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Mellow Gaming: Earth Defense Force 2025

EDF 2025

So whilst we still have quite a few episodes of the Bruce Willis starring classic Apocalypse to go, Paul and I got together to record some new stuff. We’re taking a little bit of a monster theme this month to tie in with my Godzilla film season that will be starting on The Film Dump soon. We recorded two different games, one as a series and one as a one off. The one off game will be posted a few weeks from now. For now, here’s Earth Defense Force 2025. As new episodes are uploaded I’ll add them into here. There will also be a playlist on the youtube channel you can use to watch as they’re added too. Click the link below to see the episodes uploaded so far.

EDF! EDF! EDF!

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Mellow Gaming: Apocalypse

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There was a time when Neversoft was one of the top Playstation 1 developers. Their Spider-man game rocked and their Tony Hawks Skateboarding games were a genuine revolution. Before making either of those games, though, they contracted the talents of Mr Demi Moore himself, Bruce Willis. This was during a period where people had stopped giving a crap about Bruce Willis because he had clearly stopped giving a crap about what he did, and so, he agreed to star in a random game he likely knew nothing about and probably forgot existed a week after recording his lines. That game was Apocalypse and it’s actually kinda decent. In this post I’ll be compiling all the videos we made as I upload them to the Youtubes. Click the link to see the videos!

Lock and load!


Mellow Gaming: Future Cop LAPD

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So we finally got around to recording something new for Mellow Gaming, although there is at least one more WWE 2K14 video to go. So, we went a bit retro and decided to play a little Future Cop LAPD. This was a game Paul and I played a fair amount in our youth-ish days and was pretty much always in our rotation of dumb action games along with Twisted Metal and Rogue Trip. And now we’re sharing that big dumb fun with you. As usually I’ll post the episodes here as they get put to Youtube over the next few weeks. One day we’ll do a massive recording session and be able to put out vids daily. One day.

You have 15 seconds to comply.


Mellow Gaming: Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo

I thought we’d go for something a little bit different for the latest Mellow Gaming episode. Instead of some big flashy game that has 4 billion videos on the Youtubes we, instead, are playing a tiny little game that only costs 69p. So here’s me making Paul play Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo! If you like what you see then go buy the game. Video is after the link!

This link has dysentery and has died.


Mellow Gaming: Twisted Metal World Tour

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Yes it’s that time again! The time where I bother to get another of these videos made. Gotta love the strict whenever-the-hell-I-feel-like-it schedule I’ve stuck to so rigidly. This time Paul and I are playing the game that made me (and Paul) fall in love with the Playstation, Twisted Metal World Tour. Here’s a game I owned before actually owning a Playstation. That’s how much I liked it. I had to have a copy I could take to my friends whilst I waited to get my own console. Unfortunately, it appears all that time spent playing it 15 years ago hasn’t translated to some sort of latent muscle memory. As you’ll see. Also, Twisted Metal World Tour isn’t the only new Mellow Gaming video we’ve made. There may well be something else coming soon to sit along side this. I say “may well”, I should say that there is. There is another video to come. Click the link for Twisted Metal World Tour fun!

Remember the PSOne Twisted Metals after this? No? Then you’re lucky.


Game Review No.7: Far Cry 3

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Available on: Xbox 360 (Version tested), PS3 & PC

It’s been a while since I’ve done a game review. Don’t really have an excuse. Just been busy with various other things. But, in the last few months, I have built up a backlog of games that require a bit of the old reviewing from me and so I’m gonna try to get that ball rolling with today’s game, Far Cry 3. Eventually I’ll get around to reviewing the other games I’ve recently finished off, such as Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed and Bioshock Infinite but for now you’ll have to make do with a game released last year that everyone else has already played to death. Click the link or something.

Why don’t game writers “get” storytelling?


Mellow Gaming With Ant & Paul: This Time We Play Sin & Punishment

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So this is a thing I do now. Last week I posted a few videos of me and my mate Luke playing a session of Wet on the PS3. Decided to share this commentary fun out with another buddy of mine named Paul and together we played some Sin & Punishment: Successor to the Skies (Star Successor in the US) on the Wii. It’s a into the screen shooter, kind of a modern take on Space Harrier, by Shmup legends Treasure. The game is actually a sequel to a Sin & Punishment game that appeared on the N64, although not here in the UK. At least not until it was published on the Wii’s Virtual Console a short while back. Anyway, Paul and I were pretty unfamiliar with this here game so we recorded our first ever experience playing it. Click the link to marvel at how much we suck.

Gonna name my metal band Sin & Punishment


Something Mellow This Way Comes…

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The other day I got myself one of them Blue Yeti studio mic thingies. Because I hate the sound of my own voice I naturally decided the best thing to do would be to get a friend around (In this case my buddy Luke) and commentate over a crappy game we decided to play. We’re kind of a chilled pair, not ones for exaggeration or acts of silliness so what was recorded that day was quite… mellow. Here’s the first part of the video series that may well turn into a thing if I can learn how to present it better and find a way to make everything that little bit funnier. Click the link to see the video and subscribe to my Youtube channel if, for some reason, you think you’d like to see more.

They call me smellow yellow.


Games Review No.6: Spec Ops – The Line

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Available on: Xbox 360, PS3 & PC
Version reviewed: Xbox 360

You know, it kinda sucks when great games get largely ignored by the masses. Even more so when the game, outwardly at least, appears to fit directly into the sort of generic cookie cutter design that a lot of the best sellers do, such as, the generally boring as all hell Call Of Duty series. Spec Ops: The Line appears at first glance to be a by the numbers cover based military shooter, the likes of which are everywhere these days. It even spends the first couple of hours convincing you that this is exactly what it is. And then stuff happens. Dark miserable and nasty stuff that sticks with you. The game starts to turn into one of the most memorable and intelligently crafted pieces of drama every produced in the realm of videogames. How does developer Yager manage this? I’ll probably tell you after the jump. That’s if I can do it without spoiling anything.

Fun fact: this game is part of a series of military shooters from years back that no-one remembers now and that this game has little resemblance to.


Games Review No.3: Borderlands 2

Available on: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Version reviewed: Xbox 360

Well I have certainly let this blog flounder a little haven’t I? It’s been over a month since my last post. In my defence I did go and set myself the ridiculous task of reviewing each and every Eon produced James Bond film over on The Film Dump. During the time I spent watching and reviewing those films I did manage to find the time to finish one other game, well actually two but I’ll get to the second game at a later date. The one I’m tackling tonight is Borderlands 2. Click the link for my review!

Roses are red, violets are blue, wub wub wub, Borderlands 2