Videogame Review: Demon’s Souls – PS3

Demon’s Souls – PS3

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At first I didn’t know what to think.  I gripped my sword and held on desperately to my shield for this world was rumored to favor death.  The training seemed simple enough until I encountered the well known beast at the end.  At first my heart skipped but my body still moved out of the way of its first blow.  I struck the beast to little avail but there was a moment, a small moment were I felt confidence.  I saw his life force halved and I knew I could win if I just kept it up.  And in that moment of boast, I died.  When I awoke, I was in the Nexus.

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Turn 63 – Big Period and Nuts


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Featuring Joey, John “Knobs”, John “MusiM”, and Lauren.

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com

Our intended topics of discussion are Paranormal Activity 3, Adventure Time, The Walking Dead, Fast Five, Modern Family, Metro 2033, Demon’s Souls, Might and Magic Dark Messiah, Batman Arkham City, Gantz, and Richard Matheson.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carourselpodcast@gmail.com!

RPG Love 2009-2010


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Featuring John “MusiM” Beauchamp and Michael “Boston” Hannon

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com

For our last installment on The Carousel of the RPG Love series we cover Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 – Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, Demon’s Souls, Borderlands, Torchlight, Persona PSP, Dragon Age: Origins, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes, Mass Effect 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, Nier, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Alpha Protocol, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Dragonquest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Costume Quest, Phantasy Star Portable, Disciples 3, Fallout New Vegas, and with many tangents.

But keep an eye out on Picking Up the Pixels for our new once a month RPG podcast starting in August!

UPDATE:

Or click the link to directly read the post on PUP: http://pickingupthepixels.com/blog/2011/07/13/podcast-announcements/

Afterhours Podcast 1


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Featuring John “MusiM” and Scott “Artisan002″.

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com.  Background music if you can hear it by Miles Davis.

Welcome to the first occasional podcast of the Carousel Afterhours, where we just without any sort of plan or intention or limitation but with alcoholic consumption.  If this gets released on any sort of regular basis, it’ll be on every other Friday evening.  Topics covered include Catherine, Cursed Crusade, Gears of War 3, Rage, Borderlands, Halo Reach,  Battlefield 3, Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Atlus, Rage, Ruin, Playstation Vita, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Apple, Android, iPhone, iPad, WiiU, AT&T, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Dragon’s Crown, Irrational Games, Move, Kinect, Mass Effect 3, Brink, Modern Warfare 3, Michael Bay, Transformers, Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Google, and Scott goes pretty far down the tech rabbit hole.

Turn 17 – Big Smiling Balls



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Featuring John “MusiM” Beauchamp, Scott “Artisan002″, Suzy “Specter”, and “Stretch”.

Music: Intro – Untitled by MusiM; Outro – Untitled

This week is allegedly on video games but seems to have the power to devolve mankind. This is definitely our most explicit podcast yet. Enjoy.

Turn 11 – Hardcore Pinball Wizards of the +10 Variety



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Featuring Justyn, John “MusiM”, Scott, and sometimes Stretch

Music: Intro – Untitled by MusiM; Middle and Outro – Scrap from the C/FE Sampler Volume 1 available at http://www.carbonironrecords.com

Subjects include Persona 3 PSP, Persona 4, Demon’s Souls, Snoopy vs the Red Baron, Limbo, pinball, and hardcore gaming.

Links:

Tactics Ogre remake info: http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=9037841

Yahtzee on hardcore gaming: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/7856-Extra-Punctuation-Super-Mario-Galaxy-2

Turn 9 – Risen, Demon’s Souls, and Randomness



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Featuring John “MusiM”, Justyn, and Stretch.

Music: Intro – Untitled by MusiM; Outro – Shadows Rising by MusiM
Note I couldn’t settle on a way to cut out just a minute or two of the song so all of Shadows Rising is featured here.

Subjects include Demon’s Souls, Risen, Stellar 7, Persona 3, Persona 4, Transformers, Starcraft, and lots of randomness.

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