March 8th, 2014 - Justin Piper
The Rail R.P.G.
Star Fox, Time Crisis, Gradius, Defender, and the very recent Crimson Dragon are some of the more memorable hallmarks in what are known today as the “rail shooters.” This genre has shaped several facets of gaming since its inception, but just how deeply it has influenced gaming is likely not as apparent as it might seem. Many people enjoy this style of gaming and everything it brings to the industry, but recently gamers have been introduced to what happens when the rail style becomes hybrid with other genres, and in some instances it is not a welcome addition.
For clarity, the rail genre can be identified by its mobility: It takes movement out of the player’s hands and forces them to focus on aiming, firing, etc. In rail combat, enemies move in pre-programmed patterns, as if they were attached to a rail: hence the name of the genre. As a completely fun and legitimate genre, Shoot ‘Em Up combat (often nicknamed S.H.M.U.P.) and rail combat has found its way into what had formerly been completely unrelated titles. You like pickles. You like peanut butter. Who doesn’t like pickles with their peanut butter?
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March 4th, 2014 - Ryan
- Who is MultiTap?
- Top 3: Game Openings.
- Capcom: Then and Now.
- Who’d win in a fight? Toad vs Slippy.
Until we meet again.
March 3rd, 2014 - Jason
Games to be given include:
Zeno Clash 1 and 2
Hero of the Kingdom
Guacamelee! Gold Edition
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages
Rock of Ages
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I heard you can even do the tweet option each day to add to your entries :o
February 27th, 2014 - Ryan
We’re going to be LIVE STREAMING tomorrow afternoon! It’s going to be a couch style commentary stream while we play some classic games. Any suggestions on what type of games you would like to see us play? Between the team we can do pretty much anything from the N64 era and older, or maybe even something from Steam? We really want to find a game that we can have a good time making fun of, or even a game that will have a good time making fun of us! Post your suggestions in the comments or on our various social media outlets. You can also mail in suggestions for this stream or any other future streams to email@example.com.
we’ll see you you’ll see us tomorrow!
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February 25th, 2014 - Ryan
- MultiTap beta podcast episode (EXPLICIT)
Hello everyone, and welcome to the newest member of the ever-changing, ever-growing FFoP family. MultiTap Theatre is a round table disscusison podcast about gaming then and now. Unlike the FFoP podcast, MultiTap will focus on gaming debates, top 3′s, this vs. that, and other original topics. The show is also explicit, so send them young’uns to bed! This is the beta episode where the team finds their sea legs and gets familiar with the microphone, so it’s more like a behind-the-scenes look than a logical progression; However, a numbered, structured episode one is in the making as we speak, so, until then, enjoy the thought-provoking tangents from FFoP’s own Piper, and introducing: *drum roll* PTSHHhh! Chris, Aaron, and Irene.
Until we meet again.