Zachary Knight

Zachary Knight

I have loved gaming all my life and love the industry that makes them. Sure things can be a little hairy at times and I can be critical of the choices developers and publishers make, but I criticize because I care. Some of my favorite games are JRPGs and anything tactical such as RTS and Strategy games. I am currently loving my Ouya. Follow me on Twitter @EZKnight. Email me at zachary@randomtower.com

Ouya Review: Toto Temple Deluxe

Toto Temple Deluxe by Juicy Beast

Not long ago, Juicy Beast, the creators of Knightmare Tower, released their latest Ouya exclusive game Toto Temple Deluxe. (Full Disclosure: Juicy Beast provided me with a free game code for Toto Temple Deluxe) Toto Temple is their first foray into the growing world of local multiplayer competitive gaming on the Ouya. Following the success of Towerfall, the Ouya has seen a growing number of games that are competing for that audience. And Juicy Beast has created one of the best contenders of late.

Toto Temple has a simple concept. Grab the goat and keep it. It is essentially a capture flag game, but that is only the beginning.

In Toto Temple, 2-4 players enter an arena which has a goat in the middle. Each player then attempts to grab that goat and carry it on their head. The other players then use a dash attack to knock that player down and take the goat for themselves. As the game progresses, powerups appear that grant non-goat holding players special moves and attacks that aid their effort to capture the goat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 111

Super Podcast Action CommitteeIf you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 111), you can watch the video replay onYouTube or download it below. On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics poll (20:12 mark), Xbox One’s possible 24-hour game trials, (33:10), Puppy Games referring to customers as “worthless” (42:29), whether Net Neutrality needs rebranding (55:20), rumors of Activision getting into the movie business (1:03:00), IGDA’s survey that said most developers want to work for Valve (1:12:19), and Delaware’s digital inheritance law (1:19:45)

You can grab an audio version of the show on iTunes or at the link below:

SuperPAC Episode 111 (1 hour, 31 minutes) 114 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).

As always, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes and use our RSS Feed to add the show to your favorite news reader. You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SuperPACPodcastand Google +. You can send us feedback on the show by dropping a note tosuperpacpodcast@gmail.com.

Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 110

Super Podcast Action CommitteeIf you missed last week’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 110), you can watch the video replay onYouTube or download it below. On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity (20:35), the Night Trap HD Kickstarter and ESRB rating (28:32), Tekken 7′s producer soliciting fans for feedback on Middle Eastern character design (47:34), Microsoft saying it’s still gung ho on the Kinect (52:48), and the accusations by some conservatives that Battlefield: Hardline is aiming its political guns at the Tea Party (1:07:02).

You can grab an audio version of the show on iTunes or at the link below:

SuperPAC Episode 110 (1 hour, 23 minutes) 105 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).

As always, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes and use our RSS Feed to add the show to your favorite news reader. You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SuperPACPodcastand Google +. You can send us feedback on the show by dropping a note tosuperpacpodcast@gmail.com.

Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen. Read the rest of this entry »

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XPO Gaming Convention Announced For October 2015 In Tulsa

XPO Video Gaming Convention October 2015Oklahoma has a number of conventions throughout the year, comics, technology, anime, and even some gaming. Now we have a new contender in the gaming convention sector, XPO. XPO held a press event today to announce the first ever XPO Video Gaming Convention happening in October of 2015. XPO plans to be a massive regional gaming convention that will attract the attention of local indie developers as well as multinational console and game development companies.

From small independents to global publishing brands, XPO will showcase and celebrate the gaming industry and the players who love it. Everyone will have the opportunity to network, present their latest achievements and maybe discover the next big independent developer, Streaming personality or biggest fan! Come and enjoy a few days and remember why you love this industry.

Partnering with XPO for the announcement, Tulsa based Bonozo Apps president Matt Harmon expressed his support for XPO and his hope that it will be a major draw for game developers. Matt was also kind enough to record and upload the press event for all of us. (see below)

This is an exciting prospect for Oklahoma. While the state will continue to host the Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition and the Retro Gamer hosted Super! Bitcon, this will be the first Oklahoma hosted event that will rival events like PAX.

We certainly look forward to learning more about XPO and who they can attract as vendors and panelists for the event next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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