Lasombra's Article Catalog (NGN Productions)


PSU Reviews Editor, Hit Series Creator
Oct 3, 2012
Nagoya, Japan

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Welcome to the back issue catalog of NGN Productions! Here you will find all the episodes of the Lasombra Files, Skip and Max's Prime Time Gaming, K-JI and Saikou's Grand Slam Gaming, and any other series or article I have made. Sit back, enjoy the read, and don't be afraid to comment. All comments are welcome so make this a happening thread to hang out in.

SEASON 3: Tenebris Secretum
[Episode 26] Uptown Stakeout (Feat. UpMagic)
[Episode 27] Hammer Time (Feat. Mike)
[Episode 28] My Enemy's Enemy (Feat. Scoggs)
[Episode 29] Faces of the Self (Feat. KyleontheRun)
[Episode 30] Enter the Varjo (Feat. AdMartian)
[Episode 31] The Message (Feat. Fon)
[Episode 32] Duels of Fate (Feat. Fijiandoce)
[Episode 33] Who am I? (Feat. Vulgotha)
[Episode 34] Sins of the Past (Feat. Yuuichi)
[Episode 35] Past Partners (Feat. SirScud)
[Episode 36] Maniac Mansion (Feat. Gersfc)
[Episode 37] Doctor`s Orders (Feat. PS3Freak)
[Episode 38] Edited for TV (Feat. SchaffinOSX)
[Episode 39] School of Hard Knocks (Feat. Mondofish)

SEASON 2: Crisis on Multiple Channels
[Episode 1] Breaking News (Feat. Beast of Bourbon)
[Episode 2] Lethal Weapon Enforcers (Feat. Lethal_NFS)
[Episode 3] Duck, Duck, Platinum (Feat. Duck360)
[Episode 4] Johnny on the Spot (Feat. Johnny)
[Episode 5] Silence is Golden (Feat. Kuro)
[Episode 6] Chile Cook-off (Feat. Jeankarlo)
[Episode 7] From Greek with Love (Feat. Winston)
[Episode 8] Double Date (Feat. BNecker)
[Episode 9] Trail Blazing (Feat. Blazikiller)
[Episode 10] The High Life (Feat. Jenkem Addict)
[Episode 11] Ghost in the Shell (Feat. Ghost-Rhayne)
[Episode 12] Always be Nice (Feat. CuGuy)
[Episode 13] Two Files, One Folder (Feat. PaperKup)
[Episode 14] The AV Club (Feat. Ixion)
[Episode 15] Beyond the Veil (Feat. Rapture)
[Episode 16] The Finnish Flash (Feat. Spyrde)
[Episode 17] Fighting The Man (Feat. Mankind)
[Episode 18] Changing Channels (Feat. Great Daze Tazer)
[Episode 19] Toxic Work Environment (Feat. Cybertox)
[Episode 20] Brave New World (Feat. BraveHeartDC)
[Episode 21] Rating Wars (Feat. Brenden)
[Episode 22] Scandinavian Showdown (Feat. Tutankhamun)
[Episode 23] Splatter House Training (Feat. SplatterTrigger)
[Episode 24] Oration Undercover (Feat. The Amazing Atheist)
[Episode 25] Darkly, In a Mirror (Feat. Lasombra/Behind-the-Scenes Special)

SEASON 1: Where No Reporter Has Gone Before
[Episode 1] The Music Man (Feat. DaRe)
[Episode 2] Vive le France! (Feat. Djus.PS)
[Episode 3] A Long Lonely Road (Feat. Wandarer)
[Episode 4] Arctic Blast! (Feat. Icebrand)
[Episode 5] These go to 11 (Feat. EricVoltage)
[Episode 6] Red Light District (Feat. GruntingBear)
[Episode 7] Heartbreak (Feat. ChrisValentine)
[Episode 8] Socrates Johnson, Dude (Feat. Kid420247)
[Episode 9] Saturday Night Fever (Feat. Bounce)
[Episode 10] Future's Past Present (Feat. In2)
[Episode 11] Stir the Pot (Feat. Stupot)
[Episode 12] No Time for Love, Dr. Jones (Feat. Dr. Mayus)
[Episode 13] The Dog House (Feat. JayHawk)
[Episode 14] Stay Puft! (Feat. Cocoasg)
[Episode 15] Second Opinion (Feat. Dr. Doom)
[Episode 16] I Don't Sparkle, Cha! (Feat. DragonWolfVII)
[Episode 17] Four Letters: EPIK (Feat. Chaotically-Epic)
[Episode 18] The Unknown Hourglass (Feat. Patrick)
[Episode 19] The Name's Bayonetta, Just Bayonetta (Feat. John3007)
[Episode 20] Draw! (Feat. Kidson2004)
[Episode 21] Riddle Me This (Feat. Timeless Enigma)
[Episode 22] Ostentatiously Outrageous (Feat. FancyJesse)
[Episode 23] Breakfast Clubbing (Feat. KidLoser)
[Episode 24] Dead or Alive, You're Coming with Me (Feat. GyroCop)
[Episode 25] In a Mirror, Darkly (Feat. Lasombra/Behind-the-Scenes Special)

Skip and Max's Prime Time Gaming
[Episode 1] Hunter Archetypes
[Episode 2] Boosting 101
[Episode 3] Top 5 Easiest Platinums
[Episode 4] Online Trophies
[Episode 5] Top 5 Hardest Platinums
[Episode 6] Trophy Hunting Benefits
[Episode 7] Sexism in Video Games
[Episode 8] East vs. West: Japanese Trophies are better than western Trophies
[Episode 9] Can Trophies Solve the Used Sports Market Enigma?
[Episode 10] Video Game Research: The First Line of Misrepresentation and the Last Line of Truth
[Episode 11] Developers Must ***** Themselves to Survive
[Episode 12] Top 5 Gaming Song Remixes
[Episode 13] Confessions of a Trophy *****
[Episode 14] How an Always-Online Console Will Happen
[Epiosde 15] Western Reviewers Hate Japanese RPGs
[Episode 16] The Cult of Kojima
[Episode 17] Worst Company in the World
[Episode 18] Suing for Expectations
[Episode 19] Gaming Journalism on Trial part 1
[Episode 20] Gaming Journalism on Trial part 2
[Episode 21] Morality in Video Games
[Episode 22] Damsel in Distress
[Episode 23] Bros Before Hoes
[Episode 24] Review This!

May Cup 2012 Tournament Commentary
Pre-Game Show
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

2012 Marathon Tournament (June-October)
Stage 5
Stage 6
Stage 7
Stage 8
Stage 9
Stage 10
Stage 11
Stage 12
Stage 13
Stage 14
Stage 15

K-JI and Saikou`s Grand Slam Gaming
[Episode 1] Top 5: Why You Should Buy a Playstation Vita

2013 PSU Marathon Trophy Competition Commentary
Pre-Game Show
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5

Check out the reviews and other articles I've written for the site

Tokyo Game Show 2013

[Article] 2013 Tokyo Game Show: What do you want to know?
[Video] Deep Down Hands-On
[Video] DriveClub Hands-On
[Video] Killzone: Shadowfall Hands-On
[Video] Knack
[Video] Resogun
[Video] FIFA 14 Hands-On
[Video] Lightning Returns Hands-On
[Video] Phantasy Star Online 2 Hands-On
[Video] TGS Day 1 Recap

[Award] Emperor of the Show: Sony
[Award] Game of the Show: Yakuza: Ishin
[Award] Best RPG: Lightning Returns
[Award] Best Action: Ace Combat: Infinity
[Award] Best Shooter: Killzone: Shadowfall
[Award] Best Racing: Driveclub
[Award] Best Sports: FIFA 14
[Award] Best Vita: Soul Sacrifice: Delta
[Award] Best Multiplayer: Driveclub
[Award] Best Trailer: Yakuza: Ishin
[Award] Best Game we hope is Localized: Yakuza: Ishin
[Award] Best Game that will never be Localized: Powerful Pro Baseball 2013

Life in Asia
[Video] Video Game Stores in Japan (Part 1)
[Article] Japan: Take a Look Inside a Namco Arcade
[Article] Gaming in Korea part 1: PC Rooms
[Article] Here`s Why I Only Buy Used Games
[Article] Bring Custom Art PS4s to the West

[Review] Guardians of Middle-Earth
[Review] Planets Under Attack
[Review] The Cave
[Review] Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
[Review] Urban Trials Freestyle
[Review] Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
[Review] Professional Baseball Spirits 2013
[Review] Sacred Citadel
[Review] Hyperdimension Neptunia V
[Review 10] Persona 4: Arena
[Review] Tiny Token Empires
[Review] Hotline Miami
[Review] Motorbike
[Review] Time and Eternity
[Review] Dynasty Warriors 8
[Review] Dragon's Crown
[Review] Divekick
[Review] Dragon Fantasy Book II
[Review] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
[Review 20] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate
[Review] Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
[Review] Castlestorm
[Review] How to Survive
[Review] The Guided Fate Paradox
[Review] Farming Simulator
[Review] Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
[Review] Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
[Review] The Witch and the Hundred Knight
[Review] Demon Gaze
[Review 30] God of War Collection (Vita)
[Review] Mugen Souls Z
[Review] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle
[Review] Ace Combat: Infinity
[Review] Mind Zero
[Review] Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Production
[Review] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
[Review] Battle Princess of Arcadias
[Review] Atelier Rorona Plus
[Review] Disgaea 4: A Promised Revisited
[Review 40] Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed
[Review] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
[Review] Fairy Fencer F
[Review] Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star
[Review] Natural Doctrine
[Review] Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax
[Review] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1
[Review] Criminal Girls: Invite Only
[Review] Suikoden
[Review] Suikoden 2
[Review 50] Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
[Review] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
[Review] The Awakened Fate Ultimatum
[Review] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
[Review] Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters
[Review] GameLoading: Rise of the Indies
[Review] Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
[Review] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation
[Review] Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
[Review] Suikoden 3
[Review 60] Lost Dimension
[Review] Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence
[Review] Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest

[Article] The Delusion of Innovation in Gaming
[Article] G-Star 2012 Game and Trade Show video coverage
[Article] Holiday Guide: Buying for Trophy Hunters
[Article] The Gaming Edge's Downtown Showdown Tournament Coverage
[Article] PS4 vs. Xbox One: I Know Which One I'm Buying
[Article] PS4 vs. Xbox One: What Will Win Them the Next Generation
[Article] Do the E3 Press Conferences Matter Anymore?
[Article] Sony Does What Microsoft Don`t
[Article] Why is the PlayStation Plus Pay Wall a Problem?
[Article] Post E3: The Future of Gaming is Exciting
[Article] PS4 Processor, x86 vs. CELL - Did Sony Make the Right Choice
[Article] Kojima's Erotic MGS5 Controversy
[Article] The Gaming Industry Needs Kickstarter
[Interview] Zeboyd Games: Cosmic Star Heroine
[Interview] Video Game Reviews HQ

PlayStation Unchained
[Podcast] Episode 2 (Guest)
[Podcast] Episode 6 (Guest)
[Podcast] Episode 9 (Host)
[Podcast] Episode 12 (Guest)
[Podcast] Episode 14 (Host)

[Podcast] Insight into the Competitive World of Fighting Games (Host)
[Podcast] Tokyo Game Show 2013 (Host)
[Podcast] PlayStation Unchained 2013 Halloween Special (Host)

[Podcast] Episode 1: Konnichiwa, World
[Podcast] Episode 2: DBZ, Overrated Characters and RPG Rosters
[Podcast] Episode 3: Waifu Test, Lightning Returns, Memory Cards
[Podcast] Episode 4: Olympics, South Park Trophies, Patches!
[Podcast] Episode 5: Amazon Xbox, Sexism in Deep Down, Racism

[News] Shuhei Yoshida: Games are All About Having Fun, Right?
[News] Behind-the-Scene with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
[News] The Bureau: XCOM Declassifed -- Agent Ennis Cole: The Chase
[News] Yakuza: Ishin set for 2014 release in Japan
[News] Deep Down set in New York 2094
[News] Vita TV just announced
[Article] Inside the PlayStation Universe August 12th Edition
[Article] Inside the PlayStation Universe August 18th Edition

Special shout-outs
Spydre for the Skip and Max and my Staff Writer sig
TheJim for the K-JI and Saikou sig
Stupot for the Lasombra Files Season 1 sig
Itachi for the Lasombra Files Season 2 and 3 sigs
Mondofish for the Year 1 movie poster, 2013 Trophy Competition banners and Japan Editor sig

Check out fellow PSU writer Matt Fernandez aka Mondofish's articles here. He writes some good stuff so check it out.
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Jul 10, 2012
Orlando FL
Idk he sounds kinda lame. I was reading it and was thinking if I knew this guy I would kick him... Lmao

Jk congrats homie!! Great read I feel like I know the real kuro that no body knows lol
Jul 10, 2012
Orlando FL
[QUOTE="Kuro, post: 5943832]Lmao..
I keep it real homie. All work no play..:lol:[/QUOTE]

Well sir if your trophy hunting then you would be playing....unless its opposite day and I didn't get the memo


PSU Reviews Editor, Hit Series Creator
Oct 3, 2012
Nagoya, Japan
Glad everyone has been enjoying it. Just a reminder, if anyone thinks someone around the forums deserves some props and a spotlight, send me a PM with their name and I'll contact them.


PSU Reviews Editor, Hit Series Creator
Oct 3, 2012
Nagoya, Japan
Episode 7 is live as we find out the Greek's are after us.

If you would like to be interviewed in a future episode, then please message me explaining why and have a link to your trophy profile on PSNP. Spread the word!


Staff member
Aug 12, 2009
Mr Lasombra, I make the humble suggestion that you list the user name of the person you interviewed in each piece. :) It'd be nice to see at a glance who has been interviewed so far.


[Episode 1] Lethal Weapon Enforces (feat. Lethal_NFS)

And link the name back to the article. It will be more aesthetically pleasing for your index.
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PSU Reviews Editor, Hit Series Creator
Oct 3, 2012
Nagoya, Japan
Episode 8 is up, and what kind of trouble did we get into with the Greek Mafia to cause them to send a hit squad against us? Did V beat one of them in an MMA match in the past?
Likes: Kuro