops oh.

Speaker 3:

I thought you were going to go with Captain N. I'm going to go with before, but it's not after.

Speaker 1:

It's after 1989. Really 89.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, roger, your favorite show, american Gladiators.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I love American Gladiators.

Speaker 2:

That came out before. That came out after.

Speaker 1:

Really, what is that? 89?

Speaker 2:

as well. 89 as well.

Speaker 1:

Oh, wow, wow.

Speaker 2:

Phil, you have Snapple.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to put. Snapple before, if you are correct.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, snapple came out 87.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Speaker 2:

Roger, one of your favorite movies Nightmare on Elm Street 3, the Dream Warriors.

Speaker 1:

I have not seen this one.

Speaker 2:

What.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to say no, I've not seen any of Nightmare on Elm Street. Why would I watch those movies? Classic, yeah, okay After.

Speaker 2:

You are incorrect. It came out in 1987.

Speaker 1:

Really oh.

Speaker 2:

Yep. And then last one, phil. This one's for you. Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction.

Speaker 3:

Oh God, all right, so 10. I know I'm going to go with before by one year.

Speaker 2:

You are 100% correct 87?. Came out in 1987. Nintendo Power issue number one came out in July of 1988. So it was 35th anniversary.

Speaker 1:

Wow, what was on the cover? Was it Claymation and Mario right? Was that them? Yep? Was that for Mario 2? What was that for?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, mario 2.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I will say I do miss that magazine. That was a cool magazine.

Speaker 2:

I miss American Gladiators. I do too.

Speaker 1:

Actually, I was just talking about that at work the other day. I like how awesome that show was.

Speaker 3:

I just watched the documentary on it, the other day Really.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that's right, yeah, I heard, that's pretty good too.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it might have been on Vice or something like that, but it wasn't bad at all.

Speaker 1:

Mm-hmm. Do you guys remember when Nintendo Power had this deal that if you would buy it I don't remember when it was you get a Dragon Warrior. Dragon Warrior, that's how.

Speaker 2:

I got mine.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah. So I told my parents I want to subscribe to this magazine so I get this free game. And my dad said there's no such thing as a free game, that's a lie, it's not true. And my friend got it and he got the game. And I said, dad, and he was like I stand corrected, and that was it. That was like, yeah, I don't know, I'm staying corrected.

Speaker 2:

I was like that's hilarious because I told my mom the same thing and she refused to believe that you'd get a free game for it. I'm like no, you do, and I remember my mom calling the Nintendo Power number and arguing with them over whether or not we'd get a free game.

Speaker 3:

And she's like tell the story on controller, throw his once Mike.

Speaker 2:

I may have yeah.

Speaker 3:

Because it sounds familiar.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. And then she's like all right, if you get a free game, then fine, we'll do it for a year.

Speaker 3:

And then Mike never got the game.

Speaker 2:

Yep. No, I love the game. It came with the cover.

Speaker 1:

Didn't it come? It was on the cover, the issue two, wasn't it? Dragon Warrior?

Speaker 2:

No, I don't think it came with this.

Speaker 1:

I don't know, I don't know when they did that it came packaged in an issue, though right Like the issue, and then the game was packaged in the issue.

Speaker 2:

I don't even remember, I just remember the game and I think I remember it also had like a mini strategy guide or something.

Speaker 1:

Maybe that's what I'm thinking. I think maybe it came with a mini strategy guide. Maybe that's what I was thinking. I thought Dragon.

Speaker 3:

Warrior itself just came with a mini strategy guide because I didn't get it through Nintendo power, but I vaguely remember having a strategy guide with Dragon Warrior too, or as well. I should say I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there's an alternate universe that I live in, that I got that game and that kid is a successful man right now.

Speaker 3:

That was the last RPG I played.

Speaker 1:

That was the last RPG you played. Was Dragon Warrior? Not really, but yes.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

All right. So thank you, mike. That was a fun game. I like that game, no problem. And the next thing I'm going to do is a segment called Buy it or Leave it. So I think we used to do this on Nintendo, the Nindie Focus right. Buy it or Leave it, yeah. So I'm going to list a couple of games that are coming out here either today or next week, and then you tell me if you're going to buy it or leave it. So the first one is Baldur Gates on PC. So it's only coming on PC right now.

Speaker 3:

It's not coming out. Pc and PlayStation get an early release.

Speaker 1:

I believe if you pre-ordered it.

Speaker 3:

Oh okay, that's only if you pre-ordered it.

Speaker 1:

All right. Well, since it came out today, because we're recording on the third, did you buy it or leave it, phil? Did you buy it or leave it?

Speaker 3:

Not on the PC.

Speaker 1:

Okay, did you buy it on a PlayStation?

Speaker 3:

I don't have a PlayStation 5 yet. I'll get it on the Xbox at some point, though, okay.

Speaker 1:

Mike, I'm leaving it. Yeah, I have zero interest. Okay, I was going to say are you a fan of Baldur's Gate or not? Really Nope.

Speaker 3:

No, but you are, phil, right. If it plays like the Dark Alliance, it's one. Okay, Thank you. Dark Alliance is fucking ruled.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, this game is coming out on August 8th. Wrestle Quest. Mike, are you going to buy this one or leave it?

Speaker 2:

Buying it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Phil pushing all my chips in. I mean, yeah, me too, oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

Do either of you for your cable provider? Do you have Comcast?

Speaker 3:

I have them for my internet, but I don't have cable or Xfinity. Xfinity, same thing.

Speaker 2:

You have Xfinity for your internet.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

How long have you had it?

Speaker 3:

Six years, seven years.

Speaker 2:

Check the Xfinity app. I am almost positive of this. Check the Xfinity app. You've been with the company long enough that you would be considered like diamond tier and you get free stuff. I got a free Mario movie poster from them. They mailed it to me. I've got you know you can enter in for free different free contests and stuff. I think you can get Russell Russell Quest for free through. Xfinity rewards Hold on. Let me check on that. Before I start Russell Quest Xfinity, let me just check.

Speaker 2:

Get your hands on Russell Quest for free when you sign up for Xfinity rewards.

Speaker 3:

This means I got to find out, figure out on my login shit. Oh God, maybe just logged me and fuck it didn't.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's crazy. Do you have Xfinity on to Mike? Yeah, ok, and can you pick what system? I don't know yet.

Speaker 2:

That I'm not sure, ok.

Speaker 3:

OK, because it is coming to everything. I'm not doing it for the.

Speaker 1:

Switch.

Speaker 3:

Free or not, I'll give XBox money before I give Nintendo anymore, my damn money If it's free.

Speaker 1:

If it's free of the Switch, get it and give it to me, no.

Speaker 3:

Make you suffer what?

Speaker 2:

That doesn't make any sense, yeah, it does.

Speaker 3:

It makes perfect sense. But you've got tickets of the man making me play shitty ass video games. I'm going to buy it, I'm going to get the code, I'm going to start the motherfucker on fire in front of you just for making me play shitty games on the Switch.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I'm going to buy this game too, though I'm super excited about Russell Quest 30XX that's coming to Switch and PC on the 9th. Mike, are you going to buy that one or leave it?

Speaker 2:

You know what I'm going to go with? Buy it just because I did enjoy the first game. Ok, phil, I'm going to guess here, but it plays like Mega man, just so you know.

Speaker 3:

It plays like Mega man. No problems with Mega man, nice strikeout. Yeah, I probably won't buy it, but I've got nothing against Mega man.

Speaker 1:

I might buy. I think I'm going to buy it, but I'm also I'm also going to be looking at the preview of it. I'm interviewing the devs at PAX West, so maybe I'll play it, so that way I don't look like a fool when I play that game in front of them.

Speaker 3:

So maybe we should change the name of this not to buy it or not buy it, but buy it. I should say play it or not buy it, because like half of things that all of us buy. No, because like half the things that all of us buy, we don't actually fucking play. They just sit in our back.

Speaker 1:

That's true. That's true. That's true. That should be there. There should be buy options. Yes, buy it.

Speaker 2:

But play it, sit on it or pass yes.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, exactly.

Speaker 2:

Buy it, leave it or backlog it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, exactly. And the last one is straight. It's coming out on the Xbox. Phil, you're going to buy this one.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, man, I like it. I got two of them.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Mike. I'm going to leave it. Ok, if it comes to game pass, I'll play it. I don't remember. It's probably more likely for me as well.

Speaker 3:

I didn't see it listed when I was looking at games coming soon, but I'm sure at some point it will.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, all right, that was the buyer. Leave it this week. And then, finally, our last segment, before we had out, is tales from the e shop. And Mike, what was the game that we gave him Last week or so, like week before A?

Speaker 2:

couple of weeks ago, before my birthday.

Speaker 1:

Before my birthday, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. So Phil's assignment was a game called Riddled Corpses EX. Riddled Corpses EX is a twin stick shooter made in the style of eight or 16 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. Some features 60 frames per second, fast paced action, two player local co-op, six characters with varying stats and abilities, arcade story and survival modes, combo system, quality chip tune music, register your best scores and the online leaderboard.

Speaker 3:

Well, you just covered half my review.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's a roguelike. There's your other half.

Speaker 3:

Nice, the cubs is fun. Is it a roguelike?

Speaker 2:

No, it was to me when I played it.

Speaker 3:

Really. Yeah, it's a roguelike. I'll be damned. I enjoyed this game.

Speaker 3:

It's very difficult but I enjoyed it. Twin sticky shooter Mike made a face. That means Mike did not like it. Mike thought it was trash, it was tough, but I, I don't know. I guess I'd probably put about an hour or a half into it and so much. It was just upgrading my character to make it, to make it a little bit more easy.

Speaker 3:

I only made it about, I'd say, halfway through the second world, judging by the bar that goes across the bottom of the screen. It was really confused with what I was getting into, because the the menu shows a couple of large Breasted anime looking chicks and I was like, oh boy, what am I getting into here? But then there were no large breasted anime chicks that I saw throughout the course of the game. So that was a little bit of false advertising. But I thought the game itself played solidly. I didn't get to the turret upgrade so I never saw those Difficult story mode couple of different things. There were two different soundtracks to the game as well. Ah, yeah, I. Why did you hate a mic or not hate it but not really care for it? Like I, I found it strangely addictive, I yeah why didn't you yeah?

Speaker 2:

I didn't. I seriously like I couldn't make it seven minutes and I would just keep replaying the same level and I know that's like how a roguelike works Is that you die over and over again and then you level up your character with the money that you earn and all that other stuff but I was like it's, it's the same exact level over and over, and I'm just like what you know?

Speaker 2:

I'm getting hit by the same level over and over again, that's what I was playing, I'll say the street level and I'm shooting these cars and flaming.

Speaker 1:

Did you make a pass? This did not make a pass. The street level. Did you upgrade your guns?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, oh no.

Speaker 3:

I didn't make a bad character.

Speaker 2:

There's no other one. You're guns.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, because it was the desert level, and that's the level that I couldn't make it that's. It does a little rough.

Speaker 2:

It was really. Maybe it was just too challenging. Maybe I'm just you know there probably was a scaffold scaffold, somewhere that I needed to grab.

Speaker 1:

No, no yo, but how long did you play it? For you said you didn't play it for about an hour.

Speaker 2:

You didn't for about an hour.

Speaker 1:

You need it like. Saying I'm just saying, like it is tough, it is tough and you have to in and it is roguelike in a, in the sense that you die, you level up your character, you spend that money to level up the character and stuff like well, a tough game.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I will also say that I wasn't a big fan of Vampire survivors when I first played it. Yeah, like, maybe that's those times of games, is that you?

Speaker 3:

need to know. This is six times the game of this game.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

No, I agree I was like the controls worked and the game worked. There was nothing wrong with the game. I just was not enjoying it a whole lot, because I seriously like these. Like these bullets are randomly flying and I don't see when they're coming from or where they're going.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, I reviewed this game in 2019 actually, and On gamerheads podcast, calm, you can go read a review. I give it a minus. I like the game, hmm, so.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I don't like. Mike feels the corpse about corpses, like Roger does about firefighters.

Speaker 1:

Oh, so okay, well, that was that week's Mike. Do you have two games for him this week?

Speaker 2:

I do so you're gonna, man, I guess this week, because last week I don't think we feel like we stuck it to the man.

Speaker 3:

I mean.

Speaker 1:

I think maybe it's sick it to the man with this game, but I don't think so.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I don't like, I don't know. I'd give it a solid B.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, I mean, I gave it a minus, which is, you know, people say minus whatever. You know whatever.

Speaker 3:

I said B plus okay, well, whatever.

Speaker 2:

All right, well, let's see so this week. So you have, you can choose this one or go, but the go for the secret game that's behind door number two. This game right now is 299 on the e-shop. It is 80% off, normally 1499, all-time low.

Speaker 2:

This game is called, and since we're talking about corpses, zombie rollers, pinball heroes, is the ultimate mashup is the ultimate mashup of classic pinball and zombie defense with row, oh god With roguelike elements to ensure no two playthroughs are ever the same. Damn it, I didn't even read this whole thing all the way through. Shoot, smash, slam and smash your way through hordes of Adorkable zombies in the fusion of pinball point defense and zombie horde gameplay. Select from ten different heroes, each with their own special ability to shoot zombies in hilarious ways. Discover and unlock hundreds of helpful powers and items to boost your hero. 11 epic boss boss fights await, requiring pinballing precision and careful ability management to be taken down.

Speaker 2:

Roguelike elements for world's weight to be explored by you via the overworld map. Random generation ensures that no playthrough is the same. You must adapt at each and every turn if you want to rid all the worlds of the rampaging zombie plague. Pinball style Uh, better than ever. Zombie rollers pinball heroes is the new and improved continuation of the famous Original game that has fascinated millions on mobile devices already. Fight 50 different adorkable zombies by pinballing through a cartoony world. Addicting mashup of classic pinball and zombie defense Epic zombie boss fights that will test your skills. Random generation of four different worlds that ensures no playthrough is the same. I know you said that before more than 300 Trinkets, more than 300 trinkets and skills for you to unlock, including legendaries, and that game is zombie rollers with a z, pinball heroes with an s.

Speaker 1:

I mean it doesn't look bad, actually it looks pretty good. I mean I think it looks pretty good.

Speaker 3:

So I have thoughts on this. Without seeing anything and just hearing mic's description, I Really like the sounds of the concept of this game. I enjoy pinball. I like upgrading. What I don't like is the word adorkable. Yeah, it's. It's really stupid. I'm passing just due to adorkable. You guys will not be getting my money.

Speaker 1:

You know it's a normally 15 dollars. That's a. That's a pretty good discount to 2.99. It's on sale until the 24th of uh august on the switch.

Speaker 3:

So I don't care. I said adorkable too many times All right once was once too many and they said it three, all right, all right.

Speaker 1:

I will say it is. It is very cutesy, that's I mean. Right, mike, wouldn't you say that?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's a cute, it looks like a cute.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah it looks like a cute game, all right.

Speaker 2:

All right, well, uh, so you're going with door number two.

Speaker 3:

Yes, please.

Speaker 2:

Okay, so well. This game is also a cutesy game.

Speaker 1:

Damn it yeah.

Speaker 2:

Well, yeah, well, well, let's. So. You mentioned corpses earlier, but you mentioned something else about riddled corpses ex that was uh false advertising.

Speaker 1:

Oh no.

Speaker 3:

This game is on sale for a white one covered zombies playing this game and Rachel's not at home.

Speaker 2:

I would not. I would not give him waifu uncovered Um. This game is a dollar 99. It's 86 off.

Speaker 1:

Oh, it's on sale.

Speaker 2:

It's on sale until august 15th Phil. Okay your next game and make sure Rachel's not around when you're playing it. Hentai world definitive edition. How is this game on the switch? How's this game on?

Speaker 1:

the switch.

Speaker 2:

Pretty easily. I guess you have to actually put an age verification to go see this game. Yes, and here's the description. Hentai is art.

Speaker 3:

Oh my god, yes, it is Art with tentacles.

Speaker 2:

Yep, uh, sink into the familiar anime style or, I'm sorry, anime art style of hentai world, if I'm even pronouncing that correct progress through the story by solving all puzzles, these lovely girls will keep you company. Increasing difficulty. You need to stay focused, not hardly. You need to stay focused to truly enjoy the journey ahead the difficulty.

Speaker 3:

The difficulty.

Speaker 2:

Yep. The difficulty will increase depending on the outfit in quotes of the girl you're helping out. Every success on your part will make them happier. In this bundle you will see Akane in her new foxy look. Key features hand drawn hentai art, relaxing music track. Oh, thank god almost Almost 50 art pieces to unlock simple gameplay mechanics. Unique premise. It sounds amazing what is this game called?

Speaker 1:

What am I?

Speaker 3:

doing in this game.

Speaker 2:

I don't know, I have no idea. I just looking at the pictures and I'm like all right, well, yeah, that's, that's.

Speaker 1:

What is this game called? Because there's I'm not entire world definitive edition. Oh. You know, that there's a lot of these games out there. There's one called hentai girls, ultimate edition, world definitive edition. There is, there's so many internet roger.

Speaker 2:

There's this website called new grounds. What's that?

Speaker 1:

Hey time out, what time out. I'm on nintendo's Dot com and I'm like what I did not know all these games existed oh.

Speaker 2:

Phil, I'm so glad you won with door number two. Actually, in this case, in this case, door number 36, triple d.

Speaker 3:

I have to help me, I had to review this one next week.

Speaker 1:

Oh my god, this is. This is crazy. You know, the crazy thing is that the ultimate edition is on sale, but the normal one is not. That doesn't make any sense to me. There's the the world, there's the hentai world deluxe edition that's not on sale, but then you have the hentai world definitive edition, which is on sale, and they both no one came out in march of 2023. The other one came out Of july of 2023. The one that came out in july of 2023 is on sale. Weird, interesting.

Speaker 3:

You know, the only thing that I wish right now is that we had a sponsorship with bluetooth, so that way we could squeeze that in right now. I was about to play hentai world definitive edition.

Speaker 1:

Oh man, those ads keep popping up on my uh uh twitter anymore. I don't even want to call it anymore twitter x, whatever, uh, and I'm like stop, stop it. Uh, okay, well, we'll look forward to you.

Speaker 3:

Next week I played this game while laying in bed and my girlfriend's asleep right after. I take a bluetooth.

Speaker 2:

It does have handheld mode. You can't play in handheld mode.

Speaker 3:

Does it have hand holding mode? Oh my god, I said.

Speaker 1:

That's true. That's true Before I head out. Why don't we tell people how they can get ahold of us, mike? Where can they find you on social media?

Speaker 2:

Uh, you can find me at pes guy mike.

Speaker 3:

Oh on twitter or no. I'm sorry, no on x.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, okay.

Speaker 3:

One of our, one of our owners just went to go see the dead in the company in san francisco and he's like, and I was like, where's the show at? And he's like, oh, the giant stadium. I'm like, oh, you're going to candlestick. And he's like, what the hell is candlestick? And I was like, oh, that's funny.

Speaker 1:

Uh, what is candlestick called now actually?

Speaker 3:

I Couldn't tell you. I know for a while they just called it phone park because over the course of 10 years it had like four different phone company sponsorships.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, which it might be pack bell. Oh, maybe I mean I called miller park miller park. It's not miller park anymore, but I call it miller park.

Speaker 3:

Oh no, it's not.

Speaker 1:

No, it's american family insurance land Right actually before that I was calling at county stadium, so I mean you know. Uh, cool, um phil. How can people find you on social media?

Speaker 3:

Uh, you can find me at right hand. 123 at hentaiworlddefinitiveditioncom.

Speaker 1:

Oh my god.

Speaker 3:

Or you could follow me on twitter at bnow 23 on twitter slash x slash instagram slash, myspace, slash Thread slash. Whatever's ever been a social media platform, I'm on it. That's not true. I'm not.

Speaker 1:

Uh, I'm not on it.

Speaker 3:

So it's, there's that this true?

Speaker 1:

that is true, like you are on a lot of social media, but you're not really on social media.

Speaker 3:

So never look at any of them and I barely post anything on it, even like just trying to feed my snorlex, so I can get my sleep score up.

Speaker 1:

Listeners, you can find us on X or twitter or whatever it's called now.

Speaker 1:

If you call it x, you're just encouraging the coca overlords you can call it twitter, then I'll call it twitter and that's a gamer heads pod. Or you can follow me and attend roge. You can also find us on blue sky, gamer heads podcast. You can find us on threads up gamer heads podcast. You can find us on On what else is there, I don't know whatever instagram at gamer heads podcast. Uh, tick tock. We have a tick tock channel and that's at gamer heads podcast as well.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we got tick tock now. Yeah, actually, one of our videos where it was doing really well, it was kind of trending there was the uh, nice the uh. You talked about uh ant stream and you talked about how awesome it was mic and that went uh, that uh, that went viral for any comments about how adorable I am. Yeah, I'm adorable. Yeah, you were very adorable quit this fucking show man.

Speaker 1:

Uh, and then you could find us at uh, the website as well at gamerheads podcastcom. Mike, thank you so much for joining us this week.

Speaker 2:

No problem.

Speaker 1:

And phil, thank you so much for joining us this week.

Speaker 3:

Uh, thanks for having me. Sorry about the random swearing. The cubs are playing the reds and there was a lot of trash talking going on in one of my twitter threads with a reds fan.

Speaker 1:

Um, oh, yeah, I know who that is. Wow, uh, and listeners. Thank you so much for giving us listen. If you like what you hear, leave us a review. We want to hear what you have to say about the show. That also helps us grow as well, because other people find us through reviews, so let us know what you think. Uh, and join our discord as well, because we'd love to have you there with that everyone's.

Speaker 2:

And and and patreon give us money.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, that way I don't give away my comic books as prizes.

Speaker 1:

That's true. That's true. We can actually, uh yeah, forge your addiction account. Books too, uh thanks for everybody for joining us. Everybody, stay safe and game on, and we'll talk to you next week. Bye.

Speaker 3:

See you take care.

Speaker 1:

All right, there we go.

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