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October 17th, 2014

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In 1979, the face of Science Fiction was forever altered by the release of Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” The film blurred the lines between science fiction and horror by capturing the bleakness of interstellar travel and introducing a terrifying creature, beautifully designed by H.R. Giger. A creature that would ...
This week, we agree on a plan to make the 4Player camping trip a reality, we revisit yet another classic 3D Mario title, we eat bugs, and we talk about some of our most anticpated games of the year! Whether its The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, or Far Cry 4 ...
Chris brings you his review of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the first proper hack-n-slash Lord of the Rings game in years.
Alien Isolation is finally out and Nick has had a good 6-hours with the game. The Middle Earth conversation from last week continues now that everyone has had a wealth of time with the game and Nolan played a bunch of Super Smash Bros 3DS as well so there is ...
Miclopa certainly didn't win Chatter of the Week but that won't stop us from naming the show after him (or her)! Coming off of the Project M high, we are all jazzed to be digging into some big games! We share some thoughts on Super Mario 64 of ...
A few days ago, Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games put up a video introducing their new title, Triad Wars. I say “introducing their new game” lightly, as not much of the game is actually shown, but we’re pretty used to that by now and it’s hard to ...
This week's episode covers A LOT. We kick things off with a wild tangent about Gotham, the new Batman spin off show on NBC. We also delve into the long awaited, kickstarted sequel to Wasteland which hit this week! Spoiler alert... it's DENSE. On top of that, we ...
We kick things off this week with an odd question about Peter Pan and it's all down hill from that moment. Destiny is kind of a bust and we all seem to be at odds about the new demo for Smash Bros on the 3DS. Luckily, Chatter for the ...
As a random NPC in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction once put it, "holy frioli." Final Fantasy XV is a tricky beast. It pokes its head out once every blue moon and should for all intents and purposes be considered vaporware by now, but Square Enix's insistence that yes guys ...
Nick and Brad give you a run down on how Project M will work when it's broadcasted live at http://4pp.tv on Saturday, September 27th at 10am CST!
As you may have guessed, things get a little wierd this week (READ: Awesome). We get a little bit of both Chris's this week and Brad gushes over the new 2D platformer, Velocity 2X. In an effort to streamline the News segment, we try taking a different approach in ...
Back to business! Nick is back from PAX Prime with Hands on Impressions of games like The Evil Within and Bloodborne! Brad played Phantasmagoria and Nintendo just CAN'T come up with good names for their hardware... they just can't...  Podcast 376 - [download] [podcast]http://4playernetwork.com/podcasts/4pp ...
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 ...
This week, we agree on a plan to make the 4Player camping trip a reality, we revisit yet another classic 3D Mario title, we eat bugs, and we talk about some of our most anticpated games of the year! Whether its The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, or Far Cry 4 ...
Alien Isolation is finally out and Nick has had a good 6-hours with the game. The Middle Earth conversation from last week continues now that everyone has had a wealth of time with the game and Nolan played a bunch of Super Smash Bros 3DS as well so there is ...
Miclopa certainly didn't win Chatter of the Week but that won't stop us from naming the show after him (or her)! Coming off of the Project M high, we are all jazzed to be digging into some big games! We share some thoughts on Super Mario 64 of ...
This week's episode covers A LOT. We kick things off with a wild tangent about Gotham, the new Batman spin off show on NBC. We also delve into the long awaited, kickstarted sequel to Wasteland which hit this week! Spoiler alert... it's DENSE. On top of that, we ...
We kick things off this week with an odd question about Peter Pan and it's all down hill from that moment. Destiny is kind of a bust and we all seem to be at odds about the new demo for Smash Bros on the 3DS. Luckily, Chatter for the ...
As you may have guessed, things get a little wierd this week (READ: Awesome). We get a little bit of both Chris's this week and Brad gushes over the new 2D platformer, Velocity 2X. In an effort to streamline the News segment, we try taking a different approach in ...
Back to business! Nick is back from PAX Prime with Hands on Impressions of games like The Evil Within and Bloodborne! Brad played Phantasmagoria and Nintendo just CAN'T come up with good names for their hardware... they just can't...  Podcast 376 - [download] [podcast]http://4playernetwork.com/podcasts/4pp ...
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 ...
A few days ago, Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games put up a video introducing their new title, Triad Wars. I say “introducing their new game” lightly, as not much of the game is actually shown, but we’re pretty used to that by now and it’s hard to ...
As a random NPC in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction once put it, "holy frioli." Final Fantasy XV is a tricky beast. It pokes its head out once every blue moon and should for all intents and purposes be considered vaporware by now, but Square Enix's insistence that yes guys ...
Nick and Brad give you a run down on how Project M will work when it's broadcasted live at http://4pp.tv on Saturday, September 27th at 10am CST!
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 1979, the face of Science Fiction was forever altered by the release of Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” The film blurred the lines between science fiction and horror by capturing the bleakness of interstellar travel and introducing a terrifying creature, beautifully designed by H.R. Giger. A creature that would ...
Chris brings you his review of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the first proper hack-n-slash Lord of the Rings game in years.
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 ( 4 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 ...
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