Play On!

The one where the gang records another late night session and talks Limited Run Games release of Night Trap for PS4. They also go deep on the Kickstarter failure of Unsung Story, Loot Crates in Call of Duty, Dream Daddy, No Mans Sky latest update, Esports being considered for the Olympics, Sex Bots, and more! […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses another possible botched Wal-mart preorder fiasco with a Nintendo product. They also talk deeper Nintendo business as Nintendo has discontinued certain models of the 3DS which opens up questions about Nintendo’s handheld juggernaut. The gang also talks Atari Box and what it could possibly be. PokeMon Go Fest disappoints, […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses the announcement of the Super Nintendo Classic mini and it’s questionable roster of games. The crew also gives their full E3 review and talk about the unveilings, games, and new hardware that was shown. Plus, there’s talk of zombies, Dragon Ball Z, and more! Enjoy! Be sure to check […] Read More >>

The one where Steve, Kyle, and Pat B. play each other on over 90 fighting games in one night at Galloping Ghost Arcade to determine who will win the official Harley Davidson bandana of victory and who is the fighting game champion of Play On! The crew is joined by special guest and tournament host, […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Destiny 2’s inevitiable release and whether or not to play it or just download Warframe for free and get a much better gaming experience. Giuseppe give us further insight into the world of Warframe and why it just might be better than both Destiny games combined. Steve gives […] Read More >>

The one where the crew talks about the NES classic and the shady lengths people are going to in order to profit off your nostalgia. The crew also talks about the juggernaut that is the Nintendo Switch and its unstoppable sales numbers. Steve and Kyle call it early and declare Nier Automata the game of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang grieves over Madcatz filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Kyle gives his review of the Nintendo Switch thus far, Pat talks VR and the troubles at Facebook with Oculus Rift, Steve gives a brief review of Nier: Automata, and Play On! Youth Correspondent, Giuseppe, shows off his Destiny knowledge as him and […] Read More >>

The gang is joined by special guest Kevin and new Planet Arbitrary family member, Jacky, writer of Pretty, Pretty, Games, Yay, to talk about all things gaming. We go over the end of year sales figures for 2016 and talk about why Call of Duty is still so dominant much to Steve’s shagrin. They also […] Read More >>

The crew of Play On! hands out the prestigious Arbie Award to their winners and losers of video gaming in 2016! Who will win Best Developer or Biggest Loser or the biggest honor of the year, Best Game of the Year? Tune in to find out! Be sure to check out the all new Play […] Read More >>

The one where the whole gang gets together to talk about the wonder and majesty that is Final Fantasy XV. Kyle and Giuseppe break the game down and talk about what it gets right and why limited open-world is a good thing. Steve continues his march to domination as he trains in BlazBlue. Cole talks […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about their experiences with Watch Dogs 2. They also discuss the Rocket League documentary on Youtube. All this plus reveals! Reveals! Reveals! Last of Us 2, Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, and a new Death Stranding trailer. The crew also looks back on 100 episodes and talks about some of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about the much anticipated NES Classic, it’s shit show of a launch, and how Nintendo is going to wreck the reseller market. We also talk about another highly anticipated game, Watch Dogs 2. All this plus, Xbox One sales numbers, the Xbox family of consoles, and Steve’s review of […] Read More >>

The one where the gang shares their feelings about the new Nintendo Switch. Pat B. gives a brief review of Battlefield 1 and it’s horrible flight mechanics. Steve gives a review of the ultra violent, Corpse Party. The gang covers all this plus the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, how glorious Best Buy is, […] Read More >>

The one where Pat B. comes to terms with being an older gamer and reverses his staunch position on Twitch with the help of a fellow gamer. We cover late news like the unveiling of Twitch Prime and talk about the continued drama surrounding No Mans Sky on Reddit. We also talk about what would […] Read More >>

The gang returns after a long absence. We cover the latest news in gaming a few weeks late and also discuss Sony’s big announcements at the Playstation event in New York. Pat B. talks about his retro game hunting in Germany and No Man’s Sky is hotly debated yet again. Steve and Kyle lay out […] Read More >>

The one where the gang discusses the deep moral and ethical debates spawned by the release of No Mans Sky. Cole bought a New Nintendo 3DS and tells us about the stack of games she’s about to dive into. Cole also gives us her regular update on Mobile gaming. Steve and Kyle try to explain […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks a little Ghostbusters 2016, Giuseppe recaps all the action of EVO 2016, and Pat B. discovers the truth about a Youtube kids video. The gang then discusses the leaked technical specs for the Nintendo NX and debates whether it’s a hardcore enough game console or if it can stand […] Read More >>

The one where the gang completely breaks down the hugely popular and hugely terrible Pokemon GO app. Full Steve rants ahead! The gang also hits the news, does a brief Facebook live cast, and then answers YOUR questions posted to the Play On! Facebook page! Enjoy! Be sure to check out the all new Play […] Read More >>

The one where the gang reviews the winners and losers of E3 2016! Kyle breaks down Microsofts attempt at getting back into the console race with Project Scorpio, Giuseppe talks about the ONE game that made the entire Ubisoft presentation, Pat B. covers Sony’s current and projected future domination with EVERYTHING they showed, Steve talks […] Read More >>

The one where Kyle reports back from Combo Breaker and fills us in on what was good at the tournament and unfortunately, what was bad…very, very, bad. Also, Kyle gives us a full review of Stellaris to help out a fellow Facebook fan. Steve and Cole give their reviews of some very awesome video game […] Read More >>

The one where the gang talks about Nintendo’s mysterious new mobile app, Miitomo. Apparently, Nintendo wants a piece of the social media pie and will be launching it’s new app, Miitomo, soon. We also talk about Nintendo’s new console, NX, Pokken Tournament, and Mirrors Edge 2. We also share our reactions to Street Fighter V […] Read More >>

The one where Steve and Giuseppe completely break down Pokemon from top to bottom. You wanna know what it’s all about? Thinking about doing some Pokemon breeding? Need to know some advanced tactics? Curious about Pokemon SUN and MOON? This is the episode for you. We also talk Tron Run/R, Street Fighter V, The Warcraft […] Read More >>

The one where the gang reviews the year in gaming that was 2015. They breakdown each months big releases and then unveil their Arbies winner for Game of the Year! Enjoy! This episode brought to you by www.SaturdayMornings.co. Check out www.SaturdayMornings.co for Video Games, pre-orders, video game accessories, comic books, and more! Be sure to […] Read More >>

The one where the gang welcomes special guest, Kyle, to the podcast and shares their Thanksgiving memories and talk about just how great Cool-Whip is. They also delve into the Triple A games of the holiday including Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront. The Play On! youth correspondent fills us in on League of Legends […] Read More >>

The one where the gang is drawn into peace talks between non-RPG players and RPG players by Undertale, a charming little indie RPG available on Steam. The gang is given a new perspective on the matter from a surprising source. Also, remember when the gang posted Hour One of episode 77 but never posted Hour […] Read More >>

The one where we finally fix our sound in this special extra long episode, we introduce our brand new youth correspondent, Giuseppe, we talk about the IGN.com Top 25 PS3 games countdown, the battle between Youtube Lets Players and Jimmy Kimmel, and discuss the factors behind the rise of retro gaming. Enjoy! Read More >>

Check out our new digital Play On! Podcast magazine on Flipboard. This magazine focuses on all the things you need to know right now related to video games, both retro and current! Experience beautiful pictures, videos and informative articles with the option to “+ Flip it” into your own magazine to enjoy and share later. […] Read More >>

Game: Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath HD Remake Platform: PlayStation Vita (via PlayStation Network $14.99) Game Type: Third Person+First Person Action-Adventure Platformer Game summary: In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers […] Read More >>

Game: Tomb Raider Platform: Xbox 360 Game Type: Third Person Action-Adventure Platformer Game summary: Tomb Raider is a re-imagining of the infamous action-adventure franchise and explores the visceral origin story of this character. In the game, Lara Croft ascends from a frightened young lady on her first adventure and emerges as a hardened survivor. With […] Read More >>

Game: Crysis 3 Platform: Xbox 360 Game Type: Action First Person Shooter Game summary: Crysis 3 is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) set within a frightening future New York City. The game is a sequel to the 2011 release, Crysis 2, continuing an unfolding adventure revolving around the symbiotic relationship between the wearer of the game's […] Read More >>

Game: The Walking Dead Assault Platform: iOS Read More >>

I have never been big into PC gaming, strictly due to the costs to buy a decent system, and then the costs to maintain/update the hardware to keep current with what developers come out with. When you buy a console like an Xbox or PlayStation you just know that the games that come out for […] Read More >>

24 years people. For the last 24 years Nintendo Power has been gracing our mailboxes telling us the latest news from Nintendo. Well, no more shall we see that classic Nintendo Power banner fly atop the cover of Nintendo’s only printed word magazine. Nintendo is pulling the plug on Nintendo Power with an undetermined number […] Read More >>

  Welcome to the second part of the Spider-Man birthday celebration! The first part kicked off with a look back on the classic “Spider-Man and the X-men in Arcade’s Revenge” for the Super Nintendo. Now we get to move into the present day and believe me, a lot has changed since the days of Super […] Read More >>

Tis the season to spend money! Did you get a fancy iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad for Christmas? If so, here’s my top 5 games to buy for both that’ll get you the most bang for your buck. Warning, Angry Birds is NOT on these lists; time to move on, folks… Read More >>

The Planet Arbitrary Game On! crew put forth their nominations for the best, the worst, and the wackiest video games of 2011. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and Pat B. delve into the latest Call of Duty game in this special edition Podcast episode, and Pat lets his frustrations on the threequel’s changes flow. Enjoy! Read More >>

Game On! Elder Scrolls: A Primer

by Anthony on November 8, 2011

Planet Arbitrary contributor, Joe, is good at making “Primers” for movies and TV shows. This Friday, November 10th, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is released into our realm and I debated tackling a Primer myself for the Elder Scrolls series. Then I realized that I would suck at it. Read More >>

Battlefield 3 Review (Xbox 360)

by Anthony on October 25, 2011

Before I start the review I want to get something off my chest. The animosity between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 fans is so thick that it’s easy to lose sight of what is exciting about both in the first place. Read More >>

This past Wednesday Metro posted an interview with Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu. In this interview Mr. Liu was asked about the Battlefield release planned for the Wii U. After reading this interview I got the feeling that a planned release is the only thing thats been planned so far. Read More >>

Harrison Ford Plays Uncharted 3

by Anthony on October 19, 2011

Watch as Indiana Jones pretends to plays Uncharted 3 and giggle like a little girl over how “exciting” it is. Classic Indy… Read More >>

New screenshots from the Korean? version of the game shows, in my opinion, that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 is going to look pretty damn awesome. Read More >>

Well, one of the most anticipated games of the year was released today, Batman Arkham City. As far as game play goes, Arkham City picks up right where Arkham Asylum left off. So far, I only have a couple extremely small gripes about the game. Other than those things the game is INCREDIBLE! Lets get […] Read More >>

I’m not going to lie he and tell you I wasn’t excited for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. You see, I’m a Games Workshop fanboy and have been since the early 90’s. I love the tabletop game and all the fluff and story lines that accompany it. Read More >>

Recently there’s been some scruff on the Internet that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 will have to be stored on two discs. While this can be frustrating for gamers to have to get up in the middle of the game to switch the CD it also asks a bigger question Read More >>

“A real man makes his own luck” -Billy Zane, Titanic. That quote, while silly, makes all the sense in the world when it comes to Poker. Ask anyone who plays regularly and they’ll tell you something similar as Poker is truly as much skill as luck. Read More >>

“We believe that human augmentation will give people every opportunity to improve themselves, making the world a better place to live. Guided by this principle, we will continue to innovate and produce the finest line of Human Augmentation products the world has to offer.” said David Sarif, CEO of  Sarif Industries. Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Pat here to tell you about a little field trip myself and fellow Planet Arbitrary contributor Joe took down to Downers Grove, Illinois to check out a place called Game Pazzo. Game Pazzo is the video arcade evolved, the arcade of tomorrow, today! Read More >>

Summer is always a drag when it comes to video game releases, but we’re only a few short weeks from that changing. Here are the games that will help you say “goodbye” to the warm sun and “hello” to Gaming Season! Read More >>

Just mere months after it’s launch; Nintendo has announced a price cut for the 3DS from $249.99 to $169.99 in the U.S. effective August 12, 2011. Read More >>

FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!! Get out your boomstick and rev up your chainsaw! From the makers of PAPER TOSS and NINJUMP comes the definitive Army of Darkness game for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Read More >>

At E3 2011, the lucky folks over at G4 got an exclusive 14 minute gameplay preview of the upcoming epic RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled to be released on November 11, […] Read More >>

Today at the Nintendo E3 briefing Nintendo rolled out the usual classics like new Mario and Zelda titles but then kicked things up a notch and wowed the crowd with the unveiling of and brief look at their new next gen console, Wii U. Read More >>

Tonight Sony held it’s E3 2011 Press Conference where they unveil the next year’s worth of Playstation 3 and NGP (Vita) goodness. Here were the hot, warm and cold announcements of the conference. Read More >>

Today Microsoft held it’s E3 2011 Press Conference where they unveil the next year’s worth of Xbox 360 goodness. Here were the hot, warm and cold announcements of the conference. Read More >>

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Beginning next Tuesday, June 7th through Thursday, June 9th the annual E3 expo will be taking place! Planet Arbitrary would like to formally announce our E3 coverage promises for the sexiest gaming expo around. Read More >>

The iPhone/iPod Touch is the new must-have handheld gaming device with literally thousands of titles to choose from. While there are plenty of original games that you can and should download, today I want to give my Top 5 classic console ports that you can now play on-the-go and on-the-potty. Read More >>

Video Games are way worse than movies when it comes to recycling the same idea over and over again. The biggest culprit of this in my opinion is the Call of Duty franchise. Read More >>

Earlier today, Sony released a mandatory system update (v3.61) for the PS3 to prepare for the (wait for it) restoration of the PlayStation Network. Read More >>

In June of 2010, Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, announced a multi-year, two-title video game development deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. They secured the rights to create video games based on two of Universal Pictures’ most popular intellectual properties, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. […] Read More >>

Game On! – Brink Review

by Pat B on May 10, 2011

Hello Everyone! Well, I don’t know about everyone else but I am fucking disappointed with Brink. Read More >>

Well it damn well should be. *Sigh* Read More >>

Hello Everyone! Well, by now I’m sure most of you have already heard about Nintendo’s big announcement. At Nintendo’s investors meeting the other day they officially announced their new gaming console. This console is to go on sale in 2012 but a playable prototype will be unveiled at E3 this June. This is extremely exciting […] Read More >>

So, if you have been reading the tech sites lately you may have been seeing more and more press about a rumor saying Nintendo is working on a new game console. There are all kinds of wild rumors and speculations being thrown out there, none of which Nintendo is confirming, but the rumors are getting […] Read More >>

Hello Everyone, Pat here to give you a quick review of the new Mortal Kombat. This version of Mortal Kombat is a semi-reboot of the first game in the series. Almost every character from all previous MK titles is in this game with the ability to unlock others. All special moves and combos are intact […] Read More >>

Game On! – Portal 2 Review

by Anthony on April 19, 2011

“The cake is a lie”… Possibly the greatest inside joke of the gaming community, and it originated with hugely successful Portal. So how does Portal 2 stack up against the ridiculously high expectations for it? Extremely well. However, not “game of the year” well. Before I start the review, let me briefly bring new and […] Read More >>

Back To The Future game creator Telltale announced a special promotion that will give the complete first episode of Back to the Future for the PC and Mac free to everyone! Back to the Future Episode 1 “It’s About Time” is a point-and-click adventure game that let’s you play as Marty McFly back in the […] Read More >>

Game On! – Crysis 2 Review

by Anthony on March 23, 2011

(I Am Legend + Cloverfield) x Predator + Half Life 2 x Robocop / Star Kid = Crysis 2 Ok so I was never great with math formulas, but Crysis 2 gets an “A” in my grade book. There are a few names in first person shooter history that people easily recognize, even if they’re […] Read More >>

I got to preview the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3/PC shooter, Battlefield 3, at c2e2 this weekend. This game will be the latest addition to EA’s Battlefield franchise and I must say that as of right now this game looks to take the cake for detailed graphics, smooth gameplay and intense action! I’m pretty geeked out over […] Read More >>

Game On! – iPhone Gaming

by Anthony on March 5, 2011

See full comic here One of my favorite things about owning an iPhone is the ability to feed my constant craving for wanting new video games to play. A few years ago I loved engaging in long, expansive console titles where I would dedicate literally weeks worth of hours to playing. Flash forward to 2011 […] Read More >>