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Classic Game Review – Return Fire – GameMana

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Here Josh from GameMana does a review of the game Return Fire. We cover some history of the game and series, and answer the question whether or not the 32 bit version is worth your time. Do you have this game? Let us know below and connect with us. Don’t forget to Like and Subscribe for more videos in the future.

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LEASE? the next Xbox tomorrow?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Oh haven’t you heard already? All the rumors are swirling still, about the possibility of the next Xbox being a console that will require you to be “Always Online”. So whats the big deal you say? Let me run a few things by you.

  1. Having an always online connection will prevent seamless purchases of used games that has been statically shown to be worth nearly a billion dollars worldwide.. used game sales are huge, not to mention pass on savings to users. Well forget used games, cause it ain’t gonna happen.
  2. You know that NES you still have in your closet from 1985? Ya so do I, because I still play mine every week. Isn’t that something? you purchase a product, and if you take care of it, you can still play it 25 plus years later..  With always online incorporated, there will be a day that comes when Microsoft will no longer support your product, just like recently Windows Xp, is no longer supported, imagine if you just couldn’t use it anymore? Oh Xp isn’t supported anymore, so now it just doesn’t log you in.
  3. All those folks that don’t have the greatest of connections, or perhaps you live outside the range of a high speed connection.. it simply is not possible for you? Tough.. I guess your peaceful life out in the country, will just have to get with the times and move already.

Then there is this prick. Adam Orth “Former” Microsoft Creative Director who made this little gem of a tweet the other week. (sue me I’m not topical).

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Wow, how considerate of you Adam. See you later you jackass. He got fired. I’ll give you a moment to shed a tear.

Microsoft-Next-Gen-Always-Online-ResponseSo skip ahead, 8 years from now, there you are just paid off your rumored $600 purchase price for the next Xbox. You turn on your Current generation Xbox, and alas, it doesn’t sign you in. You get a connection error. You immediately check your internet connection, and you can still get online? why not your Xbox. Well of course the internet will be in a frenzy because it will have been released that Microsoft will no longer be supporting it’s current Xbox, and will be focusing all it’s resources into the next Xbox console. What about your games you say? What about all the money you spent on those games that you still want to play? Tough titty son. We will have been warned.

So ultimately if the rumors are true, and all signs are pointing to truthfulness of the next xbox being an Always Online required console. This will mean you are LEASING your next Xbox. You will be signing a contract to lease your Xbox. You will not own any products you purchase for them, because their use will change when Microsoft pulls the plug.

I’m not a fanboy by any means, Fanboyism is just ludicrous. But my first purchase will be a PS4 for the next generation. Microsoft, don’t mess with gamers, it won’t go over well for you. It never does.

Faxanadu: Hidden Gem or Hidden For A Reason?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Do you remember Faxanadu?  I sure do!
Tell us what you think.  Is this a dud or a stud of a game?
Let us also know why you think this game has stayed in the background and hasn’t emerged as a classic.

If you like to play with action figures, stick around for a fight scene you won’t want to miss!

Epic Game Pickups #4 – GameMana

Monday, March 4th, 2013

We had a few nice pickups out in the wild again. We dive into some games like Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, Crystalis, Ice Hockey, and even a slightly uncommon version of Double Dragon and more. Watch out for that crazy Return Fire Skull, he keeps pestering us, since we were children.. oh the mocking, why dost thou Mock us Return Fire Skull?

Phenomenal Retro Game Finds – GameMana

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

We head to our local shops, flea markets, and niche shops to bring you another pick ups video. We enjoyed out outings, and have a few fun ones to show you. We hope you like it.  Consider liking, and subscribing.. perhaps sharing if you enjoyed it. Comment and tell us what you think of our videos,  good or critique.

Brand New GAME FINDS Video #2 out now!

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Oh baby, we got a few beauties this time. We also reminisce about the good old days, and some interesting stories to go along with picking up some of those classics. We got, PC games, NES games, and a few surprises. Let us know if you have any of those in your collection.

Quarantine: 3DO Gameplay with Commentary

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It’s the post apocalyptic playground, and it’s all in glorious 32 bit sprites! Fond memories of this game when we were youngsters. How did you fare with this gem? does it hold up well over time. We explore 10 plus minutes with memories from the past. Apologize for poor audio, it has been resolved in preset and future videos. Enjoy.

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