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Chris Bahn

Chris has worked in and around the gaming industry over the past 16 years, including two gaming enthusiast websites and several freelance positions with mainstream media covering trade show expos, strategy guides, and game reviews.

Big E Rallies for Fans to Support DOA5: Last Round at EVO 2015

Big E Rallies for Fans to Support DOA5: Last Round at EVO 2015

Earlier this week, the EVO 2015 tournament lineup was revealed, featuring a total of 9 games that would be hosted at the international competitive event. Although most fighting game groups were content with this year’s roster—a couple of games, including Dead or Alive 5: Last Round didn’t make the cut. This prompted veteran tournament organizer Eric Small (commonly known as ‘Big ...[Read More]

Final Fantasy Type Zero HD

Don’t Mind Them, Just Saving the World

Sometimes I get a little bummed out at how much I’ve been disconnected from the long-running Final Fantasy series. In recent years, the franchise has been branching out with more action-based themed RPG installments that for many fans, has been a welcome departure from its slower-paced predecessors. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is still several months away and Square Enix has been cranking out a ...[Read More]

World of Speed

World of Speed Reveals Why it’s the MMO Racer To Play in 2015

Slightly Mad Studios put together a new trailer today to showcase some of the exciting new racing stages in its upcoming MMO, World of Speed. The level design was based upon real sports tracks and iconic locations throughout the world including the United States, UK, Russia, Monaco, France and Germany. The featured trailer posted below offers a small glimpse at one of the new locations and a chall...[Read More]

The Crew screenshot

The Crew Keeps Running in 2015 Thanks to New DLC

Well that didn’t take long. The Crew has rolled out the first set of DLC content, offering players a wealth of amazing new “extreme” vehicles to take on the road in the action racing MMO. Now you’ll finally be able to enjoy rare whips including the SRT Viper GTS, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato and the Abarth 500. The new content packs also includes four new missions, specifica...[Read More]

Exploring Musuo And New Perspectives: Guest Editorial by Aleksandr Fritz

Exploring Musuo And New Perspectives: Guest Editorial by Aleksandr Fritz

Hey everyone, this is Aleksandr Fritz, also known as Hon Si Zi. I’m here to talk about broadening your horizons, specifically the issue of missing the forest for the trees. Now, I’m sure many of you out there have heard of Musou games, especially if you’re familiar with the popular Dynasty Warriors series. Many people have played these games before and just saw them as games wher...[Read More]

Wolfkrone Returns With (Semi)-Analysis Matchup Video Series

Wolfkrone Returns With (Semi)-Analysis Matchup Video Series

It looks like Wolfkrone, considered to be one of Street Fighter IV’s Crimson Viper competitors over the years has found a new appreciation for the game. After taking a brief hiatus, he made a silent return back into the scene. Recently, he’s found a renewed interest with Ultra Street Fighter IV and began rolling out a new match analysis series while facing off against a variety of well...[Read More]

Voice Actor Chikao Ōtsuka Passes Away

Voice Actor Chikao Ōtsuka Passes Away

Playing Sonic adventures will never be the same again as the news of Chikao Ōtsuka has passed away at the age of 85. Chikao was widely recognized as the Japanese voice actor for Doctor Eggman and retained the role as the iconic scientist since Sonic Adventure which debuted in 1998. In addition, Chikao was also the Japanese voice actor who gave life to the iconic role of Big Boss in the Metal Gear ...[Read More]

Gaze Upon These Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Screens

Gaze Upon These Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Screens

If you’ve been looking for new incentives to retain Dark Souls II addiction going strong, Namco Bandai has released a bunch of new Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, the new expansion pack that will bring some welcome gameplay improvements and of course, extend beyond the Dark Souls II canon. Some of the notable additions include a new NPC character, tighter matchmaking tools, and more...[Read More]

Is PlayStation Now Everything We Hoped for?

Is PlayStation Now Everything We Hoped for?

It looks like the performance of PlayStation Now where early adopters of the online streaming service has left a bit more to be desired according to a few early adopters. Although the initial reports has left us skeptical, we thought it would be best to evaluate the service first-hand. In the latest episode of Let’s Talk, PTB correspondent Chauncy Talon gives a full rundown based on his expe...[Read More]

DOA5: Last Round Unveils A New Challenger

DOA5: Last Round Unveils A New Challenger

Team Ninja’s final installment in the Dead or Alive 5 series has generated a lot of buzz as we draw closer to its debut next month. In addition to getting an updated visual facelift, a plethora of assorted costumes, additional customization features, direct access to its the Core Fighters PSP-created content, the company unveiled a new addition to the character roster. If you’re fond o...[Read More]

Excellent Adventures

What If Excellent Adventures Was An Animated Series?

Every now and then, someone comes along and really adds a remarkable new twist on the antics within the fighting game community. Check out this awesome animated clip called “Gamblin’ Reads” featuring Gootecks, Mike Ross and recurring guest star, Maximilian based upon the popular “Excellent Adventures” series. The segment was derived from a recent episode where Mike ma...[Read More]

AC: Unity DLC ‘Dead Kings’ Drops Next Week (And Won’t Cost You Dime)

AC: Unity DLC ‘Dead Kings’ Drops Next Week (And Won’t Cost You Dime)

By now it shouldn’t come as a surprised that the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise would lead to a new form of DLC. And while most expansion packs typically come with a price, Ubisoft is actually releasing its upcoming add-on pack on the house. Gratis. Free. Say what? Dead Kings picks up after the events where Arno embarks on a dangerous journey to explore the darkes...[Read More]