Sega adheres to its fans…..sort of.

27 02 2010

SEGA has made its gamers angry….again. Following a long and bloody struggle gamers fought to get the most recent sequel to the Yakuza series, Yakuza 3, localized and released in the UK and North America, SEGA announced that the gamers would indeed be getting what they’ve pleaded for…just not ALL of it.

Check out the comprehensive run-down in the audio post below. If you’re not digging it, go ahead and scroll down for an equally cool report.

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Could Dante’s Inferno open a gateway for video game adaptations?

19 02 2010

Let’s face it, the idea of adaptations aren’t new to anything anymore. Movies have done it, television has done it, and video games have completely followed suit. What struck me odd about the recently released Dante’s Inferno game adaptation of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (The Inferno is the first of three parts in the book) is not the fact that it was an adaptation, but the fact that the material was taken straight from the book itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Get ready to wreak some DEVASTATION

15 02 2010

Here is an audio stream of my thoughts and experiences of DEVASTATION. If you don’t want to hear me talk (I don’t blame you, I loathe the sound of my own voice; lol) then scroll down to see the full post about the event and all it’s awesomeness. (I apologize for the youtube formatting, but wordpress plugins are giving me a hard time these days).

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Forecasts predict paranoia and Heavy Rain…

11 02 2010

Ok so I got my usual update email/newsletter from Playstation announcing the “Four Days: The Heavy Rain Online Experience.” Now for those of you who don’t know, Heavy Rain is an upcoming thriller/suspense/decision-making game that will be released in late February. It’s been produced and written by the same minds behind the 2005 PS2 game Fahrenheit (a.k.a Indigo Prophecy), which featured the same type of gameplay that Heavy Rain has.
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Sit down and take a pause.

10 02 2010

Hello! I do sincerely hope that if you’ve stumbled on this blog you are 1) Pleasantly surprised or 2) lost but now found! This is my gaming blog. My name is Christen (a.k.a IncreaseBlue) and I am the blogger helming this craziness known as The Pause Button.

In this blog I intend to cover as many varying and intriguing topics of gaming as I can. As I posted in my ‘About Me’ page (you should totally check that out by the way–link’s at the top) I want to stray away from video game reviews since you can get that at G4, IGN, and hundreds of other sites and publications. I’m going to try to shake things up with lots of different game related topics and calls for all blog readers to sound off with their own opinions on the subjects I put up for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure.

So without further ado, welcome to The Pause Button.

You can now press start again.


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