Super Replay – God Hand Episode 11: Asura's Wrath Episode 5

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Super Replay – God Hand Episode 11: Asura's Wrath Episode 5

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 11: Asura's Wrath Episode 5

about X hours ago from
Super Replay – God Hand Episode 11: Asura's Wrath Episode 5

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

These Are Resident Evil 2's Most Hilarious Mods

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These Are Resident Evil 2's Most Hilarious Mods

Resident Evil 2 is a terrifying game. Your ammo stock is always teetering on empty, zombies you thought you killed reanimate (again) when you least expect them to, and there’s a menacing, fedora-wearing figure called Mr. X who hunts you through the corridors of Raccoon City’s police station. To classify this game as “horror” is an understatement.

Thankfully, several players have uploaded mods that make exploring Raccoon City a little less frightening. Here are some NexusMods that transform Resident Evil 2 from survival-horror to survival-comedy.

We knew Mr. X packed a punch, but this mod by MisterHecks shows how much heat the Tyrant is packing. “Beachboy X” gets rid of your nemesis’ imposing trenchcoat and fedora, replacing them with slick shades and, ahem, a little umbrella.

These Are Resident Evil 2's Most Hilarious Mods

about X hours ago from
These Are Resident Evil 2's Most Hilarious Mods

Resident Evil 2 is a terrifying game. Your ammo stock is always teetering on empty, zombies you thought you killed reanimate (again) when you least expect them to, and there’s a menacing, fedora-wearing figure called Mr. X who hunts you through the corridors of Raccoon City’s police station. To classify this game as “horror” is an understatement.

Thankfully, several players have uploaded mods that make exploring Raccoon City a little less frightening. Here are some NexusMods that transform Resident Evil 2 from survival-horror to survival-comedy.

We knew Mr. X packed a punch, but this mod by MisterHecks shows how much heat the Tyrant is packing. “Beachboy X” gets rid of your nemesis’ imposing trenchcoat and fedora, replacing them with slick shades and, ahem, a little umbrella.

Replay – Braid

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Replay – Braid

Back in 2008, a gorgeous puzzle game from designer Jonathan Blow became a hit on Xbox Live Arcade, and helped draw mainstream attention to even more innovative titles being made by small independent developers. That game was Braid. Though it deserves credit for helping to fuel an indie renaissance, don't let its cultural significance overshadow its entertainment value; Braid is simply one of the best games ever made. 

In this episode of Replay (or is it Super Replay?) we play through the entirety of Braid. We reminisce about the puzzles, talk about its Summer of Arcade contemporaries (Castle Crashers!), question the hero's fashion sense, and go on an unnecessary superhero tangent. 

This not-so-speedy "speed run" takes a little under and hour, so there's no second segment this week – but Braid is good enough to deserve its own spotlight, don't you think?

Replay – Braid

about X hours ago from
Replay – Braid

Back in 2008, a gorgeous puzzle game from designer Jonathan Blow became a hit on Xbox Live Arcade, and helped draw mainstream attention to even more innovative titles being made by small independent developers. That game was Braid. Though it deserves credit for helping to fuel an indie renaissance, don't let its cultural significance overshadow its entertainment value; Braid is simply one of the best games ever made. 

In this episode of Replay (or is it Super Replay?) we play through the entirety of Braid. We reminisce about the puzzles, talk about its Summer of Arcade contemporaries (Castle Crashers!), question the hero's fashion sense, and go on an unnecessary superhero tangent. 

This not-so-speedy "speed run" takes a little under and hour, so there's no second segment this week – but Braid is good enough to deserve its own spotlight, don't you think?

The Division 2 Is Actually Fun – At Launch!

about X hours ago from
The Division 2 Is Actually Fun – At Launch!

Last year ended with a flurry of huge, time-intensive games to play, and so far 2019 is following course. Live-service games are becoming more and more prevalent, and while I like the idea of having a game I can play forever (besides Yakuza’s mahjong mini-game), my real-world experience hasn’t lived up to the fantasy. My love affairs with games like Monster Hunter: World and Destiny 2 have been passionate but short-lived, and while I’ve been having fun with Anthem, it’s also made me mutter more obscenities than Yosemite Sam.

While I’ve entertained the notion that I just might not be a huge fan of live-service games, I’m not willing to dole out the it’s-not-you-it’s-me reprieve. Most times it is definitely them, to the point where “live-service” feels synonymous with “half-done,” or “broken as all get-out.” In fact, I think we tend to give live-service games too much slack; because they are (ideally) continually updated and added to by the developers, we view the launch of a live-service game as a starting point and not, you know, a sales transaction with paying customers that expect a full, functional product?

The Division 2 Is Actually Fun – At Launch!

about X hours ago from
The Division 2 Is Actually Fun – At Launch!

Last year ended with a flurry of huge, time-intensive games to play, and so far 2019 is following course. Live-service games are becoming more and more prevalent, and while I like the idea of having a game I can play forever (besides Yakuza’s mahjong mini-game), my real-world experience hasn’t lived up to the fantasy. My love affairs with games like Monster Hunter: World and Destiny 2 have been passionate but short-lived, and while I’ve been having fun with Anthem, it’s also made me mutter more obscenities than Yosemite Sam.

While I’ve entertained the notion that I just might not be a huge fan of live-service games, I’m not willing to dole out the it’s-not-you-it’s-me reprieve. Most times it is definitely them, to the point where “live-service” feels synonymous with “half-done,” or “broken as all get-out.” In fact, I think we tend to give live-service games too much slack; because they are (ideally) continually updated and added to by the developers, we view the launch of a live-service game as a starting point and not, you know, a sales transaction with paying customers that expect a full, functional product?

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Endgame Theories

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Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Endgame Theories

In the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos snapped his fingers and half of the population in the universe turned to dust. That grim conclusion set up a hell of a final act for over 10 years of interconnected films. Theatergoers were left dumbfounded, and to this day, I still haven't seen a fan theory that gives a believable scenario for how The Avengers will take down Thanos AND resurrect all of the lost souls in the process. The Infinity Gems could be the solution, but to get them, Thanos must fall, and, well, how do you topple someone with god-like power that can't even be located?

Yesterday's trailer for Avengers: Endgame hints at something crazy, and for the sake of SPOILERS, you may want to duck out of this Science-Fiction Weekly now.

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Endgame Theories

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – The Avengers: Endgame Theories

In the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos snapped his fingers and half of the population in the universe turned to dust. That grim conclusion set up a hell of a final act for over 10 years of interconnected films. Theatergoers were left dumbfounded, and to this day, I still haven't seen a fan theory that gives a believable scenario for how The Avengers will take down Thanos AND resurrect all of the lost souls in the process. The Infinity Gems could be the solution, but to get them, Thanos must fall, and, well, how do you topple someone with god-like power that can't even be located?

Yesterday's trailer for Avengers: Endgame hints at something crazy, and for the sake of SPOILERS, you may want to duck out of this Science-Fiction Weekly now.