Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #14 - The one where Billy gets a PS4.

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Billy gets a PS4 finally and he seems pretty happy about it. Mark would be happier if his internet would work properly but he's still glad to be playing Grand Theft Auto V with his bro.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #13 - A Big Ol'Video Game Rundown

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We unleash our video game rundown doing a real quick recap of the current games on our played and watch lists. Also Billy is getting a PS4, Mark is posting tons of gameplay videos, and we welcome Billy's newest guitar to the studio. Also Ubisoft sucks.

The Game Awards 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Video Games!!!

Hi guys, Mark here. If you've been to our Youtube channel lately you'll have noticed that I've been uploading some game footage every now and then. I love games and now that my capture/recording setup is setup I'll be posting a bunch of gameplay footage.

Currently I'm playing around in Minecraft a couple times a week. Minecraft is my go to game for when I feel like relaxing and just taking it easy. So I'll be building up my world, Awesomtopia and working towards killing the ender dragon.

I'm also playing through a couple games I treat as daily challenges. Spelunky is awesome and has a daily challenge mode built right in. I suck pretty hard at it but I feel like I'm getting a little better. Rogue Legacy is my other daily challenge. It's my favourite game from 2013 and I still love it. So I do a run or two trying to level myself up and unlock the rest of my abilities, items, and runes. I'll be attempting the boss challenges soon too.

I'll be playing some random Wii U games and virtual console goodies as well. Mario Kart 8 to start and after that we'll see. I'm not sure which game to do next but I have lots of choices so I'll think of something soon enough.

Finally I'll be playing a couple other quick games regularly. I just started playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and I'm working my way through the multiplayer side of things. Also I'll post some Destiny strikes and crucible matches because even though the game may not have lived up to all the hype I still enjoy playing it on and off.

Anyways enough jibba jabba go check out our Fist Grenade youtube channel and of course download the weeekly podcast that goes up every Tuesday night / Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #12 - Back in the Swing, Machete, and Too Many Cooks

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We are back after a brief work hiatus and ready to roll. We delve into the mediocrity of Freedom Wars and the Hercules movie also Billy is buying guitar stuff and watching Too Many Cooks on loop.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vocaloids, Bigfoot's Wild Weekend, and the horror of Mammy

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We discover the new and scary world of vocaloids as Hatsune Miku preforms for David Letterman of all people. Then we take note of the creeps in the world like the Dad from Seventh Heaven and racists dressing up in black face.
Also Billy is not pleased with the new line of Gibson guitars next year or that old geezer Les Paul.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #10 - Two Sick Dudes

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No notes yet, maybe some later. Here's some cool pics instead

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We're on Stitcher!

We are super pumped to announce we are now on Stitcher. It's an awesome internet radio on demand site that that has over 25000 radio shows for iPhones, iPads, Android, and PC. It's a great alternative to iTunes and has a great app you can grab here Anyways give it a try! You can find our podcast every week here on it's Stitcher page as well : Fist Grenade's Stitcher Page

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #9 - Does Bas Rutten need Security from Godzilla? No Liver Shot!

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RIP Eric the Actor, you will be missed man. We talked about a bunch of other stuff too but nothing as important.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #8 - All hail Space Barbie our new God

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An exciting week as Billy introduces us to our new God, Space barbie.

We learn about sativa, some conspiracy theories, and octo burgers. Also eatin' most definitely is cheatin'.

Mark Catches us up with Destiny and how he hopes Chris Hansen won't show up at his house because of the online match making.

Also Notch has all the money he'll ever need and can now live in a cave in happy seclusion.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #7 - The Goblin Force is ever present.

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Billy gets addicted to doing dumb voices while Mark is addicted to Diablo 3 and Destiny on his PS4 also Billy gives us an update on the new Apple iPhones and iWatches. (Actually he doesn't he forgot to watch the live stream so Mark did it for him).

New Apple phones ......yay I guess.

Garfield Minus Garfield.

Destiny Reviews

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #6 - Sushi simulation is the future of VR

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Samsung announced its' new Gear VR and Mark is pumped, Billy on the other hand just wants to trade fish and make sushi. Also we talk about gaming in public, AI sex rights, Cops getting caught being jerks, Mario Kart 8 DLC, Destiny hype, PAX, TGS, and finally that we like Google Plus even though it's a barren wasteland.
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Occulus and Samsung announce the Gear VR
Mario Kart 8 DLC - get it boy!
Super Meat Boy Forever

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Billy is @ToughBilly

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #5 - Is that a Fleshlight or a Mac Pro?

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This week we witness Mark's will power fade, but his love for all things comics, manga, anime, and gaming blossom. We talk about One Punch Man, The Gamer, The Legend of Korra, and Gantz. Also we let loose our feelings and rant about dumb people doing dumb things like DDOS attacks, and harassing women. Also slots are for idiots, go actually gamble at a real table.

Most importantly Charlie's Steakery in the Penn Center in St. Catharines, Ontario is amazing. Buy their subs. Buy all the subs.

Lizard Squad
The Creatures got swatted

SWAT team throws flash bang into baby's crib
The dairy challenge AKA kenny rodgers jackass

Legend of Korra gameplay

Windows 9 on the way
Crash to Windows 7
The Gamer is an amazing Manhwa
So is One Punch Man

Get in dat Ass Larry

Bojack Horseman

Sportsfriends looks amazing

Check us out on Twitter: Mark is @fistgrenade
Billy is @ToughBilly

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #4 - Get hype for Divekick and Def Jam

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This week we get real serious about the important stories like Ebola, food shelter politics, And NASA's new "impossible" engine. Mark is fighting his inner demons and trying to resist the call to buy Diablo 3 for his PS4 while Billy has a stalker and is loving Cosmos.

We figure out how our gaming versus challenges are going to work and then proceed to get all excited about old fighting games like Super Punch-Out, Def Jam, and Hajime No Ippo's games. Oh and Divekick is the bomb, we want the specialty fight sticks.

Anyways check it out and when you are done immediately watch The Rock, Nicolas Cage's masterpiece.
David Arquette's Drunk call to Stern
DIY fleshlight
Revision 3 used to do unboxing right
Wickerman - The bees!
Bad Boys 3 is gonna happen, shit is gonna pop off
Jayden Smith is the king of twitter
Sports Friends is the only good implementation of Playstation Move
Vanilla Ice's horrible movie
Food shelter in Ottawa is turning away Kraft Dinner
New propulsion engines are going to change space travel
Official Divekick Fighting Pads are awesome

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Billy is @ToughBilly

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #3 - Velour cans or nothing

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This week we touch on some sucky news, talk about a mildly sucky movie, then check out the news from Gamescom 2014. Billy gets hyped for Geometry Wars 3 even though he really just wants to play the first one. Mark on the other hand is getting hype for Destiny and all the other awesome games shown. We review the Playstation Gold Wireless headset and come to the conclusion that yes, they are good and if you have a PS3 or PS4 you should buy them. Also Mac vs PC audio and video editing comparisons.

Geometry Wars 3
Destiny: Multiplayer Trailer
Silent Hills
Super Hot
Sunset Overdrive
Playstation Gold Wireless Headset

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fist Grenade Podcast #2 - Breeding and racing all day son!

So a full week has passed since our last episode and it feels like it's been a month. That's not stopping us though so we're bringing you an hour long festival of hype and a big list of stuff that we talked about on the cast.

PS Now's prices are ridiculous:
Bioshock is going mobile:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Fist Grenade Podcast is a go!

As you can see directly above this post our first podcast episode is up on Shout Engine. Feel free to give it a listen .
This was a quick one we made just to test out and set up the technical and hosting aspects of the cast. Now that we have that part down we'll start releasing full length casts once a week, every week at midnight on Saturday.
Anyways you can find all the episodes on Shout Engine here:
Or on Itunes here: 
The newest episodes will be put on our Soundcloud page as well here:
I'll post a link once we have iTunes available as well.

Mad TV Kenny Rogers Dairy Challenge:
Will Sasso on WCW:
Will Sasso Vines:
Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie Trailer:
PS4 Gold Wireless Headset: Engadget review

Monday, February 24, 2014

Strider Review

I like ninjas. I like future sci-fi cyber punk settings. I like Metroid. I like giant robot gorillas. So naturally I loved Strider.

Strider is a 2D side scrolling action game were you play as a Strider named Hiryu, an assassin hired to take out the evil dictator of Kazakh City.

Strider Hiryu has some great moves and weapons at his disposal. His main attack is his cypher (plasma sword) which can be upgraded to use different properties. I won't go into detail because unlocking and figuring out what the new abilities do is one of the best parts of the game. Strider also unlocks other weapons, health, energy, and ability upgrades much like Metroid. Very much like Metroid. Exactly like Metroid. You search the map and reveal new rooms and pathways as you go. Also much like Metroid you'll be backtracking over your map as you unlock new ways to go through locked doors you couldn't pass before.

Where it differs from Metroid is the way you fight and this is key. Metroid and the more recent Shadow Complex are much more ranged weapon based, Strider is not. You will want to sprint up to your enemies as fast as you can and commence slicing and dicing. Lots of corridors have five to ten enemies in a row and instead of standing back and shooting at them you'll be running through them as fast as you can mashing your attacks ripping them apart before they start shooting you. Also every time you slash an enemy you fill a meter that allows you to unleash a bullet time like state where all enemies glow red and move very slowly while your attacks become much stronger and you pretty much rip everything to shreds instantly. Now if you get hit or go more then a couple seconds without hitting an enemy you'll lose meter so you'll want to mow down enemies quickly and avoid getting hit.

Strider has some awesome boss fights which include giant mecha dragons, giant mecha gorillas, female ninjas, crazy jet pack wearing bounty hunters ala Boba Fett and a bunch of other over the top awesome ideas ripped right from the early 90s arcades. One thing for sure is I had a hell of a lot a fun with the bosses and it made me realise how much I miss games like this.

The best part of the game though is the flow. Strider is fast. He wants to go fast and he has the skills to do it. The way he jumps, double jumps, dashes, and slides feels like it's ripped right from an anime. He also climbs. You can cling to any surface in the game allowing you to crawl up walls or along ceilings which is really cool especially when you enter rooms where gravity is reversed. The only problem is I wish he felt faster when he was climbing like he needs a dash move when he climbs. Sure pressing the jump button lets you do a small hop up the wall but climbing still feels slow compared to how well Strider moves when he's on his feet and it kind of kills the flow of the game a bit.

Strider has lots of replayabilty which is a good thing since it's a pretty short game. It took me about 6 hours to get through it on my first play and I screwed around quite a bit back tracking to explore and just have fun cutting dudes up. There is even an achievement to beat the game in under 4 hours. Still this is par for the course when it comes to Metroid style games and it ends up being longer then Shadow Complex or Super Metroid.

So all in all I loved Strider. I'm pissed I missed out on earlier incarnations of the game but really glad I got to enjoy this remake. It brought me some bad ass ninja action and for that I'm in it's debt. Also it made me realize Nintendo needs to hurry up and release a new 2D Metroid, none of this Other M crap either.