Mashing Buttons LIVE – Dark Souls II [Part 1]

After taking a two-week hiatus from adventuring in the land of Drangleic, I returned to the Lost Bastille to find my skills a little less than rusty. With some help from the Twitch.tv chat, I praised the sun and took on the Ruin Sentinels with… some success? Watch the archive above and you’ll see what I mean.

I plan to stream as much of my Dark Souls II playthrough as possible, so stay tuned for more in the future at http://www.twitch.tv/martyhess

The Morning AMp – What Facebook Means For VR

Facebook’s surprise acquisition of Oculus VR last week caught everyone off guard — confused shareholders, angry video game players and everyone else in between. There aren’t a lot of answers to the questions people are asking about Facebook’s big purchase, but I spoke with Molly and Brian of The Morning AMp earlier today to try and work though what this could mean for the social media giant. You can listen to the full segment from the show by clicking on the “Play” button above!

The Morning AMp – The Games Of March Are Upon Us

March 2014 was a very busy month in the world of video games — game developer conferences happened, virtual reality headsets were announced, and video games were released. Join me and The Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon as we talk through all this news and review this month’s new hot new video games. You can listen to the full segment from the show by clicking on the “Play” button above!

Mashing Buttons – inFAMOUS Second Son

Most video games are classified as “power fantasies;” putting you in control of immense power and, in turn, the entire world’s fate. In inFAMOUS Second Son, you are given actual super powers and it’s up to you to decide whether to liberate or destroy the city of Seattle. While this setup sounds intriguing enough, the gameplay could definitely benefit from a bit more variety. You can see what I mean by watching the video above.

You can find me on Twitter (@martyhess) or send me an email (check the About page) if you have any questions or want to yell at me. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my stuff on YouTube to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of video games. Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons – Titanfall

No more trailers, no more betas, no more waiting — Titanfall has landed on store shelves. How does the final product stand up to the incredible hype surrounding it? Very well. My ability to play it while talking, on the other hand, doesn’t hold up nearly as well. See both things for yourself in the above video!

You can find me on Twitter (@martyhess) or send me an email (check the About page) if you have any questions or want to yell at me. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my stuff on YouTube to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of video games. Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons – LUFTRAUSERS

 

Vlambeer Games has managed (yet again) to create an addictive, bite-sized experience with LUFTRAUSERS. With a myriad of plane combinations and challenges to take on, you’ll find yourself feeling like a badass pilot in no time. Prepare to Raus!

You can find me on Twitter (@martyhess) or send me an email (check the About page) if you have any questions or want to yell at me. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my stuff on YouTube to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of video games. Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons – Dark Souls II

I’ll admit — I was a latecomer to the Dark Souls party that From Software threw in 2011. I scoffed and thought “Pshh, who would waste their time dying over and over? I’m gonna go play these other video games where you die over and over again.” After spending more than a dozen hours with Dark Souls II, I can say that I have have seen the light and have praised the sun for this deeply (sometimes frustratingly) challenging and equally satisfying experience.

You can find me on Twitter (@martyhess) or send me an email (check the About page) if you have any questions or want to yell at me. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my stuff on YouTube to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of video games. Enjoy, and thanks for watching!