FTL: Faster Than Light
In this epsiode of The Cheerful Ghost Roundtable we discuss what we have been playing as well as Android's new Fire TV. After that we talk about the new FTL: Advanced Edition update and after the show ends we spend some time unboxing our versions of Diablo III.

Your welcome!

What We are Playing & Drinking


  • 0.24m WhiteboySlim: Diablo III, FTL: Advanced Edition & Ocarina of Time 3DS

  • 2.10m Travis: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

  • 3.35m jdodson: Emoji, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Hotline Miami & Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2



Amazon's Fire TV


  • 8.40m Amazon's new Fire TV is out. What do we think about it? Will we pick one up?

  • 14.50m Amazon's Game Studios first... [Read All]
General Discussion
Redletter Media is a unique video production company out of Wisconsin. I learned about them a few years back when the Star Wars Phantom Menace review made it's round on the Internet. The Star Wars Phantom Menace review is not only an amazing tear down review of the film but it introduced me to Harry S. Plinkett, the main character reviewing the film. Come to find out, there were a ton of Plinkett reviews that Redletter Media made before that and many have come since. Redletter Media hasn't stopped at Plinkett reviews and went on to create such awesome web shows as Half in the Bag and Best of the Worst. All of the shows they have created are are great and I seriously recommend you check... [Read All]
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Heart Forth, Alicia
"At Heart Forth, Alicia's core is an ode to the classics. Remember the electrifying gameplay of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the expansive worlds of the Zelda games, and the rich, engaging story of Xenogears? This game is crafted in the spirit of those great adventures of the '90s.

The story unfolds amidst the repercussions of centuries worth of struggle, strife, and bloodshed between cultures, races and worldviews. But above all else, it's an epic Metroidvania RPG that combines timeless 16- and 32-bit gameplay, modern mechanics, and a set of unique, intertwining stories to take you on a fantastic journey.
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Heart Forth, Alicia not only is an awesome name but it also seems very... [Read All]
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General Discussion
ghost Have you ever wanted to put some Emoji in a comment on Cheerful Ghost but couldn't? Well now, you can. Instead of rolling our own special Cheerful Ghost flavor of Emoji code we incorporate a standard dialect common on many popular websites such as Github, NodeBB, Trello, Campfire and Basecamp!

If you are curious what Emoji we support, checkout the site below and try it out in the comments on this post.

http://www.emoji-cheat-sheet.com/

godmode Enjoy!
Half-Life
This speed run is pretty incredible and even if you haven't played Half-Life before this is a pretty fast walkthrough.

"Starting back in the summer of 2010, the estimated time for this run was thought to be roughly 27 minutes. However, after almost four years of painstaking planning, theorycrafting and execution, we have arrived at our final time, smashing all of our wildest expectations."
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
"Hearthstone’s highly anticipated single player Adventure Mode has been officially announced today at PAX East! Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone Adventure!"

What, a single player campaign for Hearthstone? Wow, that sounds great... tell me more!

"The ancient necropolis Naxxramas, a base of operations for the powerful archlich Kel’Thuzad and his plague-bearing undead host, comes to Hearthstone in a single-player Adventure that anyone can undertake. Progress through each of the five unique wings of the dungeon and gain new cards for your Hearthstone collection by defeating the iconic bosses you’ll face along the way: the oversized arachnid Maexxna, the fungal horror Loatheb, and the shambling... [Read All]
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
If you were worried about the follow up to Dennation Games super-hit, Hotline Miami wouldn't be awesomely violent, this preview video should set your mind at ease. Featuring the first two levels of the game, this mini review/story recap really shows off the new rad Hotline Miami brings to bear.

I consider Hotline Miami to be a nearly perfect game in terms of tone, story, music and game length. If Hotline Miami 2 just brings more of the awesome, it should be amazing.

Hotline Miami 2 will ship on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, and Vita sometime later this year.
General Discussion
As gamers, I'm sure most of us love to hear about new game announcements. Better still when the game actually sees the light of day (but, not always, especially if you're a Superman fan). Sometimes, the waiting between reveal and release can be excruciating, but the slightest sign of hope can be enough to hold you over. At about 2:02 in the above video, Michel Ansel, the mind behind Rayman Origins, literally flashes such a sign to all Beyond Good & Evil fans.

Sometimes...sometimes, this is all we need.

Is there a game like that for you (besides Half-Life 3)? What game(s) did you wait near eternity for, and, when they finally arrived, satiated your nerd-heart? Also, is "nerd-heart"... [Read All]
Mew-Genics
Desctructoid interviewed Tommy Refenes, the other half of Team Meat, about his upcoming game Mew-Genics. Mew-Genics is a cat breeding simulator with pretty dark style. The interview covers a few aspects of the game and as the interview happens you can see some of the game play in the back. They discuss a few of things you can do with your cats after you breed them such as beauty pageants and cat fighting.

How can this game be bad?
Minecraft
Now that my son and I have our own computers, we've don't have to share one to play Minecraft. He still watches a lot of YouTube gaming videos and plays other games, like Spore. However, until recently, we never played Minecraft together. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, with some simple clicks. If a world was opened to the LAN, the other computer wouldn't detect it. There were other minor difficulties, I say they're minor now because I got around them easily enough by setting up a Minecraft server.However, setting up a Minecraft server wasn't as easy as instructions made it out as they contained an error. Luckily, I understood what I needed to do and what I was doing. Plus, I... [Read All]
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is coming to next gen consoles and Blizzard provided a pretty lengthy Q&A at PAX about what it will be. Not only will the game contain the base Diablo III experience but also all of the Reaper of Souls content as well as some console exclusive features. Some of these features make a ton of sense for consoles but would also be kind of neat to see ported back to PC. One feature in particular is auto-leveling your friends to scale with you and the game you are currently playing.

The current Diablo III loot 2.0 first started on the console version and was such a hit it was ported back to PC, so hopefully some of this comes back.
Chroma Squad
"In Chroma Squad you will manage an indie Sentai television studio, casting actors, purchasing equipment, crafting weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and glue to create your own Sentai TV show. Once the cameras are rolling, you will control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic, turn-based battles."

Behold Studios, the creators of Knights of Pen and Paper have released an awesome new video showing off their new game, Chroma Squad. Even though the game is still in development what they are showing looks really fun. Chroma Squad blends awesome elements of turn based tactical games with some really unique TV show simulator bits.

Chroma Squad will drop this year on... [Read All]
General Discussion
I watched this game video today that is both awesome and confusing. It's a bit confusing because I have no idea what the game is because the video is entirely in what I think is Japanese. That said, the game seems to be of a little girl with antlers in a style similar to Limbo. The art and music are pretty unique and I hope this eventually makes it's way to the states.

Does anyone know anything about this game or know someone that can read the text in the trailer?
World of Warcraft
It's a common tale. Collect teeth to progress. Head over to kill the things to get the teeth...
Below
Like many I have been enjoying the trailers for Capybara Games, Below. Featuring a really moody art style as well as the music of Jim Guthrie, what's not to love? How about it only being released on XBox? Originally, it was, but it seems Capybara Games have remedied that and dropped the hint in their latest trailer.

Will Below come out on the Steam Machines too? Not entirely sure but Below will come out on "Steam on XBox One" some time this year.
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