Tom and Mat Attack 161 – Merlot Trapezoids

On this week’s TMA, we cram all of our collective energy into for May into one podcast! There’s talk of chairs, games and a whole lot more besides! Mat’s been playing some Switch with titles like Tumbleseed and Kamiko, while Tom’s been playing old favourites like Need for Speed Undercover on the Wii, Ghost Rider on the PS2 and is still disappointed by Battlefront on the PS4… What a time to be alive!

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Tom and Mat Attack 160 – Twisted Metal Underwater

On this week’s TMA, Tom has been back to Horsens and netting himself some titles like NFL BLITZ THE LEAGUE 2 (all caps), Critical Depth and Pitfall: The Lost Expedition Besides that, he’s been playing some Another World  Little Nightmares and falling out of love with Yooka Laylee. Mat’s still knee deep in Persona 5, but took some time out to walk around the world of What Remains of Edith Finch. It’s a good un!

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The Deer God Available Now on Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita

The Deer God Now Available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

SYDNEY - 25 April, 2017 -The Deer God, the lush 3D pixel art adventure from Blowfish Studios and Crescent Moon Games, launches today for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as a Cross-Buy title. 

Downloaded more than 1.5 million times across Xbox One, PC and mobile platforms,The Deer God tellsthe story of a hunter who learns what it means to become the hunted. After setting out to bring home a large trophy, the protagonist meets an untimely end and comes face-to-face with the Deer God, who in an act of karmic retribution reincarnates him as a fawn.

Journeying through stunning, procedurally-generated pixel art landscapes, players rely on their platforming skills and wits to protect the young deer from ever-present dangers while solving puzzles to unlock new skills and abilities that will aid the pursuit of continued survival. 

Deer can also go down a dark path and acquire destructive powers to unleash upon hunters and other creatures of the forest, but this could result in the eventual reincarnation as a life form lower than a deer.

Inspired by classic titles, including Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Ecco the DolphinThe Deer God also draws from childhood experiences enjoying the peaceful experience of immersion in the great outdoors. 

"As games have evolved as an art form we have seen them address everything from heroics on the battlefield to war crimes, but we have not seen many games that show an appreciation for the environment," said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. "Whether you have a love of nature or not, The Deer God will provide an experience that is as rich and rewarding as it is entertaining."

Tom + Mat Attack 158 – 1, 2, Switch It Off

On this week’s TMA, the boys have been playing a plethora of gaming delights! Mat’s up to his elbows in Persona, so Tom’s had to get his beak wet with the likes of Mighty No. 9! The boys finally play 1, 2 Switch and are left wanting… Fortunately, not for too long as they then played Puyo Puyo Tetris! A brief discussion about the Vita library, the questionable nature of wanting a full set and the latest Nintendo Direct make it a long podcast, but hopefully you’ll agree, a good one!

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GAMESTOP Deformers We Try The Beta

Prepare for an epic battle! Deformers is a fast and frantic multiplayer party game. Smash up your friends in couch co-op, or team up and fight against others online!

Deformers is currently in Open Beta on Steam so myself and Linton thought we'd give the game a try, to be advised that we were rubbish at the game...

The game is being published by GameTrust whom GameStop own, so you could say this is one of there own games with developers Ready at Dawn. Deformers is also exclusively sold by GAME within the UK. Could this be the start of something forming between the two retail giants?

Tom + Mat Attack 156 – 2B or not to be?

Well, we’ll just let that title sit there shall we? On this week’s TMA, the boys have slowed down on their gaming consumption. Tom’s been dabbling in a little bit of Candleman, WW2K15 and a little bit of Halo. Mat’s a little tired and so babbles about NieR, Mass Effect Andromeda and The Splatoon 2 Global Test Fire. Asides from that, the boys discuss their Dreamcast hit lists, the state of competitive gaming, the tale of Gopher Boy and how they apparently have nothing to talk about…

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Showcase Two New Trailers

PRESS NEWS:

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, an open-world adventure from a former Activision producer and Rocksteady developers now forming Prideful Sloth, launches for PlayStation 4 and PC on 18 July, 2017.

Players will explore eight distinct environments, each with their own flora and fauna, while helping local villagers and wildlife stave off a darkness threatening the beautiful island of Gemea.

A glimpse of two of these stunning biomes, "The Grasslands" and "Hearthwind Vale", can be found in the vignettes below, which debut today.

AntLion Audio ModMic 5 The Mic your Headset Needs

Totally modular, ModMic 5 delivers performance and flexibility all in one. With two mics on a single boom, ingenious cable design, mute module, and included cable wraps, choices abound.

Modmic 5 by Antlion Audio is a microphone that you can connect to you're existing headset. The best headphones don't always come with a microphone and those that do, offer a basic mic for your expensive headset.

Opening my parcel I was greeted with the ModMic 5, an Antlion USB Soundcard adapter and a Y audio adapter for use with gaming consoles.

The contents are as followered; ModMic 5, mute switch, 1meter and 2meter audio cables, carrying case, 2 base clips with extra adhesives, foam pop filter, 2meter cable wrap and 10 cable clips.

Connecting the microphone to your headset is straight forward, an adhesive pad is stuck to the headset that holds the magnetic clasp. The bond between the ModMic and clasp is tough enough to hold the mic in position but you'll also be able to take it off for storage or changing to another headset with ease.

To sort the cable management issue, Antlion has provided two different approaches; First is cable clips, which I'm impressed by. The clip itself has two sides, a big and a little clip, fitting the headset and microphone cable perfectly. Secondly is a braided cable that wraps around both wires, a little tricky and time needed to setup but works well if you don't intend to swap the ModMic to something else.

Two additional products that can be bought are the USB sound card adapter and the Y adapter for consoles, so depending on the setup the ModMic 5 can be used on a verity of situations. I'll be continuing to test and use the ModMic 5 in different ways and will be reporting back here and over on our YouTube channel.

While I don't have a presenter's voice, you can hear the crisp and clarity of the ModMic 5 and proves with the right mic, you don't need to be a professional to sound like one.

The ModMic 5 can be bought for $69.95 from Amazon or £64.99 from OverClockers within the UK. A list of other outlets can be found here.

If you have any questions then please let me know in the comments below.

ModMic 5 was provided by Antion Audio for test / review purposes

Decent into Darkness with Castle Torgeath

Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness is a unique blend of action, RPG, and survival in a 3D dungeon environment. Trapped in the dungeons of an ancient castle, you must scavenge for supplies, avoid traps, combat your foes, and confront the sinister threat that lurks within. 

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2D Action RPG Dex Gets a Free Demo

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A FREE game demo of Dex, the acclaimed side-scrolling RPG by Czech studio Dreadlocks, is now available to be downloaded for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows!

The brand new demo is bursting with never before seen story elements and enhanced gameplay. Players who complete the free demo will get the chance to win a selection of fantastic digital rewards on offer, ranging from Dex wallpapers to avatars and an artbook of the game. Simply go to http://www.drnilesclinic.com/ and download the demo to play.

Make sure you don’t miss our brand-new story trailer for the game.

The game is currently on sale via Steam with a huge 80% off.

Night Trap Revamped Live Action MEGACD Review

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Ahh Night Trap, the video game that created the need for age ratings. The game was originally released in 1992 and a Kickstarter project was setup for Night Trap Revamped an HD remake of the classic FMV game in 2014. Unfortunately the project didn't hit it's goal and the game was halted.

To this date, 7 years ago we came up with the idea of recreating our very own version of Night Trap. Having had some great feedback from the creators of Night Trap;

You and your colleagues did a great job with this! It's always nice to see our fans give their own takes on the material, and there's a lot of fun stuff in here. I think Commander Sampson will stand alongside Commander Simms in the Hall of Fame of great video game drill-sergeant types.

The video became one of our classic videos here at Blast Process and 7 years later we have released the video once again, now in correct format and voices synced up!

Tom + Mat Attack 155 – NieRest and Dearest

That’s the thing about the greatest games of this generation, they’ve often been brewing since the PS2! On this week’s TMA, Tom and Mat have both been playing some NieR, in Tom’s case, it’s NieR:Automata, while Mat dug up his 360 copy of the original NieR and took it for a walk around… In both cases, after taking that right turn at Drakkangard, both agree that the series is a good ‘un! After a brief discussion on the state of Japanese Games and Platinum as a studio, the boys crack out some more Zelda talk, before scrapping the bottom of the barrel with Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know and Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion! 

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Troll and I Out Now - See our Interview and Launch Trailer

Troll and I is published by Maximum Games and is out now for the Playstation 4, XBOX One and PC. Below you can watch our video interview with Spiral House that was recorded last year at EGX.

Embark on a wild adventure and discover the unbreakable bond between Troll and Otto, two outcasts struggling to survive and find their way back home.

Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto.

Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.

Stuck in the Mud? Let's Get Trucking with Spintires!

Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills.

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Tom + Mat Attack 154 – Paper Based Murder

On yet another Switch-Focused TMA, Mat’s been playing the 3 games that if you own a Nintendo Switch, you need in your life… Namely Super Bomberman R (meh), Snipper Clippers: Cut It Out, Together (yay!) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Oh Mama!). Tom has been upto some things between lowering the tone of the podcast, namely playing games like ADK Damashii on the PS4, as well as getting some on sale bargains in the likes of Dead Rising HD and Pacman Championship Edition 2!

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Tom + Mat Attack 153 – Feelin’ Nintendo-ey

On this week’s TMA, the boys are both feeling ‘Nintendo-ey’ to use Tom Parry’s exact words. He’s been playing some Epic Mickey on the Wii, as well as almost beating Star Fox Zero, which he thinks isn’t all too shabby! Mat on the other hand, despite being down with the sickness, has been lost in the world of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda” Breath of the Wild, as well as playing a little Super Bomberman R on his new, shiny Nintendo Switch… He tries to talk about it but the man flu wins out and hilarity ensues…

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Can You Save Big Barry? Loot Rascals Out Now On Steam

Loot Rascals by Hollow Ponds a game where you're mission is to save Big Barry was released this week on Steam, but what about Barry? Watch the trailer and even more information below!

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Retro Sci-Fi Roguelike Loot Rascals Now Available for PlayStation 4, PC
 
From an Adventure Time Animator and the Developers of Hohokum
 
LONDON - 7 March 2017 - Loot Rascals, a card-swapping roguelike with asynchronous "steal or share" multip-P-P-P... retro sci-fi SSSthetic...... British hum-M-M... from Hollow Ponds, is now avaiL-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L SCREEEEEEEE##>>,,.####;;;///#??##'**&&&^##^..///...
 
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I don't have long before they take the transmission over again, but I wanted to say:
 
Pull on a pair of Space Shorts and visit Loot Rascals' holiday space camp, the first ever destination vacation to feature a Scottish Teapot Genie ...

  • Get into a fist fight with a carrot!
  • Skate in the trail of a boy made of ice cream!
  • Lose yourself in the Enchanting Vale of Zong!
  • Beware of the Horse Brothers - a horse and seahorse intertwined for maximum battle flexibility!
  • Equip special Cards like the Transcendacle, the Pause Poncho or the Chronoflange!
  • Hang out with Holograms of all your friends!
  • Try not to get killed by SPACE DEATH
  • Reach the top of the fabled 'Streaks Leaderboard' by beating the Daily Challenge repeatedly, without ever failing! 

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------four game modes: Standard, Daily Challenge, Seeded, and Practice Mode. The Daily Challenge mode has a special leaderboard which tracks and displays bragging rights for the longest streak of daily successes.
 
Loot Rascals is available on the PlayStation Store and Steam for $14.99 with full English voiceovers and French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles.
 
"We're really excited for players to get their hands on Loot Rascals. It's a deeply strategic roguelike with card sharing elements, cunningly disguised as a very silly cartoon", says Ricky Haggett, founder and lead designer, Hollow Ponds.
 
For more information, please visit the official website.

Alien Breed Impact: An Alien game you should play

While browsing through my unused Humble Bundle games, as you do. I came across Alien Breed Impact and although the Alien Breed games always seem to be around the £4.99 mark, on Steam for the PC that is, after playing the game and especially in co-op mode the game is worth a pickup and play, even if its just for a short amount of time.

Below you can see some of our rough gameplay footage, noting too serious, just playing some games.