Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Announcing Eric Vs. 365 - Daily Video Game Videos and Blogs - Day 0

Today, June 30, 2019, I am pleased to announce radical changes coming to PSXBoxIndies.com as well as our YouTube channel at youtube.com/gferic. My new project is called Eric Vs. 365 where I will play a different game every day for a full year. Yes, I know 2020 is a leap year, so there will actually be 366 videos, but 365 sounds cooler. In addition to a video every single day on YouTube, there will also be a blog post about that game and video on PSXBoxIndies as well. Intrigued? Of course you are. Continue reading for all of the details.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 17 - Attack on Titan 2

Day 17 of Eric Vs. 365 features Attack on Titan 2 for Xbox One. We both love and hate Attack on Titan - love the world and overall premise, but hate the dumb story - so playing a game that highlights the violence and brutality while condensing the story is by far our favorite way to experience the franchise. Read on for more.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 16 - Just Cause 4

The Just Cause franchise has gotten a raw deal. Not because the games have declined in quality, JC3 and 4 are both tons of fun, but rather because a very vocal minority has done their darnedest to convince everyone that they're bad now. This is nonsense and it's incredibly frustrating to see people missing out on games they would enjoy if it weren't for some Internet loudmouth crapping up every discussion about the franchise. Today's video for Eric Vs. 365 day 16 demonstrates just some of the fun you're missing out on if you skipped Just Cause 4. Keep reading for more details.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 15 - Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

We love Senran Kagura and don't care who knows it! Oh, hi. I didn't see you there. For day 15 of Eric Vs. 365 we played Senran Kagura: Burst Re:Newal. Well, by "played" we really mean "dressed up cute big booby girls", but same difference. I gotta say, though, that while we love the Senran Kagura action games, stuff like Peach Ball and Reflexions are definitely creepy and weird, but that is a topic for another time. For this blog we'll take a look at how SK: Burst Re:Newal compares to SK Estival Versus.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 14 - Monster Hunter World

Today's game for day 14 of Eric Vs. 365 features Monster Hunter World, but isn't really about the game at all. If you were hoping to see me lovingly gush over one of the most popular games of 2018 and one of Capcom's best selling games ever, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. If, instead, you want to see me make my cat with the character creator, well then you've come to the right place! Keep reading for details.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 13 - Jeopardy!

Day lucky number 13 of Eric Vs. 365 features the 2017 Ubisoft release of Jeopardy!. This isn't a very good version of Jeopardy! due to the questions being multiple choice and the almost nonexistent production values, but for a quick trivia fix it's OK. It's mostly just an excuse to let Eric flex his trivia muscles and share the secrets to being good at Jeopardy!. Keep reading for more.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 12 - FUEL

As a games journalist it isn't your job to champion certain games, but sometimes it feels like a waste of your position not to try to draw attention to overlooked games that deserve better. In my case it was always the redheaded stepchild of Codemasters' racing games, FUEL. For Day 12 of Eric Vs. 365, we show off some of the coolest bits of FUEL to hopefully, maybe, convince some folks to give it a try. Continue reading for more.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 11 - Forza Horizon 4

Day 11 of Eric Vs. 365 features Forza Horizon 4 - one of the best racing games ever, but one that I have almost zero interest in continuing to play. Yes, Forza Horizon 4 is beautiful and it plays amazingly well, but due to the insistence on making it a Games-As-A-Service experience all of the satisfaction of winning races is totally gone in favor of an endless grind to collect worthless character customization items and fill progress meters. Today's Forza Horizon 4 video isn't about any of that, though. We did something ... different. Continue reading for all of the details.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 10 - Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

Ten days into Eric Vs. 365, only a million to go. Today's game is Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled. Despite being the second PSOne game Eric ever owned, we never really played the original Crash Team Racing very much, largely because there were just too many other good games to play at the time. We loved the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy (more games we didn't ever play originally ...) so much, though, that we gave the Crash Team Racing remake a try out of pure blind faith. Check out our thoughts on the game, and how this video came about, below.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 9 - Marvel's Spider-Man

Day 9 of Eric Vs. 365 showcases Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4. We actually have a fair bit to talk about with this one. Things like how the game is solid but mostly just a polished up version of the same stuff Activision was doing with Spider-Man 15 years ago. And also how this video went through a couple of iterations before it ended up like this. Stick around, pull up a chair, and continue reading this blog post about Marvel's Spider-Man.