‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Avengers Play Set Gameplay Video

Posted 2 years ago by Games

Confession: I haven’t played Disney Infinity since I wrote my initial review of it a few months ago. I really enjoyed it, but getting the game base and figures out every time I wanted to play was enough to keep me away (combined with the fact that I pretty much abandoned my Xbox 360). However, Disney recently accounted the 2.0 version of Disney Infinity which is all about Marvel Superheroes, and I think I’ll definitely be checking this out.

My favorite part of the first Disney Infinity was the Incredibles playset and how they perfectly captured the superhero feeling in a cute and simplified way. I think playing as Marvel characters in this style will be a lot of fun, not to mention mixing Marvel and Disney characters in the toy box mode. Just think, maybe the 3.0 version will be Star Wars, and then we can finally mash up Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars characters in the same game.

Disney Infinity 2.0 hits shelves in the fall for current and next-gen systems. Will you be picking it up?

Kickstarter Roundup: First Edition

Posted 2 years ago by Games

Kickstarter Roundup

Today I’m dusting off the site (busy, busy, busy) and starting a new series of posts: Kickstarter Roundups. There are so many awesome projects on Kickstarter at any given time and it can be hard to weed through them all and find ones you want to back. Hopefully this new series will help point out some that have been on the radar of the Top Hat Sasquatch team and in return, you can let us know in the comments about cool projects you’ve backed.

The first entry in this series is all about games, tabletop games to be precise. Kickstarter is the perfect place to figure out if your game will have an audience and then fund production if it does. I’m sure there are a lot of awful games on Kickstarter, but there are a lot of awesome ones. I have had a few ideas lately for games I’d like to develop, and just browsing Kickstarter has been an enormous help. In the process, I have backed some cool projects that I’m really excited about.
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RetroN 5: Classic Gaming, New Hardware

Posted 3 years ago by Games

Retron5

I have a weird relationship with retro gaming. I enjoy having a few old consoles and a small collection of games, but I love seeing crazy huge retro gaming collections on Instagram and Reddit. Some people have insane gaming rooms with dozens of consoles hooked up to an old CRT television with numerous video switchers to make it all work. I enjoy the nostalgia of old game hardware (and the convenience of emulators), but really want to find a practical, usable way to enjoy retro games. The upcoming RetroN 5 from Hyperkin seems to be the perfect solution.

Over the past year or so I’ve (re)acquired the NES, SNES, and Genesis consoles. The NES I found needs to be repaired and I just haven’t gotten around to replacing the pin. The SNES works occasionally, and the Genesis works really well. I would still keep them if they were all completely bricked, just for the nostalgia of having them on a shelf. But, the RetroN 5 looks like it will be my go-to system for playing old games. This console can play games from these consoles:
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Shaq Wants Our Money to Make a Shaq-Fu Sequel

Posted 3 years ago by Games

Shaq Fu

If you grew up in the late 80s/early 90s, chances are you played Shaq-Fu, the horrible Sega Genesis and SNES game featuring Shaq doing kung-fu. Well, someone thought it was a good idea to make a sequel, and Shaq is hoping people will chip in $450,000 on IndieGoGo to get it made. If that’s not hilarious enough, check out some of the rewards. $500 will get Shaq to follow you on Instagram, while a grand will get him to follow you on Twitter. For $150 you can record a line that will be in the game (admittedly not a bad deal), and for $400 you can attend a launch party in New York.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Valentine Scans [1994]

Posted 3 years ago by Games

Sonic the Hedgehog

Well, the first (hopefully annual) Retro Valentine Giveaway is over, and the most-requested cards by a longshot from everyone who entered were these Sonic The Hedgehog cards. I wanted to get some Nintendo Valentines but couldn’t snag any, so I’m glad I was able to get some that were video-game themed.

These cards came out in 1994 at the height of Sonic-mania. I think I got my Sega Genesis in 1995 on my tenth birthday, and it came with Sonic II. I don’t know for sure, but I bet I had these Valentines at some point.

Sonic and Tails look pretty good on these cards, but I’m sure kids in 94 saved the Robotnik cards for their least-favorite friends (and teachers). “You’re so nice it’s disgusting!”….gee thanks.
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