The Digital Ensemble – 4/1/14

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Welcome back for another exciting episode of the Digital Ensemble.  Anthony, Wayne, and one of the Daves (we’ll let you figure out which one) are on the spot to discuss a variety of video game news.

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The Digital Ensemble – 3/25/14

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Anthony and Extra Crispy Dave head up the show this week to chat about an assortment of video game related topics, like Facebook’s purchase of the Oculus Rift, Vlambeer’s Luftrausers and the Battlefield 4 expansion pack. Original Recipe Dave and Wayne don’t make an appearance, but Wayne did submit some tunes for your enjoyment.  Thanks for checking us out, we hope to see you back next week!

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Selected Music

SET 1
Artist: Various
Album: Warukunai
1. Slime Girls from K-on!
2. Geldman from from One Piece
3. Melt Channel – XX Fallen Angel from Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt
4. 1000 Needles – Hybrid Rainbow from FLCL

SET 2
Artist: Jophish
Album: Distance
1. Nothing More
2. September
3. Distance

The Digital Ensemble – 3/18/14

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The core extra guy crew is out this week for a variety of reasons, so Anthony has put together an awesome music show for your listening pleasure.  Check out the track list below and be sure to subscribe.

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Music:

Part 1
Laffe the Fox – Sloth Machines
Monomer – Dastardly Deeds
Mr Foetus – Deadpan DA
Petriform – Heliofluid
Theory of N – Buttdawg Funk

Part 2
Lifeformed – Cider Time – Dustforce
Sega – Billie Jean – Moonwalker
Capcom – Concrete Jungle – Mega Man 9
Capcom – Magma Burning – Mega Man 9
Module – Argon Refinery – Shatter
Namco – Decisive – Tales of Phantasia
Konami – Pyramid of Fear- Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Konami – Mars Needs Cheerleaders – Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Part 3
Rusko – Bionic Commando
Chipzel – Focus – Super Hexagon
Fear Of Dark – Flame Repellent
Disasterpeace – Death Satellite Evasion
RushJet1 – Troubled Dreams

EG Guest Series: SUPER CHIBI KNIGHT!

Hey there, my name is Nick Pasto, and I’m making an indie video game with my 8 year-old daughter Bella. I’ve released over 40 games in the last 10 years, but this game is something special. I’ll try to sum up the story behind the game real quick:

About 4 years ago, I was finishing up a game called Chibi Knight and I was integrating sound effects and trying to record my own voice for the main character. I was shouting “Yah! Hi-ya! Wha-chow!” and other nonsense that one does when swinging a sword into my microphone. My, then, 4 year old daughter overheard me from the other room and started imitating me in efforts to make fun of dear ol’ dad. Deciding she needed a dose of humiliation to tame her attitude, I said “Oh, you think you can do a better job? Come in here and give it a try!” She did, and it was so much better than what I was doing, I had her record all the lines for the game. The cuteness rocketed the game to huge success and over 10 million plays. We vowed we would make a sequel some day…

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Extra Guy guest post series

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you all know about a new article series we are going to be debuting in a bit here on the site.  The plan is to highlight some indie titles that are either in development or are recently released, and give you an inside look through the eyes of the people working on the project.  I’m really excited to share what I hope is a unique look at some awesome games that you should definitely be checking out.

Our first article comes from Nick Pasto, the programmer behind an assortment of games including the amazing Abobo’s Big Adventure.  Nick has been working on a project with his daughter called Super Chibi Knight, that currently has a Kickstarter running.  Be sure to stop back to check out his article, and if you have any ideas for future content, or are a developer who wants to share a story or information about your game let us know!

Sony Indie announcements and news

The Playstation Blog had a ton of interesting news this week for Indie game fans that includes some new game announcements and dates.  There were also some good reads on games that have already been released that you should check out.

For those who haven’t picked it up already, Towerfall is now available for PS4 and there is an interview with Matt Thorson that is definitely worth a read.  I just picked the game up and I’m really looking forward to checking out the quest mode content.

Mercenary Kings was given a release date for the PS4 this week and it’s coming out pretty soon, April 1st to be precise.  You also might be interested to know that two more games would be making their way to Playstation consoles.  Teslagrad will be coming to the PS3 and PS Vita, and Hyper Light Drifter is going to be available for the PS4 and PS Vita.

The Digital Ensemble – 3/11/14

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On this weeks episode of the Digital Ensemble, Dave, Anthony, and Wayne discus a variety of video game news.  Topics for the week include an assortment of SXSW related information, and our thoughts on the upcoming Shaq Fu game.  Thanks for checking us out, and as always hit the links below to subscribe if you haven’t already.

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Probably some cool chiptunes you might want to check out

The Digital Ensemble – 3/4/14

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Okay so this is a little late getting published… but South Park came out and there wasn’t a lot of free time this week.  If you want to hear us chat about some video games we played and some more that we are excited that we get to play soon, then you’ve come to the right place.  Dave, Anthnoy, Wayne and other Dave, chat about all sorts of video game news this week, as well as play some awesome video game related music you don’t want to miss.

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Music:
A great selection of amazing music

 

Fez coming soon to Playstation devices

Fez will soon be making it’s way to the Playstation Network as part of the Spring Fever 2014 promotion.  The game will be available on March 25th for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita for $12.99.  If you purchase the game the first week it is available and you are a Playstation Plus subscriber you can get it on sale for $9.99.

It is essentially the same game as what was released on the Xbox and PC, but the PS4 version of the game does have a couple of notable improvements like 1080p support at 60fps.  In a Playstation blog post they also state that “DualShock 4’s lightbar has been put to the task of bringing a little bit of Fez’s world into your own home” which sounds pretty interesting to me.

The game is cross-buy and has cross-save support, which is pretty awesome because you will be able to play on your PS4/PS3, and then pick up your progress on the go with your Vita.  I hope this continues to be the trend and we see more titles with cross platform support like this.

Steam Family Sharing now available for everyone

Although there has been a beta available for Steam Family Sharing since late last year, the program is now available to all Steam users.  Essentially the service allows you to share you Steam library with friends and family, which is pretty amazing.  Up to ten devices can be authorized for Family Sharing, and up to five accounts can then access the games in your library.  Only one person is able to play a game at a given time, and not all games are available, but it is still a huge step for digital rights and ownership.  There is a FAQ which you can go read here that answers additional questions regarding things like DLC and region restrictions that you should probably check out.