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Yes, you read that right, folks, your eyes are not deceiving you: the beloved 4Player event Project M makes a return in less than 30 days!
In our final podcast of 1996 month, we wrap up our thoughts on some of the games we have been playing live on 4pp.tv such as Resident Evil, Legacy of Kain Blood Omen, Alien Trilogy, and more! Nolan also shouts his love from the rooftops for the wacky Kojima ...
There’s a term in business you’ve probably heard: “calculated risk.” It’s defined as “a chance of failure, the probability of which is estimated before some action is undertaken.” Basically: the recognition that going a certain path could make things go to shit but it’s either necessary ...
Our trip down memory lane continues this week as we discuss Super Mario RPG, Suikoden, and JESUS CHRIST DREW BARRYMORE WAS IN BATMAN FOREVER. Nick rekindles his adoration for the original Resident Evil and sparks a conversation comparing it to its modern day counterparts. In the 2nd segment we discuss ...
This week's podcast is a celebration of both classic and modern gaming. As 1996 month rages on, we get a chance to talk about Duke Nukem 3D, Tomb Raider, and a strange little game called The Neverhood. On the flip side, it's Gamescom right now over in Germany ...
We try our hand (and fail) at acting in the first episode of 4Player Network Public Access for 1996 month! We talk about some of the radical new games that we have been playing such as Star Wars: Dark Forces, Quake, and Shadows of the Empire. Meanwhile, Nick is assaulted ...
**More like the Perfectly Late show, Am I right!? My apologies for the late show this week. A certain PC/Broadcast setup has been driving me nuts and occupying my time.** This week, Brad takes us back in time to discuss two games from the 90's that have very ...
It's been an awesome week. Nick and Kris dug into the Destiny Beta and found it far more promising than either of them anticipated and Chris Davis drove across the state for the reveal of Doom at Quake Con! Brad played some classic Doom and as you might imagine ...
This week, we got some hands-on time with a new Indie game called Due Process and we couldn't be more excited! The first season of Telltale's The Wolf Among Us has come to a close and we can't help but compare it to the current season of ...
Introducing the Crypt of the NecroDancer's The NecroThon!  Brace Yourself Games is holding a tournament for their upcoming game Crypt of the NecroDancer in which 72 broadcasters on Twitch and YouTube will be competing in events for prizes and to help benefit charities and one of the broadcasters is ...
This week is all about throwbacks. We chow down on some not-so-savory jelly beans courtesy of a community member (BlueJay) who was in town for RTX and our chatter of the week devolves into another, over-the-top incest story that has us rolling. Nick played a little Valiant Hearts and Brad ...
Nolan returns from his month in Europe with tales of foreign customs and rude french waiters who deny him his highly anticipated pasta dinner! In gaming related news, we talk Shovel Knight, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and more! Podcast 367 - [download] [podcast]http://4playernetwork.com/podcasts/4pp ...
In 2012, Satoru Iwata faced a problem. He still faces a problem - the same one, in fact: the Wii U is not lighting the industry on fire, and at this point it’s unlikely it will. What it can do is gain momentum, and as Nintendo’s investors re-elect Iwata ...
That is how you make a trailer! Fresh off of E3, The Creative Assembly have unleashed another shiny new trailer for their upcoming horror game, Alien Isolation. The trailer is actually the exact same trailer that they used to close out their campaign demonstrations on the show floor but it ...
We have a couple months of downtime (READ: time to play catch up) before the dreaded "FUCKTOBER" hits so we mix up the formula a little this week. We kick things off with a little film talk since we all saw a movie over the weekend and we shamefully list ...
In our final podcast of 1996 month, we wrap up our thoughts on some of the games we have been playing live on 4pp.tv such as Resident Evil, Legacy of Kain Blood Omen, Alien Trilogy, and more! Nolan also shouts his love from the rooftops for the wacky Kojima ...
Our trip down memory lane continues this week as we discuss Super Mario RPG, Suikoden, and JESUS CHRIST DREW BARRYMORE WAS IN BATMAN FOREVER. Nick rekindles his adoration for the original Resident Evil and sparks a conversation comparing it to its modern day counterparts. In the 2nd segment we discuss ...
This week's podcast is a celebration of both classic and modern gaming. As 1996 month rages on, we get a chance to talk about Duke Nukem 3D, Tomb Raider, and a strange little game called The Neverhood. On the flip side, it's Gamescom right now over in Germany ...
We try our hand (and fail) at acting in the first episode of 4Player Network Public Access for 1996 month! We talk about some of the radical new games that we have been playing such as Star Wars: Dark Forces, Quake, and Shadows of the Empire. Meanwhile, Nick is assaulted ...
**More like the Perfectly Late show, Am I right!? My apologies for the late show this week. A certain PC/Broadcast setup has been driving me nuts and occupying my time.** This week, Brad takes us back in time to discuss two games from the 90's that have very ...
It's been an awesome week. Nick and Kris dug into the Destiny Beta and found it far more promising than either of them anticipated and Chris Davis drove across the state for the reveal of Doom at Quake Con! Brad played some classic Doom and as you might imagine ...
This week, we got some hands-on time with a new Indie game called Due Process and we couldn't be more excited! The first season of Telltale's The Wolf Among Us has come to a close and we can't help but compare it to the current season of ...
This week is all about throwbacks. We chow down on some not-so-savory jelly beans courtesy of a community member (BlueJay) who was in town for RTX and our chatter of the week devolves into another, over-the-top incest story that has us rolling. Nick played a little Valiant Hearts and Brad ...
Nolan returns from his month in Europe with tales of foreign customs and rude french waiters who deny him his highly anticipated pasta dinner! In gaming related news, we talk Shovel Knight, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and more! Podcast 367 - [download] [podcast]http://4playernetwork.com/podcasts/4pp ...
We have a couple months of downtime (READ: time to play catch up) before the dreaded "FUCKTOBER" hits so we mix up the formula a little this week. We kick things off with a little film talk since we all saw a movie over the weekend and we shamefully list ...
It's good to finally be home. E3 was a blast and our plates have filled back up. Brad has been playing the Destiny Alpha since we returned, Nick has been getting a kick out of Watch Dogs, and while we were gone, Krispy dove into the Early Access for ...
Our final podcast of E3 2014 is our biggest year! We had a chance to see and play some HUGE games on our last day in Los Angeles. Brad saw the SUPER EXTRA EXCLUSIVE demonstration of Metal Gear Solid V, Nick and Chris played Batman and Middle Earth, and the ...
After another long day on the show floor, we have a ton to talk about. While Dead Rising 2 and Homefront Revolution both underwhelmed, games like Alien Isolation, Batman, and the Witcher 3 blew us away. E3 2014: Day 3 Podcast - [download] [podcast]http://4playernetwork.com/podcasts/4pp/E3-2014/Day3 ...
Nintendo surprised everyone by managing to create some positive buzz despite having no press conference. We're talking new Yoshi, New Zelda, New Star Fox, and more! Long time community member, ChaiTai (Tim) joins us at the table to thrown down some thoughts on the new Super Smasth Bros as ...
Day 1 of E3 kicked things off as it does every year with the 4 main Press Conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony. As expected, there is A LOT to talk about. Everything from Microsoft's exclusive debuts to the first public demonstration of hit games like Assassin's ...
Yes, you read that right, folks, your eyes are not deceiving you: the beloved 4Player event Project M makes a return in less than 30 days!
There’s a term in business you’ve probably heard: “calculated risk.” It’s defined as “a chance of failure, the probability of which is estimated before some action is undertaken.” Basically: the recognition that going a certain path could make things go to shit but it’s either necessary ...
Introducing the Crypt of the NecroDancer's The NecroThon!  Brace Yourself Games is holding a tournament for their upcoming game Crypt of the NecroDancer in which 72 broadcasters on Twitch and YouTube will be competing in events for prizes and to help benefit charities and one of the broadcasters is ...
In 2012, Satoru Iwata faced a problem. He still faces a problem - the same one, in fact: the Wii U is not lighting the industry on fire, and at this point it’s unlikely it will. What it can do is gain momentum, and as Nintendo’s investors re-elect Iwata ...
That is how you make a trailer! Fresh off of E3, The Creative Assembly have unleashed another shiny new trailer for their upcoming horror game, Alien Isolation. The trailer is actually the exact same trailer that they used to close out their campaign demonstrations on the show floor but it ...
I completed Wolfenstein: The New Order just a few days ago. Yes, I’m a little behind. As I set the controller down and watched the credits roll, the internal conflict that lies at the core of the game’s design and narrative had already set in: what is this ...
Video game industry, I just don't understand you. After Pacific Rim released, I told everyone who would listen and some people who wouldn't that a game where two players could co-operatively control a jaeger using motion controls would sell me on a Kinect and none of you made ...
You've waited for it.  You've asked for it.  Well, here it is, the world premiere trailer for NextGen Pants' first title, Tetropolis! A YouTube video looks great, but would you like to see the trailer in full 60fps glory?  Download it at the link below! https://docs.google ...
Sometimes video games can transform us into something uglier than we are. Turtle Rock Studio's Evolve is a game that accomplishes just that, and this impressions video is proof. Watch Nick and Chris talk about their experiences with the game; as they discuss strategies, abilities, and classes. In addition ...
In this E3 2014 interview, we find Chris Davis chatting it up with one of Techland's lead game designers on the upcoming Feburary 2015 title Dying Light. Throughout the interview we learn more about a few of the abilities and mechanics of the game, including the overall nature and ...
In this last E3 2014 video Nick, Chris, and Brad compile their feelings about E3 into one last message as the convention center begins it's demolition of the E3 decorations behind them. During the message, they each speak about what games stood out the most to them this year ...
In this gameplay video we find Brad playing XSEED's recently translated Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit. It's pretty much a rythym game, just with a lot of.. well.. cooking, I guess. It's probably best if you watch the video yourself and define it in your own way. It ...
In this E3 2014 impressions video we find Nick and Chris talk about their 30 minute hands-on demonstration with Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight. If you're a fan of Rocksteady's previous Batman games, then this video will tell you everything you want to hear, as the guys talk ...
Earlier in the year, Nick was able to check out The Evil Within at PAX East, leaving with unfavorable opinions. Things didn't look good for Shinji Mikami's next survival horror game. Fortunately, a lot can change in two months and the outlook seems to be more enthusiastic this ...
Brad and Nick go in-depth with what they saw and played of Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor. They talk about the game's fascinating Nemesis system, quests you can send your minions on, combat and its similarity to the Batman: Arkham series, and mounting things (you can probably ignore that last ...
Review: Watch Dogs

Posted by Chris Davis on June 4th, 2014 ( 8 COMMENTS )

As it has always been, when one generation of consoles transitions into another we are presented with what appear to be fresh ideas underneath of sheen of unparalleled graphical fidelity.  Put into development at a time in which the old system’s potential has all but been tapped out, these ...
One of the most common things people will complain about in the film industry is that there is no originality left in Hollywood.  Though I wish I could argue otherwise, the same can often be said about video games.  Too often these days we see one semi-original game come out ...
After months of waiting, Telltale has, at long last, released the third episode for The Walking Dead: Season 2. Episode 1 was, in my opinion, rather disappointing, but Episode 2 really brought The Walking Dead back to proper form with several perfectly executed scenes that gradually built tension. Needless to ...
Chris takes a very serious, professional look at Goat Simulator.
Final Fantasy XIII has had more than it’s fair share of criticism over the years. The game was longfully awaited as the first “next-gen” title in the series but was met with mixed reactions from both critics and fans alike when it debuted in 2009. I personally forced my ...
Review: Titanfall

Posted by Chris Davis on March 23rd, 2014 ( 3 COMMENTS )

I don’t think there is anyone in the world that can reasonably argue that Call of Duty isn’t the biggest shooter franchise on the market right now.  Its solid foundation of twitch-based combat, powerful killstreak rewards and variety of weapons makes a go-to series for competitive FPS players ...
Snake is back. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was the first part announced in the two-part storyline that, together, makes up Metal Gear Solid V. With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain a significant distance away, Konami and Kojima Productions decided to release this slice of the full package ...
Stoic's The Banner Saga is a beautiful and atmospheric game with a powerful soundtrack. The world sets up an emotional story with incredibly high stakes, where every decision feels supremely important. The Oregon Trail-like meta structure forces the player to make tense choices at every turn. And the ...
Review: Thief

Posted by Zack Wheat on March 8th, 2014 ( 4 COMMENTS )

What a long, strange trip it has been for the fourth game in the Thief franchise. After years of a confused, tumultuous development, this sort-of reboot is finally on store shelves. With new ideas and a new developer come new challenges and successes, but the industry has changed quite a ...
I can still feel my heart pounding from this episode. Wow. The latest episode in Telltale's The Walking Dead series has finally released and it was worth the wait. “All That Remains” had improved upon the UI and adventure game elements of the previous season, but was poorly executed ...
In 2012, Telltale Games released a game that would become one of the most beloved titles of this generation. Telltale surprised most of the gaming industry with their dark, emotional, and character driven take on the zombie apocalypse based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. The first episode ...
Review: Battlefield 4

Posted by Chris Davis on December 13th, 2013 ( 4 COMMENTS )

With the Fall release season comes our annual allotment of modern military shooters trying to thrill us with rollercoaster singleplayer campaigns and multiplayer suites with tons of DLC on the way.  And, like any Fall season, it’s the usual suspects.  Activision’s multi-studio, cyclical juggernaut series continued its annual ...
Review: Peggle 2

Posted by Jeffrey Demelo on December 9th, 2013 ( 3 COMMENTS )

The ‘casual game’ that even ‘core’ gamers love, is BACK! For those familiar with the joy of Pop Cap’s Pachinko-like puzzle game: read this while it’s in the download queue. Truth is, Peggle 2 is simply more Peggle, but better than it has ever been. No surprise, really ...
Game: Contrast Developer: Compulsion Games Platforms: PS4 / PS3 / Xbox 360 / PC Release Date: November 15, 2013 Contrast has had my attention since I first set eyes on it at PAX East 2013. It is a game that at first glance, appeared to exemplify the great things about the Indie game ...
Zack takes a look at Sony's biggest launch title for the Playstation 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall.
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