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Francis DiPersio

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

Ultracore Review (Switch)

Cracking Open A Bullet-Riddled Time Capsule   Ultracore’s story is one 25 years in the making. Originally slated to release on the Genesis, Sega CD, and Commodore Amiga in 1994 under the name Hardcore, the game is a run-and-gun shooter from Stockholm-based studio Digital Illusions (now known as DICE)…

SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC Review (Switch)

Thunder In Shoot-‘Em-Up Paradise   While perhaps not as well known as more popular shoot-’em-up franchises like Gradius and R-Type, Technosoft’s Thunder Force series has been around for a long time.  First appearing on Japanese computers in 1983, the series found its footing with a trio of superb sequels…

‘Fallen Legion: Revenants’ Announced For PS4 and Switch

Take control of the savvy politician Lucien and the revenant Rowena to overthrow a mad tyrant in Fallen Legion: Revenants, coming to PS4 and Switch next year Fallen Legion: Revenants will be releasing in 2021 for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, publisher NIS America announced today during today’s New…

Nihon Falcom’s ‘Ys IX: Monstrum Nox’ Is Heading West In 2021

Take control of Adol Christin and wield the power of monsters in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox when it releases next year on consoles and PC.   Today during the New Game Plus Expo, publisher NIS America announced that Nihon Falcom’s Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be making it’s way…

‘Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2’ Announced For Consoles And PC

Featuring four playable demon-slayers, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is coming soon to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC   Today during the New Game Plus Expo, Art Play’s Koji Igarashi revealed that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is currently in development for consoles and PC. The…

Ghoulish Rhythm Platformer ‘Mad Rat Dead’ Heads To Switch and PS4 in October

Now available to pre-order, Limited Heart Pounding Edition of Mad Rad Dead to include Dead Beats cassette, art book, and more.   Mad Rat Dead, the rhythm platformer from the mind of Yu Mizokami (Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows), will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Switch…

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