RPG Deals 7/5 – 7/11

By Russ | July 5, 2015 at 10:18 pm

I’m just going to leave a link below and…
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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter of Chaos (Podcast)

By Heath | July 5, 2015 at 5:43 am

So that Shenmue 3 Kickstarter launch sure went well… for about two days. Then confusion and communication errors took over. We recorded about cast about this a few days ago. Since then, a PS4 physical version has launched, and more reward items and tiers have been added. Other than that, the general discussion of the campaign’s early days holds true. Take a listen:

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter: Confusion, Silly Anger, and 10 Million Dollars – Best Video Game Podcast Top SEO Search Result on Google Ep 5 by Best Video Game Podcast Top SEO Search Result on Google on Mixcloud

If you prefer Soundcloud over Mixcloud, there’s this, which also offers the bonus of an MP3 download. Click that arrow on the player to download the cast and play it on whatever you want.
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RPG Deals 6/28 – 7/4

By Russ | June 29, 2015 at 1:05 am

Ze… Zeno… 
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RPG Deals 6/21 – 6/27

By Russ | June 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

The Dark Knight rises.
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I’m Very Happy for the Final Fantasy VII Remake…

By Russ | June 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

…you are about to receive.
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Thunderous Clamorings: E3, Final Fantasy 7, Shenmue 3, and The Last Guardian – Best Video Game Podcast Top Search Result Episode 4

By Heath | June 18, 2015 at 6:11 am

Download the MP3 or stream the podcast below.

00:00 – Intro
01:04 – The three huge surprises from Sony’s E3 press conference
04:39 – The outrageous coincidence that made this possible
05:30 – How long have we waited for The Last Guardian, FFVII Remake and Shenmue 3?
07:00 – Which of these three is the most surprising? Why?
13:19 – ~Fuck Konami~
13:31 – Back to discussing E3….
16:33 – Nostalgia is contagious
21:11 – Complaints about multiplatform are stupid.
25:02 – Who “won” E3 and other console war bullshit
29:35 – It’s OK to be excited about different things

Thunderous Clamoring – Podcast Reaction to Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference – Best Video Game Podcast by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud

Kingdom Hearts III Gameplay Video from E3

By Heath | June 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm

From Development Hell to Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Summons Phoenix

By Russ | June 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We often speak of journeys as something dramatic or to be revered. In games and other epic activities, the journey is to defeat some terrible warlord or horrific wannabe god. In other media and occasionally real life, the phrase “I’m taking a journey to find myself.” comes to mind – often as the words some young adult or former spousal unit may utter to their friends before renting an apartment the next town over to find success and a new love. Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn takes both of these journeys – the virtual one players experience, and the moving to the next town over journey; and succeeds in creating an epic experience.
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RPG Deals 6/14 – 6/20

By Russ | June 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Steam Summer Sale. Makes the rest of this column invalid.
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Best Video Game Podcast #3 – Unsurprising Surprises

By Heath | June 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

You can stream this podcast with the MixCloud link below, or download the MP3 right here.

We discuss…

00:00 – Unsurprising Surprises
00:40 – The Uncharted PS4 Collection
05:40 – Leaks and Fallout 4
12:04 – No Stella in Final Fantasy XV
14:16 – Dark Souls 3 leaked
15:51 – Predicting unsurprising surprises
19:17 – Should companies try to surprise us? The battle for attention.
26:10 – The biggest surprises are things we don’t want

It seemed like, when a lot of these things were announced, instead of saying, “Whaaaaaat!?” we felt more like “Well yeah, of course.”

Were you surprised by any of these? Wanna make some not-so-bold predictions for the future? Tweet @RPGLand.

Either way, thank you as always for listening. If you liked it, let us know.

5 Unsurprising Surprises: A Podcast of E3, Leaks, News, Expectations – Best Video Game Podcast #3 by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud

Shop Watch June 2015

By Russ | June 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Computer troubles only slow me down.
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RPG Deals 6/7 – 6/13

By Russ | June 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Huh. This week has some stuff.
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RPG Deals 5/31 – 6/6

By Russ | June 3, 2015 at 1:56 am

I go through computers like Batman goes through Robins.
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Metroidvania Mania – Best Video Game Podcast Top Search Result on Google

By Heath | May 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

For a direct download, click right here. You can play that action in your browser or download the MP3. If you’d rather stream it than download it, there’s this:
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Yakuza 0 Podcast – (Yakuza Podcast #2 of 2)

By Heath | May 26, 2015 at 1:32 am

Here is the second half of our discussion about Yakuza. This one focuses on the most recent game, Yakuza 0 (Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero) for PS3 and PS4. You can download the MP3 here or stream it below:

Yakuza 0 Podcast, *SPOILERS* (Yakuza podcast 2 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Top SEO Search Result by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud

If Mixcloud and MP3s aren’t your thing, the podcast is also on Game Revolution’s YouTube channel.

Options, options, options! You can also download both parts 1 and 2, mashed together as a single MP3 right here.

Tell us what you think by yelling at @RPGLand on Twitter. I say yelling because that’s how I read Twitter. Always shouting.

RPG Deals 5/24 – 5/30

By Russ | May 25, 2015 at 1:09 am

One deal, borne of blood. 
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A Yakuza Podcast, Part 1 of 2

By Heath | May 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

So here’s a podcast about Yakuza. It’s part 1 of 2. If you want to download it, then click here to download the MP3.

If you want to stream it, there’s this:

Yakuza Series, Spoiler Free (Yakuza podcast pt 1 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Ep. 1-A by Bestvideogamepodcast on Mixcloud

Want a time-stamped table to show you exactly what we talk about and when? Here ya go:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:02:01 – The Yakuza series in 1 minute
0:03:33 – Our experience with the series so far
0:05:50 – Yakuza is NOT like GTA
0:08:53 – Which game should you start with?
0:16:01 – Should you import the games? Which ones?
0:18:45 – Importing Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Zero
0:24:33 – Yakuza’s hurdles to localization
0:30:20 – Sega’s marketing (or lack thereof)
0:34:15 – Tropes vs. Yakuza
0:40:41 – In-depth discussion of Yakuza Zero
0:44:05 – Why make a prequel with these characters?
0:47:40 – Japan’s 1988 economic bubble
0:53:12 – Bubble-era pop culture: beepers, disco and more
0:59:30 – 1988 Kamurocho and Soutenbori
1:03:25 – Creeping out random NPCs
1:08:08 – Combat in Yakuza Zero
1:18:20 – Making it rain: money in Zero
1:20:54 – Sexual content and objectification
1:29:50 – The future of the Yakuza series

Part 2 will be posted on the weekend.

Eventually we’re going open up a Patreon, because this action right here took like six weeks to record, edit, upload and all that jazz. So…yeah. Gonna need some help. So, if you like it, and like what we’ve done in the past, we’d love if you’d kick in a dollar or two, so as videos and podcasts can come more regularly.

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