In Other News – 23 April 2015

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Metal Slug

Gather children; seat yourself around the warm, cosy fire, because grandpa has a new classic game to share with you today. It’s a real doozy, so make sure you have your hot cup of cocoa ready!

I don’t think any game ate more 50c pieces than Metal Slug. It came out back in 1996, when I was an 8 year old boy, and it helped nurture my gaming addiction into what it is today.

I remember going to a Portuguese hangout (typical I know) with my parents and siblings almost every Sunday, forcing down lunch, and heading straight to the bar area to watch the other kids jamming the action packed shooter. It didn’t take too much longer for me to head back to the table to pester my dad for any spare coins. In time, I learnt to make those little bronze pieces last the entire afternoon/evening.

You see, Metal Slug starts out easy enough, but after the first level or two, it became rather difficult. Still, learning how to navigate all that chaos with a single life all two was stupidly satisfying.

With a variety of weapons, wacky characters, and some damn tough bosses,  it remains firmly planted in my memory and is easily one of my favourite childhood games. It has spawned several sequels, modern day ports, and I’m sure, still causes many gamers to rage today.

In Other News: people get banned for being jerks, Chewie shoots stuff, Darth Vader gets some bling, and omg all that Oreo cookie credibility!

Here’s the news we didn’t post today because we were too busy doing hardcore counting exercises.

News

Killing Floor 2’s EULA reserves the right to ban you for being a jerk
Chewie Puts His Bowcaster To Use In Star Wars: Force Collection’s Contra Minigame
Gather your party: You can now play authentic D&D on Steam
Bloodborne 1.03 Update Now Live, Slashing Loading Times

Stuff

The Gold Darth Vader Helmet You’ve Always Wanted
Devs can put their eyeballs inside the HTC Vive for free
The Bioware Store Is Now Selling Talking Elcor Plushies
Gaming mouse myths busted

Videos

Dota 2 Game Show – Guest PyrionFlax (What the Horse? – EP. 4)

Minecraft: FAST DRAGON FIGHT! | 11:20 any% SS-G Speedrun

Oreo Trick Shots Are An Impressive Waste Of Cookies

The Movies

First look at the POINT BREAK remake!
There aren’t any words which can accurately describe this trailer for YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
You gotta be kidding me! It’s the trailer for SHARKANSAS WOMENS PRISON MASSACRE!
Well sign my stick, it looks like GOON 2 starts filming later this year
Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood to lead potential AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series
WE REVIEW AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Model: Metal Slug

Last Updated: April 23, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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