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Game of the Year and Upcoming Titles!

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The site lives! Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We’ve been busy not playing games and attending events and such. But the crew recently gathered together to discuss our favorite video game stories of 2014. We all felt there wasn’t all that much interesting titles this year but we did manage to put together a small list. We also probably just missed a whole lot. Judge for yourself!

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Musings of Mudora XII: Memories of the Moon

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How’s that for an alliterative title? I’ve recently begun a sort of “indie game binge” wherein I play a bunch of indie games that I’ve heard promising things about. They’re a nice break from the 15+ hour blockbusters that I’ve been playing and give me a wider spectrum of games-played for our end of the year podcast. The shorter playtime may also explain why RtP! has made more than one post in the same week! Wow! But moving on to the main topic, and boy what a topic it is, I’ll start off by saying it’s a shame this game escaped my radar in 2011 because Freebird’s To The Moon would have rivaled Ghost Trick as my pick for best game story of the year.

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Musings of Mudora XI: Stanley’s Job

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With the recent release of the HD remake of The Stanley Parable on Steam, I decided to give the game a spin after hearing promising things about an intriguing demo. I skipped the demo hoping the game would be more rewarding by knowing next to nothing about it. I was right. (Still, having watched the demo afterward I must give them credit for creating a demo that very accurately portrays what the experience will be like while at the same time showing next to nothing of the actual game). This article will offer my brief analysis of the game without spoiling any of the actual in-game events.

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The Real Excitements of E3

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Here at RTP, we could care less about the so called “console war”. Though we may tend to poke fun at the culture and community surrounding the video game marketing industry (as you’ll see with our next set of podcasts), we are much more concerned with quality gaming experiences. We do not simply look forward to the next generation of games with regards to graphics but rather with the new and creative ways developers can tell stories within the video game medium.

While E3 might be filled to the brim with big PR announcements, new technology reveals along with some innovative/gimmick-riddled gameplay showcases, there are a bunch of previews for future game titles. So here’s a look at some highlights from E3 as seen from the point of view of those whose mouths don’t start to water at the sight of a new Call of Duty trailer.

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The Best Game Stories of 2012!

We reveal our picks for the best video game stories released in 2012. Spoiler free cast!


Musings of Mudora IX: The King and I

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So I’m pretty sure my top 3 games of 2012 are all going to be indie, downloadable games. I recently had the pleasure of playing one on the PSN called The Unfinished Swan. The game tells a fairy tale about a boy chasing a swan that has escaped from one of his late mother’s unfinished paintings. You start in a completely blank white space equipped only with a paint brush. As it happens, the world around you is there but you have to paint in order to reveal your surroundings. This concept alone was enough to convince me to give the game a try (14.99) and to my genuine pleasure the game had an interesting tale to present in combination with its unique gameplay.

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Rescue the Contest! No. 1 is CLOSED!

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…with absolutely no winners to anything. Sadness!

Will post answers at some time or another!


Musical Madness 2011 Extended to July 16th!

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That’s right, we’re extending the deadline to July 16th! Mainly because no one submitted anything but really mainly because I haven’t put up all the hints! Will they even help?? Who knows! Have a hint coin!

HINT COIN #0007: Track 14 is SEGAAAA. Track 15 is like a raven and a writing desk. Track 16 is big.


Rescue the Contest! No. 1! MUSICAL MADNESS!

It's the very first Rescue the Princess contest!

To honor Video Games Live…that’s right, it’s our very first contest! And of course, it involves music! Read the rest for the details!

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RUMOR CONTRACT: Cave Story Creator Swears Off Developing Videogames Forever

Cave Story: The Anime coming next year

Cave Story is the pinnacle of videogame development; all games past, present, and future will never transcend its brilliance.

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Rambles in the Mist – VIII: Tim Schafer Loves Arthouse Director; Rescue the Princess Loves Tim Schafer More

Tony Leung has cameos in both of these

Rumor? Wong Kar-Wai’s next movie is adaptation of Psychonauts fused with Ashes of Time…?

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Rescue the Princess! – #0003! Top 3! Long Edition!

Podcast THREE! First real podcast of 2011! b-rock is hungover, Cooleto is ringing in the new year, and Lost Link has vuvuzela fever! The crew wraps up NINE games, with THREE games a person, declaring the best game stories of 2010! Don’t you dare take this talk with a grain of salt; it’s not opinion, it’s FACT!

SUPER spoilers for:

  • Obsidian Entertainment’s Alpha Protocol
  • 2k Marin and 2k China’s Bioshock 2
  • Bungie’s Halo: Reach
  • Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain
  • Playdead Studios’ Limbo
  • Kojima Productions’ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • 4A Games’ Metro 2033
  • Rockstar San Diego and Rockstar North’s Red Dead Redemption
  • Atlus and Lancarse’s Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Get audio only mp3 here! Will also have GOOD AND PROPER WRITE-UPS for each of our TOP 3 lists so prepare yourselves for elegant extrapolation soon to come! Also tell us what YOUR top 3 game stories of 2010 were! Make sure to have lots of LA PASSIONE and beat out b-rock’s pretensions, Cooleto’s genius, and Lost Link’s bollocks!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Compliments to John Williams. SUPERBLY synced by Lost Link and EUPHORICALLY edited by b-rock.


Rambles in the Mist – V: All of Them Ended By Hollywood

Ain't Hollywood until the crossover

How to tell when your favorite games are no longer good!

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Rescue the Princess! – Podcast #0001!

This is the first videocast but not really! Disjointed arguments about nothing in particular! Yeah! Get it in mp3 here or here! End of video cuts off! WHY?? Download instead of streaming if you want the BRILLIANT ending!

Music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”.