Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

Monthly Archives: September 2013

VS Node 33: The Most Underrated Games of the Generation

“Eddie Inzauto is joined by Jason Fanelli, Dan Crabtree, Anthony LaBella, and Mike Murphy on Episode 33 of the Versus Node Podcast to sing the praises — and occasionally berate — the most underrated games released during the seventh generation of gaming history. Anything from November 22, 2005 through today and released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo Wii was fair game, from titles with weak sales numbers, to critical flops, to those games it seemed like nobody had even heard about. Listen and find out which games the GamerNode staff  felt deserved far more recognition than they received as we continue the march toward the releases of the PS4 and Xbox One.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/vs-node-33-the-most-underrated-games-of-the-generation/

Madden NFL 25 Review

“It’s incredible to sit back and realize that the Madden NFL franchise has been bringing virtual entertainment to gamers for 25 years. The quintessential football franchise, which began with 1988’s John Madden Football, made that realization an easy one by naming this year’s installment Madden NFL 25. Despite the series’ longevity, one of the constant gripes it garners from fans and detractors is that its annual release schedule has seriously hindered significant development. While that may be the case in the presentation department, this nostalgic version of Madden has provided some game-changing mechanical innovations that make it one of the most strategic editions in its history.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/madden-nfl-25-review/

Extra Life: Time to Play Some Games and Heal Some Kids

Extra Life

As of today, I’ve officially joined up with my fellow GamerNode pals to take part in Extra Life, a charity event and organization intended to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through gaming marathons. The main event is November 2nd, but I’ll be doing mine a week early on October 26th.

On that day, I’ll be playing games for 25 hours straight, from 8 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. I’ll be streaming the marathon on my Twitch channel as well to help raise support and awareness for the event. My gaming will likely have a broad range and I’ll be actively engaging with anyone in the chat and taking suggestions, so be sure to tune in and be a part of it!

My goal is to hit $350 personally on the way to GamerNode’s $1,500 goal. All of my proceeds are going to the Marie Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. To lend me a hand through a one-time or monthly donation, just follow the link below to my Extra Life page and find out how in my description.

Thanks for the support everyone! Let’s raise some money and help out some kids in need!

My Extra Life Page
My Twitch Channel

Games of the Generation: LA Noire

“Toward the end of this seventh console generation, certain games emerged that dared to question just what makes a video game a video game. Though not as extreme a case as Heavy Rain, LA Noire is without a doubt one of the most notorious examples. The game’s insistence on a more story- and character-focused experience provided gameplay that harkened back to classic adventure titles made by LucasArts and Sierra Entertainment in the ’80s and ’90s, yet remained innovative enough to become something all its own.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/games-of-the-generation-la-noire/