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: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

UnMetal Review (PC)

UnMetal Review: Farcical Espionage Action     Konami’s Metal Gear franchise has always held a special place in my camo-clad heart. As a kid growing up in the late ’80s, I must’ve spent hundreds of hours on my mission to infiltrate Outer Heaven as FOXHOUND member Solid Snake. Though…

Tactical Dogfights And Smart Storytelling Find Perfect Harmony In Chorus

Chorus Preview: Maintaining A Perfect Harmony     It’s not often you see a big-budget space shooter. Chorus, the latest offering from Manticore – Galaxy on Fire developer Fishlabs and publisher Deep Silver, is certainly an exception. First showcased at last year’s Inside Xbox presentation ahead of the Xbox…

Arcade1up Ms. PAC-MAN / GALAGA Class of ’81 Cabinet Now Available To Pre-Order

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of two arcade icons with the Ms. PAC-MAN / GALAGA Class of ’81 Arcade1up machine   Tastemakers announced today that the Arcade1up Ms. PAC-MAN / GALAGA Class of ’81 arcade machine is now available to pre-order directly from the company’s online store. The latest in…

Recursive Ruin Brings Surreal Adventure To PC Next Year

Recursive Ruin revealed during The Escapist Indie Showcase with a trippy announcement trailer Indie studio Bit Rot and publisher Iceberg Interactive will release Recursive Ruin on PC next year. Revealed during The Escapist Indie Showcase yesterday, the developer describes Recursive Ruin as “a kaleidoscopic narrative-puzzle game” where players inhabit…

Rustler Review (PS5)

Rustler Review: Ye Olde Thug Life   Developed by Jutsu Games, Rustler proudly wears its inspiration on its chainmail sleeves. It’s an open-world, top-down homage to Rockstar’s early Grand Theft Auto titles. However, instead of tasking you with hopping behind the wheel of high-end sports cars and running amok…

Pre-Orders Now Open For Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition

Pre-orders For Physical And Digical Copies Of Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition Close On October 17 Released on Steam 2017 and later ported to consoles, Alwa’s Awakening was a heartfelt love letter to the 8-bit era that did a great job of capturing the look and feel of some…

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