Episode 123 – The Atari VCS Gets Salty

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Oh we got drama this week! The company behind the Atari VCS goes after news outlets and YouTubers for supposed faked news on the new system. Also in the news, Sony clarifies it’s position on it’s lack of crossplay, Microsoft and Nintendo team up to slam Sony over Minecraft and Microsoft rumored to focus on power and performance for their next gen console. And at the top of the show, Dave and Dan get into the new Jurassic World and the beauty of sharing game experiences on episode 123 of Rated G for Gamers.

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Sleep Tight Preview

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We got to play the new tower defense/twin stick shooter Sleep Tight at PAX East. From developer We Are Fuzzy comes a mix of frantic shooting and base defense all with Disney Pixar visual aesthetic. If you’ve ever made pillow forts as a kid, imaging doing so to protect your bedroom against a horde of creatures that come out in the night.

The game plays out over increasingly difficult night time levels followed by a daytime rebuilding period. You get stars for killing enemies and 10 suns after each round you complete. After every round, you get to fortify your base, buy upgrades and purchase new weapons and ammo. In our demo, all suns needed to be spent but stars could be carried over. We were shown levels 6-10 in the standard gameplay mode which was the increasing difficult day/night cycle. Unsure if multiplayer is in the works but what we can say is that the gamne controls smoothly and it feels right running and gunning. Continue reading “Sleep Tight Preview”