Pipo Pops Into Polypinion!

Hi folks! Pipochee here, and I have come to join the Polypinion staff in our ventures to bring  impressions and input on video games. Hopefully I can give insight on some games I enjoy and you may get to hear from me in some streams or videos. Also, in case you’re curious, I’m the same Pipo from S.M.N. Fly’s Word Up Wednesday post.

To give you a little background about myself, I’ve known Fly and the other members of Polypinion for almost three years and very quickly I became steadfast friends with them. I thoroughly enjoy RPGs as well as simulation games, but this isn’t to say I don’t enjoy other genres.

What I find critical in video games is the story that they convey and the emotions they’re able to evoke in us. I feel that any good artform is able to accomplish these things, which is why we’re able to appreciate so much content that different video game developers create.

Anyways, look forward to posts to come and happy gaming!


Extra Life Stream Schedule!

I’m happy to finally announce the 2013 Extra Life schedule for the Polypinion stream! There will be gimmicks, for sure, as well as some giveaways and a few other gimmicks that still need to be worked out tonight, but it will be fun and entertaining for sure so please feel free to drop in and watch!

11:00am – 12:20pm: Rose & Time
12:30pm – 3:30pm: Shovelware Shatterday
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Bleed
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Ninja Hobo Connoisseur & Crosscode Techdemo++
5:30pm – 6:30pm: The Useful Dead
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Virtua Tennis 4
9:00pm – 12:00am: (Primarily) Horror Open Game Night
12:00am – 2:00am: Condemned: Criminal Origins
4:30am – 8:00am: Game Based On Poll
8:00am – 12:00pm: Ex-Hard Yakuza 2

(All times are in CST)

Some explanation:

Shovelware Shatterday is a show where we have another contribute, PikaMario/The Sus, plays bad video games. This week I’ll be taking the pain in his stead by playing Ride to Hell: Retribution, Tomb Raider VI, and/or Malice.
Open Game Night is an idea which originated on another stream, 4PlayerPodcast, in which the streamer, in this case me, plays a random game for about 20 minutes, then the viewers vote for 5 minutes on whether they want to see that same game for another 25 minutes or move onto another game.
The poll for the “Game Based On Poll” will be made and voted at 4am, and the contents of that poll will be a MYSTERY until then.

Hello Polypinion!

After several months of being here, it’s finally time for me to make my introductory post! Hello, my name is Joshua Piercey, otherwise known as Fumpster depending on what website you’re on. I love video games of all sorts and I also love to analyse and try to figure out what makes a good video game. My favourite games are Metroid Prime and Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2. I’m currently a student at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario and I aspire to be a concept artist someday.

When I talked to Fly about the idea of starting up a video series of some sort, he invited me to join the Polypinion in order to further discuss and flesh out ideas. Since Polypinion is still an early concept, it’s exciting to me to think about what kind of things we can produce. I’m happy to be a part of this team with two awesome, talented, and smart guys. 

Keep on the lookout for videos from me soon. I’ve got a couple of projects that I can’t wait to start!


CrossCode TechDemo++ Impressions

Game: CrossCode TechDemo++
Developer: Radical Fish Games
Game’s Website: http://www.cross-code.com

(0:00-2:23) Short Impressions Before Gameplay
(2:23-14:27) Techdemo++ Through Credits
(14:27-26:27) After Credits Challenge

And here’s another CrossCode video, this time with the new TechDemo++ build that came out earlier this week. Hope you enjoy it!

Full Impressions: https://polypinion.wordpress.com/2013/…

Post-Posting: I now notice that the audio gets heavily desync’d at some point during the video. If anybody watching this happens to know how to fix that and/or how to keep that some happening in the future, please let me know.

Like always, if you like what you see here then please consider following the blog and subscribing to the channel.

CrossCode TechDemo Final Challenge + Tips

Game: CrossCode
Developer: Radical Fish Games
Music: Tutorial-Battle from CrossCode’s composer http://intero93.tumblr.com/

In celebration of the launch of the CrossCode TechDemo++, here’s a run through of RadicalFishGame’s CrossCode TechDemo’s Final Challenge with some tips on how to effectively battle in this game down here in the description!

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CrossCode TechDemo Impressions

Lining up a shot, angling a shot just right, and savoring every breath as you let out that prefect shot is what makes Pool such an satisfying game, and it’s that very same technical satisfaction that makes the early build TechDemo of CrossCode, an HTML5 Action RPG on the Impact.JS game engine, such an entertaining and interesting demo. While it is just a TechDemo, the current public version of CrossCode shows not only a technically sound build but also shows just how much potential this project has.

CC TechDemo BannerGame: CrossCode (TechDemo Version)
Genre: Action-RPG
Developer: Radical Fish
Release Date: TBA
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Will Fight For Food (First Impressions)

I have to start off by saying that I just love the indie game scene. Not only can I get quality games for cheap, I also get put into some wonderfully odd situations that most conventional retail games, I think, would never explore, such as being a washed-out wrestler seeking revenge/redemption in Pyrodactyl’s two week old new brawler/rpg . Read the rest of this entry »