Weekly News Roundup: 2/27/2011
Yar is doing some hard
revenging against them space bugs.
A fan has made a pitch for
resurrecting the canceled Mega Man Mania, a collection of the Game
Boy Mega Man games. He wants to take it one step further and give it updated graphics
and include some new features like the ability to use all boss weapons in any
of the games. I think Capcom should start working on this immediately.
Someone was trying to sell a sealed copy of the ultra-rare NES
Stadium Events for $500,000. That's way too much and the user mixed his
capital letters in with small letters for some weird reason. I certainly
wouldn't buy anything with mixed up letters.
- Shawn - 2/27/11
Weekly News Roundup: 2/20/2011
Akai Katana Shin
is going from 4x3 to 16x9 so even more of the screen can be filled with
near-unavoidable bullet hell goodness.
Akai Katana is unsurprisingly heading to the Xbox 360 renamed
Akai Katana Shin. Along with the 4x3 arcade version, it will have redone
HD graphics, 16x9 output, and an extra stage with a new character. As per
usual Cave releases, there will be regular and limited editions, with the
first print run of both having a code for new voices. Here, have a load of
Sega has a bunch of
Genesis games heading to PSN for $4.99 each (or free with PlayStation
Plus), but why not just buy the Ultimate Genesis Collection disc to get
40+games for less money?
Movies / TV
Detroit is actually getting a
Robocop statue. Donations for the statue reach over $50,000 with $25,000
coming from Pete Hottelet, owner of the real OCP (Omni Consumer Products).
Although known more for writing, Shane Black will be directing
Iron Man 3.
- Shawn - 2/20/11
Weekly News Roundup: 2/13/2011
Figures / Toys
That's right boys and
girls, an upcoming Power Rangers figures line will have a Rita Repulsa
chase figure packed on-per-case with a show-accurate breast plate to poke
your eyes out with.
Toy Fair 2011 is currently going strong. There are tons of freshly revealed
and upcoming figures for G.I. Joe, Transformers, Halo, ThunderCats, Walking
Dead, Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Aliens, Predators, Duke Nukem,
Marvel Universe, DC Universe, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, and lots more. I
wish I could be there, but since I can't there's
Action Figure Insider, and
Tomopop to bring us photos of everything.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon game might actually be good
because High Moon Studios, responsible for the awesome War for Cybertron,
is developing it. There will be a new stealth force mode, which seems like the
toys of the same name, giving the Transformers get tons of ridiculous weapons
in their vehicle modes.
Get ready for the
Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition. It's got a Duke
Nukem bust, 100-page hardcover book, comic book, dice, papercraft, poker
chips, mini deck of card, postcards, logo sticker, and certificate of
authenticity. No steel balls, however. Here are some
new screenshots to keep your balls happy.
The Darkness II has been announced with one screenshot and the promise of
Mortal Kombat's next character trailer is
Liu Kang. Unfortunately it mentions Bo Rai Cho.
Infamous 2 will have a collector's edition called the
Hero Edition. It will include a Cole McGrath statue, sling pack,
soundtrack, mini comic book, and a super voucher for tons of DLC.
Hudson Entertainment has been closed down in the US after the parent
company was bought by Konami. Boo, business.
The limited edition of Japanese Xbox 360 game Cross Channel: In Memory
of All People comes with a
Nintendo is sending out
replacement Kirby patches to make up for the Kirby patches with upside
down eyes, including a new patch that can't be ordered form Club Nintendo.
Retro Game Challenge didn't sell that well in the US, even
though it was a fantastic game. Because of that, Retro Game Challenge 2
won't get released in the US, although it
may get a fan translation.
- Shawn - 2/13/11
Weekly News Roundup: 2/6/2011
Knight likes lollipops, love, rainbows, and promotes boobs.
The Behemoth will be releasing the new
Pink Knight for the PS3 version of Castle Crashers on
February 8th. The knight includes five new weapons, including a lollipop, and
have a love and rainbows magic attack. The Pink Knight will be $1.99 and all
the revenue goes to breast cancer research. The Xbox version will get the Pink
Knight at a later date. I'm just wondering if the Pink Knight is a dude or a
chick. Either way it promotes breasts and he/she will have to make out with
the Princesses in the game. This could get hot.
Cloud-based saving will be coming to PS3. This is a great idea if you
back-up copy-protected saves without any hassles. However, this will be
available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, so it might be time to sign-up.
Stan Fox 64 aims for the open spot in this hilarious Star Fox 64
Dead Space 2 Q&A video has a look at the Severed
add-on. I haven't watched it yet just in case there might be spoilers for the
rest of the game. Also, some girl's dog knocked over her Xbox 360 while she
was playing Dead Space 2. The game was destroyed, but she was sent her
a new copy
autographed by the dev team.
Rapunzel mini-game is just like the regular game, but with a retro look
and sound. Meanwhile, the jukebox lets you play songs from Persona, Shin
Megami Tensei Nocturne, and Digital Devil Saga.
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 on PSN has the
ridiculous DRM that requires you to be signed-in to PSN to play and
restricts sharing. I guess I won't be buying the PSN version then.
Movies / TV
Zombies Ate My Neighbors, you know, that game that came out on the SNES
and Genesis in 1993, is getting a movie. Kind of late, but just in time to hop
on the zombie bandwagon.
two new Ryu statues, one regular, one evil. both are based on his Super
Street Fighter IV look, which really isn't much different than his previous
look. Both statues have LED to illuminate his powering up pose.
- Shawn - 2/6/11