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Comments 239 M2 2024 Interview: Yukiko Karashima and Naoki Horii Discuss G Darius HD 2.0, M2 ShotTriggers, More Switch Ports, 120fps on PS5, Steam Deck, Mushihimesama Futari, and More – TouchArcade

Over the years, we've written about shoot 'em ups and retro game re-releases multiple times. One name often comes up when thinking of the best of the best in those genres and kinds of game releases: M2.

The mention in the interview that Aleste Branch is nearing completion -- good news!

The Borg assimilated much of the Internet when they captured other human technologies and culture.
  • "But mostly, it was just millions of bots talking to other bots."

  • DnD with non-native English speakers
  • "Your party is walking along when you come upon a wizard in a jar. Do you let him out?" (h/t to Adam Savidan.)

  • Blazin' Bev's most challenging case yet
  • "Maybe I should try touching him with that thing that goes fwish."

  • Elon Musk drops lawsuit after OpenAI published his emails | CNN Business
  • I think the news is that he's dropping his lawsuit, and the emails (which are old news in the tech press) are the presumed reason he's dropping the lawsuit.

  • My noise-pollution-powered car gets around so well!
  • I think part of the key to his success is that the car itself is noisy as hell, which results in more honking.

  • Dragon Age: The Veilguard | Official Gameplay Reveal
  • The days when Dragon Age was a whitebox version of Baldur's Gate are long behind us, my friend. First came prioritizing consoles over PCs, then an awkward halfway house between action and tactical combat, now approaching Dragon's Dogma action combat. The one thing I'll say about DA: it's consistently inconsistent.

  • Arthur Has A Question
  • "When treats?"

  • Definitely should cast it into the fire
  • Joke's on you Sean Bean, my brain's on fire all the time.

  • Every jrpg
  • And if you're lucky, you get to eat the rats afterward.

  • Well that's a horga'hn of a different color
  • "Tonight I will show you the Moons of Risa."

    "But they're aren't any moon around--wait no, I just got it."

  • Sparky
  • Can't believe they didn't pick "Reddy Killerwatt" as the name.

  • Heathcliff without Heathcliff 6/11/2024
  • Everyone is remarkably calm in this moment of insanity.

  • Born to die
  • 2020s vibe ahead of its time.

  • Everyone is worried sick.
  • After Picard/Discovery I don't have a good read on the Federation any more, but I kind of feel like they absolutely would have shipped her back to her own time, rather than assign her to a science vessel after what must have been like a ten minute orientation.

  • Don't tell your dad!
  • Barely related, but I wish the English-speaking world would bring back 'tis and 'twas.

  • Professor and Mrs. Tolkien request the pleasure of your company - 1945
  • Wheelbarrows provided? That's excellent, usually you have to bring your own!

  • Heathcliff without Heathcliff 6/10/2024
  • "Garfield Minus Garfield" creates an existential nightmare. Heathcliff without Heathcliff points out the irrelevance of the title character in his own comic strip. Humor is subjective; I think it's funny, but I love anti-jokes.

  • Not upset
  • I know it's not fair, but that's how I feel about nepo-babies.

  • [News] CYGNI: All Guns Blazing launches August 6 CYGNI: All Guns Blazing launches August 6

    Twin-stick vertical scrolling shoot ’em up CYGNI: All Guns Blazing will launch both physically and digitally for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on August 6 for $29.99, publisher…

    CYGNI: All Guns Blazing launches August 6

    Aside from the release date, the article contains a new cinematic trailer. There's more info and screenshots on the game's Steam Store page.


    [News} Homebrew Games Summer Showcase 2024 - Celebrating 120 Titles Across 15 Platforms

    Alternative link.

    The article has a link to a Google sheet, so I've excerpted all the shmups here:

    Microvaders, Atari Lynx, 2024, Songbird Productions, Shooter / Shmup,

    Lufthoheit, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 2025, Shannon Birt (programming), Carsten Glaser (GFX) , Cyan & Laurent Crouzet (Audio), Shooter

    MegaReso, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 2024, Space Pants Games, Shooter,

    Frontier Force, Sega Master System, 2024, badcomputer, Shoot-em-up,

    Chouyoku Senki ESTIQUE, Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom, 2024, Cat Hui Trading, Shoot Them Up,

    Lunar Lancer, Game Boy, 2024, Jonas Fischbach, Shoot 'em up,

    True Galactic Mission, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 2024, Davila Games, Shoot 'em Up, - -

    SuperDan, Super NES/Super Famicom, 2025, Kannagi, shmup,

    Cyber Mission, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 2024, PSCD Games, Shmup,,,,