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)

Espgaluda II Soars Onto The Japanese Switch eShop In September

Espgaluda II brings bullet hell action to the Japanese eShop on September 9   Earlier this Summer, CAVE, and Live-Wire brought the beloved bullet hell shooter Mushihimesama to the Switch. Now, they’re preparing to port another classic shmup to the platform – at least in Japan. According to Live-Wire’s…

Mayhem Brawler Review (Switch)

Mayhem Brawler Review: Taking It To The Streets (Of Rage)   The beat-’em-up genre has seen something of a resurgence in recent years, with games like The Takedown, Fight ‘N Rage, and Streets of Rage 4 delivering old-school thrills to a new generation of gamers. Mayhem Brawler is the…

Spelunker HD Deluxe Review (Switch)

Spelunker HD Deluxe Review: Digging Deep Into Nostalgia   First released in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Spelunker HD was a 3D remake of Timothy Martin‘s popular 1983 platformer for 8-bit computers. More specifically, it was a remake of Irem’s Famicom and NES port of the game, which followed…

Rumor: GTA Remastered Trilogy In Development, Coming This Fall

According to Kotaku’s sources, a GTA Remastered Trilogy is in the works, uses Unreal Engine There’s been much talk about the PlayStation 2-era Grand Theft Auto games being remastered over the years. However, if new reporting from Kotaku proves to be accurate, it looks like the long wait may…


FORECLOSED Review: A Gripping Cyberpunk Adventure   Has a game ever given you instant Déjà vu? For me, FORECLOSED is one such title. Maybe it’s the stylish comic book cutscenes. Or perhaps it’s how the protagonist, Evan, dispenses cynical monologues over somber string melodies between violent shootouts. In any…

Metal Slug Tactics Will Deploy On The Switch Next Year

Marco and the gang take the fight to the Switch next year with Metal Slug Tactics   During Summer Game Fest in June, Dotemu and SNK revealed the development of Metal Slug Tactics for PC. A tactical RPG set in the long-running run-‘n-gun shooter’s universe, the game allows you…

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