New Retro Gaming Magazine!

Attention fellow Gamers!  The website Nintendo Age is publishing a new gaming Magazine called Retro.  In the magazine, there will be articles, images, and other stuff all about retro games and current gen games.  Nintendo Age is stating that they are trying to get back into the nostalgia we all felt reading old issues of Nintendo Power and other gaming magazines that we grew up with.

The website is now taking subscriptions for the new magazine and it will be a bi-monthly magazine which means there will be 6 issues a year.  They are offering a Digital copy only subscription for $18 a year and a physical copy that also allows for a digital copy as well, in case you want to collect the magazines, and that one will be $33 a year.  You can register for your subscription at the following website: https://checkout.subscriptiongenius.com/ReadRetro.com/nintendoage.com/

I will be subscribing to this new magazine myself and I hope other gamers both new and old will support Nintendo Age and do the same.


Christmas Classic Gaming streams

For Christmas Eve and Christmas day I played Ranger X and Sonic 3 & Knuckles to completion.  Two of my favorite Sega Genesis games ever.  Here are the archive videos of each game.

WARNING. I commited the cardinal sin of broadcasting by having the mic right under my nose.  So expect lots of heavy breathing in the first two videos.


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GVN Quick Review: Super Mario 3D World(Wii U)

Super Mario 3D World
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Platformer
Release: November 22, 2013

Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS was one of my favorite games on the mighty little handheld.  It's wonderfully designed 3D environments used the 3D effect in ways I actually expected since the system launched.  It contained lots of challenging platforming action that harkens back to the days of Super Mario 64 and even borrowing elements from the classic Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES.  Needless to say it was a smash hit.


GVN Quick Review: AVGN Adventures (PC)

The AVGN Adventures (PC)
Developer: FreakZone Games
Publisher: Screwattack Entertainment
Release: Sept 20th, 2013

Every now and again a game comes along that no matter what its about, it puts a smile on my face.  Such is the case of the Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures for the PC.  What we have here is a top notch balls-to-the-wall action platformer that along with several other platformers that I have played recently, that the 2D genre is thriving once more.


PS Vita! Finally something to play!

So I have had my PS Vita for I believe a little over a year now and finally I have found games to play that peak my interest.  When I first invested in this handheld system I was excited because the PSP had some awesome games for it and I assumed that the Vita would follow suit.  When the system released I purchased Uncharted and Modnation Racers and even though they are awesome games, I lost interest in the system quickly.  Then Activision released Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified which I was hoping would give replay value of the Vita but once again I was disappointed because Black Ops Declassified was nothing like a Call of Duty game.  Yes it was a FPS but didn't feel smooth to me.  Needless to say after that horrible experience I put my Vita away and hadn't touched it until Killzone Mercenary was released.  I waited about a month after the release to pick it up because I got it for cheap on a Black Friday deal.  The game had me at the opening cinematic!  The graphics were stunning and the controls were so precise that I didn't find having to use the touchscreen every once in a while for certain actions as that much of an inconvenience.  It actually made the game a lot more enjoyable.  The gameplay was smooth and the storyline kept you engaged and wanting to play more.  Also Sony added a multiplayer experience on the Vita which ran smooth as well and gives the game a lot more replay value.  I never thought I would ever play a multiplayer game on a handheld that didn't use Ad-Hoc like on the old PSP.  I thought it would be choppy or lacking in graphics or having a lot of lag.  But I was gladly mistaken.  On top of Killzone Mercenary I picked up The Walking Dead: Complete First Season and Little Big Planet on the Vita and now I love the system.  I hope that developers and Sony keep going forward with the Vita and produce more games that will be exclusive for the Vita but add some story to previous series that were released on the Playstation and such.  What I mean is I would like a Resident Evil or Metal Gear Solid game that adds to the previous stories in the series but will only be available on the Vita.  Kind of like what the did with Silent Hill.


Welcome to the GVN Team....

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the newest member of Gaming Vision Network, Anthony Ortiz.  Be sure to read his mini bio over in our about section.

Welcome aboard Anthony.