One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 48 – 2000s in 4K

This week I talk about re-releases of games from the early 2000s, Phantasy Star Online 2 and Closers.

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One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 17: GameStop PepsiCo

This week I talk about way too many games that I played at GameStop Expo. I won’t bother tagging it all.

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Kabuki Warriors: A Theater of Blades

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Recently I published a video about Spectrobes: Origins, developed by Genki. While I briefly mentioned the developer’s history with another Monster Collecting series, Jade Cocoon, they actually have quite a diverse portfolio. They also worked on fighting games alongside developer Bergsala Lightweight, best known for their Bushido Blade series. After Lightweight finished the franchise on PlayStation, they teamed up with Genki to continue working on a semi-spiritual successor called Kengo: Master of Bushido.

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Battling the Inevitability of Nostalgia

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I’ve feared nostalgia for years. Recommending or highlighting something simply because I enjoyed it as a kid feels irresponsible. I usually want to talk about a game’s current day relevance. Yet as I frowned upon analyzing with rose-tinted glasses, I had a lingering sense of doubt. It seems like a silly question ask, but I started to wonder if I was being influenced by nostalgia when choosing what to play.

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Can Phantasy Star Online on Xbox be Played Offline?

PSO XBOX LIVE REQUIRED

For some reason, I have this strange fascination with Phantasy Star Online for the original Xbox, despite it being nearly identical to the release on the Nintendo GameCube. However, unlike the GameCube versions, Phantasy Star Online for the Xbox costs only a few bucks. There is one issue though — That little orange tag on the box that says, “Xbox Live required to play.”

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TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: Multi-Platform

Exclusives are fine and dandy, but there are just as many great multi-platform releases between the three consoles. With this entry the TSG Staff looked at titles that were multi-platform at or near their initial release dates. While probably not my favorite multi-platform release, I figured I’d shake things up a bit by adding a more unique release with my entry.

You can check out all of the staff’s entries on TheSpeedGamers!

TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: Xbox

Microsoft’s original Xbox wasn’t exactly very popular, with the exception of its extremely successful online service. Software-wise,  Microsoft’s Xbox is known best for the Halo franchise, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any other titles worth playing on this coffee table of a console.  While I haven’t put much time into the platform myself, there seems to be quite a few hidden gems out there on the platform for bargain prices.

You can check out my picks and the rest of the staff’s picks over on TheSpeedGamers!