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The One True Biff Tannen Returns For PS4/X1 Back To The Future

Biff TannenI told you about Telltale Games re-releasing its Back To The Future: The Game next month, this time bringing the adventure game featuring the voices of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown and AJ LoCascio as Marty McFly to the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, but there's a new addition to the 2010 game: the original Biff Tannen himself (and Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen), Thomas F. Wilson, has recorded dialog for all of the Tannen clan in the game.  His performance replaces the original version's Tannen actor, Kid Beyond.  Here's Back To The Future co-creator/producer/writer Bob Gale announcing the news on the Beyond The Marquee show:

I'm impressed that Telltale was able to bring Wilson onboard considering that production on the game wrapped years ago and many people thought this new release was just a standard port to new platforms.  Plus, Wilson has distanced himself from the Future franchise over the years to focus on his other performance talents, so it's fantastic to see him back as the Tannens.  You can't have a Back To The Future production without the one true Biff.  It looks like I'll be triple-dipping on this game after all.

(via Reddit)


Power Button - Episode 182: Here Come The Games!

Power ButtonWe're heading into the time of year when video game publishers unleash their holiday releases in an overwhelming glut of content.  With only so many hours in a day and so much money in our wallets, Blake Grundman and I set out to make the hard calls and discuss which of the remaining games of 2015 have our attention and, in some cases, our preorders.  How much time will Just Cause 3 consume?  Will Destiny: The Taken King take all?  Do we expect Yoshi's Woolly World to string us along?  Who will sing the praises of Rock Band 4?  Join us for an hour for answers to these questions and much more.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Take The Mega Man 6 Remix Challenge

Here's another look at a piece of the Challenge Mode from the recently released Mega Man Legacy Collection.  This is a short snippet compared to the last time I showed you how the compilation slices up parts of the classic six Nintendo Entertainment System titles into bite sized objectives.  Have a look at the Remix 1 challenge from Mega Man 6.  It's not a perfect performance, but is it enough to earn a gold medal?  Watch and find out.


The Challenges Of Mega Man

Dr. Wily logoMega Man Legacy Collection for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC offers something besides the first six original Mega Man games: a new challenge mode.  Snippets of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System titles are cut up and rearranged in thematically similar structures and require the player to complete them before time runs out.  Watch as I run through a few of these challenges.  I'm not a time attack fan, nor a speedrunner, nor a perfectionist.  I'm out for fun.  If poor Mega Man dies along the way, so be it.  Embarrassingly enough, I was actually chatting my way through these levels while I was livestreaming this video, but found out after the fact that the microphone was muted, so you'll just have to imagine all of the hilarious and insightful commentary that I had to offer.


Power Button - Episode 181: A Year Of Destiny

Power ButtonIt's been nearly a year since Bungie and Activision released its ambitious Destiny, so has the big The Taken King expansion prepares to arrive, the time seemed right to look back at the game's performance so far. Blake Grundman tags in Chris Nitz for this discussion while I tag out this week.  We've teamed with Strategy Guide Reviews for this week's show as well; the Power Button audio version has exclusive content featuring Blake and I, while the SGR version is a videocast.  Either way, there's something for everybody.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Back To The Future Coming Back For PS4, Xbox One

Back To The Future: The Game

Telltale Games has received a lot of critical acclaim for its Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead adaptations, but those powerhouse properties have blasted away attention from what I believe to be the company's finest effort: Back to the Future.  Trilogy film writer Bob Gale teamed up with the company back in 2010 to create a five episode series continuing the adventures of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and the town of Hill Valley which was released as a downloadable title for last generation consoles.  Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of the original film, Telltale is bringing the game to the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One as a budget-priced retail disc.  If you missed out on the game before, don't make the same mistake again!  For more on Back to the Future: The Game, dig into the Power Button podcast archive for Episode 36 in which we spoke with the new voice of Marty McFly, AJ LoCascio, and stay tuned for a future episode of the show focusing on the games based on the iconic films.


Power Button - Episode 180: Nothing To Fear With Batman: Arkham Knight

Power ButtonWith the last of developer Rocksteady's acclaimed Batman games released at last, it's only right that Blake Grundman and I should take an hour or so to discuss the Dark Knight's final adventure (for now).  In this episode, we take you through roughly the first half of Batman: Arkham Knight with spoilers abound up through the point in the story where Batman goes to rescue an important kidnapped hostage.  We discuss the Batmobile, Riddler's challenges, Scarecrow's fear toxin side effects, key scenes & elements, and much more.  We'll be back to crack open the second half of the game down the line.  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


What Is This? A Pinball Table For Ants?

Ant-ManZen Studios continues its fruitful partnership with Marvel with another pinball table for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 based on a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ant-Man is the latest movie to cross over to the world of pinball, bringing a set of flippers and bumpers featuring elements and set pieces from the Paul Rudd / Michael Douglas action-comedy.  See the table in action as I run through it for the first time.  I always like to go into new Zen tables blind without reading the table guide first, so I have no idea what I'm supposed to do on the Ant-Man table in this video, but I think I start to find some of the sweet spots pretty quickly.  Next time I'll try and trigger a mission or two, perhaps.


Power Button - Episode 179: Who Do You Trust?

Power ButtonWith all the pressure and buzz pushing players to preorder the latest new video games sight unseen, how does one know when it's safe to put down money on an unproven product?  Who do you trust to release a solid, fun, working game?  On this episode of the Power Button podcast, Blake Grundman and I discuss the recent bad taste left in the collective mouth of Kickstarter backers after Keiji Inafune asks for new seed money for another game before his last crowdfunded project, Mighty No. 9, is finished.  That leads into a spirited back and forth regarding which developers and publishers have earned our trust over the years.  Hubba hubba hubba!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.


Power Button - Episode 178: E3 2015 Wrap-Up

Power ButtonAnother year, another Electronic Entertainment Expo behind us.  On this episode of the Power Button podcast, we're joined again by our old friend Ross Polly to discuss the big news and events from E3 2015.  We dig into announcements about The Last Guardian, the Final Fantasy VII remake, Star Fox Zero, Microsoft Xbox 360 backward compatibility with the Xbox One, Super Mario Maker, Uncharted 4, and so much more.  All this and Pelé, too!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.