Weekly News Roundup: 6/27/2010
awesomeness of Pac-Man.
The creator of Pac-Man, Toru Iwatani, revealed his
original concept drawings of Pac-Man to German site
Control. The historical documents are in remarkably great condition for
being 30-years-old and kept in a binder.
The PlayStation Network in Japan will be getting a
free-to-play game called Bakumatsu Revolution. The free core game will
last around 10 hours, but special items and additional quests can be
purchased. No word on whether this is heading to the U.S. PSN.
Of all the Transformers Generation 1 combiners, who would've thought we'd see
the Seacons get re-released? The
Seacon set was revealed at BotCon and will be an exclusive somewhere very
Tformers.com also has photos from BotCon 2010 of the
SDCC exclusive blaster set, and tons of
The Make-A-Wish foundation installed a
Millennium Falcon fort for 5-year-old Christen Bentley. That is seriously
- Shawn - 6/27/10
Weekly News Roundup: 6/20/2010
Metal Gear Solid:
Rising had better have a Trophy/Achievement for slicing up a hundred
E3 2010 happened this week. Here are some more of the trailers.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising,
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit,
Children of Eden,
Kirby's Epic Yarn,
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow,
The Sly Collection,
Metroid: Other M,
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.
E3 saw two particularly amazing speeches during the press conferences. First
is the awesome speech by
Kevin Butler at the Sony conference. The other, from
the Konami conference, is amazing in that it's so painfully awkward.
Gran Turismo 5 is finally coming out on November 5th. The
Collector's Edition will include a 1:43 scale 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V
model, a 300-page book, a keychain, and 5 DLC cars.
GoldenEye is returning on the Wii. Except it has Daniel
Craig as Bond instead of Pierce Brosnan. And the plot is different. But is
uses the same levels. So it's GoldenEye, but it's not GoldenEye.
Masterpiece Grimlock will be on Toy 'R Us shelves on July 1st. That's way
sooner than I thought we'd see it.
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 6/20/10
Weekly News Roundup: 6/13/2010
In the new Mortal
Kombat, Kung Lao has a fatality for your balls.
What are all these E3 trailers doing on the internet before E3?
What happened to saving things for the show itself? Anyway, there are trailers for
Dead Space 2,
Fallout: New Vegas,
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II,
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3,
Mortal Kombat 9,
Gran Turismo 5, and
Battlestar Galactica Online.
Did you see the PS4 videos? If not, here's the
PS4 viral video and the
PS4 commercial. Turns out they were made by Han West, a guy working on his
Master of Fine Arts and these
videos were projects for a class. These are exactly the kind of things
Sony would do, so give that man an A. And a job.
Those leaked screenshots were right: the next MotorStorm is
MotorStorm: Apocalypse. I guess when the apocalypse hits we'll at least
still have racing.
Figures / Toys
- Shawn - 6/13/10
Weekly News Roundup: 6/6/2010
This is way too colorful
for Contra, but that's why the Contra name isn't on it.
Contra: Hard Corps is kind of getting a sequel with
Hard Corps: Uprising. It's a spiritual sequel in that
the main character is General Bahamut, an enemy in Contra: Hard Corps. It
looks way too bright and anime-looking for a real Contra, but that's probably why the
Contra name isn't actually on it. This is being developed by Arc System
Works and should be on PSN and XBLA this Winter.
Blade Kitten has been delayed, but now instead of being a PSN
exclusive, it'll appear on PSN, Xbox Live, and PC. More pink-haired kitten
chick for everyone.
first Killzone 3 trailer shows off no shooting, but a lot of
beating up Helghast. Then the dude puts on the Helghast helmet because he
likes the smell of sweaty bald men.
If these leaked screenshots are what the source says they are, then
Motorstorm 3 will be in a post-apocalyptic world. Racing after the
apocalypse? What about the gangs in leather that murder for gas?
E3 trailer for Vanquish. How can this be the E3 trailer if
E3 hasn't even started? Someone has to stop that from happening.
Figures / Toys
Tformers.com has the
first blurry photos of the War for Cybertron Soundwave toy in robot
and vehicle mode. It's a little disappointing that he's not actually a boom
box like in the GameStop commercial, but at least the future van looks better
than his Scion box car mode from Transformers Animated.
Wondering what's going on with that
Metal Gear Solid movie? David Hayter wrote a script, but after that he
guesses that deals couldn't get finalized. There is hope that it could pop
back up in the future, hopefully with Hayter involved.
- Shawn - 6/6/10