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Game Stuff 135 – Inside Xbox Game Play?

Kalai, Kory, and Roberto discuss the Inside Xbox event that showed off game play for the new Xbox series X.
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Game Stuff 134 – Summer Games in Margiritaville

Kalai, Robert, Joe, and Kory discuss the new Summer Game Fest on Cinco De Mayo.
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Game Stuff 133 – Don’t be that guy!

Kalai, Roberto, Joe, and Kory discuss the recent leaks of The Last of Us Part II and how this affects the industry.
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Game Stuff 124 – Pre Pax Plague

On this episode Kalai, Joe, and Roberto discuss how the coronovirus is effecting the upcoming Sony decision to come to Pax East
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Project Darwin: X-Box One Preview

Overlooked Battle Royale contender – or something else entirely?

Project Darwin is a Battle Royale-ish Deathmatch on Steam and Xbox One Game Preview program and free-to-play. The term Battle Royale, in my opinion, is being used solely to attempt at generating buzz for the game. In all honesty, calling it a traditional deathmatch would be far more accurate. There is really only one actual Battle Royale element at play in this title– but we will get to that in a minute.

Project Darwin takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of the North Canadian Rockies. In this future, the surviving remnants of humanity pit prison inmates against each other in a high tech death arena for live streaming entertainment and social experimentation.

A match in Project Darwin takes place between 10 players, but with a super fun twist: 9 of the players are gathering materials to craft weapons and upgrades, setting traps, and hunting one another. The 10th player gets to fly around in a drone and control the arena. This feature, in my opinion, is the best part of this game. I feel it really sets it apart from other Battle Royale games. The Director controls almost everything. The materials being placed randomly, they can setup their own hazards, and they control the environment as well. The match takes place in a hex-grid and instead of a closing circle of death– the player controlling The Director gets to shutdown the grids one section at a time. They can also heat them up, or even drop a tactical Nuke on a section as well. Both players and directors fight for the audiences favor, which is how you gain experience and level up, earn loot, etc. If a director bullies one player the entire match, this will displease the crowd and they will get a bad rating. So there is some safeguards to ensure that this director is “fair in their unfairness” as the game puts it.

The Players, are armed with just a bow and an axe. They can gather materials like wood and leather around the play area as well as find chests with various items in them. They can then use these things to craft better armor, increase axe damage, fire arrows, etc. The director will drop electronic components at random places in the map, these locations are broadcast to all the players and are extremely valuable as they can be used to give you special abilities like invisibility, teleportation, and ridiculous high jump. These are game changers and good way for The Director to herd players towards one another.

I’ve played it quite a bit and can honestly say it’s definitely worth checking out. I really don’t feel like it’s getting the attention it deserves. It really stands out to me in a cluster of Fortnite and PUBG clones. The art style is really pretty. Some might say it looks like Fortnite, but the Canadian wilds really give it a dark ambient sense of danger, and the mix of primitive guerilla fighting style with high tech makes it feel fresh and inventive. As someone who has put in thousands of hours on PUBG and played a bit of Fortnite. I can honestly say Project Darwin deserves some attention and I really think it’s only going to get better and more fun as it updates.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 45 – Pizza Time! w/Team Breakfall’s Mike Keogh

Guest Host & VIP (that’s Very Important Pizza!) Mike Keogh settles the hottest debate of our time! And Speaking of PIZZA, Splatoon 2 delivers its first-ever tournament-style Splatfest to decide which Ninja Turtle is best. Also, Nintendo may be coughing up some dough to Gamevice, and Pikachu…gets a little horny on The Hype Zone. All this in 30 minutes – or more – on Nintendo Duel Screens Episode 45.

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The Potential Dangers of the Ever-Growing Nintendo Switch Indie Scene

When it comes to quality, indie game titles can be something of a mixed bag (am looking at you, Troll and I). But when it comes to the Nintendo Switch, however, it’s hard to deny the incredible amount of high-quality titles that have been overrunning the platform as of late. It started off with Golf Story – a title which charmed the pants off of me. And now, the critically acclaimed likes of Cat Quest, Night in the Woods, Dandara, Gonner, Owlboy, Super Meat Boy, Celeste, Enter the Gungeon, and countless others like it, can be found on the eShop.

It comes as no surprise as Nintendo went out of its way to create the Nindies, a showcase event meant to highlight indie titles headed to the Switch. But with an ever-expanding library of quality indie games coming to the Switch, could Nintendo become suddenly inundated with titles that are less than award-worthy, and perhaps even garbage-tier?  As more developers may look to cash-in on the Switch’s massive success, is a rush of sub-par content imminent on Nintendo’s darling portable-console hybrid?

When Sony announced the Playstation 4, it was done so alongside a huge emphasis on indie titles. The PS4 was to be all about games, a sentiment which seemed to be a complete 180° pivot from the previous generation’s bravado. A quick glance at the Playstation Store confirms that Sony has made good on its promise – currently 900+ indie titles can be found on the PS4’s digital shop. NINE. HUNDRED. And 575 of those titles – at least as of November 2017 – are exclusive to the Playstation 4. The sheer volume of  games available to the consumer is staggering and even a little daunting. While I can’t fault Sony for making good on its promise of more games, the PS4’s indie offerings don’t even appear to be properly curated. As a consumer, having to wade through a waist-deep pile of trash just to get to something of value is a huge issue. Fortunately for Nintendo, and ultimately the consumer, the solution to a would-be problem might be easier than anticipated.

On the flip side of Sony’s flood of questionable indie titles is Steam. Currently there are 1,000 titles under the “New and Trending” tab alone. Now you might wonder, ‘how can anyone decipher what is worth purchasing in a shop with so much to offer? The answer appears to be a community regulated curation with Steam Curator. Steam, being a fairly open publishing platform, is a great platform for new developers to launch their games; it just makes sense given how community driven the service is. But where does that leave Nintendo? I don’t trust a company that uses Friends Codes to put together a comprehensive, community-driven curation system. What option remains?

There was a time when Nintendo branded quality with its very own seal of approval. It signaled to the consumer that you were making a smart purchase, but given the scale of the booming independent gaming market, there is clear cause for concern. One only has to look at the video game crash of 1983 to see the obvious dangers of low quality titles flooding the marketplace; brand loyalty goes right out the window the moment the consumer base feels ripped off. The Big N was able to remedy this by making use of the Nintendo Seal of Approval. Now that the classic seal is gone and with the eShop apparently releasing indie games with every other heartbeat, the eShop may become a Steam 2.0.

To be fair, I am all for indie game developers being able to release their games on the Switch without a whole lot of red tape. And as I stated earlier the Switch has been host to some of the most enjoyable indie experiences of my gaming career with tons to look forward to in 2018 (HOLLOW KNIGHT!!). I play a whole lot of indie games and talk about them weekly on Nintendo Duel Screens. However, I fear for the day when the likes of I Am Mayo or god forbid Energy Cycle make their way to the front page of the eShop. Having an incredible selection of indie titles to round out the Switch’s library in-between AAA releases like Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey is vital to the platform’s success. Dropping bombs like Party Planet and Acorn Tactics is not doing Nintendo any favors. If Nintendo isn’t careful, it may just end up bringing back that Seal of Approval. I just hope for Nintendo’s sake, that Nintendo brings the seal back because it wants to, and not because it has to.

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Two Points Hospital Announcement Trailer Revealed (Video)

Sega has released a trailer via the official YouTube channel for Two Points Hospital of , you guessed it, Two Points Hospital coming to Steam. Two Points Hospital is a sequel to Theme Hospital which looks to be a zany hospital building sim for those not “in the know”. No release date was provided at this time. See the announcement trailer below and keep it here on Proven Gamer for more information.

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Rogue Trooper Redux releases 101 Trailer, Now Available On PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam

Since it was announced this past winter, Rogue Trooper Redux, from English developer Rebellion, has been gaining a lot of traction and momentum. From PAX West to New York Comic-Con, Rogue Trooper Redux has garnered a lot of attention — and for good reason. Originally released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Rogue Trooper innovated many gaming mechanics that we see today as standard. From cover-shooting to the combat capabilities, Rogue Trooper blazed a trail for others to follow. Now, Rogue Trooper is set to storm the battlefield once more with Rogue Trooper Redux for the PlayStation 4, Steam, Switch, and Xbox One. To accompany the launch of the game, Rebellion has released a 101 trailer to show players the basics of what to expect on the battlefields of Nu-Earth.

Based on the 2000AD comic of the same name, Rogue Trooper Redux takes place in the distant future, where mankind has colonized several dozen star systems. They discover a new planet and name it Nu-Earth, but when the drums of war pound, all hell breaks loose. A massive intergalactic civil war is waged over Nu-Earth, engulfing the planet in poisonous gases and making it uninhabitable. Still, the warring sides continue to fight, fitting their soldiers in combat HAZMAT suits that are more dangerous than actual fighting. To adapt, one side has created the Rogue Trooper, a special bio-engineered soldier who is built to survive the fields of Nu-Earth and deliver a vastly superior advantage with cutting-edge firepower and enhanced physical abilities. Following a surprise attack turned massacre, you are the lone survivor (of your squad) — but your squad isn’t necessarily dead.  As you recover each member of your team, their consciousnesses are transplanted into bio-chips and added to your primary weapon. They are alive again, and they will give you live tactical feedback as you fight through the enemy.  The war is upon you; it’s time for you to go rogue.

Rogue Trooper arrives next week for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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Cutthroat Gunboat

Cutthroat Gunboat is a fun multiplayer game that I had the opportunity to try out during Play NYC. It is a fun take on local multiplayer games and is currently available on steam for purchase.

Cutthroat Gunboat lets you pick from a wide array of ship each with their own stats and kinds of weaponry. It is 2-4 player local multiplayer with a few different maps to sink each other on. The controls need a bit of time to get accustomed to. The different ships have different degrees of difficulty in their control and use. This makes for very diverse combat with every match.

The different kind of weapons not only does differing amount of damage, but they also fire differently and have different effects. Some fire the traditional cannonball while another fires fireworks. One ship even launches a small AoE draining field which can affect the ship that cast it as well.

I also had the chance to speak with Boris Poletaev, Game Developer with Minor Faction. Be sure to check out Cutthroat Gunboat on Steam!

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Son Of Scoregasm releases October 10th for PS Vita, Windows, Mac, and Linux

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After three years in development, One-man developer CharliesGames have finally announced a released date for their unconventional twin-stick shooter, Son Of Scoregasm. On Otcober 10th, Son Of Scoregasm will release for the PlayStation Vita, Linux, Mac, and Windows. For fans of frsh takes on the tried-and-true formula of spaceship shooters and twin-stick action, Son OF Scoregasm will be worth the wait.

Son Of Scoregasm is a refinement of a previous title from CharliesGames, Scoregasm. Scoregasm is a non-linear spaceship shooter, where players embark upon a large variety of galaxies to defeat enemies and rack of the highest score imaginable. Players will come across all sorts of enemies and obstacles throughout their experience. Son Of Scoregasm is a greatly refined experienced, with new visuals, higher framerate, new scoring mechanics, and much more accesability for a quicker “pick-up-and-play” approach.

To celebrate the release of the game, CharliesGames has unveiled a new trailer, as well as the soundtrack by independent music artist John Marwin. Check out the soundtrack below.

 

Son Of Scoregasm OST by John Marwin

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Released Today

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has released METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE.

The game will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE comprises METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES , METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and METAL GEAR ONLINE, and all DLC elements for each product.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES takes place in 1975 and sets in motion a series of events that culminate in the stunning plotlines of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN . GROUND ZEROES centers on Big Boss – legendary hero and mercenary – as he infiltrates a sprawling secret prison base called ‘Camp Omega’ in Cuba on a rescue mission. He soon finds himself alone behind enemy lines with a truly non-linear mission that showcases key advances to the series made possible by its use of the FOX Engine.

Continuing the story of Big Boss, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the series’ largest and most ambitious edition to date, expanding upon themes and content seen in its predecessor: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. Set within huge open-world environments, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience. Similarly, a host of acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID features return in hugely advanced forms, including expanded CQC (Close-Quarter Combat) skills, vastly improved enemy AI, online elements that complement the single-player campaign, and an all-new version of METAL GEAR ONLINE, a competitive multiplayer mode, included within the main game, that is currently live, online and available for users to play.

METAL GEAR ONLINE is built around a dedicated squad-based competitive multiplayer structure, which has been fully redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID series. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield. Players can select from 3 distinct classes: Scout, Enforcer and Infiltrator.

Check out the original launch trailer for MGS V below:

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Outlast 2 Demo Available Now

After terrifying players at PAX East, E3, and Gamescom, the Outlast 2 demo is available today for free on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

The demo will only be available until Tuesday, November 1 , so download it while you can and make your Halloween a bloody one with Outlast 2.

The demo provides a sneak peek at what Red Barrels have been working on for the last few years. More features and environments will be unveiled in the coming months, but in the meantime, be sure to check out theOutlast comic book series, The Murkoff Account. With two issues out of five released to date, The Murkoff Account bridges the gap between the originalOutlast and Outlast 2.

In Outlast 2, you will take on the role of Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

Check out some gameplay of the upcoming horror game in the trailer below:

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New WRC 6 Trailer Highlights Realism of Rally Racing

Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games have released a new video highlighting the realism of WRC 6, combining images of the game and real images from the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The game will be available October 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.

To excite racing and simulation game fans even more, WRC 6 includes a selection of Super Special Stages reproduced on a 1:1 scale. These intense and demanding speed tests take place in unique environments (city centers, stadiums) and faithfully reproduce the real courses for even greater immersion. Just like in real life, they represent a true driving challenge, with narrow sections, sequences of spectacular bends and frequently feature two cars competing side-by-side.

The official game of the WRC competition, WRC 6 marks a new step for the licence with a wide range of innovative features and improvements, including split-screen multiplayer (a feature that was the subject of a previous video), longer special stages and more realistic car behaviour. WRC 6 gives players an immersive experience, as well as sensations of speed and danger that are identical to real competition.

WRC 6 is the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. It includes the 14 WRC events, all the official WRC drivers and teams, as well as a wide selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers.

As an exclusive bonus, players who pre-order WRC 6 will receive the YARIS WRC Test car, developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing for the Japanese manufacturer which will make its eagerly-awaited return to WRC next season. The YARIS WRC Test car will be available in all WRC 6 game modes, including online.

Check out the trailer for the Super Special Stages below:

WRC 6 will be available on October 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Steam.

WRC is now available for pre-order. For more information, please visit www.wrcthegame.com

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Kickstarter Campaign Launches to Bring CHIKARA Wrestling Experience to Steam As Well As Consoles

CHIKARA, a global cult wrestling phenomenon with its high-flying action, over-the-top superhero antics, and frenzied wrestling fans, announced today plans to bring the crazy CHIKARA experience to video gamers with CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling (CAAW). Inspired by the classic wrestling video games from the 16-bit era, CAAW takes the best parts of arcade games like Wrestlefest and Saturday Night Slam Masters to bring players the most over-the-top, CHIKARA wrestling matches ever conceived with the power of Unreal Engine 4.

Watch the promo for CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling

Fireballs in your pro wrestling game? Welcome to CHIKARA: Action Action Wrestling.

The video game wrestling revolution will begin September 19 when CHIKARA launches a worldwide crowdfunding campaign over at indiegogo.com. Gamers and wrestling fanatics alike can help to make this project a reality by supporting the development at the CAAW Indiegogo web project. The Indiegogo website features a tiered system of contributions and each tier bracket includes amazing rewards; the greater the contribution to the development of CAAW, the greater the reward!

Additionally, backers can participate as campaign ambassadors in our referral program on Indiegogo, earning exclusive gifts by recommending and sharing the crowdfunding campaign with their friends and wrestling communities.

The high-flying arcade action of CAAW was inspired by the 16-bit golden era of wrestling games.
CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling will sport many features including :

  • Stars of CHIKARA – A roster of all the top stars complete with their over-the-top lucha libre antics faithfully representing the CHIKARA including Princess KimberLee, Hallowicked, Dasher Hatfield, Ophidian, and many more!
  • Great Game Modes – Ten initial playable game modes are planned including One vs. One, Tag Team, Three-Way Match, Four-Way Match, Four-Way Elimination, Trios Match, 6-Man Elimination, Cage Match, Infinite Gauntlet, and Battle Royal.
  • Slick and Stylish Visuals – 3D cell-shaded, high-quality visuals capture the sensational CHIKARA style.
  • Animated Action – Hundreds of hand-crafted animations perfectly capture the movement and antics that make CHIKARA unique to the wrestling world.
  • Engaging Gameplay – Intuitive controls allow players of all ages and skill levels to get into the CHIKARA action while emulating the simple gameplay style of classic arcade wrestling games.
  • Customization Options – Wrestle Factory Creation Suite puts the creative power in the hands of players with advanced create-an-arena and create-a-wrestler programs that include body morphing, move set assignments, tons of 3D accessories, and more.

CHIKARA’s crowdfunding campaign will begin on Monday, September 19 on Indiegogo.com.

Visit the official CHIKARA website to learn more about the world of CHIKARA.

Stay tuned and follow up on CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling via Twitter at @CHIKARApro.

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NEW YORK SNARK EXCHANGE: BIOSHOCK INFINITE (part 2)

1378777682303We took off from the streaming game due to PAX East. Now we’re back from PAX East, which means back to stream. This makes sense yes?

Anyway, Ray’s playing Bioshock Infinite again, and Chris and Tom will be telling tales of PAX East 2016. What games did they play? What parties did they attend? Chris spent HOW MUCH on swag? Find tomorrow at 9:30pm EST, as Chris attempts to make #DONGBIRD a thing again!

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Catlateral Damage Review

Do you like Cats? Do you like unnecessary destruction of someone’s house and home? Then boy do I have a great game for you to play! Catlateral Damage is a game that puts you in the paws of a normal everyday house cat! Where your only objective is to knock everything from every surface to the floor! Each level has a required amount of items that you need to knock to the floor, as well as bonus items that give you more points if you reach their individual quotas.

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The game lacks in terms of playable modes. The first mode being the aforementioned play style where nothing is safe from the unholy wrath of the Cat, or there’s Liter Box Mode, where as far as I could tell, everything was already destroyed and you could just bat the remains of everything.

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Where the game lacks in modes of play it makes up for in playable “characters”. There are a wide variety of Cats to choose from, anywhere from your regular house hold cat to Catzilla! Mind you, these wicked cats aren’t available from the start. You have to gather the collectables in the game (which are pictures of other cats) or meeting the standard to unlock a trophy i.e. collecting all of the cat pictures.

Each Cat has the same skill set:

Jump
Swipe
Speed

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However every Cat has different levels to these skills. This is where my first problem with the game arises. There are these special events that take place during the game, chasing lasers or having a disco party that give you power ups to max out one of your skills for a limited time. That is the only time I can see a difference. Other than that you’re getting smaller upgrades from doing normal tasks (unrolling toilet paper, using the litter box, or playing with cat toys,) but these smaller upgrades from what I could tell BARELY do anything to increase my stats.

That and the lack of playable modes are the only gripes I had with this game. But other than that, this is a very solid indie game that I can see myself wasting many an hour in.

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Early Beta Access for Overwatch

The wait for one of the most highly anticipated first person shooters is almost over. Blizzard officially announced, via their website, the official street date for Overwatch, as well as ways to play it sooner than its official release date.

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Due to be released on May 24th, gamers’ patience will finally be rewarded. In addition, only those that pre-order the game have early access for a two day beta on May 3rd and 4th. The two day beta access is set for PCs and consoles. After the early access beta from May 5th thru the 9th, Blizzard will be hosting a completely open beta access, regardless of pre-order status.

Early beta access bonus from pre-orders combined with Overwatch’s popularity should help dedicated fans get some time into the most anticipated PC of 2016 before populations increase. Getting the early beta access will ensure less competition and allow you to try the game. In the meanwhile, we’ll just have to count down what will be the longest two months until we can get our hands on it.

Keep an eye out for any future Overwatch news updates from the staff at Proven Gamer.

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New York Snark Exchange Stream #6: Dishonored PREVIEW!

This week, the NEW YORK SNARK EXCHANGE returns for their sixth stream on the eve before MAGFEST. Snark Brokers can tune in at 9:30 EST on PROVEN GAMER’S TWITCH channel to see Ray play DISHONORED, the game critics say “a title that Chris wasn’t particularly good at.” While we witness first persons MURDER STEALTH DEATH KILLS, the gang discusses MAGplots, Assassin’s Creed skipping 2016, and Daigo vs Lupe’s Twitch fight being fixed or not. It’s 90 minutes for plague rats and profanity, as only the New York Snark Exchange can deliver!

ONCE AGAIN

The Stream starts at 9:30 EST. Watch it here, or on Proven Gamer’s twitch channel

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NY SNARK EXCHANGE EPISODE 5: JET SET RADIO

Love… What is love? What is free love?
What is free for? What is for?
What is girls? What is free girls?
What is…

LOVE, BABY DON’T HURT ME, BABY DON’T HURT ME. NO MORE!

THIS WEEK, the NEW YORK SNARK EXCHANGE tackles the best documentation of the graffiti and roller blade outbreak that plagued Japan for years. It’s JET SET RADIO, the modern Dreamcast classic what was ported to Steam a few years back! We’ll be talking about the little console that couldn’t, the extreme sports phase gaming went through, and IDK, sushi probably. It’s week 5 of the New York Snark Exchange on PROVEN GAMER, and we’re well aware that “Concept of Love” is in JS Future, no need to point that out.

The Stream starts at 9:30 EST. Watch it here, or on Proven Gamer’s twitch channel

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