Kitty DisastrousKitty Disastrous, despite its rough edges and lack of polish (it was only a few months old when we met), is the sort of charming game we comb PAX for every year.

If you have 2 minutes, you can learn more about what's in store for Kitty Disastrous and how soon you might expect to see it.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This concludes our PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Next up: We'll be expanding the I Love Bees Definitive Edition. And delivering other cool stuff, such as a Fallout 4 music revue similar to what we did for Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.

Busy Gamer Nation #254 - Chasm

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ChasmAt first glance, Chasm looks like just another retro platformer.

But there's a bit more going on under the hood, and the result is a game that promises limitless replayability with a level of polish you rarely see with procedurally generated dungeons.

If you have 4 minutes, you can hear how Chasm's development team hopes to deliver tournament-worthy platforming action and exploration without levels that feel randomly thrown together.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Busy Gamer Nation #253 - Distance

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DistanceIf fast and furious racing is your thing, Distance may be just what you're looking for.

Picking up where popular student game Nitronic Rush (free download) left off, this survival racing title is out now on Steam Early Access and coming to PS4 in 2016.

If you have 2 minutes, you can learn more about how these games have pioneered a new sub-genre of racing.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Busy Gamer Nation #252 - MekaZoo

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MekaZooAt first glance, MekaZoo may remind you of Sonic. The game's armadillo character has a similar roll move. But it features several other animals, each with its own abilities that you'll need to master in order to clear the various levels.

The game is beautiful and appears to be more than just eye candy, with gameplay that's fast-paced and fun.

If you have 2 minutes, you'll hear all about its "steal" multiplayer mechanic.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

We Are ChicagoWe Are Chicago is one of those games I circled a few times before deciding to bite down and give it a try. It looks like a gritty slice-of-life story, where something as routine as setting a dinner table could still transport you to another world.

The game is set in Chicago's infamous South Side and hopes to deliver a game world based on true stories that will make you understand what's it like to live there.

If you have 2 minutes, you can learn how We Are Chicago is not all that much like a Telltale game, despite being an interactive story.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Busy Gamer Nation #250 - Fortified!

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fortified610Fortified! is all about laying down turrets and other fortifications (hence the name, get it?). But it's also a challenging co-op shooter you can play with your friends.

Once a wave begins, you may have to abandon your carefully considered plans and work together to take down the alien scum. You can go it alone, if that's your thing, but the developers are clear that the best experiences will be shared.

If you have 2 minutes, you can learn more about this game's dynamics.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Only a few more interviews to go, and then we're back to expanding the I Love Bees Definitive Edition. And other cool stuff, such as a Fallout 4 music revue similar to what we did for Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.

Busy Gamer Nation #249 - FutureGrind

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FutureGrindAt first glance, FutureGrind reminded me of those rail missions in the Ratchet & Clank series. But it's really more like a stunt game in the vein of OlliOlli or Tony Hawk.

Once you get past the basic task of surviving a track, you'll need to up your game by chaining tricks to get a worthy score. It's punishing and not for everyone, but if mastering the art of rail grind is your thing, it sure is pretty - and hard.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Busy Gamer Nation #248 - To Leave

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To LeaveTo Leave is a little odd. You're this guy, and there's this flying door. You grab the door and try to escape but the door is fragile and breaks if it hits almost anything.

Fortunately, there are a fair number of checkpoints so you don't always have to start back at the beginning.

The game starts out hard and gets mindblowingly difficult from there. You'll need strategic thinking and quick thumbs to beat it.

If you have 2 minutes, you can get to know all about this game from one of its Ecuadorian creators.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Ladykiller in a Bind

Ladykiller in a Bind definitely was a showstopper at PAX Prime 2015. It was hard not to walk by the booth, read the signage (shown at right), and not stop and ask WTF?!

So here's the scoop: It's a lesbian erotic visual novel with some innovative gameplay mechanics.

There's more, and if you have two-and-a-half minutes, you can hear all about it in this quick but captivating interview. And, yes, the interview is PG. But the game itself? AO.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage.

Dragon Fin SoupTwo years ago, we spoke with developer Grimm Bros about their fledgling roguelike adventure, Dragon Fin Soup. This year we followed up on the finished game, just released on Steam and PlayStation (if you're PlayStation Plus, you can grab it for free this month).

If you've got 3 minute and 5 seconds (the length of a '70s record company's idea of a hit single according to Billy Joel), we'll tell you all about its three modes and alcoholic protagonist, the barely veiled Red Riding Hood knockoff Red Robin. (Our first Dragon Fin Soup interview was nearly 10 minutes, if you want to hear it.)

You can download the latest Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews! Only 10 more interviews to go, and then we're back to expanding the I Love Bees Definitive Edition.

How To Survive 2GrrlGotGame loves zombie killing. It's sort of her life's work. She also loves crafting weapons. So when she heard about How To Survive 2's blend of zombie killing and crafting, she had to get a taste.

The game builds on the original by adding more co-op (up to 4 players at a time and more who can visit), never-ending play, and pretty much whatever the fan base wants in terms of things you can make and places you can go.

The game is out just now in Steam Early Access but it's far from done. If you want to get in on the action and provide input, there's still time. If you have 5 minutes, we'll tell you all about it including how you can help shape the game.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews! Only 10 more interviews to go, and then we're back to expanding the I Love Bees Definitive Edition.

Sometimes Always MonstersThis is one of the more interesting conversations we've had with a PAX exhibitor over the years.

Despite the confusing name - Sometimes Always Monsters is a sorta sequel to Always Sometimes Monsters - the level of free choice and resulting consequences sounds endlessly fascinating.

As in, the game has no end.

The interview does. It's actually less than 4 minutes long but - like the game itself - it's a bit of a journey of discovery. Which path will you choose?

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews! Next up: How to Survive 2

Through The WoodsOur first thought when hearing about Through The Woods was: A Red Riding Hood horror adventure? Then, after seeing the game's roving flashlight, we imagined it to be a spiritual successor to Slender.

Neither proved true. The game is actually based on a blend of Nordic fairy tales and mythology that promises to transcend the jump scare for something more psychologically haunting. Listen through to the end to get a small taste of the game's audio and authentic sound effects, recorded in a wooded setting.

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This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews!

Minecraft: Story ModeIf you play Minecraft, then Minecraft: Story Mode is a no-brainer. If you enjoy episodic adventures, which Telltale Games is renowned for, you'll probably want to pick this up at some point.

If you're on the fence, we at Busy Gamer Nation - Gamewatcher, GrrlGotGame, and even our 12-year-old ThePikachuFan - interviewed Telltale at PAX Prime 2015. The response to the question about Herobrine is worth it alone.

The whole interview is less than 5 minutes, so give it a listen and then tell us if you'll be picking this one up.

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This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews. Next up: Some spooky and scary games for Halloween!

Corpse of DiscoveryThis was an odd interview. Corpse of Discovery is not your typical exploration game, though there's plenty of that. You traverse several planets while battling feelings of isolation and uncovering mysterious anomalies.

The developers consider it an allegory for how it feels to make a game or perform any intense project work that pulls you away from your family and friends. Consider it a parable on work/life balance for today's "always on" society.

Interested? Listen to our interview and then find the game available now for PC on Steam.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews including Minecraft: Story Mode and several scary games for October!

Mimic ArenaMimic Arena looks like a traditional multiplayer party game, but there's a twist that adds an interesting layer of strategy. When you die, you spawn a mimic that replicates your past actions. With careful planning, you can turn your deaths into victory.

This game has been approved on Steam Greenlight, and its developers have big plans they hope to realize in the coming year. Listen to our PAX Prime 2015 interview to learn all about it!

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The Rust BeltThe Rust Belt is one of our many indie game discoveries at PAX Prime 2015. The Mad Max/Borderlands look couples with a gameplay mechanic that's easy to pick up and lose yourself in for a spell. Drag your enemies with a tow chain, smash things, blast open new areas, collect useful objects and, if you like, rebuild society.

If this sounds like your kind of jam, listen to our super short interview and get the details.

You can download Busy Gamer Nation from our podcast page, on iTunes, or via RSS feed.

This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews including Minecraft: Story Mode and several scary games for October!

Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesOriginally envisioned as a VR game that engages the people not wearing the virtual reality goggles, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is out now for Samsung Gear VR in the Oculus Store and coming out for PC via Steam (where VR is optional) on Oct. 8.

There are also plans to support additional VR headsets including the recently announced PlayStation VR (formerly known as Project Morpheus). 

The premise of the game is simple, lifted from hundreds of action movies and TV dramas: You've discovered a bomb but have no idea how to defuse it. Your buddies have the bomb manual but they need you to describe the bomb so they can find the relevant steps and guide you.

You can get a taste for how playing this ultimate party game can go if you listen to the end of this short but sweet interview from PAX Prime 2015.

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Castle StoryCastle Story's tale is fraught with drama. One look at the Steam Early Access reviews and you'd probably run screaming.

But the game seems solid for a voxel-style building game with both exploration and strategy elements, and the developers explain why the game hit some speed bumps but how they plan to get it back on track in coming months for a formal release n 2016.

Even if you're not one to dive into the Early Access pool, this is a game to watch if you enjoy a blend of Minecraft contruction and castle defense. You can also blow up your creations (quite possibly with co-op buddies), which is kind of the point of building them in the first place, isn't it?

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This is part of our continuing PAX Prime 2015 coverage. Check back for more exciting interviews!

Rock Band 4 wireless adapter for Xbox One We revealed from PAX Prime 2015 that Xbox One users buying Rock Band 4 who wish to use legacy Xbox 360 instruments would need to purchase an adapter.

As reported in our podcast interview with Harmonix from the show floor, the wireless protocols for Xbox One are different from Xbox 360, so instruments will not be able to communicate natively with the next-gen console. PlayStation 4 apparently has no such limitation.

We now have more details on how this works:

Up to 4 wireless Xbox 360 instruments are supported via the optional wireless adapter, which plugs into an Xbox One's USB port.

USB microphones work directly with Xbox One. It appears that wired guitars and drums may not work at all. Keyboards are not supported in Rock Band 4, so they won't work.

MadCatz, the maker of this adapter, has posted a compatibility list and detailed FAQ.

The adapter is available to pre-order now:

  • Adapter with Rock Band 4 game is $80 (Amazon, Best Buy)
  • Adapter by itself (for players wanting a digital purchase of the game) is $25 (Amazon) - UPDATE: Use code "RB4ADAPTER" at checkout to get it for $10

This will likely appear at other retailers, including brick and mortar stores, but for now that's all we've found.

Digital pre-order of Rock Band 4 is now live on Xbox.com and includes 12 bonus tracks. It's $60 - no price break - so the disc bundle is the better deal. We're going all digital on this one only so we won't have to go hunting for this disc each time we want to rock out, but we have a lot invested in Rock Band including hundreds of DLC songs - most if not all of which are due to be ported over by the game's October 6 launch date.




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