Rizzstarter: Failsafe

Welcome everybody to a new venture here at Insert Coin to Begin!

There are over 200 video game concepts that are currently up looking for funding on Kickstarter, it’s my duty to make sure you guys know the great concepts that are still in need of your help. A lot of indy games came through the fire and smoke that is Kickstarter (as it features some of the most interesting gameplay and graphics, better than some other video games with a big budget).

Some of these games need your help to get past the fog and clutter above the Minecrafty mods and very poor looking or overused video game concepts.


One of those games is from Game Over Studios and stars Ashly Burch (most of you know her as Tiny Tina from Borderlands, Cassie Cage from Mortal Kombat X, and her own very interesting YouTube channel Hey Ash, Watcha Playin’?). Burch plays the main character called Isra. Another one is from The Last Airbender, Dante Basco, playing the voice of Isra’s robot buddy XJ.

The gameplay, from the trailer, makes it feel like a Mirror’s Edge parkour game (as it is in the style of a first-person parkour game) with the journey and graphics you get while playing a game like Journey.


Failsafe, at the posting of this article, is $60k away from its’ goal and, unlike my attempt to get Night Trap another try, this game needs our help in the next 18 days.

For more information, check out their Kickstarter and donate for a good cause!

Boss Battle 120: Forklift Peripheral

BossBattle120This week on Boss Battle 120, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).

  • We discuss our gaming achievements from the past week.
  • We answer the Twitter question of the week: How would a Call of Duty MMO do if one were released? 3:35
  • In Video Game Themed Things From Around The Internet…net…net: A GTA 5 ocean/wildlife documentary, Giving blood to a game? and A Legend of Zelda film on YouTube. 11:57
  • We talk about some gaming news like Assassin’s Creed toys (for kids?), Problems with Halo and physics explaining something shocking.  Super Mario Galaxy is likely implausible. 17:30
  • We talk about lawsuits regarding Vita. 30:50
  • We discuss Smash Bros. 35:00
  • Lastly In our Final Round discussion, we talk about some of our favorite and useless peripherals from over the years. 41:20

Remember to check out: Our Twitter @insertcointb and view our Website at insertcointobegin.com! Also, catch our shows live, we record every Tuesday around 8 PM EST and it can be seen atlive.sorgatronmedia.com!

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Video game themed things from around the internet…net…net!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Video game themed things from around the internet…net…net! The theme in which you get to relive the good parts of my journeys of the internet.

First up!

Fan made Gta 5 wildlife documentary! The documentary is about the oceanic wildlife of Los Santos and Blaine county.

I feel so Learned now. So enlightened. Thanks to the guys over at 8-bit Bastards.

Next up! So this could be a thing, probably wont be because that cant be legal but they are trying to make it a thing.

Two guys will travel the country and take your blood. Pass…Hard pass…no.

In 2009 a fan film was shut down by Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda fan film was shut down near the end of its production process. I have found this film. Not really it was just on Netflix. Not sure how I missed it up until this point but I don’t really sit around google Zelda movies. Any way… enjoy. Or not.

That’s all I have for you this week on Video game themed things from around the internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another week and another journey! Rizz says Hello. Stay tuned for the Runners up below!

Runners up:

Pikachu is a demon when he is glitching. I do NOT choose you.

WOW Mom.

Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s your favorite the day, it’s the day in which I bring to you the Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! The post in which I share with you the things from this week that I stumbled across during my journey across the world wide web!

First up!

Some Youtubers setup the longest RPG shot. From the Vespucci beach to what I think is the Vinewood Hills area. Check this shot out.

Pretty sure this is an edit job but still decently entertaining.

The Japanese are weird or we are weird compared to them. Either way, This is just odd ball. Dr. Who dating sim… I don’t even have words.

I still don’t have words… so weird.

Finally, Last but least. Ever since the potato salad fiasco I’ve stayed away from Kickstarter. However I came across a worth while project. Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Sound. Obviously, this is a documentary being funded about the history of the music and sound effects of the video game industry.

Check it out here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/veemix/beep-a-documentary-history-of-video-game-sound

That’s all i have for you this week, tune in next week as we explore the tomb of the unknown Rizz!


Runners up!

Link Nearly Killed Zelda According to Unearthed Nintendo Documents http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/07/link-nearly-killed-zelda-according-unearthed-nintendo-documents

Pokemon Monopoly – http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/23/choose-your-first-starter-again-in-pokemon-monopoly/?ncid=rss_truncated

Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the greatest weekly write up to come out of an office building in downtown Pittsburgh….It’s time for Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Thanks for tuning in, it’s time to journey through the Internet!

First up!

On the Youtubes is a series by The Fine Bros called Kids React, They put different videos or items in front of kids to see how they react. This video is Kids react to Gameboy! Check out the video below and feel old with me.

I hate most of these children. What are your thoughts?

Next up! In this the age of the Internet where some guy can raise over $20,000 dollars to make potato salad on Kickstarter simply because he doesn’t want to waste the $10 bucks on ingredients should he screw up, an actual good product is being Kick Started. Check out the Promo video for a series called Vid Agents. In a world where Video games are illegal, These are the guys who uphold the law!

It has serious potential to be a great series!

Last up, This past Fourth of July weekend in West Philadelphia…You started singing the song didn’t you? Well you are not that far off. Dj Jazzy Jeff and Jeremy Ellis being accompanied by Quest Love of The Legendary Roots Crew…   had a Super Mario brothers remix battle! It’s simply incredible. Check it out below.

Not going to lie, I spend a lot of time watching Dj Jazzy Jeff spin videos on the Tubes. I watched this video at least 6 times this morning. It’s incredible.

That’s all I have for you this week on Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week as Chachi sends Rizz, Bobby and Sorg into the woods to trap Big Foot. Stay tuned below for the Runners up!




Runners Up:

Playable Tetris Tshirt – http://kotaku.com/surely-the-most-awkward-way-to-play-tetris-1599116602

Build Your own Gameboy. – http://screenburn.kotaku.com/build-your-own-3d-printed-gameboy-1601077802/+Fahey

Let’s Play 55: Kickstart My Heart

This week on Let’s Play 55, we have gamers Bobby (@bobbyfjtown) special guest Aj Kuftic (@ajkuftic) Chachi (@chachisays) Rizz (@theerizz) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron) come together to talk about the industry!

  • What has everybody been playing? Some highlights were Sorg playing Angry Birds Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, Perfect Dark (not so good), Bulletstorm (fun), Crackdown. Chachi played Candy Crush, Marvel Avengers Alliance, Crackdown. Rizz played Counterstrike and games nobody are playing online. Rizz downloaded Knife That Guy. AJ played turnicle on his phone and Strata. Bobby played Simpsons Tapped Out, Dr. Mario and the challenge….
  • The challenge was Power Rangers: The Movie for Sega. Bobby thought it was tedious. Rizz talks about going straight to battle mode, which is more of a fighting game and was pretty cool.
  • Green/White Ranger talk.
  • Things we should be aware of Madden Anniversary Edition. You can get Sunday Ticket with purchase of the game! There is a catch though…
  • Sorg played some Mattel Football 2
  • Chachi talks about what he thinks is the future of gaming.
  • MLB 13: The Show…It is getting very realistic.
  • The Ouya is off to a rough start. What moves are they doing to correct that?
  • Boss Battle: Is Kickstarter a good way to have video gamers voices heard? The cast discusses.LetsPlay55
  • Kickstarter and who should use it is discussed
  • This week challenge is American Gladiators for the NES


Make sure to check us out live at 8 PM on live.sorgatronmedia.com and follow us on Twitter @insertcoingtb !

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City of Heroes/Villains to be no more.

Well at the beginning of the September, Gaming company NCsoft announced that due to a “realignment of company focus and publishing support” they will be closing Paragon Studios. Paragon is the studio that is solely responsible for the Super Hero MMO. The studio released this statement on their website.

“Farewell, from all of us at Paragon Studios

This morning we announced that Paragon Studios will be taking to the skies of City of Heroes for the last time.

In a realignment of company focus and publishing support, NCsoft has made the decision to close Paragon Studios. Effective immediately, all development on City of Heroes will cease and we will begin preparations to sunset the world’s first, and best, Super Hero MMORPG before the end of the year. As part of this, all recurring subscription billing and Paragon Market purchasing will be discontinued effective immediately. We will have more information regarding a detailed timeline for the cessation of services and what you can expect in game in the coming weeks.

The team here at Paragon deserves special praise for all that we have accomplished over the last 5+ years. These developers are some of the most creative and talented people in the gaming industry. By now, we’ve all been given this news internally, but to anyone who may be reading this message after the fact; know that your hard work and dedication has not gone unappreciated or unnoticed. To any potential studios looking to grow your team; hire these people. You won’t regret it.

To our Community,

Thank you. Thank you for your years of support. You’ve been with us every step of the way, sharing in our challenges, encouraging us to make City of Heroes better, more than everyone else thought it could be. We couldn’t have come this far without you. I implore you all, focus on the good things of CoH and Paragon Studios. Don’t dwell on the “how” or the “why”, but rather join us in celebrating the legacy of an amazing partnership between the players and the development team.

Thank you, and I’ll see you in the skies, one last time.

Andy Belford
Community Manager
Paragon Studios”.

However, this does not mean that the users will go down with out a fight. Over the weekend hundreds of nerds took to the game with their respective characters and staged an in game rally and sit on the steps of the games city hall. The rally got so huge that there was at least 30 instances of the city hall full of rallies meaning there were about 2500 people across the server farms and it was enough to threaten a server crash. No word as to whether or not the servers crashed but the message was sent.

I spent some time running around the city and saving innocent bystanders from the grasp of evil and all I have to say is that it is no W.O.W. having played a couple of of NCsoft’s games I can’t say that they were enough to keep me around, but then again to each their own.

Ouya Backs its Backers…Kickstarter? Not So Much?

We LOVE Ouya!

We spouted about it on here for the month they had their Kickstarter up. I know I always checked on their Kickstarter page and saw the amount donated go up, up and up on every refresh and I know I wasn’t the only one who did such a thing. At the end of the month, Ouya reached a total of around $8.5 MILLION! That’s an amazing figure and the folks at Ouya should be proud! However…

…What if Ouya doesn’t happen? Would everyone be out of $99?

It appears that Kickstarter never really…had…knowledge of what to do if this situation actually happened. I mean, what if someone says “Oh hey, we’re going to do this GREAT THING! You should donate to our Kickstarter”, gets backed and, then, on release date…nothing happens? It’s kind of strange Kickstarter doesn’t have a way of policing if something like this happened, as I am sure it happens more than Kickstarter would like to think it does.

Even Kickstarter’s co-founder said in an interview that she doesn’t think Kickstarter would refund everyone’s money (did I mention that there are a WHOLE BUNCH of people who helped with this Kickstarter, who has a backing of $8.5 MILLION?!).

However, Ouya’s CEO said that IF they do fail to produce the gaming system that Ouya would “treat their backers the best possible way”. However, let’s knock on wood in hopes the Ouya will be ready for release on its due date.

Do you think Kickstarter should start policing their website in hopes something like this doesn’t happen and give refunds to those projects that are backed but never fulfilled? Leave it in the comments below.

(Source: GameSpot)

PC game REQUIRES Your Voice.

Indomitus Games presents:

In Verbis Virtus is a first person view video game that mixes action and puzzle elements in a fantasy setting, in the game you play as a wizard who can perform spells pronouncing magic formulas. The innovation introduced by this game is in the control system: the player must use a microphone to cast spells by actually saying the magic words.

While playing In Verbis Virtus we find ourselves completely unarmed in a dark dungeon that hides many dangers. The only way to overcome the obstacles that you’ll find is to learn the secrets of the arcane arts of magic through books that the protagonist finds along his path. These tomes teach magic formulas which, if pronounced correctly, enable you to perform many spells. Using these powers in a creative way the player can solve puzzles, overcome traps and kill the enemies that try to hinder him.

So far the game demo is available for PC only with no announcement of any other platforms, but its certainly worth a shot!

Transcripted site now online

TopWare Interactive is proud to announce the new virtual headquarters of its upcoming puzzle-shooter, “Transcripted”. The website of the game is live at transcripted.topware.com. From now on, all information, screenshots and trailers can be found here, at the official website. “Transcripted” is set to release for PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 very soon as a downloadable title, thanks to the hard work by developer Alkemi Games.

Though humanity has always believed itself to be at the top of the food chain, the more microscopic hierarchies of life are what truly hold the powers of life and death. Disease is the greatest threat to the future of our species, even more so than famine, and as rapid population growth continues hand-in-hand with ever-increasing comforts and quality of life, it is only a matter of time before some unstoppable disease evolves with the potential to annihilate us.

That day has come. A new disease has been discovered in your laboratory, spreading faster than modern methods of quarantine and treatment can hope to contain. As traditional medicine has almost no effect on this terrifying, unidentified xeno-virus, you’ve been tasked with driving what may well be humanity’s last, single hope in defeating the outbreak of the disease before it reaches epidemic proportions: the Nano Probe. Armed with cutting-edge weapons from laser canons to homing missiles, the Nano Probe is a microscopic, experimental precision surgical instrument that enters infected cells to hunt down and destroy pathogens, all while being remotely controlled from outside the body. You, and the Nano Probe, are all that stands between us and total extinction.

A retro arcade shooter at its core, the gameplay also features classic match three puzzle elements, rejuvenating both of these well-explored genres with ingenuity and addictive simplicity. Transcripted transports players into the tiniest battlefield of all, the perpetual war zone of the human body, to fight off a deadly virus that if allowed to propagate and spread could destroy our entire species. But all hope is not lost, as new tech research is constantly being implemented, allowing players to upgrade the Nano Probe’s weapons, chassis, shields, and energy systems, ensuring that any evolutionary escalation done by the virus does not remain one-sided. Players must guide the Nano-Probe and its weapons with the objective of disrupting the virus’s slow-coiling pseudo-DNA strand, a colorful chain that can only be broken by matching three or more nucleotide cubes of identical color. Stopping an infection is no easy task, and the virus will create many brutal, monstrous mutations to stop the Nano Probe dead in its tracks… cue the game’s unforgettable boss battles, which will require both a sharp wit and razor-honed reflexes to overcome.

Two separate difficulty settings, one for puzzle elements and another for shooting, make Transcripted a game of literally endless possibility and replay value.

For more information about the game please visit transcripted.topware.com.