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.@construxnunchux - Houchi Play - Creepin' on Butts!

In this game you are Taro Helbon a a 56 year old man with a family who works at an IT company in City X. You are a self-described super masochistic guy who likes to be verbally abused by girls in cos-play uniforms.

So Taro goes around to bars, hospitals, pools and schools all around City X looking to touch these girls while they aren't looking. When they aren't looking you mash LT and RT (X-Box) to creep along a booth to bottles of various beers, liquors, and wines. You can chug alcohol to increase the speed of your creep-styles and converge on the innocent girl. When you touch her, she yells at you and you start a new level with the same girl. Repeat, repeat, repeat with the girl becoming more aware of your butt scooting.



This goes on infinitely with dozens of girls victims. I am unsure what kind of market there is for this game. At one pint you could purchase this for 800 points on X-Box live. I had to dig pretty deep to find out what the goal of this game was and I guess y…

PODCAST: Game Time E3 Wrap-Up

This week on Toons Game Time, Brian is joined by Mart, Tucker and Ryan as they discuss the recently wrapped up E3 show in Los Angeles.

The conference was huge, as usual, and the guys talk about what games sound the most interesting, the spots where each company missed the mark and what was missing from the show.

Weigh in with your own thoughts at ToonsShow@gmail.com.

And go to sleep already, Mart.

Game Time E3 Thoughts: Microsoft

E3 is all about hype. It's a marketing team's dream going in and going out. That will never change. One thing that did change this year was the perceived "winner" of this year's video gaming throwdown.

This is a continuation of a very general breakdown of what we saw at this year's conference and my thoughts on them. I will speak in more detail on the conference with my gaming friends on an episode of Toons Game Time later this week. Weigh in with your own thoughts in the comment section, on facebook or by emailing us at ToonsShow@gmail.com (or just use the contact form in the sidebar of this very page).

My thoughts on Bethesda, EA, Ubisoft and Sony's presentations will come as I have time to type them up. These links will go active below as I get the time to finish them up:


Bethesda | EA | Ubisoft | Sony
Enjoy.

- Brian
Microsoft Is it okay to say that Microsoft has, by and large, had their collective asses handed to them for the duration of this cycle…

Game Time E3 Thoughts: Bethesda

E3 is all about hype. It's a marketing team's dream going in and going out. That will never change. One thing that did change this year was the perceived "winner" of this year's video gaming throwdown.

This is the first of a very general breakdown of what we saw at this year's conference and my thoughts on them. I will speak in more detail on the conference with my gaming friends on an episode of Toons Game Time later this week. Weigh in with your own thoughts in the comment section, on facebook or by emailing us at ToonsShow@gmail.com (or just use the contact form in the sidebar of this very page).

My thoughts on Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony's presentations will come as I have time to type them up. These links will go active below as I get the time to finish them up:


Microsoft | EA | Ubisoft | Sony
Enjoy.

- Brian
Bethesda This year, for the first time ever, Bethesda put on their own conference at E3, and overall, it was a great thing. Of all the presentati…

PODCAST: TGT E3 Preview (Sony Edition) w/ @Ham0nRy

This week on Toons Game Time, Brian and Ryan Hamner of the Johnny Goodtimes Fun Factory podcast discuss Sony and the upcoming E3 Conference. They discuss things like VR and Project Morpheus, the strength of the platform's exclusive content, upcoming movies related to Sony properties and they discover their mutual nerd tendencies toward the Star Wars franchise.

All that an much more on this edition of Toons Game Time, part of the Trending Topics Network.

PODCAST: TGT E3 Preview (Microsoft Ed.) w/ @PK_BWC and @You_MeAnd_McKee

This week on Toons Game Time, Brian brings along PK and Tucker to discuss the upcoming E3 Conference. This edition of the E3 preview focuses solely on Microsoft and what the company has in store for the XBox One and its gamers.

During the show, the guys discussed Microsoft's last E3 conference and whether they met the expectations set from 2014's show, whether or not the company has learned from their mistakes and where the focus should lie in the future for the company.

There's a lot on the horizon for XBox One gamers, whether its Windows 10, developer acquisitions or any number of other developments and the guys tried to cover it all.

This Day in Video Games: June 6, 2001 - Walmart?

If you've been following Toons newcomer Paul and his series Shit Japants on ConstruxNunchux.com, you're already well aware of the fact that video games can be weird. The thing is, that "weirdness" is not limited to the island nation of Japan. Oh, no, my friends. It is not.

May I present to you The WalMart SUV Parking Lot Challenge!

Finding information on this Vertigo Games creation for Windows PC can be difficult if you don't read a number of languages. What you need to know is that the game's general gist is ..... well ..... you park your SUV?

Look, video games are not always about their awesome graphics, creativity, innovation in design, detailed storyline, cultural subtext, musical score, value as an entertainment medium, character development, replay value, controls, historical significance or even their fun factor. It's just most times games will have at least one of those things going for it.

Either way, it's nice to know that Vertigo Games was…

This Day in Video Games: June 5, 2012 - Skylanders

Every once in a while, an unexpected success spawns numerous copycats to equally large successes. On June 5, 2012, the gaming industry witnessed the birth of that very scenario.

It could be argued that no other gaming franchise has had quite the impact on the industry that Skylanders has had over the last 5 years. It's possible you could go even further back than that - Sony/Microsoft's foray into online console gaming, maybe - before you even find something close. But Skylanders completely changed the game using what Nintendo used as a misdirection to get its Nintendo Entertainment System onto retailers' shelves decades ago: toys.

When Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure was released simultaneously on 6 different platforms just 3 years ago, it took little time for retailers and game developers to realize that what Activision had stumbled upon was less an anomaly and more a phenomenon. Sales across the systems (XBox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, Windows, and Mac) were nearly universa…

This Day in Video Game History: June 4, 1987

How could a game that sold less than 5,000 copies spawn an arguably successful franchise? How could a game that received virtually no backing from its own publisher go on to win an award as the Best Fantasy, Role Playing or Adventure Game of 1987 from the Software and Information Industry Association?

Leisure Suit Larry's first iteration, released on June 4, 1987 for the Apple II did exactly those things.

Sierra Online released Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards with virtually no support. The game's premise worried some higher-ups in the company given its cutting edge raunchiness. The game focuses on Larry Laffer, a lame "Ladies Man" wannabe who can't even get laid. In this first entry, Larry is a 38 year old virgin who lives in his mom's house and travels to Lost Wages to meet up with his carnal destiny.

Lost Wages, if you haven't figured out, is Las Vegas and would provide him as good a change as any of achieving his goal.

Given the m…

E3 Exclusive: Molyneux Promises Most Ambitious MMO Ever

LOS ANGELES (ToonsShow.com) - Ambition is no stranger to Peter Molyneux.

Those familiar with the former the founder of Lionhead Studios know that Molyneux isn't afraid to reveal that ambition, either. Addressing a recent leak ahead of this month's E3 conference, the at times infamous developer took the time to briefly address his latest project, being careful not to divulge too many of the "surprises planned for the conference."

According to Molyneux, the goal of the project, known as Peter Molyneux's Life, according to the leaked poster, is to create the most interdependent MMO in the industry.

"Every decision we make, every word we say, as human beings," he said in a conference call, "affects each and every other human being. This is true regardless of our gender, our race, our sexuality, even our age. Our lives are all interconnected.

"Things like social media have numbed us to this in a way. We have the technology, the creativity and the m…

This Day in Video Game History: June 3, 1986

There is no other name as synonymous with the second (and continuing) video game boom as Mario. Without the success of Super Mario and his brother Luigi, it can be argued that the industry would have fizzled into obscurity for at least a generation.

On June 3, 1986 the sequel to the smash hit Super Mario Bros. was released for the NES. The inital release of Super Mario Bros. 2 - which has been theorized to take place in a dream - took place in Japan for the NES and Famicom Disk System under the name Super Mario Bros. USA.

The actual American version of the game wouldn't be released until October of 1988. By the end of its initial run, it would be released on 6 different systems and sell over 10 million copies. The game has since been released for various Nintendo DS handhelds and in GameCube and Wii system collections for today's youth to enjoy.

Not bad for a plumber, his brother, a princess and a little dude that's a mushroom.

Here is the world-record run through of the…

This Day in Video Game History: June 2, 1995

On this date in 1995, Double Dragon from the Neo Geo CD was released in the United States.

While your first instinct may be to remember the original iteration of the Double Dragon arcade beat 'em up, the Neo Geo version of the game was a spin-off based on the Double Dragon movie. You know the one. The one with Alyssa Milano, Scott Wolf and that chick-back-in-the-day girl from the soap operas.

This game, unlike the original series of Double Dragon, took the form of a fighting game, pitting one character against the other but with the addition of some new concepts like a charge meter that filled up faster as your health depleted and anime-like character design. Its ten playable characters and two bosses - the final boss being Koga Shuko from the movie - made it pretty standard for the day for a fighting game.

You might not have played this game because it got generally bad reviews, but it was Double Dragon so it's still cool in our book.