Weekly News Roundup: 6/28/2009
MVC2 is the best
way to be taken for a ride.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is getting a
PS3 retail box release. Maybe. GameStop has since taken down the listing
for it, but the case included a code for the game, an instruction booklet a
disc with wallpapers and stuff, a subscription to Marvel digital comics, and
2000 Capcom points. Sounds like a deal for only $5 more than the straight
download. Whether a retail box is true or not, the release is coming up soon,
so here is
Episode 1 of the Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 trailer.
Japan had been missing out on some hot Mega
action, as Mega Man 9 has only just been released in Japan. To
celebrate, those with the highest scores will
win the downloadable Rockman: Complete Works, a remake of
the first Mega Man. Right now the contest is the only way to get this,
but hopefully Capcom will release it in mass downloadable form at some point.
Capcom has made a
teaser site with the number 1560 meandering on the screen. Speculation is
that this is for a new Onimusha as the first game took place in
the year 1560.
Warner Bros. turned out to be the
only bidder for Midway. You'd thin at least a few companies would want
Cross Edge, the epic cross-company RPG that brings together
characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, Nippon Ichi, Idea Factory, and Gust
will be heading to the Xbox 360 - in Japan at least.
A new KORG DS-10, called
KORG DS-10+ will be out in Japan in September for the DSi. The + gives
four analogue and eight drum synthesizers, 12 tracks, and the ability to edit
Unsurprisingly, a survey revealed that
20% less people know about Modern Warfare 2 and that it is the sequel to
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare because the "Call of Duty" was dropped from the
title. I knew something like this would happen.
It was announced months ago that Sony's
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune would be developed into a feature film, but now
it appears that Columbia (a Sony company, natch) has the movie with Kyle Ward
to write and Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner to produce.
Since Uncharted is like a big Hollywood blockbuster, it shouldn't be too hard
to make into a decent film.
Lawrence Kasanoff is suing Midway to block the sale of the company so he
can retain his rights to make movies and shows based on it. Kasanoff says the
made Mortal Kombat into what it is today. What complete b.s. Mortal
Kombat would be better off today is the crappy movies were never made,
especially the second one which is easily one of the worst movies ever. Clearly Kasanoff is having delusions of
The director's cut of Watchmen that many fans were looking forward to will
only be screened in four cities: Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City,
and Dallas. I hope you live in or near one those cities. This film really
- Shawn - 6/28/09
Weekly News Roundup: 6/21/2009
In my day we weren't able
to wait for a patch to make a game easier. Go back and play the original
NES version; it'll bring you to tears.
The PS3 version of the amazing Bionic Commando: Rearmed is getting Trophies
upcoming patch. The patch will also make the game easier for those who
complained it was too hard. Oh, boo hoo, it was supposed
to be hard, but was already a bit easier than the original, you pansies. At
least this will make it more accessible for some. Since Capcom is adding
Trophies to this, how about Trophies for Mega Man 9?
Apparently there is a Tekken 6 Twitter site. And apparently they posted a
screenshot of Penny Arcade's
Cardboard Tube Samurai in Tekken 6, in some form at least. If you look
closely at the picture, you can see Yoshimitsu's flag. So, I'm thinking that
CTS is an unlockable skin for Yoshimitsu. God, I abhor Twitter.
update for Virtua Fighter 5 Arcade will add some cool
Sega-branded costumes, like Ulala and Samba de Amigo. No word on whether this
will appear as in the West as DLC or otherwise.
1up interviewed Soren Lund, director of the Watchmen: The End is Nigh
games. If you want to know why the games turned out bad this holds your
answers. Lund states one reason is that Zack
Snyder got involved with the games and wanted more levels when the team was
supposed to be fixing the game. He also says that Warner Bros. over-priced it,
by a lot.
Macross Ace Frontier for the PSP game is getting a sequel.
Macross Ultimate Frontier will be out this Fall in Japan, but not North
America. Never, North America.
- Shawn - 6/21/09
Weekly News Roundup: 6/14/2009
Japan has proven they can
build a life-size Gundam. So how long will it be until they actually make
a fully-functional one?
Japan's life-size Gundam is completed. This is something that should be left
up all year round, not just for the couple months they have planned. The RX-78
Gundam does move, a little. It is able to move its head, has light-up
eyes, and steam shoots out from the chest. Once that
thing starts walking, though, that's the day we're all in trouble. Check out
more photos at
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
will not have English voice-overs. Because the game is so steeped in
Japanese mythology, dubbing it would have lost some of its brilliance. Don't
worry, there will be subtitles.
Director of PSN Operations, Erik Lempel, has stated that because the PSP has
been hacked so much,
we will never see Trophies on the PSP. People don't need to be giving
themselves large Trophy counts without doing all the game-work.
If you watched the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker trailer then
you saw the cardboard box with two Snakes in it. In a recent interview Kojima
The Love Box, with no additional explanation. This game is going to get
Valve has responded to the boycotters of Left 4 Dead 2 and stated that the
content is too big to just be DLC, so it's coming out as L4D2. They still have
more DLC headed for the first game.
So far, the directors that will be directing a segment for a
new Heavy Metal are James Cameron, Zack Snyder, Gore
Verbinski, David Fincher, and Mark Osborne with Jack Black (of course Jack
Black would be involved in this).
- Shawn - 6/14/09
Weekly News Roundup: 6/7/2009
has fighter jets flying by, so that's something, at least.
Although most of the newsworthy buzz and
announcements were all
this week, there were a few things that came outside of the expo.
Not long after the "too soon" announcement of Left 4 Dead
2 at E3, nearly
10,000 Left 4 Dead fans began boycotting the sequel. The boycotters
do have some valid reasons, such as splitting the Left 4 Dead community, and
not supporting the game as they continue to do with Team fortress 2.
Valve has yet to respond.
A man dressed as an Umbrella agent from Resident Evil was
arrested and detained for a short time when he was the first to arrive at
a zombie crawl. His costume was too good.
TV / Movies
If you own the Battlestar Galactica series on DVD and are
planning to get it on Blu-ray, you may want to know what extras are, and
aren't, included on the Blu-ray set. A complete list of extras is at
TV Shows on DVD while a list of differences can be found at
The Digital Bits.
- Shawn - 6/7/09