New Classics: Bit.Trip CORE!

July 16, 2009

gaijin_crew

The above picture is of three guys. It may look as though it’s just 3 zany guys rocking some xbox having a grand old time. My friends, this is not true. If you look really close, gaze deep into the windows to their very souls, you will find that this is a picture of three sadists, bent on my destruction. Their new game, Bit.Trip Core is delicious, and yet, it will be my undoing. More just a click away…
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New Classics: Super Stardust HD

April 16, 2009

stardusthd

Ever spend a Saturday afternoon sitting in your mom’s basement, unwashed, and in the same outfit of sweatpants and filthy, pizza and beer stained wife-beater tank top you’ve been wearing for 3 weeks, playing Asteroids? Ever then decide you would like to move on to something a little more modern, but still has that delicious retro feel to it and think, Geometry Wars? Ever then think to yourself “man, it would be awesome if I could combine all the best parts of Asteroids, and Geometry Wars AND play in full 1080p? Well you can, and have been able to for almost 2 years now if you own a Playstation 3.
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2009 is a Retro Kinda Year

April 2, 2009

2009 is, simply put, THE year for quality retro game remakes, sequels and revivals. A true sign of retro game respect is not only to make an update or sequel, but to make one that stays true to the original while totally increasing the awesomeness factor with modern technology. When you can step away from it and know that what you played is STILL that favorite game (just now with online multiplayer, particle effects and cell shading), you know you have a winner.

What have we gotten and what will we get? Let’s have a look at the awesomeness for this year:

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New Classics: Bit. Trip Beat

March 26, 2009
That's the easy part.

That's the easy part.

I got a very kind email recently from Chris Osborn of Gaijin Games, designers of Bit. Trip Beat, commenting on my Bit Museum show and how he enjoyed it. It was the perfect opportunity to tell him that I had been following the news on their project since I first heard about it, and planned on picking it up as soon as it was launched.

Well, having finally given it some play time and enduring my fair share of bleeding eyeballs (it’s all good, Chris!) I can report that this is, indeed, a New Classic.
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New Classics: Astro Tripper

March 24, 2009

astrotripper

I think it’s pretty clear that we here in Jason’s little world are fans of classic games. As such, I, at least, am a fan of games that hark back to a simpler time. A time when men were men, and people who played video games got beat up, and were largely ignored by women. Now, years later, I no longer get beat up, but am still ignored by women. While modern games are all well and good, there will always be a place in my heart, in my very soul, for games that take me back to my earlier days of nerd-dom. The other night, I was poking around the Playstation Network and stumbled upon a game that is kind of a mix between the classic games Defender, and Uridium. That game, is called Astro Tripper.
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