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MVRP: Vinny’s Scraps

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This week features a special episode of MVRP, no it isn’t a clip show, today we have spliced two “lost” scraps of MVRP history and put them together for your viewing pleasure. The first game is Sneak King, a previously unaired episode that we originally just cut completely. The second clip is an extended look at Ninja Gaiden for Xbox in which Vinny refuses to be lambasted by the second stage boss anymore. We still have a few scraps in the MVRP vault so if you like this one, let us know and we can splice some more clips together. Enjoy! (more…)

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Super Princess Peach

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There is an expression in writing called, “killing your darlings.” It is essentially the act of taking a word you overuse or paragraph you really like and giving it the axe. It could be at the discretion of the editor, but it is essentially the writer having the conclusion that their “darling” just isn’t in the best interest of the work. What does that have to do with a video game about the Mushroom Kingdom’s princess and her foray into a game titled after herself? (more…)

MVRP: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers

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“No, no it never fails, they’ll take the clues and find the wheres and whys and whos. Mike Mike Mike Mike ‘n Vinny, Rescue Rangers!” This week on MVRP, Vinny thinks he is forcing Mike to play an NES classic, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES, but soon realizes that the game has other plans in store for him. (more…)

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Enemy Front (PC)

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So, recently I decided to try a few new(ish) shooter games. I wanted ones preferably set during World War II just so I could get away from the craziness that inevitably comes with Battlefield. Also, because of the love affair I have with another WWII game (more…)

MVRP: Grand Theft Auto

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Wait, there was a Grand Theft Auto game before 3? It was top-down? What the hell? These sentiments and more are expressed by Vinny, who doesn’t really even pay the good Grand Theft Auto games, never mind its humble beginnings. Since Mike is evil and the point of the show is to enlighten and annoy, Vinny is forced to play the PS one “classic” Grand Theft Auto. (more…)

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Thunder Alley

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Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game from GMT.  Usually, I am drawn to games for two reasons. First, the complexity of their strategy and tactics, and secondly, I am drawn to games that elicit a gut level excitement as they progress. I like knowing that each time I bring that game to the table, I can modify what I have done before slightly or drastically in an attempt to improve upon previous outcomes. Games like Agricola and Steam fit this sensibility quite well. As my game collection grows, I continue to specifically seek out different gaming experiences, trying to find these qualities in other game genres. This search led me to racing games, and, of course, to Formula D, which is THE name of the genre. Unfortunately, I hated it. (more…)

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Mario Kart 8

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Before Mario hosted elaborate parties, held tennis matches, and morphed into a paper cut-out, he took to the track with a go-kart. Many years after the original Super Mario Kart, Nintendo has continued to deliver its premiere racing franchise (sorry, F-Zero) for each of its platforms. The latest installment, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, continues the tradition of fun, desperate victories, and tragic defeats. Mario Kart 8 is yet another high mark in the series, even if there are a few hang-ups. (more…)

MVRP: Diablo III

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Diablo is the name of the devil in the Diablo series because apparently everyone living there is Spanish. It is a series that Mike loves and Vinny has completely avoided. Now that the PS4 edition is out, Vinny has nowhere to run. (more…)

MVRP: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Go, go, Power Rangers! For most people the original run of Power Rangers in the US brings a lot of great memories. For Mike though, he largely missed the craze. Vinny didn’t and this was one of his most treasured Super Nintendo games. (more…)