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PODCAST: Up Up Down Down

This latest, and brief, episode features Brian explaining the latest listener-driven feature of The 1-Up Club Podcast.

Black Friday 2017: The Spreadsheet

Black Friday is nearly upon us and, if you've missed out on some games, it presents a great opportunity to catch up while saving some cash.

Make This Movie: Indigo Prophecy (Quantic Dream, 2005)

There are a ton of video game titles and franchises that we've seen get their time in the multimedia spotlight over the years. Unfortunately many of them don't pan out. But that doesn't mean that we - the fans of these games - should stop pining for the moment some of our favorite franchises get the big (or silver) screen treatment.

Today, I'd like to call on a big movie studio to pick up the rights to Quantic Dreams' 2005 thriller Fahrenheit.

Thoughts on Video Games, PewDiePie, the Assassin's Creed Movie and More

Welcome to the Weekend!

While I continue working on getting a video channel up and running to go along with the podcast, I figured I would sit down on Fridays and give a few of my thoughts as they relate to some of the news from the week in video games. In the near future, I will be following a more stringent schedule to bring written, audio and visual content on a more regular basis. As of right now (and while I power....or whimper....through a thumb injury which has taken my ability to play for a short time), I have a little bit of time to work on the writing aspect of the site.

Microsoft is LIVE at Gamescom. Watch here.

Here is Microsoft's Gamescom presentation. Enjoy and let your thoughts be known.

1-Up After Dark: Bethesda's E3 Conference Breakdown and Trailers

Let's face it. E3 is a great event but for many people in the world (see also "outside of the Pacific time zone and especially across the various ponds"), the times of the conferences can be a little bit taxing if this isn't your full-time job.

Add in the Pittsburgh Penguisn' Stanley Cup clinching game Sunday evening and watching the Bethesda conference - as much as I genuinely love the gang at Bethesda - unfortunately had to take a momentary backseat. But that delay ended when a continuing bout with poison ivy which prematurely ended my slumber.

So let's break this show down, shall we?

Watch/React to Microsoft's #E32017 Press Conference Right Here (LIVE Updates)

Day 1 of E3 2017 featured EA Games.

Day 2 will see Microsoft step up with the highly anticipated reveal of Project Scorpio and - presumably - much more. Will Microsoft finally use their next hardware behemoth to overpower Sony's recent market dominance? Will their stable of exclusive IPs stand out enough to convert even some of the most die-hard Playstation fanboys/fangirls?

We'll all find out together at 5:00 PM EDT. Follow along with the conference right here and on Twitter using #1UpE3 and we'll get your feedback on The 1-Up Club E3 Wrap-Up podcast.

Watch/React to EA Play kick off #E32017 Here at 3:00 PM EDT (w/ LIVE UPDATES)

E3 is kicking off today starting with EA Games' EA Play conference. Stream their presentation right here at The 1-Up Club and comment as often as you like to be included in our Wrap-Up Podcast.

Updates will appear below the embedded video leading into and as the show goes on.Join the conversation in the comment section or by using #1UpE3 on twitter.

E3 2017 Podcast Preview, Coverage and Schedule

The 1-Up Club is preparing coverage for this year's Biggest Show in Gaming. Brian and Ryan will be teaming up to record an E3 Preview Podcast on Wednesday June 6 in the morning and we want your input.

Naughty Dog's Jonathan Cooper Talks Mass Effect: Andromeda's Issues

Numerous sites are reporting on former Mass Effect animator Jonathan Cooper's discussion of Mass Effect: Andromeda's well-documented issues. Now with Naughty Dog, Cooper's candid soliloquy through his Twitter account goes into great detail about the technical aspects of development that likely led to ME: A's flaws.

Below is the entire thread in one image for your convenience.

PODCAST: The 1-Up Club w/ @ToonsBrian and @RyHamner

On this week's The 1-Up Club podcast, Brian and Ryan discuss the latest video game news and ask why so little is being said about a AAA title's release this past week.

PODCAST: Heads Up: From Switch to Twitch

This week on Heads Up, Brian and Ryan open the show talking about their all-time favorite peripherals before turning their attention to the upcoming Nintendo Switch and other topics.

Retro Review: Primal Raging

Much of my adolescence was spent with a Sega Genesis controller in my hand. In the mid-to-late 90s, that made me "normal," or at least as normal as an awkward teenager can be. Like other teenage boys at that time, the time that I spent on video games focused mostly on either sports or fighting titles.

This Day in Gaming History: Feb 15, 1993 (f. @ryhamner)

Typically when I sit down to do a This Day in Gaming History post, it presents nothing more than a nice little reminder of a game I kinda sorta remember playing back in the day. You know the day. Back when my hair was thicker, my waist was smaller and I didn't have to worry about how my knee was going to feel when I got up from typing 200 words or so.
That makes a day like today a little nicer.

Twisted Valentine's Day Cards From The Video Game World

It has not escaped us at The 1-Up Club that Valentine's Day cards are in short supply these days. So here are just a few (parody) Valentine's Day cards from some of our favorite characters and games of all time.


And please don't sue me, gimmicky legendary Japanese video game corporation who likes to dump on its fanbase whether or not they're actually making money of off of their passion (which this writer certainly isn't).

PODCAST: Heads Up Feb 13, 2017 w/ Brian and Ryan

Brian and Ryan return to discuss the latest in the world of video games. But before that, they discuss what power ups or abilities from video games they would love to have in their own real lives.