Degrees of Separation Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Degrees of Separation is a fun indie 2D platformer developed by indie studio Moondrop and published by Modus Games. It follows Ember and Rime, two characters from different worlds, but with a common goal. While it’s fun to play by yourself, the experience really opens up when you play with a friend….Read moreRead more

Riot: Civil Unrest Review

By Steven Seggerman When browsing through the Switch’s eShop I spied Riot and was instantly curious. The backstory behind the game’s development had me even more intrigued when I discovered that the developers behind Riot found themselves caught in, well, a riot! This is what inspired them to create a game about actual conflicts, showing…Read moreRead more

Video Game Review- Jack Quest: The Tale of the Sword

By Steven Seggerman These days side-scrolling, pixel art, hack and slash games are a dime a dozen. To stand out from the crowd, your game needs something genuinely unique. It needs to be beautiful; it needs heart, it needs a robust combat system and a world that, while 2D, feels like it has real depth….Read moreRead more

Video Game Review- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

By Steven Seggerman The post-apocalyptic backdrop feels a little overused by this point, but The Bearded Ladies team managed to teach an old duck new tricks. Humans have done it again, we went and messed up the world with nuclear war. Now it’s up to mutant stalkers to scavenge a living from the ruins and…Read moreRead more

First Pastrami Nation Podcast of 2019 is January 9th

By Nolan P. Smith Happy New Year! Our first Podcast of 2019 is almost here! Tune in to our Facebook page on January 9th at 6:15 p.m. for your chance to win! We always give away awesome prizes on each podcast, and we want to hear your feedback on what you think is the Best…Read moreRead more

ESA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Video Game Scholarship Program

By Staff Reports Scholarship applications for students seeking video game design degrees are now being accepted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation. The 2016-2017 scholarship program is open to women and minority students who are pursuing computer and video game-related degrees at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. “We are proud to…Read moreRead more

Finish Him! Alien Xenomorph, Leatherface, Bo Rai Cho and Tri Borg Enter the Fight in Mortal Kombat X

By Nolan P. Smith Mortal Kombat X hit its mark, becoming one of the premiere fighters on the current gen consoles. Well, at the Game Awards 2015, we got to see four more characters to enter the area- two familiar to the franchise, and two familiar to fans of horror films. Kombat Pack 2, set…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: Ultimate Star Wars Fan Giveaway, Disneyland Price Hike, Fall TV Shows and More!

It is time once again- it’s podcast time here at Pastrami Nation! This time, we talk about the Ultimate Star Wars Fan Giveaway that is all over social media (, as we spoke to Shyla, the lady behind the giveaway and documentary and have details to share with you all! Not only that, we talk…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Battle Chasers: Nightwar

By Nolan P. Smith Many know the name of Joe Madureira, also known as Joe Mad. The acclaimed artist made the X-Men look better than ever at Marvel, and went on to form the Cliffhanger imprint with other amazingly talented creators. At Cliffhanger, Joe brought the world Battle Chasers, a fantasy book steeped deep in…Read moreRead more

The Art of Fallout 4 is What Every Vault Dweller Needs- Hits Stores in Time For Christmas

By Staff Reports Dark Horse is pleased to announce its newest art-book partnership will be with Bethesda Game Studios for Fallout® 4, one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4—their most ambitious…Read moreRead more

Respawn’s Ryan Lastimosa Talks Titanfall, Digital Armor, Fitness and the Future

By Jason R. Smith and Nolan P. Smith Respawn Entertainment took the world of video games by storm when their debut title, Titanfall hit 2014 with an impact. The online multiplayer shooter let players not only fight as armed pilots, but as massive, weaponized mechs called Titans. When it was released, Titanfall took the X-Box…Read moreRead more

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Launch Trailer

By Nolan P. Smith The launch trailer for one of the most anticipated games of the year is here! The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hits stores tomorrow, May 19th, and this eerie trailer sets the mood perfectly! Now the question is: who’s picking this up? Garnering over 200 prestigious awards before launch, The Witcher 3:…Read moreRead more

Tower of Guns Review: A Randomized Hit

Review by Nolan P. Smith When I received word of Tower of Guns, the first person shooter from GRIP Digital S.R.O and Terrible Posture Games, I didn’t know what to think. I had never heard of the game, so my fear was another run of the mill first person shooter that is destined to fall…Read moreRead more

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Exceeds 1 Million Pre-Orders Worldwide!

By Staff Reports CD PROJEKT RED, creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher series of games, announce that worldwide pre-orders for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have exceeded 1 million! “We’ve crossed the 1 million pre-order milestone and it’s all thanks to you guys! We would like to thank all the gamers for their trust and…Read moreRead more

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify Present Video Games: The Movie

By Staff Reports Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify present Jeremy Snead’s VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE, the fascinating chronicle of the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry.  Executive produced by Zach Braff (Garden State, “Scrubs”) and narrated by Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), the documentary features in-depth…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: We’re Back!

Guess who’s back? Pastrami Nation is back with an all new podcast! This time, we talk about fall TV shows, video games, and more craziness from the Pastrami Nation podcast crew (Nolan, Jason, The Puppet Master (Jason) and DimSumHottie). Take a listen, and welcome back to the wacky world of Pastrami!

List of Confirmed Games at E3 2014

By: Dimsumhottie   Game Publisher Platforms Confirmed? Alien: Isolation SEGA PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Yes* Assassin’s Creed Comet Ubisoft PS3, Xbox 360 No Assassin’s Creed Unity Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes* Batman Arkham Knight Warner Bros. PS4, Xbox One, PC Yes* BattleCry Bethesda PC Yes* Battlefield 5 EA TBA No Battlefield: Hardline…Read moreRead more

Custom Gears of War Helmet Giveaway from Pastrami Nation!!!

Pastrami Nation is giving away this full size, unpainted, Fiberglassed, wearable Ben Carmine helmet from Gears of War by Pastrami Nation’s own Jason R. Smith! Just like us on Facebook and stop by and leave a comment. As soon as we get to 500 likes on Facebook it will be given away! So click,…Read moreRead more

BMI And White Bear PR To Present “Game On! Music & Sound in Video Games” Panel Discussion At WonderCon

By Staff Reports Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, along with White Bear PR, proudly return to WonderCon to present the “Game On! Music & Sound in Video Games” panel discussion. BMI Director Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere and motion-capture and voice-over actor Thomas Mikusz (Red Dead Redemption) will moderate this intriguing panel….Read moreRead more