Month
April 2014

Kid Icarus: Uprising

The non-flight sections are almost like Zelda meets Metroid Prime. Pit can travel around dungeons and castles with plenty of secrets. At the same time defeating enemies and bosses with different strategies and weak-points. The online-multiplayer features two modes with a versus mode and battle royale though while they are fun the better part of the game is the story mode. [...]

Iron Soldier

Once you’re moving (you can adjust the speed accordingly) you simply have to steer and shoot. Changing your weapons is tasked to the option button and – this took me a little while to realize – the numbered keys at the bottom of the pad. Shooting is something you’ll be doing a lot as well, with endless streams of tanks and helicopters firing at you non-stop. This is why knowing your objective is an absolute necessity, with missions being reasonably varied. Even if most basically just involve destroying stuff. [...]

Cosplay Wars: Lady Shepard vs. Lady Spartan

Since I began playing roleplaying games where you could choose a lady or a guy I liked picking a lady. Sure, looking at a female character for 40 plus hours was better than staring at a male one, but it was more than that. I always liked the strong female lead that was not a stereotype of a strong woman. I was glad that in the later Mass Effect games they gave more options for those who picked a female Shepard just as I liked the female character in Halo Reach. Now what was weird was playing a female in the original Everquest and being constantly hit on by creepy guys, but that story is for another day. [...]

MOGA: The Mobile Game Changer

Let’s face it, what good is a controller if it can not be used on a myriad of games. Given the MOGA is for Android 2.3+ devices (we used it on a Samsung Galaxy S3), there are numerous games on Google Play that are ‘enhanced’ for the MOGA. Having said that, games that are compatible with the MOGA must run via its proprietary app, the MOGA Pivot App (don’t stress, it is a breeze to setup and use). Unfortunately, this means that your much loved retro gaming emulators can not utilise this controller. [...]

DOTA 2: A Game for Crazy People?

I played my first game of Dota 2 a week ago at the time of this writing, and am currently sitting on 34 hours logged. This is with two days spent out of town, away from my computer. 34 hours in 5 days, then. For a week, my computer has been little more than a Dota 2 delivery vessel. I am a man obsessed. Consumed, even. I dream of sick ganks and clutch ults. The distinctive sound of a stack of gold dropping, a reward for a last-hit, or the choir heralding my hero’s return to the battlefield, echo in my brain even as I write this. Any experienced Dota player will tell you that 34 hours is but a pittance, that I cannot even begin to plumb the depths of the game, much less attempt to relay them to you, the reader, but I feel I have no choice but to try. This is the first of hopefully several pieces journaling my descent into the madness that is Dota 2. [...]

Player made dungeons in Diablo 3

In addition, the maps themselves can rotate so it might be the same storage room, but the layout is different enough that it almost feels new. While this is a nice touch I still feel as if more could have been done. Consider, in previous games not only could you play via LAN, but you could make your own maps. In the original StarCraft people would make some fantastic maps and they were fun to play. Now there is a bad way to implement maps and sadly City of Heroes did so at first. [...]

Dungeons

Do you know what one of my favorite feelings in all of gaming is? Sure, there are a handful of correct answers here – like an emotionally satisfying story, finding an Easter egg, beating a friend in multiplayer and becoming lost in a graphically amazing moment are all among them. However, I really, really love stumbling onto a great game that I had low to moderate expectations for. Dungeons unfortunately is not one of those feeling-inducing games. [...]

Your Epic Gaming moment Contest

We want to hear your epic story, but we know how people are about posting anywhere expect Reddit and Facebook so we added an incentive. SteelSeries is sponsoring our contest to find the top epic gaming moments from you, the fans of Obsolete Gamer. It’s simple, post a comment telling us your epic gamer moment. Over the next week we will read them all and decide on the best. The top three will receive SteelSeries swag. [...]

Beneath a Steel Sky

If the set-up sounds a little similar to Mega-City One in Judge Dredd, then it’s no coincidence – Dave Gibbons (of 2000 AD and Watchmen fame) did all of the artwork for the game (including the mini-comic), and every screen simply drips with cyberpunk chic. At the time it looked astonishing, and even now the dystopian backdrops are capitivating. The anticipation of what graphical delight awaited you on the next screen was almost as much of a draw as the fantastic plot. [...]

Pathetic displays of Nudity in Classic Video Games

Why did all the boys love to play the lizard in Rampage, for the few seconds of heavy pixelated nudity when she reverts to her human form that’s why. Her expression is similar to waking up in bed next to someone you though was attractive last night at 3am after you had twelve beers only to wake up to a nightmare. And don’t worry about the pixelated dots; they have breast augmentation that can fix that right up. [...]

Phantasy Star Online

The game later came out with different editions like a 2nd version with new content on Dreamcast. After the “death” of the Dreamcast, Sega ported an enhanced version on Nintendo Gamecube. There was also an Xbox version later on, but oddly it’s unplayable now since it had no offline mode and the online service for the original Xbox is gone. [...]

Qwak

The game requires you move and think fast. You have a button to jump and another to fire your limited supply of eggs, with the latter essential for dispatching the many foes you’ll encounter. Quite what your enemies are supposed to be (are they animal mutants…or something else?) is irrelevant, but range from the easily culled to ones of the irritatingly persistent variety (some can fly, and home in at you directly). [...]

Cosplay Wars: Elizabeth vs. Moxxi

The battle of two worlds this week on Cosplay Wars. Team 1 features cosplayers representing the character of Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite. Team two represents the Boardlands beauty, Moxxi. Here is how it works, you look at all the pictures for each team and vote on which team represents their character the best. Leave a comment to eat points for our give-a-ways. [...]

Outlaws

Outlaws was a first-person shooter style game using a modified version of the Dark Forces game engine, and although the game’s storyline was focused on single-player gameplay, the game also featured a robust multiplayer mode. Players could choose to play up to six of the main characters within the game: ex-Marshall Anderson, Matt “Dr. Death” Jackson (who killed the Marshall’s wife), “Bloody” Mary Nash, “Gentleman” Bob Graham (the railroad baron), “Spittin” Jack Sanchez, and Chief Two-Feathers, with advantages and disadvantages for each. [...]

OGX Episode 2

So it is true, crazy is easier to do that serious or sane for that matter. OGX is back with a new episode, much shorter because we know you can’t stand us that much and we had to go see Game of Thrones which was awesome by the way. This week we talked about companies more concerned about bringing out DLC then fixing bugs and topics such as which video game food would you eat in real life and which video game world would you send your worst enemy. [...]

Zelda Cartridge Soap Bar

Now obviously it was a smart move to go with Ocearina of Time and not the original game as a NES cartridge size bar of soap would be kind of weird. I know there is a joke in here somewhere about gamers needing a bath, but I won’t go there. [...]

Raccoon City or Silent Hill

Perhaps the visions of her naked body claimed your attention at the wrong moment, but soon you find yourself on a road you don’t know. Your phone isn’t working and as you go further and further your only hope is that you can turn around or find a gas station because you really need to take a piss. [...]

The Wolf Among Us

This is a story driven game that uses its surroundings and language to give the gamer a true feel for each character they encounter. While episode one is a little on the short side, it’s still long enough to introduce several key characters, and even re-writes one well known childhood story. That’s not a bad thing either. The story will give you many choices, and will remember each answer you give. Characters will take note of your responses, and their future interactions will reflect your previous approach to the game. [...]

Dark Disciples II

Freeware CRPGs are less common that -say- freeware adventure and platform games, mostly due to the fact that they need to be bloody big to be any good; a simple fact that translates into tons of content, detailed mechanics and buckets of Tolkien-esque words. Enter, Dark Disciples II, the honestly named and vastly improved sequel to the original Dark Disciples. [...]

Mega Man Legends

The game was not a traditional platformer but instead a 3D action-adventure. Imagine Metroid meets Ocarina of Time with walking/movement akin to Resident Evil, and you sort of get the picture. You travel around towns, and go into caverns/dungeons defeating bad robots. [...]

Super Monkey Ball Jr.

After all, Monkey Ball has never been a series that’s relied upon its looks – sure, everything apart from the mazes are flat 2D cutouts, but that doesn’t detract much from your enjoyment. But that’s the one sad thing about the game – when it was released it was held up as a mini technical marvel, much like other 3D titles on the GBA (Star X anyone?), and therefore may have been treated better by reviewers as a result. [...]

Cosplay Wars: Aye vs. Ada

This week we bring you a marque match up. East vs. West. From Resident Evil the blood red rose ready to stab you with her thrones, Ada Wong. From Parasite Eve the mitochondria mistress, Aya Brea. Cosplay Wars works like this, two teams, 10 cosplay images, you pick which team wins. It’s as easy as that, so tell us, which team won? [...]

Catlateral Damage

You have 2 minutes to achieve this and just like the Table Flipping Game, the fun is in the knowledge that you are messing up someone else’s stuff. So the Dev is going to be adding more to the game so there will be different rooms and more stuff to knock off and the game is Greenlit and will support Occulus Rift. [...]

Rage

In each city there will be a shop of sorts where you can purchase upgrades and ammunition. All of the strange items you may find along your way can be sold at these shops. Be careful what you sell though, as some of these items can be used to make helpful items. While shoes can’t be used for anything other than cash, there are plenty of other things that can be used to make useful items. A bunch of rags can be used along with some antiseptic for a nice little health boost, and those are always handy. [...]

Black 4 In One

There is a certain cute factor to Mr Postman (you are a teddy bear after all) yet its quickly forgotten by the sheer brutality of that constantly shitting and spitting bird. The hailstorm is chaotic and keeps you on your toes. Crawling through the City of Silence can be nerve-wracking navigating those tight corners. You really feel like you’ve accomplished something when you deliver that letter. But wait… it doesn’t end there. Thats right, this is Atari – you go back to the beginning to do it all over again!!! [...]

OGX Episode 1

We launched OGX to show fans of Obsolete Gamer what we really are like, raw and uncut. It’s vulgar, it’s geeky and it’s certainly is NOT political correct, but we do hope it’s entertaining. Now while this should is filled will silliness we also ask some serious questions and have some good discussions on topics such as the future of MMO’s specifically WildStar and Everquest Next. Beyond that we talk about such silly topics as which video game character would make the best wife. [...]

ISS Deluxe

The teams are also very unbalanced in the aspect of weakest to strongest. I know that most games are very playable even with the weakest character (TMNT Raph, I’m talking to you!) but this one makes you want to just pick Brazil or Germany half the time. You can try it with other teams but you’ll end up having a very hard time beating the goal keeper or even catching up to the offense as your guys aren’t even as fast as your rival. This uneveness makes you work harder and truly think like a pro to find a way to win. I haven’t played the game so much to get to that point, but you will know what I mean when you play it. [...]

Lego Batman for the Sega Mega Drive

If you head down to your local Gamestop you won’t find new games for the Sega Mega Drive, but in Russia you can, well kind of. There are a number of Bootleg releases of games being release for the Mega Drive and Lego Batman is one of them. Before you get excited, check the video, it does not look like the official Lego Batman in graphics, sound or gameplay, but hey, it’s a new Mega Drive game right. [...]

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

On Planet X, as with the previous worlds, you have to face all the monsters you previously faced, plus of course the game’s final boss, King Ghidorah, who also naturally happens to be the hardest monster in the game. If you can manage to take his three-headed ass out, and destroy the final enemy base, you have saved the Earth, send the Planet Xians packing out into space exile, and get to enjoy the end credits. [...]

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Thumb Drive

When transferring large files you will sometimes find yourself wanting this done in a hurry which is where USB 3.0 comes in. USB 3.0 is the latest standard and is about 10 times faster than 2.0 and this drive is even faster than your normal 3.0 USB drives. So for instance, if you had 12GBs of games to transfer, it might take up to 40 minutes with a USB 2.0 drive, six minutes with a standard 3.0 drive and 3 minutes with the DataTraveler HyperX. The question is, how important is your time? [...]

The Castlevania Adventure

It was pretty much the same deal as the original game on NES with a few differences. Like the absence of sub-weapons, and hearts actually restored your life which finally makes sense. You could upgrade your whip, but every hit of damage would drop the power so it was kind of a double negative there. [...]

Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter

The “Commodore 64: a visual Compendium” is a Kickstarter for a high-end, coffee table book that celebrates the visual beauty of the worst best-selling computer the Commodore 64. This will be the first book by new publisher Bitmap Books who specialize in high-end books all about computer games. Created by lifelong Commodore 64 fan and Graphic Designer Sam “MrSID” Dyer to combine his passions for visual art and retro gaming. [...]

Lucky Luke

Based on a Franco-Belgium comic character, Lucky Luke is set in the Wild West, and therefore has towns to fight through, gunfights to survive and horses to ride off into the sunset. The game mainly works because of its setting. Not many titles, especially not back in 1999 when Lucky Luke was released, centered around the Wild West, so to have a cowboy as a star was interesting in itself. [...]

Cosplay Wars: Chun Li vs. Kitana

So here is the drill. Two teams, Team Li and Team Kitana. Ten Cosplayers on each team, you look them over and vote on who wins. However, this time we added something more. You might notice on the right side-bar a ranking system. This is because we will be giving away swag we get here at Obsolete Gamer HQ. Sometimes its games, sometimes t-shirts and sometimes its playing cards. The point is we want to build a community and have people comment and vote and have fun. So if you vote and comment on why you picked the team you picked you will be entered to win this weeks mini swag. [...]

OGX Silly and Serious

The Obsolete Gamer Experience is the spin-off to the Obsolete Gamer show and is a show for random craziness. Pretty much we talk about the games we have been playing and other things on our mind. However, we wanted to add a bit more to it and so we set-up a format for the show called Silly and Serious. [...]

Gameboy Micro Famicom Edition

Here is the Micro along side the special edition NES Controller inspired Game Boy Advance SP we got here in North America. It’s crazy to see the difference in the screen size, and just the layout and size differences between the two. But I honestly love both and I’m so glad I have the two of them in my collection! [...]

Is there a NEED to make fun of Gamers?

The idea is that someone who really loves games and chooses to have that as their main source of entertainment during their free time must either lead to something bad or mean they must be missing out on all the awesome things “normal” people do. However, if this was really the case then why would non-gamers constantly bring this up? Do they need the worst stereotype to be true to justify their choices? Do they need to think the worst is true to feel better about themselves and their own lives? [...]

Return Fire

If any of your fine vehicles are destroyed you’ll automatically return to your bunker to choose another (unless you somehow manage to lose all seventeen of them!), but you can return at any time anyway to switch if you want. Helpfully, doing this also replenishes their limited fuel, ammunition, and armor as well, although this can be done ‘on the fly’ too, by stopping off at one of the relevant depots nestled amongst the gun towers and other buildings of either side. [...]